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Monday, November 5, 2012


Students debate campaign choices By Kyle McKenzie Staff Writer With the election just one day away, Americans around the country will be turning to the polls to choose the next president. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are the two main candidates, but Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are also on the ballot in Maryland. Students around AACC have been voicing their opinions throughout the campaign. “Obama will win this election,” said 26-year-old student Natalie Hargrove. “If Romney wins this, the country will be a lot worse off.” “If Mitt Romney doesn’t win this election, I’m moving to Canada,” said 19-year-old student Damon Mitchelson. “Obama has screwed this country up enough in four years.” Obama and Romney have gone head-to-head three times in the past month to debate policies and how they would handle the country. They have both drawn up plans on issues the country is facing, from unemployment to taxes, from immigration to education. On unemployment, both Obama and Romney plan to bring training programs together to create a single program for people to seek

out. Obama wants to create partnerships between businesses and community colleges to give people an opportunity to go directly into a career position out of community college. Obama also would put a minimum tax on businesses that outsource jobs and profits, while giving local businesses a tax cut, which would give local businesses an opportunity to hire more employees. Romney would lower taxes on foreign products and encourage businesses to outsource. “I’ve been unemployed since I started college two years ago,” said student Denise Flanery. “Whoever has a better plan to help make jobs has my vote. It doesn’t matter if they’re a Democrat or Republican.” On taxes, Romney’s plan has been studied by the Tax Policy Center, which found that if Romney’s plan were enacted, the nation’s debt would increase by $3.7 trillion over the next 10 years. His plan also promises to end a tax break for the upper class, or people making over $200,000 a year, and remain neutral in revenue. Obama’s plan promises to cut taxes for a majority of taxpayers, raise taxes for people making over $200,000 a year, and raise revenue. Romney’s tax plan includes enacting a territorial tax system,

cutting corporate taxes by 10 percent, and getting rid of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The territorial tax system would allow companies that operate out of the country to avoid paying taxes. The AMT lets taxpayers pay whichever is higher, the regular tax or the minimum tax. On immigration, Romney’s solution includes securing the borders, and creating an entryway to citizenship for those who have served in the U.S. military. Obama has halted deportation for illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who have a high school diploma or who have served in the military. Obama has awarded states more than $4.35 billion in grants in exchange for plans to improve teacher quality and student performance. His plan builds on the No Child Left Behind Act and is called Race to the Top. Romney’s plan is A Chance for Every Child, which ensures that qualified teachers are in every class. He promises that parents in lowincome families will be able to choose where their student goes to school. Tweet your thoughts to @campus_current #campuscurrentelection

Question 4 on the Maryland ballot: Establishes that individuals, including undocumented immigrants, are eligible to pay instate tuition rates at community colleges in Maryland, provided the student meets certain conditions relating to attendance and graduation from a Maryland high school, filing of income taxes, intent to apply for permanent residency, and registration with the selective service system (if required); makes such students eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at a four-year public college or university if the student has first completed 60 credit hours or graduated from a community college in Maryland; provides that students qualifying for in-state tuition rates by this method will not be counted as in-state students for purposes of counting undergraduate enrollment; and extends the time in which honorably discharged veterans may qualify for in-state tuition rates.

Opinion pg 2

Faculty pg 5

Sports pg 6

Photograph By Sharon Corbet

Oct. 23-27, AACC played host to the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Region XX Division III Regional Championships. Schools from as far away as Georgia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia along with local schools competed to earn a spot in the National Tournament in New York. Check out the sports section for more details of the tournament.

To live a dream By Kyle McKenzie Staff Writer The Dream Act allows illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition at public colleges and universities. It has very strict criteria, however. It requires the students to attend a Maryland high school for at least three years to graduate. It also requires that their parents pay taxes in Maryland for three years, and that the students attend community college for two years before transferring to a fouryear college or university. The bill will cost taxpay-

INDEX News pg 8 Health pg 9

Finance pg 10

ers about $3.5 million a year, but it is thought that the money will be made back because the immigrants will use their college degrees to get better jobs and pay more in taxes. The Dream Act was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley last spring. Opponents of the law succeeded in getting enough signatures to put it on the November ballot.

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2 Opinion Campus Current Staff Editor Ken Harriford Design Editor Kimberly Doane Video Editor Emily Kerruish Writers Kyle McKenzie Shelby Smith Dominic Salacki Jess Cantley Madison Gray Photographers Ken Harriford Dominic Salacki Sharon Corbet

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Opinion 3

Does it really help? By the Campus Current Editorial Board Question 4 on the Maryland ballot is the Dream Act, which would allow illegal immigrants to attend colleges and pay instate tuition while being registered as out-of-state students. The requirements are simply that the student attends three years of a high school in Maryland and graduate. Plus, the parents, guardian of the student, or themselves have been paying taxes in Maryland for at least three years prior to enrollment. This allows them to attend Maryland community colleges at an in-state tuition rate. The in-state tuition at AACC is $97 a credit, and the out-of-state tuition is $330 per credit. According to the John A. Cade funding formula, the states community collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expenditures would increase to $778,400 in FY 2014. By FY 2016, that dollar amount is expected to rise to $3.5 million. Granted, students still have to pay enrollment costs, and the responsible parties are paying taxes; but with the extra students attending school at a lower tuition cost expenditures are expected to rise. With community colleges already having to work on crafty ways to utilize state and county funds, while raising money of their own to do the day-to-day operations. The question now becomes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;where will the necessary funding come from?â&#x20AC;? At some point, the state, county, and the schools will have to Ă&#x20AC;QGDZD\WRNHHSVFKRROVRSHUDWLRQDO,WKDVEHHQVWDWHG public universities would be responsible for recovering lost income. State operated institutions could fall to the taxpayers. So looking at the possibilities for the Dream Act is it rational for the state to allow this to pass. In a time where people are VWLOOVWUXJJOLQJWRĂ&#x20AC;QGTXDOLW\MRERSSRUWXQLWLHVDQGFRPPXQLW\ colleges are already losing money do to lower enrollments. And these students are not getting any breaks in price; they are being forced into low wage earning positions rather than take a full course load. This is something to think about as you step into your voterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s booth tomorrow. Be sure to take a stance and vote no to Question 4. Tweet your thoughts to @campus_current #campuscurrentq4

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4 Opinion

Letter to the editor Tomorrow we student voters have an opportunity to right a wrong against another minority. Last spring the Maryland legislature EXPANDED civil marriage law by allowing gay people to get a civil marriage license. Some religious people want to delete the law via a ballot referendum. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution absolutely allows churches the right to do or not do wedding ceremonies as per their faith. Our gay/lesbian friends and family deserve, like everyone, to have dignity, fairness and equality, including the human right to the legal marriage commitment so they also gain the happiness and protections all married couples enjoy under Marylandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal marriage system. Legal marriage EXPANDS marriage, as was done in the past for Jews (1864 in Maryland), African-Americans (1867), and interracial couples (1967). Legal marriage equality for all minorities supports the institution of marriage. By the way, America has never had any legal requirement that married couples be able to procreate. Please vote FOR Question 6. Keep the law in place. Help to make America more true to its ideals â&#x20AC;&#x201D;protecting the equality, fairness and freedoms of all committed couples. Stephen Kay Severna Park

Get up, stand up Madison Gray Staff Writer School, work, gas and food â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the driving forces in college studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives. But, how often do students look past those necessities to what causes them? What can change those needs for the better or for the worse? The recent presidential debates between Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney heavily discussed issues relevant to the college student generation. But ask Anne Arundel students what they thought of the presidential debates, and most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an opinion. The few students who did watch the debates seemed to share the same reaction: disappointment and annoyance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They both seemed to be lying about everything,â&#x20AC;? said Nick Tsakanikas, a psychology major. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both

centering their views to pick up the undecided. Honestly theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re both awful. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picking the best of the worst.â&#x20AC;ŚI would vote independent if they ever had a chance to get voted into office.â&#x20AC;? The public should not have any doubt about the validity of statements from the candidates. Yet professional fact checkers are critiquing every sentence. Yes, it is important that America can critically analyze these figures, but college students are disappointed that anything but the truth was being spoken. On Facebook, I put up a status update asking what fellow students thought about the debates. One student wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only a politician can pack so much B.S. in so little time.â&#x20AC;? Quickly the â&#x20AC;&#x153;likesâ&#x20AC;? added up.


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Faculty 5 Professor Confessor

Nataf: Know before you vote By Dominic Salacki Staff Writer

With Election Day on Nov. 6, one Anne Arundel Community College professor wants to make sure that everyone, especially undecided voters, are well informed about the importance of voting as U.S. citizens. “I’m not a last minute decider,” said political science professor Dan Nataf. “I certainly have my preferences and I assess the individuals the best I can.” Nataf also said that he thinks about who and what he will vote for all the time. “One of the things I keep telling my students is, ‘Have you gotten your sample ballot yet?’ and a lot of them say, ‘No I haven’t gotten it,’” said Nataf. Nataf wants to make sure that we know that we need to study our sample ballots. “You’re not going to be able to go into that voting booth and intelligently vote,” Nataf said. He continued by saying that we need to be prepared and give the potential candidates some thought if we’re going to vote meaningfully. Nataf, who has a doctorate in political science, has been a part of AACC’s family since 1995. On the subject of motivation, Nataf said he doesn’t need any external motivation to keep teaching. “I’m motivated because I like what I do,” Nataf said. “Every day is a day of exploration.” Nataf likes teaching because he said that an institution of education allows you to keep growing and it expands your horizons constantly. “To me it’s an ideal life and I couldn’t really imagine doing anything

differently that would be any more satisfying,” said Nataf. “I look forward to every class I go to.” AACC courses you teach: The current courses I’ve been teaching lately, the last couple of years have been Intro to American Government, which is usually an online class, an International Relations class, and a State and Local Government class. Those are the three that are offered pretty much every semester. I’m also the faculty supervisor for the Maryland General Assembly Internship Program. That is also a class I teach in the spring semester. Those are four that are typical. It’s such a wonderful program.

done one after another. I like doing what I’m doing right now. People would be surprised to know that: I have written a book about

Portuguese politics. [Nataf ’s book is entitled “Democratization and Social Settlements: The Politics of Change in Contemporary Portugal” and was published August of 1995.]

Favorite President: I guess everybody’s favorite, given my generation, would’ve probably been JFK, because he seemed the most inspirational and he guided America.

Photograph By Dominic Salacki

College Attended: Undergraduate, I started off at [Cal State] Northridge. I stayed there for about two years and then I was at Berkeley for the next two years. I graduated from Berkeley and went to UCLA for graduate school. Places you’ve taught: I taught at UCLA during my last year as a graduate student there and then I taught at UMBC for a few years as well. Any other job you would want: That’s a hard question. The academic environment is always challenging, whether it’s having discussions with students in class or reading academic journals, articles, and books. This lifestyle is one that I prefer because I’m not required to focus on the everyday tasks of the moment, but I can focus on the broader picture, deeper intellectual passions and interests I have, and not be forced to constantly worry about short-term projects that have to be






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6 Sports

Staying sharp, keeping clean By Shelby Smith Staff Writer

Anne Arundel Community College athletes always look good and ready for the game with the help of the hardworking staff of Equipment Services. “We really take pride in the way the athletes look,” said Mary Moorer of AACC Equipment Services. Equipment Services, also known as “The Cage,” is known for washing all the uniforms for AACC athletes, but the staff does a lot more than that. They organize all the sports practice and game equipment so that it’s ready whenever it’s needed. They are also in charge of all the equipment for the physical education classes, like CPR mannequins and skeletons. “The busiest season would be spring with baseball and lacrosse,” said Moorer. “They are the biggest teams and both of those sports have a heavy schedule.” Each of the 11 sports at the college has at least two uniforms, and some of the teams, like men’s lacrosse and baseball, have more than 30 players on the team. During the spring season when both of those teams are playing, the laundry can pile up, but that task is no problem for the two industrial washing machines, which can wash 80 pounds of clothes at one time. “Each cycle for the different uniforms is programmed and automatic,” said Moorer. “So when we put in the codes it gives us the amount of detergent that goes into the machine.” The uniforms are made of different materials. Some of the uniforms, like baseball, take a beating and get stained easily. Since each material requires different care and water temperature, each has a separate spin cycle and detergent-to-water ratio. After each game and practice, the athletes are required to turn in their uniforms for cleaning. The school has emphasized the

seriousness of turning in the uniforms on time. All the athletes must sign an agreement saying that they will respect, care for, and return the uniforms. If athletes lose their uniforms or turn them in late, the school can charge them or declare them ineligible to play. One way the staff saves money is by designing the uniforms. Betty Hession, who has worked in equipment services for 26 years, designs every uniform so that school is getting its money’s worth and the athletes have a uniform that will last. Hession works with venders like Nike and Asics. “For years I have been doing this, working with the venders,” Hession said. “We put a lot of time into the design of the uniforms.” AACC is the only community college in the state that does the athletes’ laundry, Hession said, and the school takes pride in making the athletes look their best. “We are almost parents to these athletes,” she said. “After taking care of the athletes for the short time that they are here it hurts to see them leave.” When the laundry is done there is still plenty for the staff of “The Cage” to do. Equipment can be organized, new sports apparel can be ordered, or the fields can be prepped. Whatever the job, they are always doing something for the athletes.

Photograph By Sharon Corbet

On Sat. Oct 27, the AACC women’s cross country team won their Region meet at Hagerstown CC. They will compete at the NJCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship Nov. 10, 2012 at Delhi College Golf Course, Delhi, N.Y.

Photograph By Sharon Corbet

AACC’s Rob Engel, Ryan Pollack, Luis Gomez and Jon Adams participate in a human wall to prevent a shot on goal from Potomac State College of WVU. The men’s team eventually fell to Potomac 2-0, ending their national title hopes.

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Sports 7 Top Left: Montgomery Community College supporters braved the elements to come out and watch their Raptors take on Potomac State College of WVU in the championship match Oct. 27. Photograph By Sharon Corbet

Top Right: After a hardfought battle, Montgomery Community College prevailed with a 1-0 victory earning the 2012 Region XX Division III Men’s Soccer Championship. Photograph By Ken Harriford

Photograph By Sharon Corbet

Photograph By Sharon Corbet

Showing off the hardware, AACC’s women’s soccer team poses for a group photo. Now the women prepare for Nationals in New York in mid-November.

The Lady Pioneers take a moment after their match to show off where they stand after their tournament win over the women from Potomac State College of WVU.



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8 News

Entreprenuers Club helps students grow a new business from scratch By Jess Cantley Staff Writer

The Business Department on campus is an entrepreneur’s best chance of starting a new small business. “Sixty-five percent of all businesses close down in five years, while 85 percent of all businesses started and grown through AACC’s very own small business hatchery are successful in the economy,” says Steve Berry, instructional specialist for Anne Arundel Community College’s Entrepreneurial Studies. With over 200 participants, the diversity of ideas and skills range from rookies to experts. The Business Depart-

ment faculty has invested much of their time starting small business and working with students, helping them start their own. Makeeba Glore began baking with her grandmother at a young age and decided to come to AACC to study culinary arts. Through the business department, she now has her own business, Divine Desserts and Catering, and works with other young entrepreneurs trying to start their own small businesses. “Any concept can be built into a business endeavor,” says Glore. “I always encourage students to take advantage of the resources here at AACC and in the hatchery

(small business resource center), so don’t be shy!” AACC’s Entrepreneurial Studies Institute offers degrees and certificates in entrepreneurial studies, has scholarships for qualified students, a business resource center to support new ventures and business advising to help troubleshoot problems. Students don’t have to major in business to receive support from the business team. Their advice is for all students seeking help on starting a small business. “First, get real with your idea- make it clear and concise,” says Glore. “Second, seek guidance from someone who has already been successful in a small business

who can guide you as you develop your own. Finally, find out which classes you can take to help expand your knowledge and tailor your idea for today’s industry.” The professors in the business department will help you find your target market, provide positive reinforcement, and provide space for you to discuss your ideas with a community of entrepreneurs. Several AACC alumni have gone on from the hatchery to develop successful businesses. Heather Howe, a former culinary arts student, became an entrepreneur at AACC and started her own bakery, Fields of Heather, after winning

first place in the Business Plan Competition. The Business Plan Competition is open to both credit and noncredit students to compete for cash prizes, and a space in the Incubator for the winner. “You need to have organizations that work with entrepreneurs, because small businesses are what help grow the economy,” says Glore. The Entrepreneurs Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. in CRSC 322 during the semester. Business plans for the annual Business Plan Competition are due by 5 p.m. on March 13, 2013.

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9 Health Food Column - The Kitchen Diva

Going gluten-free

By Angela Shelf Medearis

According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, about 2 million people -- or 1 in 133 people -- in the United States have celiac disease. It is considered to be a genetic disorder, and can be diagnosed in infancy through adulthood. Both males and females can have the disease, but more women than men are diagnosed with it. Celiac Sprue is a disease in which a person does not tolerate gluten, the protein in wheat, barley, rye and, to a lesser extent, oats. Celiac Sprue is not a food allergy, but a disease that damages the small intestine and prevents absorption of nutrients. My daughter struggles with celiac disease, which makes family dinners an interesting blend of gluten-free products transformed into family favorites. The Celiac Sprue Association lists three things that happen before the onset of the disease: a genetic predisposition, a diet containing wheat, barley, rye or oats, and a trigger. The trigger could be something like overexposure to wheat, extreme stress, surgery or a viral infection. It is a complicated disease because a person can have it and not have symptoms. There have been instances where children have been diagnosed with Celiac Sprue, but then have symptoms disappear. They later found that although there were no symp-

toms, damage to the small intestine was still occurring. The damage in the small intestine is to the villi, which are thin, hairlike projections on the lining of the small intestine. They allow nutrients into the bloodstream. If the villi are damaged, malnutrition, anemia, weight loss and growth retardation can occur. Celiac disease is often underdiagnosed because it can be confused with other diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis or Crohn’s disease. Symptoms of celiac disease vary from person to person. To diagnose celiac disease, a physician will ÀUVWGRDEORRGWHVW,I certain antibodies are present, they will do a small bowel biopsy to check for damage to the villi. The only way to treat the disease is the elimination of gluten in the diet. Usually people notice a difference within a short period of time. Maintaining a glutenfree diet allows the small intestine to heal. This recipe for Swiss Chard Sushi is not only gluten-free, it’s all vegetarian and totally delicious! SWISS CHARD SUSHI You can use zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers or any other crisp veggies that have been sliced into thin strips in this recipe with delicious results. 8 large leaves Swiss chard 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt

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2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1 cup cooked fried, brown or white rice 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 medium carrots, cut into thin strips 2 green onions, roots removed, green and white parts cut into thin strips 1/3 cup Ume plum vinegar 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil Prepare Swiss Chard: Rinse Swiss chard leaves under cool running water. Fill a large bowl with ice water and 1/2 tablespoon salt and set aside. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon salt. Blanch chard leaves by submerging in the boiling water until the rib is softened and the leaves become

limp -- about 1 minute. Transfer to the prepared ice bath, drain cooled leaves and stack between sheets of paper towel until dry. Cut out the rib on each leaf and set leaves aside. Make the rolls: Stir the coconut oil and soy sauce into the cooked rice. Lay the prepared Swiss chard, vein side up and stalk end pointing toward you, on a cutting board. Sprinkle with vinegar and sesame oil. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and crushed red pepper over the carrots and green onions. Place a few pieces of the carrot and green onion and 2 heaping tablespoons of the rice at the end of the leaf. Fold the bottom edges of the leaf over the ÀOOLQJ5ROOLQWRDFLJDU shape, until it forms a tight bundle. Repeat ZLWKUHVWRIÀOOLQJDQG leaves. Keep chilled

until ready to serve. Serves 4. Make the Dipping Sauce: Mix the Ume plum vinegar and the toasted sesame oil together in a small dish. Serve alongside rolls. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Facebook and go to Hulu. com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

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Campus Current

10 Finance Financial Column - Dollars and sense

Finally, college costs can now be compared By David Uffington

This summer, the U.S. Department of Education asked colleges across the country to help potential students determine their true costs for a college education. Colleges were asked to provide each accepted student with a “shopping sheet” to make it easier to compare the costs of attending their college versus other schools. The sheets include details such as tuition and fees, housing, books, grants from the school, Pell Grants and grants from the state. Further down the page are the net costs that the student will be expected to provide, as well as the options for paying

those, such as work study, loans and family contributions. Other handy information on the page details the graduation rate of the school, and whether it’s considered low, medium or high. The loan default rate also is shown for the school, comparing it with the national rate. One of the most helpful sections of the sheet is the loan-repayment information. The section shows the average levels of borrowing for the school, as well as the expected monthly rate of repayment over 10 years. Students will know going in what their repayments are likely to be.

To see an example of the college shopping sheet, go to For students just starting the process of applying to schools, the Federal Student Aid site (studentaid. has a wealth of information on financial aid for college. Who gets aid (the criteria) and the types of aid (work study, grants and loans) are linked, with special sections on avoiding scams and aid for serving in the military or being a spouse or child of a veteran. There are links to calculators for repayment comparisons of subsidized and non-subsidized loans, and Income-Contingent

Repayment Plan (ICR) Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR) loans. Determining just how student aid is calculated can be a big help when it comes to selecting a school. Look for The EFC Formula 2012-2013 information. Dependent students who have already started the online process for financial aid (and who must include the parents’ income in the calculation) can update their information online should there be a change in the family’s financial situation. Students who were accepted at schools that didn’t provide the “shop-

ping sheet” information should ask for it. The Department of Education awards $150 billion per year in grants, loans and work-study opportunities. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail. com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Around AACC 11 Upcoming events around AACC Nov. 6 Texas Holdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em Tournament 1pm in the Dining Hall

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Jake Muirhead visits with students on Oct. 25 for a print workshop held in the Cade buildLQJ +HUHKHZRUNVZLWK*UHWFKHQ$PD]]HHQWRGHYHORSDWHPSODWHWKDWZLOOEHXVHG IRUWKHZRUNVKRS $VKHGLVFXVVHVKLVSURFHVVVWXGHQWVSRVLWLRQWKHPVHOYHVWRJHWD glimpse of the next steps in the development of a print.

Nov. 7 Poet, Nafeesa Monroe 1pm in CADE 219 Nov. 8 Global Giving Market 11am-1:30pm in CALT 100 Nov. 12 Musician, Steve Means 12pm in the Dining Hall Nov. 14 Family Feud Game Show 12pm in the Dining Hall Dodge Ball Tournament 530pm in the GYM Nov. 16 Dance Battle 8pm in the Dining Hall

Photograph By Ken Harriford Students arrive early for an event hosted by the Business Club on Oct. 18. They sat in on a presentation by Kris Kohlmann of CapitalOne Bank, who talked about being an entrepreneur and how a

Nov. 19 Piscataway Indian Dancers 12pm in the Dining Hall

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Fourth issue of the Spring 2012 semester for Campus Current. A independent, student run school newspaper at Anne Arundel Community College.

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