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Black At App State Collective introduces public demand tracker to university administration

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor February 24, 2021

Only 27 months away from their 36 month deadline, the Black at App State Collective reported that it has made significant progress with university administration on its demands for change.  In a Feb....

Gov. Roy Cooper dons a face mask at a press briefing Wednesday,

Gov. Roy Cooper lifts statewide curfew, eases restaurant and sport games restrictions

Emily Broyles, News Editor February 24, 2021

North Carolinians can expect fewer COVID-19 restrictions and a lifted 10 p.m. curfew starting this Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced this afternoon in a press conference. Cooper is lifting the stay-at-home...

Josiah Davis, owner of Local Lion, opened the first local drive-thru coffee and doughnut shop in Boone, NC.

Local Lion coffee shop wins Small Business of the Year

Olivia Jones, Reporter February 22, 2021

When the Local Lion, a coffee shop that specializes in fresh roasted coffee and housemade doughnuts, opened its doors for the first time in April 2012, owners Josiah and Meredith Davis never would have...

Virginia Roseman will hold the seat on the council until November elections. She hopes to improve pedestrian travel  and protect green spaces in Boone.

Virginia Roseman takes Boone Town Council seat left by longtime member

Ethan Hunt, Reporter February 19, 2021

The Boone town council filled the vacant seat of a long-time council member and former mayor Tuesday night. Mayor Rennie Brantz cast the tiebreaking vote to appoint Virginia Roseman to hold the seat...

Campus security fees to double across UNC System, student leaders disagree with increase

Campus security fees to double across UNC System, student leaders disagree with increase

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor February 18, 2021

A doubled fee included in student tuition is projected to bring a raise for campus police salaries and improve officer retention at App State, and other UNC System schools. The cost of campus security...

Faculty Senate raises concerns about support needed for App State parents, families in COVID-19

Faculty Senate raises concerns about support needed for App State parents, families in COVID-19

Gianna Holiday, Reporter February 18, 2021

The Faculty Senate raised concerns about a lack of assistance for App State community members who have children during a pandemic. They heard the Faculty Welfare and Morale Committee’s “Brief Faculty...

Ayana Johnson, left, speaks with students and instructors virtually Thursday.  Johnson is the founder of a climate think tank, co-host of a climate solutions podcast and co-founder of a campaign to promote feminist climate leaders.

Climate leader joins App State students and faculty to discuss the intersectionality of climate issues

Jake Markland , Associate News Editor February 16, 2021

App State students and faculty facilitated an event with a leading voice in the climate movement to ask questions about how to resolve the climate crisis and not leave anyone behind along the way. Ayana...

Martha McGougan, a junior Studio Art major, has gotten used to

PHOTO GALLERY: ‘Surthriving’ in a Liminal Education

Kara Haselton February 15, 2021

This Spring 2021, college students face another semester of online classes after almost a year of interrupted daily life in the U.S. Mixed feelings dominate as students press on into their third semester...

Alicia Toomey teaches her American Sign Language I class in Holmes Convocation Center. AppHealthCare says that it’s too soon to see a COVID-19 related pattern among the university community with students back on campus.

Mountaineers take a new type of test to get on campus

Hollie Moore, Reporter February 11, 2021

It’s been almost two weeks since students moved into their dorms with suitcases and negative COVID-19 tests in hand. With in-person classes in session as well, AppHealthCare says it’s too soon to see...

Hudson Miller is the president of Alpha Epsilon Pi. He is also a SOUL leader and a member of the Chancellor's Student Advisory Board for Diversity Recruitment and Retention on campus.

Anti-Semitism on college campuses on the rise, App State student leaders fight back

Jake Markland , Associate News Editor February 11, 2021

As anti-Semitism rises exponentially on college campuses across the country, App State student leaders are working to combat it.  A plethora of incidents, including a swastika painted in an expression...

Burnout Prevention series aids aspiring and current teachers with pandemic fatigue

Burnout Prevention series aids aspiring and current teachers with pandemic fatigue

Abi Pepin, Senior Reporter February 11, 2021

Students and professors are facing more stress than ever as they balance classes with their social life, Zoom fatigue and endless to-do lists during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a study conducted...

App State and many other institutions are actively using additional methods of cyber protection with many activities moved online. As of Sept. 30, students must have the DUO app to log into their school account.

App State tech services combats increasing security threats in virtual learning, online meetings

Ethan Hunt, Reporter February 9, 2021

 The App State Information Technology Services team has combated a growing number of cyberattacks. In the battle, multi-step verification is an essential defense. App State’ chief information...

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