The Appalachian

OPINION: Perks of being a bandwagon fan

OPINION: Perks of being a bandwagon fan

Meg Koch, Opinion Writer October 4, 2022

On Sept. 10, App State football made headlines with their victory over Texas A&M. For longtime fans, this was a feat to be remembered. For others, it was the first time they learned we had a football...

OPINION: America is unprepared for natural disasters

OPINION: America is unprepared for natural disasters

Bella Lantz, Opinion Writer October 4, 2022

With Hurricane Ian recently landing in southwest Florida, people are panicking and social media has been flooded with continuous posts about the hurricane. Last weekend, it came up through North Carolina,...

OPINION: Beep in Boone no longer affordable for students

OPINION: Beep in Boone no longer affordable for students

El Shedrick, Opinion Writer September 29, 2022

If you are a student at App State, you’ve most likely heard of Beep. With over 30,000 members, the Boone Student Beeper Facebook is a fairly simple way to get a ride around the Boone area. All users...

OPINION: Dating apps and hookup culture are dehumanizing

OPINION: Dating apps and hookup culture are dehumanizing

Sydney Morgan, Opinion Writer September 28, 2022

The global pandemic temporarily closed the door on college students engaging in an in-person dating experience. Dating apps were a solution many turned to. In March 2020, Tinder recorded its highest number...

Letter to the Editor: App State stands in support of the arts

Letter to the Editor: App State stands in support of the arts

For generations, App State has fostered a campus culture that supports the arts, as evidenced by An Appalachian Summer Festival, which celebrated its 38th season this summer, The Turchin Center for the...

OPINION: Your fall favorites are determined by memories

OPINION: Your fall favorites are determined by memories

Jaiden Endress, Opinion Writer September 27, 2022

Fall is a time of change and pumpkin spice lattes. The seasonal drink is an autumn favorite, and that's not surprising. With 62% of Americans drinking coffee every day, it sees much more consumption based...

OPINION: J.K. Rowling’s newest book is anything but magical

OPINION: J.K. Rowling’s newest book is anything but magical

Thomas Turner September 22, 2022

Renowned author J.K. Rowling recently published her new book,“The Ink Black Heart,” which features characters and plotlines many have pointed out as being disturbingly similar to Rowling’s own experiences...

OPINION: College is romanticized

OPINION: College is romanticized

Bethany Hendren, Opinion Writer September 21, 2022

College is very romanticized, especially when attending a four-year university. Moving to college can be difficult, and people do not tell you about the hard parts. When students confront the difficult...

Boone Bagelry reflected in Jimmy Johns window across King Street Boone, NC. Hanging in the store is a sign that says Were competitive so is our pay. Boone Bagelry has been locally owned and operated since 1988.

COLUMN: Changing Boone through local’s eyes

Emma Shew, Opinion Writer September 20, 2022

I have lived in Watauga County, at least in some capacity, my whole life. Truth be told, I don’t think I’ve ever been outside of the county for more than two consecutive weeks as long as I have been...

Letter to the Editor: App State is too big for its britches

Letter to the Editor: App State is too big for its britches

Will Taylor September 16, 2022

Dear Editor, I have been a student at App State since 2019, and I don’t know if this gives any credibility to my argument, but I wanted to point out some things that are happening to the town and...

Letter to the Editor: Grad School, Deja vu, & 9/11

Letter to the Editor: Grad School, Deja vu, & 9/11

Thembi Scott September 15, 2022

I pause on this Sept. 11 — just as I did 21 years ago while tearily watching the devastation showing on television. My reason for reflection has to do with the incredible contrast of my life those 20...

OPINION: Biden’s loan forgiveness is desperately needed but should push further

OPINION: Biden’s loan forgiveness is desperately needed but should push further

Sam Deibler, Opinion Writer September 15, 2022

On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden announced executive action beginning partial repayment of federal student loans for millions of borrowers. President Biden’s plan arrives not a moment too soon, with debt...

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