The Office of Sustainability and the University Bookstore are collaborating on a new initiative to promote zero waste on campus, by offering reusable utensils, straws and napkins for purchase in the bookstore. Students can also gain access to the same items by volunteering with the Office of Sustainability. “The bookstore has a strong relationship with
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.
Three men were arrested during a traffic stop after Migos’ performance at the Holmes Convocation Center on Thursday night, according to Boone Police Department. Jharon Ahmad Murphy, of Snellville, Georgia, Daryl Irvon McPherson, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Kevin Spigner, of Smyrna, Georgia, were arrested. Officers at the concert smelled marijuana as the band’s vehicle left
The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform displayed the Genocide Awareness Project, an anti-abortion exhibit, on Sanford Mall Wednesday. The project “juxtaposes images of aborted embryos and fetuses with images of victims of historical and contemporary genocides and other injustices,” according to the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. The display contains claims that abortion is a form of
People who walked into the Plemmons Student Union last week might have been greeted with candy, condoms and bright pink “I stand with Planned Parenthood” stickers. These were handed out by the App State Planned Parenthood club, or campus’ Generation Action Chapter, as a way of spreading the word about the work they are doing
Appalachian State University’s Wine to Water club is an extension of the organization Wine to Water, a nonprofit focused on providing clean water for those around the world. Wine to Water club hosted their first Walk for Water event on Sanford Mall Tuesday. Participants of the event carried buckets down to Durham Park, filled and
“You’ve got a lot of balls wearing that here.” I look up and there’s only one other person in the hallway with me. They’re standing beside me throwing something away. I don’t say anything as I am still trying to process what this man said to me as he turns to walk down the hallway.
Founded in 1974 at Appalachian State, the Black Student Association seeks to create a safe community for marginalized students. “It’s about talking about equity, it’s about talking about social justice, and it’s about talking about community,” J. Spenser Darden, assistant director of Multicultural Student Development and adviser for BSA, said. Senior public relations major Drew
For students looking to be more involved with diversity, Appalachian State University offers several offices and clubs dedicated to increasing diversity and safety on-campus. As App is a predominantly white campus, minority students are encouraged by office supervisors and members to explore their cultures and get more involved in a welcoming and diverse community. The
Student organizations Hillel and the Sexuality and Gender Alliance came together Friday night for Pride Shabbat, a religious service celebrating God’s day of rest, in an LGBT-oriented space. Shabbat, or the Sabbath, is Judaism’s day of rest. Shabbat celebrates the biblical creation story and is observed just before sunset Friday evening, leading into Saturday night.