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Henna class teaches students age-old art

Artists use henna paste to create semi-permanent designs on their bodies.

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

Students in a non-credit henna class are learning how to make paste and create designs. Henna is a flowering plant. People from Africa and India use a henna-based powder to make a paste that temporarily stains the skin with intricate designs called Mehndi. They decorate themselves with these tattoo-like...

Dogs learn to fly

English Professor Jessica Rabin helps her service dog, Caleb, through his airport security training.

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

AACC Public Safety officers in October helped two faculty members with disabilities train their service dogs to go through airport security. English professor Jessica Rabin and psychology instructor Denise Portis are both raising and training their own service dogs, and because they plan to travel...

Associate professor runs for City Council seat

A voter, left, speaks with Darian-Senn-Carter, a professor in AACC's Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute who is running for a seat on the Bowie City Council.

November 1, 2019

An associate professor is running for a seat on the Bowie City Council in November. Dr. Darian Senn-Carter, with AACC’s Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute, became involved with politics in January when a councilmember resigned, leaving an open seat. The City Council appointed Senn-Carter...

Students say they plan to vote in 2020 election

In a poll of 50 students, 46  say they will vote in the 2020 presidential elections.

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

AACC students said in October they plan to vote in the 2020 presidential election. While nine students said they plan to vote for Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders, more than half who participated in the 50-person poll said they don’t know which candidate they will support. “I’m a little torn...

MD Promise funding still available

Students who missed the June 17 deadline for the Maryland Promise Scholarship can still receive aid.

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

November 1, 2019

Students who are eligible for the Maryland Promise Scholarship but missed the June 17 paperwork deadline could still receive the financial aid this semester. According to Shanna Kibler, AACC’s assistant director of financial aid, students who already qualified for the grant but did not submit...

AACC gets English degree

AACC gets English degree

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

AACC will offer a degree in English starting next fall. “We’re over the moon,” professor Steve Canaday said about the Arts and Science transfer degree with a concentration in English. “The department’s been working on … getting that approval for a couple of years. So it’s really gratifying...

Speaker helps creative entrepreneurs file taxes

Speaker Hannah Cole explains filing taxes to creative entrepreneurs and artists.

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

A speaker explained to AACC students and faculty on Wednesday how creative entrepreneurs can avoid being stereotyped by the IRS as starving artists when filing their taxes. During her talk, Cole said she felt the starving artist stereotype is untrue and gave creative entrepreneurs advice about how...

Construction kills parking

AACC students say parking is hard to find on campus, especially earlier in the day when classes are just starting.

Amber Nathan, Editor-In-Chief

October 1, 2019

AACC students said in September the parking situation was bad on campus. In an informal poll, 22 of 25 students said the parking lots were overcrowded and sometimes full by 9:30 a.m. Some said they have been late for class because they spent so much time looking for places to park. “My boyfriend,...

ESI’s Hatchery marks 10th yr

The Hatchery, a resource for students looking to start their own businesses, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Pictured: third-year psychology and entrepreneurial student Elizabethe Overton (left) and second-year business student Daniel Levy.

Christina Browning, Multimedia Editor

October 1, 2019

AACC’s Hatchery, a place where entrepreneurial students can start their businesses, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in April.   The Entrepreneurial Studies Institute’s Hatchery houses computers, color and 3D printers, and a button and magnet maker that students can use as they turn their...

Cannabis cert no-go for now

Professor Shad Ewart teaches a class on the business of medical marijuana.

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

September 27, 2019

AACC officials have decided not to move forward with a proposed Medical Marijuana Specialist certificate, at least for now.   Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin halted the certificate, claiming it could jeopardize federal financial aid for AACC students.  Because the government has classified...

Police report shows decline in thefts

Graph shows the total amount of crimes on AACC campus between 2016-2018

David Stemmle, Daily Editor

September 24, 2019

Thefts dropped 33% since 2016 according to a report by campus police posted on Tuesday.  The Department of Public Safety and Police 2019 annual security report shows a steady decrease in overall crime.   However, on Arnold campus there were two more occurrences of fraud than the previous year.   ...

SGA and CAB to host spirit week

SGA and CAB are collaborating on a Spirit Week that will be from Sept. 23-27. It was a topic at both the SGA and CAB meetings on Sept. 16. Above, from left to right, SGA's Vice President of Public Relations Bri Barone and President Mitchell Santos.

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

The Campus Activities Board and the Student Government Association are hosting a Spirit Week from Sept. 23-27. Each day will have a different theme with a new club collaborating. “I really like collaborating with clubs,” SGA President Mitchell Santos said. “That’s the most exciting part...

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