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12:10 A.M. | UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL Holmes Convocation Center Parking Lot Cleared by arrest

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9:55 P.M. | SEXUAL BATTERY Rivers Street Tunnels None

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Across 1. Lydian, in music 4. Summit 8. Musical Dr.? 11. Vexation 12. Brother of Luigi 13. Common sushi ingredient 14. Firm bigwig 15. Type of 13 across, in Japanese cuisine 16. Address to a bro, familiarity 17. Extremely long time 18. Take home, as pay 19. Airport checkpoint group 20. 1927 novel by Upton Sinclair 21. Nintendo console unveiled in 2006 24. Up to __ (meeting the standard) 25. Go back over, as a lesson 27. Pounds gained by a freshman?* 29. Earl Grey, e.g. 32. Trig function 33. Dark antelope 34. Far too committed 36. Oak nut 37. What programs are broadcast on in the U.K., colloquially 41. Gin’s partner 42. Forgetful instance for a senior?* 44. Glean insights from data 45. One going to school... or a common theme to this puzzle’s starred clues 46. NFL Lion, on scoreboards 47. Aroma of wine










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reetings new and returning Mountaineers! I am excited to introduce myself to you as your editor-in-chief of The Appalachian for the 2018-2019 academic year. Our staff has served as the student voice of App State for 84 years, and this year we will continue reporting on the news that impacts you, the students.

In February our publication took home Best in Show for online news at the North Carolina College Media Association. Several staff members also won awards for news writing, design, political cartoons, multimedia storytelling, opinion writing and photography. Although winning awards is exciting for our staff and the university, our true goal is to keep our readers engaged, educated and informed about our organization. In May, The Appalachian became affiliated with the Department of Communication. This transition to an academic department means that our staff will have the opportunity to work with professors and faculty members with years of journalism experience. Our communication department advocates passionately for the free press, so rest assured that The Appalachian remains an independent, completely student-run news source. The transition also allowed for us to welcome our new adviser, Ira David Levy. Levy is a veteran adviser and journalist and we are so excited to work with him to continue to improve our content. As editor-in-chief, I look forward to meeting as many of our readers as possible. I look forward to hearing about your successes, your concerns, your insights. I want The Appalachian to be a resource for each of you. If your club has a unique and exciting event, we want to cover it. If you have a burning opinion about the UNC system, we want to receive a letter to the editor. If you have a story, we want to hear it. We serve to represent the student body, so we rely on your student voices. We cannot publish without each and every student here at App State. Thank you for picking up our first issue of the year! Enjoy! Nora Smith 2018-2019 Editor-in-Chief


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Name: Nora Smith Position: Editor-in-Chief Major: Journalism Dream Job: Producer at Maximum Fun Favorite podcast: Wonderful︕

Name: Moss Brennan Position: News Editor Major: Journalism Dream Job: Investigative journalist for a national publication Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones


Name: Victoria Haynes Position: Managing Editor Major: English and Geography Dream Job: Writer at Polygon Favorite childhood video game: Spyro the Dragon

Name: Mariah Reneau Position: A&E Editor Major: Communication and Political Science Dream Job: Diplomat Favorite sport: Hockey

Name: Sydney Spann Position: Visual Managing Editor Major: Creative Advertising Dream Job: Creative Director at a food magazine Favorite salsa: Mild

Name: Brooks Maynard Position: Sports Editor Major: Journalism Dream Job: Sports Reporter for the Baltimore Sun Favorite pie: Pumpkin

Name: Jules Blaylock Position: Chief Copy Editor Major: Graduate English Dream Job: Editor of a fashion magazine/songwriter Favorite shoe: Doc Martens

Name: Q Russell Position: Opinion Editor Major: Journalism Dream Job: TV writer Favorite fast food joint: Cookout

Name: Patrick McCabe Position: In-Depth Editor Major: Economics Dream Job: Research economist at Self-Help Favorite magazine: Harper’s

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Name: Mickey Hutchings Position: Photo Editor Major: Political Science Dream Job: New York Times photojournalist Favorite band: Vampire Weekend

Name: Logan Berg Position: Video Editor Major: Electronic Media and Broadcasting Dream Job: Writer for the Star Wars franchise Favorite movie director: Denis Villeneuve

Name: Efrain Arias-Medina, Jr. Position: Graphics Editor Major: Commercial Photography Dream Job: National Geographic photographer Favorite hobby: Competitive gaming

Name: Braxton Coats Position: Web Manager Major: Computer Science Dream Job: Game designer Favorite food: Cheeseburgers

Name: Cristian McLaughlin Position: Business Manager Major: Public Relations Dream Job: Travel writer Favorite Poem: “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson

Name: Steven Caughran Position: Assistant Business Manager Major: Marketing Dream Job: Marketing analytics manager Favorite color: Green

Name: Melissa Alsup Position: Marketing Director Major: Public Relations Dream Job: Overseeing PR for a nonprofit Favorite animal: Cow

Name: Ira David Levy Position: News Adviser Major: Already got it Dream Job: Already got it Favorite pizza: Ben’s at the corner of Spring & Thompson, in SoHo, NYC


Arts and Entertainment

Aug. 23, 2018


An empty stage still lit after In/Visible Theatre’s Saturday night’s show. In/Visible Theatre said that it “embraces innovative art in language, design, movement, music, and sometimes even technology,” through their performances. // Photo by Alexander Hubbell


n light of the #MeToo movement, a movement against sexual harassment and assault, the In/ Visible Theatre had a showing Saturday night of “Measure for Measure,” a play by Thomas Middleton and William Shakespeare. The theater, situated in I.G. Greer, drew a crowd and the first person to welcome everyone was Karen Sabo, the artistic producer and co-founder of In/Visible Theatre in Boone. Sabo was a part of numerous charitable organizations, one being the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge. At the time Sabo worked with these organizations she had already begun In/Visible Theatre. “We were already running In/Visible Theatre, but we were doing it rather casually, just doing a couple projects a year. I knew that I was going to have to learn how to run a nonprofit because I’m an artist and trained as an actor, director and dancer, so I worked with them,” Sabo said. Sabo explained that she ran another local nonprofit which she described as quite small and low pressure. Another person involved with the theater is Derek Davidson, who is Sabo’s husband and artistic director. “We’re hoping instead of this being a duo, it will become a trio because one thing that’s missing is a business management person,” Sabo said. Sabo shared how she met her spouse, and their common theater background. “We met at the Barter Theatre, and the nice thing about Barter is it’s a resident acting company,” Sabo said. “Most theaters that size go to New York, hire some actors and bring them in for six weeks, then back home. But at Barter you are a part of an acting


Alexander Hubbell│@therealalexhubb│A&E Reporter company.” Sabo and Davidson wore many hats at the company, from playwright, to director, to actor, to dialect coach and more. As the room filled up even more, Davidson explained how the theater ’s room in I.G. Greer was created. “It was a music room. That’s why they have the risers built in. They were for the instruments in the room,” Davidson said. Sabo said the room had many pros and cons. The lights and sound were a pro, but the lack of air conditioning and the proximity to the bell tower made it difficult. There were limited options for the couple to find a proper studio. “We’re loosely affiliated with Appalachian State but we’re not under university rule. So we pay to rent it. This is what we’ve got for now,” Sabo said. Sabo has already seen the impact that the theater has made in the community, beginning with the diverse crowds. “It’s a community that is really supportive,” Sabo said. The couple supports their actors as much as the community has supported them. “We’re sort of a hybrid theater. We pay most of our actors for most projects that I do. Sometimes it’s a $20 stipend but we do have one union actor at the show, and so he gets a regular union paycheck,” Sabo said. The couple takes in varying actors from professional to beginner. One of the focuses of the current show is the timelessness of the #MeToo movement, explaining that the actions that invigorated the cultural movement have been going on for hundreds of years.

Showing a modern audience “Measure for Measure,” which was deemed a comedy in Shakespearean times, presents men utilizing their power with malcontent. “We try to do work that is just not entertainment. We do pertinent work, we’re not a social justice theater, but we’re never pedantic. Our mission is to bring things to light or talk about things that are not usually talked about because it’s uncomfortable,” Sabo said. Art articulates the side of things that we might be blinded to by our upbringings, Sabo said, which makes it the best way to approach issues like sexual assault. Freshman psychology major Ethan Brown, who was fresh off the activities of first-year orientation, sat down before the show to support a friend who was ushering for the night. “She’s not into plays, but she is going to make me go to a lot of her performances. She wants me to go to all of her plays, because I don’t have a reason not to,” Brown said. The show enlightened Brown, and perhaps it could bring another perspective to the stage in the future. “This makes me really want to be a playwright,” Brown said. The play was applauded and received a standing ovation. The actors listed off organizations that the show supports like Oasis, which is one among other charities that lend a space for women under duress mentally or physically. For more information on the In/Visible Theatre, their next production or the cast and crew, visit their website at

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HIGH COUNTRY BEER FEST IS BREWING UP Alexander Hubbell│@therealalexhubb│A&E Reporter

gram, which is a really cool program at App.” The partnership with the festival allows for more opportunities during the week of the main event for the local community to be supported. “For us, we partner with them and do beer tastings from Tuesday to Friday, with different breweries, sometimes multiple breweries, each night before the Beer Fest,” Collins said. “It’s a nice lead up to it. That’s really supporting our local folks.” The sponsors of the event are not the only ones with a background in beer brewing. Brett Taubman, the director of the festival, is experienced with the practice. “I am an analytical chemist who has always been interested in the environment and foods and flavors,” Taubman said. “My interest in the environment drove my original research area in atmospheric science. Since I’ve been at Appalachian I’ve transitioned to fermentation-related chemistry research.” Taubman has picked up an area of research that aids the community as well as himself. “Right now I’m working mainly on hop aroma chemistry. Not only do I find it fascinating and conducive to undergraduate research, it also stands to make a large impact on the brewing industry,” Taubman said. With sponsors and owners both having strong backgrounds in fermentation, Beer Fest provides several benefits to the Appalachian State Fermentation Sciences Program. “The High Country Beer Fest is unique in that it is a boutique festival with a focus on education. The beautiful setting of the High Country certainly doesn’t hurt either. In the 11 years we’ve been doing it, I think it’s really grown to become a premier event in the High Country and in the regional brewing industry,” Taubman said. For further information regarding ticket pricing, hotel discounts and volunteer opportunities, visit the High Country Beer Fest website at


Cartoon by Lindsey Wise

he High Country Beer Fest will return to Boone Saturday at the High Country Fairgrounds from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. “The High Country Beer Fest is a celebration of craft beer from around the region and the world,” according to the High Country Beer Fest website. The annual festival, a nonprofit event which supports App State fermentation sciences among other local non-profit organizations, is in its eleventh year. The festival is known for its opportunities to taste “outstanding beer,” according to its website. The festivities, however, also include craft food, live music and seminars. A number of brewer scholarships and local charities will be supported, Amber Bateman, the festival’s Facebook account owner, said. Bateman also commented on the festival’s entertainment value for everyone. “We organize the festival so it’s great for craft beer connoisseurs as well as those just looking for a good time with great tasting beer,” Bateman said. There will be many sponsors at the event including one who has served Boone for 40 years now; Peabody’s Wine and Beer Merchants, a bottle shop with about 2,000 wines and about 1,500 beers, located just off campus on Highway 105.

The High Country Beer Fest has provided several opportunities for sponsors like Jeff Collins, the owner of Peabody’s and the community around the shop, including App State. “It is definitely the biggest beer festival up here. It’s a nice partnership with the community and the university; regional and national beer companies,” Collins said. “Good collaboration from those aspects. It brings a lot of people in town, so it’s good for business. Good for the community in general.” Collins said he believes that one of the communal activities offered at the festival is the education all around. “You know it’s cool education,” Collins said. “People are tasting and learning and getting to talk to the brewers, and it provides money for the Fermentation Sciences Pro-


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Katie Dodge, founder of G7MEDAY5, posing with Parker Collins, former App State football player. Dodge said Collins was her inspiration to create her clothing brand that features customized App State spirit wear. // Photo courtesy.


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ith countless clothing stores lining King Street, it’s easy to feel as though the options for game day wear in Boone are countless. However, when senior management major Katie Dodge transferred to App State, she saw that the only options available in Boone to show school spirit were simple cotton T-shirts. What started with Dodge driving up on weekends to watch her boyfriend, former App State football player Parker Collins, playing in Boone on the weekends, eventually turned into Dodge moving up to Boone to finish her business degree, while pursuing her hobby of designing unique game day wear. “When I came up to watch Parker, I wanted to wear cute stuff, but I knew App only offered the plain cotton T-shirts for the most part,” Dodge said. While struggling to get a job in North Augusta, South Carolina, where those searching for jobs had to have special connections to get hired, Dodge said she decided to set her sights elsewhere and make a job for herself. As a young child, Dodge reconstructed clothes with her

Arts and Entertainment sister as a hobby. With this skill set, Dodge decided that she could provide a solution for a need she had seen in Boone: a larger variety of App State clothing that was more fashionable. “I started looking into what I had to do to get my retail license, how to file for a legal business, whether or not I needed a license, etc.,” Dodge said. Using her imagination as well as Pinterest and a variety of wholesale clothing websites as inspiration, Dodge created multiple styles of shirts for purchase. Dodge created a website for her business,, and made an announcement on Instagram that she would release all of her new clothing on her website July 16. On Aug. 13, Dodge released her new App State collection. “Katie’s stuff is super unique in comparison to what we have in Boone,” Taylor Eckman Thomas, wife of App State football’s offensive graduate assistant Pete Thomas, said. “She takes the standard style of T-shirts that people would have to wear to games but then makes it more fashionable.” Although most of the styles on Dodge’s website are de-

signed around the App State colors and logos, she also creates styles for other schools and sports teams. “I provide my product for purchase based on what the buyer wants,” Dodge said. “Someone tells me the shirt they want me to buy, I purchase it with their money, redesign it, charge an extra fee for reconstruction and return it.” This business model allows Dodge to create clothes for a variety of schools, teams, clubs, etc. App State still holds a special spot in Dodge’s heart when it comes to her designs. “I kind of want App State to have their own thing,” Dodge said. “I feel like all of these other big schools have a bunch of cute stuff, so I’m really trying to focus in on App.” Dodge’s business has taken off with constant requests for new orders. “This business has really already done well,” Collins said. “The product looks good, it’s done the right way and all of the steps she’s taken up to this point has really paid off.” Although she only started making plans for her business six weeks ago, Dodge is already thinking of the next steps to make her clothing appeal to more people. Since Dodge is still in the first stages of her business, her variety of styles are still quite limited. One of the biggest requests in expansion so far has been adding more styles for plus-sized people. “I’m not trying to hone in on one specific size with my clothes at all; I’ve just been trying to start smaller scale with my product,” Dodge said. “I know what size I wear so I can take pictures and advertise right now, but I’m looking into getting more plus-sized items for people at App State.” Although the future of Dodge’s company is still being decided, she has already received plenty of positive attention for the work she has done. “I’ve only known Katie for a short time, but her customer service has been great,” Eckman Thomas said. “So far she’s shipped the same day or the day after for all of the orders I’ve gotten from her and arrived at my house within two days.” Despite her successes, Dodge is struggling to get her message out there about the new clothes she has to offer. “Marketing is very difficult because I don’t have a storefront for people to see the shirts and try them on, so I have to slowly use social media, word of mouth and people posting stuff to get my business out there,” Dodge said. If you’re interested in Dodge’s game day wear fashion, you will soon be able to find her products at Appalachian Sportswear on King Street or go online to

Katie Dodge, creator of G7MEDAY5, creates custom App State apparel. Dodge customizes not only App State apparel, but also T-shirts for other colleges. // Photo courtesy.



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FAMILIES REFLECT ON WAYS TO MAKE MOVE-IN DAY EASIER Moss Brennan│@mosbren│News Editor Brooke Bryant│@laurenbrooke_x3│Intern Reporter


Freshmen Riley Lower and Madison Eubanks enjoy the tranquility of their room after the move-in process at Gardner Hall. // Photo by Hayley Canal s students, parents and volunteers surround and fill Cannon Hall, it is evident that emotions are running rampant. “It’s just as exciting and bittersweet and sad with everyone, every time,” Christy Dodge, a parent experienced with moving her kids into college, said. “Just try to enjoy the day as much as you can. Love them and encourage them.” Many parents express their relief that they had the opportunity to move in early rather than on the normal move-in day. “Volunteer and move in early,” Jason Barber, parent of an incoming freshman, said. “I wish we would


have had volunteers when we moved my son in, but we didn’t. It’s a good thing.” The majority of freshmen had their assigned movein time on Friday. However, if parents were seeking to move their student in early, they had the option to do so if they assisted others on Friday, according to the App State Housing website. On move-in day, volunteers help unload cars and assist in bringing items to dorm rooms. These volunteers are parents, students, and clubs and organizations. Volunteers’ responsibilities during their shifts not only included assisting with moving items into the

dorm, but also providing directions, answering questions and displaying the “Appalachian Way” spirit, according to App State Housing. While parents helped freshmen move into their dorms, they also reflected on why their child chose App State. “Just for obviously the beautiful scenery here and it’s a good school,” Kim Britt, parent of an incoming freshman and junior, said. Incoming freshmen continued Welcome Weekend with events and activities planned by the Appalachian Popular Programming Society and various other clubs and organizations.


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Chancellor Everts and members of the Chancellor’s cabinet at Justice Hall on Friday carrying a bag of cookies to hand out to move-in volunteers. The treats she gave out Friday were provided by Appalachia Cookie Company.

Members of the App State Marching Mountaineers take a break between songs. The band practiced at Duck Pond Field while students settled into their dorms Friday.

Move-in volunteers welcome students and families to App State on Friday. Freshmen and returning students arrived in Boone this weekend in preparation for the fall semester.

Barry Sauls manually operates the stoplight cycle at the corner of Stadium Drive and Rivers Street. He said the traffic during move-in weekend would be more chaotic if the lights were permitted to run as usual.

A whiteboard on a student’s door reads, “come on in!” Freshmen moved into their residence halls for the fall semester on Friday.

Sarah Thompson and Joshua Harker, resident assistants at Coltrane, greet new residents from the hall lobby. Resident assistants spent welcome weekend checking in students, assisting with maintenance requests and making sure students felt at home.

Sophomores Gracyn Travitz and Michael Davis introduce themselves to new students at the Honors College Convocation. The event took place in Belk Library and was hosted by Dr. Jeff Vahlbusch.

Students sprint across Sanford Mall in a game of sharks and minnows. Appol Corps leaders helped new students break the ice with a plethora of activities this weekend.



Aug. 23, 2018

NEWS BRIEFS Moss Brennan│@mosbren│News Editor

HEALTH AND SCIENCES BUILDING The Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences is on schedule to open on the first day of classes for App State, according to the Watauga Democrat. Moving into the building will be phased so that some classes will start teaching in the new building while lab and office equipment is also moved in, according to a Google Doc published by App State. Nutrition, health care management, social work, and communication sciences and disorders will hold classes on Tuesday, according to Megan Hayes, chief communications officer for App State. The grand opening is slated for Sept. 21 at 1 p.m., according to a Google Doc published by App State.

NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN THE COLLEGE OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS Garner Dewey was named the new associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at App State, according to App State. He officially started his position on July 2. Dewey served as the interim associate dean during the 2017-2018 school year, according to App State. According to Dewey’s LinkedIn page, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a doctorate in occupational studies. He also served as an Assistant Professor at App State from 2003 to 2009 and as an Associate Professor from 2009 to present.

STATE FARM NO LONGER FRESHMEN LOT The State Farm parking lot will no longer be available to freshman App State students, according to App State parking. State Farm is only available to graduate students, seniors, juniors and sophomores. Freshmen will have the option to park at the Hwy 105 Lot. That is the only parking option for freshmen students. Graduate students, seniors, juniors and sophomores can also park there. The State Farm lot is recommended for students who have classes in the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, according to App State parking.



Jackie Park│@jackiempark│News Reporter

Construction taking place at the App State sign off of Highway 321, future home of a statue of App State’s co-founder, B.B. Dougherty. The construction was scheduled to be completed before classes begin for the fall semester.


his fall, App State will unveil its new Founders Plaza. This plaza will replace App’s current welcome sign in Durham Park. The new Founders Plaza is being built in honor of B.B. Dougherty and D.D. Dougherty, the brothers that founded App State, as well as Lillie Shull Dougherty, D.D. Dougherty’s wife. The goal of this new plaza is to “create a safer, more welcoming space for visitors and graduates posing for photos,” according to the App State website. It will include outdoor seating for studying and campus events, an updated double-sided welcome sign and the statue of B.B. Dougherty that is currently located between Sanford, I.G. Greer and East Halls. Construction is being completed by Greene Construction Inc., a local company that has been contracted by the university for a number of projects, including App’s new Beaver College of Health Sciences. “The very first time I came to visit App, the first thing I noticed was the sign, and I feel like it ties App together and gives that impression of what App is,” Sarah Daniel, senior psychology major, said. The new Founders Plaza will be unveiled in a ceremony on Sept. 5, App State’s Founders Day. Founders Day will be “celebrated each fall to honor our founders and the first day of classes in 1899,” according to Chancellor Everts’ remarks to the Board of Trustees on March 16.

Home of the App State sign in Durham Park under construction where the sign once was will now be a “founder’s plaza.”


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s of Aug. 20 AppalCart, a public bus service that has been serving the Boone area since 1981, will have updated bus routes. The updates are to help buses run ontime and more efficiently, according to AppalCart’s website. “There have been capacity issues throughout the last year and the year prior to that,” Craig Hughes, transportation director of AppalCart, said. “There were students that just couldn’t get on the bus because it was full when it got to their stop.” One way that issue is being solved is by having a more consistent bus schedule. For example, the Red Route will show up at bus stops every 15 minutes as opposed to last year’s schedule when a bus arrived to a stop every 30 minutes.

“New Routes start Mon, Aug 20. BREAK schedule, Mon. and REGULAR schedule Tues. NextBus will not work for GREEN or RED until Wednesday... NextBus will not be available for GREEN, RED, or EXPRESS after 6PM routes until 8/31,” according to the official AppalCart Twitter page. Another reason for adjusting some of the routes is due to changes that have been done to campus and around town, one of the bigger additions to App State’s campus is the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, which will be served by the new Wellness District Shuttle, Red Route and Express Route. Sarah Thompson, a junior nursing major, will be taking her classes at the College of Health Sciences for the upcoming semester. The ribbon cutting is not until Sept. 21, which

will cause students to take classes on campus in buildings such as Edwin Duncan or online the first few weeks of the semester, according to Thompson. However, certain classes will be starting the semester in the building. “I am hoping that the bus system is more organized, as anticipated, because I have been left behind before,” Thompson said. “And the College of Health Sciences is too far from campus to walk for students that cannot afford a parking pass.” For any other questions about the 2018-19 bus routes and schedule information, visit new-map-schedules.



Rachel Greenland│@rach_greenland│News Reporter

he High Country chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (HCCMOAA), which includes Avery, Mitchell and Watauga counties, helped create the “Time and Honor” veterans memorial that was unveiled on King Street on Independence Day. “The objective was to honor all veterans with a tangible and memorable sculpture,” Fred Schmitt, retired Captain U.S. Coast Guard and president of HCCMOAA, wrote in an email. “I was honored to be part of the project and, along with the others in HCCMOAA, was humbled by the outstanding community support.” The HCCMOAA is a non-profit organization for more than 390,000 forThe memorial was erected this sum- mer and retired military officers, who mer to commemorate those native are dedicated to the defense and preservation of the earned benefits, as well as to Watauga County who laid down the recognition of service members and their lives in the name of “duty,” their families, according to a press re“honor” and “country,” as the memo- lease from the Military Officers Associrial reads. ation of America. Schmitt said that the creation of the

memorial was possible through a great partnership with the County Commissioners and the Town of Boone. “The Town set aside land in Boone for the memorial and the County made a significant financial contribution,” Schmitt wrote in an email. “Various committees comprised of MOAA members, Turchin Center volunteers, town staff and corporate volunteers were formed to first solicit proposals from artists, then evaluate the proposals received, raise approximately $165,000 and execute various contracts and oversee the fabrication and installation of the memorial.” Of the 19 artist proposals submitted, Suzie Hallier’s, a Banner Elk native, ellipse design was chosen. “Duty. Honor. Country.” is engraved next to five pillars for the five different military branches: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, according to the HCCMOAA website. “We hope the memorial will visually communicate to current, past and future members of the Armed Forces the high level of respect in which they are

held by the community. ASU has done a great job reaching out to veterans and supporting them while enrolled at the university,” Schmitt said. Many veterans involved in the App State community have praised the creation of this memorial since its unveiling. “Just like us, it is not super flashy, but there is something different,” Jimmy Arnett, former Marine Corps and a volunteer for Student Veteran Services, said. The “Time and Honor” sculpture encompasses the veteran community, according to Arnett.

One plaque serves as a placeholder who those who might lay down their lives in future wars or conflict.



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Sophomore running back Jalin Moore attempts to break through a tackle against Georgia State.



or the fourth time in the last five seasons, the App State football team will open their season on the road against a Power Five program and will face a top fifteen team for the third straight year. After taking a tough 20-13 loss at Neyland Stadium against the No. 9 ranked Tennessee Volunteers in 2016 and losing 31-10 to eventual national runners-up in the No. 15 ranked Georgia Bulldogs in 2017, the Mountaineers will make the long trip to State College, Pennsylvania, to take on the No. 9 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. Unlike in previous seasons, the Mountaineers will be without


Brooks Maynard│@BrooksMaynard│Sports Editor several key starters on both sides of the ball, including quarterback Taylor Lamb, the Sun Belt Conference career passing touchdowns leader. They have also said goodbye to wide receiver Ike Lewis, defensive back A.J. Howard, linebackers Eric Boggs and Devan Stringer and linemen Bean Nunn, Caleb Fuller, Tee Sims and Colby Gossett, all of whom were integral pieces during previous years. Penn State has also lost some of their top players from last season, including No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley, who will start this season as running back for the New York Giants in the NFL. Returning this season will be the highly touted quarterback Trace McSorley, who is considered one of the top six candidates for this

season’s Heisman Trophy, according to McSorley ranked No. 17 in the nation in 2017 in passing yards with 3,570, No. 10 in completion percentage at 66.5 and tied for No. 15 in touchdowns (28) with none other than former starting quarterback at the University of Toledo, Logan Woodside. App State does return running back Jalin Moore, who earned All-Sun Belt First Team honors for 2017 after leading the conference in rushing yards with 1,037 and scoring 12 touchdowns while missing two complete games. At Sun Belt Conference Football Media Day in July, he stressed the importance of the Mountaineers taking every game seriously.

Aug. 23, 2018 “We’re trying to go undefeated, so we’re not overlooking anybody. If you look at last season, Texas State, we were kind of looking ahead so we can’t do that (this year). We’re just trying to take every game serious. Obviously Penn State is the biggest game on our schedule, so we know that, everybody knows that.” Head Coach Scott Satterfield has had some shuffling around of his coaching staff as well as his roster this season, with now former defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach Nate Woody leaving to become the new defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech. Co-defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator Scot Sloan also left the program to take over as defensive coordinator for Georgia Southern, arguably App State’s biggest Sun Belt rival. Bryan Brown, a graduate of Ole Miss and the Mountaineers cornerbacks coach since 2012 was selected in January 2018 to replace Nate Woody as defensive coordinator. Dale Jones, who has served as an App State football coach in some capacity since 1996, was promoted to co-defensive coordinator in place of Sloan. The other huge headline of the offseason for the Mountaineers is who will take over for four-year starting quarterback Taylor Lamb. Because of Lamb’s long tenure behind center, none of App’s listed quarterbacks for 2018 have ever made a collegiate start. Senior Zeb Speir and sophomore Jacob Huesman combine for four game appearances in their career, all of which came in 2017. Redshirt freshmen Peyton Derrick and Tanner Wilson are both eligible for the first time this season. Stephon Brown, the freshman from Glenn High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, arrived on campus for the first time this past spring. UCLA transfer Jackson Gibbs is expected so sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules, but also saw no time as a freshman for the Bruins. Sophomore from Trussville, Alabama, Zac Thomas seems to be the favorite for the job and has seen the most playing time of any Mountaineer quarterback. He was Lamb’s No. 1 backup in 2017 and appeared in four games last season. Thomas completed six passes on ten attempts for 33 yards and also ran the ball eight times for 45 yards, an average of 5.6 yards per carry. While Coach Satterfield has had to make some changes across the program this offseason, he stressed that he feels the 2018 team can be as good as 2017. “I think we have just as much talent back this year. Maybe not well known as far as the name recognition but I think we do have a ton of talent coming back. Zac (Thomas) to me, he has a stronger arm, he can run better than Taylor (Lamb). He’s got a lot of intangibles that are better than Taylor. The one intangible he doesn’t have though is game experience.” While the Nittany Lions are currently predicted to be a 23-point favorite by, the Mountaineers do have certain advantages. Penn State will replace nine of their eleven defensive starters from 2017, including both defensive tackles. This will not only help open the offense up for App State’s new starting quarterback but should prove helpful to Jalin Moore and company in the run game. Penn State’s projected starter at running back, junior Miles Sanders, rushed for only 203 yards behind Saquon Barkley last season. Graduate senior DeAndre Thompkins and senior Brandon Polk, who are expected to be McSorley’s number two and three targets at receiver, combined for only 573 receiving yards last season, 12 yards fewer than returning App State receiver Thomas Hennigan posted on his own during his true freshman campaign last season. App State has a lot of question marks on their roster this season, which will make it that much more difficult to defeat the Nittany Lions. But Penn State may have a reason to worry about the Mountaineers, according to “Appalachian State is not the biggest school, but this is a program used to playing on the big stage. An early September trip to Beaver Stadium is not going to intimidate the Mountaineers.”


Sophomore running back Jalin Moore takes the ball from Junior quarterback Taylor Lamb against Georgia State as Moore covered for Marcus Cox, who was recovering from a lower body injury.



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Garrett Wold│@G_Dub1000│Sports Reporter

ith summer ending, students from all over the country are coming to Boone to start another semester here at App State. App State had over 3,000 first-time freshmen students last year, according to data found on the school’s website. Thanks to statistics from the Office of Admissions, it is safe to assume that the 2018 freshman class will be even larger. Close to 4,000 students will be coming for their first semester of college here in Boone, all waiting to experience the same magical moments we have all had over the years. As many of our newest students moved in Friday, we asked them a handful of questions about the upcoming school year. What they know, what they don’t know and what they’re most excited about as Mountaineers. Of the students asked on Friday, the general consensus was that football games are the most talked about aspect of athletics here at App State. Multiple students agreed that they were most excited for their first football game and the upcoming season in general.

“If I had to pick something I was most excited for it would be the football games,” freshman English major Luke Crocker said. “Everybody talks about how fun they are and the game day environment just seems incredible.” As co-conference champions and the winner of their third straight bowl game, the Mountaineers’ football team looks to continue their winning streak with a new quarterback and some veteran experience. “I’ve heard from a lot of my friends that App State football games are just super fun,” freshman undecided major Jack Stichter said. “I can’t wait to see what it’s like to spend a game day in Boone with all my friends.” With their recent success on the field and the wonderful environment Boone has to offer, it is easy to see why these new students are excited to experience a home football game here in the High Country. Both Stichter and Crocker cited the huge upset victory over Michigan back in 2007 as big points of pride for their new school. Neither followed the school in athletics prior to admission, but they agreed that now they will pay much closer

attention to the school’s various varsity teams. Outside of football, there were a couple different sports the two students wanted to know more about when it came to App State. “I’ve always liked volleyball but never really had a team to pull for, so I think I could see myself going to some volleyball games,” Crocker said. The Mountaineer volleyball team is set for an exciting 2018 season with their own freshman players, who posted a hard-fought 4-1 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Friday. “I love college basketball and have always paid close attention to the sport in general,” Stichter said. “My goal this year is to see a bunch of basketball games since I have a school I really want to root for now.” With the 2018-2019 school year starting and plenty of fresh faces around campus, there is a lot to be excited for as a student, from the game day atmosphere in football season, to crowding around a pit fire at an evening baseball game.

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App State football players sign posters for fans at Fan Fest in Kidd Brewer Stadium. App State football opens up their season at Penn State University on Sept. 1.

An App State fan slides down an inflatable slide at Fan Fest. Multiple inflatables were at Fan Fest to provide fun activities for kids.

Clifton Duck, defensive back, gets ready to attempt a field goal as defensive back Tae Hayes holds the football. Duck missed the field goal attempt as his teammates watched around him.

Clifton Duck, defensive back, poses with two babies at Fan Fest. Duck has been named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list as well as being named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year from the Sun Belt Conference, according to App State sports.

A young App State fan attempts pull-ups at the Marine Corps tent at Fan Fest. After completing as many pull-ups as they could do, participants received a Marine Corps lanyard.



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Q Russell│@Q_M_Russell│Opinion Editor arner Dewey, the new associate dean for the College of Fine and Applied Arts, is a great pick for the position due to his experience and dedication to App State stu-

dents. Dewey, who had served as the interim associate dean for the 2017-18 academic year, officially assumed the position on July 2, according to AppalachianToday. This is Dewey’s second time serving in this position, initially holding the position from January 2010 to June 2013. He left the position to serve as the director of App State’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is a five-year plan that “serves as a road map that addresses a well-defined topic related to improving student learning, based on a university’s mission and goals,” according to the QEP website. The QEP sought to increase students’ knowledge of global issues, improve students’ intercultural skills and develop attitudes to help students cultivate global citizenship. Dewey served as the director of the QEP for 6 years, and with the QEP coming to its conclusion, Phyllis Kloda, the dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, reached out to Dewey to serve as the interim associate dean. Kloda, who has served as the dean since 2016, said that she had decided to ask him due to his previous experience. She said that Dewey has stepped into the role immediately and in a flawless manner. “I’m very glad to be here. It is a building that I left before, and it’s almost like deja vu,” Dewey said. “Six years later and I’m back with new experiences, new knowledge and new connections that I hope can be beneficial to our college and to the departments.” During his time at App State, Dewey has also served as an associate professor in the Department of Applied Design. Amy Miller, a student support specialist for the college, worked with Dewey prior to his time as associate dean and said that she supported his appointment. “Working with him over here has been fantastic. I enjoy working with him. He’s a great person for the position and I’m really looking forward to that continuing,” Miller said. Having personally spoken to Dewey myself, I can say that he is a great fit for the position, and I feel that he will be a great asset to App State students. Upon meeting him, he instantly smiled, took my hand and asked me about myself. In that time all of his

attention was on me, and it seemed, in that moment, that the only thing he cared about was listening to and getting to know me. As I interviewed him, it became abundantly clear that he cared deeply for the students of App State. He emphasized that, while he had certain responsibilities that accounted for a large amount of his position, he had two priorities for his time in the position. The first was in regards to assessment, which refers to assessing whether or not classes are providing the education and preparation for the real world that students will face. Dewey said this was very important to him because he cares for students and wishes for them to be able to succeed after leaving App State. His second priority centered around diversity and inclusion. This was something that he focused on during his time directing the QEP, and he said that he wishes to continue with this going forward. “How do we become more inclusive, how do we provide assistance in the sense of making them feel at home, to be able to garner from their experiences?” Dewey said. He also spoke about his desire to interact more with students, making sure to emphasize his belief in having an open door in order to listen to students. “I am here available to students if someone needs to come and speak,” Dewey said. “We have students come in with concerns. Not everything is rosy. Not everything goes well.” His demeanor and goals, combined with his prior experience, prove that Dewey will be very effective in his role as associate dean going forward.

Garner Dewey is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Design, director of App State’s Quality Enhancement Plan, and a lover of nature photography. He was recently appointed the associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts.


All of this leads me to believe that Dewey’s appointment was a great move on behalf of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and I firmly believe that he will be a great asset for all students at App State.

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