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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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Getting involved on campus
Oct 9, 2017

The most common piece of advice I heard from people about coming to college was "get involved." Honestly, that statement intimidated me. I felt this expectation to be a scholar student and balance five clubs on the side. I noticed I began using this fear as a crutch.

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How I chose my major
Oct 9, 2017

When considering which college I wanted to attend, and which would best suit my dream to become an elementary education major, Appalachian State University was very high on a long list. I knew that I wanted to study elementary education after working with children for many years in high school...

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Being a business major
Oct 9, 2017

Being a student with a major in the Walker College of Business is a very rewarding college to be a part of at App State because of how helpful and welcoming all of the professors and staff members are.

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Adjusting to college life
Oct 9, 2017

Moving far away from home, not knowing a single soul in your new town, adjusting to college level classes and creating new friendships with complete strangers can seem daunting during those first few months of freshman year.

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How I found my way to App State
Oct 9, 2017

When I first moved to North Carolina as a high school senior, I knew that I wanted to go to a four-year university, but I was working with a budget that would only allow for me to go to a in state public university.

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My summer in New York
Oct 4, 2017

This summer I had the opportunity to intern in New York City, New York, for the company Radha Beauty in their finance department. Finance is my major here at Appalachian State University.

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The importance of mentoring as a college student
Oct 4, 2017

As a first year student, I was involved in a program called L.E.A.D. Orientation, Linking Education and Diversity. This program allows students from different minorities and groups to move onto campus early and participate in different activities.

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Starting an on-campus organization
Oct 4, 2017

When I was thinking about my college experience prior to heading to Boone, it included football games, new friends and countless new opportunities. When in high school, I was a part of the organization DECA, which shaped my decision to pursue my degree in marketing.

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Football game tailgating at App
Oct 4, 2017

The atmosphere for Appalachian State home football games is really unlike no other. The passion and love for our football team is no less than any other school. I even experienced it last home football game.

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