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  • 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...
  • Equality for All, Unless you are Different

    February was a good month for LGBT citizens in North Carolina. Charlotte passed a non-discrimination act that allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they identified with. Sadly, for every step forward made towards progress, there is always one step back. Before the Charlotte ordinance could...
  • 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...
  • Paris is the only reason Beirut matters

    Terrorist attacks are always more than just tragedies. They are also tests of humanity, our ability to transcend those challenges but showing how much we truly value all human life. Unfortunately, in the wake of Friday’s Paris attacks, we’re not doing too well on that test. There is the...
  • In conversations over race, embrace discomfort

      The situation at the University of Missouri has been the latest in a long line of incidents that have forced us to confront our twisted handling of racial issues. This is always a difficult thing to talk about, and for that reason it is necessary to talk about...
  • Administrators must take a stance on higher education

      Students and faculty have been protesting a lot lately, and the board of governors has given them quite a lot to protest about. Only a week after hiring Margaret Spellings, the UNC Board of Governors increased the salaries of some chancellors throughout the system in a closed session,...
  • 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...
  • The magic of soccer growing in the U.S.

    Attending a Major League Soccer match between D.C. United and New York City FC in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2,  I had the chance to see firsthand how the popularity of soccer is growing in the U.S., and more importantly why Americans should take more interest. I have been an avid sports...
  • ‘Oppressive’ Muslim hair covering, seen in new light

    Hijab, the scarf traditionally worn by Muslim women over hair, has become increasingly viewed in a negative light by the American culture. Buzzfeed recently produced a video where four white, American women were asked their opinion on Hijab, and the results were nothing less than offensive. In the video’s...
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