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Claud released their new album “Super Monster” on Feb. 12.

On Record: “Super Monster” review

Aubrey Smith, A&C Reporter February 24, 2021

Singer-songwriter Claud is making their mark in the music world with their newest, refreshing release.  The 21-year-old artist from Chicago, who uses they/them pronouns, created a catchy coming-of-age...

The Altar for Black Lives that stood in Downtown Boone in June of 2020. The altar is now on display at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum in collaboration with Small and Mighty Acts.

BRAHM memorializes King Street Altar for Black Lives

Zoe Zink, A&C Reporter February 24, 2021

The murder of George Floyd in May sparked an outcry of unrest across the country, including in the High Country. Small and Mighty Acts, a grassroots organization in Boone, set up an altar on King Street...

Playlist of the week: Black History Month

Playlist of the week: Black History Month

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter February 22, 2021

Cultivating and creating jazz, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and more, while also innovating instruments like the banjo and drum, the Black community has changed and shaped the American music...

An interpretation of Bag End, where famous character Bilbo Baggins lives. His home is the location of the opening pages, and it is here, during his

Late to the party: “Lord of the Rings” review

David Brashier, A&C Reporter February 18, 2021

For anyone who hasn’t read the lengthy “The Lord of the Rings” books by J.R.R. Tolkien, or who was too young to watch Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of the trilogy in the early 2000s, the extra...

Lloyd Oppong reading his poem, “Hammurabi's Code,” during the Hayes School of Music’s Black History Month celebration.

Hayes School of Music celebrates Black History Month in virtual showcase

Lily Kincaid February 18, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the Hayes School of Music and the English department are joining to hold three virtual concerts this month showcasing Black music and literature. “We hope this will...

The album cover for Hayley Williams’ new solo album “FLOWERS for VASES / descansos.

Hayley Williams: “FLOWERS for VASES / descansos” review

Aubrey Smith, A&C Reporter February 17, 2021

Hayley Williams has come a long way since starting with rock band Paramore in the early 2000s. Taking an acoustic change of pace with her solo career, long gone are the overpowering strums of electric...

Ayana Johnson, left, speaks with students and instructors virtually Thursday.  Johnson is the founder of a climate think tank, co-host of a climate solutions podcast and co-founder of a campaign to promote feminist climate leaders.

Climate leader joins App State students and faculty to discuss the intersectionality of climate issues

Jake Markland , Associate News Editor February 16, 2021

App State students and faculty facilitated an event with a leading voice in the climate movement to ask questions about how to resolve the climate crisis and not leave anyone behind along the way. Ayana...

Playlist of the week: A night at Hogwarts

Playlist of the week: A night at Hogwarts

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter February 15, 2021

Between the pages of the “Harry Potter” books, a sprinkle of magic resides. Arguably one of the most popular series of all time, Harry Potter’s popularity partially resides in its immense world-building....

A breakfast dish from Melanie's Food Fantasy. Melanie's prides itself on using as much local produce as possible, even in the Winter. Courtesy of Dallas Linger.

High Country Valentine’s Day COVID-19 Date Guide

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor February 12, 2021

This year's celebration of love can be hard to navigate during the COVID-19 pandemic. While following restrictions, there's still ways to enjoy your partner, galentines with your girls, or any time you...

Students with a participant during a music therapy session before COVID-19. Now, the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy program has taken its program virtual and offers free and remote music therapy.

Music Therapy Program goes virtual, offers free remote services

Zoe Zink, A&C Reporter February 11, 2021

When COVID-19 made its way to App State’s campus in spring 2020, departments across campus had to adapt quickly. The music therapy program, in particular, had a unique plan to promote the success of...

Nooria Lawrence and Nick Fiori in promo for their EP,

Music connects unlikely pair, creates band and best friends

Makaelah Walters February 10, 2021

From a small spare bedroom, two App State students have spent the past six months recording and releasing new music. When Nooria Lawrence and Nick Fiori first crossed paths in 2020, they were not expecting...

Couch concerts: APPS reimagines performances in new concert series

Aubrey Smith, A&C Reporter February 9, 2021

While concerts in Legends won’t reappear anytime soon, the main student-programming organization at App State is opening its office doors to musical artists.  App State Popular Programming Society...

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