Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field that discusses traditional academic areas of study through the studies of women, gender and sexual minorities, according to the program’s website. “The idea is that there are theoretical constructs and all sorts of theories that people study and use to address issues of power, privilege and
Since the spring semester of 2006, the Appalachian State University Department of Communication has offered a course called Minorities in Media. Designed to have students critically analyze the way minority groups are portrayed in the media that surrounds us, this lecture and discussion-based course aims to open students’ eyes. Originally offered as a special topics
The Japanese Culture Club hosted its fourth annual Cherry Blossom Festival on March 22, celebrating the arrival of spring with music, food, a fashion show and more. The Cherry Blossom Festival, known as hanami, is a Japanese event that began in the 700s during the Nara period when ume blossoms were celebrated. Now every spring
Story by Rachel Greenland, News Reporter. Photo by Hayley Canal, Staff Photographer Photo Caption: Nicholas Kristof talking at the Schaefer Center on Monday night. He is a Pulitzer Prize-columnist winner for the New York Times. Nicholas Kristof, also known as “the reporter’s reporter,” delivered a speech entitled “Why Students Should Care About the World & Change
Panorama 2018 was held Tuesday in the Parkway Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union. The event was put on by AppSpeaks, an organization dedicated to promoting discussions about issues involving App State students. Panorama is an annual event put on for students to promote their First Amendment right to freedom of speech, where students are
Appalachian Mountain Brewery hosted its fourth annual Daniel Boone Rail Jam Saturday. It was a ski and snowboarding event open to the public and held on slopes made of snow produced on site, despite the warm weather. The event was hosted on St. Patrick’s Day at Horn in the West and included new ramp locations
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and the center celebrated in style on March 2 as part of its Spring Exhibition Celebration. The Turchin Center invited the public to spend the Friday night listening to live music, eating hors d’oeuvres and exploring the center’s five open exhibits.
One of Boone’s newest bands, Barefoot Modern, recently signed a record deal with Split Rail Records and began recording their debut album Feb. 28. Coming from the High Point/Greensboro area, indie pop band Barefoot Modern is made up of four college students, three of which are Appalachian State freshmen. Both bass player Hunter Evans and
The parking lot of the Youth Outreach Skating Rink in West Jefferson was entirely filled by 3:25 p.m. on Feb. 24, but cars kept pouring in, extending increasingly farther out into the field of grass and wild onions alongside the building. Skaters and spectators alike milled around outside enjoying the overcast but unusually mild weather.
Art department assistant professor Joshua White held an event called Tin for $10 on Feb. 23 to help fund photography students’ trip to the Society of Photographic Education conference in Philadelphia. For $10, participants posed for tintype photos, images chemically printed onto metal sheets. Check out the process here. Photos by: Lindsay Vaughn, Senior Photographer