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Australia VS ACC

ACC women and mens intramural basketball team played against Australia, on December 10th 2014. The women’s team lost their match 45-40. The mens team came up on top to win their game 62-32.

Community College Bond Under Vote in November

January 21 2015, By , No Comments

Story by Dillon Fleharty Voters will decide in November whether Austin Community College will receive roughly $386 million to build new facilities and renovate existing ones. The Bond package is divided into two propositions: one is focused on the planning and construction of future growth, while the second is focused on funding existing growth, health…

The Road of Exploration In Texas

Story and Photo by Kimber Lee Falkinburg,Contributor  Waste deep in a cool-water pool, I waded the waters of Chinati Hot Springs nestled among the Chihuahuan Mountains just inside the Texas border. Chinati proved to be the surprise highlight of my 1,300 mile Texas adventure that began in Austin. The springs are near to Marfa, a…

Restaurant Review

Adriel Vigo, Contributor  Sawyer & Co. : 4827 E. Cesar Chavez Street For those craving a taste of Southern Louisiana, Sawyer & Co. serves traditional favorites like jambalaya, crawfish and corn bread. Less than a 15-minute drive from the Eastview and Rio Grande campuses, the restaurant is also accessible by Capital Metro buses. Although Sawyer…

A Merry Friggin Christmas

Joseph Van Vranken, Multimedia Editor   “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas” tells the story of Boyd Mitchler, played by Joel McHale, whose Christmas spirit and belief in Santa Claus were stolen at a young age by his alcoholic, ill-tempered father Mitch, played by Robin Williams. Now a father himself, Boyd slaves tirelessly to ensure that his…

Monochrome

Karen Zimmermann, Contributor  “There’s no such thing as pure black or pure white,” Thomas Hilton said, pointing to the almost-black circle in the center of a pop-art geometric piece. Hilton, the exhibition director, pointed out how there was a slight amber glare on the spot from the studio lighting above. “So pure black and pure…

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Angela Yousef, Contributor   Roxane Royalty is a counselor and associate professor at the Highland Campus and has been with ACC for five years. ACCENT: Do you have a role model? Royalty: Yes, my previous boss in San Antonio — director of services for women and non traditional students. ACCENT: What do you like most about…

Student Life

Hien Nguyen, Contributor  A delegation of six students and two staff members represented the Office of Student Life at this year’s National Association for College Activities. The conference was held in Arlington, Texas from Oct. 23 to 25. The annual conference brings student leaders together from different colleges for professional development sessions and activities to help…

Midterm Election Recap, ACC Outcome

Andrew Blanton, Contributor  Gubernatorial Race  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott defeated Democratic nominee Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, by receiving nearly 60 percent of the votes cast, making Abbott the first new governor-elect since Rick Perry took office in 2000. Davis, who soared into the national spotlight last year after leading a 13-hour filibuster against new…

Death Rights

Chloe Kwak, Contributor  When 29- year-old Brittany Maynard spoke publicly about the decision to end her life due to terminal illness, Death with Dignity Laws gained national attention. Maynard, who died Nov.1 with medical assistance, moved to Oregon because of its Death with Dignity Law. The law allows terminally ill residents access to prescription drugs…