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Crime on campus barely increased between 2021 and 2022, according to an annual safety report. Shown, campus Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer.

Police report shows low crime on campus

Zack Buckingham and Dulcie Metro September 21, 2023

Incidents of stalking and petty theft increased on the Arnold campus between 2021 and 2022, while most other crime was nonexistent, according to a report last week. “I’d like to say it’s because...

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available in December this year instead of on Oct. 1 as in prior years.

Government delays release of financial aid forms

Tomi Brunton, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2023

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available in December instead of October this year. The FAFSA Simplification Act, which Congress passed in December 2020, will significantly...

During a Constitution Day presentation, law professors explained the U.S. Supreme Court decision to put a stop to the use of affirmative action in universities admissions proceses

Law profs explain Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision

Connor Graham, Reporter September 19, 2023

AACC legal studies professors explained the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial affirmative action ruling to students in a presentation on Tuesday. Affirmative action is the idea that colleges can...

Students who change their MyAACC passwords need to set up a back-up way for the college to verify their identity with a phone number or email address.

MyAACC login prompts option for identity verification

Tomi Brunton, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2023

AACC got a new login system last Friday that prompts students to set up a method of identity verification, like a phone number or email address, when they sign on to MyAACC or Outlook. When students...

The footbridge between the east and west side of the Arnold campus will remain closed all semester.

Bridge connecting east, west campus closes for repairs

Payton Thompson, Senior Reporter August 31, 2023

AACC closed the 30-year-old footbridge that connects the west and east campuses for the fall semester for repairs. During routine maintenance earlier this summer, workers found deterioration in the...

Enrollment at AACC has risen over the past year, but not by quite as much as community colleges nationwide.

Enrollment inches up among 2-yr. colleges

Tomi Brunton, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

Enrollment at AACC grew about 4% between spring 2022 and last semester, lagging behind national community college trends. Community college enrollment rose about 8% nationally from last year, returning...

Shooting guard Jeremiah “Scoob” Stroman takes a shot last year in the final season the basketball team played as a Division III team.

Riverhawks advance to NJCAA Division II

Andrea Bridgett, Sports Editor August 28, 2023

All Division III sports teams at AACC advanced to Division II in July, making the college eligible to offer athletic scholarships. AACC was one of the only community colleges in Maryland with Division...

The Florestano building on West Campus will reopen the fourth floor, and then open the other three floors as renovations are completed.

Floor 4 of Florestano to reopen in early fall

Tomi Brunton, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

The newly renovated top floor of the Florestano building will open in September. The fourth floor of the building, located on West Campus, will contain video and audio studios. “We’ll be able to...

AACC bans marijuana on campus, despite its legalization on July 1, according to Police Lt. Joe Donato.

Smoke-free campus means no marijuana

Andrea Bridgett, Sports Editor August 28, 2023

Although Maryland legalized the recreational use of marijuana on July 1, AACC does not allow it on campus. AACC is a smoke-free campus, which means the college has banned tobacco products, including cigarettes...

Maryland legislation requires dual-enrolled home-schooled students like Avery Gunn, who started taking college classes last year, to pay 25% more tuition this fall than last spring.

Md. law raises tuition for home-school students

Tomi Brunton, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

Home-schooled and private high school students taking classes at AACC started paying 25% more tuition than last year this summer. Traditionally, all dual-enrolled high school students received a 50% tuition...

Second-year journalism student Cole Popov, who is Jewish, says he looks forward to using AACC’s new serenity spaces on campus.

AACC adds prayer spaces for religious students

Izzy Chase, Associate Editor August 28, 2023

The college adopted a policy in July for students who wish to reschedule assignment deadlines or miss class to observe religious holidays or practice their faith. School officials expanded an existing...

Nursing and emergency medical technician student Rachel Gwin, left, is a voting member of AACC’s Board of Trustees. Anne Arundel County Clerk of the Circuit Court Scott Poyer swore her in on July 17.

Nursing Student joins AACC Bd. of Trustees

Dan Elson, Sports Editor August 28, 2023

A second-year nursing and emergency medical technician student became the new student voting member of AACC’s Board of Trustees in July. Rachel Gwin, 21, replaced former student trustee Conor Curran,...

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