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  • 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 doing what you will be doing for the rest of your life. This experience can come in many forms, including internships, performances and many other things. For Apparel Design and Merchandising students, however, this experience comes in...
  • 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, and MerleFest...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Appalachian State celebrates LUNAFEST

    On April 6 in the Plemmons Student Union, a festival of short films with one common theme took place: all the films are “by, for and about women.” This is the motto of LUNAFEST, a traveling short film festival with the goal of showcasing women’s issues and inspiring thoughtful...
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