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Playlist of the week: Cinematic favorites

Playlist of the week: Cinematic favorites
November 23, 2020

From the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to the snowy landscape of Narnia, movie soundtracks are instrumental in bringing moviegoers from their seats at home to the world laid out on the big screen.  Early...

Office of Sustainability partners with national nonprofit to empower students through film

The Office of Sustainability has partnered with Working Films to show a Fall Film Series, Revisioning Recovery. This graphic represents an interpretation of a scene from the first film in the series,
November 23, 2020

This fall, the Office of Sustainability partnered with a national North Carolina-based nonprofit to stream the film series “Revisioning Recovery” via Zoom. The organization Working Films utilizes minidocumentaries...

Professors foster online global food community for home cooks during COVID-19

Professors Jack Kwong and Peter Fawson created the Facebook group, Cookvid-19, which they dedicated to “the art of cooking in the time of COVID.” Kwong and Fawson created the group after COVID-19 restrictions closed restaurants in March.
November 22, 2020

When restaurants closed in March due to COVID-19 restrictions, two App State professors created a virtual space for people to connect through food.  Cookvid-19 is a Facebook group dedicated to “the...

Jane Goodall discusses climate change, activism with App State students in special presentation

Jane Goodall, known for her research on primates over the last 60 years, spoke with App State students Nov. 18 via Zoom.
November 20, 2020

Jane Goodall, who has spent the last 60 years researching and advocating for primates, spoke to App State students this week via Zoom. One of the world's leading scientists, conservationists, and humanitarians,...

Two schools, one business: hometown friends start clothing brand across state lines

Casey Pile in a Syndrome sweatshirt. Pile, an App State student, and his friend Lucas Harmon created the clothing brand Syndrome in June 2019. The pair run the business from different states.
November 20, 2020

The distance from Boone to Savannah, Georgia has not stopped two innovative fashion students and their up-and-coming clothing brand.  App State student Casey Pile and friend Lucas Harmon, a student...

Meet Marvel Maull, App State’s newest upcoming makeup artist

Meet Marvel Maull, App State’s newest upcoming makeup artist
November 19, 2020

Drained from Zoom calls and a packed schedule, an App State student decided to take a nap. When she woke up, Miley Cyrus had commented on her TikTok, inspired by the singer. “That one sent me into...

Fashion of Boone: Hair trends

Rhiannon Salem with curtain bangs. Quarantine and online trends inspired many to try new hairstyles this year.
November 17, 2020

When it comes to appearance, one of the first things people often notice is hair. People use their hair in many ways as a form of self expression. Some dye it fun colors, while others may opt for a...

Playlist of the week: Coffeehouse

Playlist of the week: Coffeehouse
November 16, 2020

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, finals are right around the corner and masked students are flooding local coffee shops to study. However, for those who will be studying from home, we've...

Raleigh-based student rapper finds solace in Boone amidst launching his career

Raleigh-based rapper, Zack Cokas, visiting Boone. Cokas got pushed into the limelight in 2018 when a local radio DJ in his hometown of Raleigh played a song from his “Out the Blue” mixtape on the air.
November 13, 2020

Zack Cokas has seen a world of success during this year's pandemic. Unlike many of his peers' Netflix parties and bread baking, Cokas spent the year working on a new project: a rap album. Cokas released...

Watauga High student starts inclusive skateboarding apparel line

Josie Gagnon with her clothing line LadyBoys. Gagnon was inspired to create an inclusive skateboarding apparel company from her own doodles during quarantine.
November 12, 2020

When 17-year-old Josie Gagnon started doodling skateboarding figures and characters to kill time in class, she never expected to see these same characters on T-shirts, hoodies and crewnecks around Boone...

Striving for local impact: campaigners take election personally

Striving for local impact: campaigners take election personally
November 11, 2020

Nancy Hight “The local elections are so important because they have such tremendous impact on your life. I just feel really strongly about that.” Nancy Hight, a West Jefferson resident, campaigned...

“A level 10 desire to cook meat over fire:” Local chef pursues his own food truck

Ambrose has the hopes of one day opening his own food truck.
November 10, 2020

Cold wind and sputtering rain slashed the mountainside throughout the night as a local chef fought to maintain three wood fires over the course of his 10-hour brisket smoke.  Ambrose Young, began smoking...

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