• 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...
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