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OPINION: Regulate e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes

Keith Rudd | October 10, 2019

Rumors of banning flavored vape juices circulated the last few years, but in recent months, more states and cities have imposed their own bans. In addition, the Trump administration announced it would ban most flavored e-cigarettes Sept. 11. Yet, a lot of this blame is misplaced. The media reported 1000 illnesses related to vaping, but many of the illnesses can be blamed on fake THC vapes. While...

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My Last Word: More than athletes

Brooks Maynard, Reporter | October 10, 2019

“A winning standard” is a phrase frequently thrown around App State Athletics. This past week, the men’s soccer team showed that standard goes beyond the field, as it was recognized by the United Soccer Coaches for academic excellence. To receive the award, all players must have a 3.0 GPA or greater, and it’s the third time the program has received the recognition since head coach Jason O’Keefe...

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Letter to the Editor: How We Define Well

Op-Ed | August 26, 2019

Happy first week of classes. You did it. Take a pause. Breathe. You’ve completed your first week of college, or maybe your last first week. This week came with hurdles, stress, good times, laughs, late buses, long textbook lines, the formation of new relationships, or the reconnection of past ones.  As we went from classes to activities to residence halls or apartments off-campus, there were...

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Letter to the Editor: Raise our Glass and Drinkwitz to Eliah

Op-Ed | August 23, 2019

Scott Satterfield leaving App State wasn’t surprising to many App Nation fans, but it still stung. Fans basked in the glory of three straight Sun Belt titles and an impressive 4-0 bowl record, not to mention the first Associated Press ranking in history. When the program hired Eliah Drinkwitz as the new head coach, I was thrilled. Many fans wondered about the new coach and his resume, but I firmly...

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