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  • Moogfest 2017: what we’re looking forward to

    Formerly held in Asheville, Moogfest is a yearly festival based in North Carolina that combines performances from cutting-edge electronic artists at night with a technology conference during the day. This year Moogfest will take place from the 18-21 in it’s new home in Durham, with talks and performances that touch on...
  • ASU Beekeepers Unveil First On-Campus Hive

    On April 21 a small crowd gathered at the LLC Gardens to celebrate the opening of the first on-campus beehive. The event was created and sponsored by the beekeeping club at Appalachian State University. Junior sustainable development majors Katie Payne and Hallie Graves are the presidents and founders of the...
  • Students Showcase Documentaries in Roots of Resilience Film Festival

    For the past semester, the students of Laura England’s special topics course, Outreach Skills for Sustainability, have been collaborating with nonprofit organizations in Boone to study sustainability efforts in our community. The students have been doing more than studying, however. England’s students have been working to create short documentaries...
  • Fashion at Appalachian: Apparel Design and Merchandising Showcase

    In every field of study, it is critical to gain real-world experience. For Apparel Design and Merchandising students, they can get some experience at the department’s yearly showcase. On April 23, students and faculty in the Department of Applied Design put on a show in the Holmes Convocation Center...
  • MerleFest Celebrates 30 Years of “Music, Moments and Memories”

    In 1985, Eddy Merle Watson, musician and son of folk music legend Doc Watson, was killed in a tractor accident on the family’s farm. Three years after Merle’s death, an annual music festival called MerleFest was established in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in his memory. Thirty years later, MerleFest is...
  • IDEXLAB unveils HOW space, to promote community collaboration

    On April 7, faculty and students of the IDEXlab joined student artists and the public to celebrate the unveiling of the HOW Space, a multipurpose collaboration space on Howard Street. The IDEXlab, or the Integral Design Experience Laboratory, is an Appalachian State University program designed to provide students with...
  • DIY skate park in jeopardy by ASU property purchase

    Appalachian purchased the former Watauga High School on Tuesday for $15.5 million. Although this deal marked the beginning of a new era for the university, it simultaneously brought about the end of another for the Boone skate community. The old Watauga High School is home to Boone’s only legal...
  • Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition names winners

    The unique beauty, nature, culture and lifestyle of the southern Appalachian Mountains comes to life through the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, a Boone-based annual competition that invites both amateur and professional photographers to submit photos that showcase an aspect of the region. A collaboration between ASU Outdoor Programs, the...
  • Spicing up the High Country

    Tank’s Tacos y Tequila opened its doors for business in March, joining the Boone restaurant scene to provide top-shelf tequila and specialty tacos made from fresh, local ingredients. Tank’s serves southern California style food and has 10 tacos on its menu, ranging from standard ground beef and shredded chicken...
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