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‘Last Chance U’ celeb to speak

‘Last Chance U’ celeb to speak

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News, Showcase

AACC hired a new academic adviser exclusively for student athletes in October. Trey Anderson will be the new student success coordinator here after working the same position at Coppin State University. Anderson said he wants to take the athletes’ normal competitive energy and help them gear it...

Annual Empty Bowls event raises money for veterans

Annual Empty Bowls event raises money for veterans

Bethany Probst, Photo Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Front Page, News, Showcase

AACC culinary students sold bowls of soup to raise money for veterans on Nov. 1. Empty Bowls--a fundraiser which sells soup in bowls sometimes handcrafted by local artists--raised money for the college’s Military and Veteran Resource Center. The college sold each bowl to students, faculty and...

Media critic speaks on campus

Media critic speaks on campus

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

The Washington Post media critic said in October Americans’ dwindling trust in journalism stems from President Donald Trump’s lack of respect for the truth. “In an administration that has no respect for the truth, how is that administration going to have any respect for the people whose job it...

AACC Hosts County Candidate Forum

October 30, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News, Showcase

Anne Arundel Community College Campus Current and Center for the Study of Local Issues host County Executive Candidates Forum with Steve Schuh and Steuart Pittman.

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...

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