Campus Current

Truck strikes student; cops cuff panhandler

Alex Fregger, Tech Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Crime Log, News, Police

A homeless man panhandling on campus allegedly threatened to kill an AACC police officer on the first day of school in late August. AACC Police Officer First Class Don Medtart arrested 22-year-old Pierre McDowell and charged him with trespassing after the man allegedly threatened to kill the officer...

Students take course on navigating college

Students take course on navigating college

Daniel Salomon, Multimedia Producer

October 4, 2018


Filed under News

Students can learn about time management, organizational skills and campus resources through a one-credit, eight-, seven-, six- or five-week course. ACA 100—Achieving College and Career Advancement: Student Success Seminar—teaches students how to manage their course loads and everyday life. “It’s...

AACC enrollment drops

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under News

AACC will offer more eight-week classes this spring in an effort to increase enrollment. According to Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin, enrollment this fall dropped 4 percent from the same semester last year. Gavin said this is likely because Anne Arundel County has a low unemployment rate—about...

Student clubs to throw campus events in Oct.

Student clubs to throw campus events in Oct.

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Diversity, Entertainment, News

AACC student clubs are holding a number of events in October to raise awareness about domestic violence, disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community. On Oct. 3, SODA—Students Out to Destroy Assumptions—will hold its second annual Assumption Destroyers Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Quad, so...

Survey shows students intend to vote on Nov. 6

Survey shows students intend to vote on Nov. 6

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under News

Nearly 80 percent of AACC students intend to vote for governor on Nov. 6, according to two informal polls in September. Of the 32 students who answered the Campus Current polls in person and on Instagram, 25 said they will vote in the race between Democrat Ben Jealous and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan,...

Campus gets $300,000 to fight sexual violence

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under News

The U.S. Justice Department awarded AACC $300,000 this semester to hire a new manager and train staff to better address sexual violence on campus. The college was one of 57 institutions nationwide, including three in Maryland, to receive the grant. The Office on Violence Against Women grant...

College to change Accuplacer

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under News

The college will have a new version of the Accuplacer placement test next fall, and will accept the GED as a way to place students into math and English classes. According to Dean of College Transitions Deneen Dangerfield, College Board is changing the content of the classic Accuplacer test to create...

AACC Athletics plans to develop esports team

AACC Athletics plans to develop esports team

Alex Fregger, Tech Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Front Page, News, Showcase, Sports

AACC Athletics plans to make esports part of its program next fall. Esports—electronic sports—involve established teams that play video games competitively for fun, ranking or monetary rewards. Athletics Director Duane Herr said he’s hoping to introduce esports officially to the college a...

Students club to host events across campus

Students club to host events across campus

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment, News, Showcase

AACC student clubs are holding a number of events in October to raise awareness of domestic violence, disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community. On Oct.3, SODA--Students Out to Destroy Assumptions--will hold its second annual Assumption Destroyers Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Quad, so stu...

Amaranth hosts first coffee house of school

Amaranth hosts first coffee house of school

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Diversity, Entertainment, News, Photo Feature, Showcase

AACC’s literary magazine Amaranth hosted it’s first coffee house open mic session tonight in the Humanities theater. Creative writing student Mike Pierorazilo, is the club’s new editor-in-chief. For coffee house performances, he said he plans on “keeping with tradition” when it comes...

AACC Women’s Volleyball wins first game of season

Tommy Parker, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Sports

The AACC Women’s Volleyball team won their first game of the season on Monday against Allegany College of Maryland. In a best of five game match, the Riverhawks won three games to none. They won by a score of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-16. “It feels good to get it in and out of the way,” said head...

CAB hosts food truck festival

CAB hosts food truck festival

Brady Reilly, Reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, News, Showcase

The Campus Activity Board set up three food trucks in the back of parking lot A Wednesday afternoon from 11-2. The food trucks included Truck of Deliciousness, Pablo’s Tacos, LovePuddin, BricknFire Pizza and Kona Ice, who all gave free food to the first 150 students who attended the event. The limit...

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