The Appalachian

Marching Mountaineers cancel 2020 marching band camp

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | July 23, 2020

The Marching Mountaineers canceled its 2020 marching band camp, the band announced through a social media post Thursday.   Leadership made the decision to protect band members, athletic teams and the community from COVID-19 and “complexity of the issues” that surround it.  According to the post, the band intends to be an active part of the game-day experience. However, leadership does...

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A photoshoot over FaceTime: App State graduate featured in Vogue Mexico

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor | July 15, 2020

From her friend’s apartment in Boone, Anidem Medina-Chavez modeled over FaceTime for the July 2020 issue of Vogue. July’s cover story celebrates the diversity of Latin American beauty.  In early June, Mexican photographer Dorian Ulises López Macías followed Medina-Chavez, the App State graduate, photographer and model, back on Instagram.  López Macías messaged Medina-Chavez and asked...

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Blue Deer Cookies opens its doors on King Street

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | June 25, 2020

Set against Boone’s busy downtown street, a building with a familiar blue deer has finally brought its twinkling lights to King Street. A local business famous for its vintage camper on the side of Highway 321, Blue Deer Cookies’ 352 W. King St. location is now open for business. Established in May 2018, Blue Deer serves the High Country homemade cookies, Homeland Creamery ice cream, customizable...

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Panel discussion, film screening of Netflix documentary ’13th’ advocates for Black Lives Matter

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor | June 12, 2020

Community members organized a film screening and panel discussion of the documentary “13th” when recent App State graduate Katie Wynn decided that action in the Black Lives Matter Movement accessible from home was needed.              “A lot of people have the intention of doing well but don’t know how,” Wynn said.                 The documentary is titled...

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Campus Dining and Hatchet Coffee to expand their partnership to all Campus Dining locations

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | June 5, 2020

Local coffee roastery Hatchet Coffee is the exclusive roasted coffee bean provider for all campus dining locations starting in the fall, Campus Dining announced Monday.  As a part of this extension, Campus Dining will invest in new drink recipes and Hatchet’s signature Nitro Brew. Hatchet Coffee will also train Campus Dining baristas to “provide the highest quality coffee experience to customers.” According...

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Seniors showcase their work in virtual fashion show

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor | May 19, 2020

From creating mood boards to sketching to patternmaking to prototyping, sourcing materials, picking fabrics and then finally sewing, Apparel Design and Merchandising majors intensely prepare for their senior year capstone experience. Students hone the skills they’ve learned to create a three-piece collection for Showcase.  Showcase is an annual apparel design runway-style fashion show from App...

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