By Pruett Norris
In campus news, this Friday will see the bow of The Appalachian Young People’s Theatre performance of “The Hundred Dresses,” a play based on the Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes. The Hundred Dresses, according to the Department of Theatre and Dance’s website, is a “timeless tale that explores the bonds of friendship, bullying, and forgiveness” in a second-grade classroom. The show goes on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Greer Studio Theatre. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the DTD online box office. Put on your best dress and get out to see The Hundred Dresses!
In local news, The Appalachian news reporter Hollie Moore reports that Primal Flame Tattoo, a new tattoo parlor in the High Country, is partnering with OASIS to raise money for the organization. Primal Flame will be holding a flash tattoo event, where Boone denizens can walk-in without appointment, on April 16th. 50% of the proceeds will go to support OASIS, and Primal Flame will also be accepting cash and item donations, a list of which includes girl’s and men’s clothing. The 12 tattoos that go towards the event cost $120, and can be found on the parlor’s Instagram page and website. The event will be running from noon until 8pm, Primal Flame’s hours, this Sunday, the 16th.
Finally, in national tidings, radio staple NPR has quit Twitter after being falsely designated as “state-funded media” by the social media company, the same label ascribed to propaganda outlets overseas. NPR reports that it made the decision to stop posting to its 52 Twitter accounts after the label was made in order to protect its integrity and reputation as a reputable news source, something Twitter may undermine. Elon Musk, Twitter’s owner, apologized for the initial declaration, and conceded he may have mislabeled NPR, but NPR has made a firm decision to withdraw. NPR employees were given the choice about whether or not to continue using Twitter on a personal basis.
Finally, the weather as ever from Booneweather.com. We have a high of 70 degrees today, wow, and a low of a still-nice 50. Enjoy, mountaineers, and see you outside!