App State currently has six main LGBT-oriented clubs, all of which are dedicated to promoting inclusivity and community in broader and more specific communities. Three clubs, SAGA, TRANSaction and A-SPEC, are managed under the LGBT Center umbrella, and three more, Accessibility Council, Gay and Progressive Pedagogy and Queer People of Color are more loosely affiliated
Student organizations Hillel and the Sexuality and Gender Alliance came together Friday night for Pride Shabbat, a religious service celebrating God’s day of rest, in an LGBT-oriented space. Shabbat, or the Sabbath, is Judaism’s day of rest. Shabbat celebrates the biblical creation story and is observed just before sunset Friday evening, leading into Saturday night.
Lauren Woods, a lecturer in the Appalachian State chemistry department, is working with two App State seniors to develop an “edible” laser. Woods has spent the last year working on the project, enlisting help from co-adviser and assistant professor Brooke Hester and senior physics students Jack Griffin and Jose Salazar. Woods said she first discussed
Appalachian Mountain Brewery hosted its fourth annual Daniel Boone Rail Jam Saturday. It was a ski and snowboarding event open to the public and held on slopes made of snow produced on site, despite the warm weather. The event was hosted on St. Patrick’s Day at Horn in the West and included new ramp locations
The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge has spent the month of March collecting hygiene products at stores in Boone and Blowing Rock to benefit regional nonprofits. From March 6-24, the Women’s Fund is collecting products like soap, shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste to donate to Reaching Avery Ministries, Ashe County Sharing Center, OASIS and Hospitality
World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, best known for his work with black holes and relativity, passed away at his home in Cambridge, England, on March 14. Hawking was born on Jan. 8, 1942, exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo, and in his 76 years of life, Hawking sought out the meaning of the universe
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and the center celebrated in style on March 2 as part of its Spring Exhibition Celebration. The Turchin Center invited the public to spend the Friday night listening to live music, eating hors d’oeuvres and exploring the center’s five open exhibits.
The Wellness and Prevention Services center is currently developing a collegiate recovery community for App State students. Multiple UNC schools, including N.C. State University, UNC-Wilmington and N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University, have already instituted collegiate recovery communities, and now App State is doing the same. Collegiate recovery communities are organized spaces designed to offer
College students are not necessarily known for having perfect diets. When you consider popular stereotypes surrounding college kids and food, what might come to mind is ramen noodles, fast food and the looming freshman 15. Clean Eatz, a cafe and meal prep service on Boone Heights Drive, is trying to offer a solution for busy
The hip-hop group Migos will be performing at the Holmes Convocation Center on April 5, according to an announcement published on the Appalachian Popular Programming Society website on Feb. 20. Migos is a hip-hop trio hailing from Lawrenceville, Georgia. The group’s members are known by their stage names, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset. Their third album,