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  • Appalachian State examines free speech

    Throughout this past week, Appalachian faculty and students have been educated about first amendment rights and freedom of speech in the Say What? Free Speech Summit. The event spanned from March 23 through 31 and involved several talks and art exhibitions about various aspects of free speech. The panel...
  • Blackburn Community Outreach helps combat High Country food insecurity

    Blackburn Community Outreach is focusing this year on redefining what it means to be blessed, through growing and giving organically grown fruits and vegetables in the Todd community. What started as just a place for members of the Blackburn Chapel to grow their own food has become an outlet...
  • The Nile Project: sustainability through music and dance

    The New River Conservancy, Blue Ridge Conservancy, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts’ Office of Arts and Cultural Programs and Appalachian State University will be hosting their collaboration, the Nile Project, from April 2 to 4. The project is part of the university’s academic year performance series presented by the...
  • Charles Walker: New in town student singer-songwriter

    The first time Charles Austin-Zimmerman, known on stage as Charles Walker, remembers performing music live, he was 12 years old and playing guitar on a patio at his mother’s friend’s birthday party. Since then, the now 19-year-old singer-songwriter has released a record that he made in his bedroom closet,...
  • Electric Jelly Funk prepares to release first album

    Electric Jelly Funk is probably best known by Appalachian State students right now for its recent win of the 2017 Battle of the Bands, an annual competition held at Legends, this year on Feb. 23. EJF is a self-described funk fusion band featuring eight Appalachian State students that has...
  • A day in the life of a music major

    Kelsey Lynch sits down in one of the practice rooms and holds her cello like the instrument is an extension of her body. She places her fingers on the instrument and plays a piece silently in her head. “The classes are hard because you have to take classes like...
  • Student-run, ensemble plays tunes from video games

    Though the Hayes School of Music has a variety of ensembles, one that takes a different approach to a typical sit-down ensemble is Video Game Ensemble. The Video Game Ensemble’s repertoire is a bit different. All of the music is from video games. The group plays every kind of...
  • Jones House Jams: Old Time Music in a modern age

    Every Thursday night, musicians of all ages travel to the Jones House Community Center on King Street to play music together. The Jones House provides a space for anyone to come observe and join in on keeping the traditions of old time music alive. Lessons for musicians begin at...
  • Trudge: A DIY metal band

    What began as a small project between senior industrial design major Luke Giduz and his friend Jeel Storelli is now Boone’s own DIY, five-piece hardcore, doom metal-influenced band, Trudge. Trudge is vocalist Nicholas Presson; bassist and electronic media broadcasting major, James Owens; drummer Luke Giduz; and two guitarists, Jeel...
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