Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving their company to seek a new project and to see what the world needs. There is uncertainty for Instagram’s future, as Facebook owns the company and their federal investigation earlier this year has been taken note of by media outlets.
“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life.”
“Semicolon Week focuses on continuing stories and providing the resources that we can capitalize on to push forward. The premise is that this simple and commonly used symbol shows support and promotes awareness of mental health and suicide. Your story continues. Semicolon Week partners include: Alpha Gamma Omega Fraternity, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – NC Chapter, Counseling and Psychological Services, Mental Health Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Wellness Educators for Change, Advocacy, and student Needs (WE CAN). Contact Elisabeth Cavallaro, Coordinator for Student Mental Wellness, at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.”
Actor R. Lee Ermey has died at the age of 74. Ermey was a Golden-Globe nominated actor and is most famous for his role as a tough drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket. According to Ermey’s manager, the actor died of pneumonia complications.
Plunkett & Fiddlestone will host an event called “Nerdcon 2018″on Appalachian State University’s campus. Nerdcon 2018 will be on April 28, 2018 and is an all-day event that begins at 10am and ends at 9pm. Nerdcon 2018 will take place inside the Plemmons Student Union on the ASU campus.
Mark Zuckerberg is under fire after testifying to Facebook’s misuse of user’s information and privacy. Lawmakers grilled a nervous Zuckerberg for hours as thousands of Americans watched online via Facebook and other streaming platforms.
Local bar Galileo’s will host a Rick and Morty themed trivia game night this Thursday, April 12 at 7:30pm. There will be multiple rounds of Rick and Morty trivia and a special prize for the winner. Galileo’s is located at 1087 W King St in Boone.
Four teens in Toledo, Ohio have plead guilty to killing a man by dropping a sandbag from a highway overpass. These teens will face four year suspended sentences, thirty hours of community service, and have all been placed on probation.
A stabbing took place in the Deep Gap area on Saturday night and a suspect has since been taken into custody. According to the Wautaga County Sheriff’s Office, the stabbing victim escaped and received medical care as well as sought law assistance.
Three men in connection with the musical group “Migos” have been arrested following Thursday night’s concert. Boone Police noticed the smell of marijuana after the Migos performed at Holmes Convocation Center on Appalachian State University’s campus. The Migos’ tour bus was stopped on NC Highway 105 and according to the High Country Press, 420 grams of marijuana, 26 ounces of codeine, and xanax were seized from the tour bus. Three men of the Migos’ entourage have been charged with drug related offenses. It may be a long time before another rapper agrees to play a concert in Boone, NC.
The 21st Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors will be held on Thursday, April 19th, 2018on the 4th floorof the Plemmons Student Union.
The Celebration showcases meaningful research in all disciplines by undergraduates and graduate students at Appalachian. Last year, 172 students representing over 20 departments presented their results in either a performance, platform talk, or poster.