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The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

Thomas Talks Games: ‘Outer Wilds’

Thomas Turner, Reporter | May 17, 2024

“Outer Wilds” is a game that is best played blind, with little to no prior knowledge. For the purposes of this review, however, there will be slight spoilers for the premise of the game, setups to some of the game’s mysteries and descriptions of certain visuals and soundtracks. If a space exploration mystery game sounds at all appealing, please play “Outer Wilds” prior to reading this review. Mobius...

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Inside graduation celebrations and traditions

Katelin Potter, Reporter | May 3, 2024

College graduation is often a pivotal point in the lives of the graduates. It marks the beginning of adult life for people who have spent the last decade and a half in school. For many of this year’s May graduates, this will be the first time taking part in a proper graduation ceremony due to their senior year getting cut off by COVID-19. This group of graduates will get to take part in all of...

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Sweet’n’Creek strikes a chord with community

Macy Grymes, News Reporter | May 1, 2024

Four close friends gained more success than they expected when they started their band about two months ago. Since February, the local band Sweet‘n’Creek has received lots of attention. The band consists of App State sophomores: Jimmy Belcher, a product design major who plays guitar and vocals; Wyatt Triplett, a business management major who plays bass guitar, harmonica and guitar; Parker Bumgarner,...

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“Gaptivities” to stay busy during a gap year

Meg Frantz, Reporter | April 30, 2024

The Boone Boomerang: a phenomenon reserved for a quaint mountain town in the top west corner of North Carolina, during which those who have graduated from App State return to Boone and experience the college-town lifestyle from a new perspective.  This phenomenon has called both recent graduates and professors back to the whispering mountain wind and the dining-hall-tray-sled winters. For some,...

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Vampire flick ‘Abigail’ is a bloody pirou-letdown

Pruett Norris, Multimedia Editor | April 29, 2024

Vampire movies have a rich history in Hollywood. The bloodsuckers appear in cinema from all around the world, and have spawned everything from billion-dollar young-adult franchises to serious black-and-white indie movies about “important topics.” Their versatility is a blessing in this respect. Vampires can be used for virtually anything. However, the vampire’s flexibility is also a curse....

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Graduating international students say farewell to Mountaineer lifestyle

Andrew Rice, Reporter | April 28, 2024

On Aug. 22, 2022, Silva Keohulian packed her bags, said goodbye to her family and left her home in Lebanon to go to a place she had never heard of before: Boone, North Carolina.  Keohulian is a 24-year-old Fulbright Scholar who is graduating with a master’s degree in mathematics from App State in May. In the 2023-24 academic year, App State had 110 international students studying at the...

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