Ally Hom

Ally Hom (she/her, 24C) is from Orange County, California. She is planning on majoring in business administration with a concentration in film and media management. Outside of the Wheel, Hom is a member of Emory Crew and is an extra in movies and TV shows filming in Atlanta.

Healthy Restaurant Review: Chop’t Edition

College is a time for weight gain. As someone who tries to be healthy, it can be difficult to find healthier alternatives to foods offered at Emory. But when I ventured off campus to Chopt, located in Toco Hills Shopping Center, it became one of my favorite spots. With a build-your-own salad at the heart [...]

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The Politicization of Food is Diminishing Its Simplicity | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

Tunde Wey, Nigerian chef. (Emory Wheel/Ally Hom) For most people, trying to tackle the racial inequity in health care is a multi-faceted problem, complicated by numerous factors like race, socioeconomic status and inadequate accessibility. But for Tunde Wey, a Nigerian chef and founder of BabyZoos, his solution was simple: applesauce.  Wey’s start-up company, BabyZoos, sells [...]

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the SGA Elections Debacle

The 2021 Student Government Association (SGA) presidential runoff elections were thrown in disarray when Fourth-year College Council Legislator Sun Woo Park (19Ox, 21C) filed a petition with the Constitutional Council on March 24 alleging that student government officials and candidates violated the Code of Elections. Constitutional Council’s public hearing will take place over Zoom on [...]

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Life Lessons From a Beloved YouTuber and Pastry Chef

Claire Saffitz, former host of Bon Appétit's "Gourmet Makes" channel (The Emory Wheel/Ally Hom) For the last three weeks, as I complete my treacherous goal of running every day, I have unapologetically binged Claire Saffitz’s  “Gourmet Makes” videos while running on the treadmill as a means of curbing my boredom. Saffitz attempts to recreate numerous [...]

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The Silver Lining of the Pandemic: A Catalyst to Revolutionizing Pizza

Bazbeaux's Pizza Delivery Box (Ally Hom/The Emory Wheel) Since the onset of the pandemic over a year ago, the restaurant industry has sustained devastating losses. By December 2020, the National Restaurant Association reported that 17% of restaurants permanently closed and 87% of businesses faced a 36% drop in sales revenue. As a result, restaurants feel [...]

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