• Divorce affects college students, too

    Many parents may believe that it is best to wait until their children are out of the house to move forward with a divorce. Since their children are older, the thinking is that they will be able to handle it better. As a college student who has gone through...
  • Acorns: Investing app is a good option for college students

    Recently, experts have observed a noticeable delay in savings among millennials. As a bankrate.com survey from August revealed, over 10 percent of millennials say they delay savings, largely because of student loan debt. A good way for millennials to begin saving for the future is to invest in stocks,...
  • We need to change the way we fund cancer research

    Each year 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer , according to the Huffington Post. With February being National Cancer Prevention Month, it is important to be educated about all cancers and how they can be prevented. But this cannot happen if some cancers get more attention than others...
  • Lack of on-campus early voting site will reduce student turnout

    With the upcoming March 15 primary election, a decision to remove the Plemmons Student Union voting site will cause a lag in student voters. On Jan. 19, by a margin of 2 to 1 votes, the Watauga County Board of Elections put in place a plan proposed by Republican...
  • The arts can help us talk about race more effectively

    The arts are one of the most universal, multi-medium languages that every culture has in common. It is important, especially for students who come into contact with people of other races on a daily basis, to learn how to talk about race in an open and understanding environment. This...
  • Student votes can fund ASU $70 million

    Students are suffering. Due to the state cutting back on funding, students studying within certain programs are negatively impacted by these changes. But a solution to these issues, the Connect NC public improvement bond, can help us fix these problems. Appalachian State students need to vote on this bond...
  • Hoverboards won’t McFly

    A hot new trend dubbed 2015 the “year of the hoverboard.” On Black Friday alone, 5,000 hoverboards were sold on eBay, according to CNBC. On Cyber Monday, one hoverboard was bought an average of every 12 seconds. Although these devices are popular, they are now becoming infamous for their...
  • Enjoy the holidays, avoid the weight gain

    There is a chill in the air. The leaves are beginning to change and the first semester is coming to an end. This can only mean one thing: The holiday season is upon us. In the holiday season I definitely have food on the brain, and I am not...
  • Local restaurants slack on sanitation

    We all see the signs. In the windows and behind the counters of our favorite restaurants. These signs are sanitation ratings. We all know they are there, but rarely do we know what they actually mean. All restaurant ratings are posted online by county in North Carolina by the...
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