• NEXUS Greenhouse studies how to grow plants year round sustainably

    Located just beyond the Watauga County Landfill site in Boone lies a greenhouse built to use biomass energy, which is generated from agricultural and food waste materials, to grow plants year round. The greenhouse was made through the NEXUS project, a biomass energy research team consisting of faculty and...
  • Clayton/Lee ticket takes SGA election

    After a voting session with record turnout, the Clayton/Lee ticket won the 2017-18 Student Government Association election with approximately 63 percent of the vote. “Words can’t express how it feels right now,” vice president-elect Alan Lee said. “We’ve put in so many hours of work. We’ve worked so hard,...
  • They come out at night

    For students not used to sleeping during the night, adjusting to college and dorm life can be a bumpy road. Many report fatigue and difficulty keeping up with classes. “Don’t try out a nocturnal lifestyle if you can help it,” Andrew Mullins, a freshman English major, said. “I think...
  • Appalachian State students working toward skateboard friendly campus

    Will Winstead, a sophomore graphic arts major, said transferring to Appalachian State was jarring because of its campus-wide skateboard ban. Currently, under University Police Services, the skateboard policy states “The use of skateboards, skates, roller blades, or similar devices is prohibited on property owned or controlled by Appalachian State...
  • Town of Boone accepting proposals for public Wi-Fi

    Earlier this month, the Boone Town Council submitted a request for proposal for a “Downtown Public Wi-Fi Network,” which would mean free wireless internet service for all in the Municipal Service District, or downtown business area. Globally, larger cities such as New York City, Hong Kong and Paris all...
  • Students learn to serve at MLK challenge

    A few days after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ASU’s Appalachian and the Community Together office hosted their annual MLK Challenge on Jan. 21 at Legends. The challenge asks students to commit to a day of activism to honor the legacy of Dr. King. “ is a nationwide thing...
  • Veterans Day marks grand opening of Student Veteran Resource Center

    Appalachian State’s yearly Veterans Day ceremony had a bit more to celebrate last Friday in the grand opening of the Major General Edward M. Reeder Jr. Student Veteran Resource Center on the second floor of the student union. “There are so many aspects to VA benefits that having a...
  • Watauga Habitat for Humanity seeking prospective homeowners

    Habitat for Humanity’s Watauga chapter is looking for prospective tenants. Last Tuesday the organization held a meeting in which prospective homeowners came and were briefed on what it takes to partner with Watauga County Habitat. “We’re our own affiliate under Habitat For Humanity International, so we just look at...
  • “Chalking” opinions leads to conflict on campus

    Over the past few weeks Appalachian students have taken to the sidewalks to express their political opinions through chalk, starting a debate about free speech on campus. “The actual political chalking such as ‘Trump 2016’ are not causing problems. It’s the rhetoric and chalkings that say things like ‘Privilege...
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