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App State COVID-19 protocol: administration and faculty at odds

App State COVID-19 protocol: administration and faculty at odds

Emily Broyles and Ethan Hunt January 11, 2022

App State faculty and administration started the first day of class in disagreement over COVID-19 protocol for the semester. Seven App State deans said faculty members may be spreading misinformation...

Students shared their COVID-19 experience on a display on Sanford Mall throughout April and May.

A year of change: 21 photos from 2021

Max Correa, Photojournalist December 31, 2021

Change defined the spirit of 2021 from the very first days of the year, with an unprecedented attack on the heart of American democracy and its repercussions, and the inauguration of a new president. Politics...

App State COVID-19 Dashboard

App State COVID-19 Dashboard

Cameron Stuart, Associate News Editor August 24, 2021

In combination with students returning to campus and the surging omicron variant, The Appalachian is tracking COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates for App State, surrounding county deaths and cumulative...

Medical workers bring supplies into the Holmes Convocation Center on Thursday in preparation for the App State vaccination rollout.

AppHealthCare, App State join national halt in Johnson & Johnson vaccine at clinics

Jackie Park, Reporter April 13, 2021

App State and AppHealthCare will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at their vaccine clinics while the dose is investigated for rare blood clots. The Food and Drug Administration...

State prisons struggle with COVID safety, vaccination reluctance

State prisons struggle with COVID safety, vaccination reluctance

Ethan Hunt, Reporter April 12, 2021

The North Carolina commissioner of prisons addressed vaccine reluctance, COVID-19 safety challenges, and the struggles incarcerated people and prison staff face in a Zoom presentation to the App State...

Virginia Beasley, a physician at the App State Student Health Center said, Its fabulous! No pain, its great after receiving the Moderna vaccine.

Getting vaccinated: COVID-19 vaccine in Watauga County roundup

Emily Broyles, Reporter April 7, 2021

With all adults in North Carolina eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine April 7, drugstores, schools and health departments across the county are coming together to get their community vaccinated. Here...

Katie Knapp preps needles with the Moderna vaccine for patients.

All North Carolina adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 7

Ethan Hunt, Reporter March 25, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that all North Carolina adults will be eligible for a  COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 7.  The rest of Group 4, which includes college students living in dorms,...

App State delivers second round of HEERF money to students

App State delivers second round of HEERF money to students

Jake Markland and Xanayra Marin-Lopez March 25, 2021

Students learned of surprise direct payments Wednesday afternoon, thanks to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Students will get a direct payment of $525 if they are receiving the Pell...

Construction in Stadium Lot limited both driving and parking availability, which posed a challenge for students moving into West Campus residence halls in 2019. This was the last normal move-in day.

Fall 2021 semester to operate normally, per chancellor

Xanayra Marin-Lopez and Jake Markland March 20, 2021

The “new normal” may be over soon according to a recent message from Chancellor Sheri Everts. Everts announced in her weekly update to campus Friday night that students can expect the next semester...

Feeling done, but not finished

Feeling done, but not finished

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Reporter March 19, 2021

Students have six weeks left to complete their third semester in COVID-19. While the pandemic has changed lives for over a year now, students are still balancing academics, jobs, extracurriculars, relationships,...

Lillian Schriner, a freshman, poses outside of Summit Hall. Schriner, along with students living in University Housing, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Students on campus closer to college experience without COVID restrictions

Jake Markland , Reporter March 19, 2021

On-campus students will be eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine through the university starting April 7.  An individual in a congregate living setting, like a residence hall, falls under Group...

Gov. Roy Cooper dons a face mask at a press briefing.

Cooper announces final eligibility date for COVID-19 vaccines, promises eased restrictions in coming weeks

Ethan Hunt, Reporter March 17, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press conference Wednesday all adult North Carolina residents will be eligible to receive the vaccine by May 1 regardless of, status or condition.  Cooper also updated...

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