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.
The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge has spent the month of March collecting hygiene products at stores in Boone and Blowing Rock to benefit regional nonprofits. From March 6-24, the Women’s Fund is collecting products like soap, shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste to donate to Reaching Avery Ministries, Ashe County Sharing Center, OASIS and Hospitality
Story by Rachel Greenland, News Reporter Billy Graham, widely known as “America’s Pastor,” died on Feb. 21 at the age of 99 in his home in Montreat, North Carolina. Graham’s roots run deep through our local area, with his son, Franklin serving as the CEO of Samaritan’s Purse located in Boone, and as the CEO
Story by Anna Muckenfuss, News Reporter Max Correa, an Appalachian State freshman, announced his candidacy for governor of Kansas. Correa is a biochemistry major and has no familial ties in Kansas, nor has he ever stepped foot in the state. “When the opportunity arose for me to enter politics, I realized that I could make
The Wellness and Prevention Services center is currently developing a collegiate recovery community for App State students. Multiple UNC schools, including N.C. State University, UNC-Wilmington and N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University, have already instituted collegiate recovery communities, and now App State is doing the same. Collegiate recovery communities are organized spaces designed to offer
The Boone town council voted on Feb. 15 to postpone consideration to repeal the Boone 2030 Land Use Plan until the March 19 regular meeting. Originally, the town council had planned to vote on the repeal at the Feb. 15 meeting at 11:40 p.m. They chose to do otherwise after the large amount of public