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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Belk Library holds first African-American read-in

    Appalachian State University held its first ever African American read-in last Wednesday in the atrium of the Belk Library. Jennifer Natale, a liaison librarian, said the read-in is part of a larger national effort by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers to bring people together and...
  • Candidates for Vice Chancellor of Student Development gives presentation to students, faculty

    Two candidates for the role of vice chancellor for student development visited Appalachian State last week to hold forums and presentations explaining why they would be a good fit for the job. According to the search committee’s website, the vice chancellor of student development is responsible for more than...
  • App State student fees to increase in 2018

    App State’s budget for fiscal year 2018 is projected to see fee increases in both athletics and Health Services, continuing a six year upward trend for athletics. If confirmed, the annual fees for athletics and Health Services would be increased $22 and $31 respectively. Athletics remains the highest fee...
  • 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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