On Saturday, Watauga County citizens, Appalachian State students and the Boone community came together to march for women’s rights, Citizens United and finance reform. The event was organized by the local Watauga County Democratic Party. In a speech, organizers of the event said they were already working on organizing a march for next year. Marchers
Ever since 1999, the NouN Improvisational Comedy Troupe has been providing Appalachian State’s campus with laughter. More than 15 years later the improv group is still performing on campus and provides students within the group with a creative outlet. Jimmy Briggs, a senior creative writing major, said he first got interested in improv his freshman
Appalachian State University offers students many opportunities to get involved with nonprofit organizations within the Boone community. Students are often connected through a class for service learning or through the Appalachian and the Community Together office. One such nonprofit organization is Hospitality House. This year, students at Watauga Residential College have been collecting different items
On King Street sits a local historical site with a dramatic past. The Appalachian Theatre, originally built in 1938, burned down on Jan. 21, 1950, and was closed in 2007 due to the recession. In 2011, the theatre was purchased by the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country Inc., a local nonprofit with hopes to
There must always be a careful consideration when choosing a halloween costume for yourself. It’s natural to feel drawn to dressing as your favorite movie character or a celebrity you admire, but a conscious choice must be made in order to have a fun and safe Halloween. According to CBS News, this Halloween, a popular
BOONE — Appalachian State offers many different programs and clubs for students to participate in to find their home in the High Country. One of the programs with a deep history at Appalachian is the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or the ROTC. “The ROTC teaches many things like leadership, time and stress management, wellness, Army values
BOONE—On the morning of Sept. 27, a student discovered two antisemitic stickers on light poles behind Hoey and Lovill halls. The stickers were reported immediately to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, as well as campus police who responded to the incident. Two weeks later on Wednesday, a flyer advocating to “smash cultural Marxism”
As the weather gets colder and the leaves turn brown, the start of flu season ushers in a busy time of year for student health services. The first confirmed case of the flu occurred the week of Sept. 17; therefore, the immunization specialists at health services want to remind students to remain vigilant and safe.