• Equality for All, Unless you are Different

    February was a good month for LGBT citizens in North Carolina. Charlotte passed a non-discrimination act that allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they identified with. Sadly, for every step forward made towards progress, there is always one step back. Before the Charlotte ordinance could...
  • Professors, students must work together to make the most of office hours

    In more than two years of college, I have found that meeting with professors during their office hours has consistently brought me success in my classes. No matter what class it was, if I just took the time to meet with my professor outside of the classroom, my grades...
  • The LGBT Movement’s Uphill Battle for Equality

    Today, persecuted groups throughout the country are working to secure equal rights. The LGBT community has been one of the most prominent groups in the fight for equal rights, and there have been a number of advances for their cause over the last year. Now of course, with every...
  • Mapworks does not help transfer students

    Near the beginning of each semester, freshmen and first year transfer students are asked to complete the Mapworks survey, a questionnaire that focuses on helping these students map out their strengths and weaknesses. The purpose of the questionnaire is to help students connect to the resources based on their...
  • Show devotion to sustainability with solar car support

    In an unassuming warehouse off U.S. Route 421, a group of diligent students on Appalachian State’s very own Solar Vehicle Team work relentlessly to finish the final draft of their 2016 vehicle design report. Everyone is working hard to make the draft neat and well put together to show...
  • The importance of knowing how to learn

    Walk into the library at any time and you will likely see hundreds of students working on homework, papers and quizzes, with a quiet buzz of hushed whispers filling the air. However you look at it, the library is a hub for students to come to find isles and...
  • App State provides model for solving food waste

    When 10:30 a.m. rolls around, Roess Dining Hall changes over all the leftover breakfast foods to their lunch menu, leaving hundreds of pre-wrapped biscuits, fruits, and cereals left. Meanwhile, in Boone and Watauga County, numerous families are living in poverty. Unfortunately, poverty and food waste are major problems in...
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