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The Athletic Department hired a former AACC athlete in March as its associate athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach. Shown, Tori Alexander.

AACC Athletic Department adds 2nd trainer

Dan Elson, Sports Editor March 28, 2023

The Athletic Department hired a former AACC soccer, lacrosse and cross-country player in March as its associate athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach. Tori Alexander, who earned a bachelor...

Students can nominate themselves for SGA president until March 31.

Nominations open for SGA president

Micah Smith, Reporter March 27, 2023

Students can nominate themselves and others for Student Government Association president until March 31. The SGA will also take nominations for executive vice president as well as vice presidents of...

Students in one English Language Learning class use the graphic novel Puerto Rico Strong created by Marco Lopez, (shown) as their textbook and are working creating an accessible audio book version.

ELL students use comic as textbook, create accessible audiobook

Zack Buster, Editor-in-chief March 18, 2023

Students in one English Language class are using a graphic novel as their textbook. Two of instructional specialist Owen Silverman Andrews’ High Intermediate Reading and Writing students also are...

AACC repaired the largest telescope in the observatory this semester.

AACC repairs largest telescope

Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor March 16, 2023

The largest telescope in the AACC observatory is up and running again after breaking down about a year ago. The lens, which has a diameter of 14 inches, was inoperable because of a broken gearbox in the...

The Riverhawks golf team will play up to seven tournaments this season. Shown, second-year business student Connor Hackett.

Riverhawks golf to play 1st tournament on March 30

Dan Elson, Sports Editor March 15, 2023

Riverhawks golf head coach Dave O’Donnell said his goal for the season is to win the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 20 Division III championship.  The Riverhawks golf team will...

Third-year teaching for secondary education student Kimberly Betters plays Overwatch on the Riverhawks esports squad—the colleges only co-ed varsity sports team.

Esports gains female member, goes co-ed

Aidan Gunn, Assistant Sports Editor March 14, 2023

With the addition of a female student to its roster, AACC’s esports team became the college’s only co-ed varsity sports team last semester. Esports head coach Conway Johnson said the squad, whose...

AACC will hold 2 graduation ceremonies, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., at The Hall at Live!

AACC to hold 2 graduation ceremonies on May 25 at The Hall at Live!

Zack Buster and Sam Gauntt March 13, 2023

AACC will hold its annual graduation ceremony on May 25 at the Live! Hotel & Casino’s event center in Hanover. The college will split graduation into two ceremonies. Students graduating from the...

Jim Griffiths became a head coach for the college in 2001. Since then, Griffiths has won over 370 games, including regular season and playoff games.

Coach secures over 370 career wins

Dan Elson, Sports Editor March 8, 2023

Since Jim Griffiths became a head coach for AACC in 2001, he has won more than 370 games, including regular season and playoff wins.  Griffiths coaches two Riverhawks sports teams—women’s lacrosse...

Nursing students have advisers who focus on their mental health and proactively check up on them throughout the semester. Shown, AACC nursing staff pose for a group photo.

‘Intrusive’ advisers focus on nursing students’ mental health

Zack Buster, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2023

The advisers in the nursing school have become intrusive—at least that’s what they hope. Faculty members who double as advisers this semester began checking in with students about their mental health...

In late February, the Riverhawks lacrosse team retired No. 12, which belonged to midfielder Nick Barton, who died in a boating accident in June.

Riverhawks men’s lacrosse retires No. 12

Micah Smith, Reporter March 6, 2023

During the 2023 Riverhawks men’s lacrosse campaign, none of the players will wear No. 12.  AACC Athletics retired the number, which belonged to midfielder Nick Barton, who died in a June boating...

AACCs associate degree in nursing places number one in the state and Northeast region according to some ranking sites. Shown, nursing students perform simulated medical tests in class.

AACC nursing claims top spot in regional rankings

Zack Buster, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2023

AACC’s nursing program is the best in the Northeast region, according to a 2023 ranking. The associate degree program also topped all other community colleges in two additional statewide rankings...

AACC will release a new version of the MyAACC portal on March 8.

AACC releases updated online portal

Sam Gauntt and Dan Elson March 3, 2023

AACC will launch an updated MyAACC portal for students, faculty and staff starting on March 8. Users can customize their homepage on the updated portal with the MyAACC resources they use most frequently. The...

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