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West Campus parking deck on schedule for August opening

West Campus parking deck on schedule for August opening

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The construction of the future parking deck on West Campus is continuing to make progress with plans to open in August.   Matt Dull, assistant vice chancellor for finance and operations, said on May 15 precast concrete, which is concrete cast in a controlled environment and transported to the co...

Two dead, four injured in shooting at UNC Charlotte

Two dead, four injured in shooting at UNC Charlotte

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

May 2, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Two people are dead and four are injured after a shooting on UNC Charlotte’s campus Tuesday night. UNC Charlotte’s Office of Emergency Management sent out a tweet at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. “NinerAlert: Shots reported near kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately. Monitor emai...

App State alumna turns 100

App State alumna turns 100

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Jean Warwick Nadeau graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Appalachian State Teachers College in 1941. Nadeau turned 100 years old on April 25. Born near Wagram and Laurinburg, North Carolina, Nadeau attended App State for her teaching degree and then earned an art degree from Upper Iowa University, according to her autobiography “Miss Jeanie’s Little Girl....

UNC System reduces number of hours needed to graduate

Emily Broyles, News Reporter

April 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The UNC System reduced the number of required credit hours for all undergraduate programs from 128 to 120, which gives App State students an easier route to graduation. The change in credit hours will start Fall 2019. All undergraduate programs required a student to take between 128 and 130 credit hours t...

No Appalcart service on Rivers Street until after 5 p.m. April 28

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2019


Filed under Community, News

AppalCart routes Pop 105 and Green will not provide services on Rivers Street until after 5 p.m. on April 28 due to the High Country Cycling Classic, according to a press release from AppalCart. Riders can access the Green route at Holmes Convocation Center stop toward The Cottages of Boone and the...

RISE Fellows program aims to give leadership opportunities to underrepresented students in Reich College of Education

Jackie Park, News Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The James Center for Student Success and Advising in Reich College of Education will add a new fellowship program in fall of 2019 for underrepresented students. Remarkable, Innovative Student Scholars is a program created by Jeffrey Coats, James Center interim director and Alicia Muhammad, an undergrad...

Way of Council provides diverse cultural perspectives for students

Anna Dollar, News Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Way of Council, an event held by the International Education and Development, is a monthly event for domestic and international students to come together to have an intimate conversation about what students have gone through in their life and how their culture may have an impact on these experiences....

App State professor returns from research in Antarctica

Olivia Bouzigard, News Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Ellen Cowan, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, boarded a scientific drill ship called the JOIDES Resolution to research the loss of ice sheets in Antarctica. Cowan applied for the International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition a year ahead of the trip to Antarct...

Boone Saloon experiences backlash and change in management after controversial post

Boone Saloon experiences backlash and change in management after controversial post

Christina Beals, Arts and Culture Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

Boone Saloon received public backlash from an Instagram post on April 14, which pictured a sticker that read, “I Ask For Consent” found in the bar. The caption read, “This sticker on our machine…with no consent. Get the irony? #noonesperfect #relax #letsdrank #iask #gettheirony #saam.” ...

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, Video Editor

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 ...

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