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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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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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Monday through Thursday in Boone
Oct 4, 2017

Before I came to App State, I really had no idea about the surrounding Boone area. However, for the past four years, I have been discovering new places to go and things to do. This little mountain town has so much more to offer than I ever thought possible.

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Finding my place at Appalachian
Sep 18, 2017

I ended my freshman year at Appalachian State University feeling a little out of place. Sure, I had made great friends, but I was feeling like a small fish in a gigantic pond who could not find its way. Other than intramurals, I hadn’t gotten involved in anything.

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The first things I noticed at Appalachian
Sep 18, 2017

I was born in Peekskill, New York and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have a pretty good mix between northern and southern culture. It becomes most obvious when I make a trip to New York to visit family. The way of life ‘up north’ is different, to simply put it.

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How App's "cool" weather makes it the best school
Sep 18, 2017

Upon coming to Appalachian, I was worried that the winter weather would be a huge adjustment to make, among other things.

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Learning in New York City
Sep 18, 2017

My name is Kehyonah Graves, and I am a criminal justice major. I have a concentration in international studies with a minor in philosophy here at Appalachian State University.

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