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Newly elected Boone Town Council brings new and old faces

Newly elected Boone Town Council brings new and old faces

Adam Zebzda, Reporter

November 25, 2019

The Boone Town Council will have a new dynamic and new priorities as recently elected members prepare to take the helm, with sustainability, affordable housing and App State at the forefront of the agenda. This year’s election was decided by 102 provisional ballots. Newly elected members Dustin H...

SGA shows progress through State of the University

SGA shows progress through State of the University

Josie Barnes

November 24, 2019

The Student Government Association presented The State of the University Address Nov. 12 to update faculty, staff and students on its progress and inner workings. The address highlighted SGA’s accomplishments and planned future endeavors. “This State of the University Address aims to open a window in...

Athletics and Student Affairs release joint statement on Quinn Recreation Center

Athletics and Student Affairs release joint statement on Quinn Recreation Center

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

November 22, 2019

Athletic Director Doug Gillin, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs JJ Brown and Student Body President DeJon Milbourne released a statement about Quinn Recreation Center Friday evening. "University Recreation’s programs and services will remain at the front entrance of the Quinn Center, and we will...

Board of trustees approves increases to student fees, tuition for incoming students

Board of trustees approves increases to student fees, tuition for incoming students

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

November 22, 2019

The App State board of trustees approved increases to five mandatory fees, and tuition for incoming undergraduate and graduate students. Tuition for current students will not change.  The fees still need approval from the UNC board of governors. The following tuition and fee increases were ap...

SGA Senate fails to override budget veto

SGA Senate fails to override budget veto

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

November 22, 2019

The Student Government Association Senate failed to override Student Body President DeJon Milbourne’s veto of the 2019-20 budget at Tuesday night’s meeting.  The override vote failed with 19 in favor, 14 against and two senators abstaining from voting. The Senate needed a two-thirds majority in fav...

Expansion of Child Development Center could allow 50 additional children to enroll

Expansion of Child Development Center could allow 50 additional children to enroll

Erin O'Neill, Reporter

November 22, 2019

The App State Child Development Center, a facility that provides child care for App State students, faculty and staff, is expanding. Moriah Stegall, director of the CDC, said the main goal of the expansion is to make affordable, high-quality child care available to more members of the App State c...

SGA passes bills to support Quinn, flu clinics, Roots Garden, meal plans

SGA passes bills to support Quinn, flu clinics, Roots Garden, meal plans

Josie Barnes

November 22, 2019

The Student Government Association passed four new bills at their last fall semester meeting Nov. 19. The Quinn Usage Act, Free Flu Clinic Support Act, Roots Garden Support Act and Meal Plan Reform Act were all passed. The Quinn Usage Act is a safety net for students for the usage of Quinn Recreati...

Children from Bradford Mobile Homes Park find mentors and representation through Boys and Girls Night

Children from Bradford Mobile Homes Park find mentors and representation through Boys and Girls Night

Hadasa Rivera Marin

November 21, 2019

More than 10 years ago, an App State student said he felt the “calling of God” to do something positive in his community. On Nov. 11, he and his wife acted on that call. JB and Laura Byrch started Boys and Girls Nights in 2010 to positively impact their community and children from Bradford Mobile...

Nonprofit provides real-world experience for fermentation sciences students

Nonprofit provides real-world experience for fermentation sciences students

Rachel Greenland and Nora Smith

November 20, 2019

While education majors drive to schools around the region for student teaching, and nursing majors commute to hospitals around the state for their clinicals, nonprofit brewery Ivory Tower is helping fermentation sciences students gain professional experience in their field while at App State.  “One...

Old Watauga High School property will be home to track and field, softball, tennis

Old Watauga High School property will be home to track and field, softball, tennis

Gianna Holiday

November 19, 2019

Plans are in motion to scrap Ike Belk Track in Kidd Brewer Stadium in lieu of App State’s purchase of the old Watauga High School lot.  App State acquired the 74-acre property on the site of the former WHS, located at 400 High School Drive, off of N.C. Highway 105.  The $15.5 million purchase...

Appalachian and the Community Together brings hunger and homelessness awareness to campus

Appalachian and the Community Together brings hunger and homelessness awareness to campus

Emily Broyles, Associate News Editor

November 19, 2019

College students have homework to do, meetings to attend and sleep to get. Often, in the midst of these activities, the person standing on the side of the road with a sign reading “help me, homeless” goes ignored or unnoticed.  Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a national week of adv...

Wellness and Prevention, clubs provide resources to App State students with seasonal affective disorder

Wellness and Prevention, clubs provide resources to App State students with seasonal affective disorder

Michael Lillywhite

November 16, 2019

Exam season at school, for many, brings stress and anxiety that can threaten a student’s mental health. Along with exam season comes harsh Boone winters.  “Students should be aware that the winter is different in Boone, so they need to continue taking care of their mental health throughout th...

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