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Letter to the Editor: App State Administration Are Failing All Of Us

Letter to the Editor: App State Administration Are Failing All Of Us

Op-Ed

January 17, 2020

App State can no longer hide behind its reputation in sustainability. The Office of Sustainability manages and implements a wide range of initiatives that have been successful in many ways. The work done by OoS has been great and is an integral part of reducing greenhouse gases and making App State sust...

Caleb’s Concepts: App Sustainability

Caleb’s Concepts: App Sustainability

Caleb Garbuio

January 17, 2020

What constitutes a sustainable campus? Is it a university’s operating emissions, the curriculum or students? At App State, students, faculty and staff consider our operating emissions as the sole determinant for what constitutes sustainability. For example, the Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution ...

OPINION: Soleimani’s death will only bring more conflict

OPINION: Soleimani’s death  will only bring more conflict

Ricky Barker, Columnist

January 14, 2020

To say that conflicts in the Middle East have been tense in the last few weeks is an understatement. The U.S. was on the brink of a major conflict with Iran. In the last week, over 3,000 American troops were deployed to the Middle East. Soldiers left their families and homes over the growing struggle...

OPINION: High rent is a serious problem. Rent control is never the solution

OPINION: High rent is a serious problem. Rent control is never the solution

Caleb Garbuio

December 6, 2019

Boone is split into two groups: permanent residents and students. Yet, both groups struggle to find cheap affordable housing in a decent location. According to 2017 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the average household in Watauga County is 2.35 people; per capita income is $24,545; and the median in...

The Tea: The Point of No Return

The Tea: The Point of No Return

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2019

Each morning, I open my laptop or phone and scroll through the headlines on The New York Times, The Washington Post and then hop over to Fox News. It began as an exercise to see how different media sources framed a story, something I learned from a professor this semester.  The two legacy newspapers and Fox News agree...

OPINION: The battle for transgender people’s rights is not over

OPINION: The battle for transgender people’s rights is not over

Ricky Barker, Columnist

December 5, 2019

In the last 10 years, there has been undeniably huge progress for gay and lesbian citizens of the United States. In 2017, Pew Research Center found that 70% of U.S. citizens, an all-time high, think homosexuality should be accepted by society, compared to 50% in 2006.  The massive Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme ...

The Tea: Reminders of a past we cannot escape

The Tea: Reminders of a past we cannot escape

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Editor

November 22, 2019

Every week as a child, my mother drove my sister and I from our house outside Chapel Hill to our friend’s house south of Pittsboro. The pleasant drive through the North Carolina countryside included passing through quaint downtown Pittsboro, with its unique shops, the imposing Chatham County courtho...

OPINION: Truth, objectivity, and Postmodernism

OPINION: Truth, objectivity, and Postmodernism

Caleb Garbuio

November 21, 2019

What is true, and what is false? This elusive question has baffled Western thought since the ancient Greeks. During the Middle Ages, the commonality between different kingdoms rested in their collective belief in God as the universe’s creator and that salvation rested in their faith in Him. Their convict...

OPINION: The Daily Northwestern made a mistake, journalists should help them

OPINION: The Daily Northwestern made a mistake, journalists should help them

Moss Brennan, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2019

Believe it or not, journalists are human. Journalists, young and old, make mistakes. The mistakes a journalist makes can range from a tiny misspelling or a huge fact error. Either way, mistakes are mistakes, and humans will make them. But, the key for journalists, especially student journalists, is...

The Tea: Definition by Diagnosis

The Tea: Definition by Diagnosis

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2019

For the past decade, the month of November has been different for me. I’ve donated to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research each November for the past ten years, even with my allowance as a 12-year-old. November is the month cancer first directly impacted my life. The month when my grandfa...

OPINION: Western companies can’t just bow down to China

OPINION: Western companies can’t just bow down to China

Ricky Barker, Columnist

November 14, 2019

 Daryl Morey, the general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, wrote, “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong” on Twitter Oct. 4. Seemingly, this would be an unproblematic message in the United States, standing with people who are fighting for civil rights in another country. However, Morey del...

OPINION: Donald Trump is helping the progressive movement

OPINION: Donald Trump is helping the progressive movement

Caleb Garbuio

November 8, 2019

President Donald Trump has done more for progressive causes than any progressive activist has in the 21st Century. While Trump is the furthest thing from a progressive president, his tenure in office has inspired progressive activists to take to the streets and voice their concerns. According to a 201...

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