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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Student rape reported off campus by JOSHUA FARMER News Editor

Boone Police responded to a report that a female Appalachian State University student was raped on West King Street on Sunday at approximately 3:30 a.m., according to a news release. The release stated that the victim was walking alone “in the vicinity of the 300 block” of King Street. “[A] vehicle occupied by two Hispanic males stopped alongside the victim inquiring if she was okay, and then drove on,” according to the release. Shortly after that, the victim was taken behind a building and sexually assaulted. It was reported to Boone police that the suspect is a short, “pudgy,” Hispanic male. The investigation is ongoing. Those who have any information that could aid the investigators are urged to contact the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900 or High Country Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959. Information will remain confidential and those providing tips may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

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Limited campaigning starts for SGA elections by JOSHUA FARMER


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imited campaigning for elections for Student Government Association president began Tuesday at 8 a.m. with only two candidates. Dylan Russell, the current SGA director of student outreach and Michael Page, a SGA senator for Winkler Residence Hall, will run together for president and vice president, respectively. “This past year has been an extreme privilege serving as director of campus outreach, however, I see a lot of things that Appalachian can continue to grow and continue to improve and I want to take Appalachian there,” Russell said. “I want there to be the most transparent student government administration ever and I want to redefine and reclaim what’s theirs. I just want to move SGA to a place it’s never been before.” SGA Residence Hall Associated representative Nathan Bailey and Cone Residence Hall representative Nick Smith will

run in opposition. “I want to be student body president because a lot of people have come to me over the past year and said that I was the right person for the job, and they didn’t see anyone else who could lead the university in the right direction,” Bailey said. “So I’m not only really humbled by their recommendation and admiration in me, but I feel that I can do that job and I can make the student body proud and make this university better than it already is.” During this time, campaigns are not allowed to solicit votes or explain their platforms. The time is for the campaigns to research what the student body wants to see. Campaigns are allowed to hear concerns and ideas from students, but cannot say that they will have any particular solution to an issue on their platform. SGA’s Election and Judicial Boards held a meeting Monday to present the campaign rules to candidates in hopes of preventing any infractions. Two members from the Elec-

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The 10th annual Dance Marathon raised $26,530.98 – $2,000 more than last year’s $24,500 – Saturday for various charity organizations. This year’s winner and the recipient of the Chancellor’s Cup was Service & Leadership United, winning the award for the third time. The event was led by Appalachian State University and the Community Together as a means of raising funds for two local nonprofit organizations: Western Youth Network and Parent to Parent Family Support Network. Both groups seek to help families in the Watauga area, with a special focus on youths. Many dancers had sponsors contributing

varying amounts to the donations for every hour of dancing. Unlike many other fundraising events, this one appeals to college students in particular. “It’s not like a 5k running for charity,” said AJ Anglim, a senior Appalachian Studies major and leader of the event. “It’s something different. It’s a 15-hour dance party to raise money for two deserving organizations.” Since it began 10 years ago, this event has raised more than $185,000. “Fundraising is easier than you think,” said Kate Johnson, a staff advisor for the Dance Marathon. Over 30 local restaurants, such as Sagebrush Steakhouse and Hungry Howie’s, contributed refreshments for the event. WYN focuses on guiding adolescents into successful adulthood, while Parent to Parent assists special needs children and their families by of-

tion Board have been assigned to each campaign while the Judicial Board will handle any hearings if violations are alleged. “In my opinion, I don’t think it depends on the number of

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Participants raised $6,881 for Watauga County’s Special Olympics at Appalachian State’s 15th annual Polar Plunge at Duck Pond Thursday. The event had 142 plungers, the same number as in 2012, jump into 38-degree water. The top fundraisers for groups were ASU Sports Management, which raised $1,592, and ASU ROTC, which raised $1,080. Stacey Critcher raised the most as an individual with $252, while Keron Poteat was the next closest, raising $133. Katy Huis, a freshman public relations major, participated with the Chi Omega sorority. “My heart stopped for a second and my body froze up and afterward it was really hard to get warm for a minute, but I’m glad that I did it,” Huis said. “It was fun to be with everybody else shivering.” Roachel Laney, assistant professor of health, leisure and exercise

campaigns there are [that determines how clean the race is], it depends on the attitude with which the campaign is held,” Election Board Chair Arianna Bonner said.

BSA holds events for Black History Month by STEPHANIE SANSOUCY Senior News Reporter

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Junior risk management and insurance major Zach Yllanes throws his hands in the air during a congo line Saturday afternoon at Dance Marathon. The event took place in Legends for 15 hours and raised $26,530.98.

fering support groups for the families and services for the children. ACT plans several fundraisers over the course of the school year, and all of

the revenue is donated to local organizations. ACT’s next big event, called Don’t Throw It Away is held during exam week. It is a sale of items

that Appalachian students no longer wish to keep, which will be sold at the Big Sale at the beginning of the following semester.

Fifteenth Polar Plunge raises $6,881 for Special Olympics by JOSHUA FARMER

(Left) Nick Smith (Right) Nathan Bailey

There are only two tickets running for SGA president and vice president. The candidates can begin limited campaigning Tuesday.

Annual Dance Marathon surpasses last year’s total by CHELLA MCLELLAND

Paul Heckert | The Appalachian

(Left) Michael Page (Right) Dylan Russell

science, held a barbecue where patrons paid $5 to eat to benefit the Polar Plunge. Laney ended up donating $1,592. Plunger donations totaled $3,289.06 while corporate sponsors donated $2,000. ASU Police has helped to put on the event for the past 13 years. Even though this year’s Polar Plunge raised less than previous years, ASU Police Cheif Gunther Doerr said there is no set goal for an amount to raise, and he considers the event to have been a successful one. All the money donated will go to sponsor Watauga Special Olympics athletes, according to the Feb. 21 issue of The Appalachian.

An Appalachian State student takes a dip in the 38-degree water. The 15th annual Polar Plunge had more than 100 participants and was held last Thursday at Duck Pond at 4 p.m.

Photo Illustration by Mark Kenna | The Appalachian

Appalachian State University’s campus has been filled with programs this February hosted by different black organizations celebrating Black History Month. But black history isn’t just for black individuals, sophomore family consumer science major Aisha Cotton said. “There are things that happened in black history that relate to everyone,” she said. Faculty advisor to the Black Student Association Anthony Brumfield said there were various programs throughout the month that dealt with AfricanAmerican history, such as a series of speakers. “However, there needs to be more, there needs to be a lot more, and I do believe there wasn’t enough recognition,” Brumfield said. BSA President Lauren Hamilton said black people should not be limited to one month. “It’s a year-long thing,” she said. “I can’t turn off being black and I can’t change who I am.” Hamilton said Black History Month is a time for education and remembrance, to remember what was done and what has happened. During the month of February, there was a celebration of black love during Black Love Week, and the following week there were many other programs within the black community that educated and uplifted, Hamilton said. There was also a series every week hosted by a professor discussing different aspects of black history, sponsored in part by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, Hamilton said. Hamilton said participation throughout the black community was good. “It surprised us a little bit because it is hard for us to reach all black students on campus,” she said. “But for the numbers that showed up, it was a good amount.” The numbers are a positive feedback that shows the efforts of the Black Student Association isn’t being ignored, Hamilton said.

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Strategic Plan facilitates leadership development, develops potential ideas by JAMES ASHLEY Sports Reporter

Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a four-part series about the new Strategic Plan for Appalachian Athletics. The first part of the series ran in the Tuesday, Feb. 12 issue. The Appalachian apologizes for the delay. The Department of Athletics plans to better facilitate leadership development and analyze other athletics enterprises to develop “future potential innovative ideas,” according to the 2013 Strategic Plan. “We figured that we needed to get our house in order,”

Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb said. “We needed to take a look at ourselves internally and say what are our strengths and weaknesses and where we can grow.” Growing starts by introducing the new “App State Experience.” Athletes, coaches and staff will ensure that there is an open-door policy intertwined between all teams and that the athlete’s welfare becomes the priority to all working parties. To ensure this requirement is met, all new employees will receive a leadership book that will inform them of the “department’s culture” and the existing staff will attend

informational meetings held by the athletic department leadership team, according to the plan. There will be guest speakers for the seminar. The Department of Athletics will also re-evaluate the workload of the staff and compare it with peer institutions to effectively and efficiently meet departmental goals. “What’s important to us is figuring out what we are doing well and where we have room to go,” Cobb said. “And not just one specific group, let’s take and analyze the whole department.” In order to develop potential new programs, the department will look


into its fiscal practices. For the next five years, the athletics department will “project future expenses for scholarships, operating budgets and personnel.” Key components of this funding include conference realignment, reduction in university support and increased operating costs, according to the plan. “Part of the decision we make every day is our budget in which we operate on,” Cobb said. “We have to be pretty intentional on how we spend our dollars.” The Department of Athletics wants to make sure the football program is still prioritized.

To reduce spending, the athletics department will make cheerleading a student organization, no longer covered by the Department of Athletics. Athletics will also identify outside sources to cover expenses for the marching band’s away game travels, game tickets and food. “The energy that our band and cheerleaders bring to the fans at our home football games in unparalleled,” Cobb said. “It’s not a slap at the band. It’s a slap at us being responsible on how we are paying for this.” He said both the band and cheerleading programs would not be cut.

Appalachian State University’s director of Equity, Diversity and Compliance steps down by KRISTA LOOMER Intern News Reporter

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“It’s not about cutting anything,” Cobb said. “It’s about trying to find other funding sources. I’d love for the band to go to every away football game. It takes a lot of time for the kids, the staff and a lot of resources to do that.” This section of the Strategic Plan will help the Department of Athletics manage its budget and spend money responsibly. “The university is a big animal,” Cobb said. “Athletics is a small piece. We get a lot of publicity because of what we do, but from a financial standpoint, we are a small part of the university budget.”

After six years as the director of Appalachian’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, Linda Foulsham has stepped down from her position to take time off and explore other opportunities, she said. Before coming to Appalachian State University, Foulsham was a labor and employment and higher education attorney. Foulsham became the director for the EDC in fall 2007. The university will form a search committee to review applicants for the newly opened position, Provost Lori Gonzalez said. “We will advertise [for the open position] nationally so we may have internal and external applicants,” Gonzalez said. The director of the EDC deals with the investigation of complaints of harassment, Title IX and facilitates on and

off campus educational opportunities on diversity and equity. “The person who replaces me must have extensive employment law experience as well as experience in higher education,” Foulsham said. “The search committee should be looking for a person who is trustworthy and has integrity and a strong work ethic.” The EDC director must “ensure that the university meets its compliance obligations with respect to affirmative action and equal opportunity,” according to the document describing the EDC’s responsibilities. The EDC’s mission is to ensure that all students, employees and campus visitors feel that they are receiving equal opportunities to education and employment in a respectful manner. The director of the EDC is integral to the investigation and prevention of these events, if they should arise, according to edc.

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All students who applied receive invitations for housing by STEPHANIE SANSOUCY Senior News Reporter

Everyone who reapplied for on-campus housing has received an invitation, according to an email sent by University Housing Thursday Feb. 21. In total, there were 1,930 returning students who applied for on-campus housing for the 201314 year, Housing and Campus Life Director Tom Kane said. This has left housing with 104 extra vacancies for incoming students.

Kane said that the closing of Winkler, the most popular upperclassmen hall, changed the expected number of returners for next year compared to the expectation last year. With these vacancies, housing will be able to open up more on campus housing for transfers, which is something housing would like to do, Kane said. However, this is the same situation as last year. “Everyone got invited and we still had some vacancies,” Kane said.

The residence halls that filled up the quickest were Appalachian Heights, Newland, Summit, then Mountaineer, all being upperclassmen residence halls, Kane said. Students who will be living in a Residential Learning Community and Residence Assistants are guaranteed a spot on campus and do not go through the invitation system. This means about 700 students did not go through the invitation process, Kane said. Kane said that students had three weeks to re-apply to live on

Students lobby to legalize skateboards by MICHELLE PIERCE

roller skates and in-line skates. “Skateboarding is not a crime… however, acts that may endanger anyone, or Appalachian State’s Sustainability that may damage any property, may be Council is working to make human-pow- crimes, and are not considered harmless ered transportation, such as skateboards, activities,” according to N.C. State’s ordinance.   legal in the town of Boone. Possible restrictions would include Senior Sheila Ostroff is a student workprohibiting tricks such as grinding due ing with the council. “Because we are a nationally recog- to applicable damage to both private nized university for our sustainable de- and public property, but legalizing ollies velopment program, we need to walk the and manuals as means of balancing and walk,” Ostroff, an interdisciplinary studies avoiding common roadblocks. A transportation study conducted last major, said. The town of Boone needs to legalize year showed that among the general this mode of transportation first before population, a significant percentage of Appalachian State University considers students had a strong, positive response toward legalizing this type of eco-friendmaking it legal on campus, Ostroff said. ly transportation, FrauEric Frauman, associate man said. professor of Health, LeiCurrently, an indisure & Exercise Science, “Because we are a vidual caught skateand Sustainability Counnationally recognized boarding pays a $50 cil’s transportation subuniversity for our committee chair, has set sustainable development fine from Boone Police and another $50 fine if up a stakeholders meetprogram, we need to the individual was not ing Tuesday as a forum walk the walk.” wearing a helmet. of discussion to attempt Shane Robbins, a to initiate possible conSheila Ostroff, senior and interdisciplinary studies major Sargent at the Pubstructions of the humanlic Information Office powered transportation in  the Boone Police proposal, and a formal Department said many plan of action. The council also has possible models for businesses in the downtown area have a proposal, such as North Carolina State “no skateboarding” signs mostly due to University’s Parking and Transportation the fact that insurance companies require Ordinance pertaining to skateboards, them to have it to prevent liability issues. Intern News Reporter

campus. The deadline for applications was Feb. 14. However, seniors who picked a residence hall they weren’t interested in and students who did not go through the re-application process in time can email housing after March 1 to be put on a cancelation list for a residence hall, Kane said. Housing will have about 300 cancelations from now until the first day of the next school year, Kane said. Freshman biology major Nichole Bursche decided to live on

campus again next school year. Bursche said she made the decision to stay on campus because of the atmosphere. “There’s something about being on campus and dealing with everything around you that is really fun and exciting,” Bursche said. “I’m living next year again on west campus in Newland and I’m very excited.” Bursche said being on west campus near football games, tailgating and the winter games give the feeling of living in a place that feels alive and active.

Appalachian State University holds campus-wide Hunger Games by NINA MASTANDREA Intern News Reporter

The second annual Appalachian Hunger Games will take place Saturday, March 23 on Duck Pond Field at 2 p.m. Participants, called tributes, will be chosen at a ceremony called the Reaping – an event that takes place in the novel “The Hunger Games” – March 6. Proceeds from the games will benefit Watauga County’s Hospitality House. “Hunger and poverty are huge problems in Watauga County,” said Chris Criqui, a junior sustainable development major and a leader in this year’s program. Just over 26 percent of Watauga County officially lives below the poverty level, according to “By using something that is really prevalent in popular culture, we can grab people’s attention and raise awareness of this serious issue,” Criqui said. The first Hunger Games, held last year, was limited only to Coltrane Residence Hall. “I was really excited when [I was told] that it would be held campus-wide this year,” said Jordan Hester, a volunteer in the Hunger Games and a junior health care management major. The Hunger Games will abide by many of the same rules and regulations that Suzanne Collins, author of “The Hunger Games,” created in her New York Times Best Seller. “Each residence hall will be allowed one tribute in the games, plus there will be an

off-campus tribute,” Criqui said. “In order for a student to be chosen to represent his or her dorm, they must donate [at least] five canned food items.” The process in which students’ names are entered into the Games is similar to the book, as well. “Every five cans equals one entry into the Games, so the more cans someone donates, the more times their name is entered, and the more likely it is they will be chosen as tribute,” Criqui said. Once all tributes have been chosen, they will compete at Duck Pond Field. “Each tribute will be equipped with a balloon, a flag football belt and a white Tshirt,” Criqui said. Criqui said the belt must be pulled off, the balloon must be popped, and the t-shirt must be marked on by sharpies that players can find throughout Duck Pond Field. “The last tribute standing with one of these items intact will be crowned the winner,” he said. The goal is to collect 1,000 cans, Criqui said. So far, 420 cans have been donated. “Everyone is welcome to donate cans, even if they don’t want to compete,” Criqui said. “Cans can be donated in someone else’s name, with their permission or just toward your residence hall.” Currently Justice is in first, following closely behind is Frank and then the LLC. Collection sites for cans are in Trivette Market on Mondays and Tuesdays and on the first floor of Plemmons Student Union Wednesday through Friday.

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| February 26, 2013

Four-piece rock band Hidden Still establishes itself in Boone

by COLIN MOORE A&E Reporter


oone four-piece rock band Hidden Still performed at Black Cat for the first time Saturday. Formed in September 2012, Hidden Still consists entirely of Appalachian State University students, three of whom are pursuing degrees in music industry studies. The members of Hidden Still include singer and guitarist Robert Leonard, bassist and pianist Michael Milligan, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ashton Smith and drummer Zack Barnes. Leonard, Milligan and Smith met last spring semester during a course for their music industry studies major, where they found they had similar tastes in music and decided that they wanted to write and play together. “[Our influences] definitely span a wide range, since we all come from different musical backgrounds, but a few would be Vince Gill, Brooks and Dunn, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Matchbox Twenty and Stevie Ray

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Mark Kenna | The Appalachian

Hidden Still performs Saturday night at Black Cat. Hidden Still is a roots rock band made up of Appalachian State students.

Vaughn,” Leonard said. Smith, who serves as a primary songwriter for the group and plays guitar, fiddle and mandolin, came up with the name Hidden Still as a reference to moonshine stills. “We figured it would be

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For a true look into the life of ceramic artist Mary-Ann Prack, go no further than the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. The Ashe County artist’s current exhibition “Standing Still” is the manifestation of work driven throughout the past 30 years and carried by the influence of her childhood. Raised in a family of “artists and architects,” Prack said she finds inspiration for her work through humanity and geometry. Most of her work is the abstracted human form, carrying geometric shapes and linear designs alongside the organic forms of the overall pieces. “The way I visualize spaces and break up designs and the graphics of it, the line work is all very architectural,” Prack said. Her work focuses on the human figure, a common theme that she has built upon since the beginning. “With the human body, there’s just so much that can be said about it – so much with movement and interpretation of emotion – there’s just so much there,” Prack said. “I’ve never – knock on wood – run out of ideas. I just keep exploring and keep doing new things.” The exhibition, her first solo show in Boone, features ceramic sculptures of various sizes constructed from 1990 to the present, alongside related sketches and a

something people would remember,” Milligan said. The band often performs covers, but with the songwriting skills of Smith and Leonard, they have composed 12 original songs. “We definitely want to

cut a full album, but we don’t currently have the finances to do so,” Smith said. “Right now we are focusing more on live performances and trying to work our way into other areas and bigger venues while still working the

Boone scene as much as we can.” “Our goal is to stay as busy as possible playing shows,” Leonard said. Hidden Still will be playing at Parthenon Friday, March 1 with a $5 cover.

few paintings. Prack works intuitively, allowing the piece itself to guide her. “As I work, the piece evolves – it’s just very spontaneous,” she said. These combined influences result in a sort of simplicity that not only creates a visually pleasing work, but also provides an emotional connection. “There’s an emotional content to the pieces, people have said, that the work moves them spiritually as well as being something that’s enjoyable to look at,” Prack said. Pegge Laine, the director of outreach for the Turchin center, also finds Prack’s pieces enjoyable to look at. “I just love to come in here and be with the figures because it’s just so inspiring,” Laine said. Another emotional connection to the art comes from the fact that Prack could only paint after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and was physically unable to sculpt. “For me the paintings and the clay work so well together, it’s just absolutely amazing,” Laine said. “It’s about her life and her process; the fact that she’s done this for 30 years – this is her life.” “Standing the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by Mary-Ann Prack” is on display in the Turchin Center until March 23.

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Artist Mary-Ann Prack sits with one of her pieces featured in the ‘Standing Still’ exhibition on display in the Turchin Center.

Club Shows to hold 15th annual Battle of the Bands APPS’ Club Shows Council will host the 15th annual Battle of the Bands Thursday at Legends. The four bands featured in this year’s competition are Dr. Bacon, Hidden Still, Jordan Covington and From Bears. Each band must have at least one member enrolled as a student at the university to compete. Additionally, bands wishing to compete must submit a demo CD of three songs to Club Shows for review, said Programs Advisor Randy Kelly. The groups will play successive sets at Legends in front of a panel, which consists of music business professionals and music professors, Kelly said.

‘Clash the Truth’ is only a slight step forward A&E Reporter


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Review: by COLIN MOORE

‘Standing Still’ exhibition displays Ashe County artist’s scope of work



Many of the bands playing this year were only recently formed, but all have quickly established reputations through local shows or small music releases. Dr. Bacon, an acoustic rock five-piece featuring diverse instrumentation such as harmonica, trumpet and saxophone, formed midway through 2012 and has played weekly gigs at Char. “We’ve started taking off locally and see this band as more than just a college experience,” said Michael Crawford, Dr. Bacon’s manager and harmonica player. Other groups, such as Hidden Still and Jordan Covington’s six-piece country backing band, have only played a few shows thus far.

Covington assembled his band this year from the members of a now defunct local country band called Ember Worship. This will be the new band’s third official show. Their set list includes country covers and five originals, some of which appear on Covington’s EP “Rock ‘N Roll Country Boy,” released on iTunes last October. “I try very hard to bring country music and rock n’ roll music to the same place,” Covington said. “I hope that whoever comes out to watch us Thursday night at Legends will be surprised by the heaviness of my band.” Doors for the Battle of the Bands open at Legends at 9 p.m. Thursday. General admission tickets are $3.

“Clash the Truth,” the second full-length album from dream-pop band Beach Fossils, is not quite up to par. Indie dream-pop band Beach Fossils’ 2010 debut was at the forefront of a bastion of albums featuring hazy guitar lines and smeared, apathetic vocals. The Brooklyn-based label Captured Tracks is home to Beach Fossils, as well as many of its peers, such as Wild Nothing and DIIV. The Captured Tracks bands and higher profile act Real Estate have mined this thin, heavily nostalgic sound for a number of releases, ranging from the emotional complexity of Real Estate’s “Days” to the alluring opaqueness of DIIV’s debut. However, while Beach Fossils are in some ways the originators of this sound, their music has seemed hollow and boring. Their “What a Pleasure EP” and especially 2010’s “Beach Fossils” sound leached of genuine feeling, too in thrall with brittle, nostalgic atmospherics. “Clash the Truth,” the band’s newest album and first after many of their contemporaries evolved far past the scene’s origins, is something of a step forward, but only slightly. The main problem with Beach Fossils’ output is its soporific lack of energy. The band’s interlocking guitar lines and insistent drum patterns often sound inhumanly rigid. “Clash the Truth” breaks this mold to some extent, taking cues especially from DIIV’s beautiful, propulsive debut. The songs here are more driven by bass than in the past, taking cues from post-punk like Joy Division but with a more upbeat mood lifted from 1990’s shoegaze. The space between the thin guitar lines has also been filled out with thicker ambience and fuller-sounding guitar delays. Lead singer Dustin Payseur’s vocals are also pushed to the forefront here and out of the mumbling fog of the band’s former releases. Still, being able to hear Payseur only seems to complicate where the band is coming from. The lyrical concerns here are with tiredness and recycled emotion; fine subject matter, but not when your songs perpetuate those very feelings of apathy and retro-fetishism. It’s a confusing listen. In one sense, the detached, hollow emoting fits with the music’s apparent themes, but that doesn’t mean that the actual songs make an emotional impact. “Clash the Truth” is certainly the strongest release from Beach Fossils thus far. The production pulses with much more energy, and songs like the acoustic dirge “Sleep Apnea” and melodic centerpiece “Burn You Down” are exceptional dream-pop tunes. Overall, though, Beach Fossils have kicked up the energy but left some of their genuine engagement with the material by the wayside.


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Katherine Ririe, vocalist and fiddler of the band SalemSpeaks, performs in last year’s Battle of the Bands. This year’s show will take place Thursday Feb. 28 at Legends.

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Town council hasty, should have looked at housing study

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CHELSEY FISHER The Boone Town Council approved 4-1 the new work force housing standards Tuesday, Feb. 19, after adding a few amendments. These standards require each property to have a garage, a master bedroom

that is 25 percent larger than the rest and to allow no more than two unrelated occupants to share a residence, according to an article in the Feb. 20 issue of The Appalachian. The goal is to make housing more affordable for everyone while providing workers in Boone a place to live so they do not have to commute to work from out of town, Pam Williamson, a member of the Affordable Housing Task Force, said in The Appalachian. While the work force housing standards are a good idea in theory, these

ideas were too rushed and ignored one huge factor: the housing study currently being completed by the Town of Boone. This study, which will be finished in April, has cost Boone taxpayers over $21,000 to complete, and will calculate the exact housing needs in Boone, town council member Allen Schrelan said at the Feb. 19 town council meeting. With this study, the town will be able to determine if there is too much student housing in Boone. If that proves to be the case, the new standards would make

much more sense. Williamson said there is currently a 5 percent over supply of student housing, which proves that there is not a current demand for it. However, town council member Andy Ball, who voted for the standards, told The Appalachian that there is no way to determine the needs – or lack of needs – of housing until the study is released. If there is a surplus of student housing, it makes sense to cut down on the number of complexes being built for students. And if there is not enough student

housing, the town should work to allow complexes to be built. It is completely understandable that town council would want to provide everyone, not just students, with affordable housing in Boone. But a decision this large should not have been determined by the opinions of people in the town, but by more facts, which is something the housing study could have provided.

Fisher, a junior journalism major from Fayetteville, is the managing editor.


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A salute to the students who marched in Washington, D.C. Students, staff and faculty of ASU, I am asking you to travel back in time a bit. Not way back, but to 10 days or so ago to Sunday of Presidents Day weekend. What if you, a student, were told you would be provided transportation to Washington, D.C., for free, to participate in a historic rally to prevent global climate change? Let’s say you are fully aware of the settled science of climate change from your science courses and other readings, and you care deeply about diverting the earth from its self-inflicted collision course with nature as previewed by Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. But the bus and vans going

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the Sierra Club as one of the top 10 universities in the country in teaching its students about environmental sustainability. To you 150 ASU students, I salute you! You are indeed special. Decisions like you made early last Sunday, Feb. 17, are what will define your life. You should be very proud. And as Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director said, you will always remember where you were today, what you were wearing, and the people you were with. Indeed, you were making history.

Harvard Ayers, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Faculty Advisor to Fossil Free App State.

Despite minor inaccuracy, ‘Lincoln’ belongs in schools

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to stop climate change ever held in this country. Were these students out of their minds? No, they were part of the dedicated student body here at Appalachian who wanted to express their beliefs to President Obama. This is truly “what democracy looks like.” Appalachian State University is a special school. These students not only study what life is about, they willingly apply what they have learned to the betterment of our state, our country and indeed the world. The work of these students of the appropriate technology and sustainable development departments, as well as of our sustainability program, has led to Appalachian being ranked by



Nina Mastandrea Matt Smith Nolen Nychay Chella McLelland Krista Loomer Jessica Lyons Hannah Magill Jordan Miller Michelle Pierce Jess Lyons Natasha Bostok

to D.C. are leaving Boone at 4:30 a.m. You hear that below zero wind chills will occur early Sunday morning, and you knew that snow had indeed fallen in the night as predicted. When the alarm sounds at 4 a.m., what would you do? Many would no doubt decide to turn off the alarm and go back to sleep – too early, too cold and too much trouble. Or, you could make the call to get up and brave the Arctic-like cold. Sure enough, the temperature was 14 degrees. The wind chill was 10 below. And the snow was still falling in torrents. Reality – a total of 150 of 170 aspiring trip students made that brave call. In D.C., they became part of the largest (50,000) rally

MICHAEL BRAGG The Oscars were divvied out Sunday night, and four films with historical context were up for Best Picture, including “Lincoln,” the recent Steven Spielberg motion picture that won Daniel Day-Lewis the Best Actor award for his portrayal as the 16th president. While “Lincoln” lost to another historical drama, “Argo,” Americans, specifically grade school students, have not seen the last of

this phenomenal narrative of Abraham Lincoln before his assassination. Disney Educational Productions announced Feb. 12 that it plans to send every middle and high school in the U.S. a free copy of the acclaimed film after its release in a campaign called “Stand Tall: Live like Lincoln,” according to the Denver Post. The cost to send the movie to the approximately 25,000 public and private school and how each copy will be paid for has not been revealed yet. This announcement is wonderful news to every middle and high school student who will not only have the opportunity to view a film that captures the issues of the past, but

a chance to reflect on how historical events of justice and equality have occurred over and over in this great nation. But of course, with everything political – even movies – there is controversy. And this concern is actually valid. Democratic Congressman from Connecticut Joe Courtney claimed that the dramatic vote to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment was misrepresented, referring to a government record of all congressional leaders in Connecticut at the time voting “yea” for the amendment to abolish slavery when two members in the film rejected it. Courtney, along with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, have

called on Academy-award winning director Spielberg to correct this part of the film before it is sent to the classrooms. But I have an idea: instead of wasting Spielberg and the cast and crew’s time, why don’t you just make a note of the correction to be discussed in the classroom? God forbid a teacher should have to teach their students. Yes, the scene is inaccurate, but other films in the running for Best Picture, such as “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” had a few tweaks in their histories as well. But that’s Hollywood, and its more important to entertain than it is to inform. Putting a copy of one of

the best biographical films of this generation, with excellent acting that brings the historical icon to life, is a well-intended and genuine move by Disney. Courtney and Dowd, thank you for pointing out the inaccuracy that really shook the foundations of our beings. Now, every student who watches the movie can be at peace knowing two members from Connecticut did not vote against the Thirteenth Amendment, and they can continue watching the incredible historical and now educational film that is “Lincoln.” Bragg, a junior journalism and public relations major from Lillington, is the editor-in-chief.



| February 26, 2013


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The Club Hub is open!

The Club Hub is open. What is it? A resource center to help support clubs. Where is it? 219 Plemmons Student Union across from SGA and The Appalachian. (the old CSIL offices) What is in it? Currently, there is extra meeting space for clubs. There are 2 conference rooms able to be reserved by clubs. Contact CSIL at 262-6252 to reserve them at this time. Also, there is casual meeting space if you are looking for a quiet place to have a club conversation. The refrigerator room is available for 48 hours at a time to store any supplies for your meeting in the Union. Contact CSIL at 262-6252 to reserve the refrigerator room. What else will be there? Coming soon will be a poster room and team building supplies that can be checked out. QUESTIONS? Contact CSIL at 828-262-6252. 2nd floor in the new section of the Student Union.

Spring Counseling Center groups

Understanding Self and Others Group—Issues commonly addressed vary from depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem, issues of family conflict or abuse, etc. Students who want to resolve specific concerns as well as those seeking personal growth are welcome. Mondays 1:30-3 p.m., Tuesdays 1:30-3 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. USOGet Moving (moving your body to increase wellness- see below for details), Wednesdays 2:30-4 p.m., Thursdays 1:30-3 p.m. (Transitions to ASU Group, doesn’t start until October) and USO-DOG 3:30-5 p.m. (group Therapy with co-leaders and a therapy dog) Lesbian/Gay /Bisexual Therapy Group—This group will present an opportunity for lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals to explore life challenges. Fridays 1-2:30 p.m. Painful Pasts, Promising Futures Group—This group is designed for those who have experienced traumatic events in their lives or who come from backgrounds in which they did not feel safe. Wednesdays 3-4:30 p.m. Transgender Therapy Group—This group is similar to the “Understanding Self and Others” group in that a variety of issues will be explored in a safe and supportive environment. Wednesdays 5-6:30 p.m. (For information contact Sheri Clark: 262-3180 or Food/Mood Group—This group is designed for students who use food and/or exercise to cope in ways that would be considered “unhealthy”. To Be Determined. An Introduction to Mindfulness Group—Mindfulness involves stepping out of “auto-pilot” reactions and learning to pay more attention to our present experiences. Mondays 3:30-5 p.m. USO-Get Movin’ Active Bodies Healthy Minds—Did you know that exercise is one of the best mental health interventions we know of? Tuesdays 3-4:30 p.m. To get started with a Counseling Center group, come to the Counseling Center during Walk-In Clinic, call 262-3180 or visit our website for more information www.counseling. If you are interested in group but these times do not work for you, please get in touch with Chris Carden at 262-3180 or

Global Women’s Series in March

The campus and local community are invited to attend the first Global Womens Series, scheduled for March 2013. The theme for the series is “Women and the Environment: Ecofeminism and Activism.” We encourage faculty to participate and have their students attend. Tuesday, March 5, 5 to 7 p.m., Opening Event, “Environmental Activism: Expressions of Inspiration”, Price Lake, second floor in Plemmons Student Union. Welcome remarks by Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, Director of Sustainable Development, followed by performance art and a networking reception featuring student and local community groups involved in environmental activism. Week of March 18 (day TBA), 7 p.m.: Film, with panel discussion to follow, IG Greer Theatre. Hosted by the Global Women’s Series and sponsored by Department of Sustainability, Library, and Geology as part of the annual Sustainability Film Series. Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m.: Keynote presentation with Dr. Chris Cuomo, “Eco-Feminism and Climate Change”; Parkway Ballroom, 4th floor of new addition in Plemmons Student Union Dr. Cuomo is professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia, and an affiliate faculty member of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and the Institute for African-American Studies. The Global Womens Series addresses contemporary global issues affecting women and girls and is a collaborative effort between faculty, students, staff and community members. The program is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and Development, Womens Studies, and the Belk Library. For more information, contact Sarah Bergstedt at

Visiting Writers begins in February

Appalachian State University’s Spring 2013 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series begins Feb. 28 with poet and novelist Alan Michael Parker. The event will be held in the Table Rock Room of Plemmons Student Union at 7:30 p.m. Earlier that day, at 2 p.m. in the same Table Rock Room, a Craft Talk, “Real Gardens and Fake Trees; Or, How to Write the Life Imagined,” will be held. Poet Nathalie Anderson will read from her works on March 28 in Lecture Hall 114, Belk Library, at 7:30 p.m. A Craft Talk, “Writing Around,” will be held in Attic Window Room, Plemmons Student Union, at 2 p.m. Fiction writer and memorist Brett Lott will read form his works on April 4 in the Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union, at 7:30 p.m. A Craft Talk, “Writing With So Great a Cloud of Witnesses,” will be held in Table Rock at 3:30 p.m. Novelist and poet Darnell Arnoult will read from his works on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union. A Craft Talk, “The Sublime Fiction Triangle,” will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Table Rock.

ACT to sponsor May event

Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT) at Appalachian State University will sponsor an International ASE May Break event May 13-28, in Thailand and Ghana. Sign up now in the new ACT Outreach Center located in Plemmons Student Union. A $500 deposit and your ID is required.

Wellness Workshops are planned

The Counseling Center at Appalachian State University presents “The Wellness Workshops: Feelin’ Good in the

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Neighborhood!” Workshops are: Pet the Dog: The Benefits of Pet Therapy, March 6, 11 a.m. to noon, Calloway Peak room of the student union; Get Movin’ to Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression (wear clothes and shoes you can move in), March 26, 5 to 6 p.m., Table Rock room of the student union; Born this Way: Learning to Love Yourself, April 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Rough Ridge Room of the student union; Express Yosef: Self Expression through Art, April 15, 5-6 p.m., Attic Window room of the student union. For more information contact the Counseling Center at 262-3180 or

Food Mood Group can help you cope

Do you weigh yourself everyday? Do you skip at least one meal a day? Do you count calories and fat grams every time you eat? Do you exercise because you have to not because you want to? Do you hate yourself for the size of your thighs? Do you need to better accept your self, body and all? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from participating in the Counseling Center’s Food Mood Group. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 2623180, or drop by the Counseling Center during walk-in hours (Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m., and Friday, 1-3 p.m.). Or try an anonymous online screeing at and click “online screening.”

APPS Films ready for spring showings

The Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) Films Council is pleased to announce its remaining schedule for the Spring 2013 semester. Our Popular Film Series at I.G. Greer SuperCinema will feature some of the most acclaimed movies of the awards season, as well as a blockbuster or two, and a few gems that are not as well known. The CinemaVintage series in the Greenbriar theater will start out creepy, reflect some dystopian tendencies, then veer off toward the tales of unruly ghosts and science run amok. Show times are listed with the schedule and as always, admission is still only $1. Here’s what APPS Films is bringing: IG Greer SuperCinema Popular Film Series: (All Showings at 7 and 9:30 p.m., except where otherwise noted; Admission $1.) Feb. 28 - March 2 Wreck-It Ralph; Match 21-23 - Silver Linings Playbook; April 4-6 - The Hobbit (7 and 10:15 p.m.); April 11-13 - Les Miserables (7 and 10 p.m.); April 18-20 - Rise of the Guardians; April 25-27 - Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters (Show times TBD); May 2-4 - Warm Bodies. Greenbriar Theater CinemaVintage Series: (All showings at 7 p.m.; Admission $1.); Ghostbusters (‘84); Feb. 27 and March 1- Back to the Future (‘85); March 6 and 7* - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (‘89); March 20 and 21* - Jurassic Park (‘93); March 27 and 28* - The Land Before Time (‘88); April 3 and 5 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (‘88); April 10 and 12 - Peter Pan (’53); April 17 and 19 - The Fox and the Hound (‘81); April 24 and 26 - Cinderella (’50); May 1 and 3 - The Nightmare Before Christmas (‘93) * denotes showings on Wednesday and Thursday. All titles, dates and show times are subject to change. If you would like to have some input on what movies are brought to campus, the APPS Films council meets at 5 p.m. Thursdays in the Rhododendron Room of the Plemmons Student Union. If you would like to suggest a film for viewing on campus, APPS Films can make arrangements for you to come to a meeting and make a case for it to be shown.

ASU offers lifeguard certification

Appalachian State University Recreation and the American Red Cross are now accepting registration for our first spring session of lifeguarding certification classes. The lifeguarding classes are open to all community members and ASU students/staff who wish to obtain certifications in the areas of Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CRR/AED. Participants MUST be at least 15 years old and able to swim 300 yards. Fees for the course will include textbook, certificates, access to the pool and will be collected after the completion of the pre-course/ swim. Certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED are good for two years before renewal in necessary. Registration is required. Limited space is available and registration is now open! Appalachian Student Fee: $185; Appalachian Faculty/Staff Fee: $195; UREC Staff Fee: $165. The required pre-course will be held March 4th. Fees will be collected after the completion of the pre-course/swim. The regular courses will be Mondays (3/18, 3/25) and Wednesdays (3/20, 3/27, 4/3) from 4-8 p.m. Session II will begin with a pre-course/swim on April 5th and classes will begin on April 12th. For registration forms, fees, and instructions, as well as dates for future sessions call Cheryl Eddins, Assistant Director for Aquatics at (828) 262-2100 or e-mail Cheryl at

Adult swim lessons available

Appalachian State University Recreation and the aquatics department are now accepting registration for adult swim lessons! This six week program is open to community members, as well as students and faculty/staff members of ASU who are looking to learn or improve swimming skills. An assessment will be made at the first class to determine skill level; level concentrations include: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Whether you are a beginner or a competitive swimmer, this program is right for you: Lessons are from February 25th – April 15th; Classes are held Mondays from 6 – 6:45 p.m.; For registration forms and fee information, please visit us online at

Learn to swim program to start

Appalachian State University Recreation is getting ready for their American Red Cross Learn to Swim Session! The program offers children of Boone and the surrounding community the opportunity to learn the basics of swimming, or improve their existing swimming skills in a safe environment. All of the classes are taught by qualified and experienced instructors. Group lessons are offered for all skill levels and ages six months and up. Classes are small so that your child can receive individual attention when needed, while still having fun with other children of similar age and ability. Class includes 8 sessions from February 28th to March 20th (No class March 11th-13th for University Break). Courses offered: Infant/Toddler Swim, Preschool Swim, School Age Swim (shallow and deep water). Classes are held in the Appalachian State University Student Recreation Center Natatorium. Class days and times vary depending on the level of your swimmer: see website. For registration forms, fee information, and class times, please visit us online at If you would like more information on this topic or other aquatic related programs, please call Cheryl Eddins, Assistant Director for Aquatics at (828) 262-2100 or e-mail Cheryl at

Film series ‘Muslem Journeys’ to start

The ASU Library and the ASU Humanities Council will host a series of films as part of the 2013 Muslim Journeys Program and in celebration of Black History Month. The award winning film, “Prince Among Slaves,” will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 26,

at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium, Rm 114. The film will be introduced by ASU instructor Ray Christian, who will also lead discussion following the film. The film is based on the true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince and devout Muslim enslaved in the American South. In 1788, the slave ship Africa set sail from West Africa, headed for America with its berth laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo - hundreds of men, women, and children bound in chains. Six months later the survivors were sold in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, a twenty-sixyear-old man named Abdul-Rahman, made the remarkable claim to the farmer who purchased him at the auction that he was an African prince and that his father would pay gold for his ransom. The offer was refused and Abdul-Rahman did not return to Africa for another 40 years. During his enslavement he toiled on the Foster plantation, married, and fathered nine children. His story also eventually made him the most famous African in America, attracting the support of powerful men, such as President John Quincy Adams. After 40 years of slavery, Abdul-Rahman finally reclaimed his freedom, but he defied the order to return immediately to Africa, and instead traveled throughout the northern states, speaking to huge audiences in a partially successful attempt to raise enough money to buy his children’s freedom. Finally at the age of 67, after raising funds to free two of his children, Abdul-Rahman returned to Africa, only to fall ill and die just as word of his arrival reached his former home of Futa Jalloo in present-day Guinea. Abdul-Rahman survived the harsh ordeals of slavery through his love of family and his deep faith as a Muslim. For more information, contact Allan Scherlen, Belk Library,, 828-262-2285.

Tar Heel Traveler to speak at ASU

The ASU Advertising Club presents “Scott Mason: Stories from The Tar Heel Traveler” on Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., in Belk Library Lecture Hall Room 114. Scott Mason is a broadcast journalist with 28 years of television experience. He has won dozens of awards for documentaries, writing, and feature reporting, including three National Edward R. Murrow awards and 16 regional Emmys. In both 2004 and 2005, the Electronic News Association of the Carolinas named Scott the North Carolina Television Reporter of the Year. His Tar Heel Traveler series is featured Monday-Thursday on WRAL. It takes viewers along the back roads of North Carolina, where he meets memorable characters, finds out-of-the-way places, and unearths fascinating historical footnotes.

24th Morgan Lecture Series to start

The 24th anniversary of the Morgan Lecture Series in the Sciences, sponsored by the Morgan Committee, in cooperation with the College of Arts & Sciences and the University Forum Committee, announces the first Morgan Lecture speaker will be Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, and author of the book, “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.” He will present two lectures on campus this semester, both on Thursday, March 21. The first lecture will be to the combined science departments at ASU. It is titled Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming. This talk will be at 12:30 p.m. in Room 183 Rankin Science West. The second talk will be a public lecture and is titled The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars. This lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Ballroom in the Plemmons Student Union. The second Morgan Lecturer, Harold McGee, will be on campus Wednesday, April 24, to deliver a public lecture, The Chemistry of Food and Cooking. McGee is a noted journalist who specializes in explaining the chemistry of food and cooking to the public. He is author of the bestselling book, “On Food and Cooking: the Science and Lore of the Kitchen.” McGee’s public lecture will be at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium. Lastly, the committee is finalizing a visit to ASU by Dr. Jerry Coyne, Professor of Biology at the University of Chicago on Thursday, May 2. Dr. Coyne is being co-sponsored by the Departments of Biology, Geology and the External Grants Program from the UFC. He is the author of a textbook on speciation and evolution, and the bestselling book, “Why Evolution is True,” which is also the title of his extremely popular blog on science, reason, and religion. Dr. Coyne will give a scientific presentation on speciation (his research specialty) at 12:30 p.m. in Room 183, Rankin Science West. Dr. Coyne will also give a public lecture on The Relationship between Science, Religion and the Acceptance of Evolutionary Theory in the United States, at 7 p.m., in the Blue Ridge Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union.

Jobfest for all majors Wednesday

The Jobfest All Majors Career Fair will be held Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m., in the Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union. Students from all majors looking for jobs and internships are encouraged to attend. The Career Development Center asks that you come dressed in professional attire, and bring copies of your resumes to distribute to recruiters. Students can drop by our Resume Clinic contact table in the Plemmons Student Union any day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until February 27. They will receive help preparing their resume/ CV for this event.

Parents Night Out March 1

Parent’s Night Out, sponsored by ASU Appalachian Educators (Teaching Fellows), will be held Friday, March 1, 6-9 p.m. in Room 124A/B, Reich College of Education. Childcare for ages 2 and up will be provided. There will be crafts, snacks and a movie (G Rated). Cost is $15 for 1 child, $20 for 2, $25 for 3. To reserve a spot, email Joy Osborne at osbornejr@appstate. edu by Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. Be sure to include your name, your children’s names, ages and an emergency contact phone number. Spaces are limited.

Chung Park conducts Symphony

Dr. Chung Park conducts the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Thursday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Student soloists Kara Kowlaski, Paulina Villarreal and Molly Reid will perform with the orchestra. Admission is free and the public is invited. Chung Park is director of orchestral activities in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. He conducts the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, Appalachian Philharmonic and Appalachian Opera Theatre. He is an assistant professor of music at Appalachian. He earned his doctoral degree of musical arts in instrumental conducting at the University of Miami. He also has two master’s degrees: one in viola performance from Western Michigan University and one in orchestral conducting from the University of Illinois. Park received his undergraduate degree in viola performance from the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University.


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App State wins series against Butler Sports Schedule by Matthew Smith

Intern Sports Reporter


he Appalachian State baseball team overpowered the Butler Bulldogs in a dramatic home series by winning two out of three games this weekend at Beaver Field.     The Mountaineers (4-1) split the doubleheader with the Bulldogs (2-4) on Saturday, winning the first game 6-2 and losing the second game 7-12.                                      The first game featured Aneisy Cardo | The Appalachian sophomore pitcher Jamie Nunn, who earned South- Junior catcher Josh Zumbrook slides into home base during the game Saturday ern Conference Pitcher and against Butler. The Mountaineers won 6-2 in the first game out of three. Student-Athlete of the Week run broke a 2-2 tie and was and put on a power-hitting Moore and Rob Marcello finawards last week. Nunn gave up only two Leach’s first home run of the clinic as nine of their 10 hits ished off the eighth and ninth went for extra bases. innings and did not allow the runs on five hits over seven season. The second game Saturday Leach and sophomore out- Bulldogs to score, giving juinnings against a Butler lineup that averages almost nine was the first loss of the season fielder Brandon Burris led nior starting pitcher Sam runs a game. He also struck for the Mountaineers. They the Mountaineers, both go- Agnew-Wieland the win. Agnew-Wieland is now out six batters and didn’t give gave up 12 runs on 17 hits, ing 3-4 with two doubles and 2-0 on the season. up any walks, according to and also committed five er- a homerun. rors that led to five unearned App State held a 3-0 lead “We just tried to stay “Jamie’s been phenomenal runs for the Bulldogs, accord- after three innings, but the cused and play with as much Bulldogs exploded for five intensity as we did in our so far this season, giving us a ing to        “Butler really handed it to runs at the top of the fourth first win against Butler, and win today and against N.C. I think we did a good job of State in the season opener,” us the second game, they can inning to make it 5-3. flat-out hit the ball and we The Mountaineers scored that,” freshman outfielder head coach Billy Jones said.                           App State struggled of- just didn’t pitch well enough a run in the fifth inning to Jaylin Davis said after the fensively throughout the and play defense well enough bring the score to 5-4, and series-clinching victory. then capped the game off by The Mountaineers will first game until the sixth in- to win,” Jones said. The two teams played the scoring four runs in the bot- kick off a 10-game road trip ning when they scored four runs, highlighted by sopho- rubber match Sunday after- tom of the seventh inning to when they travel to face High Point Tuesday. The game is more Alex Leach’s three- noon to decide the winner of make the game 8-5. Senior relief pitchers Tyler scheduled for 4 p.m. run homerun. The home the series. App State won 8-5


Softball senior looks to repeat last season’s success by KAITLYN THRUSTON Senior Sports Reporter

App State Athletics | Courtesy photo

Senior Allie Cashion stands ready to lead App State to a victory. She was also named to the top-30 for the Senior CLASS Award.

After softball practice Sunday afternoon, three teammates work to break down equipment that had been used earlier in the day. One of those teammates is senior captain Allie Cashion, who is hard at work, looking to finish her career at Appalachian on a high note. Cashion had a big softball season last year, playing in all 47 games and posting a .396 batting average, according to In addition, Cashion led the team with two triples and 16 homeruns. “Allie had a fantastic junior season,” said head coach Shae Wesley. “Every goal that she had set and we had set with her, for RBIs, homeruns, etc., she surpassed all of them.” Along with helping to propel her team to victory on the field, there is another side to Cashion’s talents: her ability to excel in the classroom. During her junior year, Cashion was able to maintain her grades while playing softball, and earned third team academic all-American honors, according to “Obviously she is an outstanding performer on the field as well as an outstanding performer in the classroom,” Wesley said. “So that carries a lot of leadership.”

Working hard on and off the field is something that comes naturally to the right-handed outfielder. Not only does she lead by example, but she also encourages her teammates to find the leadership potential each one possess. “I’ve definitely grown into the position, [and] this being my second year as captain has helped me move into that leadership position,” Cashion said. “Be an example and help the other girls move into their leadership positions in the future.” Heading into her senior year, there is some pressure to perform as well, if not better, than last season. Cashion doesn’t dwell on her past achievements but looks to build off the foundations of success that last season brought. “I have to start how I did last year and stay strong and work with the team,” Cashion said. “I know if I can do well then I’m helping my team as well.” One of the best parts of the college experience for Cashion has been spent the last four years building a bond with the women she calls her teammates. “Being part of a team here and meeting so many people, not only students that I’ve been in classes with, but having a close knit family on the softball team is more than anything I could have asked for in my college experience.”

Thursday, Feb. 28 Men’s Basketball

The Mountaineers’ Tevin Baskin (1) will try to get back on track against Samford at home. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.


Softball App State vs. USCS Upstate (at Spartanburg, S.C.) 4 p.m. Men’s Golf Irish Creek Invitational (JV) (at Kannapolis; N.C. Club at Irish Creek) All Day


Women’s Basketball App State vs. UNCG (at Greensboro, N.C.) 4 p.m.


Intern Sports Reporter

With a 7-2 record and Southern Conference matches starting this upcoming week, the Appalachian State women’s tennis team has a lot to look forward to. The team took on both Eastern Tennessee State University and Presbyterian College this past weekend. The team’s five-match winning streak was ended at home by ETSU on Saturday (6-1), but the team quickly recovered with a 7-0 victory over Presbyterian College the next day. “We had a good match today at Presbyterian where the crowd was against us,” head coach Colin Crothers said. Crothers said the two teams App State lost to are incredibly hard teams but believes his team is ready for SoCon matches.

Feb. 28

Men’s Basketball App State vs. Samford 7 p.m.


Mar. 1

Softball App State vs. Troy (Florida State Renegade Classic) (at Tallahassee, Fla) 10 a.m. Women’s Tennis App State vs. Chattanooga 1 p.m. Softball App State vs. Southern Miss (Florida State Renegade Classic) (at Tallahassee, Fla.) 4:30 p.m. Baseball App State vs. Davidson (at Davidson) 6 p.m. Information compiled from


App State women’s tennis gets ready to take on SoCon Appalachian has a solid chemistry that Crothers said has been noticed by others and helps bring the team together. With the doubles clicking extremely well before the conference even begins, they seem ready to take on difficult teams such as Elon and UNC-Charlotte. “The team knows they can play with the best teams,” Crothers said.          Players such as senior Ellie Linsell help Crothers’ confidence in this season’s massive improvement. She is 8-0 in her matches this season and has not dropped a set, which makes her a power player for App State in SoCon play. With SoCon play becoming more competitive all the time, Crothers is more confident in this team than ever. “This is the best team at App that we’ve had so far,” he said.

Feb. 27

Baseball App State vs. High Point 3 p.m.



Feb. 26

Football 2013 finalized schedule announced by ANDREW CLAUSEN Sports Editor

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Senior Jennifer Ansari hits the ball Satuday afternoon during her doubles match versus East Tennessee State University at Yonahlossee Raquet Club. The Mountaineers lost their first match to ETSU 6-1.

The Appalachian State football organization announced the finalized version of its 2013 schedule Monday. Students and fans can expect home games against rivals, including Georgia Southern and Western Carolina. App State will also play University of Georgia Nov. 9 and Montana University in non-conference battles away from home. The Montana game’s time will be announced at a later date, but will take place Aug. 31. This is the first time the Mountaineers will play the Georgia Bulldogs, who went 12-2 last year and won the Southeastern Conference East

Division title. They were ranked No. 4 in the 2012 USA Today coaches’ poll, according to Appalachian will try to repeat last year’s 35-27 win in this year’s home opener against the University of Montana. The Grizzlies went 5-6 last year overall and 3-5 in the Big Sky conference. They are 174-24 all-time when at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. App State’s Family Weekend is Sept. 28 against Charleston Southern, Homecoming is Oct. 12 against Samford and Black Saturday is Oct. 26 against Georgia Southern. All three games will begin at 3:30 p.m. Ticket information will be announced soon, according to

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