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Q’s Corner: Dealing with depression and anxiety

Q’s Corner: Dealing with depression and anxiety

Q

November 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Staff Opinion

With the end of the semester looming on the horizon, mental health is the last thing on most people’s minds. That’s unfortunate because now is exactly the time of year for people to be concerned with their mental health. It’s no secret that many college students suffer from anxiety and depress...

Murder of Saudi journalism exemplifies issues with U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Murder of Saudi journalism exemplifies issues with U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Tommy Mozier, Opinion Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Staff Opinion, Top Stories

While the media and public raged, the U.S. government’s response to the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was predictably borderline apathetic. Despite claims by the Saudi government, Khashoggi was by no means a radical. A progressive but respectful cr...

Orwellian White House should scare everyone

Orwellian White House should scare everyone

Moss Brennan, News Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Staff Opinion

Reading the George Orwell novel “1984” as a high school student, it was easy to assume this dystopian future was far from the truth. Going back, however, it’s eerie to read some of the quotes. “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—the...

Letter to the Editor: Climate Change

Letter to the Editor: Climate Change

Op-Ed

November 14, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Top Stories

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report in October stating that if we do not implement “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” we are heading towards climate catastrophe. In light of the report, the university and Town of Boone must come...

Q’s Corner: Parking in Boone

Q’s Corner: Parking in Boone

Q

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Staff Opinion

In Boone finding parking is harder than finding a needle in a haystack. Actually, the needle is easier to find because at least its existence is guaranteed. In Boone, there’s no guarantee of finding parking anywhere. Well, that’s misleading. There’s a lot of parking in Boone, but most of it is ina...

OPINION: Republicans are not as religious as they claim to be

OPINION: Republicans are not as religious as they claim to be

Q

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinion, Top Stories

For some reason, the Republican Party is often conflated with Christianity, a confusing sentiment considering the majority of stances Republican policymakers take on social issues. Take, for example, Rep. Matt Shea, a state lawmaker in Washington who released a document called the “Biblical Basis for W...

Q’s Corner: No more guns

Q’s Corner: No more guns

Q

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Staff Opinion

In Matthews, North Carolina, a Butler High School student was shot by another student on Monday morning. Matthews Police confirmed that the victim, an unnamed male, died after being rushed to the hospital. Police have the suspected shooter in custody. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Clayton W...

OPINION: Campus ministries need to be be honest about their stance towards the LGBT community

OPINION: Campus ministries need to be be honest about their stance towards the LGBT community

Christine Dudley, A&C Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Staff Opinion, Top Stories

As the Trump Administration continues to invalidate the LGBT community with attempts to define transgender people out of existence, having open and affirming church communities to lean on is important. Forty-two percent of LGBT youth ages 13-17 said the community they live in is not accepting of LGBT people...

OPINION: Republican gerrymandering disenfranchises democratic voters

OPINION: Republican gerrymandering disenfranchises democratic voters

Q

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinion, Top Stories

It’s important to vote in the upcoming election, but for North Carolina voters, especially Democrats, their vote may not hold the weight they think it does. North Carolina has a rich history of gerrymandering dating back to the 1980s. Gerrymandering is the generic term for the manipulation of political b...

Letter to the Editor: Vote, even if you think it’s dumb

Letter to the Editor: Vote, even if you think it’s dumb

Op-Ed

October 26, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Top Stories

Correction: This letter, originally published Oct. 26, was updated on Oct. 30. The letter said DD Adams was a candidate for the Senate, however, DD Adams is a candidate for the House of Representatives. The Appalachian regrets this error. I’ll admit that my political background and beliefs do not lin...

Q’s Corner: Tread on me, don’t cap the state income tax

Q’s Corner: Tread on me, don’t cap the state income tax

Q

October 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Staff Opinion

Taxes are the lifeblood of America. Without them, it would be impossible for the government to get anything done. Taxes pay for schools, infrastructure, police services, fire services and other social services. That’s why it’s distressing that the North Carolina State Legislature has referred a cons...

Opinion: Duke Energy to invest millions in the Carolinas

Opinion: Duke Energy to invest millions in the Carolinas

Frank Batts

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinion

Duke Energy has outlined plans to invest $500 million in battery storage projects in North Carolina over the next 15 years. These advancements will put the company at the forefront of sustainability with the ability to store renewable energy. As of 2017, Duke owned, or had under contract, over 6,400 megawatts ...

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