The Appalachian

Blue Deer Cookies opens its doors on King Street

The outside of Blue Deer on King. Customers can see the signature blue deer from its Blowing Rock Location.

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

June 25, 2020

Set against Boone’s busy downtown street, a building with a familiar blue deer has finally brought its twinkling lights to King Street. A local business famous for its vintage camper on the side of Highway 321, Blue Deer Cookies’ 352 W. King St. location is now open for business. Established in...

Panel discussion, film screening of Netflix documentary ’13th’ advocates for Black Lives Matter

Panel discussion, film screening of Netflix documentary '13th' advocates for Black Lives Matter

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

June 12, 2020

Community members organized a film screening and panel discussion of the documentary “13th” when recent App State graduate Katie Wynn decided that action in the Black Lives Matter Movement accessible from home was needed.              “A lot of people have the intention of doing well but don’t ...

Campus Dining and Hatchet Coffee to expand their partnership to all Campus Dining locations

Two Hatchet Coffee patrons indulging the specialty iced drinks from their Summer Menu. The Menu features a vareity of chilled drinks with fruit and herb flavors, carbonated sodas and even spices.

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

June 5, 2020

Local coffee roastery Hatchet Coffee is the exclusive roasted coffee bean provider for all campus dining locations starting in the fall, Campus Dining announced Monday.  As a part of this extension, Campus Dining will invest in new drink recipes and Hatchet’s signature Nitro Brew. Hatchet Coffee...

Seniors showcase their work in virtual fashion show

Seniors showcase their work in virtual fashion show

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

May 19, 2020

From creating mood boards to sketching to patternmaking to prototyping, sourcing materials, picking fabrics and then finally sewing, Apparel Design and Merchandising majors intensely prepare for their senior year capstone experience. Students hone the skills they’ve learned to create a three-piece...

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum announces additions to its virtual engagement options

Kelly McCoy, Owner of River Girl Fishing Company, is one of the featured subjects in BRAHM’s latest exhibition,

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

May 13, 2020

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum announced Friday that in an effort to continue community outreach and promotion of the visual arts, it has created a way for patrons to experience its exhibitions virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum closed March 16, and left visitors with virtual e...

Luke Combs to perform at 2020 virtual spring commencement ceremony

Luke Combs to perform at 2020 virtual spring commencement ceremony

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

May 6, 2020

Chancellor Sheri Everts announced Wednesday that country music artist Luke Combs will perform as a special guest during the 2020 Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 16. The virtual ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. with Combs, who attended App State, closing out the ceremony performing App State...

Time at home sparks new creativity among internet users

The social media platform, TikTok, allows users to create and share short viral videos of up to 60 seconds.

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

May 1, 2020

In the middle of a global pandemic, the internet has found a way to have a laugh with new trends, memes and dances arising every day.  During a time of social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders, many are on their smartphones constantly during the day. According to Statista, data from a March 20...

An Appalachian Summer Festival moves live events online for 36th annual season

Christina Beals, Reporter

April 24, 2020

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday that live events for An Appalachian Summer Festival are being moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual celebration of the performing and visual arts presented by App State’s Office of...

“Spring Awakening” production cast goes virtual with musical performance

Brooke Drury, Christine Dudley, and Lauren Wasmund

April 24, 2020

During a time of uncertainty and isolation, the App State theatre program has proved that the arts can continue to flourish. After its cancellation, eight students from the musical production “Spring Awakening” took initiative to produce a virtual performance of “The Song of Purple Summer” to sha...

A hobby turned profitable: UNC college student expands handmade jewelry business

Anna Jordan, a Winston-Salem native and rising junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, turned her jewelry making hobby into a business venture and now makes personalized jewelry for several colleges, including App State.

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter

April 23, 2020

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — What started as a hobby on Instagram one summer, AnnaBanana Jewelry has become a functioning e-commerce shop selling earrings, necklaces, bracelets, scrunchies and more for a largely collegiate clientele.  Created by Anna Jordan, a rising junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, the shop features ...

“I cried the day we shut the doors:” local fashion retailers hope to recover facing uncertainty

Lou Ella South, owner of specialty store South's Clothiers in Boone Mall, has joined other local retailers in applying for federal loans in order to help her business survive the pandemic.

Christina Beals, Reporter

April 18, 2020

Though vacant and dark after temporarily closing March 24, Boone Mall was dimly lit by a storefront that displayed its fashion lines for the upcoming prom season that never happened. Open since 1983, South’s Clothiers is a local specialty store that carries prom dresses, wedding gowns and rental tu...

Students educate community on immigrant, refugee issues through new club

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

April 11, 2020

After seeing a lack of support on campus for immigrants and refugees, sophomore Ashley Martin decided to make a change.  The Students Supporting Immigrants and Refugees club started meeting this semester after Martin, a social work major, came up with the idea to get students involved with immigr...

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