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The fire rises

Vol. 88, No. 22

Linville Gorge remains ablaze after a week of attempts to control it by Gerrit Van Genderen News Reporter

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he Table Rock wildfire has covered 2,275 acres with 40 percent of the fire under containment as of Monday, according to a forest service alert issued by Fire Information Officer of the National Forest Service, Deborah Walker. Linville Gorge, the location of the wildfire, received approximately half of an inch of rain Sunday, which provided much needed aid to the area that has seen dry conditions for the past few months,

according to a press release from the National Forest Service. Despite the rain, wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour Monday and the warm, drying period throughout this week are expected to quickly dry out those conditions and present a test on the new containment lines, according to the press release. Monday’s focus was to construct containment lines and remove safety hazards, such as snags, that could compromise firefighter safety. Crews along the north end will

patrol the existing containment lines and clear any “hot spots” they find, according to the press release. The suppression efforts include 193 fire personnel, including a 20-person hand crew from the Oklahoma Bureau of Indian Affairs that joined the fight Monday. Crews will remain staged to the north at the Outward Bound camp to provide structure protection, according to the press release. A North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Tap dance legend visits Boone by Sam Lineberger Intern A&E Reporter

Who said tap dancing is dead? Savion Glover brought his unique and critically acclaimed tap dancing style to Appalachian State University’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on Friday night. The world-renowned dancer has played a large part in keeping tap dancing relevant in contemporary times. Glover combines a number of different styles and soundtracks with his technical proficiency to “wow” crowds at venues including Broadway, The Apollo Theater and The White House.

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Athlete graduation rates drop by Gerrit Van Genderen News Reporter

(Above) Photo courtesy of Lynn Willis | lynnwillis.com (Right) Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service

Deans release prioritization recommendations by Chelsey Fisher Senior News Reporter

The Office of Academic Affairs at Appalachian State University released deans’ rankings of programs Nov. 11 as part of the program prioritization process. The Office of Academic Affairs will take the list and use it to make recommendations to the chancellor, said Lori Gonzalez, executive vice chancellor of academic affairs. The deans ranked each program based on what they considered “most core” and “least core,” according to the list released on irap.appsate.edu. The programs that ranked highest among deans were English, elementary education and exercise science. English received seven votes from deans for being “most core,” while elementary education and exercise science received six votes. The programs that ranked the lowest were Appalachian studies, women’s studies and health education for secondary education. They each received seven votes for being “least core.” Each college was given a list of guidelines for program review in October 2012, but each college was able to rank programs based on their own rubric. The College of Arts and Sciences, for example, had a list of both quantitative and qualita-

DEANS’ PRIORITIZATION OF MAJORS The deans of Appalachian State University's academic colleges ranked each of the university's major programs. The deans voted for each major to be ranked in either the top fourth or the bottom fourth of a cumulative list. TOP FOURTH VOTES

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tive factors to rank programs at Appalachian, said Neva Specht, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “There was a pretty substantial rubric developed with the department chairs and some faculty that looked at various metrics,” Specht said. Specht said she thought the process was stressful. “It was as open as it could be,” Specht said. “I think we got a lot of data from our fac-

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ulty. This process has been very stressful because it’s not just a program, it’s students and faculty. It’s not just a name on a page.” The College of Fine and Applied Arts is currently working on program prioritization and strategic plan discussions at the same time. The strategic plan discussions are looking at changing the organization of the college, said Glenda Treadaway, dean of the College of

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SEE NEW PLAY REVIEWS ON PAGE 3

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ON THE WEB Junior Katie Mallow finds herself in a new leadership role as one of the few upperclassmen on the women's basketball team.

The annual New Play Festival took over I.G. Greer this weekend with a showcase of student-written stage works.

Fine and Applied Arts. “This, while separate from program prioritization, will greatly impact suggestions that I make to Academic Affairs concerning the future of the programs in the college,” Treadaway said. The final report, which will be used to determine which programs may be cut or consolidated, will be completed by the chancellor Dec. 2, according to irap.appstate.edu.

Appalachian State University’s average athlete graduation success rate is below the national average of 82 percent, according to the director of the Learning Assistance Program, Jean Roberts. Appalachian’s studentathlete graduation success rate for 2013 is 80 percent, 2 percent below the national average. It is the first time in the last five years that Appalachian has been below the national average. The student-athlete GSR in 2009 and 2010 was 88 percent, and 86 and 82 percent in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The average athlete GSR of the UNC system’s 11 Division 1 schools is 76 percent, which is below the national average, as well. Only North Carolina State University, UNC Charlotte, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Wilmington were at or above the 82 percent average. Roberts said that while many factors can be attributed to why Appalachian is below the national average, it is important to realize that it is a year-to-year measure and only 2 percentage points below the average. “That percentage may account for one or two student-athletes,” Roberts said. “It could be that a few student-athletes left before graduating to play professionally and had exhausted their eligibility. This number only indicates that they

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Tuesday, November 14, 2013

Winkler to build on King Street by Laney Ruckstuhl Intern News Reporter

Winkler Construction is currently working on architectural plans for the land on West King Street beside Hob Knob Farm Cafe to construct a multiuse building that will include retail and living spaces. The vacant building directly beside Hob Knob will be demolished for the project. Wesley Berry, the marketing and advertising director for Winkler, said the plan is to use the building, which they are calling “The 494 Lofts,” for student housing. According to the Boone 2030 Land Use Plan, which the town council adopted in October 2009, the spot is “ripe” for rede-

velopment. Winkler purchased the land from its previous developer in November. The company will be working to improve efficient qualities of the previous plans. Jason Gaston of Valero Engineering is the head engineer for the project. Gaston said that the changes being made to previous plans for the land will reduce the overall energy footprint of the building by reducing the planned size of the building as well as planning additional bedrooms from the original plans. Gaston said that implementing a multifamily unit breakdown will make this possible. “It is more energy efficient since it is smaller and you have less area to heat/cool and light,” Gas-

ton said. The first floor of the building will be used for retail and office space, according to Winkler’s plans, while the second and third will be used for housing. Gaston said that the housing in the building will include eight twobedroom units and 12 efficiencies, which are very similar to hotel rooms where all your living space, with the exception of the bathroom, is shared. There will be 30 bedrooms total. Gaston said they hope to start its construction in March 2014. Winkler plans to have the building rectified and leased by August 2014 in order to prepare for the upcoming fall semester.

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24/5 Referendum

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A referendum is being held Monday through Friday to gauge opinion regarding a $10-student fee charge in order to fund 24-hour, five-day a week library operation.

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FROM PAGE 1 team assessed the complexity of the fire over the weekend, which resulted in changing the complexity of the fire to a Type 2 from a Type 3 incident. The wildfire can be assessed as a Type 1 through Type 4 situation, Type 1 being the most complex and Type 4 being the least complex, Walker said. The wildfire has been a Type 3 complexity for the first week. Concerns regarding the steep terrain, lack of access, an increase in firefighters and predicted weather patterns for this week were factors in the complexity assessment. The wildfire started one week ago at the Table Rock picnic area of the Grandfather Ranger District in the Pisgah National Forest. Several roads and trails remain closed in the area. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire investigators want to speak with the group who were camping at the Table Rock picnic area Nov. 11 and are asking the public to contact the Grandfather Ranger District with any information.

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FROM PAGE 1 didn’t graduate in that time period. It doesn’t account for the fact that they may have returned at a later date to complete their degree, which happens very frequently at Appalachian.” When a student-athlete leaves school early to play at the professional level, they are no longer eligible to return to play college sports, exhausting their eligibility. Roberts said that many football and baseball players have been drafted after their eligibility is up and before they have completed graduation requirements and returned during off-seasons or after their playing career is over to complete their degree. The most recent GSR report submitted was for students entering college in 2004, Roberts said. “Graduation success rates really are not the best measure for academic success of student-athletes anymore,” said Mike Flynn, University Program Specialist in the Athletics Department. “The Academic Progress Rate numbers have become such a big deal in determining how student-athletes are doing in the classroom.” The APR is a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete, each term. Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one retention point for staying in school and one eligibility point for being academically eligible. A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s APR score, according to ncaa.org. Appalachian’s APR for the 20112012 school year, the most recent year available, was 976. That is two points above the most recent fouryear Division 1 APR of 974, according to numbers found on ncaa.org. Appalachian offers support to student-athletes through Academic Services for Student-Athletes, which is housed within the Learning Assistance Program. These services include orientation, academic advising, career and personal counseling, free tutoring, NCAA eligibility information, priority registration, athletic study hall and progress reports, according to lap.appstate.edu.


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On Stage SAVION GLOVER FROM PAGE 1

Glover has also had a part in films such as Tap (1989) with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. and the animated movie Happy Feet (2006). “[Savion Glover is a] dance icon,” said Megan Stage, marketing and public relations manager for the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs. “[He] is an artist who tests boundaries and challenges the way traditional tap dance is viewed by the public.” Glover’s STePz show features himself, Marshall Davis Jr. and the all-woman tap group, 3CW, comprised of Robyn Watson, Ayodele and Sarah Savelli. The opening number, Miles Mode, displayed his

technical skill and allowed major and dancer Christine each member to show off in a Counts. “He uses his body series of rapidto help crefire solo dances ate music. set to classic He is one of He doesn’t just jazz. the greatest tap to the dominant Though tap tap dancers beat, but finds deeper dance is often ever.” rhythms within the associated with For those music. styles like jazz who atGeology major and dancer and ragtime, tended, ApChristine Counts STePz made palachian’s use of music Curricular as varied as ConnecFlamenco and Jeff Walker’s tions Program offers further “Mr. Bojangles.” One of the information on some of Savhighlights of the show had ion Glover’s other achieveGlover and Davis dueling on ments. The program acts to stairs from opposite sides of help members of the Appathe stage, set to the theme lachian community further from “Mission Impossible.” their understanding of the It’s not all about following performances they enjoy, the soundtrack, though. Christy Chenausky, commu“He doesn’t just tap to the nity arts education director, dominant beat, but finds said. deeper rhythms within the “This is a show that cannot music,” said senior geology be matched,” Stage said.

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Review

Boone’s adaptation of ‘Die Fledermaus’ is lighthearted, accessible Opera, as it’s often publicly conceived, is supposed to be epic, bombastic and tragic. One of the first images that comes to mind is of the Wagnerian Viking soprano who shatters a glass with her piercing high notes. Operettas, or “light operas,” are a nice lighthearted antidote to the perceived stuffy self-seriousness of opera. Johann Strauss II, perhaps best known for his instrumental dances such as the “Blue Danube Waltz,” produced many classic operettas, “Die Fledermaus” chief among them. German for “The Bat,” “Die Fledermaus” is a comedic farce that has more in common with “Some Like It Hot” or “The Importance of Being Earnest” than the weighty mythos of some Teutonic operas. With a heavy emphasis on drunken debauchery, extravagant parties and mistaken identities, “Die Fledermaus” is ideal for the college set.

Whether as an introduction to the opera or a rollicking good time at the theater, Appalachian Opera Theatre’s production of “Die Fledermaus” on Thursday and Friday was great, accessible fun. By performing an English translation and dropping numerous references to Boone college life in the dialogue, the cast of “Die Fledermaus” brought Strauss’ exaggerated vision to life. The show’s premise, at least in Appalachian’s interpretation, involved an elaborate revenge plot on the selfish central figure of Eisenstein, who once left his friend Dr. Falke drunk in a bat costume by the Yosef statue, only to awaken to the laughs and jeers of the community in the morning. The transposition of the story to Boone was a silly conceit that nonetheless left the playfulness of the operetta intact. Backed by a sprightly, nimble

version of the score on two pianos, meticulously arranged by accompanist Aaron Ames, the cast belted out drinking tunes and technically challenging patter songs. This reviewer was only able to catch the Thursday performance, but there was nary a weak link in the cast. Senior voice performance majors AJ McCurry and Elizabeth Chapa shone as Eisenstein and his wife Rosalinda, managing to be charming and despicable while singing challenging runs and delicate melodies. Graduate student Jacob Cook commanded the stage as Dr. Falke, portraying the character as equal parts whimsical and sinister in a pitch-perfect bat costume. Sophomore voice performance major Nicole Barone stole the show as Eisenstein’s maid Adele, ostensibly the operetta’s protagonist. Beginning as a meek, sympathetic stand-

in for the audience, Barone gradually took charge in the extended party sequence as a fiercely independent character and strong singer. Despite the performance’s magnetic leads, “Die Fledermaus” was perhaps most carried by smaller moments, notably music faculty member James Stokes’ virtuoso trumpet solo placed inexplicably in the middle of the show. Other bit roles, such as Alfred and Frank, as well as the committed ensemble that would take over the leads in Friday’s performance, rounded out the show’s light, witty atmosphere. Overall, “Die Fledermaus” was certainly a highly entertaining romp akin to classic musical theater with an accessible slant to the local audience and with all the intricacy of Strauss’ beautiful music intact. – Colin Moore, Senior A&E Reporter

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‘Je Tammy’ is cute, surprising

‘A Game For Pete’ shines

Of the three plays at this year’s New Play Festival from Thursday through Saturday, Tyler Quick’s comedy “Je Tammy” had the most straightforward premise. A French mime named Pierre, played by sophomore Nick Newman, was to marry Tammy, his southern belle of a girlfriend played by freshman Madi Viterito. Their marriage was complicated by Tammy’s alcoholic family, especially her oppressive mother. But, Pierre came with his own baggage. At first, it seemed his career as a mime was the play’s primary conflict. Tammy referred to him consistently as a “clown,” and this theme of cultural disconnect started out as the play’s comedic thrust. The true antagonist, however, was Pierre’s psychotic ex-girlfriend Felicia, gleefully played by junior Natalie Carpenter. Initially introduced as a minor complication to the plot, Felicia’s machinations eventually became the focus of the story. The characters in “Je Tammy” all fit established tropes and character archetypes, which at first came across as a major weakness. Pierre and his flamboyant mime associate Alfonse, played by freshman Ian Lawrence, spoke in ludicrously exaggerated French accents. Tammy and her also flamboyant brother Xander, played by sophomore Jerry Yelton, chugged fake alcohol and complained about their mother for almost the entire play. Even Felicia, the biggest monkey wrench in the play’s straightforward comedic shenanigans, seemed to be there only for crude sex jokes. That said, the play’s perva-

A one-man show with 15 actors, a modern interpretation of the parable of the Prodigal Son and the frenzied relationship between a Texan and a Frenchman are plays you might find at college. In a mixed night of tragedy, drama and humor, the New Play Festival, presented last weekend, showcased studentwritten, -directed, -produced and -performed works. The festival is presented annually by Playcrafters, a student theater organization open to all majors, which produces student-run theater events throughout the school year. Morgan “Smurfy” Stewart, who graduated from Appalachian State University in 2012, wrote and submitted his play “A Game For Pete” specifically for the festival after writing plays in high school and being involved in the festival since 2007. Stewart sees the collaborative aspect of the festival as a learning experience for those of all levels of involvement, in a different way than the theater department offers.   “In many cases you’ve known your director and writer for a great deal of time, so you have to learn to see them as authority figures, or develop a working respect for their unique processes,” Stewart said. “The challenges are unique, as you can imagine getting a large group of 20 year olds in the same room over and over can present some extraordinary challenges.” True to this comment, he describes “A Game For Pete” as essentially a one-man-play with 15 actors. The storyline follows main character Pete, played by freshman Cody Watkins, and his three subconscious self-

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Freshman theatre arts major Will Vogler (left) and senior theatre arts major Carmen Lawrence (right) rehearse their lines for the play “A Game for Pete,” which was featured in the New Play Festival. The festival featured original plays written by students.

sive stereotypes didn’t detract from a number of well-executed slapstick gags, committed performances from its actors and a dark, twisted ending that put a screeching halt to the plot’s comedic formula. One of the best gags was when Tammy’s mother, extravagantly played by senior Katie Hickling, mistook Pierre’s makeup bag for her own. In a drunken stupor, she smeared mime makeup across her face and stumbled to the wedding, much to her children’s amusement. Viterito and Yelton played off each other extremely well in these scenes. They tackled their characters’ combination of realism and over-the-top farce with poise and gently played humor. Viterito especially stole the show, and carried some of the more ludicrous moments, such as the pitch-black final scene. Felicia had grown more and more unhinged by the end, buying her own wedding dress for

Pierre’s wedding and killing his cat Pepe to drive Tammy and Pierre apart. In the show’s final moments, Felicia emerged from her hiding place in Pierre’s kitchen to confront Tammy with a knife. After an impassioned fight, Felicia forced Tammy to the ground and literally stabbed her in the back, ending the play. It was an abrupt, jarring ending to an otherwise low-stakes screwball comedy, but it nonetheless left a grin on much of the audience’s faces. Seeing the plot’s conventional progression completely derailed was genuinely fun, especially considering Viterito and Carpenter’s commitment to the explosively silly climax. Overall, “Je Tammy” was a lot like its title, a cute, naïve joke that was charming and surprising nonetheless. – Colin Moore, Senior A&E Reporter

representations, played by Will Vogler, Darius Gregory and Glenn Driskill, as he finds himself in purgatory after suffering a heart attack in a hypnotist’s office. In a deal with the reaper, played by Carmen Lawrence, Pete explores and relives significant life moments in attempts to save his own soul. The play paints the imperfect picture of Pete’s past, exploring very specific moments that make sense to be flying through the mind of someone afraid of dying miserably – Pete is bombarded with memories of childhood baseball, imagining his parents naked, and long conversations with his personified cat. These subjects are treated with both the seriousness they would deserve and the fitting tongue-in-cheek criticism of the bitter and witty 20-something through whom they are told. A frantic chorus of 15 Petes bounces ironically from introspective monologue to singing LCD Soundsystem. The performance was well executed by all members of the cast, who collectively worked to bring a sort of realism and comic relief during increasingly abstract situations. Some scenes could have benefited from less explanation, but each too-long interaction was appropriately followed by spurts of action. Once the action picked up, the cast responded with excellent timing and characterization. Overall, the writing and directing of this production worked very well together, especially given the use of the small space in which the festival took place. – Lovey Cooper, Senior A&E Reporter


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On Sept. 18, 2007, he stepped in and Colleges Program, a APPS Cultural identical; presentations will be shown April 23 at 7 p.m. in the I.G. GreerAwareness Auditorium. Lockwood of an audience of 400 people Carnegie Mellon Uniprogram thatwill recognizes and Student Engagement front • 1-1:20 p.m.: Senegahaveat been scheduled at The screening be free and open to the public. versity to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving students for academic Council, the Lanaki- lese Music in a Therapeuvarious times over Your sev“Gasland”, an award winning documentary investigation into Childhood Dreams.” His lecture has become a phenomenon and leadership excel- las share their culture tic Context, by Alexa K. eral months to facilitate the truth about environmental impacts of hydraulic fractur- and the inspiration for this event. lence. Students are selectthrough music, dance, Dorris student schedules and ing, called “fracking,” for natural gas. Filmmaker Josh Fox onnumber May 1of ed for thisonhonor based after on being costumes, • 1:25-1:45 p.m.: Film Study Festival maximize the embarks this journey asked tostories, lease hisaudiland Homegrown scholarship abilities; parence participation, histoAbroad at Appalachian students reached. for drilling. Gasland was an OSCAR nominee in 2011 for The Homegrown Film Festival: A Celebration of Sustainability ticipation and leadership language and learning. State University, by be Panmorep.m., information, Best Documentary. This film isry, hosted by the Sustainable in the High Country will held MayFor 1, 7-8:30 in Parkway in academic program. and extra- Tickets are $5 in advance kaj Desai Room 420 Plemmonscontact ruschkp@apDevelopment Ballroom, Student Union. The event is curricular citistudents, and to $7raise for free • 3:05-3:25 GLS Refreshments pstate.edu will orbe828-262and open top.m.: the public. provided. The spring activities; Sustainability Film for Series is designed Sustainability endeavors are growing strong in the High Counzenship and service to the guests at the door, and 2000 Contemporary 8284. awareness of current environmental issues and help provide try, where you share rich history ofLearn workingabout together to ensure community and arebyavailable at the info Issues, by aJeanne issues resolutions. Each film Appalawill be followed a panel discussion with Global that your mountain region will forever beboth a wonderful chian State community University; center in the union. lated to on andplace offlocal activists, leaders, academics and students Dubino home. The Homegrown Festival celebrates some and potential futureand discuss ways of personally to •call 3:30-3:50 p.m.: Sifun- Film campus housing, includwho will answer for questions of these efforts through a series ing of eight mini-documentaries, achievement. da Umcolo: South African timelines, procedures getting involved on local, nationalAppalachian and international Global levels. each spotlighting people and including: Currently enrolled un- Film Symposium and local Folkloric for organizations, obtaining housing, The fourth annual Sustainability Series continues January Freedom 350 Boone (climate change); Appalachian Mountain Brewery dergraduate students The second day of The the Songs, by Suzi Mills cost, location, utilities, 29 with films focusing on issues relating to sustainability. (small business sustainability); ASU Office of Sustainability who have earned at least event will be heldPopular 9:30 (campus sustainability); Biophilicleases, roommate choicDepartment of Geology, Belk Library, Appalachian Art Installation (sustainability 75 semester Society hours (APPS), prior and a.m.-3:50 p.m. Nov. 19 art); Roundtable discuses, etc. All programs are Programming the Office of SustainabilBlue Ridge Conservancy (land protection); Blue Ridge to fall semester Peak, Plem- sion series one-hour and will be held ity sponsor the series.2013; ‘Thank in you’Calloway to the series’ generous Women in Agriculture (sustainable agriculture); Grandfather sponsors. have a cumulative grade mons Student Union. Economics in Brazil in (sustainable Plemmons Student Mountain Stewardship Foundation tourism); and point average of at Run least 5k’ • 9:30-9:50 Dr.Committee Martin Meznar, National for the NewUnion. River (water protection). 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Foractivities, more in-a happy • 11:25-11:45 a.m.: The vide Thanksgivalso be warm-up hair station, an art table, ments.information Parking will beabout available atAnnual the Burnley-Clawson Lot. formation, emailandrggsbChina-App State Library visits from Yosef the Appalachian cheerleading team how to reapply for on- ing meal Tom Moore, of Boone, was diagnosed with Huntington’s dismg@appstate.edu callFare, Connection, by Megan The annual Appaand food provided byorEarth Chili’s and Panera Bread. campus housing and ease (HD) 10 years ago. Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary, For more information on this event or volunteering for Girls on about finding off-campus lachian Food Services 828-262-2060. Johnson degenerative brain disorder for which currently there is no the Run, please visit www.gotr.appstate.edu or contactp.m.: Mary rental • 11:50 a.m.-12:10 housing. 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ing local roasted breast of manities Council is hostturkey, house-made stuff- ing a screening of Margaing with local cornmeal, rethe Von Trotta’s 2012 cranberry relish and film “Hannah Arendt,” 7 other favorites. Nov. with 21, room NAPSAfall to provide the Cost: campus p.m. community a new 114, web $5.25. Belk Library. facilibased resiliency program called CU Thrive. All Acurrently Locations and hours: tated discussion be enrolled ASU students are eligible to take part in this will exciting • Homestyle Classics held following the screenopportunity! By utilizing theinCU Thrive program, students will Rivers Street ing. Free and open to the have access to Café, a large10:30 database of helpful information. CU Thrive offers a.m.-2 p.m. articles, videos, courses, public.and other information that help students • will Park Place Cafeadjust in to campus life, stay healthy, enhance study build relationships. this isand just Trivette Hall,skills, 11 and a.m.Ethics in And Sports a quick sampling of the types of topics covered by CU Thrive! 2:30 p.m. Athletics • Traditions in Sanford 8:30 using a.m.-1 Nov. You can set up your own account today yourp.m. App State username and10:30 password. Simply22 visit Commons, a.m.inwww.appstate.cuthrive. Parkway Ballroom, com/ for more information. The Plemmons first 80 students whoStudent sign up 2:30 p.m. for an account will automaticallyUnion. win a freeASU t-shirt!professors, Any questions or comments may be directed to Mary Cantrell email LUNAFEST coaches and localvia experts at The mc74237@appstate.edu. film festival, will discuss ethical issues dedicated promoting sports and event Day manAct Out to hosting 2ndinannual Farm awareness about womagement, sports and athIn celebration of Earth Week, ACT OUT is hosting its second en’s issues, highlighting letics at ASU and in North annual Farm Day April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help local women filmmakers and Carolina, and the ethics sustainable farms, such as Moretz’s Mountain Orchard, Horse bringing women together of performance Helpers, Spring House, and Foggy Likely Farm. enhanceFor more in their communities, will ment. information and to register for the event, please visit the ACT OutreachatCenter in Plemmons Student Union.isTransportascreen the Greenbriar The event free and tion to and from farms will beopen provided. Lunch will alsobut be Theater in the Plemmons to the public, provided atUnion each farm. Student on Nov. space is limited. Register 21, and Nov. 22 at the online at business.appOperation Medicine Cabinet planned Harvest House Perfor- state.edu/ethicsconferOperation Medicine Cabinet will take place April 19, from 11 mance ence. a.m. to Center. 2 p.m. This is a time for a spring cleaning on your A Q&Acabinet. will follow the Medicine Cabinet gives you an medicine Operation screening on safe Nov. 21, of disposal Flu vaccination clinenvironmentally method of outdated, unused and a Women’s Info and ics and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription drugs, syBusiness be held flu vaccination ringes andFair otherwill medical supplies.Daily Any prescription or over at p.m. prior toaccepted, the clinics are available for the5:30 counter drugs will be no questions asked. Clean out your22 medicine cabinet of and Nov. screening. Anoutdated/unused students inprescription Health Serover-the-counter Bring to Plemmons auction of themeds. winning vices. Shots Student are $11Union and Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near info pieces of artwork from appointments desk. are If you not miss this collection, participate the WataugaStudents County collecBra-Va! Will be held dur- innecessary. may tion on Mayintermission 4 from 10 a.m. of to 2 p.m. at the ing the walk infollowing duringlocations: clinic Food Lion - Hwy 321 near WalMart; Food Lion - Hwy 421/ the Nov. 22 event. hours or attend the afterOld Hwy 421; Food Lion - Blowing Rock; Foscoe Fire Dept Tickets at lu- are hours in the cam(Hwy 105). available These collections heldclinics in coordination with nafest.org, or Sanitation at Earth-Department’s pus dining halls. HazardHours Watauga County Household Fare. For Collection more informaare 8-11:30 a.m. and ous Waste Day, Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to tion, email horinems@ 12:45-3:30 p.m. Mon2 p.m at the Watauga County Landfill. Items include: paint, appstate.edu or call 828-batteries, day-Friday, 9-11:30 household batteries, niCad lead acidand batteries (car 262-7557. a.m. and 12:45-3:30 batteries), antifreeze, ethylene gasoline, lighter fluid, solidp.m. and liquid pesticides, oxidizers, usedWednesdays. oils, household cleaners AppCardand is fluorescent lights. Film screening required. For more inforIn celebration of World hosts mation, go toLecture” HealthSerUniversity Housing ‘Last Philosophy Day, the Hu- vices.appstate.edu.

University Housing is pleased to present the “Last Lecture.” This banquet-style event will be held April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Plemmons Student Union. It will be catered by Casa Rustica Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT) at Appalachian One out of every 10,000 Americans has HD. After the onset of and an RSVP is required to attend. The Last Lecture is an State University will sponsor an International ASE May Break the disease someone usually only lives for 10-20 more years. opportunity for selected faculty to tell the world what they’ve event May 13-28, in Thailand and Ghana. Sign up now in The younger you are when onset occurs, the faster the disease had on their mind and what they would say if this were their the new ACT Outreach Center located in Plemmons Student progresses. The Huntington’s disease Society of America is a “Last Lecture.” The campus community is invited to attend at Union. A $500 deposit and your ID is required. non-profit agency dedicated to finding a cure. They are here no cost, but reservations are required and will be approved as support, guidance and a resources to families, friends and on a first-come/first-served basis. With our limited seating, making your reservation today. To RSVP for Given Football: Roundtable The Hunger those with HD. All of the the proceeds from this Roundtable event will go to please consider this event, please visit http://housing.appstate.edu/lastlecture. The Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) Films the society for research. Series Benefit of the Discussion Series: Gamesa confirmation canned food ASU vs Western You will receive email and mailed tickets to your Council is pleased to announce its remaining scheduleDiscussion for the For more information or Dissecting to register for the event, go to campusdrive, address5prior to Duck the event. Carolina, 3:30 Spring 2013 semester. Our Popular Film Series at I.G.- Greer Doubt: Economics in BraYour Black Experip.m., SuperCinema will feature some of the most acclaimed movies 5k.appstate.edu. zil, 4:30 p.m., New Privilege and Op- ence with Prof. Ray- Pond Field, Stadium p.m. kick-off, Kidd of the awards season, as well as a blockbuster or two, and pression Seminar, 6 mond Christian, Brewer Stadium, River Room, PSU Drive Popular Programming The Appalachian Society, APPS, will a few gems that are not as well known. The CinemaVintage film and graphic novel, “Persepolis,” will be host its annual Spring Fling on Friday from noon to 4 p.m. on series in the Greenbriar theater will start out creepy, reflect A discussion of the p.m., room 114, Belk tickets required 4:30 p.m., Linville some dystopian tendencies, then veer off toward the tales of held April 30 at 6 p.m. in Room 114, Belk Library. Admission Duck Poind Field. There will be inflatables, henna tattoos, tie and open Library to the public. Dream: Gorge, PSU “From to food and fun!! And it’s all for free. dye, a DJ Foam &Place Paint Party, unruly ghosts and science run amok. Show times are“Sultana’s listed is free with the schedule and as always, admission is still only $1. Students, faculty and community members are invited to read Feminist ConsciousPlace: Changing the “World’s End” Here’s what APPS Films is bringing: IG Greer SuperCinema the graphic novel “Persepolis.” The library has placed copies a Ben- Kwanzaa Celebra- Film screening of System That Raised screening, 7 and Popular Film Series: (All Showings at 7 and 9:30 p.m.,ness exceptThrough of the book on 24-hour reserve. There will be a showing of the Belk Library is sponsoring its “Through My Eyes” photography It is reallydocumentary easy! Take an awesome Belk Library tion, 6 p.m., Park9:30 p.m., I.G. photoMuslim Lens,” 5 Tuesday, Hannah Arendtcontest.Them” where otherwise noted; Admission $1.) April 18-20 - gali Rise of film “Persepolis” April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the library. graph. Upload it to Instagram and tag it #BelkLibraryContest. the Guardians; April 25-27 - Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Both the book and the film will be discussed afterwards. Greer,posting $1 of photos. p.m., room 114, Belk way Ballroom, PSU In Celebration Make of sure screening, p.m, your app is6 set to allow public (Show times TBD); May 2-4 - Warm Bodies. “Persepolis” is a 2007 animated film based on Marjane SaGo to Edit Your Profile, and turn “photos are private” to off. The Library World Philosophy Three Top Mountain, Greenbriar Theater CinemaVintage Series: (All showings at trapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The winning snapshot will will a $50 University Bookstore gift card. Appalachian Food like a Day, 7 p.m., room PSU 7 p.m.; Admission $1.); April 17 and 19 - The Fox and the film received numerous awards including being a co-winner of Have fun and be creative! Show us aShimmy feature that you love or Hound (‘81); April 24 and 26 - Cinderella (’50); May 1“Tappedand 3 theAJury Prize at Services the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. was also ThanksNUPE, 8 p.m., Docu114,ItBelk Library a part of the library that is special to you. Here are some ideas - The Nightmare Before Christmas (‘93) * denotes showings nominated for many awards including a Academy Award for to get you going: Belk Library in the spring; Get collaborative givingThe Meal, 10:30 mentary on Animated the Is- Feature. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Legends, $3 adon Wednesday and Thursday. All titles, dates and show times Best story follows a young girl as she in a group study room; Find the library’s best keep secrets; are subject to change. a.m.-2:30 p.m.,ofASU vance, $5 Digital door Media sue of Bottled FallRevolution. Appalachian Band, 9Room; p.m.,Go digital comes ofWater age against the backdrop the Iranian Relax inBooty the Fox Reading in the Studio; and, Find your inner child in the Instructional Materials If you would like to have some input on what movies are The film halls in America,” 7 p.m., Ensemble, Legends, $7 advance, will be dining introduced by Dr. Renee Dance Scherlen, who Center. The public is encouraged to enter the Belk Library brought to campus, the APPS Films council meets atroom 5 p.m. 114, willBelk also lead discussion on the film and book following the Fall Appalachian 7:30 p.m., Schaefer $10 door Thursdays in the Rhododendron Room of the Plemmons showing. Dr. Scherlen is a professor of political science at Through My Eyes contest often by tagging multiple Instragram “Strangers a Dance Ensemble, Library Appalachian State Center, $8-$15 photos with the hashtag #BelkLibraryContest. The snapshot Student Union. If you would like to suggest a film for viewing University; on comparative politics, foreign can include a few words or a single line caption. library’s on campus, APPS Films can make arrangements for you to policy, international politics, and gender are among her areas Train” screening, 7 7:30 p.m., The Schaefer “World’s End” public relations committee will choose the winning snapshot. come to a meeting and make a case for it to be shown. of specialization. Brass Choir, 8 p.m., p.m. today and Nov. “World’s End” The contest screening, 7 and will officially end 9:30 on AprilCenter, 28. The $8-$15 contest winner The event is presented by ASU Library in conjunction with will be notified via an Instagram comment from the Belk Library 22, Greenbriar VinRosen Concert Hall, screening, 7 and p.m., I.G. Greer, $1 The 24th anniversary of the Morgan Lecture Series in the the ASU Humanities Council and the Muslim Students As- Instagram account. The winner must respond with their email tage Theater, $1 free 9:30 p.m., sociation, with support from the National Endowment for I.G. the Greer address in order to be eligible to receive the book store gift Sciences, sponsored by the Morgan Committee, in cooperaHumanities (NEH) program. This is the fourth in a series of certificate. The photographs must obey all laws, including tion with the College of Arts & Sciences and the University Forum Committee, announces the second Morgan Lecturer, programs that compose the 2013 Bridging Cultures, Muslim applicable copyright and privacy laws. Harold McGee, will be on campus Wednesday, April 24, to Journeys Program. deliver public lecture, The Chemistry of Food and Cooking. Filmmakers Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi colState holiday LeighaLane Visiting WritUniverState holiday Christmas McGee is a noted journalist who specializes in explaining the laborated to co-write and co-direct this adaptation of Satrapi’s A panel of students from the Muslim Student Association will Day of Service, 1-4cooking ers Series Film:He is author of bestselling autobiographical sity breakgraphic (for novel detailing the trials host a conversation with first-year seminar Parade, 2 p.m., faculty, interested chemistry of food and to the public. community in members Summer Reading disthe bestselling book, “On Food and Cooking: the Science and faced by an outspoken Christmas the andMain Iranian girl who findsHigh her unique at- University p.m., an afternoon “Bathanti,” 7 p.m., students) Country Street, Blowleaders regarding the summer reading selection for Lore of the Kitchen.” McGee’s public lecture will be at 7 p.m. titude and outlook on life repeatedly challenged during the cussion Park & Lighting of AyadRock Greenbriar Theater, of service at the Turkey Trot, 9 a.m., 2013-2014, American Dervish, by ing Akhtar. The panel in I.G. Greer Auditorium. Islamic Revolution. the Town, begins will be held April 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Tater Hill (Room 155), free Hospitality House Greenway Trail at Lastly, the committee is finalizing a visit to ASU by Dr. Jerry The Guardian described the film as “superbly elegant” and Plemmons 2Student Union. The University is privileged to p.m., Memorial of Boone, N.C.of Biology at the University of Chicago on goes on to note: “Persepolis gives us the sheer Clawson-Burnley 7th Annual Beech Coyne, Professor pleasure of host thisat author and highlight his work. He was just awarded Thursday, May 2. Dr. Coyne is being co-sponsored by the narrative, rarely found in modern cinema or Park indeedentrance, fiction: a $25Park, Rock Holiday a Pulitzer Prize Blowing for his stage drama,Mountain Disgraced. This panel of Departments of Biology, Geology and the External Grants gripping story of what it is like to grow from a lonely imaginative diverse Muslim students will introduce topics related to Islam $30, www.HCTurMarket, 9 a.m.Program from the UFC. He is the author of a textbook on child into an adult, and to find this internal tumult matched by and Muslim-American identity. It will provide a good beginning speciation and evolution, and the bestselling book, “Why Evo- geo-political upheaval.” keyTrot.org 3 p.m., Buckeye to initial thoughts about teaching American Dervish and leading lution is True,” which is also the title of his extremely popular panel will Center, be moderFor more information contact Allan Scherlen, Belk Library, discussions surrounding it. The student Recreation blog on science, reason, and religion. Dr. Coyne will give a ated by Dr. Samuel Avery-Quinn. Dr. Avery-Quinn earned atscherlnag@appstate.edu. scientific presentation on speciation (his research specialty) Beech Mountain his PhD in Anthropology from UT Knoxville, his Master’s in at 12:30 p.m. in Room 183, Rankin Science West. Dr. Coyne Religious Studies from the University of Denver, and his BA will also give a public lecture on The Relationship between Today’s college students face unique challenges that when from the University of Tennessee. Ensemble Stage Science, Religion and the Acceptance of Evolutionary Theory combined, can negatively impact their overall success. In in the United States, at 7 p.m., in the Blue Ridge Ballroom, order to succeed, students must find ways to successfully presents “It’s A Plemmons Student Union. will juggle their academic studies with their social life and financial The fourth annual Blue Mountain Documentary WonderfulFestival Life: A responsibilities, among many other life stressors! This balanc- present the best student documentary projects on campus Play,”114. BelkRadio Library Room ing act would cause anyone’s anxiety and stress level to rise. Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. inLive The Faculty Last Lecture will be held April 22 at 6 p.m. NominaThe event is free and open to the public. The festival highlights 7 p.m., Blowing tions are being collected from students for the Last Lecture. The American College Health Association’s National College audio and video documentaries created by currently enrolled Health Assessment found in their 2001 survey that 30 perRock Auditorium, students at Appalachian State University. Subjects for the short We will extend the invitation to speak at the Last Lecture event, cent of college students reported feeling so depressed that it films range from local artists and Olympic wrestling to marwhich includes dinner catered by Casa Rustica, to two faculty 160 Sunset Drive, was “difficult to function” at some point during the past year. riage equality. Winners will be announced at the festival. The members who have the most nominations. Blowing Rock, $12 Depression can lead to lethargy, irritability, social isolation, Blue Mountain Student Documentary Festival is sponsored by These invitations will go out to nominated faculty the first and disturbances in eating and sleeping cycles. It takes a University Documentary Film Services. Light refreshments will week of April. concerted campus effort to adequately address issues such be provided. For more information please contact Tom Hansell as depression and the ways that it impacts our students. The Faculty Last lecture is an event based on the book The at University Documentary Film Services, 828-262-7730 or Last Lecture, written by Randy Paush. Paush was a professor In response, ASU’s Counseling Center has teamed with hansellts@appstate.edu. man Services at 828-252-7557 or horinems@appstate.edu.

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Opinion Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Sex offender application should broaden the spectrum Cory Spiers Opinion Editor

There seems to be a mobile application for everything today. There is an app developed by the North Carolina Department of Justice that allows you to find out how many registered sex offenders are within 1 to 5 miles of where you are standing at any given time, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper visited the State Bureau of Investigation office Tuesday to promote the free app, which has been downloaded more than 40,000 times since its release in January 2012, accord-

ing to the article. Should people know where sex offenders are? Perhaps; however, there is no such app for locating people who have committed other crimes in the past. I believe that if there is such transparency for one group, that transparency should apply to all. In fact, the Bureau of Justice Statistics conducted a 2007 study that measured the rates of recidivism among criminals on a national scale. Recidivism, according to the report, is measured by “criminal acts that resulted in the rearrest, reconviction or return to prison with or without a new sentence during a three-year period following the prisoner’s release.” According to the report, only 2.5 percent of those arrested for rape were arrested for an-

other rape within three years. Conversely, the released prisoners who had the highest rates of recidivism included robbers, burglars, larcenists and motor vehicle thieves, which all measured at a recidivism rate of more than 70 percent each within three years of their release. By that logic, it would seem that state residents should be just as concerned with other types of criminals, who are more likely to be repeat offenders. According to sexoffender. ncdoj.gov, there are currently 37 registered sex offenders in Watauga County. By the national trends pointed out in the recidivism study, we can expect roughly one of those offenders to be arrested again in three years. In no way should sexual offenses be condoned or taken

lightly, but where is the onus on other crimes? The biggest focus from things like this app should ultimately be on criminals who are likely to reoffend. “We put this thing in place because it’s more likely for a sex offender to reoffend than other offenders,” Cooper said in an interview with the Winson-Salem Journal. That statement does not add up to the previously mentioned data regarding recidivism. I will keep this app off of my phone, for now. That is, until the Department of Justice decides to factor in violent criminals, who on the surface appear to present just as much of a serious threat to our safety in the long run. Spiers, a junior journalism major from Charlotte, is the opinion editor.

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ACLU involvement in Boone’s election justified Kevin Griffin Opinion Writer

After months of controversy surrounding voting laws, Watauga County elections went on with few problems. Fortunately, the American Civil Liberties Union is hoping to see that it stays that way. North Carolina’s chapter of the organization recently sent a letter to County Attorney Stacy Eggers stressing the need to observe election laws, and stating their intention to have monitors present at the 2014 elections, according to

the Watauga Democrat. The ACLU has been a polarizing force for many because of the controversial stances it often takes on issues like free speech. In this case, some are probably wondering why the ACLU should intervene in the business of Watauga County. This attitude is wrong, first of all, because the ACLU is responding to complaints from Watauga County residents. Also, given the attempts to curb voting in the past few months, it is important to have an organization give its support to efforts to help defend the voting rights of all. It was only about three months ago that the Watauga County Board of Elections voted to remove the on-cam-

pus voting site, and set up a precinct for 9,000 voters at the Agricultural Center, the Watauga Democrat reports. The restrictions of that venue would have ultimately made it difficult for many students to vote. Voting rights have become a central focus of the process in making this country a more democratic place. The right of college students to vote in the town in which they go to school was protected by the Supreme Court in the 1978 case Symm v. United States. More recently, voting rights have been dealt challenges from both the state and national levels. In June, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of the

Voting Rights Act that compels states to seek approval for changes in voting laws, according to CNN. At the state level, a voting law passed earlier in the year required photo ID and shortened early voting periods, according to WNCN. These developments make it necessary that we pay special attention to see that these rights are protected. As intrusive as it may seem, the decision of ACLU to become involved in Watauga County’s elections is a positive development, because they are doing so to ensure that the rights of all are protected. Griffin, a sophomore journalism major from Madison, is an opinion writer.

CORRECTION: An article in the Thursday, November 14 issue of The Appalachian titled “Chancellor search committee should not be private” misquotes a source. Paul Gates, a member of Faculty Senate, said “the campus community, Faculty Senate and Staff Senate could meet with the final three candidates who make the short list,” not dozens, as the article suggests. Gates referred to dozens of possible campus representatives with whom the final three candidates could meet. The Appalachian apologizes for the error.

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Sheriff drug drop box offers safety, anonymity for Watauga Elizabeth McMichael Opinion Writer

The sheriff’s office of Watauga County has initiated a new, easy way to dispose of drugs and other medications. They have introduced a drug drop box in the building where residents can easily and anonymously drop off medications they no longer need. This new system stems from the biannual Operation Medicine Cabinet, which allows people to drop off their unneeded medicines twice a year. Fortunately, with the new drop box, citizens of Watauga County won’t have to wait for those biannual dates and instead are able to drop off their medications between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box was provided by Project Lazarus, a nonprofit organization that aims to reduce the number of deaths caused by drug overdoses. The medications will then be taken from the sheriff’s office where they will be incinerated. By instituting this new system, the sheriff’s office and Project Lazarus are taking a big step toward helping protect members of this county. Hopefully, limiting access to the drugs that could end up being abused, there will be a lower chance of people getting their hands on it and causing themselves harm. Another positive is that the drop box provides anonymity to the people who drop the drugs off. This allows people the security of knowing there is a safe place to dispose of these things without questions or judgment. This is a practice that should be taken up in other counties, as well. If there is success here, then perhaps other counties in North Carolina will take note and implement something similar. Even beyond that, having a nationwide push for drop boxes would greatly aid in the safety of the public. According to the Washington Post, in 2010, 38 states have reported more than 10 deaths per 100,000 people due to drug overdoses. If the police and state governments can do even a small part to help minimize the number of deaths, then they should take those measures. The safety of the public should always be a top concern. I applaud the efforts of this organization and I sincerely hope that this development leads to the continued safety for the people of Watauga and our nation. This development ultimately keeps Watauga safe while also presenting anonymity for users. McMichael, a freshman chemistry major from Raleigh, is an opinion writer.

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Sports Tuesday, November 18, 2013

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Mountaineers follow Cox to victory Record-setting days from Cox, Peacock lead Mountaineers over Wofford

by Cory Spiers Opinion Editor

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he Mountaineers rode a strong second-half performance on their way to a 33-21 win over Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday. In the win, freshman running back Marcus Cox rushed for 119 yards and 3 touchdowns and was named SoCon Freshman of the Week for the fifth time this season, tying the university record. Senior wide receiver Andrew Peacock, who hauled in 7 receptions for 54 yards, became App State’s all-time leader in receptions. The first half was a back-and-forth affair that started with an opening-drive touchdown when redshirt sophomore quarterback Kameron Bryant hit senior wide receiver Tony Washington for a 14-yard touchdown connection less than five minutes into the first quarter. Minutes later, senior Wofford running back Donovan Johnson put the Terriers on the board with a 6-yard touchdown run. The tie was broken in the second quarter, however, when sophomore fullback Johnny Martin pounded in a touchdown

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Freshman running back Marcus Cox plows through the defense during Saturday’s game against Wofford. The Mountaineers sailed past the Terriers for a 33-21 win.

from 2 yards out for the Terriers. A 20-yard field goal for App State from senior placekicker Drew Stewart would round out the first half scoring. The Mountaineers (3-8, 3-4 SoCon) trailed at halftime 10-14. In the second half, Cox showed why he has been

the recipient of multiple SoCon freshman accolades. After a one-yard Cox run and another Stewart field goal put the Mountaineers up 20-14, Cox added two fourth quarter touchdowns from 3 and 2 yards out to extend the App State lead to a comfortable 3314.

In the final three minutes of the game, freshman running back Lorenzo Long rushed for a touchdown from 1 yard out, but it was too little, too late for the Terriers (5-5, 4-3 SoCon). Bryant completed 33 of 43 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown. Washington passed

the century mark on the day, grabbing 9 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. Big days from key offensive players coupled with a strong advantage in time of possession helped the Mountaineers find their third win, all coming against SoCon opponents.

The Mountaineers controlled the ball for 37 minutes, compared to 23 minutes for the Terriers. App State will now focus their attention on Western Carolina, The Catamounts will visit Boone on Saturday for the regular season finale. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Mallow expected to star in new leadership role

Pictured: Junior guard Katie Mallow.

by Jess Lyons Sports Reporter

Katie Mallow, a junior 5-foot-9-inch guard on Appalachian State’s women’s basketball team from Snellville, Ga., is beginning her third year on the team with an entirely new perspective. Now that Mallow is no longer an underclassman on the team, head coach Darcie Vincent expects her and Maryah

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Sydnor to fill the shoes of the graduated seniors. “She’s a good guard, she’s a great competitor and she plays with a ton of energy,” Vincent said. “She loves to play this game and she knows now that she’s made some plays for us that have been very big for us in the past two years as a freshman and sophomore in certain games.” Vincent said Mallow has been waiting for this moment.

“She’s the second best player on our team right now and she’s beginning to step into that role and really enjoy that role,” she said. In the past two years, Mallow has appeared in 64 games, played 1,150 minutes and started in 13 games at App State. Now that she’s filling the shoes of the upperclassmen before her, Mallow has already started in both home games this season, scoring 34 points in 80 total minutes between the three games. “I just want this to be a breakout year for myself,” Mallow said. “I need to just be with the team and lead them as a scoring guard. Obviously [Sydnor] is our top scorer, but she needs help and I need to be there.” Vincent has high standards for Mallow this season as an upperclassmen guard and relies on her energy and allaround skill to drive the team this season.

Mallow was recruited to the Mountaineers as a 3-point shooter, but has developed a variety of skills since then that Vincent hopes will help unite the team. “The first thing about Katie, I swear to goodness, this kid is the most energetic and loving,” Vincent said. “Everything’s rosy. She just has to be happy. She’s giddy, she’s fun and everyone is drawn to her personality-wise, and that’s just how she plays on the court, too.” Vincent said she’s confident she’ll continue to improve. “The more her confidence keeps getting better and the more she wants it for herself she’ll improve,” Vincent said. “There’s not a skill set that Katie doesn’t have.” Mallow is considered the second best player on the team, but that doesn’t mean she can’t see any room to improve. She takes the time to recognize where she needs to grow as a

player for herself and for the team. “I just learned to improve my game in more than one aspect,” Mallow said. “I came in recruited as a 3-point shooter and I learned in college you can’t rely on one aspect. I really tried to step up my onedrill pull-ups and just getting out and transitioning and getting points from different places on the floor and playing defense, because on this team if you screw up the defense, you won’t be in the game very long.” With only four upperclassmen on the team this season, Vincent is putting the pressure on Mallow and Sydnor to become the leaders for the Mountaineers. Mallow has already stepped her game up from last season and plans to take on the responsibilities to lead the team into their last Southern Conference season.

Men’s Soccer

Free ends the season on a strong note for men’s soccer by Katherine Glassman Intern Sports Reporter

During his four years as Appalachian State University men’s soccer goalkeeper, Danny Free has shined. On the season, Free has a 73 save percentage and had 13 shutouts throughout his career. Danny is third in the SoCon in terms of saves (72) and saves per game (4). “What attracted me to recruit Danny was his understanding of the game and his on-field ability were important, but just as important were his work rate, leadership qualities and character,” head coach Matt Nelson

said. Free is originally from Doncaster, England, where he went to Hall Cross School and played club soccer for Barnsley FC. “What made me come to Appalachian was one of the previous coaches was English and he was from near my hometown, and he got in contact with me,” Free said. “I came to visit Boone, and I liked Boone.” Free is also a very strong player and has the potential to play at the next level. “Danny’s strengths is that he reads the game well and he organizes well from the backline,” Nelson said.

Nelson said Free is “energetic, ambitious and intelligent.” Since his freshman year in 2010, Free has grown as a player. “The growth that Danny has shown has been enormous,” Nelson said. “He has developed into a person that can be depended on to do what is asked of him and I am proud to have been able to work with him for the past four years.” Free looked back on some of his best games as the season has come to an end. “My best game of the season is when we beat Wofford here, 3-2 and they were undefeated in the conference,” he said.

In the game against Wofford, Free had six saves. The men’s soccer team spent the last week gearing up for the rest of the SoCon tournament. “Our goals have never wavered,” Nelson said. “They have always been to win the conference tournament and get into the NCAA tournament. We have three games we need to win in order to do that.” The Appalachian men’s soccer team played in the SoCon quarterfinal match against Elon on Nov. 9, where they fell 8-7 in penalty kicks. Free made seven saves during the game, giving him 200 for his career.

Photo courtesy of Bill McCarter


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