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New director for Public School Partnership branches out

New director for Public School Partnership branches out

Jackie Park, Associate News Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Trisha Caviness-Bliss smiled ear-to-ear as she sat in her new office at her alma mater surrounded by photos of all the elementary school classes she has taught. Caviness-Bliss was named director of the Public School Partnership for the Reich College of Education beginning in January. “I’m humbled b...

Trash builds up on Blue Ridge Parkway due to government shutdown

Trash builds up on Blue Ridge Parkway due to government shutdown

Christina Beals, WASU News Correspondent

January 23, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

Effects of the government shutdown on the Blue Ridge Parkway have become visible through uncovered potholes, overflowing trash cans and vandalism. The Blue Ridge Parkway Association asked park visitors to not leave trash in designated trash cans during the government shutdown in a Facebook post. ...

Martin Luther King Day celebrated with the 20th annual MLK Challenge

Martin Luther King Day celebrated with the 20th annual MLK Challenge

Brooke Bryant, News Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community, News

App State and Appalachian and The Community Together celebrated the 20th anniversary of the MLK Challenge with participants gathering to honor his legacy through a day of service and reflection on Jan. 21. Associate Director of Cental Operations in Student Affairs Jennifer Koehn adopted the MLK Challenge...

Rachel Foutz unanimously approved as Elections Court Chair

Rachel Foutz unanimously approved as Elections Court Chair

Moss Brennan, News Editor

January 22, 2019


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Rachel Foutz, chair of student conduct and senior accounting major, was unanimously approved as the Student Government Association election court chair on Jan. 22. One senator abstained from voting. The nomination was tabled during the Dec. 4 Senate meeting after questions of her involvement in the...

Historians preserve the Junaluska community through photos and journal entries

Historians preserve the Junaluska community through photos and journal entries

Savannah Nguyen, Senior A&C Reporter

January 20, 2019


Filed under Community, News

As the history of the Junaluska Heritage Association erodes from public memory, three women have continued to document experiences of the historically black community in Boone as far back as the 1860s. Since before the Civil War, the small community called Junaluska, also called “The Hill,” has endu...

New five-member Board of Elections to be implemented after Jan. 31

New five-member Board of Elections to be implemented after Jan. 31

Jackie Park, Associate News Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under Community, News

A new five-member North Carolina Board of Elections will be implemented on or after Jan. 31 by Gov. Roy Cooper. After an ongoing debate about the size and effectiveness of the board, a three-judge panel decided in mid-October that a nine-member board was not constitutional in North Carolina, said Ste...

New interprofessional clinic opens at Leon Levine Hall

New interprofessional clinic opens at Leon Levine Hall

Anna Muckenfuss, News Reporter

January 17, 2019


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Students in the Beaver College of Health Sciences will be running an interprofessional health clinic located in Leon Levine Hall to provide healthcare to Boone. “Our college of health and sciences is focused on training students in their own disciplines and to learn about each other’s disciplin...

Boone Police schedule educational coffee dates with community

Boone Police schedule educational coffee dates with community

Emily Broyles, News Reporter

January 16, 2019


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This year, the Boone Police Department will serve the community with additional servings of coffee for all. Starting Jan. 22, Boone Police will host “Coffee with a Cop” each month. “Coffee with a Cop” is a casual informational series where officers and citizens can engage in conversations, ask qu...

Election court chair nomination tabled until Jan. 22

Election court chair nomination tabled until Jan. 22

Moss Brennan, News Editor

January 15, 2019


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Rachel Foutz, chair of student conduct and senior accounting major, had her nomination as the Elections Court Chair tabled for further questioning during the last Student Government Association Senate meeting on Dec. 4. Her nomination was tabled after a question of her involvement in the Milbourne.Ke...

Two cabinet officials fired, marketing director resigns

Two cabinet officials fired, marketing director resigns

Moss Brennan, News Editor

January 15, 2019


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Jared Mark, senior political science major and former director of student affairs, and Connor Hughes, junior political science major and former director of legislative operations, were fired from their cabinet positions within the Student Government Association. “We regularly evaluate the performance of ...

Watauga Humane Society brings in volunteers from App State

Watauga Humane Society brings in volunteers from App State

Cameron Stuart, News Reporter

December 10, 2018


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Students at App State are making a difference, one dog at a time. The Humane Society has a program that allows students and the public to make a positive impact on themselves and local animals by volunteering to spend their time with the animals. “Just serving the community and doing all the d...

Operation Christmas Child aims to distribute its 168 millionth box in its 25th year

Operation Christmas Child aims to distribute its 168 millionth box in its 25th year

Rachel Greenland

December 8, 2018


Filed under Community, News

A young artist in Ukraine spent her time praying for art supplies that her family could not afford. Her prayer was answered when she received the gift of a shoebox with crayons, paint and brushes inside. This young girl is now an art teacher in Ohio and is sharing hope through her passion. In the ...

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