The Appalachian

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 ...

“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...

Schaefer Center, Turchin Center work to move canceled events online

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter

April 10, 2020

As COVID-19 causes cancelations and closures across the High Country, App State’s visual and performing arts centers plan to continue serving the Boone community by transitioning online and looking to the future, director of arts...

Fashion of Boone: Appalachian Apparel Association’s “The Collective”

Meredith Nanney, Reporter

March 4, 2020

The Appalachian Apparel Association plans to publish “The Collective,” a student run fashion magazine, this spring.  Niels Sampson, vice president of the Appalachian Apparel Association and editor-in-chief of “The C...

Boone’s newest bridal boutique fosters inclusivity, sustainability

Meredith Nanney, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Before opening its doors, Boone’s newest boutique showcased its bridalwear, along with its goals to encourage sustainability and inclusion in the fashion community.  Lauren Gioscio is the owner and head stylist of Juniper James Br...

17th annual Dance Marathon exceeds fundraising goals, helps 3 nonprofits

Harley Nefe, Reporter

February 28, 2020

With over 320 participants, 27 teams and over 1,260 donations, the 17th annual Dance Marathon raised over $48,800, surpassing its $45,000 goal.  Dance Marathon is a 15-hour dance party run by Appalachian & the Community Together, ...

Turchin Center program provides learning opportunity for student art educators

Ethan Murphy, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts puts paint brushes and paper in the hands of children. On the first Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m., the center invites children to explore their creativity through its workshop Blazing Ea...