A Look into Health Services

Story by: Moss Brennan and Hansen Dendinger, News/Opinion Reporters  Time Lapse by: Maleek Loyd, Visual Managing Editor Photos by: Halle Keighton, Photo Editor  Graphics by: Nora Smith, Graphics Editor   If you are experiencing sore throats, itchy eyes, stomach bugs, relationship issues, anxiety, or homesickness, then the Mary S. Shook Student Health Service and Counseling… Read More…

Michael – Down and Out in the High Country

Story by Sammy Hanf, News Editor   Michael McGee tries to nudge himself into a comfortable position in the front seat of his 1992 Dodge Neon, hoping to catch some sleep in the Wal-Mart parking lot he called home. McGee, a former History major at ASU, went to school on disability money as a non-traditional… Read More…

Allen – Down and out in the high country

Story By: Sammy Hanf, News Editor Allen shakes his head off of his desk, his professor telling him to leave if he can’t stay awake in class. Looking up through sleep strained eyes Allen struggled to recall where he was. A former political science and philosophy double major at Appalachian who asked that his last… Read More…

The state of the UNC system

Story by Michael Bragg, Enterprise Editor Graphics by Malik Rahili, Visual Managing Editor May 3, 2015 Tom Ross gave a speech in March that has given many in the higher education community and even those outside of it something to talk about. During the National Public Affairs Forum in Raleigh, the University of North Carolina… Read More…

Silencing the Noise

During the Boone Town Council’s March 19 meeting regarding the noise ordinance, Michael Hamilton, owner and operator of Boone Beats entertainment and sound engineering, measured decibel readings during the meeting on his smartphone as calibrated to the readers used by Boone Police. As participants filed into the chambers, he came up with a reading of… Read More…