The Appalachian

OPINION: App State needs Critical Race Theory

OPINION: App State needs Critical Race Theory

Fred Allenstein October 15, 2021

In App State, there is a history of race theory education. In the 2016-2017 bulletin of classes, “Unlearning Racism: Racial Literacy for Responsible Citizenship” was presented as an option for students...

OPINION: Boone sucks, tell your friends

OPINION: “Boone sucks, tell your friends”

Sean Riordan October 8, 2021

There has even been a recent trend among students to take action in response to the issue of overcrowding in Boone. The phrase “Boone Sucks, Tell Your Friends” has become popular with students. There...

Through Ella’s Eyes: The hillbilly stereotype is outdated and lazy

Through Ella’s Eyes: The hillbilly stereotype is outdated and lazy

Ella Adams, Opinion Editor October 7, 2021

The hillbilly stereotype is prevalent in American pop culture. As early as the 1904 silent movie “The Moonshiner,” stereotypes have been a crutch for lazy writing. The 1972 movie “Deliverance”...

Letter to the Editor: A Big Win for ClimAct, App commits to more renewables

Letter to the Editor: A Big Win for ClimAct, App commits to more renewables

Michael Weiss October 6, 2021

It worked. You signed our petition and blasted our events on Instagram and in your classes. You showed up to the rallies, painted signs and chanted loudly. Some of you spent hours making social media posts,...

OPINION: Social Media has destroyed your self image

OPINION: Social Media has destroyed your self image

Nadine Jallal, Opinion Writer October 6, 2021

We live in unprecedented times, but the pandemic isn’t the only thing that comes to mind. The abundance of technology and presence of social media in college students’ lives is unlike ever before....

OPINION: West side, best side

OPINION: West side, best side

Ricky Barker, Columnist October 5, 2021

In our first issue of the school year, you were fed a lie, dear reader. An opinion so completely wrong and off base, it needs to be corrected. An editorial was published stating East Campus was better...

OPINION: Adding fuel to the fire: Students versus preachers

OPINION: Adding fuel to the fire: Students versus preachers

Amarah Din October 4, 2021

It’s early afternoon, and you’re walking to your next class when you notice a crowd ahead of you. You get closer and realize it’s the infamous campus preachers drawing the attention. They come to...

Through Ellas Eyes: App shouldn’t reward the bare minimum

Through Ella’s Eyes: App shouldn’t reward the bare minimum

Ella Adams, Opinion Editor September 21, 2021

App State has introduced an extravagant vaccine incentive program. Appalachian Ski Mountain season passes, $1,000 scholarships, AirPods, on-campus parking passes and gift cards are a few of the prizes...

OPINION: Mining Wars to Right to Work Laws: The tradition of collectivization in Appalachia

OPINION: Mining Wars to Right to Work Laws: The tradition of collectivization in Appalachia

Jackson Futch September 15, 2021

The National Labor Relations Board decided there was enough tampering in the vote to unionize Amazon warehouses in Alabama to recommend a revote. In the statement given on Aug. 2 the NLRB cited several...

OPINION: To bike or not to bike?

OPINION: To bike or not to bike?

Juliette Warren September 14, 2021

Boone has previously been called a cycling hub for the Boone Greenway, Viaduct Loop and various cycling events held throughout the summer. However, while recreational biking is a great option in the area,...

OPINION: Military recruitment doesn’t belong on campus

OPINION: Military recruitment doesn’t belong on campus

Ricky Barker, Columnist September 9, 2021

There is an entrance that is often surrounded by signs and posters for the Armed Forces near the Roess Dining Hall. It attracts the eye, and you can’t help but look at them when passing by. These signs...

OPINION: Labor shortage was necessary to increase campus dining wages

OPINION: Labor shortage was necessary to increase campus dining wages

Nadine Jallal, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

As a record-breaking freshmen class moved on campus, Campus Dining seems to be operating at record-low capacities. McAlister’s Deli and Cascades in Plemmons Student Union and McAlister’s Select in...

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