The Appalachian

Aerial drone photographer sees Boone from different perspective

Laura Boaggio, Reporter

November 20, 2019

When an App State alumnus off-handedly Googled “cool go-pro mounts” to look for new ways to capture snowboarding camera shots, the top result was a man using a DJI Phantom I, one of the first commercial drones available.  ...

The High Country to Romania: Professor awarded second Fulbright scholarship

Ethan Murphy, Reporter

November 20, 2019

Mountains and tight knit communities close the similarities between Appalachia and Romania. From its folklore and dance to old world architecture, the Eastern European nation has its own world of experiences. Mark Powell, an...

App State art history club expands its niche community

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Although art history only has 27 students majors or minors, the art history club is still up and running. “We’re kind of a niche over here,” said John Stephenson, professor of art history and club supervisor. “It...

Mary Ray: Handmade Fashion

Georgia Privott, A&C Reporter

November 8, 2019

Though professor Mary Ray originally went to school for speech therapy, she discovered her true passion for apparel design when she began working at a small fabric store in the 1970s.  “It was just like heaven for me. I didn’...

Signs, Wonders, Blunders: campus organization discusses climate change through art

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter

November 7, 2019

A partnership between campus program Climate Stories Collaborative and creative research project Dear Climate is bringing a new “playful and enigmatic” art installation to campus, co-founder of Dear Climate Una Chaudhari s...

App State English professor receives Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

November 6, 2019

A Department of English professor was recently recognized for her poetry selections that explores the challenges of living in a woman’s body, and how it relates to climate change.  Professor Kathryn Kirkpatrick was awarded th...

The Appalachian Theatre opens its doors after 8 years

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

October 23, 2019

After eight years and with the help of 500 volunteers and $10 million of donations and fundraising, the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country opened its doors again on Oct. 14 with a performance by the band The String Wizards....

From Boone to South Korea: campus club unites K-Pop fans

Camryn Collier, A&C Reporter

October 5, 2019

Seven thousand miles separate Boone and Seoul, South Korea, the capital of Korean Pop. This distance disappears during the K-Pop Association’s weekly meetings.  Members are greeted with a graphic interchange format, or GIF, o...