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College breaks ground on Health and Life Sciences Building

College breaks ground on Health and Life Sciences Building

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

On the breezy afternoon of May 14, AACC President Dawn Lindsay stepped out on a muddy field, in front of a yellow bulldozer, in her polished black pumps and grey-toned business dress with a shovel in hand and a hard hat covering her styled blonde hair. Faculty and staff of the college and member...

SGA adds new plans for next fall, graduation

SGA adds new plans for next fall, graduation

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2019

The Student Government Association created a new position for next fall and will allow students to purchase club T-shirts and wear chords for their clubs at graduation. The new position, Vice President of Outreach, Community and Engagement will be “Pretty much a liaison between all the clubs at...

Alumni return to AACC to dance in showcase

Alumni return to AACC to dance in showcase

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

May 4, 2019

  Dance instructors, professional performers and students from four-year schools all returned to AACC to dance and honor their former company on May 4. “The ‘Alumni Concert’ is phase two of our 30th anniversary celebration,” Lynda Fitzgerald, professor and dance company director told...

AACC entrepreneurs win money at annual business pitch competition

AACC entrepreneurs win money at annual business pitch competition

Lindey Gapsis, Reporter

May 3, 2019

A baking and pastry student at AACC won $15 thousand toward her bakery business in April, during the college's annual Business Pitch Competition. AACC’s $100,000 Business Pitch Competition is a yearly event held for students to pitch their business ideas to a panel of seven judges who grant money...

Ex-prisoner gets AACC degree, set to help produce film with Anonymous Content

Ex-prisoner gets AACC degree, set to help produce film with Anonymous Content

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2019

  This is the final installment in a three-part series on an AACC program to take community college classes to students in prison. In June 1996, 17-year-old Chris Wilson walked outside of his home in Washington, D.C., where two men followed him down the block. In an attempt to escape t...

Living cost among top concerns in AA county

Living cost among top concerns in AA county

April 30, 2019

The high cost of living is the top concern of Anne Arundel County residents, a survey by AACC’s Center for the Study of Local Issues found in April. Among their other concerns are drug abuse, sexual harassment, police and minority interactions, and low college graduation rates due to rising tuition...

Dean scores magazine mention for leadership

Dean scores magazine mention for leadership

April 30, 2019

“Diverse” magazine named AACC’s dean of student engagement among its “Diverse Top 35 Women in Higher Education” in its Women’s History Month issue in March. Dr. Tiffany Boykin ranked seventh on the annual list. “I still don’t exactly know who nominated me,” Boykin said. “It...

Part-time workers plan for raise in hourly pay

Part-time workers plan for raise in hourly pay

Kenzie Airey, Graphic Designer

April 30, 2019

AACC students who work part-time will earn more money starting next year because the state Legislature voted in March to raise the minimum wage—a little at a time—to $15 an hour by 2025. Maryland’s minimum wage is $10.10 an hour. The new law increases that amount incrementally to $11 an hour i...

Two suspects rob homeless individual Friday at Glen Burnie campus

Two suspects rob homeless individual Friday at Glen Burnie campus

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

April 30, 2019

Two suspects allegedly robbed a homeless man in the courtyard of the AACC Glen Burnie Town Center location at 5:45 p.m. on April 25. AACC Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer said it was GBTC’s second armed robbery in two years. According to Sergeant Jacklyn Davis, director of media relations for the...

“Romeo and Juliet”: Go for the classic story, stay for smaller characters

“Romeo and Juliet”: Go for the classic story, stay for smaller characters

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

April 13, 2019

“Romeo and Juliet” opened Friday night to an eager audience. The visual effects were enchanting as both music and video projections amplified the mood either by blanketing the young lovers in stars or bathing the stage in red during Mercutio’s murder. While the performances of AACC alumn...

AACC hosts 4th annual Hoops For Hope charity event

AACC hosts 4th annual Hoops For Hope charity event

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

April 9, 2019

The AACC community came out on Sunday to support the Hoops for Hope charity basketball event. The event was sponsored by Recovery Anne Arundel and proceeds benefited the campus collegiate recovery center (CRC), located in SUN 217 and the county’s crisis response team. “Last year we raised nearl...

MD legislature votes to increase legal age of purchasing tobacco products

MD legislature votes to increase legal age of purchasing tobacco products

Philip Van Slooten and Noah Reem, Reporters

April 8, 2019

Maryland legislature voted to increase the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 on April 3. Legislature voted in favor of the bill that if passed would increase the legal age to purchase such products like Juul, Suorin, and other e-cigarette products. However, 18-21-year-olds with a military...

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