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Parson named interim Chief Diversity Officer

Parson named interim Chief Diversity Officer

Emily Broyles, News Editor 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...

A member of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team leads App State Police officers in a prayer circle at the Watauga County Sheriff's Office April 29.

Watauga County Sheriff standoff leaves five dead, including two deputies

Emily Broyles, News Editor April 29, 2021

Five people are dead, including two Watauga County Sheriff’s deputies, after a daylong standoff between law enforcement and a civilian Wednesday at 533 Hardaman Circle. The Watauga County Sheriff’s...

Gov. Roy Cooper dons a face mask at a press briefing.

No masks required outside starting Friday, per governor’s new order

Emily Broyles, News Editor April 28, 2021

Starting Friday, North Carolinians do not have to wear masks outdoors, Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press conference Wednesday.  "We are grateful that North Carolina continues to hold steady when...

Members of the Climate Action Collaborative chant and hold signs during their parade on Blowing Rock Road toward Highway 105 January 19, 2019.

“We will no longer be ignored”: Climate Action Collaborative beckons board of trustees for immediate climate justice

Jake Markland, Associate News Editor April 28, 2021

The Climate Action Collaborative, a local climate justice and environmental advocacy group, sent a list of demands to the App State Board of Trustees, calling on them to take bold and immediate action...

UPDATE: Two officers, suspected gunman among five dead following lengthy standoff

UPDATE: Two officers, suspected gunman among five dead following lengthy standoff

Jake Markland, Associate News Editor April 28, 2021

Watauga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check at a local residence at 9:44 a.m. Wednesday. A standoff with law enforcement that lasted all-day ended Wednesday night. Five people have been...

The reopening of Sanford Hall was celebrated on March 25. The elevator column on the front of the building was a centerpiece of the renovation.

“Good bones”: Sanford Hall revamped after 53 years

Ethan Hunt, Reporter April 27, 2021

Sanford Hall’s dimly lit corridors, hot stuffy classrooms and broken elevator are a thing of the past. The renovation of Sanford Hall is almost complete and the building is open for use.  The building...

LGBTQ+ supporters looked on as a group of Trump supporters calling themselves

LGBTQ+ students at App State: A Timeline of their history and progress made

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor April 25, 2021

LGBTQ+ students first saw an official safe space on App State's campus in 1972 with Human Sexuality Day. Oct. 25 of that year was filled with discussion groups, information booths, panels, films and special...

Students share their COVID-19 experience through a display on Sanford Mall. Small pieces of cloth voice student reflections.

“Dear COVID” project helps community voice pandemic thoughts

Abi Pepin, Senior Reporter April 25, 2021

App State students, faculty and community members can anticipate seeing fabric displaying experiences throughout the pandemic on Sanford Mall in the next few weeks. Students in associate professor Greg...

The Body Positive AppState program was designed to foster a culture of body positivity at App State.

Women’s Center program fosters discussions about body image

Cameron Stuart, Reporter April 24, 2021

https://youtu.be/_OucnsaJIxE The Women’s Center is bringing a program to campus to provide a safe space for body image discussions. Called Body Positive AppState, the program stems from The Body...

Students able to use excess meal plan money in bookstore

Students able to use excess meal plan money in bookstore

Hollie Moore, Reporter April 24, 2021

https://youtu.be/qJmnMUmGGcg Students with excess meal plan money have once again been given the chance to use their money toward bookstore purchases just like the fall semester.  Campus Dining,...

On Tuesday nights, the trumpet studio hosts a “master class,” now offered virtually, where students can show up with pieces they are working on and receive additional feedback from professors and other students. Lipsette and two other students often reserve a practice room in Hayes School of Music to attend the virtual master class in a small, socially distanced group.

Changing the Tune: Music Student Seniors in the Age of COVID-19

Kara Haselton April 23, 2021

Music education has suddenly become dangerous like never before. When COVID-19 halted life in March of 2020, music students adapted to an online, virtual format. An audience-based education was forced...

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