Sticking to her heart

Story by: Tyler Hotz, Senior Sports Reporter Video by: Maleek Lloyd, Video Editor Before the women’s basketball season started in the High Country, headlines surrounding the team were everywhere, but not in the way that Angel Elderkin expected. Elderkin, the third-year App State women’s basketball head coach, was in the middle of a fight against… Read More…

Michael – Down and Out in the High Country

Story by Sammy Hanf, News Editor   Michael McGee tries to nudge himself into a comfortable position in the front seat of his 1992 Dodge Neon, hoping to catch some sleep in the Wal-Mart parking lot he called home. McGee, a former History major at ASU, went to school on disability money as a non-traditional… Read More…

Allen – Down and out in the high country

Story By: Sammy Hanf, News Editor Allen shakes his head off of his desk, his professor telling him to leave if he can’t stay awake in class. Looking up through sleep strained eyes Allen struggled to recall where he was. A former political science and philosophy double major at Appalachian who asked that his last… Read More…

Over the New River and into a rock

Narrative by Lee Sanderlin, Sports Editor Photos and video by Dylan Dow, Web Manager Graphic by Malik Rahili, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2016   Cold. Hungry. Sore. Burnt. That’s the best way to describe the traveller that decides to take a journey down the New River in a canoe with almost no idea as to what… Read More…

Rising to Fall Again

by Lee Sanderlin, Sports Editor March 2, 2016 Section One A golden beginning Appalachian State basketball was directionless in 1975, having only won three games a season ago. At least that’s how Bobby Cremins saw it when he arrived in Boone, North Carolina in 1975 to coach a fledgling Division I basketball team in the… Read More…

Five days on “The Farm”

Narrative and photos by Laney Ruckstuhl, Interim Editor-in-Chief July 6, 2015 Day 1: Wednesday, June 10 After a giant plate of eggs, grits and fresh fruit and at least three cups of coffee provided by my aunt and uncle and one last, sweet shower in Tullahoma, Tennessee, we were ready to go. My friend Rachel… Read More…

The state of the UNC system

Story by Michael Bragg, Enterprise Editor Graphics by Malik Rahili, Visual Managing Editor May 3, 2015 Tom Ross gave a speech in March that has given many in the higher education community and even those outside of it something to talk about. During the National Public Affairs Forum in Raleigh, the University of North Carolina… Read More…

‘Nothing else to run from’: From Bears rise from dorm room friends to popular local band

The nerves begin to set in as show day arrives. The band practiced the day before to make sure they were tight and ready. They hang out and await the time to leave for the venue, something they’ll most likely be late for because they waited until the last minute to load up the cars… Read More…

Silencing the Noise

During the Boone Town Council’s March 19 meeting regarding the noise ordinance, Michael Hamilton, owner and operator of Boone Beats entertainment and sound engineering, measured decibel readings during the meeting on his smartphone as calibrated to the readers used by Boone Police. As participants filed into the chambers, he came up with a reading of… Read More…