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Opinion: Why Students Shouldn’t Return to Campus

Opinion: Why Students Shouldn't Return to Campus

Stephen C. Leverton II, Opinion Writer

July 4, 2020

App State announced it plans to start classes again on Aug. 17 and end Nov. 24. While this will help protect students from a second outbreak that may happen this fall and winter, it won’t protect students from the surge in new cases North Carolina is seeing from the current wave of COVID-19. According ...

Opinion: Bolton’s most damning claim

Opinion: Bolton's most damning claim

Ricky Barker, Columnist

July 4, 2020

The president has been in a legal dance over the last week attempting to block a book from being sold to the general public. It’s John Bolton, the previous national security adviser’s book, and is an exposé on the heart of Donald Trump’s oval office.  The book claims that Trump was often outplay...

Opinion: Never Ending Winter

Opinion: Never Ending Winter

Adam Zebzda, Reporter

June 29, 2020

The ideological, geopolitical, and economic conflict between the United States and USSR during the Cold War reformed global politics. Today, an underlying tension has the potential to spark a new type of Cold War with regional ramifications. A Cold War between the Town of Boone and App State may soon be o...

EDITORIAL: Black lives matter in Spanish

EDITORIAL: Black lives matter in Spanish

The Editorial Board, Xanayra Marin-Lopez, and Mickey Hutchings

June 6, 2020

The Appalachian Consejo Editorial envía sus condolencias a los afectados por la brutalidad policial y el racismo sistémico dirigido hacia los afroamericanos. Estos problemas se han perpetuado en los Estados Unidos y más recientemente tomaron la vida de George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor....

EDITORIAL: Black lives matter

EDITORIAL: Black lives matter

The Editorial Board

June 6, 2020

The Appalachian Editorial Board sends its condolences to those affected by police brutality and systemic racism directed toward black people. These issues have perpetuated in the U.S. for generations and most recently took the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. We stand with Black Liv...

OPINION: A love letter to space and how it restored my faith

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 19, 2020, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft on the company’s uncrewed In-Flight Abort Test

Mickey Hutchings, Managing Editor

June 4, 2020

On May 30 at 3:22 p.m., two astronauts launched off the Florida coast, ushering in a new generation of human space travel for the U.S.  Tightly stowed atop SpaceX’s revolutionary Falcon 9 rocket were Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, amicably referred to as “the dads,” by their NASA Commercial Cr...

OPINION: What the march down King Street meant to me

OPINION: What the march down King Street meant to me

Kaiden Smith, Senior Reporter

June 3, 2020

It’s no secret that App State is a predominantly white university, which led to a predominantly white turn out as hundreds marched peacefully down King Street to fight against racism and police injustice on Sunday.  Eighty-three percent of students are white compared to the 4% black student body. Of this, 3% are student athletes. I play football at this school and can tell you from firsthand expe...

OPINION: Protest your life away.

OPINION: Protest your life away.

Ricky Barker, Columnist

May 2, 2020

We are living in uncertain times. Many states have now created mandatory stay-at-home orders to prevent more citizens from being infected with COVID-19. It’s been hard for many of us, unable to see family and close friends for long periods. Everything from restaurants to universities are closed; a r...

Caleb’s Concept: Why is AA not considered essential business?

Caleb's Concept: Why is AA not considered essential business?

Caleb Garbuio, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2020

Alcoholism kills 88,000 people annually, making it the third largest cause of death in the U.S. Unlike other diseases, alcoholism cannot be cured.  The good news is that organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous recognize the problem alcohol poses by offering free treatment. Yet, the COVID-19...

OPINION: Winston-Salem’s Batman

OPINION: Winston-Salem's Batman

Stephen C. Leverton II, Opinion Writer

April 20, 2020

Beginning in December, Winston-Salem gained a new hero: Night Watch. While Night Watch isn’t a superhero like Batman or Spider-Man, he's a friend for those in need. He helps out the homeless and settles disputes in Winston-Salem.  According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Night Watch uses his costume to bring  awareness toWinston-Salem’s homeless problem. He...

OPINON: Please donate your masks

OPINON: Please donate your masks

Ricky Barker, Columnist

April 11, 2020

There has been an influx of people who are buying masks in a vain attempt to protect themselves. Some preppers have even begun hoarding them in large quantities. This is pointless and only hurts medical professionals. If you own any masks, chances are you don't need them, and you should donate them to...

OPINION: COVID-19 Shows we must hold elected officials to a higher ethical standard.

OPINION: COVID-19 Shows we must hold elected officials to a higher ethical standard.

Ethan Hunt

April 10, 2020

Not since the Cold War era has the president of the United States’ ability to play God been so clearly on display to the American people. Every president in our nation's history has chosen if people live or die. For many years, that decision has been in regard to America's enemies. However, this pandemic...

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