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This Week in History: AppalNet gets its start as a TV broadcasting system

This Week in History: AppalNet gets its start as a TV broadcasting system

October 4, 2022

James Moser curated this story by Lauren Shaw, which The Appalachian published Oct. 2, 1984. ASU’s AppalNet broadcasting system, the new university-run educational television service, was used for...

Edwin Bernbaum discusses modern photos of Cotacachi, now largely devoid of glacial ice due to the effects of climate change.

Guest lecture explores ‘sacred’ nature of mountains

William Becker, Reporter October 4, 2022

The mountains around App State were shown in a new light Thursday as experienced mountaineer and scholar Edwin Bernbaum delivered a guest lecture, “Sacred Mountains of the World,” to an audience of...

An ax-thrower at Elwoods Hatchet House.

Boone adopts ax-throwing

Hollie Moore, Associate News Editor October 3, 2022

Tucked behind the bustle of New Market Center, as drivers enter Boone from Highway 421, hides a building that took on the title of “Boone’s first and only indoor axe-throwing tavern,” according to...

The new electric bus, unveiled Sept. 28, 2022.

AppalCart introduces first electric bus to transportation fleet

Hollie Moore, Associate News Editor October 1, 2022

AppalCart introduced their first electric bus to their 28 bus fleet Wednesday.  The new bus is expected to service the red route. Craig Hughes, director of AppalCart, said bus drivers will receive...

ClimACT protesters hold signage outside the B.B. Dougherty Administration Building after being told to leave over “disturbing a meeting” with their chants and demands for more environmentally sustainable university policies Sept. 28, 2022.

ClimACT leads rally promoting environmental alternatives

Mia Seligman, Reporter September 30, 2022

Student members of ClimACT held a rally Wednesday to bring awareness to environmental sustainability issues they say are presented on campus, and how they say App State has played into this in the past.  After...

Hurricane Ian causes wind and rain, caution advised

Hurricane Ian causes wind and rain, caution advised

Sarah Brittain, Reporter September 30, 2022

The National Weather Service has put a wind advisory and flood watch on Watauga County for hurricane Ian.  The wind advisory is from 10 a.m. Friday to noon Saturday, with northeast winds going up to...

Families struggle to find hotels for Family Weekend

Families struggle to find hotels for Family Weekend

Lydia Jacobson, Reporter September 29, 2022

Families eager to spend the weekend in Boone for the university’s Family Weekend, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, are struggling to find hotels with available rooms and reasonable prices.  The university’s...

Charlotte Nielson’s hands patiently rest while she and her husband volunteer to listen to strangers in the international hallway of Plemmons Student Union. Dave Nielson said “We like to volunteer because its a part of our personal mission.” Sept. 13, 2022.

Campus’s free, voluntary counseling service: The Listening Post

Caroline Stainback, Reporter September 27, 2022

In the International Hallway of the Plemmons Student Union sits a table with a sign reading “The Listening Post.” The post, a free, voluntary counseling service, is available and located throughout...

Student club petitions for menstrual, contraceptive product vending machines

Student club petitions for menstrual, contraceptive product vending machines

Siri Patterson, Reporter September 27, 2022

Planned Parenthood Generation Action created a petition in 2021 to get a vending machine with reproductive health products, which is now only a few hundred signatures away from their goal.  The proposed...

Crystal Gomez-Aguilar performs “Canta no Llores” on trumpet to an audience at the Latin Hispanic Heritage Festival, Sept. 23, 2022.

Latin Hispanic Alliance hosts annual Hispanic heritage festival

Nataly Aguiar, Reporter September 26, 2022

The Latin Hispanic Alliance hosted their annual Hispanic Heritage Month festival Friday featuring an array of games, food and activities for all. People gathered around the front of Plemmons Student...

Poet Savannah Sipple reads her favorite poems for the audience.

Visiting writer helps craft a new perspective

Alexia Ramirez Garcia, Reporter September 25, 2022

App State hosted author Savannah Sipple Thursday during the Visiting Writers Series to read excerpts from her poetry book “WWJD and Other Poems,” detailing her experience growing up queer in Appalachia.  The...

Members of the Junaluska Gospel Choir of Mennonite Brethren Church performing at the Schaefer Center for the Junaluska celebration Sept. 20

Junaluska community, common reading highlighted in celebration

K. Slade, Reporter September 23, 2022

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts highlighted this year’s Common Reading book with a Junaluska celebration Tuesday, centering on one of the oldest African American communities in western North...

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