The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report in October stating that if we do not implement “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” we are heading towards climate catastrophe. In light of the report, the university and Town of Boone must come together urgently, now more than ever, to expand
Correction: This letter, originally published Oct. 26, was updated on Oct. 30. The letter said DD Adams was a candidate for the Senate, however, DD Adams is a candidate for the House of Representatives. The Appalachian regrets this error. I’ll admit that my political background and beliefs do not line up with my upbringing. I
In the last few weeks, we have spent a number of hours on the Appalachian campus registering students to vote in the midterm elections. As volunteers, we were given clipboards filled with forms and asked to approach students to verify their current voting status. As we concluded our assignment today, we marveled again that the
Voting is a basic civil duty of all citizens of the U.S.; it’s a right they were given so the people can change the governing party if they so choose. Many people throughout history fought and died for this right citizens are now given, so vote in this upcoming midterm election. It’s important to vote
I am the Dean of University Libraries, and I have ALS. You may have seen me in Belk Library walking slowly with the assistance of a rolling walker, or more recently driving a scooter around campus. My wife and I came to Appalachian State about a year ago. We immediately fell in love with this university,
In the 21st century, it seems like there is nothing more presidential than engaging in unchecked military intervention. During my lifetime, America has been engaged in numerous international conflicts, which stand contrary to the interests of the American people. The United States armed forces have been involved in at least five international conflicts since 1997,
“You’ve got a lot of balls wearing that here.” I look up and there’s only one other person in the hallway with me. They’re standing beside me throwing something away. I don’t say anything as I am still trying to process what this man said to me as he turns to walk down the hallway.
As we enter yet another school year, we take time to reflect on the role of education in our lives and how it has contributed to making us the people we are today. The research is undeniable: when schools and communities embrace the arts – dance, music, theatre, visual and media arts – students benefit,
In the early hours of Nov. 9, the world witnessed billionaire “outsider” Donald J. Trump cross the necessary 270 electoral votes to become the 45th President of the United States. News of this sent shock waves; many expressed elation and pride, others were filled with fear, anger and grief. In the past week, millions across
When I look at this year’s campaign cycle, I see the same ideas coming from two mouths. Both Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump frighten me not only because of their checkered pasts, but also because they espouse the same static policies. Under a Clinton or Trump presidency, I expect a continuation of the status quo.