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  • Inside ACC’s Professional Nursing Program

    Inside ACC’s Professional Nursing Program

    The Health Sciences department at ACC has a profound reputation in Austin. by Foster Milburn Graphic by Claudia Hinojos Health science students at Austin Community College are prepared for the fast-growing healthcare industry as the college offers a flexible education pathway, realistic hospital settings, and a high state pass rate.  A career as a registered … Continue reading “Inside ACC’s Professional Nursing Program”


  • Magnifying a Unique Type of Student Housing

    Magnifying a Unique Type of Student Housing

    This article is part of the Student Welfare Series.  Students report on what it’s really like living in college town co-ops, their seldom spoken-of benefits, and the role they play in community college districts.  by Ava Vano “Co-op.” What do you think of when you hear the word? Commune, party house, close-quarters, a billion roommates?  … Continue reading “Magnifying a Unique Type of Student Housing”


  • Opinion: Democrats Had The Best Midterm in Decades…Thanks to Generation Z

    Opinion: Democrats Had The Best Midterm in Decades…Thanks to Generation Z

    Nov. 8 midterm elections were predicted to be a “red wave” of Republicans taking the House and Senate. Instead, we saw more of a trickle due to a record turnout in several key states from youths under 30. Opinion by Ky Duffey The U.S. midterm elections occur every two years and are often seen as … Continue reading “Opinion: Democrats Had The Best Midterm in Decades…Thanks to Generation Z”



Newsroom & Latest Opinions

Inside ACC’s Professional Nursing Program

Magnifying a Unique Type of Student Housing

Why You Should Join the Honors Program

A Cuban Refugee Spreads the Joy of Music

Ahead of the Curve: Student Mobility in the ACC District

Activist Brandon Wolf on the Pulse Massacre and Finding a Sense of Belonging

Computer Science Club Highlight

State Representative Gina Hinojosa is interviewed via Zoom by ACCENT Editor-in-Chief Pete Ramirez.

Q & A with State Representative Gina Hinojosa

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ACC’s Radio-Television-Film Department Has Brand New Digs

Guillermo Martinez speaks to ACCENT reporter Morris Haywood via Google Meet.

Get Ahead On Your Degree Plan By Taking ACC’s Summer Classes

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How To Write A Successful Scholarship Essay

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UT Students Seek Help From ACC With Community Outreach Initiative

The late Austin artist, Daniel Johnston, smiles with one of his many cassette tapes he would distribute to people near UT.

In the Eye of the Beholder: A Museum Exhibition Review

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ACC’s Student Government Association and How You Can Get Involved

Revealing Different Layers of Pedro “Pete” Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief of ACCENT Student Media

Learn How to Go Green with ACC’s Green Team

Explore Inside Austin Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program

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Keep You and Yours Cyber Secure

Mindfulness for Beginners

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How To Register To Vote

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Looking for a Job? Let Career Services Help

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ACC Students Take Control of Their Finances with Help from Student Money Management Office

Financial Aid for Beginners

Opinion: Democrats Had The Best Midterm in Decades…Thanks to Generation Z

  • Opinion: Democrats Had The Best Midterm in Decades…Thanks to Generation Z

    Opinion: Democrats Had The Best Midterm in Decades…Thanks to Generation Z

    Nov. 8 midterm elections were predicted to be a “red wave” of Republicans taking the House and Senate. Instead, we saw more of a trickle due to a record turnout in several key states from youths under 30. Opinion by Ky Duffey The U.S. midterm elections occur every two years and are often seen as … Continue reading “Opinion: Democrats Had The Best Midterm in Decades…Thanks to Generation Z”

  • Black Voters Matter Tour Visits ACC

    Black Voters Matter Tour Visits ACC

    On February 16, 2022, organizers from Black Voters Matter visited Austin Community College’s Highland campus as part of their Campus Blackout Tour. The outreach tour across Texas aimed to educate and register young voters ahead of the recent March 2 primary election. The weeklong bus tour began in Houston, Texas on February 14 and ended … Continue reading “Black Voters Matter Tour Visits ACC”

  • ACC’s Rio Grande Campus Reopens After $49 Million Renovation

    ACC’s Rio Grande Campus Reopens After $49 Million Renovation

    Story by Jonathan Gonzales Edited by Pete Ramirez Austin Community College’s Rio Grande campus reopened for the fall 2021 semester in a limited capacity after undergoing renovations that began four years ago during the fall of 2017. The building that makes up ACC’s Rio Grande Campus has been around for more than 100 years and … Continue reading “ACC’s Rio Grande Campus Reopens After $49 Million Renovation”

  • Valentine’s Day For All

    Valentine’s Day For All

    Story by Gloria Nguyen Graphic by Kate Korepova Edited by Pete Ramirez Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Americans have been celebrating Valentine’s Day since the 19th century but the holiday became ubiquitous early in the 20th century.  Nowhere in the world is Valentine’s Day celebrated as wildly as in the U.S. Much like … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day For All”