The Appalachian

Playlist of the week: The ’70s

Lily Kincaid, Associate A&C Editor | April 12, 2021

The 1970s were a time for much more than just disco. This era housed some of the most iconic and experimental artists of the 20th century. A diverse pool of musicians, sounds and genres was born from the decade of cultural change and progression that was the ’70s. Women were well-represented in this era, from  Stevie Nicks’ ethereal twang to Janis Joplin’s bluesy rasp to the queen of soul...

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International Appalachian’s annual Coffee Buzz 5K goes global

Hollie Moore, Reporter | April 11, 2021

From Boone to Brazil, App State students and people around the globe are running for a cause through the International Appalachian’s annual Coffee Buzz 5K.  INTAPP, a student-run organization intended to encourage App State students to study abroad, will hold its ninth annual Coffee Buzz 5K between April 4 and 18 for the App State community “anywhere in the world (they) are located.”  App...

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Lights, camera, football: Students create film about famous football figure

Sabrina Hess | April 9, 2021

A group of App State students is taking an uncommon approach to filmmaking with their volunteer-run film about a famous football coach. The film, titled “KiD O,” centers around the early life of Louisiana State University football coach Ed Orgeron. The film focuses on 14-year-old Orgeron growing up in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, as he struggles to decide between his love of football and...

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Bonding through business: King Street Hawaiian ice business brings family closer

Jaclyn Bartlett, A&C Reporter | April 8, 2021

For one family, shaved ice is more than a refreshing treat for the summer, it’s a business that brings them closer together. Local Hawaiian-themed shaved ice business J&J’s Hawaiian Ice opened a new location on West King Street last month, with over 25 flavors, including sugar-free options.  “Everybody is welcome here,” said manager Vanessa Saufley. “It's just always going...

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Recipe Corner: Raising the Carb

Sophia Lyons, Chief Copy Editor | April 8, 2021

Pasta is a time-honored favorite dish, and for good reason. It’s an ideal vehicle for many kinds of sauces, ranging from tomato-based to creamy, meat or no.  Carbonara is a super easy final form for pasta: it doesn’t require a long ingredients list or cook time, and its flavors appeal to even picky eaters.  Although this recipe isn’t authentically Italian, it comes together quickly with...

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Book review: “Second First Impressions”

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | April 7, 2021

In a romance set against the unlikely backdrop of a retirement home, love blooms between an old soul and a seemingly unorganized slacker in what is the complete opposite of a meet-cute.  In USA Today Bestselling Author Sally Thorne’s third book, “Second First Impressions,” Ruthie Midona is stuck – stuck in Providence Retirement Villa, the same place she’s worked for years – uptight...

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