Cameron “Cam” Hunter, sophomore molecular biology major and App State track team member, lives almost 304 miles from the Florence-devastated North Carolina coast, but the will to make a difference stands close. Collecting thousands of water bottles for survivors, Hunter is far from being finished. Starting as a conversation with fellow resident assistant and sophomore
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 27 after at least two women have come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. Christine Blasey Ford, Palo Alto University professor and the first woman to come forward about Kavanaugh, originally attempted to stay anonymous by submitting a letter to
At the 12th annual Homecoming Blood Drive, donors gave 1120 units of whole blood, with the goal of the drive being 1250 whole blood units. The Cirque du Appalachian: Dare to Give Blood Drive attracted 1222 registered donors, Maya Franklin, Red Cross communications manager for the North Carolina and South Carolina region, said. “The Homecoming
App State was given an F in Representation Equity, a D in Gender Equity, a D in Completion Equity and a C in Black Student-to-Black Faculty Ratio in a 50-state report conducted by the USC Race and Equity Center. The report was conducted to study the status of black students at every four-year, non-specialized, public
The sun was setting as students, members of the Boone community and their dogs gathered for the first Equinox Harvest Celebration in the Appalachian Roots Garden on Sept. 21. The event celebrated the bounty grown in the Roots Garden’s second growing season. One table displayed an arrangement of pumpkins, gourds and flowers grown in the
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Leon Levine Health Sciences building took place Friday, ushering in a new chapter for the Beaver College of Health Sciences. The 203,000-square-foot building is the largest academic building on App State’s campus. It features lecture halls to house the 2,330 students attending classes there this semester, as well as fully
On Thursday night the Student Government Association Rules Committee voted insufficient on the director of marketing cabinet appointee Christian Adams, junior advertising major. Greg Steckbeck, sophomore management major and ranking senator on the rules committee, said this was the first time in four years that a cabinet appointee was not ruled sufficient in the rules committee.
Florence ripped through Boone Saturday afternoon through Monday morning leaving behind wet roads and overflowing rivers. Boone received a total of 6.07 inches of rain as of 2 p.m. Monday according to NOAA. App State police and App State’s emergency management team were on call 24/7 to deal with problems that arose for students, faculty
Vaping products should be treated as an over-the-counter drug, which would group them with products like nicotine gums, lozenges and patches. App State regulation and North Carolina law consider e-cigarettes tobacco products because they contain nicotine. “Zero nicotine” products still contain nicotine, according to tests run by Dr. Ilona Jaspers, a toxicologist at the UNC
From an interim director to new halftime shows featuring music from Queen and “West Side Story,” this year is looking different for the Marching Mountaineers as they head into their first performance of the season. Since the departure of Kevin Richardson, App State’s former marching band director, the university has been searching for a new