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Student body elects new president

Student body elects new president

Ashley Sokolowski, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

Student Government Association President Jonathan O’Dea announced his replacement for the 2018-2019 academic year on Monday. Students elected Jacob Smith, a second-year business management student, by voting on the Nest—AACC’s student club management website—between April 30 and May 4. Smith...

County exec to trim college’s budget

County exec to trim college’s budget

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2018


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Anne Arundel’s county executive on May 1 submitted to the county council a budget proposal that would give AACC less money than the college requested. County Executive Steve Schuh's proposal would give AACC $2.1 million more than last year toward operating costs, but it falls short of the college’s...

Candidates debate for student government presidency

Ashley Sokolowski, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Two candidates debated their 2018-2019 student government presidential platforms on April 18. Campus Current hosted the debate, which newsroom manager Michael Garvey moderated. Campus Current’s editor-in-chief Roxanne Ready and photography editor Raquel Hamner made up a two-person questioning panel. “I...

SGA officials will get pay in fall

SGA officials will get pay in fall

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


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Student Government Association officers and senators will earn pay this fall for the first time. The SGA president and the president of the Campus Activities Board—a student club that coordinates many on-campus activities for the SGA—already receive pay. But this is the first time other student ...

Dick pics: common but unwanted, poll shows

Dick pics: common but unwanted, poll shows

Sarah Noble, Social Media Manager

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

Cheyenne Jones, a theater student and frequent Tinder user, said she was texting a man she didn’t know on the dating app when he sent her a surprising image. “He was asking what I like about theater, and as I was typing, he sent me a dick pic,” Jones said. “Then he asked, ‘What do you think?’” At...

Online forms available for reporting offenses

Daniel Salomon, Digital Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under News

Students can now report sexual harassment through a direct link on the AACC website at the bottom of the college’s home page at aacc.edu. The new link, called “Report an Incident,” leads to another page where students can report crime, student misconduct, fraud and sexual harassment. But...

Mandatory orientation sessions coming in fall

Mandatory orientation sessions coming in fall

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

May 1, 2018


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Graduating high school students will need to attend an orientation before starting classes at AACC, beginning this May. The new orientation requirement is for students who graduate from high school in 2018 and come directly to AACC in the fall, according to Danielle Brookhart, the coordinator of new...

College, former admin settle gender lawsuit

College, former admin settle gender lawsuit

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


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AACC and a former administrator in April settled a lawsuit claiming the college discriminated against him because he was a man. A U.S. District Court judge on April 11 dismissed the lawsuit because the two parties settled. The court order is final because it forbids the accuser from filing another...

15 year old graduates, prepares for university

15 year old graduates, prepares for university

Ashley Sokolowski, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

One of AACC’s youngest students—a 15-year-old transfer studies student—will graduate with the Class of 2018 on May 24. Third-year student Torrington Davis Ford started studying science at AACC when he was 12 years old. “[On] my first day … I wasn’t nervous but more like excited,”...

Engagement director retires after 34 years

Engagement director retires after 34 years

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under News

AACC’s director of student engagement is retiring after 34 years in the position. Chris Storck will retire on June 30 to “move on to the next chapter” of her life, she said. “I’ve been here a long time,” Storck said. “I want to retire when I can enjoy it.” Many students know...

Past AACC student files discrimination lawsuit

Past AACC student files discrimination lawsuit

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News, Showcase

A former student of AACC’s Physician Assistant Certificate program sued the college on March 3 for racial and disability discrimination. Keshea Tyrell claims in the lawsuit that AACC professors treated her unfairly and eventually dismissed her from the program because she is black and her professors...

Students feel safe but remain cautious

Daniel Salomon, Digital Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Crime Log

AACC students said they don’t worry that they will be sexually harassed on campus. In an informal poll of 20 students, 12 said they do not feel vulnerable to sexual harassment anywhere on the AACC Arnold campus. “I have anxiety anyway, so I’m on edge around everyone … but I’m good here;...

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