The Appalachian

Opinion: Corporatism has ruined Country

Ethan Hunt | March 5, 2020

Country music industry has lost its way. Or, what was classified as country has changed from when its previous generations' stars led the industry. I have been a country music fan my entire life. However, my preference in country music is“true country.” True country is embodied by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. These artists portrayed...

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Jackie Park, News Editor | March 4, 2020

At this point in his life, Chris Shreve has been a Virginia Tech football star known for his quick feet, a public health professor at App State, a father and a husband. Now, he is embarking on a new chapter in his life: rap. Shreve the Professor, as he’s known on stage, has been a part of Chris Shreve’s life for several years. His wife, Tiffany Shreve, said he started rapping more seriously...

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New club provides opportunity for students to explore linguistics

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter | March 4, 2020

On a campus without a linguistics major or minor, the linguistics and language club hopes to provide a space for students to share a love for language. Spanish professor and club advisor Benjamin Souza had five students in his Spanish phonetics and diction class last fall who were interested in exploring linguistics. “We were super jazzed about (linguistics). We absolutely loved the subject,...

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Meredith Nanney, Reporter | March 4, 2020

The Appalachian Apparel Association plans to publish “The Collective,” a student run fashion magazine, this spring.  Niels Sampson, vice president of the Appalachian Apparel Association and editor-in-chief of “The Collective,” said the magazine was started to give apparel students a competitive edge after graduating.  “The fashion industry can be very competitive, especially if you’re...

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New espresso cafe brings European traditions to Boone

Noelle Charles, Reporter | March 3, 2020

Boone’s newest espresso cafe has come just in time for students who need a pick-me-up during midterm season. Talia Espresso, located at 444 W. King St., officially opened its doors Feb. 26. Owners Jim and Kathy Kozak opened the first location in Wilkesboro in 2005, staying true to the cafe’s European inspirations.  “We try to keep it as authentically European as possible. We don’t trend...

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Meredith Nanney, Reporter | March 3, 2020

Before opening its doors, Boone’s newest boutique showcased its bridalwear, along with its goals to encourage sustainability and inclusion in the fashion community.  Lauren Gioscio is the owner and head stylist of Juniper James Bridal, a bridal salon coming to 275 E. King St. this spring. Gioscio hopes her business will help foster community in Boone’s local business scene. “I just...

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