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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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Volunteering Around the High Country
Oct 25, 2018

Giving back to the community, especially in the High Country, is something that everyone should explore.  You can volunteer anywhere. From your home, your neighborhood, or almost any setting around the world, get out and give a helping hand

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Fraternity Life on Appalachian State Campus
Oct 25, 2018

The first few weeks of college is where you usually get an idea of what you want to make out of your four year college experience. For me, the search took a little time.

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Parkway Adventures
Oct 22, 2018

One of the best things about coming to Appalachian State University is we are really close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you have never visited the parkway, you need to! Honestly, it should be one of the first thing you do when you come to Boone, North Carolina!

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First-Year Seminar Courses
Oct 22, 2018

Most four-year universities require their first-year students to enroll in a seminar course that interests them. However, one thing that is unique about Appalachian State University is the variety of first-year seminar courses that we offer.

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On-Campus Study Spots
Oct 18, 2018

Coming to college is a big change from high school. There are many things that you do differently in college versus how you did them in high school. The biggest change for me were my study habits.

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Time Management in College
Oct 18, 2018

Adjusting to college life can be an exciting, but difficult thing to do. So many things that you have been used to in high school change very quickly. When I started school at Appalachian State University, one of the most significant changes that I had to make was my study habits.

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Snowboarding Class at Appalachian State
Oct 18, 2018

If you’re not from the mountains, snowboarding may seem like a foreign or intimidating sport to try out. That’s exactly how I felt coming to Appalachian State University as a freshman.

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How to Manage Meal Plan Money
Oct 17, 2018

When we all come to college we are provided with a meal plan to use in the cafeteria, coffee shops or football game concession stands. This meal plan is supposed to last you the whole semester.

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Job Searching at Appalachian
Oct 17, 2018

As a senior at Appalachian State University, I have experienced the stress of finding a job after a long four years of earning your degree. As a Walker College of Business (WCOB) student, I have access to numerous resources that help me search for a job.

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Working an On-Campus Job
Oct 17, 2018

While attending college, budgeting is always something you must keep in mind. In order to sustain yourself while attending school, you most likely will have to find a job. This can be stressful and frustrating, especially with busy schedules/classes.

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