The Appalachian

Local family fundraises for furry friend

Zoe Zink, A&C Reporter | April 30, 2021

When a family adopted their Goldendoodle in October 2019, he came home welcomed and loved, much like any other puppy. However, one thing made him a little bit different: a birth defect causing him to be blind in his left eye.  The Delaney family of five found Winky online from a local breeder. The breeders were hoping to give Winky away to a family wanting to take care of him and his existent health...

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Recipe Corner: Rice So Nice

Sophia Lyons, Chief Copy Editor | April 23, 2021

Risotto is the intermediate between rice and a creamy pasta dish. Although risotto is billed as difficult, it’s more easily achieved than it gets credit for so long as you use arborio rice (available at most grocery stores in Boone).  Onions, garlic, and Parmesan cheese melt into rice cooked slowly with broth to make a satisfying rice dish – leave out the mushrooms if you don’t like them....

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BSA spotlights Black Arts Movement in gallery walk

Lily Kincaid, Associate A&C Editor | April 22, 2021

Students can now participate in a gallery walk located in the Plemmons Student Union that allows them to explore art from famous Black artists, such as Imamu Amiri Baraka and Nikki Giovanni.  The gallery walk was organized by the App State Black Student Association and is  centered around the Black Arts Movement. The Black Art Gallery Walk is a self-guided tour that starts at the Office of...

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From tip-off to T-shirts: basketball player finds passion in business

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | April 21, 2021

After a long day on the basketball court dribbling, shooting and passing, one App State women’s basketball player then goes home to plan, design and manage a clothing brand.  Loving clothes and fashion her whole life, senior Maya Calder decided to start her own business in January 2020. Calder owns and operates Mac Apparel, a clothing brand that offers T-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, shorts and...

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Pursuing peace: Students find creative ways to cope with stress

Aubrey Smith, A&C Reporter | April 21, 2021

As the spring semester comes to an end and exams are just around the corner, students are finding ways to cope with the large amounts of stress and burnout they’ve been dealing with.  The combination of college and COVID-19 has contributed to anxiety, depression and loneliness in students. On top of that, App State students have seen almost no breaks this semester. Alana Coley and Kaitlyn Mesimer...

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Playlist of the week: It’s 2004 and you’re the main character

Emily Broyles, News Editor | April 19, 2021

You’re on campus, and it’s sunny. You’re sitting with your latte and final exam study guides. How can you not pretend you’re Elle Woods? There might only be so many places in our mountain town to study and shop, but the possibility for imagination is endless. Artists in the early 2000s, heavily advertised now as “Y2K,” made it so easy to hook listeners into movies or music videos, making...

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