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122 years of education: University marks history with social, bell ceremony

Cameron Marshall and Kara Haselton | September 18, 2021

Guests and administrators celebrated  Founders Day 2021 at Founders Plaza for the fourth consecutive year, marking 122 years since App State was established.   Bell Ringers ceremony, which inducts individuals into the Bell Ringers Society, created by Chancellor Sheri Everts in 2018, celebrates the university's history and recognizes those who have influenced it. “What a joy it is to be here...

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Student Planned Parenthood group marches campus against Texas abortion ban

Jenna Guzman, Reporter | September 14, 2021

App State’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action held a solidarity march Monday to support reproductive rights, in response to Texas’s new anti-abortion law. The law, which was put into effect Sept.1, bans abortion past six weeks of pregnancy, a time in which most women don’t know they’re pregnant, according to gynecologist Dr. Dana R. Gosset. The law allows no exceptions such as pregnancies...

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Boone Police, App State student address racist incident night of Luke Combs concert

Emily Broyles, Ansley Puckett, Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Gabrielle Troutman, and Jake Markland | September 10, 2021

An App State student and Boone Police have resolved a viral incident involving racism that occured on the night of the Luke Combs concert Sept 4. Late Thursday evening, The Appalachian obtained a joint press release from junior Matt Russell, Boone Police, App State Black Student Association and community organizer Raheim Andrews. In the statement, Russell retracts involving Boone Police in racially...

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App State runs on sun: solar car team takes the gold

Ethan Hunt, Associate News Editor | September 7, 2021

Members of the App State solar vehicle team cheered and high-fived on the steps of B.B. Dougherty Hall Aug. 19 after Chancellor Everts congratulated them on winning the 2021 American Solar Challenge.  Team Sunergy took first place in the American Solar Challenge, a race that carried the team from Missouri to New Mexico in a 964.8 mile journey that put their car Racing On Solar Energy, “ROSE,”...

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App State alumnus, youngest on town council, pushes for local government

Abi Pepin, Senior Reporter | September 7, 2021

Although the former president of App State College Democrats is now an alumnus, his new role as a member of the Boone Town Council is keeping him in Boone a little bit longer.  During a town council meeting Aug. 3, the council met to appoint a new member in place of Dustin Hicks’ vacancy. Dalton George, as well as Benjamin Ray, were up for the position. George, 22, was elected unanimously...

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Campus Dining seeking staff in light of shortages

Megan Pettey, Reporter | September 7, 2021

Classrooms are filled once again as thousands of students return to campus, yet employment positions within Campus Dining remain empty. Four dining locations will stay closed until further notice as a result of staffing shortages.  Cascades in Plemmons Student Union, Rise Market and Bakery at Leon Levine Hall, and both McAlister's locations are shut down until they can be appropriately staffed.  The...

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