• In/Visible Theatre’s 2nd Annual Pop-Up Play

    In/Visible Theatre hosted its second annual pop-up play on April 7. The play was performed at an undisclosed location, but those who wanted to attend met at the Doc Watson statue in downtown Boone. There, an In/Visible guide led audience members to a secret downtown location for the 15-minute...
  • The Nile Project: sustainability through music and dance

    The New River Conservancy, Blue Ridge Conservancy, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts’ Office of Arts and Cultural Programs and Appalachian State University will be hosting their collaboration, the Nile Project, from April 2 to 4. The project is part of the university’s academic year performance series presented by the...
  • Rapping for Jesus

    Phillip Martin is a local gospel rapper who uses his poetic art form to convey his message of hope at Appalachian State University. “My message is to promote God and to get to non-believers who don’t believe in him,” Martin said.  “I want people to realize that he is...
  • Battle of the Bands

    Local bands from Appalachian State and Boone came out to compete for the title of top band and to enjoy each other’s music at Legend’s annual event, Battle of the Bands, on Feb. 23. The competition was judged by a panel of three, whose top choice would be able...
  • The Aetosaur Project nears completion

    The semester long Aetosaur project is finally coming into fruition. The three-dimensional model has been sculpted by Travis Donovan and his intermediate advanced sculpting class as a collaboration between the art and the geology department. The life-sized model is a representation of the Gorgetosuchus pekinensis, an armored reptile related...
  • Ecopolis: An interactive talk on sustainability

    Writer and performer Jeff Biggers joined Lee Ball, Appalachian State’s director of sustainability, to talk about his roots and what drives him to fight for a more self sufficient future last Friday. “Self-sufficiency is something we lost as a people,” Biggers said. “We have lost our sense of self-sufficiency,...
  • From Expressions to High Life

    Expressions, a local business which has been in Boone for more than 30 years, recently has been bought out by High Life, a fellow smoke shop company. Expressions was a smoke shop and piercing studio that sold pipes, incense, posters, tapestries, studs and gauges of all kinds. According to their...
  • Appalachian students walk out to campaign for fossil fuel divestment

    Students stood in front of Sanford Mall’s “Aspire” sculpture on a rainy Monday, cardboard signs and banners in their hands. They gathered to petition Appalachian to reinvest its fossil fuel assets into more socially responsible alternatives. Sam Smyth, a sophomore tourism and hospitality major, stood on the ledge in...
Use social media? So do we.