App State has reached a 16 percent rate of racial diversity on campus. This was well shown and celebrated in the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Oct. 3 in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union. The evening’s guest speaker, Saul Flores, is a first-generation American and philanthropist and discussed his 5,328-mile journey across
For most students, the world of academia lends an unbounded amount of creative possibilities yet it seems math is in an exception. Sharareh Nikbakht, a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, intends to change that for K-12 students with the concept of the Math Walk. Nikbakht spoke about this concept during “ASU Math
When the voice of the stage manager rings out “Five minutes until places,” over the intercom, it may sound distinctly like a technical difficulty. In “The Laramie Project,” however, every action functions to remind the audience that they are participating in a constructed performance. “The Laramie Project” uses “moment work,” a form of acting that
Throughout a chemistry student’s academic journey one might miss a chance to hear actual advice for the real world and how it impacts their lives in the lab, a recent seminar lent this exact opportunity. Mark Murphy, a registered patent attorney at UVLaw Patents LLC, gave a seminar Sept. 28 in Garwood Hall where he
It all started when three students joined together with three common interests: exploring the great outdoors, serving their community and a love of all things coffee. The result? The Adventure, Service, Coffee Club. Last spring, Don Cox, owner of local coffee shop Bald Guy Brew, taught a class all about coffee, including topics such as
The Biology Greenhouse, located at the State Farm parking lot, is used for lectures and labs by the Department of Biology. It is run by Greenhouse manager Gerald “Jerry” Meyer along with Annika Davidson, assistant manager and senior architecture major, and volunteers. It is difficult to walk through the greenhouse without being brushed by plants.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council held its homecoming step show on Saturday. The event occurred after the homecoming football game against the University of South Alabama and closed out the week of festivities. It was held in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Kayla Hooker, Appalachian’s NPHC vice president of programming and a member of
“Ask yourself the question: what does education mean in your life?” Christine Dave, founder of Education for Girls Empowerment, said. “Think about how you can join the story where that opportunity is given to a girl in a small village in a state that has the highest illiteracy rate in the country to get an
Appalachian State conveys its sustainability mission through wind turbines and solar panels, but in 2013, a new effort in local sustainable technology was introduced. Team Sunergy, a student-run and led campus organization, works to represent and uphold App State’s sustainability efforts through building solar vehicles and stimulating the Boone community to think globally, according to
The Human Powered Transportation Club on campus aims to change perceptions of skateboarding culture while supporting the Boone community, but there are some hurdles to cross. The Human Powered Transportation Club, or HPT, was created without mention of skateboarding because of the legal implications. It’s a club that ties environmentalism and community outlook with skateboarding.