The Appalachian

Opinion: Going vegetarian isn’t to protect animals

Anne Buie

Anne Buie

August 29, 2012

Recently, I gave up meat cold turkey. I never really thought I would go vegetarian. I'm never one to turn down a hamburger, and I used to get a BLT from Jimmy John's at least once a week.And then, I spent my summer working in a kitchen. It was there I quickly realized my disgust for the meat industry is...

Cartoon: Republicans abandon Akin

Akin Cartoon

August 29, 2012

Cartoon: ANDREW COX, Editorial Cartoonist {nomultithumb}...

Challenge: Can you say neither to paper or plastic?

Abbi Pittman

Abbi Pittman

August 29, 2012

I went on a cereal run the other day with a friend. Hold up, it gets better. Unnamed friend bought milk too. (To protect the privacy of this unnamed person, I will not reveal that she is Anne Buie, managing editor of The Appalachian.) And now – wait for it – she also got a bag. A plastic b...

Letter from the Editor: Your student newspaper is here to serve you

Hannah Pomphrey

Anne Buie

August 28, 2012

We're not the same newspaper we were a year ago.We have a redesigned website, our print edition has gotten a major facelift, and we're offering more ways to view our content. And, as you may have noticed if you've visited TheAppalachianOnline.com over the last week, we have fresh news every morning in...

Opinion: Despite allegations, Armstrong still a champion

Opinion: Despite allegations, Armstrong still a champion

Anne Buie

August 28, 2012

The use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletics isn't a new development. However, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's decision to strip seven-time Tour de France winning cyclist Lance Armstrong of his wins starting in 1998 is a new development, and it's one I find baseless and borderline s...

Cartoon: Romney quiet on abortion

Andrew Cox

Abbi Pittman

August 27, 2012

  Cartoon: Andrew Cox, Editorial Cartoonist...

Cartoon: Did we forget about Syria?

Cartoon: Did we forget about Syria?

Abbi Pittman

August 27, 2012

Cartoon: MICHAEL BRAGG, Senior A&E Reporter  {nomultithumb}...

Opinion: A vote for Romney is a vote against education

Lindsay Bookout

Abbi Pittman

August 27, 2012

“Romney Ryan 2012.” You may have seen this message chalked on walkways and staircases across the university this past week. Now, I don’t affiliate myself with either political party, but seeing Gov. Mitt Romney’s name scrawled all over a college campus is a little disconcerting – especially after what ...

Opinion: This conservative’s concern is love

Abbi Pittman

August 23, 2012

Love. It’s kind of a simple thing – or at least it should be. There are many facets of love, all of which we define over and over again until it becomes a twisted web meaning something completely different to each individual. My question may seem simple and infantile, but why does society feel the ...

Editorial: “Sex Signals” sent the wrong signals

Anne Buie

August 23, 2012

Editor's Note: The following editorial reflects the views of the majority of the editorial board.The editorial board of The Appalachian sat among many student leaders Sunday to watch a sex and consent education program called "Sex Signals." The show claims to blend "a unique combination of improvisat...

Letter: Boycotting Chick-fil-a a step toward equal rights

Abbi Pittman

August 23, 2012

To the editor of The Appalachian,Recently you published an opinion article entitled "Don't discriminate with your protests." There are a couple things I would like to address. First, the author contends that Chick-fil-a has "fallen victim to anger and uproar as a result of Cathy's comment." To be cle...

Freshmen: College won’t be what you expected

Meghan Frick

Anne Buie

August 22, 2012

 To the freshmen walking through campus, with your lanyards and your campus maps, with your dorm keys and your State Farm cars, with your fresh AppCards and your brand-new lives...I have something to tell you about college. It won't be what you expected. It will take a while to find people who matter to yo...