A report from the USC Race and Equity Center released on Sept. 26, graded the status of education of black students at every four-year, non-specialized, public postsecondary institution in the nation. This report rated schools based on representation equality, gender equality, completion equality and the ratio of black students to black faculty. It then averaged each
Despite Nike’s recent progressive ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, progressives should be wary of supporting the company. A recent report from the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to tracking money in politics, found that in 2018 Nike employees and its PAC donated $424,000 to the Republican party and its candidates compared
Classes were canceled on Thursday and Friday, and while this was a smart move on the university’s part, it was also an excessive one. As a preface, this claim is being made after the fact, but App State’s decision to cancel classes was overly cautious. There was not a drop of rain neither Thursday nor
By now, everyone knows that on Aug. 20 AppalCart implemented controversial changes to its routes and schedules and that not everyone in Boone is exactly happy about these changes. On social media, people have been open about their displeasure, including Twitter user @ZachariahDBrown who said: “Go back to the original routes, the new ones are
Garner Dewey, the new associate dean for the College of Fine and Applied Arts, is a great pick for the position due to his experience and dedication to App State students. Dewey, who had served as the interim associate dean for the 2017-18 academic year, officially assumed the position on July 2, according to AppalachianToday.
The Boone Fire Department responded to a call about a fire at 619 Junaluska Road at 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday. When the department arrived at the scene the house was fully enveloped. Fire Marshal Mike Teague said that the house was totally destroyed. Witnesses of the fire said that they were told by officials that
A symbol of Appalachian State University’s commitment to sustainability, the Broyhill Wind Turbine, is a testament to the ability of App State students to change the world. The 152-foot-tall turbine sits at the highest point of campus and, until recently, was the largest turbine in North Carolina, according to the Office of Sustainability. The 100
The SGA Student Senate voted against initiating a review for impeachment on SGA President Anderson Clayton, a junior journalism and political science double major, for 27 violations of the student government constitution and bylaws on April 10. Fifty-one percent of the senate voted in favor, 44 percent voted in opposition and 4 percent abstained. This
The Boone Town Council recently voted to draft language that would allow skateboards on sidewalks in Boone, and this decision, while novel, is a terrible idea. This vote occurred at the March 22 town council meeting. The ordinance would allow for the use of skateboards and inline skates on sidewalks in town, excluding King Street.
The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform displayed the Genocide Awareness Project, an anti-abortion exhibit, on Sanford Mall Wednesday. The project “juxtaposes images of aborted embryos and fetuses with images of victims of historical and contemporary genocides and other injustices,” according to the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. The display contains claims that abortion is a form of