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...

Quarantine Reads: Book suggestions for social distancing at home

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

April 10, 2020

As COVID-19 case numbers increase and efforts to contain the virus keep people isolated in their homes, you may find yourself with a lot of time on your hands. For those looking for a little escapism from the constant coronavirus c...

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...

From the Classroom to the Stage

Jackie Park, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2020

At this point in his life, Chris Shreve has been a Virginia Tech football star known for his quick feet, a public health professor at App State, a father and a husband. Now, he is embarking on a new chapter in his life: rap. ...

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, ...