The Appalachian

Must-see sights of App State: A guide to Family Weekend 2021

Abby Moore, Reporter | September 17, 2021

Parents everywhere, heaps of traffic and a packed Kidd Brewer Stadium means Family Weekend in Boone. From the best trails to hike to places to eat and spots to see on campus, here are the best locations Boone offers for App State Family Weekend 2021.  Many upper-classmen families find themselves at The Horton Hotel Rooftop Lounge. This lounge is located at 611 W King St. and offers a 360-degree...

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Playlist of the week: Game day at The Rock

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor | September 13, 2021

As temperatures begin to drop and the cool autumn months make their way to the High Country, there’s a staple in every Boonie’s life that makes its way back every year: football games at The Rock.  Coming off two games away from the mountain, App State will play its first home game Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Elon. It’s that time of the year to grab some friends, get hype and head to Kidd...

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Recipe Corner: On a roll

Lily Kincaid, Reporter | September 10, 2021

Nothing quite compares to a nice cup of coffee on a Sunday morning. There’s only one thing that could make it even better: fluffy, homemade cinnamon rolls.  The best thing about breakfast pastries is that they can double as desserts, so this dish could easily pass as a sweet contribution to any potluck. This recipe shows how to make the dough from scratch, but these buns turn out just as tasty...

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Boone’s Runway: What people are wearing on King Street

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Visual Managing Editor | September 8, 2021

Different hours of different days, you will find unique paths each Boonie takes on King Street. During the weekdays, students are trying to get to class. Families come to eat and shop for their weekend getaway. A street magician brings his hat to set up near town hall. Everyday the “heart of the High Country” sees hundreds of tabled vendors, shoppers, musicians, students and fashionable faces....

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Mountain music and Mountaineers: Luke Combs returns home

Max Correa, Associate Photo Editor | September 7, 2021

Live music, crowds in The Rock and some of App State’s most well-known alumni all made a triumphant return to Boone Sept. 4. After two delays over the span of 1 ½ years because of COVID-19 concerns, Luke Combs made his stadium debut at Kidd Brewer for the What You See is What You Get Tour, meant to follow up his 2019 album of the same name. Supported by alumnus Adam Church and collaborators Drew...

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Playlist of the week: Stop and Smell the Roses

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor | September 6, 2021

As the year progresses and the end of 2021 draws near, deadlines get stricter, free time becomes more scarce and work starts to feel more and more like a drag.  It’s beyond easy to get caught up in the stress of it all, but in order to really heal the soul, we need to take a step back and acknowledge the people who make it all worth it. Whether it’s your closest friends or your significant...

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