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The three Delaney children with their Goldendoodle, Winky.

Local family fundraises for furry friend

Zoe Zink, A&C Reporter April 30, 2021

When a family adopted their Goldendoodle in October 2019, he came home welcomed and loved, much like any other puppy. However, one thing made him a little bit different: a birth defect causing him to be...

Recipe Corner: Rice So Nice

Recipe Corner: Rice So Nice

Sophia Lyons, Chief Copy Editor April 23, 2021

Risotto is the intermediate between rice and a creamy pasta dish. Although risotto is billed as difficult, it’s more easily achieved than it gets credit for so long as you use arborio rice (available...

The sign for the BSA Black Art Gallery Walk in the Plemmons Student Union.

BSA spotlights Black Arts Movement in gallery walk

Lily Kincaid, Associate A&C Editor April 22, 2021

Students can now participate in a gallery walk located in the Plemmons Student Union that allows them to explore art from famous Black artists, such as Imamu Amiri Baraka and Nikki Giovanni.  The gallery...

Maya Calder wearing a shirt from her clothing line, Mac Apparel.

From tip-off to T-shirts: basketball player finds passion in business

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor April 21, 2021

After a long day on the basketball court dribbling, shooting and passing, one App State women’s basketball player then goes home to plan, design and manage a clothing brand.  Loving clothes and fashion...

Grace Abbott on the roof of a car. Abbott enjoys going on drives to destress from class.

Pursuing peace: Students find creative ways to cope with stress

Aubrey Smith, A&C Reporter April 21, 2021

As the spring semester comes to an end and exams are just around the corner, students are finding ways to cope with the large amounts of stress and burnout they’ve been dealing with.  The combination...

Playlist of the week: It’s 2004 and you’re the main character

Playlist of the week: It’s 2004 and you’re the main character

Emily Broyles, News Editor April 19, 2021

You’re on campus, and it’s sunny. You’re sitting with your latte and final exam study guides. How can you not pretend you’re Elle Woods? There might only be so many places in our mountain town...

Students dancing in the Momentum Dance Club Showcase. The club prerecorded its dances this year and live-streamed them on YouTube.

Momentum Dance Club dances through film in annual showcase

Jaclyn Bartlett, A&C Reporter April 16, 2021

https://youtu.be/Rrnl7hCLZC8 From performing in masks to dancing on parking decks, one App State club embraced the change that came with moving its annual showcase online, continuing to tell stories...

Recipe Corner: How the Cookie Crumbles

Recipe Corner: How the Cookie Crumbles

Sophia Lyons, Chief Copy Editor April 15, 2021

This is the best chocolate chip cookie you’ve ever had. And that’s no small claim. This recipe has been meticulously tweaked from its nondescript origins on Allrecipes over four years of formative...

Paola Bula Blanco with their Squishmallow that was give to them by Marlén Cárdenas.

Plush rush: Students search for Squishmallows in Boone

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor April 15, 2021

The Boone Walgreens’ phone goes off several times a day, but those calls don't always involve questions about medicine.  Propelled to popularity by the video-sharing app TikTok, Squishmallows, plush...

On Record: “Smiling with No Teeth”

On Record: “Smiling with No Teeth”

Aubrey Smith, A&C Reporter April 14, 2021

Genesis Owusu has released one of the most cohesive and thought-provoking albums of the year so far, and it’s his first album ever.  “Smiling with No Teeth” is a hard-hitting and memorable record....

Students holding Pride flags during the Day of Silence event on Sanford Mall.

Student-led rally on Sanford Mall honors marginalized victims of violence

Lily Kincaid, Associate A&C Editor April 14, 2021

https://youtu.be/W5ZRwNiFyS0 Dozens of white signs and pride flags lined Sanford Mall as students gathered for a Day of Silence rally on April 9. The Day of Silence was started in 1996 by two students...

Playlist of the week: The '70s

Playlist of the week: The ’70s

Lily Kincaid, Associate A&C Editor April 12, 2021

The 1970s were a time for much more than just disco. This era housed some of the most iconic and experimental artists of the 20th century. A diverse pool of musicians, sounds and genres was born from the...

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