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Ruoping Zhang, an ESL major, poses with her picture in The Ranger at Badgerama April 17, 2014.

PHOTOS: Badgerama 2014

Check out photos from Badgerama 2014. More »

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Brianna Burnett, a  visiting photographer, speaks to Amarillo College faculty and students April 3 on the Washington Street Campus.

Visiting photographer inspires students to test the waters

Brianna Burnett spoke to AC faculty and students April 3 on photography, tintypes and more. More »

‘Ocean’ mixes childhood memories, terror in slim package

After eight years between adult novels, Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane has been much anticipated by his fans. The long-awaited book is slim, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in its dark whimsy. The novel begins when the narrator, who never is More »

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Teresa Clemons, senior grants assessment director, foreground, joins regents and others who toured the Manufacturing Education Center on the East Campus March 25, 2014.

Regents discuss new dress code, visit MEC

Amarillo College regents visited the new Manufacturing Education Center on the East Campus March 25 before getting down to business at the monthly regular meeting. More »

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OPINION: Traveling expands horizons

AC Current editor Bailie Myers shares her thoughts on the recent trip she and other members of the Global Competency Course took to Germany and the Czech Republic over spring break. More »

OPINION: EVERYONE SHOULD TRAVEL

AMANDA CASTRO-CRIST | Editor
Global competency scholars and instructors ride an elevator in Prague, Czech Republic. Clockwise from left: Judy Carter, honors coordinator; Amanda Castro-Crist; Laura Cabrales; Mike Haynes, a mass communication instructor; Angie Ross, a nursing instructor; Paola Estrada; Andrea Guerrero; Bailie Myers; and Raylyn Bowers, center.
I had never been on a plane when I decided to go with the Amarillo College travel group to Munich, Prague and Berlin. Only in my dreams had I ever thought I would experience the pleasure of traveling out of the country. When I got on that plane for that first time, however, I got to scratch it off my bucket list. I believe everyone should experience traveling out of their country, no matter where they’re from. One thing is for sure: when I went to Germany and the Czech Republic,  I had no knowledge of their history or their culture. “The reasons why Americans don’t travel overseas can be mostly explained by one thing: cultural ignorance.” says Nomadic Matt in Why Americans STILL Don’t Travel Overseas. Students should start traveling now, get educated about the history of other countries and learn different languages. In the article, “17 Reasons Why Around the World Travel is Good For You,” the writer states, “Seeing the world provides a source of education absolutely impossible to get in school, teaching you things like economy, politics, history, geography and sociology.” Traveling won’t just help you get educated about other countries’ history and culture, but it also will help you learn more about yourself and what you like. According to Health Fitness Revolution, “Traveling allows the mind to expand and literally see the world in new and different ways.” I believe traveling to different countries also makes you a stronger person. You learn to be a little more independent and capable of handling things. “Stepping beyond our comfort zone is how we become strong, confident, independent, capable, and rich in spirit.” says Jordan Bates in An Impassioned Plea: Why Traveling Abroad Will Be the Best Decision of Your Life. Getting to go abroad for school has been the best thing that has happened to me so far in my young life. I got to eat things that I had never ever seen before, and I got to chat with amazing Read more [...]

Regents discuss new dress code, visit MEC

Photo by PERLA ARELLANO | The Ranger

Teresa Clemons, senior grants assessment director, foreground, joins regents and others who toured the Manufacturing Education Center on the East Campus March 25, 2014.
Amarillo College regents visited the new Manufacturing Education Center on the East Campus March 25 before getting down to business at the monthly regular meeting. Read more [...]

OPINION: Traveling expands horizons

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AC Current editor Bailie Myers shares her thoughts on the recent trip she and other members of the Global Competency Course took to Germany and the Czech Republic over spring break. Read more [...]

EDITORIAL: Travel: Put your money where your mouth is

Photo by PERLA ARELLANO | Amarillo College students saw this art on the Berlin Wall during spring break.
As a staff, we believe global travel is something to which our school administration should dedicate more money and time. Here's why. Read more [...]