Boris Niyonzima

[email protected] | Boris Niyonzima (20C) is from New Milford, N.J., majoring in political science and minoring in media studies. On campus, he is involved with Volunteer Emory and the Wheel, two clubs that encompass his biggest interests: community service and journalism.

Emory Students, Take Care of Yourselves

Daniel Meek/Contributing Content Warning: This op-ed discusses issues of self-harm and suicide. I started writing this piece a little over a year ago. It was the day after I was found on the floor of my single dorm in Harris Hall by a Student Intervention Services (SIS) team member and two Residence Life employees. I [...]

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Covington Catholic Students and the Heritage of White Supremacy

On May 28, 1963, a group of black college students staged a sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Miss., during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The students sat in silence until noon, when Central High School broke for lunch. A crowd of white teenage boys then descended upon the protesters, taunting [...]

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‘Black Panther:’ The Birth of a Nation

Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” is a celebration, a masterclass in world-building and a fever dream steeped in blackness. Marvel Studios has delivered on the enormous anticipation behind a film that is expected to explode at the box office. A dedication to African art, costuming and performance is what sets Coogler’s world apart from the rest [...]

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CDC Debacle Reveals Pattern of Irresponsible Appointees

Rose Kuan/Staff “I think we are pretty close to a laughingstock at this point,” Walter Shaub Jr. declared of the United States before he resigned as the director of the Office of Government Ethics (OHE) in July 2017. Two months later, former Assistant Professor at Emory School of Medicine Tom Price resigned as the Health [...]

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