Adam Heckman

Adam Heckman (21C) is from Athens, Georgia, majoring in film and media studies and minoring in psychology. Outside of the Wheel, he is a programming associate for the New York City Short Film Festival. He likes movies, video games, hiking and soccer.

Blue Donkey Blends, Ranked

Illustration by Ulia Ahn One of the biggest disappointments of this Zoom semester is that I can’t stop by Kaldi’s or Blue Donkey for a daily cup of overpriced joe. Like many college students, I depend on the burst of vitality that only caffeine or a perfectly timed power nap can provide.   For those living [...]

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Sophomores Connect ‘Humans of Emory’ Through Stories, Virtual Events

Though social media has been criticized for its superficiality, one group of Emory students has used Instagram to create a close-knit community for a student body scattered across the globe. On July 5, Hannah Jian (23C) and Kristina Trifonova (23C) launched The Humans of Emory, a platform that aims to “connect, uplift and humanize” the [...]

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Students Fight Against a Loneliness Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged Americans emotionally, socially and economically — and its destruction is far from over. As social distancing measures leave thousands in their homes, many senior citizens, the group most vulnerable to the virus, have been faced a disproportionate risk of physical and mental harm. Rafey Khan (21C), Leanne Jeong (22C), Lia [...]

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Professor Scours Globe to Transform Western Medicine With Medical Plants

For the average American, the term “plant-based” evokes images of dietary supplements and alternative herbal medicines. For many areas of the world, however, plants are the primary source of health care. Assistant Professor of Dermatology and ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave (00C) travels the world to study how plants are used in different cultures as food, medicine [...]

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