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Students reported a phone camera hidden in the third floor bathroom of  Eggers Residence Hall Oct. 15.

Camera hidden in residence hall bathroom reported by student

Jenna Guzman, Reporter October 21, 2021

On Oct. 15, University Housing received a report of a phone camera in a vent in the third floor bathroom of Eggers Residence Hall. Eggers Hall is traditionally an all-female identifying dorm building. App...

Early voting for Boone Mayor and Boone Town Council is taking place in  Plemmons Student Union for both community members and student residents until Oct. 30.

Students, Boone residents cast ballots on first day of PSU voting

Lucy Bomar, Reporter October 19, 2021

Early voting for Watauga County’s municipal elections began Thursday and will continue through Oct. 30.  The Blue Ridge Ballroom in the Plemmons Student Union opened to students and community members...

Early voting in the Plemmons Student Union for the 2021 municipal general election starts Monday.

What to know for the 2021 municipal general election

Hollie Moore, Reporter October 17, 2021

Watauga County will hold its 2021 municipal general election Nov. 2 with early voting in Boone from Oct. 14-30. On Nov. 2, the polls will be open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. All in-person ballots must be...

App State to require proof of COVID vaccine for employees

App State to require proof of COVID vaccine for employees

Andrew Rice, Reporter October 15, 2021

Beginning Monday, App State will require all employees to upload their vaccination cards, shifting away from the current attestation form that faculty and staff fill out, the university announced in an...

Boone Police held its annual forum Oct. 6 to discuss their operations in the community.

Boone Police holds annual forum to address use of force, drugs, noise

Will Hofmann and Abby Majors October 15, 2021

Boone Police held its fourth annual public forum Oct. 6 to address questions from the public and the Boone Town Council regarding its operations and actions in the past year. Originally scheduled to...

During the event, competitions like a Jarritos drinking game were held to celebrate Latino and Hispanic culture in a creative way.

Una noche de celebracíon: Latin Hispanic Alliance highlights culture

Jenna Guzman and Jaclyn Bartlett October 13, 2021

App State’s Latin Hispanic Alliance and Multicultural Greek Council hosted the annual Latin Hispanic Heritage Festival Oct. 6, a celebratory event in honor of Latin Hispanic Heritage Month. Brenda...

The new Career Development Center in Plemmons Student Union can be found on the second floor near the Greek Life and SGA offices. Previously located in John E. Thomas Hall on Rivers Street, the center decided to create a new space so they could have “a more accessible space on campus,” Parker said. “We want people to know where we are.”

Updated Career Development Center provides students with tools to succeed

Rachel Leahy, Reporter October 8, 2021

With the semester in full swing, there is a new addition to Plemmons Student Union: the Career Development Center.  Located on the second floor of the student union, the Career Development Center offers...

The Marching Mountaineers practice in Broyhill concert hall on rainy days to prepare the clarinets, flutes, and other brass instruments for upcoming home games Oct. 20 and 30.

Marching Mountaineers bring music back to the mountains

Cameron Stuart, Reporter October 8, 2021

After not performing in the 2020-21 football and basketball seasons due to COVID-19, the Marching Mountaineers are honoring essential workers in their three halftime shows this year. The band’s first...

Cassie Petrilla, education specialist, inspects a leaf with a magnifying glass during a demonstration included in a tour of Grandfather Mountain.

Peek the peak: Grandfather Mountain offers fall color tours

Ethan Hunt, Associate News Editor October 7, 2021

Camden, a 6-year-old from Kansas, scampered across the Grandfather Mountain parking lot following one of the park's naturalist guides and toward a caterpillar hiding under the leaf of a Pipevine bush.  Camden,...

U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaking to students on Sanford Mall during her campaign visit to App State.

US Senate candidate Cheri Beasley joins App State students on Sanford Mall

Andrew Rice, Reporter October 7, 2021

In preparation for the looming 2022 midterm election season, students joined the U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley in conversation Wednesday on key issues for North Carolinians.  Beasley served as...

App State SGA Cabinet overview

App State SGA Cabinet overview

Leah Rogers, Reporter October 6, 2021

Following their Sept. 7 confirmation, The Appalachian sent all 11 members of the Gardin + Evans Cabinet the same questions via email, asking what attracted them to their positions and about their goals...

The Town of Boone and App State are laying the groundwork to be carbon free by 2050.

Boone, App State aim for carbon-free 2050

Hollie Moore, Reporter October 5, 2021

Boone maintains its attraction with the neighboring Blue Ridge Parkway and rolling mountains. In order to preserve this natural landscape, the town has planned steps toward clean energy and air, hoping...

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