ASU Beekeepers Unveil First On-Campus Hive

On April 21 a small crowd gathered at the LLC Gardens to celebrate the opening of the first on-campus beehive. The event was created and sponsored by the beekeeping club at Appalachian State University.

Junior sustainable development majors Katie Payne and Hallie Graves are the presidents and founders of the club. About two years ago, the duo decided they wanted a hive at App State. From there, they created the beekeeping club.

“The process itself took about a year, and we’ve been a club for about a year since then,” Payne said.

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DIY Skate Park in Jeopardy by ASU Property Purchase

A local skater does a trick on his board.

Local skater enjoying the DIY spot while he can.

Appalachian purchased the former Watauga High School on Tuesday for $15.5 million. Although this deal marked the beginning of a new era for the university, it simultaneously brought about the end of another for the Boone skate community.

The old Watauga High School is home to Boone’s only legal skate site. The park functions as a do-it-yourself spot. This means that it has been funded, planned and constructed solely by the skateboarders themselves.

After the high school was demolished in 2013, the spot began to take shape. J.P. Pardy, owner of local skate shop Recess, said it was around this time that people became motivated to add to the site. Pardy said pieces were brought in, little by little, until the spot became what it is today.

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Canvas Beauty Bar Styles at New York Fashion Week

Canvas Beauty Bar has only been around for two years, but the Boone-based salon is already making a name for itself in the fashion industry. Co-owners Miah Zimmerman and Heather Rogers were invited to style at this year’s New York Fashion Week.

Rogers and Zimmerman were chosen to represent Evo, an Australian hair care line, at the Libertine fashion show. The salon began carrying Evo products in 2016 and since then Canvas has been at the forefront of the growing brand in the United States, Rogers said.

Their Evo distributor Buddy Forward, invited the salon to go to New York Fashion Week. This was important for Canvas, because only three stylists from other salons were invited to go.

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