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Diverse Identities Finding Space on Campus
Oct 24, 2019

If you are a person who holds a marginalized identity on a campus that has traditionally been predominantly white, it can sometimes take time to find your place when first arriving here.

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How the Office of Disability Resources Can Work For You
Apr 8, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 4 American adults are currently living with a disability, so it makes sense that Appalachian State University would have an entire office dedicated...

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Helpful Tips for Freshman Year
Apr 8, 2019

I am a freshman here at Appalachian State University and I am going to share a few things with you that have helped me academically this year. I went to a small high school in North Carolina and we never really had much homework so I was a little worried coming to college on what to expect.

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Best Outlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Apr 8, 2019

Do you not like trees blocking the view of the mountains? Do you crave sitting on the edge of a rock to look out over what you call home? Want to find places where you can become one with the nature around you? Well, if so, you’ve come to the right place.

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Advice for First-Generation College Students
Apr 8, 2019

Adjusting to college life can be difficult for anyone, however, when there’s no one’s footsteps to follow in, the transition can be even more challenging.

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A Guide to Club Expo
Apr 8, 2019

One of the best events that Appalachian State University holds annually is the Club Expo. Here at Appalachian, we have over 400 club offerings for our students. During your first year, this can sound quite intimidating.

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Where Did My Meal Plan Money Go?
Apr 8, 2019

One budget issue that often slips the minds of many college students is the meal plan. Every semester, some students find themselves with little to nothing left on their plan, leaving them with the question “where did all my money go?”

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Why You Should Own a 4x4 Vehicle in Boone
Apr 1, 2019

The weather in Boone can always change very quickly, especially during the winter months when we get large accumulations of snow. If you plan to bring a car with you to college, I highly recommend getting something that has four-wheel drive capability.

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To Bell The Truth: The Founder’s Bell Isn’t App State’s First Iconic Bell
Apr 1, 2019

The beloved Founder’s Bell here at Appalachian State is well-known for its believed good-luck bearing secrets on final exam’s, however, many don’t know that it is not the only, nor even the first bell to be important to campus.

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Thinking About Studying Abroad?
Apr 1, 2019

Once you come to Appalachian State University, you will feel right at home and happy you chose to become a Mountaineer! There are a lot of opportunities available to Appalachian students, such as studying abroad.

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On Campus Jobs
Apr 1, 2019

When coming to college the first few questions I remember asking myself (3 years ago) was, “do I really need a job?

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The Best Ski Resorts in Boone and the Surrounding Areas
Mar 25, 2019

Being a student at Appalachian State University in the winter can be hard at times. The winter weather sets in and most people tend to stay inside, but I highly encourage people to get outdoors and embrace the snow! An excellent way to do this is to go skiing or snowboarding!

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Best Places To Go on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Mar 25, 2019

One of the best attributes about the Boone area in my opinion is the Blue Ridge Parkway. This long stretch of national land is such a beautiful area. There are hundreds upon hundreds of trails, lookouts, and scenery to explore.

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