The Appalachian

Office of Sustainability hosts virtual film series for Fall 2020 semester

Office of Sustainability hosts virtual film series for Fall 2020 semester

Jake Markland, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Available for free to App State students, faculty and the public, the Office of Sustainability will host a climate and environmental justice film series this semester to foster community, despite a pandemic, and educate on environmental issues being faced in North Carolina and across the nation.  Jen...

Artists showcase their work in annual Art in the Park Festival

Cale Williams and his wife, have been coming to Art in the Park for 17 years.

Savannah Brewer

September 18, 2020

The rain didn’t stop artists from lining Park Avenue in Blowing Rock with tents, masks and hand sanitizer. The Blowing Rock Art in the Park Festival has occurred in downtown Blowing Rock for 58 years since its inauguration in 1962 by founders Robert Snyder and Edith Carter. The festival takes...

Handmade hustle: small artists adjust to a changing business

Elizabeth Walton, junior, works in the at-home studio she has set up to continue her business even during the COVID-19 pandemic. September 8, 2020.

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

September 17, 2020

Within Boone’s local business community are several small artists offering patrons personalized, handmade, unique products. Like normal businesses, these small artists had to adapt to a global pandemic, changing the way they create, package and interact with customers. According to calligraphy artist Inaya Mack, ...

Reaching greater audiences: Visiting Writers Series goes virtual

Poet Jacinta White will be the first visiting writer in the fall 2020 virtual season of The Visiting Writers Series.

Tucker Wulff, Associate A&C Editor

September 15, 2020

The fall 2020 season of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will look a bit different than previous semesters: this fall, it’s composed of four pre-recorded virtual events.  The series’ committee will bring this season to audiences virtually after ending its display early duri...

Playlist of the week: Stargazing

Playlist of the week: Stargazing

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter

September 14, 2020

Do you ever look up into the night sky and find yourself wondering how you fit into the grand scheme of things? It’s amazing how big the Earth is, but when one looks up, they may realize that even the Earth is just a speck amongst time and space.  Sometimes it’s nice to remember that we’re all just a small ...

APPS takes entertainment online, brings free events to community

Before the coronavirus, APPS events, like Appalfest, drew crowds of hundreds. Now, the organization is adjusting to the world of virtual event planning.

David Brashier

September 14, 2020

The Appalachian Popular Programming Society is bringing campus concerts to virtual platforms in an effort to keep students entertained and foster community despite COVID-19 social gathering restrictions.  “It’s confusing now because a lot of people are either doing virtual concerts or they aren...

Pandemic fitness: adapting to a world without gyms

Physical distancing is encouraged for those using the Boone Greenway trail while exercising.

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

September 10, 2020

The sounds of birds chirping, dogs barking and shoes hitting pavement have become the new soundtrack to Boone’s fitness scene, replacing the closing and opening of gym doors.  After Gov. Roy Cooper closed gyms to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Boone residents were forced to look for other ways...

Playlist of the week: Final days of summer

Playlist of the week: Final days of summer

Tucker Wulff, Associate A&C Editor

September 7, 2020

Fall is just around the corner and that means summer days are fading fast. Instead of kissing your summer goodbye with sorrow, get the most out of the beautiful weather and golden rays by living it up with our “Final Days of Summer” playlist! We included 12 songs perfect for a day at the beach with a c...

Quarantine boredom inspires twins to express themselves through podcast

Quarantine boredom inspires twins to express themselves through podcast

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

September 7, 2020

App State might be home to a lot of students, but in East Hall lives freshman twins, their microphone and a podcast about life, college and comedic moments.  The Twin Talk podcast, where Hayden and Alex Morrow talk about their lives as college students and twins, was inspired by an Instagram ad a...

Review: Love in the Time of Corona

Review: Love in the Time of Corona

Rebecca Parker, A&C Reporter

September 5, 2020

Self-quarantine gave me, like many others, a lot of free time. While scrolling hopelessly through every streaming service I’m subscribed to, a new show captured my attention. Freeform released “Love in the Time of Corona,” a four-episode miniseries, on Hulu Aug. 22.  “Love in the Time of C...

Monolith makeover: Turchin Center steps get a facelift from Baltimore

The mural on the stairs adjacent to the Turchin Center was painted by Jessiue Unterhalter and Katey Truhn

Tucker Wulff, Associate A&C Editor

September 4, 2020

Baltimore artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn transformed 36 steps of rough, gray concrete into an explosion of color and intricate design outside the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.  The Turchin Center’s grand staircase, which leads students and Boone community members from campus to King S...

Playlist of the week: Happy daze

Playlist of the week: Happy daze

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

August 31, 2020

Let’s face it, things have been tough lately. It's easy to dwell on everything that’s going wrong right now. But, music can help you stay positive in the worst of times. Music can also serve as a soundtrack to your good day.  This week we put together a playlist of happy and uplifting songs to help y...