Student Media exists to provide instruction, guidance, and support to students at Appalachian State University to produce a bi-weekly student newspaper, The Appalachian, the student literary arts magazine, The Peel and any other student-produced publications which students successfully petition the Division of Student Affairs to create.

For more information about Student Media at Appalachian State including advertising rates, student employment opportunities, and resources visit the Student Media Website

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The Appalachian, a student run organization at Appalachian State University, strives to provide fair and accurate news for the campus community; to inform, entertain and create a forum for ideas; to provide an outlet for readers' opinions; to be a champion for student, faculty, staff and community interests; and to remain independent, exercise and ensure its First Amendment rights.


The Peel Literature & Arts Review is the on-campus student-run literary magazine. The Peel is committed to nurturing and celebrating our university's vibrant, active and creative community. We strongly believe that Appalachian students deserve an outlet to showcase their creative expression. The Peel releases an online edition at the end of the fall, while both an online and print edition are released at the end of spring semester.

Department of Student Engagement & Leadership

Physical Address:

231 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locus Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-3032
Fax: (828) 262-2937

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