The Appalachian

Five reach double-digits, App State women’s basketball opens season with 74-68 win over  Charlotte

Silas Albright, Sports Editor | November 26, 2020

Led by double-digit scoring from all five starters, App State women’s basketball started its season 1-0 for the first time since the 2012-13 season. The Mountaineers knocked off in-state rival Charlotte 74-68 on Wednesday at the Holmes Convocation Center.  Senior guard Pre Stanley, last year’s leading scorer, led the way for App State, finishing with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds.  “I...

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Positive COVID-19 case rides AppalCart during infectious period, AppHealthCare encourages testing

Emily Broyles, News Editor | November 20, 2020

A person who tested positive for COVID-19 rode the Pop-105 route on the AppalCart during their infectious period, according to a press release from AppHealthCare.  Based on the investigation, the individual wore a face covering and practiced physical distancing on the route.  “These actions lessen the risk of exposure to others but out of caution, we feel it is important to notify the public...

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Jane Goodall discusses climate change, activism with App State students in special presentation

Gianna Holiday, Associate News Editor | November 20, 2020

Jane Goodall, who has spent the last 60 years researching and advocating for primates, spoke to App State students this week via Zoom. One of the world's leading scientists, conservationists, and humanitarians, Goodall offered a virtual presentation through the Schaefer Center titled “Reasons for Hope.” Goodall, who said during her discussion that she was “born loving animals,” has spent...

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University makes progress on Black At App State demands, chancellor engaged in diversity recruitment and retention

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor | November 20, 2020

Five months into the Black at App State Collective’s 36-month demand implementation deadline, the collective alongside university administration held yet another meeting on Nov. 12. Here the two discussed faculty and staff diversity recruitment and retention.  A steering committee within the Accountability Team was recently introduced by both Black At App State and university administration....

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Student-led climate advocacy group calls for more urgent climate action plan from university

Jake Markland, Reporter | November 19, 2020

After working alongside App State to make the university climate neutral, the Climate Action Collaborative withdrew from the university’s official process in August to create its own climate action plan. The collaborative, also known as ClimACT, is a group of students, faculty and community members who envision a world where human-driven climate change could not happen, according to its website.  On...

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PHOTO GALLERY: AppalCart faces a pandemic

Max Correa, Staff Photographer | November 17, 2020

As App State’s campus shifted toward online learning, many off-campus students found themselves attending class on their computers rather than in person, staying at home in accordance with university policy. However, for those who may still have in-person courses, or may not have the luxury of owning a car, AppalCart has continued serving the Boone community as it has for years – with new guidelines...

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