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Town of Boone impacted by on-campus parking changes

Madalyn Edwards, Reporter | September 25, 2023

King Street, the heart of downtown Boone, welcomes visitors of the High Country to explore its many stores and attractions. However, a recent change to on-campus parking is impacting the downtown area, creating a backflow of parking and potentially driving away customers. Edie Tugman, mayor pro tem of Boone, said parking in downtown Boone has become an issue as a result of the new parking regulations. “It...

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Empowerment amongst women in STEM

Samantha Salvador | September 22, 2023

The Women in STEM club serves to help women gain a better scope of what their futures may look like in a supportive environment. Founder and president Audrey Guyler founded the Women in STEM club in order to provide a supportive community with other women in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields.  The club’s secretary, Annabelle Mills, said Guyler reached out to her to see...

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Service to school: The student veteran experience

Sam Deibler, Reporter | September 20, 2023

App State was named a 2023-24 Military Friendly School for the 14th year in a row, ranking No. 9 out of over 1,800 participating universities. It is the only large public university ranked in the top 15.  During those years, App State has worked to create a welcoming and accommodating academic community for student veterans. According to the university, App State enrolled over 1,000 military-affiliated...

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NC’s upcoming Litter Sweep event calls for volunteers

Zoey Sigmon, Reporter | September 15, 2023

North Carolina’s Fall Litter Sweep will take place Sept. 16-30, inviting volunteers to join the event to remove local roadside litter in an effort to clean roadways. Litter Sweep is the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s “biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative,” according to their website. The event occurs during the last two weeks of April and September and calls...

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Democratic candidates make their rounds as election season begins

Baron Joseph, Reporter | September 13, 2023

Election season is approaching, and educating voters is top of the agenda for Democratic candidates Josh Stein and Chuck Hubbard who visited App State on Sept. 6 and Friday respectively. On Wednesday afternoon, Attorney General Stein spoke to onlookers at Plemmons Student Union, emphasizing the importance of the upcoming election in which he’s running for governor.  App State was one of Stein’s...

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How one student leader gives a voice to others: Meet Rebeca Perez-Gonzalez

Madalyn Edwards, Reporter | September 13, 2023

In a nationwide shortage of social workers, one student at App State is taking charge, leading a club and serving on a committee to give a voice to other students. This leader is Rebeca Perez-Gonzalez, a senior social work major. She serves as president of the Student Association for Social Workers. Perez-Gonzalez decided to major in social work after learning about the career in a class at a...

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