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Mozart classic comes to AACC

Mozart classic comes to AACC

Jymyaka Braden, Reporter

January 31, 2017

AACC’s Opera Club is preparing to bring Mozart’s The Magic Flute–hailed as one of the greatest operas he ever composed–to the college in January. The production combines the narrative storytelling of writer Emanuel Schikaneder with Mozart’s opera. The show will feature both operatic singing...

Professor edits, plans book on environment

Professor edits, plans book on environment

Brad Dress, Associate Editor

January 31, 2017

Millennials believe it’s time to stop damaging the environment—before it’s too late, according to a new book edited by an AACC English professor. The book, “Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet,” is an anthology—a collection of writings by young...

AACC dance company performs fall recital

AACC dance company performs fall recital

Elizabeth Spearman and Photo by Zach Tennant

December 8, 2016

AACC’s Dance Company put on their fall performance, “Wild Ride” through the weekend of December 2 & 3. The show was split into two acts, and featured company routines that took place in prison and dance club-type settings. The prison routine began the first act of the show. The routine show...

Opera or rock? 2-in-1 night

Opera or rock? 2-in-1 night

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

November 30, 2016

AACC’s Opera Club hosted the History of Rock Opera production Nov. 19. to a crowd of 300 people. The show offered an in-depth look at the history of rock opera—or a rock group’s way of telling a story with multiple songs. The opera was written entirely by the conductor, Douglas Brandt Byer...

AACC fashion trending

AACC fashion trending

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2016

Students at AACC are wearing printed leggings to keep stylish this semester. Designs such as elephants and floral prints adorn these leggings, and students have found them to be the most durable pants they own. All Fashion and Makeup, a beauty website, found that skinny pants with large and colorful...

Ken Kewley speaks on creativity at AACC

Ken Kewley speaks on creativity at AACC

Gabriella Flores, Reporter

November 21, 2016

On Nov. 16, artist Ken Kewley held a talk in the CADE building on the subject of art’s influence. Throughout the talk, audience members asked about Kewley’s thoughts on the importance of free reign over creativity. He stressed the composition of all aspects in life. “The world is much more...

Theater puts on In Love and Warcraft performance at AACC

Theater puts on In Love and Warcraft performance at AACC

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2016

AACC's Performing Arts’ fall production, "In Love and Warcraft" closed on Sunday, Nov. 6. The performance follows Evie, played by Natalie Nankervis, who is a college student, video game addict and love expert, and offers her advice to help couples get back together. However, Evie avoids love herself,...

AACC’s fall faculty recital flourishes

AACC’s fall faculty recital flourishes

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2016

AACC's performing arts faculty held their annual fall music recital in the middle of October this year. Jacob Polasky, an adjunct faculty member and guitarist, opened the show. Polasky's set, Giants, consisted of original songs titled Polyphemus Frost Giant, Ozarklops, Og, and The Cheese-Orge...

Magician Kid Ace brings magic to AACC

Magician Kid Ace brings magic to AACC

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2016

AACC hosted magician Kid Ace on Oct. 19 as a part of Paranormal Week on campus. Ace, born David Boyd, began his magic act as a child. “I started off acting when I was 12,” Boyd said. “My theater teacher showed me my first magic trick. I fell in love with it. I got the magic bug.” Ace began...

Snowden movie traces life of former student

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

October 31, 2016

Former AACC student Edward Snowden is the subject of filmmaker Oliver Stone’s thrilling new drama, Snowden. Snowden, who attended AACC for several years starting in 1999, captured headlines in 2013 for being a whistleblower, a person who reveals wrongdoing by the government or another organization...

Swoopstock takes flight

Swoopstock takes flight

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2016

AACC held its first ever music festival, Swoopstock, on Oct. 7 at the west campus amphitheater. The first act of the night was Britney Valentine, a father-daughter duo featuring Britney Pieraldi, an AACC sophomore. The duo performed strictly cover songs, such as "Ain't No Sunshine," originally by Bill Wi...

Johnny Cupcakes speaks at AACC

Johnny Cupcakes speaks at AACC

Megan Ladabouche, Sports Editor

October 3, 2016

Entrepreneur Johnny Earle, a.k.a Johnny Cupcakes, visited AACC on Sept. 27 to advise students on different strategies to start and grow their own successful business. Earle told the students attending his presentation, held in the Kauffman Theater, that he believes everyone should do more of what m...

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