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.

Voters, Unify Behind the Democratic Candidate

A friend recently told me that if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) didn’t win the primary, they’d rather sit out of the election than vote for former Vice President Joe Biden. Personally, I’ve criticized Biden for his poor voting record and endorsed Sanders as the best poised candidate to lead our nation and defeat President Donald [...]

Read More

Ballot Battle: Vote Sanders for Morality

In the height of the civil rights movement, one white man chained himself to several black women protesting segregated schools. Even when the police arrested him, he kicked. Screamed. Resisted. He used his white privilege to champion minority rights. That man was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). A few years later, on the other hand, President [...]

Read More

DNC Excludes Minority Voices

After failing to win any delegates in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, respectively, Andrew Yang and Deval Patrick dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, leaving an all-white field of Democratic candidates. That homogeneity stands in stark contrast to the beginning of the race, which was characterized by the most diverse debate stages [...]

Read More

Iowa Caucuses Must Go App-Free

The Iowa caucuses yielded surprising results: former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg took the lead while former Vice President Joe Biden placed fourth. However, the process was also riddled with errors, as a New York Times analysis showed irregularities in data from more than 100 precincts. The app used to report vote totals was [...]

Read More

It’s Time to Stop Obsessing Over College Rankings

Emory is one of the best schools in the nation, ranked 21st in US News and World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. But many of our fellow students seem to disagree. I’ve heard many of my disgruntled peers complain about Emory’s ranking and feel as though they’ve missed out on attending a higher-ranked school.  In [...]

Read More