• Senior goodbye: Carl Blankenship

    I can’t act like all four years at this school and at this publication have been great. There have been problems, but I can’t escape feeling my college experience was made exceptional by this paper. The Appalachian is far and away the most important part of my college career. Yes...
  • Carbon Neutral Commuter and offset program aims for emission education

    For the past three years the Office of Sustainability at Appalachian State has offered a program to eliminate the carbon emissions created by your daily campus commute for a few dollars. If you contribute $8 to the Carbon Neutral Commuter program the Office of Sustainability will take that money...
  • Exceptional events call for exceptional coverage

    In the wake of Donald J. Trump’s historic political upset, major outlets have been reflecting on coverage failures leading up the election. A pollster ate an insect live on CNN, The New York Times publisher criticized the publication in a letter to readers, and their policy editor wrote a...
  • Letter from the Editor: Opinion Submissions

    Campus Community, Part of The Appalachian’s mission is to encourage civic engagement on a campus level through our coverage. This extends to giving a voice to the community through our opinion section submissions. I would like to publicly post and review our general policy on submitting letters to the...
  • Review: “Splendor and Misery”

    A couple of weeks ago experimental hip hop group clipping. dropped their sophomore project “Splendor and Misery.” The group is known for a special combination of industrial instrumentals that sample every horrific screeching noise you can imagine, as well as easily recognized sounds like clattering pans and an alarm clock,...
  • Opinion Editor Application

    Follow the instructions and application process here: APPLY   Job description:TheAppalachian-OpinionEditor-JobDescription-Spring2016 (1)  ...
  • Neighborhood Yoga goes downtown

    Neighborhood Yoga and Kindly Kitchen, a joint project three years in the making, finally opened in December. Located in a renovated space above The Shoppes At Farmers Hardware on King Street, the century old building was brought up to code to house the project. “Being on the top floor,...
  • The wait is over: Krispy Kreme arrives

    On a brisk but tame November night, more than 100 people camped outside the Krispy Kreme location in Boone, all with the hope of winning free doughnuts for a year. The group, consisting of mainly college-aged doughnut-lovers, gathered tents, heaters, and balloon animals, listened to music and captured the...
  • Protests at Appalachian

    Over the past two weeks, student ran organization App State Student Power has staged two protests, with a third demonstration to take place on Thursday preceding the Arkansas State game. The range of issues addressed by the organization and in the protests ranges from complaints over steadily rising student...
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