Founded in 1974 at Appalachian State, the Black Student Association seeks to create a safe community for marginalized students. “It’s about talking about equity, it’s about talking about social justice, and it’s about talking about community,” J. Spenser Darden, assistant director of Multicultural Student Development and adviser for BSA, said. Senior public relations major Drew
Roughly 66 million Americans ride a bicycle in a given year, according to Nielsen Holdings PLC ratings. Despite its ubiquity, cycling as a means of transportation or recreation remains a niche. A group promoting and advocating for cycling interests in the High Country is the nonprofit Boone Area Cyclists. Clinton Marsh serves as their president
People choose to serve in the military because of unique circumstances, economic, social or otherwise. For Russ Seamster, deep-seated fascination with the military resulted in his enlistment and later commission as an army officer after gaining leadership skills through Appalachian State’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program. “I had always wanted to serve my country in
Jason Wright, Julien Passajou and David Vertrees are artists living and working in Boone. Together, they curate the community art zine “Heads.” It is a group effort with artists featured from across the United States and abroad. Wright, a senior graphic design major, and Vertrees, a senior studio art major, met in a printmaking class.
The Step Afrika! dance company performed to a lively Schaefer Center audience on Monday night. Many viewers experienced the dance style known as stepping, a form of percussive dance which is the act of making sounds by stepping and clapping. Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams. It was the first major