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Zane Saab, in dark purple, front right, earns a spot on NJCAAs Division III Second-Team All-American. Saab is a goalie for the Riverhawks mens soccer team.

Riverhawk makes NJCAA All-American

Lilly Roser, Reporter December 9, 2021

The National Junior College Athletic Association last week named a first-year AACC soccer player to its Division III Second Team All-American. Transfer studies student Zane Saab, a goalie, is the first...

A move by the state Legislature this week opens the door for AACC employees and faculty to form unions and participate in collective bargaining.

Community college employees, faculty may unionize

Dan Elson, Reporter December 9, 2021

The Maryland Legislature on Monday voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that grants community college employees the right to form unions. The law will allow AACC employees and faculty...

The college is aiming to have 50% of course sections on campus in the spring semester. Shown, students in a communications course wear masks to every class this semester.

College aims to offer 50% of classes on campus in spring

Sydney Klabnik, Reporter December 2, 2021

AACC will offer up to 50% of its course sections on campus for the spring semester. Faculty and deans are building the spring course schedule to reach that benchmark, according to Melissa Beardmore,...

AACC alum Conway Johnson, who created the student ESports Club in 2014, is the new head coach of an athletic esports team set to start competing in the spring. Shown, Johnson checks out a new esports lab in CALT where the team will practice and compete.

New lab for esports athletic team opens in CALT

Dominic Salacki, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

AACC Athletics has opened a lab in the CALT building on West Campus where players on a new esports team can practice and compete in tournaments once the squad is formed. Athletics hired AACC alumnus...

AACCs Entrepreneurial Studies Institute held its annual Big Idea competition virtually this semester and awarded $2,500 to help students start their businesses.

Student entrepreneurs take home cash prizes

D'Angelo Williams, Reporter November 29, 2021

Three student entrepreneurs won a collective $2,500 for their business ideas before Thanksgiving. AACC student Nickie Lambert won the $1,000 first-place prize in the AACC Entrepreneurial Studies Institute’s...

The Chick-fil-A in the Health and Life Sciences building has shortened its hours to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students object to Chick-fil-A’s shorter hours

Ava Moore, Reporter November 24, 2021

The Chick-fil-A on the Arnold campus cut back its hours last Tuesday because it wasn’t getting enough business but plans to be open longer in the spring, according to the restaurant’s director of operations. Rebekah...

Second-year communications student Ryan Park says a COVID-related grant helped him make his car payment and pay for gas.

College sends money to students for pandemic expenses

Lilly Roser, Reporter November 18, 2021

Every AACC student taking credit classes will have received between approximately $150 and $1,200 from the college by the end of the semester.  The college received a grant of approximately $17 million...

students walking away

College starts council to recruit, retain students

Dan Elson, Reporter November 17, 2021

Two AACC vice presidents are forming a council to explore ways the college can help students stay in school. AACC President Dawn Lindsay in October appointed Dr. Tanya Millner, vice president for learning...

The Student Government Association added 10 senators to its board this week.

SGA adds 10 student senators to board

Dominic Salacki, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2021

The Student Government Association seated 10 new student senators this week who will serve for the remainder of the academic year. SGA President Ben Nussbaumer said 10 candidates signed up for 10...

AACC students say community college should be free for all, but Congress has scrapped a proposal that might have waived tuition.

AACC students support free community college tuition

D'Angelo Williams, Reporter November 10, 2021

AACC students said community college should be tuition-free, according to a Campus Current survey last week. In an informal poll of 50 students on the Arnold campus, 33 said free college would allow...

Adjunct instructor Courtney Buiniskis is the first part-time faculty member to have a vote on The Faculty Organization, which represents professors.

Faculty group allows part-time professor to vote for 1st time

Maggie Brown, Reporter November 8, 2021

An organization that represents AACC’s faculty gave voting rights to a part-time professor for the first time ever this fall. Courtney Buiniskis, who has taught communications at AACC for five years,...

Students in an AACC survey said the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay is among their top concerns.

Housing costs, Chesapeake Bay, Covid concern AACC students–survey

Dan Elson, Reporter November 2, 2021

The cost of housing and the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay concern students more than any other issue, according to an October survey by an AACC political science professor. The spread of the coronavirus...

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