Brammhi Balarajan

Brammhi Balarajan (23C) is from Las Vegas, majoring in political science and English and creative writing. She is the Assistant Opinion Editor and her column, Brammhi’s Ballot, focuses on national politics. Outside of the Wheel, she’s involved with Emory SaRaas, APIDAA and Matriculate.

In Wake of Protests, We Must Defund Police

In the last few weeks, Black Lives Matter protests have spread across the U.S. like wildfire. Americans everywhere have risen in defiance of police brutality that has long plagued our nation. Amid these protests, a movement seeking to defund police departments has arisen, and we must continue to amplify this movement.  While calls for reform [...]

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Ahmaud Arbery Deserves Justice. We Must Ensure It Happens.

On May 6, a video chronicling the tragic shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man killed by two white men while jogging, provoked nationwide outrage. Despite that the shooting occured on Feb. 23, Gregory and Travis McMichael, the two men who pursued and shot Arbery, were not arrested until May 7, largely because of [...]

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Here’s How We Can Appeal to Sanders’ Base and Unify the Democrats

On April 8, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ended his presidential campaign, paving the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to become the Democratic presidential nominee. Perhaps the biggest challenge for Biden in the coming months will be unifying his moderate Democratic base and Sanders’ progressive supporters. Motivating young people to vote and to support [...]

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Coronavirus Affirms Need for Comprehensive Health Care Reform

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation, the 2020 presidential election has been relegated to the backburner as Washington scrambles to fix our deteriorating economy and public health system. As of April 3, the U.S. has seen over 380,000 cases and 12,000 deaths. With around 27.5 million U.S. residents lacking health insurance, Americans have been [...]

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Time’s Up, Biden

This past week, #TimesUpBiden and #UnEndorseBiden was trending on Twitter in response to a recent sexual assault allegation against Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. While Biden has previously been accused of sexual harrassment, Tara Reade is the first to openly accuse Biden of sexual assault. In a previous article, I endorsed [...]

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