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OPINION: Regulate e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes

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 i...

My Last Word: More than athletes

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,...

OPINION: Why economists are always wrong

OPINION: Why economists are always wrong

Caleb Garbuio

October 9, 2019

Three economists go deer hunting. They travel all day until they find a deer standing in the middle of the prairie. The first shoots wide right, the second shoots wide left and the third exclaims, “I think we finally have it!” Economics, by definition, seeks to predict how humans behave when faced with limited resources. To achieve these objective...

OPINION: App State jumps on the meatless train

OPINION: App State jumps on the meatless train

Keith Rudd

October 4, 2019

Growing up in a vegetarian family, it was always a struggle to eat on road trips. We would try to pack our own lunches for the road, but in the excitement of getting on the road, that didn’t always happen. So, a lot of the time, we were left with fast food, and often, the meat-free options were not ...

The Tea: Stop comparing Trump to other impeached presidents

The Tea: Stop comparing Trump to other impeached presidents

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2019

Now that President Donald Trump is about to join the exclusive fraternity of impeached presidents, historical comparisons to his predecessors are coming. But, comparing Trump to the likes of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon is lazy and does not fully capture the gravity and u...

My Last Word: Volleyball’s new season starts now

My Last Word: Volleyball’s new season starts now

Brooks Maynard, Reporter

October 2, 2019

The App State volleyball team had a rocky start to the season, posting a 4-9 record in its first 13 matches. It’s seen some tough competition, such as Duke, Maryland and nationally ranked Arizona. During this rough stretch, head coach Matt Ginipro said the team had opportunities to win, but it’s just not cap...

OPINION: Trump should be getting worried

OPINION: Trump should be getting worried

Ricky Barker

October 1, 2019

It was an eventful couple of weeks for President Donald Trump to say the least. A rumor of wrongdoing has evolved into the greatest threat of his presidency, potentially leading to the end of his tenure in the White House. It began Sept. 18, when the Washington Post broke the news that an intelligence...

OPINION: The most important position in soccer is between the sticks

OPINION: The most important position in soccer is between the sticks

Caleb Garbuio

September 27, 2019

Soccer is a team sport in which many individuals impact the game. Yet, championship caliber teams often come up short without a world-class shot stopper in goal. As soccer games progresses tactically and athletically, few positions dictate the tempo as much as the goalkeeper. While goalkeepers have a ...

OPINION: Purdue Pharma must be held accountable

OPINION: Purdue Pharma must be held accountable

Keith Rudd

September 26, 2019

In 2010, after the BP oil spill that released 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the company hired a public relations firm named Purple Strategies to help contain the fallout. For months, we saw ads on TV promising BP was going to fix its environmental damage, how it was taking ownership for...

The Tea: Bring Back House Bill 69

The Tea: Bring Back House Bill 69

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2019

Each week, it seems I’m writing about something rotten within our state legislature or misuse of power by the ruling party. However, this week’s episode of rotten governance by the North Carolina General Assembly is emblematic of a much larger problem. The new electoral maps drawn by the state le...

OPINION: America needs Beto O’Rouke’s fire on gun control

OPINION: America needs Beto O’Rouke’s fire on gun control

Ricky Barker

September 24, 2019

During  ABC News Democratic debate, Former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke expressed a sentiment that was divisive and controversial. On Sept 12., the third Democratic presidential debate was filled with the front-runners in the upcoming 2020 race. However, the major highlight of the night wa...

My Last Word: 9/20/19

My Last Word: 9/20/19

Brooks Maynard, Reporter

September 20, 2019

In my first column of the semester, I talked about rooting for other teams on campus besides the football team and mentioned some programs I thought were poised for success. One of those teams was volleyball. Unfortunately, at this point they team has been stagnant. To the untrained eye, the team’s...

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