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Police find body on campus

Police find body on campus

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017


Filed under crime-log, News, Police, Showcase

County police discovered the body of a 66 year-old woman between East and West Arnold campus on Sunday. AACC Chief of Police Sean Kapfhammer said the woman—whose identity has not yet been released to the public—appeared to have committed suicide, but the investigation is ongoing. The woman...

Suspicious driver on campus

Suspicious driver on campus

Roxanne Roxanne, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under crime-log, Police

Police reported in an email to faculty and staff this morning two separate incidents of a suspicious person approaching students on campus. The incident report sent via email said one event happened Wednesday at about 10:30 a.m. and one on Thursday at about 11 a.m. In both cases, a white "older" man...

AACC freshman exploits syllabus loophole on exam, goes viral

AACC freshman exploits syllabus loophole on exam, goes viral

Tre Mooring and Elizabeth Spearman

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

An AACC freshman exploited his syllabus to outwit his professor during an exam. Freshman Elijah Bowen's financial accounting professor said on the course syllabus students could bring a 3-by-5 card with notes for an exam. But the professor failed to specify what unit the cards should be measured in. The...

Report shows minority grad rates increasing

Report shows minority grad rates increasing

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Cheif

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News

Black students who enrolled at AACC as freshmen in 2012 were more likely to graduate or transfer to another college than those who started in 2011, according to an Oct. 1 report. The graduation rate had fallen to 40.2 percent—an all-time low—among black students who first enrolled in Fall 2011,...

Campus police officer recalls life in Vietnam

Campus police officer recalls life in Vietnam

Brad Dress, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Police

When he heard the news that the war was ending in Vietnam on April 6, 1975, Dung Do didn’t celebrate, cry tears of joy or rejoice that the soldiers were finally returning home. The first thing he did was remember a solemn promise he had made to his fiancee, who was rooted in South Vietnam with...

Student Government Association elects officers

Student Government Association elects officers

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor for Web

September 29, 2017


Filed under News

The Student Government Association’s Advisory Council re-elected last year’s vice president on Sept. 25. The council, a group of student club leaders, elected Francheska Salazar, second-year law and jurisprudence major who ran against three other people. The council elected three other cabinet...

AACC hires chief diversity officer

AACC hires chief diversity officer

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor for Web

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

AACC’s new chief diversity officer said she wants to work as much with students as with administrators to make the campus more inclusive. Dr. Deidra Dennie, the former director of equity, diversity and inclusion at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, started her job at AACC on Sept....

Posters fill Pascal with civic conversation

Posters fill Pascal with civic conversation

Brandon Hamilton, Photo Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News

Students wrote their political opinions on posters for a Pascal Gallery exhibit that ran until Sept. 14. A sign at the exhibit encouraged students to use provided markers and poster boards to write their thoughts on political and civil problems and pin them to the walls. Posters included a diverse...

College promotes civil discourse on campus

College promotes civil discourse on campus

James Haggerty, Associate Editor for Print

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

AACC is promoting free speech and understanding on campus. The administration is encouraging civil discourse—allowing students to respectfully express their opinions and differences. According to AACC President Dawn Lindsay, the goal is to create an environment where it’s safe to have differences...

Police chief ain’t afraid of no ghost

Police chief ain’t afraid of no ghost

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, front-page, News, Showcase

Imagine you are arriving at school for an evening science class in the Dragun building. You’re early, so you take your seat alone to wait for your classmates to arrive. After a few minutes, the lights in the hallway click off, awaiting some other movement to trigger them on again. As you wait,...

Pell Grants, hate speech, workforce development among topics addressed by Rep. Brown at town hall

Pell Grants, hate speech, workforce development among topics addressed by Rep. Brown at town hall

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

At a town hall held at AACC on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown pledged to continue working to protect and expand Pell Grants, which he said are "under assault." He also discussed separate bills to reduce hate speech on college campuses and to incentivize businesses to provide workforce development. Brow...

U.S. congressman visits Arnold campus

U.S. congressman visits Arnold campus

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under News

Rep. Anthony Brown visited AACC's Arnold campus today as part of a tour of the fourth district of Maryland, which he represents. County Executive Steve Schuh and a number of lower officials and legislative staff members were also present. While on campus, the congressman visited a culinary class...

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