The Appalachian

App State student brings bipartisan voter registration initiative to campus

Abi Pepin, Senior Reporter | April 12, 2021

After opening an email sent to all government and justice studies majors, one App State student was accepted to a fellowship that is allowing her to take their initiative for young voters to North Carolina. McKenna Daley, a sophomore political science major, has been a fellow for Secure the Ballot since December.  Secure the Ballot, a South Carolina organization, focuses on expanding voting...

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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 community April 6.  Todd Ishee, North Carolina commissioner of prisons, said in the presentation hosted by the Department of Government and Justice Studies, that when the pandemic began there were...

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International Appalachian’s annual Coffee Buzz 5K goes global

Hollie Moore, Reporter | April 11, 2021

From Boone to Brazil, App State students and people around the globe are running for a cause through the International Appalachian’s annual Coffee Buzz 5K.  INTAPP, a student-run organization intended to encourage App State students to study abroad, will hold its ninth annual Coffee Buzz 5K between April 4 and 18 for the App State community “anywhere in the world (they) are located.”  App...

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Breaking the minority myth: Asian American students react to racism in South, disregard from community

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor | April 8, 2021

Students involved in the App State Asian Student Association shared a statement to their Instagram with condolences for the Atlanta Spa attacks and plans to meet with Willie Fleming, the university’s chief diversity officer, to address concerns. On March 16, a white gunman opened fire at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area. Eight people died, including six people from the Asian American...

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Boone Chick-fil-A temporarily closed after 17 years of continuous business

Cameron Stuart, Reporter | April 8, 2021

For the next two months, students will have to find new ways of getting their fix of chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. Chick-fil-A Boone temporarily closed starting on March 31 at 10 p.m.  They announced the closure on their Facebook page March 29, sharing that the restaurant will get a remodel after 17 years of continuous business. The page stated the process will take 6 to 8 weeks if...

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Sunrise Boone calls on Congresswoman Virginia Foxx to support “Good Jobs for All”

Jake Markland , Associate News Editor | April 8, 2021 Sunrise Boone, a youth-led environmental advocacy group, rallied outside of Congresswoman Virginia Foxx’s office Wednesday, asking her to join their cause.  The Sunrise Movement, founded in 2017, is an American youth movement with over 400 chapters fighting to end anthropogenic, or human-caused, climate change.  On Wednesday, Sunrise hubs across the country...

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