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  • Help Wanted: Meet the Three Finalists for Chancellor of ACC

    Help Wanted: Meet the Three Finalists for Chancellor of ACC

    In its 50th year, ACC is already nearing the final stages of its first middle-aged major change. Announced in an email to students, staff and faculty on June 16th was an invitation to meet the three top candidates to succeed Dr. Richard Rhodes in the role of ACC’s supreme position, the Chancellor.

  • Roads, Rails and Riders: A Look into the Austin Transit Experience

    Roads, Rails and Riders: A Look into the Austin Transit Experience

    In 2019, city council unanimously passed the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, detailing a mission to bring the number of people driving alone to work down to 50%. Through interviews and new first-hand experience on public transportation, Nathan Adam Spear tries to see what Austin is doing to make this dream a reality.

  • Vision+Voice Makes a Comeback 

    Vision+Voice Makes a Comeback 

    Students share their thoughts at ACC’s revived literary festival.

Newsroom & Latest Opinions

Help Wanted: Meet the Three Finalists for Chancellor of ACC

Roads, Rails and Riders: A Look into the Austin Transit Experience

Vision+Voice Makes a Comeback 

Interview with Maxine LaQueene

More than Graphic Design: A Look into the World of Viscom

Understanding Prop A and B on the Ballot

Reflecting on Women’s History Month

The Inner Workings of My Mind: Great Questions Part 1

HB 1686: No Place for Hate

Texas Advocacy Day 2023: Voices of LGBTQ Texans

SXSW: Covering Panels on Data Art and Privacy

Does Fort Hood Have Another Tragic Harassment Case On Their Hands?

SXSW: Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase, Unwrapped

SXSW: Katharine Manning on Trauma-Informed Workplaces

Breaking Threads: Weaving the Changing State of the Austin Art Scene 

Riverbats Call On ACC’s Administration to Act On Housing

Riverbats Defeat Central Texas College in Men’s Basketball Tournament

OPINION: Upcoming Legislative Session Poses Threat for LGBTQ Texans

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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…