The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and the center celebrated in style on March 2 as part of its Spring Exhibition Celebration. The Turchin Center invited the public to spend the Friday night listening to live music, eating hors d’oeuvres and exploring the center’s five open exhibits.
One of Boone’s newest bands, Barefoot Modern, recently signed a record deal with Split Rail Records and began recording their debut album Feb. 28. Coming from the High Point/Greensboro area, indie pop band Barefoot Modern is made up of four college students, three of which are Appalachian State freshmen. Both bass player Hunter Evans and
The parking lot of the Youth Outreach Skating Rink in West Jefferson was entirely filled by 3:25 p.m. on Feb. 24, but cars kept pouring in, extending increasingly farther out into the field of grass and wild onions alongside the building. Skaters and spectators alike milled around outside enjoying the overcast but unusually mild weather.
Art department assistant professor Joshua White held an event called Tin for $10 on Feb. 23 to help fund photography students’ trip to the Society of Photographic Education conference in Philadelphia. For $10, participants posed for tintype photos, images chemically printed onto metal sheets. Check out the process here. Photos by: Lindsay Vaughn, Senior Photographer
On Feb. 27, Appalachian State University hosted Christopher Everett’s documentary “Wilmington on Fire,” which documents the Wilmington coup of 1898. “‘Wilmington on Fire’ chronicles the bloody attack on the African-American community that unseated elected officials in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, on November 10, 1898,” according to the description for the movie. “The
Dance Marathon is an annual charity event organized by Appalachian and the Community Together that took place Saturday in Legends. It lasted 15 hours and consisted of dancing, face painting, food and more. The intent of the Dance Marathon is to raise money for two local nonprofits, Western Youth Network and Parent to Parent Family Support
The Cultural Awareness and Student Engagement council presented their annual Tunnel of Oppression event on Monday in a collaboration with 12 other campus organizations. The Tunnel of Oppression featured a series of interactive exhibits discussing social issues faced by students on campus. The event’s organizer, Ana Dell, said that orchestrating and holding Tunnel of Oppression
Student involvement has been the catalyst for Appalachian State University to become what many now refer to as a sustainability campus. Over the years, it has become evident just how important sustainable practices are for those who attend school here. “We did a survey and found that 55 percent of incoming students chose Appalachian simply
Boone’s food truck scene gives a new meaning to the phrase “dining out.” With local vendors selling a variety of cuisine, from tacos to seafood, veterans and newcomers of the mobile fare have a variety of new favorite places to check out. For those who love authentic Mexican food, one would have to make
College students are not necessarily known for having perfect diets. When you consider popular stereotypes surrounding college kids and food, what might come to mind is ramen noodles, fast food and the looming freshman 15. Clean Eatz, a cafe and meal prep service on Boone Heights Drive, is trying to offer a solution for busy