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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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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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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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