• Interior design students: More than decorators

    The students in Appalachian State’s interior design program are tired of being compared to HGTV decorators. In reality, the study and practice of interior design involves much more than simply choosing the colors and decor of a room. “I honestly feel like what we do is interior architecture,” Rebecca...
  • Fiddlers Convention celebrates Appalachian music

    The ninth annual Appalachian State Old-Time Fiddlers Convention took place Saturday, featuring traditional Appalachian music competitions, a handmade market and a luthiers’ gathering among other events. The Fiddlers Convention is held in Plemmons Student Union from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each year and is organized by the Appalachian...
  • What is contra dancing?

    It’s not uncommon for Appalachian State’s Legends to be filled with people dancing. However, on certain Friday nights, the usual mob of people dancing to a band on stage is replaced by a different scene. Instead, a small string band sits at one end of the dance floor, and...
  • From class project to ska-punk band

    Most students are eager to get schoolwork over and done with as soon as possible. For Corbin Lenard and several of his fellow students, however, one class assignment evolved into something that consumed their lives. Lenard, a senior music industry studies major, is the bassist and lead vocalist for...
  • Food4Thought event to raise student awareness about Hunger & Health Coalition

    Food4Thought, an interactive event to help raise awareness and volunteerism for the Hunger & Health Coalition of Boone, will take place Nov. 10 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Whitewater Cafe. During Food4Thought, participants can walk through four stations in order to learn more about the Hunger & Health...
  • Nth Degree Gallery’s Halloween show open to all artists

    The Nth Degree Gallery and Studios on King Street is hosting its 18th annual “HalloweeNth” costume party and open art hanging, beginning the night of Oct. 31 and continuing on Nov. 4 during the First Friday Art Crawl. Nth’s Halloween show is an annual community show where anyone is...
  • Nearly Naked Mile helps clothe the needy

    The second annual Nearly Naked Mile, a charity run hosted by the Appalachian Student Ambassadors and Student Government Association, was held on Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. Chris Maples, a senior psychology major and publicity chair for the Ambassadors, said the goal behind the Nearly Naked Mile is for...
  • Split Rail Records promotes local music scene

    For students seeking experience in multiple aspects of the music industry and for local artists hoping to further their musical career, Split Rail Records exists to meet those needs. Split Rail Records is Appalachian State University’s on-campus, student-run record label that focuses on signing and recording local musicians. The...
  • ASU Biology professor is the ‘Fall Color Guy’

    Howard Neufeld has been a biology professor at Appalachian State for 29 years, teaching plant physiology, statistics, climate change and more to many generations of students. About a decade ago, he took on an additional role on the side: Neufeld is also known as the Fall Color Guy. Beginning...
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