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The Appalachian

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The Appalachian

Campus Freestore rolls out accessible sustainable treasures

Madelyn Crawford | February 22, 2024

A glittering table lined with warm, soft hats and gloves and decorated with sparkling pins lights up the International Hallway of the Plemmons Student Union. Smiling faces greet students who come to take a peek at what the store has to offer. A plethora of clean clothes dangle from hangers as quiet students browse through them.  Every other Tuesday, the Office of Sustainability sets up the Freestore...

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Playlist of the Week: Changing like the Boone Weather

Nance Onsrud, Reporter | February 21, 2024

The start of any semester is a time of transition for students, and this semester has been no exception. From adjusting to new class and work schedules, to the ever changing weather climate, it’s been a time of change for everybody. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or in need of support in this transitional period, what better way to unwind than with a playlist that has vibes all over the...

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From the heartland of Africa to the mountains: An intertwined history

Kayla Masterman and Sara Jones | February 21, 2024

Gourds, banjos, and djembe drums filled Rosen Concert Hall, creating a captivating display of cultures at “From West Africa to Appalachia: Expert Insights and Demos with Music and Dance” Feb. 15.  The musical gathering, hosted by High Country Humanities, offered a mixture of African and Appalachian cultural expressions and featured a tapestry of dances, songs, fashion and presentations from...

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App at a glance: Feb. 21-27

Katelin Potter, Reporter | February 20, 2024

Thursday, Feb. 22 Smashing Scales Come smash scales to break the stigmas that surround eating disorders, promote body positivity and raise awareness during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Active Minds will be out on Sanford Mall from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 2024 Boone Docs Film Festival: “Workshop” by Elaine McMillion Sheldon Join Oscar-nominated filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon...

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Virtual book club ‘meets at the community level’ to promote inclusivity in literature

K. Slade, Visual Managing Editor | February 20, 2024

Melissa Giblin said the humanities act as a pathway for empathy and connection. Giblin, director of the North Carolina Center for Books, saw a community need for a physical space to nurture connection while engaging in important topics informed by the state’s cultural and historical context. This was the basis for North Carolina Reads.  From February to June, NC Reads hosts a monthly virtual...

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Reggae: A story of race, religion and redemption

Briley Turpin, A&C Editor | February 14, 2024

In the 1960s, as race tensions were high across the globe, one island in the Caribbean found a way to spread a message of peace and hope among the oppressed, shouting their fight songs for the world to hear.  Born from the mento and ska music popular in the area in the 40s and 50s, a new sound emerged on the island of Jamaica: Reggae. Reggae, in its early days, could be heard from every street...

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