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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Town of Boone accepting proposals for public Wi-Fi

    Earlier this month, the Boone Town Council submitted a request for proposal for a “Downtown Public Wi-Fi Network,” which would mean free wireless internet service for all in the Municipal Service District, or downtown business area. Globally, larger cities such as New York City, Hong Kong and Paris all...
  • 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...
  • New academic building planned at Broyhill as part of Millennial Campus

    App State is planning to replace the recently demolished Broyhill Inn with an academic focused facility, according to Acting Chief of Staff Hank Foreman. While it has not been determined what will be built in the Broyhill Inn’s place, Foreman said that it will be driven by the academic...
  • Four arrested in connection to inauguration weekend vandalism

    The arrests were made following an investigation into the string of vandalism that occurred along King Street early last Saturday. Boone police said in a statement that four individuals were each charged with seven counts of Misdemeanor Graffiti Vandalism and one count of Misdemeanor Damage to Personal Property. The arrestees...
  • App State students participate in N.C. and D.C. Women’s Marches

    This past weekend, various App State students protested alongside Emma Watson, Madonna, Janelle Monae and a total of over one million protesters across the globe, according to The Washington Post. On Jan. 21, protesters gathered to march and demonstrate against President Donald Trump’s inauguration the day before. Marches throughout...
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