Archive | October, 2010

The post everyone has been waiting for

31 Oct

Sorry to everyone for this being up a little late but I had to work out a couple more bugs and things before actually making the site somewhat viewable for everyone. Anyway though below is a link to the workingish version of the site.

For you all that do not know we are doing a major change on the website from being a magazine want-to-be type thing and instead building it as an online archive were students, faculty, and others can see the best artwork from Appalachian State University.

There are still some bugs and some design things I’m working out and pretty much all the content are placeholders ( that’s why there’s a million of the same thumbnail on the archive page haha ) but now everyone can see the basic look of the site and what the new online issue of the magazine is going to look like. Also I’m uploading the unfinished site to my server space until we get the site completely done if your wondering what’s up with the super crazy url haha.

– Keegan Robinson

The Wonderful Ways of Stumbleupon

29 Oct

Sometimes I find my self endlessly clicking my Stumble! button when I’m needing a break from the daily mundane.  I usually find myself crazily laughing at a Rage Guy comic or a cat dressed up as banana split eating a banana.

Most recently though I’ve found a blog called Hyperbole and a Half.  Its the most entertaining blog that I’ve stumble upon ever!  So check out this wonderful blog and prepare yourself to read some witty stories with paint images.

i forgot to write a blog post because of our event

29 Oct

i just remembered that the deadline was an hour ago and i have to get up to go to work in three hours

instead, watch this video and let’s pretend this embarrassing incident never happened


It’s the hap, happiest time… of the year. PUMPKIN SEASON!

27 Oct

Happy almost Halloween PEELers! Personally, I have grown to love Halloween more as an adult (WHAT? I’m an adult?) than I did as a kid. Probably because Pumpkin, and specifically, Pumpkin Pie, is one of my absolute favorite things in the world!!!!! So… without any ado, here is my Pumpkin Pie recipe. And I have to say… without meaning to brag… that this is one of the best Pumpkin Pies I have ever eaten. Enjoy!!!!


  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • 2/3-3/4 cup honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix!)
  • 6 oz. 2% milk
  • 6 oz. heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine salt, cinnamon, ginger cloves, and nutmeg in small bowl. Beat eggs and honey together in large bowl until thoroughly combined. Beat in pumpkin and spice mixture until frothy. Gradually stir in milk and cream until combined, then blend for 15-20 seconds. Pour into pie shell.
  3. In a separate small bowl, cut softened butter into combined flour and brown sugar mixture until solid crumbs are formed. Set aside.
  4. Bake pie for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 15 more minutes then take out of oven and sprinkle crumble topping on pie. Continue to bake for 20-25 minutes for convection oven, or 30-35 minutes in regular oven, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for at least and hour before serving. Refrigerate after enjoying! (Do not freeze as this will cause the crust to separate from the filling.)

I hope everyone enjoys this recipe, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Assistant Editor


An Intimidating & Impenetrable Fog

27 Oct

For realsies, PEEL followers.  Some of you scoff at English majors.  You think we know only our world.  But outside of working in our major, we know how to bring it when it comes to papers.  We can write pages about something that happens in only seconds in real life.  Your essay for History 1101 is nothing.  We live by the art of saying nothing while saying something. Need help with a paper in the future?  Come to us.  We’ll be glad to fill up your last remaining half a page to meet the requirement.  That’s a piece of cake.

Just don’t try and invade on our game.

Andrew Howard Baker
Poetry Committee Chair 

Welcome Back

26 Oct

Welcome back, you guys.

Hey Peelers, welcome back from Fall Break. I hope it was everything you dreamed it would be…preferably full of sleep, food, and overall relaxation. If it wasn’t, I feel you.

At any rate, I wanted to post some awesome posters up…I found them on a cool blog called ….I recommend that you check it.

Here are some samples from Rodrigo Maia’s posters: (go to check out this particular artist).

Rodrigo Maia: Maybe You're Dreaming Too Much

Rodrigo Maia: "Peace"

I hope you guys and gals have an amazing week and take advantage of this awesome poster web site…very cool graphic design.


Kristen, Events


26 Oct

Recently, I was introduced to this website( that has some gigapixel images. These are panoramic shots of areas in Vancouver. For those that don’t know a gigapixel image is a digital image composed of one billion pixels; and you thought your 14 MP Nikon was good.

The best part is that you can zoom in unbelievably close. So, of course, I spent the better part of an hour trying to find something scandalous going on in each shot. Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything violent or salacious. It is Canada. Anyway, it got me thinking. This is sort of scary technology. Yes, there are extremely practical uses in pathology, physics and art; but what’s a concern is its military and state potential. Everyone has used Google to zoom in on their house, but think about being able to zoom in so far as to see what’s going on inside your house. Talk about Big Brother.

Privacy is a commodity hard to come by now and with these types of imaging technology only growing, in a few short years privacy will be totally extinct. This is a rather alarming concept, especially to those, like me, that dream fondly of one day living the life of a recluse.

Food for thought.