Hillary Clinton released her tell-all book, “What Happened,” on Sept. 12, 10 months after she conceded the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. “This is my story of what happened. It’s the story of what I saw, felt, and thought during the two most intense years I’ve ever experienced,” Clinton said in her opening lines.
On Sept. 20, the Appalachian Popular Programming Society hosted a stand-up competition that featured 13 App State students competing for the opportunity to open for stand-up comedian Chris D’Elia. The competition was held in the Blue Ridge Ballroom with a packed crowd of students and faculty alike. The competitors were given five minutes to showcase
Boone Film Festival, a two-day event in September, supports local nonprofits and gives filmmakers the opportunity to share their work with others. The festival began as an idea to showcase local and regional stories on film. Co-founders and executive board members Jason Berry, Bill Ireland and Russ Hiatt were inspired by Banff Mountain Film Festival,
Meet one of Boone’s local bands, Evan Button and the Tribe: Evan Button, guitar and vocals; Sean Gorham, bass; Austin Bowling, saxophone; Leonardo Faillace, lead guitar and vocals; Nate Anderson, trumpet and keyboard; and Danny Knight on drums. The band first started in November 2016 and performed their first show in January 2017 at Legends.
There’s a club on campus that is wide open to any student, regardless of major or year. Dues are only $10 and they go toward snacks and props. All they ask is for the desire to create something. It is the Appalachian Film Club. In case the name of the club wasn’t clear, the Appalachian
On Sept. 14, the 2017 Movies By Movers festival began showing on campus, and fans of performing arts came from all sides of the Appalachian community to appreciate films that captured the power of movement. Presented by the American Dance Festival through the Department of Theatre and Dance, this annual event brought together faculty and
Lil Wayne, the Avett Brothers, Dave Matthews and James Taylor: these and many more big-name artists have visited Appalachian State’s campus, and one man played a huge role in making these events happen. “Thirty-one years went by too fast,” Randy Kelly said, “but it had to come some time, and I never wanted to quit.”
Enthusiasm, passion and drive are all traits that help Appalachian State University’s marching band succeed, from game day performances to weekly rehearsals. The Marching Mountaineers are 289 members strong and work to maintain their title of “North Carolina’s Band of Distinction.” “We take the best of the best,” Molly Allman, a sophomore music education major
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.
A crowd of a little under 30 people sat in the Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church on Saturday and watched a dog get euthanized; they laughed profusely. The dog wasn’t any conventional breed, however; it was a red coat. The applicator of the lethal drug was quite irregular as well. It was a standard 0.7