• The Boone food truck trinity

    In Boone, food trucks come and go. Few stick around to become steady community staples. For now, Boone hosts what some local foodies call “the holy trinity” of food truck options: one for authentic Mexican cuisine, one truck for traditional Japanese and one for “after you’ve had a few,” local...
  • The artists behind the needle

    Tattoo artist Greg Kinnamon opened Speakeasy Tattoo Company on King Street in 2008. With the recent closing of Ink Link Tattoo and rebranding of Joker’s Asylum on NC Highway 105, Speakeasy holds a monopoly on the industry for Appalachian State students and the accompanying local population. Four artists hold space...
  • With the release of a new EP, Arson Daily finds their sound

    The 2015 winners of APPS Battle of the Bands released their new EP on January 12th on the stage where they accepted the title of champion. In a period of flux in the Boone music scene, mostly due to band members graduating between semesters, the group is re-establishing its...
  • Alumni performs viral dance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

    In early November, 2015 alumnus Joshua Carr performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” live with iHEART Memphis, a crowning achievement for a former “Boonite” relocated to Los Angeles, California. Carr is one of four dancers who performed the viral choreography to “Hit the Quan” with rapper Richard Colbert. Colbert...
  • Halloween in review

    Halloween is always a wild night in Boone. Late into the night, students in everything from banana suits to ball gowns stagger home from parties, horror movie nights and other holiday shenanigans.  Multiple fan favorite events occur annually for Halloween, sophomore Noel Harold said, including the Yo Mama’s Big...
  • From concept to retail in 90 days

    Students in the Industrial Design Program combine design, tech and business knowledge to complete a five credit hour studio senior project course. When customers consume a product, from a Coke can to a candle, they are connected to a long process of design and manufacturing not wholly visible in...
  • Haunted housing

    The rumored ghost of East Residence Hall is famous enough across the state to have a personal page on northcarolinaghosts.com, a website dedicated to North Carolina legends of haunted areas. East Hall, established in Appalachian’s early years as a teachers college, is the original dorm on campus and considered...
  • Student serves community with ‘Give a Cup, Get a Cup’

    To help the local Hospitality House, Samantha Anderson recently started “Give a Cup, Get a Cup” for her senior art studio class project. The first donation event took place on Oct. 9 in the Plemmons Student Union. Instead of dedicating money, passing students dedicated a moment of their time...
  • New music festival protects the local farm economy

    Carolina Farm Trust will present the first ever Carolina Jubilee music festival in VanHoy Farms, North Carolina from Oct. 16-17. The festival will feature headliners like Mipso, Song of the Fall, Tacoma Narrows and Unspoken Tradition as well as local eateries and breweries, including Appalachian Mountain Brewery. The festival...
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