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  • NEXUS Greenhouse studies how to grow plants year round sustainably

    Located just beyond the Watauga County Landfill site in Boone lies a greenhouse built to use biomass energy, which is generated from agricultural and food waste materials, to grow plants year round. The greenhouse was made through the NEXUS project, a biomass energy research team consisting of faculty and...
  • Natural Styles: Appalachian student crafts earth inspired jewelry

      Spring’s hot new trend is one that would make Mother Nature proud just in time for Earth Day: nature inspired jewelry. This season, jewelry and nature are joining to create incredible pieces of wearable art. The natural world has inspired many artists across the world, including Caroline Clark,...
  • Office of Sustainability Begins Earth Month with No Impact Week

    The Office of Sustainability kicked off its celebration of Earth Month with its first ever No Impact Week, focusing on six themes of sustainability and inviting students to examine their everyday lives and adopt sustainable habits. Events ran from April 3 through 8, Each day of the week had...
  • Clayton/Lee ticket takes SGA election

    After a voting session with record turnout, the Clayton/Lee ticket won the 2017-18 Student Government Association election with approximately 63 percent of the vote. “Words can’t express how it feels right now,” vice president-elect Alan Lee said. “We’ve put in so many hours of work. We’ve worked so hard,...
  • ASU professor takes students on research trip to Holocaust site

    Thomas Kaplan was once a German citizen coming of age during the 1970s coping with what he describes as “coming, as the awkward phrase has it, to terms with the mass crimes of the Nazi era.” Kaplan is now a distinguished professor of Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at...
  • They come out at night

    For students not used to sleeping during the night, adjusting to college and dorm life can be a bumpy road. Many report fatigue and difficulty keeping up with classes. “Don’t try out a nocturnal lifestyle if you can help it,” Andrew Mullins, a freshman English major, said. “I think...
  • Appalachian State students working toward skateboard friendly campus

    Will Winstead, a sophomore graphic arts major, said transferring to Appalachian State was jarring because of its campus-wide skateboard ban. Currently, under University Police Services, the skateboard policy states “The use of skateboards, skates, roller blades, or similar devices is prohibited on property owned or controlled by Appalachian State...
  • A growing community

    Over the last year, Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture has been working with librarians at the Watauga County Public Library and faculty and staff at Appalachian State University to make a Boone seed library a reality. Over 70 members of the community attended the seed library’s grand opening on...
  • Water justice forum held in belk library

    The Sustainability and Environmental Education Club held a Water Justice Forum in Belk Library on Monday featuring two guest speakers specializing in water supply contamination and its effect on communities. Laura England, the faculty advisor for the club, said that the water crisis in Flint is what inspired the...
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