Debates about where Appalachia is located, as well as what it is and is not, have made its influences increasingly hard to agree on. The amount of cultural diversity naturally existing in Appalachia is often dismissed at App State due to the “dominant narrative” so often discussed here. Coal mining, rural living and the “mountaineer”
Classes were canceled on Thursday and Friday, and while this was a smart move on the university’s part, it was also an excessive one. As a preface, this claim is being made after the fact, but App State’s decision to cancel classes was overly cautious. There was not a drop of rain neither Thursday nor
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
By now, everyone knows that on Aug. 20 AppalCart implemented controversial changes to its routes and schedules and that not everyone in Boone is exactly happy about these changes. On social media, people have been open about their displeasure, including Twitter user @ZachariahDBrown who said: “Go back to the original routes, the new ones are
Garner Dewey, the new associate dean for the College of Fine and Applied Arts, is a great pick for the position due to his experience and dedication to App State students. Dewey, who had served as the interim associate dean for the 2017-18 academic year, officially assumed the position on July 2, according to AppalachianToday.
God of War is a modern take on Playstation’s classic character Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta, made famous by his bloodlust and desire for revenge against the ancient gods of the Greek mythos. Kratos was, and still is, an extremely violent and exceptionally angry character throughout the previous God of War games. And, while Kratos
In the 21st century, it seems like there is nothing more presidential than engaging in unchecked military intervention. During my lifetime, America has been engaged in numerous international conflicts, which stand contrary to the interests of the American people. The United States armed forces have been involved in at least five international conflicts since 1997,
A symbol of Appalachian State University’s commitment to sustainability, the Broyhill Wind Turbine, is a testament to the ability of App State students to change the world. The 152-foot-tall turbine sits at the highest point of campus and, until recently, was the largest turbine in North Carolina, according to the Office of Sustainability. The 100
The Boone Town Council recently voted to draft language that would allow skateboards on sidewalks in Boone, and this decision, while novel, is a terrible idea. This vote occurred at the March 22 town council meeting. The ordinance would allow for the use of skateboards and inline skates on sidewalks in town, excluding King Street.
“You’ve got a lot of balls wearing that here.” I look up and there’s only one other person in the hallway with me. They’re standing beside me throwing something away. I don’t say anything as I am still trying to process what this man said to me as he turns to walk down the hallway.