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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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Football season at App
Oct 17, 2017

Ah, fall. The air is crisp, the temperatures have dropped, and all things pumpkin flavored are being devoured. And with the start of cooler weather comes a Mountaineer fan favorite: football season.

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7 things you need for a Boone winter
Oct 17, 2017

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how I survived the winters in Boone, I would be one wealthy girl.

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Hug a senior
Oct 17, 2017

Being a senior is an extremely weird and semi overwhelming time. On one hand, you’re really excited to be graduating and getting out into the real world, but also at the same time completely terrified to not be a student anymore.

Creating a LinkedIn profile
Oct 17, 2017

LinkedIn is an incredible resource that every college student should be utilizing while enrolled in university and after graduation.

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My (amazing) experience as a transfer student
Oct 13, 2017

During the summer of 2016, I had just received an associate's degree from my community college where I created many friendships. I then was thrown into a world of uncertainty with no familiar faces when I transferred.

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A further look into Boone restaurants
Oct 13, 2017

I’m going to get real with you about one of the most important things you need to know about Boone and what it has to offer: the food.  A meal can create an entire set of memories, whether you’re out with friends, your family or a significant other.

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Visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway
Oct 13, 2017

Boone is certainly one of North Carolina’s gems. It’s small town feel attracts visitors throughout every season, and it is easy to see why they keep coming back. Boone is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is a part of the Appalachian mountains.

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The best cinnamon roll I've ever had
Oct 13, 2017

Being a new student here at Appalachian State University, I have been looking all over for “Boonie” places to eat. As I was walking to the AppalCart bus stop in front of the Convocation Center, I found an amazing bakery and coffee shop: Stick Boy Bread Company.

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My study abroad adventure
Oct 9, 2017

When I came to Appalachian, one thing I knew I wanted to do was go abroad. Prior to coming to college, I wasn’t able to travel as much as I wanted to. I had barely been out of the state, let alone the country, so when it came to location, the world was my oyster!

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Best on-campus eats
Oct 9, 2017

As an incoming freshman, it seemed like food was constantly on my mind. I had never before been away from home for longer than a week, and suddenly the idea of not having my parents provide every meal for me was daunting. Would there be enough options for me on campus?

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