Erik Alexander

In 1983 Alfred Smith and Galen Black were fired from their jobs after testing positive for mescaline, the main compound in the illegal and hallucinogenic peyote cactus. As members of the Native American Church, they had not ingested peyote for ...

Last week, the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) issued a policy banning Iranian nationals from attending some of its graduate programs in science and engineering. After receiving a week’s worth of public backlash and consulting with the State Department, the ...

Outside of the Michael C. Carlos Museum I met with a friend of mine. Out of the blue a stranger, without my friend’s consent, took his photograph. I have heard other students mention similar incidents happening to them since the ...

At long last, the economy appears to be improving. ​So who do we thank? President Barack Obama? The Federal Reserve? Oil companies? Mitch McConnell would have us thank the GOP, which took control of Congress on January 3. “The uptick ...

By Erik Alexander Assistant Editorial Editor Here I am, a college student reviewing my semester at four a.m. Overall, the semester’s been a pretty bland one. I did decide to change my major from economics to history. An enormous amount ...

  Eternal recurrence is a philosophical concept coined by 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche which relates the idea that, as explained by Rustin Cohle from “True Detective,” “time is a flat circle.” The events that take place throughout the universe ...

By Erik Alexander Say your phone malfunctions while you’re in the middle of sending a text. How do you react? Do you call the phone a bad word? Do you question the aptitude of its designer? The phone is a ...

It is common knowledge that people smoke cigarettes behind the bushes outside of the back end of Bowden Hall. Since Emory has a tobacco ban, it does not provide these smokers with the proper means of disposing of their cigarette ...

You, reader, are surely very intelligent and hardworking, and you must be quite busy with your many activities. Perhaps you are stressed and harried and barely have two minutes to greet a friend. You probably use your phone excessively to ...