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Opinion: Corporatism has ruined Country

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 J...

From the Classroom to the Stage

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 Shr...

New club provides opportunity for students to explore linguistics

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 e...

Fashion of Boone: Appalachian Apparel Association’s “The Collective”

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 e...

New espresso cafe brings European traditions to Boone

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...

Boone’s newest bridal boutique fosters inclusivity, sustainability

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. Giosc...

Dance ensemble brings African traditions to Boone

Dance ensemble brings African traditions to Boone

Hadasa Rivera Marin, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Created not only for App State students, but the entire Boone community, the Diyé African Dance and Drum Ensemble aims to bring people together through the arts.  “I believe in music and dance, in African culture and dance. It's a functional marriage,” said Baba Khalid Saleem, internationall...

17th annual Dance Marathon exceeds fundraising goals, helps 3 nonprofits

Harley Nefe, Managing Editor

February 28, 2020

With over 320 participants, 27 teams and over 1,260 donations, the 17th annual Dance Marathon raised over $48,800, surpassing its $45,000 goal.  Dance Marathon is a 15-hour dance party run by Appalachian & the Community Together, in which each participant is asked to raise $150 leading up ...

Turchin Center program provides learning opportunity for student art educators

Ethan Murphy, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts puts paint brushes and paper in the hands of children. On the first Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m., the center invites children to explore their creativity through its workshop Blazing Easels. Free to attend, the workshop allows children to develop their artistic skil...

Lutheran Students of Appalachian provides welcoming environment for congregates

Lutheran Students of Appalachian provides welcoming environment for congregates

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter

February 28, 2020

Inside a small, white room sits a collection of mismatched memories: board games, a blue couch, books, a rocking chair and a banner that hangs on the wall with colorful handprints surrounding the words “Lutheran Students of Appalachian.”  The room, part of the Lutheran Council House at 139 Tracy Circle...

Taste of Dialogue: Cultural ambassador panel discusses international student experiences

Taste of Dialogue: Cultural ambassador panel discusses international student experiences

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Through a panel of cultural ambassadors answering questions and small group discussions, domestic students learned about what being an international student is like at App State at this month's Taste of Dialogue.   The panel consisted of seven cultural ambassadors from Israel, Germany, Guatemal...

People of Boone: Malea Massey

People of Boone: Malea Massey

Elaina Woodlief, Reporter

February 28, 2020

“Comfort” is a word junior communication studies major Malea Massey would use to describe how she lives her life. She said she values how comfortable she is in a place and how comfortable other people are.  After spending two years at East Carolina University, she transferred to App State be...

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