• ASU police report assault on female

    A female student reported to university police that she was assaulted while walking behind Wey Hall on March 22. According to university police the student was approached by an unknown male who pushed her to the ground. The student then struck her assailant and fled the area. The suspect...
  • J.J. Brown selected as new Vice Chancellor of Student Development

    Appalachian State’s current Dean of Students J.J. Brown was selected as the new vice chancellor of student development last Monday. An email from the chancellor’s office said Brown has served with distinction as associate vice chancellor for student development and dean of students at Appalachian since 2010. Brown said...
  • Students hold protest against revised travel ban

    Around 60 people marched from Sanford Mall to the Daniel Boone Inn to protest the Trump Administration’s revised travel ban last Thursday. Diana Feria Mejia, a senior communication studies major, said it’s important for students to raise their voice and communicate that this kind of action is unacceptable. Feria...
  • Community comes out for Horton Hotel groundbreaking

    Just over 60 people attended the symbolic groundbreaking for the Horton Hotel in downtown Boone last Thursday. Long-time Boone residents Fulton and Denise Lovin plan to turn the historic H.W. Horton building into a 14-room hotel with a rooftop cocktail lounge overlooking King Street. Denise Lovin said she was...
  • Candidates for Vice Chancellor of Student Development gives presentation to students, faculty

    Two candidates for the role of vice chancellor for student development visited Appalachian State last week to hold forums and presentations explaining why they would be a good fit for the job. According to the search committee’s website, the vice chancellor of student development is responsible for more than...
  • Appalachian students participate in Moral March

    Thousands marched on downtown Raleigh for the North Carolina NAACP’s 11th annual Moral March. Among them were Appalachian students and Watauga residents bussed down by the Watauga NAACP Chapter. Todd Carter, Watauga County NAACP president, said the county was well represented at the Moral March, with 40 students and...
  • International student returns to Appalachian State after travel ban stayed

    President Donald Trump’s January travel ban sparked protests across the country before it was stayed by a federal appeals court. The order suspended visas for anyone with a travel document from seven Muslim-majority countries. Ahmad Al Homsi, a junior creative writing major at Appalachian State, was stuck in the...
  • Watauga NAACP to bus Appalachian students to Moral March

    The Watauga County NAACP held a press conference to announce their participation in the Feb. 11 Moral March on Raleigh last Friday. Todd Carter, president of the Watauga County NAACP, said there will be a free bus for Appalachian students provided. “Everything that’s happening we’re fighting for their future,” Carter...
  • Free speech protest held against university’s chalking policy

    Young Americans for Liberty invited passersby to chalk on Sanford Mall as a means of protest against changes made to the university’s policy last semester. The new policy, enacted last September after pro-Trump and anti-immigrant messages were written on campus, stipulates that only registered student organizations can write in...
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