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Senior Goodbye: Q Russell

Senior Goodbye: Q Russell

Q Russell, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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 ...

Senior Goodbye: Brooks Maynard

Senior Goodbye: Brooks Maynard

Brooks Maynard, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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 fel...

OPINION: William Barr is distracting us, just as Trump wanted him to

OPINION: William Barr is distracting us, just as Trump wanted him to

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The first round of the NBA playoffs has begun, but Attorney General William Barr had the best head fake you will see when he appeared in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 10. “I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. It’s a big deal,” Barr said at the senate...

Senior Goodbye: Sydney Spann

Senior Goodbye: Sydney Spann

Sydney Spann, Visual Managing Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I’ve been at The Appalachian for a long damn time. I’ve seen us go through three print redesigns, two website redesigns, office remodeling, three adviser changes, Pacemakers, Pinnacles, numerous North Carolina awards, four different editorial boards, starting podcasts and television shows, moving to...

Senior Goodbye: Nora Smith

Senior Goodbye: Nora Smith

Nora Smith, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I always swore to myself that I wouldn’t start my senior goodbye like everyone else does, but I’m finally at the end, and there’s really not much left to say. I can’t believe it’s over. I loved every moment, except for the ones I hated. The Appalachian, as wonderful as it is, would not be in my li...

Senior Goodbye: Reilly Finnegan

Senior Goodbye: Reilly Finnegan

Reilly Finnegan, Managing Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I don’t even know where to begin. I obviously knew the day would come when I would have to say goodbye to Boone, App State, The Appalachian and the routine of seeing familiar faces every day, but this is the first of many goodbyes, and it hadn’t really hit me until now. When I came to App Stat...

Q’s Corner: Mueller Report Redactions

Q’s Corner: Mueller Report Redactions

Q Russell, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers on April 5 that he plans to release the Mueller report in mid-April after redacting it. Barr, who helped cover up for and protect the guilty parties involved in the Iran-Contra Scandal, wrote to Congress that he wouldn’t submit the report to the White ...

OPINION: With rising administrative pay and stagnant faculty salaries, App State administration has its priorities wrong

OPINION: With rising administrative pay and stagnant faculty salaries, App State administration has its priorities wrong

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Like many schools in North Carolina, my high school had a problem. Every year, experienced, well-liked teachers left in droves, replaced by less-talented candidates. The best chemistry teacher we had decided it was worth it to drive an hour to Virginia every day instead of living on a North Carolina...

OPINION: Misbranded and misconceived, living with ADHD is different than the public perceives

OPINION: Misbranded and misconceived, living with ADHD is different than the public perceives

Q Russell, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

From 2016-17, 10.6% of children between the ages 5-17 were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosed in children that may last into adulthood and is commonly characterized by t...

Q’s Corner: The Mueller Report

Q’s Corner: The Mueller Report

Q Russell, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Russian investigation is complete, and special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is in the hands of Attorney General William Barr, but it’s unclear what exactly that means for the future of the U.S. On March 22, Barr, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Justice regulations, sent a letter to C...

OPINION: White supremacists and social media: the double standard with jihadis

OPINION: White supremacists and social media: the double standard with jihadis

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It seems all too familiar: an attack, the initial shock and an outpouring of support from all sides, followed by a search for reason. To U.S. citizens looking at New Zealand, where a white supremacist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 people during prayer on March 16 while live streamin...

Q’s Corner: College Admission Scandal

Q’s Corner: College Admission Scandal

Q Russell, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinion

With the recent college admission scandal involving the privileged elite buying their children spots at prestigious universities, it seems the punishment is less for the payment and more for who got paid. On March 12, news broke about a massive college entrance cheating plot that led to charges for do...

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