• App State freshmen steal the stage in “Selkie”

    A Selkie is a half-human, half-seal mythical creature born out of the folklore of northern Scotland. Selkies have a special pelt that allows them to change from human to seal. On the shores of Orkney Isle, “between the land and sea” is where this story takes place. “Selkie: Between Land...
  • Drop art like it’s hot

    Artists of Boone scattered their works across the ASU campus and posted the secret locations of hidden art on the “World Art Drop Day” Facebook page on Sept. 6.  Created by illustrator Jake Parker, who has worked on films such as “Rio” and “Epic,” World Art Drop Day takes...
  • Update on Wallace

    On June 8 Chancellor Sheri Everts announced that Cindy Wallace was let go from her position as vice chancellor of student development. Wallace worked at Appalachian State for 32 years and served as vice chancellor of student development for the last 12 years. Chancellor Everts said she serves multiple...
  • Mysterium, Boone’s first escape room

    Tucked in between Murphy’s Pub and Eggers, Eggers, Eggers and Eggers law firm is Boone’s first and only escape room experience, Mysterium.    The idea of an escape room came to Shaun Cardwell, the owner, operator and builder of Mysterium, last year.  Cardwell said it all started with his...
  • All that jazz: Todd Wright and friends

    Two Appalachian State professors play jazz every Sunday for brunch at Canyons restaurant in Blowing Rock. Todd Wright, jazz studies director and Anderson “Andy” Page, adjunct professor of jazz guitar, are members of Todd Wright and Friends and play what they call, “straight ahead jazz,” at Canyons from 11...
  • Capturing the essence of the High Country

    Humans of New York is a portrait project by photographer Brandon Stanton. Stanton has taken nearly 5,000 portraits of strangers on the streets of the city and has written 50 stories about the subjects, according to the HONY website. With inspiration from Stanton’s project, Beth Davison, director of the...
  • Industrial design student’s blog, ‘Dikore’ on the rise

    An industrial design student at Appalachian State University has made her own furniture design blog with the help and support from her professors. Since its creation in January, the blog has gained momentum through networking with other designers from abroad on social media. Sheilla Sanon is a senior industrial...
  • Plane crashes on Boone golf course

    A small plane carrying three passengers crashed on Boone Golf Club on Monday afternoon. The crash occurred only moments after takeoff at approximately 12:56 p.m., and the Boone Police Department, Boone Fire Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash. Captain Andy...
  • Industrial design’s Reebok sponsored studio

    Twice a week, a room in Katherine Harper Hall buzzes with the ideas and thoughts of 14 students collaborating with each other to work on their drawings, storyboards and mini-sculptures. The Department of Applied Design’s industrial design class and apparel design and merchandising programs are collaborating together on the...
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