Opinion

Top 5 Boone Waterfalls To Get Fingered At

Top 5 Boone Waterfalls To Get Fingered At

1. Trashcan Falls – An Appalachian classic, Trashcan Falls offers a five minute walk to a magical outcropping of rock formations and shimmering pools for your significant other to give your meat wallet a good old-fashioned finger blasting. 2. Boone Fork Falls – It’s well worth the strenuous hike to reach the awe-inspiring site of Boone Fork Falls, with 25[Read More…]

March 3, 2017 Opinion, Student-Life, Things To Know
Op-Ed: My Parents Were Supposed To Come Visit This Weekend, But I Forgot They Died In That Fire In 1999

Op-Ed: My Parents Were Supposed To Come Visit This Weekend, But I Forgot They Died In That Fire In 1999

I’m not afraid to admit that I love seeing my parents. In fact, I had been counting down the days for them to come visit me during App State’s Parents Weekend. That is, until I remembered that they both unfortunately died in that fire back in 1999. Quite the disappointing revelation. I honestly can’t believe it had slipped my mind[Read More…]

November 5, 2016 Opinion
Op-Ed: I Wore Blackface For A Day To See What It’s Like To Be Blind Soul Musician Ray Charles

Op-Ed: I Wore Blackface For A Day To See What It’s Like To Be Blind Soul Musician Ray Charles

  Ray Charles, who is often referred to as ‘The High Priest of Soul,’ faced many limitations as a result of becoming completely blind at an early age. To try to understand the challenges he endured during his career in the Civil Rights era, I made the decision to wear blackface for a whole day.   Almost immediately, I felt[Read More…]

September 2, 2016 Opinion, Things To Know
7 Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew During Yesterday’s History Final

7 Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew During Yesterday’s History Final

Life is tough. I have often thought that if I could teach my past-self the lessons I know now, I would have turned out differently. It is my hope that somebody can learn from mistakes, which is why I decided to share a few things I wish my younger self knew while taking my history exam yesterday. 1. Denmark and[Read More…]

May 11, 2016 Opinion
Op-Ed: To The Girl Wearing Pajama Pants To Class–Who Hurt You?

Op-Ed: To The Girl Wearing Pajama Pants To Class–Who Hurt You?

We’ve all been there before man. We wake up one day with the feeling of an overbearing cloud of apathy and restlessness, stare at our pants on the floor and just think, “fuck it, I’m just going in the old pj’s today.” Despite your laid back attitude and ability to pull off the “I just got out bed 5 minutes[Read More…]

April 8, 2016 Opinion, Student-Life
5 Words I Just Made Up

5 Words I Just Made Up

   Emunerous Adjective: The quality of bullshitting but confidently and charismatically. Ex: “Josh’s synopsis of the required reading he obviously didn’t do was endearingly emunerous.”      Fluringinal Adjective: Something satisfying but utterly disgusting. Ex: “Dude I cleaned my ear with my car key and now my car won’t start but MAN was it fluringinal.”      Spudge Noun: The black/brown crusty goop[Read More…]

February 26, 2016 Opinion
Op-Ed: I Have An Unpopular Opinion and I Am Scared

Op-Ed: I Have An Unpopular Opinion and I Am Scared

By: Anonymous I was taught throughout my life that if you stand up for what you believe in, people will respect you. At college, I’ve found that this couldn’t be farther from the truth and the only opinions that can be shared publicly must follow the general consensus of the population. But you know what? Fuck it, here it goes:[Read More…]

February 11, 2016 Opinion
Op-Ed: We Get It, You Like Sriracha

Op-Ed: We Get It, You Like Sriracha

Alright pal, we get it: you like Sriracha. And you know, most people don’t hate it, but that’s really no excuse to abuse it. If you sit down and mix a little with your rice and beans, or even with your egg noodles, I wouldn’t bat an eye; if you had stopped at that agreeable point, I certainly wouldn’t have[Read More…]

February 4, 2016 Opinion
7 Ways to Tell That You’ve “Become Appalachian”

7 Ways to Tell That You’ve “Become Appalachian”

The only restaurants you visit are ones that you know for sure sell granola, and you have given your phone number to every other restaurant in town so that they can call you if they ever should start selling granola.   You know the best way to clear your head is to just go for a long hike while shouting[Read More…]

January 15, 2016 Opinion, Student-Life, Things To Know
Op-Ed: If White Privilege Is Real, Why Did Catherine Leave Me?

Op-Ed: If White Privilege Is Real, Why Did Catherine Leave Me?

Lately, I’ve been bombarded by liberals on social media telling me to check my privilege. They constantly say that, as a white person, I have a natural head-start on people of other races. But I have one question for them: if white privilege is real, why did my wife Catherine leave me? I’m well aware of what the statistics say: As[Read More…]

December 3, 2015 Opinion