Vaping products should be treated as an over-the-counter drug, which would group them with products like nicotine gums, lozenges and patches. App State regulation and North Carolina law consider e-cigarettes tobacco products because they contain nicotine. “Zero nicotine” products still contain nicotine, according to tests run by Dr. Ilona Jaspers, a toxicologist at the UNC
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.
God of War is a modern take on Playstation’s classic character Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta, made famous by his bloodlust and desire for revenge against the ancient gods of the Greek mythos. Kratos was, and still is, an extremely violent and exceptionally angry character throughout the previous God of War games. And, while Kratos
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 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 Boone town council voted on Feb. 15 to postpone consideration to repeal the Boone 2030 Land Use Plan until the March 19 regular meeting. Originally, the town council had planned to vote on the repeal at the Feb. 15 meeting at 11:40 p.m. They chose to do otherwise after the large amount of public
According to Food Allergy Research & Education, around 15 million Americans suffer from some sort of food allergy. Additionally, Forbes reports that around 3.1 million Americans follow a gluten-free diet. And Vegan Bits reports that 6.48 million Americans are vegetarian, and 25 percent of those, or 1.62 million, are vegan. Suffice to say, the amount
From serious issues like opposition to vaccines to more trivial ones, like a bizarre increase in flat-earther conspiracy theories, it seems in recent years that skepticism of science has been on the rise. One of the more dangerous anti-science movements is the anti-genetically modified organism movement. Scientists have been making tremendous strides in genetic modification,
America was recently treated to a special occasion – the first successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, currently the world’s most powerful rocket, and the first rocket of its kind to be launched into space by a private entity. In his typical fashion, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk added a personal flair to the launch.