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Chick-Fil-A discontinues College Night due to “capacity issues”

Chick-Fil-A discontinues College Night due to “capacity issues”

Harley Nefe, Chief Copy Editor

January 21, 2020

On a typical Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Chick-Fil-A on Blowing Rock Road is a common place to find college students. This is because of an event called College Night, the “most successful promotion ever,” according to the restaurant’s advertising. Dec. 14 was the last evening of College Nigh...

MLK Challenge inspires further service from App State students

MLK Challenge inspires further service from App State students

Tucker Wulff

January 20, 2020

App State and Appalachian & Community Together celebrated the 21st anniversary of the MLK Challenge with a day of service alongside an array of community partners Monday.  Approximately 250 students met in Parkway Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union at 9:30 a.m. for the opening ceremony be...

Boone Police, Fire Department work together on arson case

Boone Police, Fire Department work together on arson case

Tucker Wulff

January 19, 2020

A joint investigation between the Boone Fire Department and Boone Police Department determined a primary suspect in an uninhabited house fire at 651 Old East King St. on Dec. 26.  The Boone Fire Department was dispatched at 9:21 p.m. for response to the fire at the one story structure, said Amy Fli...

Boone’s 2019 Best New Business expands to King Street, bringing Hatchet Coffee and doughnuts

Boone’s 2019 Best New Business expands to King Street, bringing Hatchet Coffee and doughnuts

Rachel Greenland, Managing Editor

January 18, 2020

The business App State students voted Boone’s Best New Business of 2019 is expanding to downtown Boone with more ice cream, cookies and a partnership with Hatchet Coffee.  Blue Deer Cookies’ growth comes just two years after opening its popular, seasonal camper on the side of N.C. Highway 321 b...

A new year brings new goals for many Mountaineers

A new year brings new goals for many Mountaineers

Michael Lillywhite and Quadajah Rivers

January 16, 2020

2020 is the year for adventures, new goals and big plans, but one theme remains constant year to year: improving mental and physical health. App State students want to be more physically active to improve their mental health, striving for a healthy lifestyle.   Sophomore Charlotte Davis, an interior desig...

Nikki Giovanni discusses humanity, change in talk celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Nikki Giovanni discusses humanity, change in talk celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Michael Lillywhite and Emily Broyles

January 15, 2020

Welcomed by hundreds with a standing ovation, Nikki Giovanni took the stage Jan. 13 at the Schaefer Center to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with laughter and poems. Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator. As a poet, Giovanni finds it important to re...

AppCards, other photo IDs not needed in primaries after ruling

AppCards, other photo IDs not needed in primaries after ruling

Adam Zebzda

January 15, 2020

In a 60-page ruling, United States District Judge Loretta Biggs placed an injunction on North Carolina’s newest voter photo ID law passed in December 2018, writing that Senate Bill 824 could be “impermissibly motivated...by discriminatory intent.”  Announced in December, the injunction blocke...

App State working toward a more diverse faculty

App State working toward a more diverse faculty

Josie Barnes, Reporter

January 2, 2020

Working to increase mentor relationships between students and faculty and improve underrepresented students’ academic performance, App State administration has developed initiatives to recruit underrepresented groups in faculty member selection processes. Nine percent of App State’s faculty are fr...

Cookies for a cause: Appalachia Cookie Company supports Western Youth Network this WYNter

Cookies for a cause: Appalachia Cookie Company supports Western Youth Network this WYNter

Tucker Wulff

December 24, 2019

Alonha Ketchum, a long-time mentee in Western Youth Network’s mentor program describes her experiences with mentors as “amazing,” and Appalachia Cookie Company partnered with the organization for the third year in a row to bring funding to an organization close to her heart.   According to ...

Misuse of safe ride brings operating hour changes, frustration from students

Misuse of safe ride brings operating hour changes, frustration from students

Emily Broyles, Associate News Editor

December 18, 2019

Mountaineer Safe Ride changed its operating hours this semester, leaving some students confused and frustrated with the transportation system. Students’ misuse and dependency on safe ride in recent years has left App State’s public safety department feeling the same.  According to App State’s parking and trans...

Registration brings worry and waitlists for App State students

Registration brings worry and waitlists for App State students

Ansley Puckett

December 13, 2019

A freshman sits anxiously at her computer as she waits for her registration time to begin. When the clock hits 8 a.m, she furiously types her class CRNs into AppalNet and hopes that she gets into the classes she needs. These aren't the classes she initially wanted, but it's the classes she had to tak...

App State and Wilkes Community College partner up to create new Career and Technical Education concentration

App State and Wilkes Community College partner up to create new Career and Technical Education concentration

Gianna Holiday, Reporter

December 7, 2019

App State’s Career and Technical Education program now offers a concentration in agriculture education, housed in the Reich College of Education’s curriculum and instruction department.  The concentration is offered in partnership with Wilkes Community College’s horticulture technology and animal s...

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