The Appalachian

Senior Goodbye: Q Russell

Q Russell, Opinion Editor | April 18, 2019

I joined The Appalachian on a whim. My freshman year, someone on my floor mentioned something about the school paper, so I tagged along because it was a Thursday night, and I didn’t have anything better to do. Cut to four years later, and I can’t imagine my life without The Appalachian. For anyone familiar with my work, you’ll know that I’ve spent most of my time here writing angry...

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Senior Goodbye: Brooks Maynard

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor | April 18, 2019

When I came to App State five years ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of the campus newspaper. I’m a journalism major and gaining the experience a student newspaper offers made sense. I attended my first interest meeting before classes even began in August, 2014 and I still remember the excitement I felt walking out of the newsroom. What I didn’t expect the paper to give me is the limitless...

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Letter to the editor: Why should students care what faculty get paid?

Op-Ed | February 28, 2019

Every now and then, leaders are suddenly reminded of the price they pay for disregarding those they claim to serve. They avoid eye contact and grow uneasy as their canned applause lines fall on stony silence. This is what we saw at the Feb. 25 special meeting of the Faculty Senate. (If you doubt this, check out the video recording on The Appalachian’s Facebook page). Chancellor Sheri Everts insinuated...

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Letter to the Editor: AppCards need to be valid voter identification

Op-Ed | February 22, 2019

For many of those who voted last November, they might remember one of the six constitutional amendments that was on the ballot: “Require Photo ID to Vote.” Fifty-three percent of Watauga County voted against this amendment.  Ultimately, however, 55 percent of the state voted to approve the amendment. In a lame duck special session of the state General Assembly, lawmakers drafted and passed...

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