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Running from the rain: Boone activities for bad weather

Running from the rain: Boone activities for bad weather

Amena Matcheswala, Reporter October 5, 2022

Boone is among the rainiest of North Carolina cities. While it may hold much of its appeal in its gorgeous mountainscapes and walkability, don’t feel discouraged when inclement weather hits. Many of...

Theater and Dance department shows off new skills

Theater and Dance department shows off new skills

Abby Buckner, Reporter October 4, 2022

The annual First Year Showcase presented talent of first year theatre and dance students on campus Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. The showcase featured original work choreographed and directed by upper level...

App at a glance: Oct. 3-8

App at a glance: Oct. 3-8

Asher Davidson, A&C Editor October 4, 2022

Monday, Oct. 3 Queer People of Color Group The QPOC groups host weekly meetings from 5 - 6 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union  227, the Rhododendron Room. The QPOC group discusses their identities while...

Playlist of the week: Midterm motivation

Playlist of the week: Midterm motivation

Ella McIntosh, Reporter October 4, 2022

It’s finally October, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to focus entirely on Halloween festivities. Midterms are right around the corner. That being said, what better time than now to focus on boosting...

Local band brings jazz revival to Boone

Local band brings jazz revival to Boone

Matthew Chapman October 4, 2022

In the High Country, music is abundant. Bluegrass, Americana and alternative rock play proudly while walking down King Street. One local band is looking to provide a fresh taste in Boone’s music scene. Belleville...

A new kind of biopic: “Elvis” review

A new kind of biopic: “Elvis” review

Emma Dalli, Reporter September 29, 2022

Baz Luhrmann’s newest addition to cinema uses colorful visuals and intense rock and roll to grab the audience’s attention. “Elvis” has a mix of circus aesthetics and old ‘50s jazz bringing forth...

App at a glance: Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

App at a glance: Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

Brionna Dallara and Gabrielle Troutman September 27, 2022

App at a Glance is The Appalachian’s arts and culture desk’s top picks of events for each week.  Wednesday — Sept. 28 Bills, Bills, Bills  Meet Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at 7:08 p.m....

Wellness and Prevention Center, Asian Student Association host Garba night

Wellness and Prevention Center, Asian Student Association host Garba night

Erin Isley, Reporter September 27, 2022

The Wellness and Prevention Center and the Asian Student Association collaborated Monday to host the second annual Garba night for students, faculty and community members. Dancers were invited to visit...

Gina Austin fire spinning at Ransom Pub, Austin’s been hooping for 3 years and fire spinning for the past year.

Inspiral Fire Tribe lights up Ransom

Maddie Crawford, Reporter September 27, 2022

Every Wednesday night, one local fire-spinning performing arts troupe makes Ransom Pub their fiery theater. One by one, members of the Inspiral Fire Tribe step into the ring, light their torches ablaze,...

Playlist of the week: Fall into Autumn

Playlist of the week: Fall into Autumn

Matthew Chapman, Reporter September 27, 2022

Fall has arrived and there's no better place to experience it than Boone. The air begins to cool down, the leaves begin to fall and playlists full of tracks with raw acoustic progressions and simple but...

Members of the Junaluska Gospel Choir of Mennonite Brethren Church performing at the Schaefer Center for the Junaluska celebration Sept. 20

Junaluska community, common reading highlighted in celebration

K. Slade, Reporter September 23, 2022

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts highlighted this year’s Common Reading book with a Junaluska celebration Tuesday, centering on one of the oldest African American communities in western North...

Playlist of the week: North Carolina’s underground indie artists

Playlist of the week: North Carolina’s underground indie artists

Will Hofmann, Enterprise Editor September 20, 2022

From Boone to Raleigh or Asheville to Wilmington, North Carolina’s indie music scene is full of a diverse range of exceptional artists. Capturing the spirit of North Carolina’s indie music scene is...

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