The Appalachian

On Record: “CRUSHER” review

On Record: “CRUSHER” review

Maggie Watts, Reporter October 24, 2021

Jeremy Zucker is a front-running Gen Z pop artist and producer, with over 15 million Spotify followers and countless song streams. The 25-year-old is behind indie-pop songs such as “comethru,” “all...

Participants checking in at the student affairs tent, where they sign the participant waiver and receive race T-shirts and swag bags.

Eleventh annual Spooky Duke Race raises money for local families

Lily Kincaid, Reporter October 22, 2021

The 11th annual Spooky Duke Race welcomed over 250 racers at Peacock Hall Saturday to raise money for Parent to Parent, a support network for families in the High Country. The event featured a 5k race,...

BOO-ne, Episode 1: Appalachian Witchcraft & Folklore

BOO-ne, Episode 1: Appalachian Witchcraft & Folklore

Ella Adams, Mia Mendez, and Evan Byrd October 21, 2021

Bubbling cauldrons, broomsticks and toads aren’t exactly what you see in Appalachian witchcraft. Tradition runs deep these the mountains with bone-chilling legends around every corner... https://soundcloud.com/user-942503615/boo-ne-spooky-stories-from-southern-appalachia-episode-1-appalachian-witch-craft-folk-magic  

Crowds gather in a field across from Holy Cross Episcopal Church to enjoy vendors, food, and mountain music at the Valle Country Fair on Saturday in Valle Crucis. The Holy Cross Episcopal Church hosted the fair starting in 1979 and host it every third Saturday of October. Vendors are asked to “tithe” 10% of their proceeds to go toward serving nonprofits in the High Country.

Appalachia art and apple cider: Valle Country Fair returns for 43rd year

Maggie Watts, Reporter October 19, 2021

The smell of homemade apple cider wafted through the air on Saturday as patrons browsed artisan tents, while the melodies of live, Appalachia-region music played nearby. The Valle Country Fair returned...

Playlist of the week: A bakery in Paris

Playlist of the week: A bakery in Paris

Savannah Brewer, Reporter October 18, 2021

Peddle down King Street and imagine you are rolling down the breezy Champs-Élysées this chilly fall week. As orange and yellow goldenrods bloom and swirl to the ground, take a seat indoors by a frosted...

During the event, competitions like a Jarritos drinking game were held to celebrate Latino and Hispanic culture in a creative way.

Una noche de celebracíon: Latin Hispanic Alliance highlights culture

Jenna Guzman and Jaclyn Bartlett October 13, 2021

App State’s Latin Hispanic Alliance and Multicultural Greek Council hosted the annual Latin Hispanic Heritage Festival Oct. 6, a celebratory event in honor of Latin Hispanic Heritage Month. Brenda...

“Squid Game” review: A harrowing reminder of what capitalism can become

“Squid Game” review: A harrowing reminder of what capitalism can become

Camryn Collier, Reporter October 12, 2021

Whenever deep emotions rise in your chest, it sometimes feels like you’re reverting to childhood. Helpless, alone, scared and uncontrollable, these feelings revert us to our primitive roots, our natural...

Recipe corner: spud-tacular soup

Recipe corner: spud-tacular soup

Lily Kincaid, Reporter October 8, 2021

The best way to round out a day of fall activities, whether it be apple picking and a bonfire or cuddling up in a cozy sweater for a movie marathon, is a big bowl of warm, hearty soup.  Potato soup...

The Marching Mountaineers practice in Broyhill concert hall on rainy days to prepare the clarinets, flutes, and other brass instruments for upcoming home games Oct. 20 and 30.

Marching Mountaineers bring music back to the mountains

Cameron Stuart, Reporter October 8, 2021

After not performing in the 2020-21 football and basketball seasons due to COVID-19, the Marching Mountaineers are honoring essential workers in their three halftime shows this year. The band’s first...

Sanford style: What people are wearing on the mall

Sanford style: What people are wearing on the mall

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Visual Managing Editor October 7, 2021

Grabbing your Crossroads order from the Grubhub shelf and bolting to your next class as you answer one of the five texts from your mom, you pass the eno jungle, preacher’s paradise and frisbee tournament...

Surviving the season: A guide to fall in the High Country

Surviving the season: A guide to fall in the High Country

Savannah Brewer, Reporter October 6, 2021

With leaves changing and sweaters coming back into fashion, autumn in Boone is just around the corner. This October explore all that the High Country has to offer.   Fall Festivals:  Pre-game...

Pumpkins and plot twists: five films for fall

Pumpkins and plot twists: five films for fall

Grace Underwood, Reporter October 6, 2021

As the seasons change and the weather cools, you may find yourself spending more time inside than before. One of the best activities for a chilly autumn day is curling up under a blanket with a mug of...

Load More Stories