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Playlist of the week: Cinematic favorites

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter | November 23, 2020

From the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to the snowy landscape of Narnia, movie soundtracks are instrumental in bringing moviegoers from their seats at home to the world laid out on the big screen.  Early on in the movie-going experience, in the early 1900s, movie audio was a painstaking process. Developing from silent films, movies began to use the complicated method of synching up phonographic...

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Office of Sustainability partners with national nonprofit to empower students through film

Kait Rous, A&C Reporter | November 23, 2020

This fall, the Office of Sustainability partnered with a national North Carolina-based nonprofit to stream the film series “Revisioning Recovery” via Zoom. The organization Working Films utilizes minidocumentaries to educate viewers about the connections between climate and social injustice.   “I just really hope students are empowered, and I hope students can take from these films inspiration...

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Professors foster online global food community for home cooks during COVID-19

Makaelah Walters | November 22, 2020

When restaurants closed in March due to COVID-19 restrictions, two App State professors created a virtual space for people to connect through food.  Cookvid-19 is a Facebook group dedicated to “the art of cooking in the time of COVID,” creators Jack Kwong and Peter Fawson said. Kwong, a philosophy professor, and Fawson, a social work professor, are neighbors who share a background in the...

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Jane Goodall discusses climate change, activism with App State students in special presentation

Gianna Holiday, Associate News Editor | November 20, 2020

Jane Goodall, who has spent the last 60 years researching and advocating for primates, spoke to App State students this week via Zoom. One of the world's leading scientists, conservationists, and humanitarians, Goodall offered a virtual presentation through the Schaefer Center titled “Reasons for Hope.” Goodall, who said during her discussion that she was “born loving animals,” has spent...

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Two schools, one business: hometown friends start clothing brand across state lines

Aubrey Smith | November 20, 2020

The distance from Boone to Savannah, Georgia has not stopped two innovative fashion students and their up-and-coming clothing brand.  App State student Casey Pile and friend Lucas Harmon, a student at Savannah College of Art and Design, are redefining fashion with their brand Syndrome.  Although their ultimate goal is an art collective –– a project with collaborative efforts from multiple...

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Meet Marvel Maull, App State’s newest upcoming makeup artist

Emily Broyles, News Editor | November 19, 2020

Drained from Zoom calls and a packed schedule, an App State student decided to take a nap. When she woke up, Miley Cyrus had commented on her TikTok, inspired by the singer. “That one sent me into cardiac arrest,” said Marvel Maull, a junior apparel and design major. It isn’t skits or a trendy dance like “the renegade” that landed Maull attention on the platform and on social media...

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