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Rainbow Trail residents protest asphalt plant construction

Rainbow Trail residents protest asphalt plant construction

Hayley Canal, Staffer

April 20, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Angel Wood watched her 6-year-old son wave a homemade sign reading, “We deserve clean air,” outside the courthouse. As residents of Rainbow Trail neighborhood, Wood and her son joined the recently reignited fight against Appalachian Materials, the company that nearly constructed an asphalt plant in...

Current food delivery services haven’t noticed change in business since arrival of DoorDash in March

Cameron Stuart, News Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Community, News

As DoorDash enters the delivery service market in Boone, other delivery services are not worried about a shift in dynamics in the industry. Other delivery services in Boone include Boone Delivery, which launched in July, and Bite Squad, which bought Boone Takeout in May. Lee Hornish, owner of Boon...

Hardin Park School sixth grader wins regional spelling bee, will compete in National Spelling Bee in May

Hardin Park School sixth grader wins regional spelling bee, will compete in National Spelling Bee in May

Anna Muckenfuss, News Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Community, News

A Hardin Park School sixth-grader will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May, after winning the 79th annual Winston-Salem Journal Regional Spelling Bee on March 24. Sam Nystrom competed at the regional spelling bee for the first time when he was in fourth grade and ...

App State’s Title IX office wants to provide support and resources to students

App State’s Title IX office wants to provide support and resources to students

Jackie Park, Associate News Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

On the bottom floor of IG Greer Hall lies an important, but often unknown resource: the Office of Title IX Compliance. “Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment is ...

Student death: how App State communicates after tragic events

Student death: how App State communicates after tragic events

Moss Brennan, News Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Editor's note: This article explains App State’s protocol for releasing information about student deaths. However, the article discusses mental health and suicide, which may trigger some students. If you or someone you know is struggling, reach out to the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 or call the...

OASIS hosts workshop addressing sexual harassment for local restaurants and bars

OASIS hosts workshop addressing sexual harassment for local restaurants and bars

Anna Dollar, News Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Community, News

At least half of all student sexual assaults involve alcohol, according to Alcohol.Org. OASIS held a session at Harvest House for local bar and restaurant owners about intervening when they witness inappropriate and potentially dangerous behavior from intoxicated people in their businesses.  “We learne...

Women’s Center hosts Rape Culture Awareness Week

Women’s Center hosts Rape Culture Awareness Week

Cameron Stuart, News Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

In April, the Women’s Center hosts events that give sexual assault survivors a platform and a voice while working to spread awareness of rape culture at App State. In 2019, Rape Culture Awareness week is from April 9-26 due to Easter break. The week takes place during national events like Take Back the...

Campus budget presentations show commitment to university growth, faculty salaries

Campus budget presentations show commitment to university growth, faculty salaries

Erin O'Neill, News Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Campus improvement and renovation, diversity and inclusiveness, and faculty salaries were some of the most talked-about topics at the fourth annual campus budget presentations on April 12. Faculty, staff and students gathered for presentations on budget priorities and accomplishments from the 2018-1...

Bernice King speaks about diversity and inclusion at App State Diversity Celebration

Bernice King speaks about diversity and inclusion at App State Diversity Celebration

Emily Broyles, News Reporter

April 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

When Bernice King is introduced, “youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.” usually follows. King, however, said she is just a black woman living in the United States who wants equal living for everyone. King is the CEO of The King Center, which advocates for nonviolence. She spoke at App State’s Diver...

Good Samaritan Law aims to protect both parties in the event of an overdose

Good Samaritan Law aims to protect both parties in the event of an overdose

Lauren Sabetta

April 12, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of a heart attack, greatly depends on the speed with which the victim receives appropriate medical care. While Appalachian State University has an Alcohol Medical Amnesty Policy designed to protect students facing alcohol-related emergencies, the North Caro...

Parking deck on West Campus assembled, preparation for new residence halls begins

Parking deck on West Campus assembled, preparation for new residence halls begins

Emily Broyles, News Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Camouflaged by cranes and semitrucks, the P3 project is showing glimpses of progress on West Campus. Matt Dull, assistant vice chancellor for finance and operations, addressed recent movements of the project, including the parking deck activity next to Eggers and Bowie halls. “It’s coming along ...

App State will borrow $200 million to fund P3 with additional funding to come from Winkler Hall demolition fund

App State will borrow $200 million to fund P3 with additional funding to come from Winkler Hall demolition fund

Anna Muckenfuss, News Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

App State plans to complete four new residence halls by September 2022, which will add 300 new beds and a parking deck to campus. To complete the project, University Housing needs a $200 million loan. Director of University Housing Tom Kane said App State will also use $30 million previously allocate...

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