The Appalachian

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

Harley Nefe, Managing Editor

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...

The Vagina Monologues gives platform for stories, conflicts of all gender identities

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

February 28, 2020

From a rant about tampons and pelvic exams to an eye-opening description of childbirth, The Vagina Monologues had its audience erupting in laughter one second and in stunned silence the next. The Vagina Monologues is a pl...

Momentum hosts fall dance showcase, prepares for spring performance

Marlen Cardenas, Reporter

February 5, 2020

The 2020 Momentum fall dance showcase included eight energetic group dances to artists including BANKS and Twenty One Pilots, and two performances from NouN Improv. The showcase went from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in the varsity gym. The...

Raleigh-based band brings alternative sounds to Legends

Ethan Murphy, Reporter

February 5, 2020

A mannequin with a microphone, space-filling guitar loops and room-rocking bass lines set the stage for the show at Legends Jan. 30. Originally from Raleigh, the band Blue Frequency played two sets consisting of all original son...

Dance Marathon aims to raise over $40,000 for local nonprofits

Abi Pepin, Reporter

February 5, 2020

When people hear about a dance marathon, they often think about a huge dance party. While that may be the case, the App State Dance Marathon committees plan months in advance to raise money for local nonprofit organizations....

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...

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