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  • Free tattoos for the community

    Various businesses in downtown Boone are coming together to raise money for the community March 3-5. Speakeasy Tattoo is spearheading the weekend with their “Free Tattoos for the Community” event on March 4 which offers free tattoos with a minimum of a $20 donation to one of the chosen...
  • Appalachian State celebrates Black History Month

    Appalachian State University commenced Black History Month with a kick-off event hosted by Residence Hall Association at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Solarium. The month was packed with events in honor of Black History Month sponsored and hosted by various organizations, including the Office of Campus Activities and...
  • Foggy Pine encourages community engagement

    Eight months ago, Appalachian State alumna Mary Prewitt was presented with the opportunity to own and operate a bookstore in downtown Boone and took it. Foggy Pine Books, located on 444 W. King St., is a small 425 square foot bookstore with books from a variety of genres to...
  • The Mark Powell story

    Mark Powell is an English professor only in his second semester at Appalachian State University, and his students already feel as though they have grown as individuals and writers by taking his classes. Since his writing career began, Powell has five novels, one novella, multiple fiction and nonfiction stories...
  • 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...
  • Campus Cursive brings positivity to App State

    The World Needs More Love Letters, or More Love Letters for short, is an international organization focused on writing and sending positive messages of love to people all over the world. The organization was founded by Hannah Brencher in 2011. The idea began to form in 2010 when she...
  • Solar Vehicle Team learns, grows from experiences

    Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team had a disappointing showing at the national competition in Austin, Texas last year. They worked hard to complete in six weeks what most teams take two years to do, ultimately failing to finish their solar vehicle in time for the race. However, they...
  • Coffee Buzz 5k raises funds for International Scholarships

    at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, just under 100 people were sipping on coffee as they registered and prepared to run in the fourth annual Coffee Buzz 5K. The 5K was organized by International Appalachian, a student organization that seeks to increase international understanding and promote study abroad and international recruitment...
  • Appalachian holds 2nd annual walk for suicide awareness

    Appalachian State University held its second annual Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday to raise awareness of suicide and to destigmatize depression. There were 144 students, faculty and community members who walked. Before the walk began, speakers addressed the participants. Many shared personal stories about their own experiences...
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