Latest in: October 1st, 2015 (Homecoming)

  • Gospel Choir hosts sixth annual ‘Midnight Musical’

    Oct. 2 will mark the sixth year of Appalachian State University gospel choir’s “Midnight Musical,” a yearly addition to homecoming activities and this year’s “Spirit Under the Stars” events. The event will be a large and energetic celebration, Gospel Choir director Keith McCutchen said, including the local Cornerstone Summit...
  • Colorado’s birth control experiment works, needs funding

    The state of Colorado has been in the news often in the past several years, mostly for its legalization of marijuana. However, this article is instead about Colorado’s other progressive initiative – its birth control experiment. Starting in 2009, this experiment funded by a private grant from the Susan...
  • Homecoming lookback

    It was after homecoming a little under a year ago when Appalachian State football took a turn for the better. Beginning the season with a blowout 52-14 loss on the road against Michigan, the Mountaineers began the season with a 1-4 overall record, with their only win coming against...
  • Alumni profile: Derek Wycoff, graphic designer and Stephanie Beard, founder of esby Apparel

    Appalachian State University have alumni in incredibly diverse vocations. To celebrate homecoming week, The Appalachian spoke with with two alumni, Boone-based graphic designer Derek Wycoff and Stephanie Beard, the founder of a fashion brand called “Esby.” The Appalachian: Describe your career as a graphic designer and experiences as an entrepreneur. Derek...
  • Administration must show commitment to faculty

    Appalachian State has accumulated a fair amount of experience with search firms over the last few years. Perhaps there is no greater testament to the importance of the search firm on our campus than the fact that a search firm was used to help hire the most essential of...
  • Alumni return for ‘Spirit Under the Stars’, ‘APPtoberfest’ and Alumni Beer Garden

    The Office of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving will bring APPtoberfest and the Alumni Beer Garden to Appalachian State alumni and those 21 and over on Oct. 2 at Duck Pond Field. The idea is to create an event that will bring alumni back to campus and interact with students,...
  • Crushing the Cowboys

    No-fly zone Wyoming quarterback Cameron Coffman missed the first game of the Cowboys season, but has rebounded well, throwing for 944 yards and eight touchdowns in three games, despite the 0-3 record as a starter. Having been sacked eight times already this season in only three games, I expect...
  • The Internet of Things will connect us all

    Imagine driving up to your house and your garage, lights, blinds and even music are aware that you’re home. The lights turn on and the music starts playing what you were just playing a second ago. Imagine this kind of technology also connecting your fridge, washing machine and air...
  • Appalachian to celebrate grand marshals in Homecoming parade

    Reba and Grady Moretz, owners of the Appalachian Ski Mountain resort, will be honored with their own float in Appalachian State’s annual Homecoming Parade. Patrick Setzer, the executive director of Alumni Affairs, said grand marshals are selected for their efforts in positively advancing the university as well as the surrounding community....
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