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App State College Democrats Club hosts 2019 Boone Town Council forum

App State College Democrats Club hosts 2019 Boone Town Council forum

Nikki Parker

October 15, 2019

This year, the Appalachian State College Democrats Club led the 2019 forum for Boone Town Council elections. Senior political science major Lee Franklin and junior economics major Dalton George serve as an Election Coordinator, and University Representative , respectively, within their club. In the past,...

Taking a walk on the safe side: Harmony Lanes and AppHealthCare push for more sidewalks in Boone

Taking a walk on the safe side: Harmony Lanes and AppHealthCare push for more sidewalks in Boone

Emily Broyles, Associate News Editor

October 14, 2019

As sidewalks are only in a few areas throughout Boone, bikers and pedestrians sometimes feel unsafe when walking on regular roads. Through walk audits and advocacy, Harmony Lanes and AppHealthCare are ensuring safe and sustainable transportation in Boone. Walk audits usually consist of small groups...

Creative project pushes for more disability resources at App State

Creative project pushes for more disability resources at App State

Hayley Canal, Staffer

October 12, 2019

As an undergraduate student, Rebecca Long met with university officials to propose establishing a disability cultural center on campus. From those meetings, Long said they recall lacking evidence of community interest in their proposal. But, the rejection of their initial community-building idea wasn...

Sustainable development students gain direction for the future from lunch and learn series

Sustainable development students gain direction for the future from lunch and learn series

Cameron Stuart, News Reporter

October 10, 2019

Internships, field experience and credit hours cloud many students’ minds, but the Department of Sustainable Development’s lunch and learn series aims to provide direction for its students. The lunch and learn series includes four one-hour events throughout the fall semester, featuring research fr...

Women’s Center and UNICEF club march for sexual and domestic violence awareness

Women’s Center and UNICEF club march for sexual and domestic violence awareness

Michael Lillywhite

October 8, 2019

On Oct. 8, protesters met in the solarium with a vision to end the prolonged history of domestic and interpersonal violence. Prior to the march, crowds gathered in the Summit Trail Solarium to hear from speakers, spoken word acts and a performance by One Acchord, a co-ed a cappella group. A sign making...

Lecturer sheds light on algorithms of oppression built into search engines

Lecturer sheds light on algorithms of oppression built into search engines

Ansley Puckett

October 8, 2019

Trusting the results of a Google search can feel like second nature, but these searches can sometimes yield biased results that may be unknown to its users  Safiya Umoja Noble, author of “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism,” visited App State Monday night as part of...

El Tacorriendo brings Mexican traditions to the High Country

El Tacorriendo brings Mexican traditions to the High Country

Hadasa Rivera Marin

October 8, 2019

Walking along Howard Street on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday is like asking for a tiny taste of Mexico. The loud music, the indistinguishable aroma of carne asada and a welcoming environment all represent El Tacorriendo.  Ashley Leon, owner of El Tacorriendo, said her motive for bringing the food t...

App State food pantry mentioned in New York Times

App State food pantry mentioned in New York Times

Anna Dollar, News Reporter

October 7, 2019

Some students stress over studying for tests. Others worry about how and when they will get their next meal. The New York Times published an online article by Anthony Abraham Jack entitled “I Was A Low-Income College Student. Classes Weren’t the Hard Part.” in which he briefly mentioned App ...

Walker College of Business takes over HOW Space, transitions to Walker WORKspace

Walker College of Business takes over HOW Space, transitions to Walker WORKspace

Hayley Canal, Staffer

October 6, 2019

HOW Space, the multipurpose collaborative space fostered by the College of Fine and Applied Arts for two years, officially transitioned into the Walker WORKspace this semester.  Over the summer, Walker College of Business acquired the space on Howard Street across from The Local while solidifying pla...

Mountaineer Battalion celebrates 50 years of scholarship, athleticism and leadership

Mountaineer Battalion celebrates 50 years of scholarship, athleticism and leadership

Josie Barnes

October 5, 2019

From camping and rappelling to field training exercises and jumping out of airplanes, App State’s Army ROTC program celebrates 50 years of military-grade training.  App State’s program is known as the “Mountaineer Battalion.” The battalion offers students the opportunity to develop their scholas...

SRC is temporary home for Watauga County pool users

SRC is temporary home for Watauga County pool users

Ansley Puckett

October 4, 2019

As Watauga County prepares its new recreation center for a spring 2020 opening, the Student Recreation Center’s aquatics facility is providing the county’s pool needs. Stephen Poulos, director of Watauga County Parks and Recreation, wrote discussions of a new facility started almost five decades ago in...

Students protest Appalachian Police Officer Development Program

Students protest Appalachian Police Officer Development Program

Mickey Hutchings, Visual Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

Dozens of students gathered to protest the Appalachian Police Officer Development Program on Sanford Mall Wednesday afternoon.  The protest, organized by the App Coalition for Responsible Policing, was coordinated under the title “Fewer cops, more doctors.” The demonstrators called for more mental health...

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