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AppalCart steering to new mobile app

AppalCart steering to new mobile app

Jake Markland, News Editor July 23, 2021

AppalCart announced Wednesday it will be using a new mobile app that riders can use to find transportation.  The public transportation system discontinued its contract with NextBus, another public...

Textbooks gone virtual: App State introduces new book rental program

Textbooks gone virtual: App State introduces new book rental program

Jake Markland, News Editor July 9, 2021

While much of university operations are moving away from a virtual format, App State’s updated textbook rental program is going electronic.  With the new system, which was introduced May 24 at the...

SGA releases statement in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones

SGA releases statement in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones

Students respond to journalist's tenure denial at UNC
Jake Markland, News Editor June 28, 2021

The Gardin + Evans administration released a statement June 25 voicing its solidarity for journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in regards to her denial of tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer...

UNC System sets aside money for mental health with help of GEERF

UNC System sets aside money for mental health with help of GEERF

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Visual Managing Editor May 27, 2021

The UNC System is aiming to prioritize its students' mental health with assistance from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. This announcement came with a report from the system titled,...

A group of masked students gather on Sanford Mall. Individuals no longer need to wear a mask except in certain situations.

“A return to pre-pandemic operations”: App State, Town of Boone lift mask mandates

Ethan Hunt, Associate News Editor May 22, 2021

In the 14 months since the first recorded COVID-19 case in Watauga County, students and residents have been asked to adhere to mask mandates, social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions. Now,...

Lauren Hooks, Elizabeth Walton, and Abigail Miles meet together for their weekly Community Group through Reformed University Fellowship in August 2020. To minimize COVID-19 risks and respect one another's health, they meet outside and wear their masks.

Mask mandate, mass gathering limits lifted, per Gov. Roy Cooper

Emily Broyles, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

North Carolinians can expect a mask-free summer earlier than expected, effective immediately.  Gov. Roy Cooper announced he is lifting the state’s mask mandate, mandatory mass gathering and capacity...

Gov. Roy Cooper declares state of emergency as state, East Coast faces fuel shortage

Gov. Roy Cooper declares state of emergency as state, East Coast faces fuel shortage

Ansley Puckett, Managing Editor May 11, 2021

In an executive order Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina in response to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.  On May 9, the Colonial Pipeline reported a ransomware...

Norris named permanent Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Norris named permanent Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Visual Managing Editor May 7, 2021

Effective immediately, Heather Norris will assume the permanent position of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor after serving as interim since February 2020. Chancellor Sheri Everts wrote in a...

‘Building the plane as we fly it’

‘Building the plane as we fly it’

App State determined to turn tassel on pandemic with in-person commencement
Jackie Park and Mickey Hutchings May 7, 2021

Caps, gowns, stoles and honor cords are all part of the time-honored ceremony of commencement. Graduates throwing their caps into a sea of peers, family celebrations and lots of champagne, too.  COVID-19...

The North Carolina Troopers Association Caisson Unit assisted in the procession on Thursday afternoon for Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox.

“It’s not supposed to happen in our small town”: University, local community honors deputies killed in April 28 standoff

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Visual Managing Editor May 6, 2021

App State students and community members came together on campus to honor Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox: the officers killed in a 13-hour standoff April 28. Funeral services were held...

Parson named interim Chief Diversity Officer

Parson named interim Chief Diversity Officer

Emily Broyles, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2021

An associate professor in the Walker College of Business is now App State's interim Chief Diversity officer. Jamie Parson, who teaches undergraduate courses in insurance and business law, agreed...

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