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April 12, 2018

THE TEAM Sydney Spann @spannooo EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Olivia Wilkes @theappalachian ADVISER




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Sophomore midfield Ava Dawson heads the ball during a game against Troy in T H E COV E R: fall 2017. Hayley Canal


11:57 p.m. | Underage Consumption of Alcohol Lovill Hall Closed

APRIL 6 1:48 a.m. | DWI - Alcohol and/ or Drugs Rivers Street Closed

APRIL 6 3 p.m. | Harassment Student Recreation Center Further Investigation

APRIL 6 12 a.m. | Underage Consumption of Alcohol Holmes Convocation Center Closed

APRIL 5 10:22 a.m. | Simple Physical Assault Holmes Convocation Center Further Investigation

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APRIL 5 8:40 p.m. | Simple Physical Assault Holmes Convocation Center Closed, Victim refused to cooperate

APRIL 5 8:25 p.m. | Simple Physical Assault Holmes Convocation Center Closed, Victim refused to cooperate

APRIL 3 11:15 p.m. | Criminal Damage to Property (Vandalism) Wey Hall Closed, Leads exhausted

MAR. 18 2:35 a.m. | Driving After Consuming Alcohol Underage Trivette Hall Loading Dock Closed

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WOMEN’S SOCCER WORKS HARD TO PREVENT INJURY Sophomore midfield Ava Dawson heads the ball during a game against Troy in fall 2017.


he App State women’s soccer team finished the 2017 season with 4-11-4 overall and 2-5-2 in the Sun Belt Conference. For soccer players, staying healthy during the season is a number one goal and work in the offseason helps that. Center back Jessica Easley is a redshirt sophomore on the women’s soccer team. During her junior and senior years in high school, she tore both of her ACLs. “I am an all around different player, different person too,” Easley said. “A lot of people would go back and say ‘I wish I’d never have that happen to me’ but I definitely would. It changed me in who I am and my outlook on things and outlook on life. I mean, it just changes you as a person, not for the better and not for the worse.” In high school Easley was a forward but transferred to center back at App State because of the injury. She had never played center back in her life but was one of three players to start all 19 games and tied for

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Moss Brennan│ second most minutes played at 1,727 minutes in 2017. Because of the ACL injury in high school, Easley focused on her technical skill and getting more touches on the ball. “Working on my speed, not just long distance running but short, quick bursts,” Easley said. “You’d think I would be the worst person to make a cut yet the 5-10-5 seems to be the best thing and who knows why.” The 5-10-5, or the short shuttle run, is a way to test a person’s agility. Cones are placed five yards apart and a player will start at the middle cone. The player then shuttles laterally to one cone before reversing and sprinting to the far cone and then sprinting back to the middle cone. In the NCAA, women’s soccer has the third-highest rate of ACL injuries, according to data from the NCAA. Sarah Strickland, App State’s head women’s soccer coach, takes ACL prevention seriously for all her players. “The ACL warm up, it’s called an ACL prevention warm up, it started at UNC-Chapel

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Hill with research that they did a long time ago,” Strickland said. “We took it from there, and it doesn’t matter where we are. We can be practicing anywhere or playing anywhere and it’s the first thing that they do from the second they step onto the field.” Strickland has been the women’s soccer coach for eight seasons and has over 18 years of coaching experience. While warming up during the season is vital, the long offseason is another story for athletes on the women’s soccer team. Keeping in shape in the offseason to prevent injury is key for athletes. Conditioning in the offseason can lead to better fitness late in the season when it matters. “Right now we’re in spring so we have a lot of weights and practice. Conditioning is a big part of the spring,” junior defender Alexa Asher said. “We like to focus on our nutrition and try to stay as healthy as possible.” Asher also said that they have hard lift days and then recovery days to try and keep

balanced. When the athletes do lift weights, they have a set routine to optimize their performance while also keeping their bodies healthy and avoid being overworked. “We all have our percentages of weights so we max out and then we have like our 25 percent like going up,” Asher said. “So we have our smaller weeks, like 50 percent kind of, then we up to our 75 percent and then we’ll go up to our 85 percent. So we’ll keep increasing our amount.” Strickland said that a lot of what the team does is based on exercise science and that they work a lot with exercise science groups on campus. One of the reasons that the team does so much specific training in the offseason is so that they can reach peak fitness late in the season. “Right now the levels that we expect are not what we expect on August 1. Even on their fitness testing, they are not achieving what they are going to be achieving in August,” Strickland said. “Today we’re looking at results

from this year as opposed to last year, looking at how did they grow in the spring and in that periodization how did they grow towards our goal, and then have a really high fitness base for August and then become game fit as we go through the months so that their peak fitness level is really in late October.” Late October is when the team starts to play more conference games and play more frequently. Playing in the Sun Belt Conference, games can be all over the country and staying healthy can be harder on the road. “I think learning your body is super important too,” Easley said. “Preparing us for the conference. We travel a lot so that by the time we go to conference (play) we know exactly what each person has to do in preparation for that game on Sunday. It’s just knowing your body and knowing what you need to do to prepare it.” Easley said that she likes to take a nap before a game, but other players on the team like to eat or go for a run before a game.


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pp State hosted its annual pro day on March 27, giving 11 seniors from the back-to-back Sun Belt Championship team a chance to showcase their abilities in front of pro scouts. App State is no stranger to NFL scouts or the recruiting process. There are nine former Appalachian State football players currently on active NFL rosters, including Daniel Kilgore, Kennan Gilchrist and Doug Middleton. Two former Mountaineers are currently active in the Canadian Football League, including Ed Gainey and star Mountaineer QB Armanti Edwards. Two NFL assistant coaches were also in attendance Tuesday. New York Giants assistant offensive line coach Ben Wilkerson and Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach Ray


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Brown were both present to observe the seniors. With 14 of the 32 NFL franchises being represented by scouts, including two teams from the CFL; the Mountaineers had ample opportunity to showcase their talents and add to their already impressive resumes. Eric Boggs, senior inside linebacker, A.J. Howard, senior defensive back, Beau Nunn, senior offsensive line, and several other players all participated in full and posted some impressive stats. Colby Gossett, senior offensive line, who had a strong performance of his own at the NFL Scouting Combine, only participated in position and skill work. “I’ve been coming to watch pro day since I was a freshman on the team,” Boggs said. “I had an idea of

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what to expect. I have a big family and a huge fan base supporting me so it made the whole process a little easier.” Gossett, who is praised for his NFL-ready frame and impressive strength, is currently projected to go as high as the fourth round in this year’s NFL Draft. During his NFL Scouting Combine performance, he posted 32 reps with 225 pounds in the bench press and ran a 5.20 40-yard dash, which were good for top five and top ten at his position. Fellow offensive lineman and four-year starter Nunn had quite the day of his own, showing off his impressive speed at the right tackle position. Nunn ran a jaw dropping 5.01 40-yard dash and posted 28 bench press reps. “I wanted to show them ev-

erything today,” Nunn said. “I wanted them to see how athletic I am, how quick I can move and what kind of player they can expect with me.” Howard set the tempo for the day, recording the fastest times in three different drills, including the 40-yard dash (4.50), 3-cone shuttle and the 60-yard shuttle. Howard’s speed, paired with his impressive 24 reps under the bench, made him one of the standout athletes of the day. Senior outside linebacker Devan Stringer improved his draft stock after posting some huge numbers. His 23 bench reps would have made him tied for fifth amongst all linebackers in the NFL Scouting Combine, and his 38-inch vertical would have ranked him sixth. “I’ve been undersized my whole life, it’s not really a

big deal to me,” Stringer said. “If anything, it adds to my game. I play with a chip on my shoulder, and I think that’s something that can help me at the next level.” Senior wide receiver T.J. Watkins had the longest broad jump of the day at 10-4, followed closely by senior outside linebacker Rashaad Townes who posted a 10-3. Townes also had 26 reps under the bench and a 35.5 inch vertical. Several of the App State seniors have met with team scouts one-on-one and are currently purusing the next level in their careers. They will continue to meet with teams and participate in workouts until the NFL draft, which is scheduled to begin on April 26 and will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

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Alex Mudler bringing the ball up the field against Wake Forest on Sept. 24, 2017. The Mountaineers fell 9-5 to the Demon Deacons.



oming into the season nationally ranked, big expectations were placed on the shoulders of the App State men’s lacrosse team. This pressure was exemplified when the schedule revealed their first three contests would be away against Tennessee, Wake Forest and Kennesaw State, arguably their three toughest opponents of the year. The Mountaineers started the season on the wrong foot, drop ping their first three games of the season. However, they w ere

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able to right the ship with a substantial 14-8 win against Davidson, showing why they were ranked in the first place. They look to continue this success today as they continue their season. “I was a starter at the attack position and had a number of goals and with my injury someone else just had to step up and take the opportunity to make the team better,” freshman attack Jonathon Winbush said. However, the team has had its share of setbacks, which may explain the slow start. Winbush had a sol-

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id first two games totaling five goals. At a practice during individual workouts, Winbush rolled his foot and heard a crack. He was evaluated, and it was determined he had fractured a bone in his foot, sidelining him at least six weeks. This was a big loss for the team, which affected everything from the starters, chemistry and play style. “It kind of puts a target on your back and puts a lot of emphasis on that first game to see if you can live up to the hype of it,” senior goalie Michael Fifield said. This does not alleviate

any pressure however, as the team is expected to win and win a lot. One player does not make or break a team, and this is no exception. The pressure has definitely showed up making some of the players such as Fifield feel as if there were a target on their back. “We came together and said this is not who we are. We are a better team than this,” Winbush said. “We come into more exercises and get together more than just scheduled practice times and stand as a brotherhood.” Getting off to a slow 0-3

start like they did can really put a damper on team morale, but they are not taking it lightly. The team has come together and dedicated more time to becoming better and winning games. “Once you hit rock bottom there’s really no where to go but up,” junior midfielder Jack Rich said. The men’s lacrosse team knows that more is expected of them, and they know they have no where to go but up. It should be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out and if the Mountaineers can save their season.


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Sophomore Richard Moore portraying Judge Turpin and Sophie Weiner portraying Johanna in the upcoming play Sweeney Todd. The opening night is this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for Performing Arts.



n April 13, 14 and 15, audiences in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts will experience the story of “Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” presented by the Theatre and Dance and Music departments. The cast of the show features students from both departments, with 20 students making up the ensemble and 11 students in the main cast. Joshua Hobbs, a junior music industry studies major, stars in the show as Sweeney Todd with Sidney Ginn, a senior music education major, as Mrs. Lovett and Richard Moore, a sophomore theatre performance major, as Judge Turbin. “I got involved with the production when I went to see ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’” Hobbs said. “I saw that they had done a lot of work. Shakespeare is hard to convey that you know what the lines mean, and the cast of that show clearly did, so I went to audition for Sweeney Todd.” Premiering on Broadway


in 1979, Sweeney Todd is the story of a barber turned serial killer in 19th century London, during the English Industrial Revolution. “At the time, London worked as a ‘beehive,’ where the rich were well off because of the poor,” Ginn said. “Currently, the one percent are taking advantage of the working class. The show is relevant because it shows how capitalism defines people.” Capitalism is just one of the many elements the show represents, as well as the social hierarchy at the time. But most of all, the show addresses power, revenge and corruption. “Sweeney Todd speaks about capitalism and the vicious cycle of the beehive where people take advantage of each other to move up the social ladder,” Moore said. “When Sweeney gets his power, you see him change from a vengeance-seeking man to a serial killer. No character leaves clean, everyone is corrupted.” Written by Stephen Sondheim, the music of the show is drastically different than

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what is found in other Broadway shows, which has presented a challenge to the cast. “Sondheim as a playwright always believes in making things difficult,” Moore said. “In normal shows you’d have a few harmonies, but in this show you’re doing aerobics with every note. The ensemble works hard the entire time. His writing style is a nightmare, but it’s beautiful in the end.” Sophie Weiner, a sophomore theatre performance major who plays Johanna, said the challenge of the music has helped her technique. “I’ve been in operas before, like ‘The Magic Flute’ and ‘Selkie,’” Weiner said. “The singing to dialogue ratio is drastic. There is way more singing than speaking. We spent three weeks working only on the music before actually working on the dialogue. We have to continue acting through the music because it helps guide the story line.” For other cast members, the challenge may not lie within the music, but the

characters themselves. Mackenzie Smith, a senior theatre performance major who plays the Beggar Woman, says that aspects of her character have challenged her. “My character is very old, and she’s weak because she’s sick. When getting into character, I have to think about living in a body with a brain that has been ravaged, and muscles that are deteriorating because I’m starving,” Smith said. “My character is weighed down by physical and mental illness, by age and by emotional turmoil at the loss of her family. I have to figure out a way as a 22year old with enough energy to power this whole school to condense it enough to keep an anxious, rat-like twitch.” Zoe Dean, a sophomore theatre arts major who plays 16-year old orphan Tobias Ragg, faces a different challenge than the other members of the cast, due to the difference in gender between her and the character. “It’s been kinda crazy for me, a woman, to play a male character with this back-

ground,” Dean said. “I can’t relate to how low-class he is. I come from a middle-class family, but I’ve never dealt with poverty. Some of my acting notes are to think about how poor Tobias is and how blessed I am to have all of the opportunities I do. Lowering myself to a different level has been a challenge for me, but it’s been working.” The production includes many dark and mature plot lines, such as murder and assault. Devon Bucey, a sophomore theatre performance major who plays Antony Hope, said the dark themes of the show even affect the “innocent” characters. “I play the ‘lover boy’ who is infatuated with Johanna,” Bucey said. “Antony is more of an innocent character, but every character has a dark side and lighter side that you can relate to. Antony is more innocent than dark, but he ends up saying he would kill for Johanna if it would save her.” With so many twists, turns and surprises, it is expected by cast members for audienc-


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Senior Sidney Ginn portraying Mrs. Lovett and sophomore Zoe Dean portraying Tobias Ragg in the upcoming play.

es to be appalled and even disturbed by the show. Some productions of Sweeney Todd do not include scenes and songs that push more boundaries. “For everyone who has never seen Sweeney Todd and has no idea what they’re getting into, it is safe to say that they will be stunned,” Roy Dale Cox, a junior polit-

ical science and theatre performance major who plays Adolfo Pirelli, said. “It will be disturbing in a different way. Think of the kids coming to the show; they’ll be disturbed but they’ll think it’s kinda cool. It’ll be different for everyone.” Even though the show will include many uncom-

fortable and disturbing scenes, cast members hope the audience will take away from the experience. “Good theater makes you uncomfortable, and I hope to make audiences uncomfortable,” Smith said. “Sweeney Todd is naturally uncomfortable because it’s disturbing to watch someone be assault-

Sweeny Todd, played by junior Joshua Hobbs, plots his revenge against Judge Turpin, played by sophomore Richard Moore. ed on stage. It’s disturbing to watch someone get their throat slit on stage. It’s uncomfortable to watch a man of great power hold that power over others. It’s uncomfortable to hear people compare themselves to God.” Bucey said it is the job of an actor, even if it makes an audience uncomfortable, to

do a character justice. “As an actor you have to remember that everything you do, you do for the audience,” Bucey said. “As long as you find true intent for what you’re doing for the character to display their wants and needs, whatever the audience takes from that is what you should strive for.”

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Raven Moffett, senior art and visual culture major, stands next to one of the pieces which hangs in the Looking Glass Gallery. This dreamweaver piece is a depiction of the Indian princess with two long braids.


aven Moffett, a senior art and visual culture major, calls herself overt and upfront and said the same can be said of her installation, “Decolonizing the Self,” the newest exhibition featured in the Looking Glass Gallery. Raven Moffett describes in her artist statement that her history is “split on opposite sides of Manifest Destiny” by being a white/Native woman. Therefore, Raven Moffett said she chose to confront the anxieties and insecurities that are associated with the acknowledgement of one’s identity by posing upon herself the question, “Am I Native enough?” The question which Raven Moffett said has plagued her since childhood is reverberated throughout her self-portraiture, videography and sculpture compositions.


Savannah Nguyen│ “They center around internal and external conflict regarding white-passing Nativeness,” Raven Moffett said. “I’m really interested in and concerned about the politics and the ethics of representation, particularly in the art realm. But then I realized that if you’re going to navigate a situation where you think you have the most authority to speak on something, you best do it about yourself.” She has been educated in photography, but said she is particularly interested in non-digital alternative processes. Raven Moffett said she was particularly influenced by Edward Curtis and others when creating her work, while keeping in mind historic portrayals of Native Americans by non-Native and indigenous peoples. Curtis was an American photographer and ethnologist

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who produced work about Native and indigenous peoples in the American West. “The tropes of the noble savage, the savage primitive and the Indian princesses come up in my work in different ways, like how I do my hair and in the way that I negotiate my body,” Raven Moffett said. Raven Moffett also features nudity in her work, which she said adds an element of tangible vulnerability that not only speaks to the nature of her topic but also encourages conversation. She said that she has been critiqued for her incorporation of nudity, being told that her work should be more inviting. “That’s just not how I operate,” Raven Moffett said. “I’ve always been overt and upfront through my work and also just with my verbal conversations.” One regret Raven Moffett said she had was her inability to feature more Native and

indigenous artists during her solo exhibition. “My biggest concern was stepping on the toes of other Native and indigenous artists. For me to have a solo show, I really wanted to do a collaborative show that was a partner to this,” Raven Moffett said. Raven Moffett talked about what she described as a saturation of art produced by “old white men.” “Especially operating at this university, which is not very diverse in many senses of the word, there can be class layered on top of that, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, it’s important work that needs to be done,” Raven Moffett said. Daphne Moffett, Raven Moffett’s mother, said that she saw her daughter rediscover herself through her strong support for Native identities and cultures. “Raven also feels very

strongly not only about protecting Native identities but also of their land, their systems of beliefs, and that all really fed into her process,” Daphne Moffett said. “So this was a very positive piece. Once people realize what has actually happened in history, it should really tug at people.” Kate Davis, a senior biology major, described her visit to the exhibition as an “out of body experience.” “The video captivated me the most probably because it seemed so absurd, but I don’t have a creative bone in my body. But nevertheless, it captivated me and the topic is something that definitely warrants discourse,” Davis said. Raven Moffett’s installation of “Decolonizing the Self’” will be on display at the Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union now through April 19.

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April 12, 2018

Police found 420 grams of marijuana, and 26 ounces of codeine and Xanax in the car. The substances were sent to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Laboratory for further investigation.


hree men were arrested during a traffic stop after Migos’ performance at the Holmes Convocation Center on Thursday night, according to Boone Police Department. Jharon Ahmad Murphy, of Snellville, Georgia; Daryl Irvon McPherson, of

Cleveland, Ohio; and Kevin Spigner, of Smyrna, Georgia, were arrested. Officers at the concert smelled marijuana as the band’s vehicle left the Holmes Convocation Center, according to a press release from Boone Police. Officers did a traffic stop on N.C. Highway 105 and

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searched the vehicle. The officers found 420 grams of marijuana, 26 ounces of codeine and Xanax. Murphy was charged with felonious possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and a misdemeanor possession of a Schedule 5 controlled substance. He is being held on a $5,000 secured bond

pending a court appearance on May 29. McPherson was charged with a misdemeanor possession of a Schedule 6 substance and misdemeanor possession of a Schedule 5 controlled substance. He was a issued a citation and has a June 1 court appearance. Spigner was charged with

a misdemeanor possession of a Schedule 5 controlled substance. He was issued a citation and has a May 29 court appearance. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible depending on results from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Laboratory.

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VISITING WRITERS SERIES The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents: Thursday, April 19 creative nonfiction author Dennis Covington. Craft talk 2-3:15 p.m. and reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 poet Linda Hogan for the Juanita Tobin Annual Memorial Reading. Craft talk 3:30-4:45 p.m. and reading 7:30 p.m. All events will be held in Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union.


with shifts. You’ll receive a free lunch or dinner with each shift and a free DTiA t-shirt at your first shift. Looking forward to saving the world with you!

15 MINDFUL MINUTES Students are welcome to join Still Point’s “15 Mindful Minutes” each Thursday at 3 p.m. in 155 Tater Hill Room, PSU. Skilled meditation leaders within the Appalachian Community will engage you -- literally for 15 minutes -- in mindful practices such as breath work, mind-body integration, guided visualizations, walking meditation and silence. Look for us on AppSync.

EMERGING LEADERS APPLICATIONS EL coordinators play a vital role in creating a welcoming and inclusive community during EL sessions. Participants feel comfortable and confident in developing their individual leadership skills in a group setting because of the environment EL Coordinators create. Student coordinators serve as mentors and role models for participants and facilitate weekly sessions on a variety of leadership topics. Time responsibilities include 2 hours per week for the EL session, 1 hour per week for planning the session, and one weekend in September to facilitate a retreat. Apply at https://orgsync. com/91811/forms/314071. Deadline Sunday, April 15th.

tionality, and disability advocacy. This event is open to people regardless of ability level! Hosted by the Accessibility Council and sponsored by Multicultural Student Development and the Office for Disability Services. The workshop will take place April 30 6-7 p.m. in Bass Lake Room, Plemmons Student Union.

GET LIT GLOW-IN-THE-DARK FUN RUN Join UREC and IM Sports for a Glo-inthe-Dark Fun Run on April 26th. Registration is now open on If you sign up before April 13th, you are guaranteed a FREE glow in the dark tee shirt. The entry fee is three canned food items (please check expiration dates) that will be donated to the East Hall Food Pantry that benefits students here at Appalachian State. Registration will close on April 24th.

Every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:307 p.m. the Collegiate Recovery Community meets at Wellness and Prevention Services, located on the 1st floor of the Student Support Services Building (beside the post office). Collegiate Recovery Community offers support to students who are in recovery from any kind of addiction and/or mental illness including but not limited to, substance use, eating disorders, sex addiction, or depression.

Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT)’s annual Don’t Throw it Away (DTiA) event is fast approaching. DTiA is a multi-day initiative in which hundreds of volunteers collect gently used items from residence halls and bring them to Legends to be stored over the summer and sold at the Big Sale. Funds raised at the Big Sale are given to local non profit organizations in the form of energy efficiency grants. This is one of ACT’s largest events and is an exemplary program that demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability and community. I hope you’ll consider volunteering with us during finals week to collect and sort items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. You can register for DTiA shifts at act. There are shifts available from 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm from Saturday May 5-Monday May 14. We especially will need faculty/staff volunteers during the end of the week when students are leaving campus (and donating items) and are less available to help





Canned Food Drive

Global Opportunities Conference

Equity in Action Conference


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SAGA Professional Drag Show

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8-11 p.m. Legends

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REI Spring Forum

NPHC Stroll Off

5 p.m. Solarium, PSU

7-10 p.m. Legends

The Peel Literature and Arts Review will host a cyanotype demonstration and workshop, let by alumna Shauna Caldwell. This workshop will be held Tuesday, April 17 6-8 p.m. in Room 3200 of Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Limited space is available so please email The Peel PR Director Erin Turner at turnere1@ for details and RSVP. For more information visit and follow us on social media



GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE Friday, April 13, Plemmons Student Union. 9:30 a.m. Morning Session + Keynote Address; Grandfather Mountain Ballroom. 11:30 a.m. Luncheon + Panel; Parkway Ballroom. The 10th annual Global Opportunities Conference, Alumni Spotlight: See the work through a global lens, will feature Walker College of Business alumni whose international experiences have shaped their career paths. Speakers will share their perspectives on the importance of a global mindset in doing business for good. Register online or learn more at

DISABILITY 101 is an introduction to disability as a social identity and an aspect of diversity. Come out to learn more about what does it mean to be a disabled person and how disabled people are a marginalized group! We will also cover aspects of ableism, intersec-

Collegiate Recovery Community 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wellness and Prevention Services





Asian Festival

Circle K Recruitment Meeting

De-Stress Fest

15 Mindful Minutes

6-9 p.m. Parkway Ballroom, PSU

5:30 p.m. MacRae Peak Room, PSU

noon-3 p.m. Linville Falls Room, PSU

3 p.m. Tater Hill Room, PSU

Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving after a Suicide Attempt

The Peel: Cyanotype Workshop

Leadership 101

Collegiate Recovery Community

6-8 p.m. Room 3200, TCVA

5-6 p.m. Tater Hill Room, PSU

5:30-7:30 p.m. Wellness and Prevention Services

5th Annual Suicide Remembrance

Collegiate Recovery Community

6:30-8 p.m. Solarium, PSU

5:30-7:30 p.m. Wellness and Prevention Services

Visiting Writers Series Author Dennis Convington

6:30-8 p.m. Boone United Methodist Church

Trash Fashion Workshop 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Local

Mental Health Monologues 8-10 p.m. Whitewater Lounge, PSU

Craft Talk: 2-3:15 p.m. Reading: 7:30 p.m. Table Rock Room, PSU




LIVE TRIVIA Hosted by Professor Grimes

specials: BOGO Pizza $3 Pints $4 Fireball $12 Pitchers



Hosted by DJ Kles

1-2-3 Night: $1 Draft $2 Yuengling Draft

$3 Well Drinks

Prizes: Gift certificates, door prizes beer swag, clocks, skateboards

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April 12, 2018  
April 12, 2018