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Virginia Beasley, a physician at the App State Student Health Center said,

Getting vaccinated: COVID-19 vaccine in Watauga County roundup

Emily Broyles, News Editor 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

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

Burned-out students cope without a spring break
Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor 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 , Associate News Editor 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...

M.S. Shook Student Health Service workers prepare for people to get vaccinated the morning of the clinic.

App State vaccinates 680 at first vaccination clinic

Jake Markland , Associate News Editor March 12, 2021

App State held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic March 11 and 12; workers exhausted the entire supply and vaccinated 680 people.  Because the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services...

Reich College of Education, where future student teachers take their classes. Student teaching has changed at the university, as future teachers now watch videos instead of interacting with children.

Student teachers navigate finances, COVID-19 through spring months

A student stands in front of a classroom. The eyes of other students, not much younger than her, stare back. When she finishes her 10-hour day, she’ll go home, sleep and repeat until the weekend when...

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

Shots of history

University vaccine clinic brings light to pandemic-tainted year
Emily Broyles and Jake Markland March 12, 2021

Just over one year ago, students and faculty sighed in relief after App State announced an extended spring break because of COVID-19. Eventually, the university announced a return to normalcy wouldn’t...

Katie Knapp preps needles with the Moderna vaccine for patients.

Group 4 vaccination date bumped up, more students eligible

Jackie Park, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that the next group eligible for COVID-19 vaccines can get their dose one week earlier than expected – including a large group of App State students. Group 4, which...

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

Gov. Roy Cooper urges vigilance as state vaccinates 1.1 million

Abi Pepin, Senior Reporter March 9, 2021

In his latest COVID-19 briefing, Governor Roy Cooper said North Carolina has vaccinated more than 1.1 million people out of almost 8 million adults throughout the state. As of March 9, North Carolina...

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