Photographer: Layne Pierce

Layne Pierce

Layne Pierce is a born and raised North Carolinian who hails from Wilmington, North Carolina. He began his college career in the fall of 2014 and plans to conclude it in the spring of 2018. Layne plans on majoring in Mass Communication and minoring in creative writing so that he can realize his dream of being a screenwriter and published author. Layne enjoys eating out, hanging out with friends and writing in his spare time. He has two dogs named Einstein and Cloo and when he is not living on Campus, he is at home in Wilmington with his family.

Mindfulness Fest

Mindfulness Fest

On April 23, UNC Asheville hosted its third annual Mindfulness Festival. Lyric Antio is the coordinator of the festival. “Mindfulness Festival is a one day event dedicated to creating a conscious community,” said Antio, “and bring in different age groups and different people who wouldn’t usually interact with the community.” Antio estimated that about one […]

#SpellCheck

#SpellCheck

On Wednesday, April 13, students crowded the Highsmith Bridge to protest the arrival of Margaret Spellings, the president of the UNC System. The protest was lead by the UNC Asheville Socialist Club, which was nicknamed “Spellcheck”. Other groups such as UNC Asheville’s Divestment Coalition joined in. The protesters listed a wide variety of grievances, such […]

Asheville Tailgate Market Returns

Asheville Tailgate Market Returns

The Asheville Tailgate Market returned to UNC Asheville last Saturday. There, many local businesses lined the streets selling local foods, perfume, soap, local crafts and a variety of other items from the backs of their cars or trucks. People from all around the Asheville area came with their friends, family, children and pets. “We mostly […]

Animal Agriculture World Cafe

Animal Agriculture World Cafe

  On March 29, a panel of guests from the Asheville community gathered in the Mountain Suites of Highsmith Student Union at UNC Asheville to discuss agricultural practices and ethical views concerning meat in modern society. The discussion was facilitated by Lisette Gallaher and panelists included experts Tracy Monday from Mother Earth Meats, Sadra Schadel […]

Ecofeminism Panel

Ecofeminism Panel

On  April 1, the UNC Asheville Hyannis House held a panel discussion on Ecofeminism. “Ecofeminism is the intersection between environmentalism and feminism,” said  the conversation’s facilitator Shannon Bodeau. The panel of experts included doula (modern midwife)  and UNC Asheville alumni Katie Toumazou, Chair of the History Department at UNC Asheville Tracie Rizzo, and Grace Campbell, […]

UNC Asheville Gardens Prepare for Summer

UNC Asheville Gardens Prepare for Summer

On Tuesday, March 22,  the upcoming garden manager Shannon Bodeau held a workday to help cultivate the garden by ridding the garlic beds of weeds and invasive plant species. The work day lasted from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The UNC Asheville Roots Garden is located on W.T. Weaver Boulevard and is the biggest garden […]

Conference For Writers at Malaprops

Conference For Writers at Malaprops

On Monday, Feb. 22, Malaprops Bookstore held their second Conference for Writers, following their introductory meeting the month prior. “The first one was really just an introduction. This one is more getting into the grit of it. To be more specific we will be discussing working with booksellers,” said Paul Bible, leader of the conference. […]

Asheville Mardi Gras

Asheville Mardi Gras

Layne Pierce   An estimated 10,000 people lined up on the streets of Battery Park Avenue, Haywood Street and Page Avenue to get a glimpse of the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday, Feb. 7th. The event included a wide barrage of costumes from Steampunk Skeletons to Samurai Werewolves. “Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, will […]

Asheville Pizza and Brewery

Asheville Pizza and Brewery

Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company on Merrimon Avenue has a variety of different attractions slammed into one building. Once an old fashioned movie theater, its success skyrocketed after it was transformed into both a restaurant and a theater. In addition, there is also an arcade where kids of all ages can play games and watch […]