The Appalachian

Moss Brennan
Moss Brennan (he/him) is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science and media studies. He has worked on The Appalachian since freshman year as the Enterprise Editor, News Editor and most recently as the Editor-in-Chief. The past two summers Moss has interned as a foreign desk reporter for The Washington Times and as a data/general reporter for The Virginian-Pilot. Moss is back at The Appalachian for the 2020 fall semester to help cover the 2020 election in Watauga County.  Moss can be reached by email at [email protected]

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Moss Brennan, Political Editor

Sep 22, 2020
North Carolina senators react to death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Story)
Sep 19, 2020
Board of election lawsuit unites campus political clubs (Story)
Sep 19, 2020
Marshall brings the thunder, defeats No. 23 App State 17-7 (Story/Media)
Sep 18, 2020
Students call for resignation of board of elections member (Story)
Sep 17, 2020
Faculty senate chair calls for university support of campus voting site (Story)
Sep 16, 2020
Attorney General, state elections board: Don’t vote twice (Story)
Sep 15, 2020
Watauga County Board of Election members file lawsuit against state board over App State campus voting site (Story)
Sep 15, 2020
Dashboard: App State and Watauga County COVID case count (Story)
Sep 12, 2020
State board of elections offers voting guidance to college students (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
Early Voting in Watauga and surrounding counties (Story)
Sep 07, 2020
Watauga County absentee ballot tracker (Story)
Sep 01, 2020
Republican candidates pitch their ideals at Watauga County GOP event (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
State Board of Elections votes to keep early voting site in union despite opposition from App State administration (Story)
Aug 29, 2020
Board of Elections to implement safety measures at voting sites (Story)
Aug 21, 2020
North Carolina attorney general files lawsuit against U.S. Postal Service (Story)
Aug 18, 2020
Watauga County expects up to 12,000 absentee ballots as post office warns of delays (Story)
Aug 17, 2020
Faculty Senate recommends Blue Ridge Ballroom as on-campus voting site (Story)
Aug 01, 2020
BOE submits two plans for campus voting site, no site confirmed (Story)
Apr 27, 2020
App State police has a new officer sniffing around campus (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2020
Boone Town Council passes resolution asking North Carolina attorney general to investigate unfair and deceptive rental housing practices (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
Confusion reigns as SGA Senate elections postponed (Story)
Apr 20, 2020
Michael Davis voted 2020-21 student body president (Story)
Apr 19, 2020
Update: SGA Senate elections on hold (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
Student body president race moves to runoff, voting April 16-20 (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
AppHealthCare confirms eighth case of coronavirus in Watauga County (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Davis.Hunter found responsible for campaign violation (Story)
Apr 11, 2020
‘No playbook’: App State Athletics out roughly $1.5 million due to COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 11, 2020
New Quinn Recreation Center floors included in approved capital projects (Story)
Apr 10, 2020
Fourth Ashe County resident tests positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Mullins.Martin campaign found not responsible for alleged campaign violation (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
ARHS employee tests positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
Video: student body presidential debate (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
AppHealthCare and ARHS offer guidance on cloth masks and face coverings (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
Three campaign violation cases filed in student body presidential race (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
Walmart limits number of people in stores to combat COVID-19 (Story/Media)
Apr 03, 2020
App State announces pass/no credit grading system for spring semester (Story)
Apr 02, 2020
AppHealthCare announces ways community can help in COVID-19 response (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Seventh coronavirus case confirmed in Watauga County (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
SGA candidate profiles: Devin Mullins and Karolyn Martin (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
SGA candidate profiles: Michael Davis and Cameron Hunter (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
UNC System changes admission requirements, announces prorated refund plan in the works  (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
Property owners who travel to Watauga County must self quarantine upon arrival effective March 31 (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
Watauga Medical Center adds 20 isolation beds (Story)
Mar 29, 2020
Watauga County will close playgrounds, courts, picnic shelters Monday (Story/Media)
Mar 29, 2020
Sheriff’s deputies enforce executive order as people flocked to popular spots during nice weather (Story)
Mar 28, 2020
Fifth coronavirus case is an App State student, hasn’t been to campus since March 4 (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Source: Board of Governors “definitely will” create plan to issue refunds (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Fifth Watauga County resident tests positive for coronavirus (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Fourth Watauga County resident tests positive for coronavirus (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Watauga County ends short-term rentals effective March 26 (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
Third Watauga County resident tests positive for coronavirus (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
ARHS: Tent at Watauga Medical Center a precaution (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
App State announces a virtual commencement in May (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
UNC System president says commencement will be disrupted, expects to address fee questions next week  (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
Treasury secretary moves Tax Day to July 15 (Story)
Mar 19, 2020
Boone Fire responds to structure fire on Faculty Street (Story)
Mar 19, 2020
‘Hardest f—— thing I’ve ever done:’ Food industry in Boone takes hit during pandemic (Story/Media)
Mar 18, 2020
AppalCart implements precautions during coronavirus pandemic (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
AppHealthCare announces second positive case of coronavirus in Watauga County (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
In Spanish: Carta del Editor – Seguimos aquí y estamos reportando (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
ARHS offers $49 COVID-19 screening (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
App State announces changes to paid administration leave, campus parking (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Letter from the Editor: We’re still here and we’re still reporting (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Campus dining shifts schedule until further notice (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Hardin Park Elementary School workers hope people take advantage of feeding site (Story/Media)
Mar 16, 2020
Watauga County Schools will host feeding sites across county (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
24 SGA senators release statement on App State’s response to COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 15, 2020
Watauga County resident tests presumptive positive for novel coronavirus (Story)
Mar 14, 2020
Grandfather Mountain closes after executive order bans gatherings of 100 or more (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
AppHealthCare engaged with local and state partners to monitor coronavirus (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
ARHS limits visitors at Watauga Medical Center, Cannon Memorial Hospital (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Map of coronavirus cases in North Carolina by county (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Boone cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Rail Jam over coronavirus concerns (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
App State to extend spring break and remain open, will transition from in-person instruction to alternative course delivery methods (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Student body president voting changed due to extended spring break (Story)
Mar 08, 2020
Three tickets will run in 2020 student body presidential race (Story)
Mar 06, 2020
Second case of coronavirus confirmed in North Carolina (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
AppHealthCare responds to novel coronavirus rumors in Boone (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
Three cases of mumps confirmed in off campus students (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Results of Watauga County primary election (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
VIDEO: Interview with App State College Republicans president (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
VIDEO: Interview with App State College Democrats president (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
First case of new coronavirus confirmed in North Carolina (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Long lines could bring a long night for poll workers (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Photo Gallery: North Carolina Primary (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
PSU voting site manager: voting going well, some confusion (Story/Media)
Mar 03, 2020
Explained: Provisional Ballots (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
New residence halls officially named (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Early voting numbers down in Watauga County compared to 2016 (Story/Media)
Mar 02, 2020
2020 North Carolina Primary Coverage (Story/Media)
Feb 29, 2020
English department responds to use of N-word in class (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Watauga County Republican Ballot (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Watauga County Democratic Ballot (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Watauga County Democratic Ballot: Bios and Key Issues for the Candidates (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Watauga County Republican Ballot: Bios and Key Issues for the Candidates (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
SGA Senate President Pro-Tempore plans to run for student body president (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Pedestrian hit on intersection of Rivers and Center streets (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Second court rejects voter ID law (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
247 App State student-athletes named to academic honor roll (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
What to know for the North Carolina Primary (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Kruger steps down as provost, Norris named interim (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Brief power outage affects some west campus buildings, bookstore and library (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Motorcyclist and bicyclist involved in Rivers Street crash (Story/Media)
Jan 24, 2020
NCDHHS investigating possible case of coronavirus (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
“I can’t let that be what defines me”: App State student beats cancer after three years (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
App state leads Sun Belt in home attendance, third time in four years (Story)
Dec 25, 2019
Darrynton Evans to forego senior season, declares for NFL draft (Story)
Dec 23, 2019
Photo Gallery: R + L New Orleans Carriers Bowl (Story/Media)
Dec 22, 2019
Clark leads Mountaineers to historic fifth straight bowl win with 31-17 victory over UAB (Story/Media)
Dec 20, 2019
Back in the Bayou: Mountaineers set for second straight New Orleans Bowl (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
Source: Shawn Clark expected to be named head coach Friday (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Head coach Eliah Drinkwitz leaves App State, Clark named interim head coach (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
App State moves to No. 21 in College Football Playoff rankings (Story)
Nov 29, 2019
App State to host Sun Belt Championship after 48-13 win at Troy (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Board of trustees approves increases to student fees, tuition for incoming students (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
SGA Senate fails to override budget veto (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Athletics and Student Affairs release joint statement on Quinn Recreation Center (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
OPINION: The Daily Northwestern made a mistake, journalists should help them (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
Mountaineers blow by Georgia State after rocky start (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
Mountaineers back in AP Top 25 Poll at No. 23 (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
Student body president vetos SGA budget (Story)
Nov 10, 2019
Mountaineers back in coaches poll, one spot out of AP Top 25 (Story)
Nov 10, 2019
Mountaineers rule the Carolinas, beat USC 20-15 (Story/Media)
Oct 27, 2019
Mountaineers continue rise in AP, Coaches polls (Story)
Oct 26, 2019
No. 21 Mountaineers route South Alabama, move to 7-0 (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
University, SGA say Athletics not taking over Quinn (Story)
Oct 20, 2019
App State football continues making history as first Sun Belt team ranked in consecutive weeks (Story)
Oct 19, 2019
Writing history: App State blows by ULM 52-7 on homecoming, makes Sun Belt history (Story/Media)
Oct 13, 2019
App State ranked in AP Top 25 for second time in school history (Story)
Sep 28, 2019
App State vs Coastal Carolina under weather delay (Story/Media)
Sep 28, 2019
Mountaineers beat Coastal Carolina 56-37 despite 2 hour weather delay (Media)
Sep 28, 2019
Luke Combs to perform at The Rock May 2 (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Campus crime beyond the surface: a look at App State’s Clery Log (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Episode 2 of the Weekly Sports Podcast: UNC vs. App State preview (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Business Affairs Committee approves $3.7 million in funds for campus repairs (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
App State increased student body by 172 students (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
Game day grades: App State (56) vs Charlotte (41) (Story/Media)
Sep 07, 2019
Evans goes for 298 yards, App State beats Charlotte 56-41 (Story/Media)
Sep 06, 2019
Episode 1 of the Weekly Sports Podcast: UNCC vs. App State preview (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
App State celebrates 120 years of education at Founders Day (Story)
Aug 30, 2019
Former Mountaineers cut by NFL teams (Story)
Aug 23, 2019
Mountaineer Safe Ride provides late-night rides for students (Story)
Aug 21, 2019
ICE rumors dispelled by Boone Police (Story)
Aug 01, 2019
College of Fine and Applied Arts dean steps down (Story)
Jul 25, 2019
Board of trustees approves resolution seeking alcohol sales permit for athletic facilities (Story)
Jul 03, 2019
Professor sets record 27,657 feet above sea level (Story)
Jun 27, 2019
Crossroads and Wired Scholar will operate under Campus Dining this fall (Story)
May 22, 2019
West Campus parking deck on schedule for August opening (Story)
May 02, 2019
Two dead, four injured in shooting at UNC Charlotte (Story)
Apr 27, 2019
App State alumna turns 100 (Story)
Apr 27, 2019
No Appalcart service on Rivers Street until after 5 p.m. April 28 (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
Student death: how App State communicates after tragic events (Story/Media)
Apr 06, 2019
Boone Fire responds to structure fire late Thursday night (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
Mountaineer Day gives fans first experience of Drinkwitz era (Media)
Mar 31, 2019
Howell awarded scholarship on Mountaineer Day (Media)
Mar 29, 2019
Board of trustees votes to raise fees by a total of $252 (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Student Body President re-elected, 15 senators elected with 743 total votes (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
Board of Governors approve an increase in athletics and student activity fees (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2019
Review: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ brings fresh perspective to modern superheroes (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Senator of two years and ASG delegate runs for VP (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
App State student hit in car chase that ended in crash on King Street (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
EDITORIAL: Lack of competition for SGA presidential ticket discourages students from voting (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
AppalCart Board will hear feedback from students and passengers at March 25 meeting (Story)
Mar 17, 2019
Mountaineers tie up series with Georgia State, rubber match Sunday (Story)
Mar 15, 2019
State Board of Elections approves student and employee AppCards as voter ID (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
New chief financial officer for SGA wants to spread financial knowledge, create new class (Story/Media)
Mar 12, 2019
SGA extends declaration period for student body president and senate positions (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
SGA bill presses university to climate neutrality by 2025 (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
SGA overrides student body president vetoes (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
SGA passes bill urging Chancellor Everts to sign AppCard attestation form (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Faculty express salary concerns to Chancellor Sheri Everts (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
370 employees face payroll problems with Fidelity Bank (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
“No expectation of privacy:” New draft policy alarm faculty senators, create working group (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
App State alumnus Brock Long resigns as FEMA administrator (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Faculty Senate sends survey to evaluate Chancellor Everts (Story)
Feb 02, 2019
SGA passes bill to extend bookstore market hours (Story)
Feb 02, 2019
SGA chief administration officer explores ways to improve Senate (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
New SGA Cabinet members confirmed after recent firings (Story/Media)
Jan 22, 2019
Rachel Foutz unanimously approved as Elections Court Chair (Story/Media)
Jan 15, 2019
Election court chair nomination tabled until Jan. 22 (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Two cabinet officials fired, marketing director resigns (Story)
Dec 16, 2018
Gameday grades: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Media)
Dec 15, 2018
Whirlwind of distractions don’t phase Mountaineers (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
App State holds classes despite AppalCART delays (Story)
Dec 02, 2018
Student firefighter balances classes and a risky job at Deep Gap Fire Department (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
SGA passes bill condemning Trump’s plans to end birthright citizenship, offers support to students affected (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Orwellian White House should scare everyone (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Faculty Senate demands merit-based raise after Everts pay increase (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Watauga County Republican Party Facebook post that said students were not informed was not authorized by the party (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Analysis: Democrat wave more of a ripple (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
UNC Board of Governors announce new UNC School System interim president (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
On the issues: Where candidates stand on education, healthcare and taxes (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Margaret Spellings resigns as UNC School System president (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Former Okaloosa County Tax Collector runs for Soil and Water Conservation district supervisor (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Trump Cabinet Officials awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
OPINION: Negative rhetoric toward journalists will continue to incite violence (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Early voting numbers show engaged campus (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
30,000 pills collected in bi-annual drug drop-off (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
State Farm AppalCART routes changing Oct. 29 (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
‘Cheated’: Migos show met with absence, arrests (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Smiley Card bill passes in Senate (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Rachel Gallardo named Top of the Rock (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Paint and positivity: How AEPi and Social Justice Representatives respond to hate on campus (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Christian Adams confirmed by Senate despite rules committee hearing (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
App State ranked last in North Carolina by black student equity report (Story)
Sep 21, 2018
SGA rules committee votes “insufficient” on cabinet appointee Christian Adams (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
App State emergency services reflect on Florence preparation and aftermath (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Monday and Tuesday classes canceled as threat from Florence grows (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
App State cancels home opener against Southern Miss (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Emergency management braces for Hurricane Florence, prepares for “worst-case scenario” (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
New year for DeJon Milbourne as SGA president (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
SGA gains six freshmen senators and eight constitutional amendments (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
Families reflect on ways to make move-in day easier (Story)
Jul 28, 2018
Mark Ricks named to App State board of trustees (Story)
Jun 01, 2018
Mudslide in Boone claims two lives (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Women’s soccer works hard to prevent injury (Story)
Apr 08, 2018
App State loses to Troy in an error-filled game (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Three men arrested after Migos concert (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Black and white: Athletics is more diverse than campus (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
Warming up is the key to not getting hurt (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
With the best season under Fox, App heads to the tournament (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
App State police will offer training program to students (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Michael Brown speaks after protests (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Baseball Injuries Require Tough Rehab and Prevention (Story)
Feb 04, 2018
Patriots are the empire (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Fox News or CNN: biases impact news (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Eminem remains on top (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
Trump “turns down” TIME Magazine Person of the year (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
How Papadopoulos ties the Trump Campaign to Russia (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are not enough (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
A Look into Health Services (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Moving money: who supported who (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Time to stop turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Protesting the protest with taxpayers money (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
Fake news: killing true journalism (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
The flag code: what disrespects the American flag and what doesn’t (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
What happened: Hillary Clinton speaks out (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
Cigarettes on campus raise a question of Appalachian’s true sustainability message (Story)
Aug 29, 2017
Antifa: fighting Nazis with violence (Story)