Boone is a special place. Maybe you already know that and that’s why you chose to come to Appalachian, or maybe you’ll discover the magic during your first year here. Either way, you need to know a few things to survive your first year in Boone and your first year of college. Here are a list of 100 rules for life in Boone and at App, crowdsourced from sections 103 and 104 of COM 2600: Introduction to Journalism from spring semester 2014. Read below, and heed the wisdom of your predecessors. As you go through your first year, tweet us your tips @TheAppalachian with hashtag #BooneTips, and maybe you’ll see them in next year’s guide.
- Own a pair of Chacos.
- Wear whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want.
- You will get snow in April. Don’t be surprised.
- Spring break is not spring break. It’s still winter.
- Correct anybody who pronounces Appal-ah-chian as Appa-lay-chian.
- Just because you own a four-wheel drive, doesn’t mean you know how to drive in the snow…
After just returning from a trip to Boone, I have to admit that number 30 really resonates…
30. You will hate Florida drivers.
And I apologize to Florida drivers right now… But I spent way to much of my ten day vacation stuck behind a Florida tag driving at least 10 miles an hour under the posted speed limit on a road you could not pass on than any other license tag… Just saying.