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Construction kills parking

Construction kills parking

Amber Nathan, Editor-In-Chief

October 1, 2019

AACC students said in September the parking situation was bad on campus. In an informal poll, 22 of 25 students said the parking lots were overcrowded and sometimes full by 9:30 a.m. Some said they have been late for class because they spent so much time looking for places to park. “My boyfriend,...

ESI’s Hatchery marks 10th yr

ESI’s Hatchery marks 10th yr

Christina Browning, Multimedia Editor

October 1, 2019

AACC’s Hatchery, a place where entrepreneurial students can start their businesses, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in April.   The Entrepreneurial Studies Institute’s Hatchery houses computers, color and 3D printers, and a button and magnet maker that students can use as they turn their...

Cannabis cert no-go for now

Cannabis cert no-go for now

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

September 27, 2019

AACC officials have decided not to move forward with a proposed Medical Marijuana Specialist certificate, at least for now.   Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin halted the certificate, claiming it could jeopardize federal financial aid for AACC students.  Because the government has classified...

Police report shows decline in thefts

Police report shows decline in thefts

David Stemmle, Daily Editor

September 24, 2019

Thefts dropped 33% since 2016 according to a report by campus police posted on Tuesday.  The Department of Public Safety and Police 2019 annual security report shows a steady decrease in overall crime.   However, on Arnold campus there were two more occurrences of fraud than the previous year.   ...

SGA and CAB to host spirit week

SGA and CAB to host spirit week

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

The Campus Activities Board and the Student Government Association are hosting a Spirit Week from Sept. 23-27. Each day will have a different theme with a new club collaborating. “I really like collaborating with clubs,” SGA President Mitchell Santos said. “That’s the most exciting part...

Swoop stars in new advertising campaign

Swoop stars in new advertising campaign

Mackenzie Airey, Graphics Editor

September 2, 2019

AACC rolled out a new advertising campaign in July. The “Road Hawk” campaign involves students driving cars wrapped in decals featuring the Riverhawk’s mascot, Swoop, to promote AACC. AACC contracted the Delaware start-up Carvertise for the campaign. Carvertise collaborates with companies...

College rededicates MLK memorial

College rededicates MLK memorial

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

August 28, 2019

AACC officials unveiled a redesign of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial Tuesday on West Campus. Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Deidre Dennie was among the speakers at the rededication, which came 13 years after the monument was initially erected. “I thought the ceremony went great,” Dennie...

AACC gets new ceramics chair

AACC gets new ceramics chair

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

AACC’s new ceramics chair started her job on August 16, taking the place of an award-winning professor. Rick Malmgren, who won the Christine Storck Leadership Legacy Award for his commitment to student engagement, retired in June. This left his position open for Sara Prigodich, who has been working...

Strategic communications to debut podcast

Strategic communications to debut podcast

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

August 27, 2019

The staff of AACC’s Strategic Communications department will debut a new podcast this September.   Executive Director of Strategic Communications Dan Baum will be the host of Redefine U, a new podcast debuting Sept. 4. The podcast will showcase AACC students and faculty whose stories personify th...

Scholarship opens to noncredit applicants

Scholarship opens to noncredit applicants

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

August 25, 2019

Non-credit AACC students will be eligible for the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship starting next year. Previously the program was open only to full-time credit students taking at least 12 credits per semester. “The Maryland Promise [scholarship] is being expanded from just for...

Com undergrad says ‘yes’ to top editor job

Com undergrad says ‘yes’ to top editor job

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

August 25, 2019

A second-year communications student became the new editor-in-chief of Campus Current in August. Amber Nathan joined Campus Current as a reporter in January before becoming ad manager in February. In her new role as editor, she oversees the paper and assigns and edits stories. “She’s nice,...

Student-mother sits on Board of Trustees

Student-mother sits on Board of Trustees

Alexandra Radovic, Contributor

August 25, 2019

The owner of two local businesses will take a seat on the college’s Board of Trustees this fall as its only student member. Van Mason, a 51-year-old real estate agent, has attended AACC since 2011. She launched a realty company and a home design service last year. The student trustee will vote...

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