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  • Belk Library holds first African-American read-in

    Appalachian State University held its first ever African American read-in last Wednesday in the atrium of the Belk Library. Jennifer Natale, a liaison librarian, said the read-in is part of a larger national effort by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers to bring people together and...
  • 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...
  • App State student fees to increase in 2018

    App State’s budget for fiscal year 2018 is projected to see fee increases in both athletics and Health Services, continuing a six year upward trend for athletics. If confirmed, the annual fees for athletics and Health Services would be increased $22 and $31 respectively. Athletics remains the highest fee...
  • Ecopolis: An interactive talk on sustainability

    Writer and performer Jeff Biggers joined Lee Ball, Appalachian State’s director of sustainability, to talk about his roots and what drives him to fight for a more self sufficient future last Friday. “Self-sufficiency is something we lost as a people,” Biggers said. “We have lost our sense of self-sufficiency,...
  • Boone police make arrest linked to January armed robbery

    Boone police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with an alleged armed robbery and drug charge that occurred in January after stopping him for a traffic violation on Feb. 10. According to the police report Jalen Raynard Smith, of Triumph Lane, was charged with one count of felony robbery...
  • 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...
  • Appalachian alumni wins best dissertation award from the London School of Economics

    Caroline Federal, a 2012 Appalachian State anthropology alumna, was awarded Best Dissertation in the Masters of Science in Comparative Politics program at the London School of Economics. Federal won the award for her thesis, “Mind the Gap: Gender in National Elections in Varieties of Capitalism.” “I have been interested...
  • App State to Increase Textbook Rental Fee

    The textbook rental fee will see its first increase since 2013, jumping from $140 per semester to $148 by May 2018, according to bookstore director Lorraine Childers. The textbook rental program allows students to pay a flat fee every semester that covers the cost of textbooks available for rental....
  • 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...
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