• Trudge: A DIY metal band

    What began as a small project between senior industrial design major Luke Giduz and his friend Jeel Storelli is now Boone’s own DIY, five-piece hardcore, doom metal-influenced band, Trudge. Trudge is vocalist Nicholas Presson; bassist and electronic media broadcasting major, James Owens; drummer Luke Giduz; and two guitarists, Jeel...
  • Appalachian State celebrates Black History Month

    Appalachian State University commenced Black History Month with a kick-off event hosted by Residence Hall Association at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Solarium. The month was packed with events in honor of Black History Month sponsored and hosted by various organizations, including the Office of Campus Activities and...
  • Reckless Arts provides student artists with space

    Noticing that Boone was lacking in creative spaces for artists and musicians, three students founded Reckless Arts, a nonprofit music and arts residency program dedicated to the sustainability of art in society. Reckless Arts, located on King Street, opened Jan. 1. Sara Scott, a sophomore history major,  Hannah Malone,...
  • C. Shreve the rapping professor

    Nestled in the back of a classroom at the Holmes Convocation Center is the office of Christopher Shreve. He is a senior lecturer in the Health and Physical Education Department by day, and an underground rapper, C. Shreve the Professor, by night. Shreve has been rapping original material since...
  • All about the sides: a vegan Thanksgiving

    The approach of Thanksgiving has many college students anticipating a nice home cooked meal. Traditionally, this means the main attraction is turkey with all the trimmings. Not for vegans. Caleb Crowell, owner of Kindly Kitchen, describes veganism as being different experience for many people. Crowell and his wife, who...
  • Black Student Association creates space for black artists

    For the second year, an event hosted by the Black Student Association created a space for talented black students to share their own artwork. Black Arts was held Nov. 1 in Whitewater Café and featured various forms of art, including spoken word, vocal performances and visual art. Senior graphic...
  • Stepping up for Junaluska

    The energy in the Schaefer Center for Performing Arts was tense Saturday night, as people awaited entrance to the auditorium for National Panhellenic Council’s Homecoming Step Show. The line of eager black students and members of Greek life, active and alumni alike, wrapped around the lobby twice. Doors for...
  • Legends fall line up

    The line up at Legends for the fall semester is packed with acts both old and new, local and regional. The shows are brought to Legends by Appalachian Popular Programming Society, a university funded organization that exists to plan and provide diverse educational, enriching and entertaining events for the...
  • Frank Ocean has returned

      Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated return to the music scene ended on Aug. 19. After four years, what seemed like forever to fans, Ocean has released new music: an 18 track visual album and a separate 17 track album. Both releases came as a surprise to Ocean’s fans, who...
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