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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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Budgeting in college
Feb 8, 2018

As a finance major, one of my top priorities is to be good at managing my money. For some of us, college is the first time we are  living by ourselves, and it can be really hard to manage the money we have.

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Developing the professional collegiate mindset
Feb 8, 2018

It has finally hit me, just like it’s going to hit you. This summer, I’ll either be employed and beginning an exciting new chapter of my life, or I’ll be living with my parents still trying to figure out my career path.

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Staying active at Appalachian
Feb 8, 2018

Let me start by saying, staying active is NOT an issue on Appalachian State University’s campus.  With the hills from building to building and the long walk from Walker Hall to Sanford Mall, you will stay active without even trying.

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Should you get a pet in college?
Nov 13, 2017

Being in college gives you a lot of independence that many college students seize as soon as they can. They stay out all night, eat what they want, and never clean their room; all things your parents would normally be enforcing are now up to that individual.

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Tips for living with roommates
Nov 13, 2017

Going from living at home to living in a new town with new people can be challenging and difficult at any stage in life. However, upon entering college, students must choose or meet new roommate(s).

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Soccer club
Nov 13, 2017

Coming from El Salvador, futbol (soccer) is passion for everyone. You support your team until the last minute, and going to the stadium to see your team every Sunday is a tradition.

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Why I chose Appalachian
Nov 9, 2017

This is my first semester at App, and I've honestly never been happier with the decision I made in March to attend! Half-way through the fall semester at my previous school, I decided that a business major was just something I did not want to pursue anymore.

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Change brings opportunities
Nov 9, 2017

Change. One word that dives deep and evokes our innermost thoughts and emotions. The idea of change and adjustment can be overwhelming and often consumes us with worry, insecurity and doubt. Before coming to college, I was terrified of change; I had adapted to a life in Charlotte, N.C.

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Advertising club is fresh
Nov 9, 2017

Appalachian State has many clubs that cater to all kinds of people and interests, especially particular majors. As a communication-advertising major with a minor in sales, I became a member of the advertising club my first semester.

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My summer internship
Oct 26, 2017

This summer I had the absolute privilege of interning for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. As a marketing major, I never really knew what my career would entail. Through my summer internship I realized that the field of marketing is one that I am meant to be in.

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