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The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

PHOTO GALLERY: The class of 2024 celebrates new beginnings

Evan Bates, Photojournalist | May 15, 2024

  From 9 a.m. on Friday to 7 p.m. on May 10 and 11, more than 4,100 students walked across the stage in the Holmes Convocation Center to receive their diplomas, and put a bow on the 2023-24 academic year for App State.  Partly cloudy skies and cool breezes complimented the sea of black caps and gowns channeling into Rivers Street as each commencement ended By midday, Boone was an eclectic mix...

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‘Not a conflict, not a war’: Students, community members hold Palestine solidarity gathering

Sam Deibler, Senior Reporter | May 10, 2024

Students, faculty and community members held a Palestine solidarity gathering on campus from noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, promoting solidarity with recent pro-Palestine student protests and condemning Israel’s military action in Gaza and the West Bank. During the gathering, attendees marched across campus, held two die-ins and listened to speakers during teach-ins and open-mic sessions. The...

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Water damage occurs in Wey Hall

Madalyn Edwards, Associate News Editor | May 8, 2024

Following the heavy rain and localized flooding Monday night, Wey Hall received water damage in multiple locations, causing ceiling tiles and debris to fall from the ceiling. The building is undergoing renovations to the second and third floors, and art students have recently voiced their concerns regarding safety during the construction process. Zachary Fowler, a junior studio art major, said...

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PEAK teaches students college survival

Anna Adams, News Reporter | May 7, 2024

There is a resource on campus that wants to help students achieve Personal Excellence through Academic Knowledge.  PEAK is a resource offered by the learning center and teaches academic soft skills through workshops on specific topics and drop-in hours where students can get one-on-one support catered to their individual needs.  Every afternoon from Monday to Thursday until May 1, students...

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App State welcomes new sorority

Macy Grymes, News Reporter | May 1, 2024

A National Pan-Hellenic Council Sorority was chartered on App State’s campus in April, becoming the fourth historically Black sorority and eighth NPHC organization to be chartered and recognized on campus, according to Interfraternal Council Advisor Shaleeah Smith. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was chartered on April 7.  Smith wrote in an email that, while four fraternities submitted petitions...

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Meet the people who make commencement happen

Siri Patterson, News Editor | May 1, 2024

Thousands of students will wake up on the mornings of May 10 and 11 and prepare to take their final steps as App State students. There are many things students may do to prepare for such a momentous occasion: taking showers, brushing their hair, putting on robes and cords, meeting up with family and friends and steadying their nerves.  However, many of these students might not think about the numerous...

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