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  • Ethnography lab hosts viewing of new film

    Appalachian State’s anthropology department’s ethnography lab premiered a rough cut of their new film, “At the Foot of the Beast,” on March 1. The ethnography lab presented the film and held an open discussion in order to premiere the lab’s first project and introduce the concept of an ethnography...
  • New Parking Regulations discussed

    The Boone Town Council and the town’s planning commission discussed new potential parking regulations, specifically in terms of the minimum requirement for businesses, and the current approach to loading zones on Feb. 27. According to the agenda package for the meeting, the new regulations would require certain buildings to...
  • Office of Sustainability’s Food Pantry open for students

    The Office of Sustainability has opened a food pantry and free store in the basement of East Hall across from Stick Boy Bread Company. The “Feed Yosef” food pantry is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is open to all ASU students, faculty and...
  • None harmed in Appalcart crash

    At approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, an Appalcart bus struck a student in her car at the College Street light. Appalachian State Campus Police were the first on the scene, followed shortly after by the Boone Police Department. Megan King, a senior exercise science major, said she was turning...
  • Appalachian State international program helps students develop

    Despite being nestled away in rural western North Carolina, Appalachian State still boasts a variety of study abroad programs. “In a lot of ways it doesn’t seem to make sense; we’re not even located near an international airport,” Meredith Church Pipes, the International Programs Coordinator for the Walker College...
  • Community comes out for Horton Hotel groundbreaking

    Just over 60 people attended the symbolic groundbreaking for the Horton Hotel in downtown Boone last Thursday. Long-time Boone residents Fulton and Denise Lovin plan to turn the historic H.W. Horton building into a 14-room hotel with a rooftop cocktail lounge overlooking King Street. Denise Lovin said she was...
  • Fourteenth Annual Dance Marathon raises funds for high country youth

    Appalachian State’s annual dance marathon raised over $39,000 for local nonprofits last Saturday. Several groups performed during the 15-hour Dance Marathon and participants were taught group dances so that they could participate in a dance by the end of the night. Proceeds went to Western Youth Network and Parent...
  • Boone police investigate death of infant

    An infant was pronounced dead upon arrival at Watauga Medical Center last Tuesday according to a police report. Boone police officers and medics responded to a call requesting assistance with an unresponsive infant in a residence in the Watauga Green apartment complex on Clawson Street in Boone at around...
  • 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,...
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