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  • 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...
  • They come out at night

    For students not used to sleeping during the night, adjusting to college and dorm life can be a bumpy road. Many report fatigue and difficulty keeping up with classes. “Don’t try out a nocturnal lifestyle if you can help it,” Andrew Mullins, a freshman English major, said. “I think...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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