The Appalachian


The Appalachian has been Appalachian State University’s student-run news publication since 1934. We publish a print publication and film a news broadcast weekly. We are the recipient of the ACP Pacemaker Award, the CMA Pinnacle Award and the NC College Media Association Best of Show award.

Our Mission:

The Appalachian, a student-run publication at Appalachian State University, strives to provide fair and accurate news for the campus community; to inform, entertain and create a forum for ideas; to provide on outlet for reader’s opinions; to be a champion for student, faculty, staff, and community interests; and to remain independent, exercise and insure its First Amendment rights.

Comment Policy:

The Appalachian welcomes comments on all stories published on Comments will not be censored as long as they do not violate our comment policy. 

A comment will violate policy if it contains: off-topic or inappropriate remarks using gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference or disabilities; personal attacks or threats against the writer or other commenters; derogatory terms, slurs or profanities that would not be appropriate for print publication; advertisements or other spam. 

Users who create a fake email and name will have their comment deleted. 

Comments are a space for thoughtful discussion of the content of the article and not a place for harassment or personal attacks. 

The Appalachian staff will try its best to be consistent when moderating comments.

If you have questions regarding comment policy please email

Policy effective date: March 3, 2020.

Content Removal Policy:

The Appalachian strives to provide thorough and truthful coverage to our readers. We intend to maintain and preserve our full record of publication online; however, we recognize the long-lasting impact some coverage may have on a person. Content – whether written, visual or otherwise – will not be removed without compelling argument at the discretion of a review board consisting of current editorial leadership. Please click here to read our full policy.