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

Pre Stanley brings the ball down court against Charlotte Nov. 25. Stanley's court presence became more critical for the Mountaineers this season after the graduation of Ashley Polacek this spring.
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...

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

Bus drivers in conversation at the College Street traffic circle. Despite maintaining regular routes and times, AppalCart has seen significantly fewer passengers due to the increasing number of students transitioning to online learning.
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...

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

Jane Goodall, known for her research on primates over the last 60 years, spoke with App State students Nov. 18 via Zoom.
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,...

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

The Black At App State Collective at the
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...

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

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

PHOTO GALLERY: AppalCart faces a pandemic

Bus drivers in conversation at the College Street traffic circle. Despite maintaining regular routes and times, AppalCart has seen significantly fewer passengers due to the increasing number of students transitioning to online learning.
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...

Dashboard: App State and Watauga County COVID case count

Dashboard: App State and Watauga County COVID case count
November 16, 2020

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, App State posts the number of COVID-19 cases among students and employees. Below is an interactive dashboard with data provided by App State and AppHealthCare....

Board of elections certifies Watauga County votes

Board of elections certifies Watauga County votes
November 15, 2020

One day after the mail-in ballot acceptance deadline, Watauga County’s Board of Elections members certified the election results for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Seven Devils Nov. 13. Certifying...

Local universities further credit transfer relationship

Local universities further credit transfer relationship
November 14, 2020

Choosing a four-year college is challenging and many students are not picking a four-year program at all. Instead, they may begin their education at community colleges. The reasons for this are primarily...

SGA Town Hall addresses student concerns amid pandemic, racial tension

Courtesy of App State SGA.
November 14, 2020

SGA committees addressed concerns such as COVID-19, the Black at App State Collective, campus climate after the election and concerns about Greek life Thursday night during SGA’s annual town hall.  Town...

SGA External Affairs Committee releases statement behind students met with conservative protests

Courtesy of App State SGA.
November 13, 2020

SGA External Affairs Committee released a statement Wednesday in solidarity with App State students who were met with protests from a conservative group at a “post-election solidarity event” Nov. 6.  The...

Analysis: Watauga County stayed the course this election

Analysis: Watauga County stayed the course this election
November 13, 2020

Watauga County saw record turnout for the 2020 election with over 32,000 residents voting — a 71.63% turnout.  The county was about even with the overall state turnout which was a little higher at...

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