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Mandatory orientation sessions coming in fall

Mandatory orientation sessions coming in fall

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

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...

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,”...

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;...

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...

King memorial will get redesign over summer

King memorial will get redesign over summer

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

The West Campus memorial where Maryland’s only statue of Martin Luther King Jr. stands will get a redesign over the summer. AACC has chosen a design by first-year landscape architecture student Kathryn Ellerbrock that features native plants and blue rocks beneath benches to mimic the reflecting...

Candidates for student president run for office

Candidates for student president run for office

Ashley Sokolowski, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

A third-year visual design student and a first-year business management student are running for Student Government Association president. AACC students will elect Jesseca Greene or Jacob Smith during voting from April 30 to May 4. The SGA president represents the student body and acts as a go-between...

Regional human services conference comes to AACC

Regional human services conference comes to AACC

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

AACC students and faculty hosted an annual three-day human services conference over the weekend. Friday through Sunday, students attended the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Human Services. Attendees engaged in workshops and discussions about the field of human services, which includes a broad range of...

Broken water main briefly closes road, Schwartz building

Broken water main briefly closes road, Schwartz building

Roxanne Ready and Daniel Salomon

April 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

A section of Ring Road was closed for about five hours today while workers repaired a broken water main. The section of road between College Drive and Main Access was off-limits to students from about 7:20 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. "It added like five minutes to my drive," Nick Moutsos, a first-year...

2 candidates run for student body president

2 candidates run for student body president

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, News, Showcase

Student representatives nominated four candidates on Monday for president of the Student Government Association in the 2018-2019 academic year, but only two plan to run.

Legislators fail to vote on 2 faculty union bills

Legislators fail to vote on 2 faculty union bills

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under News

For the fifth consecutive year, state lawmakers chose on March 20 not to vote on a pair of bills that would allow community college faculty members to form and join unions. Unions allow workers to join together in a process called collective bargaining to negotiate for better pay, benefits or working...

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