Editor’s Note: Georgia Southern’s student newspaper, the George-Anne, and The Appalachian agreed to exchange columns discussing Thursday’s highly anticipated Sun Belt matchup. Check out the Head to Head response column by Chris Warner, Sports Editor at The Appalachian. Well here we are. The matchup tonight between the Eagles and the Mountaineers is one that could
Dear ASU students: Your tuition has risen significantly in recent years. Meanwhile, state funding of higher education has shrunk, even as faculty salaries have barely kept up with the cost of living and the university relies increasingly on non-tenured instructors. So where is your tuition money going? Two recent news items give you a clue.
This Fall semester marks my 16th year teaching history at ASU. I love my profession. I love the collaborative art of teaching-learning that I get to participate in with the excellent students that come to ASU every year. However, this also marks my 16th year as an “NTT”—a “non-tenure track” professor. That means that I
You’re taught from a young age that the United States has been a trailblazer for democracy and free speech. Yet now that you’re old enough to vote, what kind of democracy have you been left with? Are bought campaigns, the suppression of minority and young people’s voting rights, and gerrymandered elections really the democracy you
I have served under five chancellors during my time on the faculty at Appalachian. All of them have been splendid people and fine administrators. But Sheri N. Everts is clearly special and excellent in ways that we had no right to hope for. She has obviously had an unspeakably difficult first year: Anna Smith’s dreadful
Our generation of college graduates is set to be the most in debt in U.S. history. The average current graduate with student-loan debt has to pay back around $33,000. While the cost of education has certainly gone up, our odds of landing a job that pays us a living wage has not. In fact, 43
A letter to white fraternity men, I am writing this to the population of white fraternity men who contribute to the negative stereotypes that surround them. I write to this group because of their unique position of power on campus. I would like to note that I realize historically white Greek organizations are equally guilty
Dear editors, Appalachian State University states that its mission is “to create rich environments where students can thrive.” But as The Appalachian made clear Tuesday in the article “Evicted: Appalachian State evicts 13 students from Howard Street housing,” our students are not allowed to “thrive” if their “environments” stand in the way of ASU’s real