Students, faculty at Appalachian State plan walkout

Staff Writer

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Students and faculty at Appalachian State University plan to use a parking lot reserved for people arriving to tail gate at the school's first weeknight home football game as a place to protest the school's priorities.

A statement from Appalachian State Student Power says students and faculty will walk to the parking lot at Kidd Brewer Stadium Thursday prior to the football team's game against Georgia Southern.

On-campus parking is limited to accommodate people planning to tailgate before the game

Protesters say Appalachian State has its priorities out of order, pointing to an increase in tuition since 2011 at the same time as the head football coach's salary has increased.

Student Rachel Clay also says ASU has responded to budget cuts by charging students more and demanding more of employees.

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