The Appalachian

On Record: “SOUR” review

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor | June 3, 2021

It’s almost impossible to go on the internet and not hear about Olivia Rodrigo. Whether it’s from her Disney Channel history or from her smashing debut single “drivers license,” which took the world by storm and broke countless records, Rodrigo has quickly risen to the top of the charts.  “SOUR,” Rodrigo’s debut album, was released May 21. As she stands on the cover of the record...

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After a “Hurricane” of rescheduling, Luke Combs announces new concert date in the High Country

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor | May 22, 2021

After a year of rescheduling and postponing, Boone country music fans can breathe a sigh of relief — Luke Combs’ concert at Kidd Brewer Stadium has been rescheduled for Sept. 4.  Combs announced the new date Friday via Twitter writing, “Been waiting a long time for this show, and I can promise it will be worth the wait!”    BOONE, NC - I’m excited to announce the new date...

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Dusting off the displays: Turchin Center reopens to the public

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor | May 12, 2021

When walking down King Street, people stop and stare through the tall glass window of the Turchin Center. Closed since the start of the pandemic, visitors have only been able to get a glimpse of the artwork from the outside. For those curious about what lurks behind the glass, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts will reopen to the public on Thursday.  Admission will remain free, and the center...

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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, Reporter | 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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