Calvin Furbee

Calvin Furbee (22C) is from Columbus, Ohio, majoring in business administration and environmental science. He is a member of Emory's swim and dive team. An Ohio State Buckeye fan since birth, Furbee is also interested in urban design and American history.

Why the Upcoming Jake Paul Boxing Match is More Than Just a Meme

Controversial YouTuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul will be headlining the first Triller Fight Club boxing event on April 17 in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The four-hour pay-per-view event will be an absolute spectacle of social media personalities and celebrities, with fight commentary provided by the likes of Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, supermodel Taylor Hill [...]

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Student-Athlete: Why Emory Lacks School Spirit

A common perception held by some students is that Emory Athletics and the University at large lacks school spirit. Granted, no student comes to Emory expecting Southeastern Conference levels of school pride, whether it’s thousands of people attending sporting events or intoxicated dads tailgating in parking lots. You would expect, however, that an athletics program [...]

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Tim Tebow’s Divisive Athletic Career

After five years in minor league baseball, Tim Tebow has retired from the sport. On paper, the former Heisman Trophy winner’s baseball career is unimpressive, as Tebow was one of the worst hitters in the minor leagues in his last season. Despite this, his short-lived career surpassed many analysts’ expectations and drew record attendance numbers [...]

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Women in the UFC and the Fight for Respect

When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was asked in a 2011 interview by TMZ if there would ever be female fighters in the UFC, he adamantly responded, “Never, never.” Less than two years later, Ronda Rousey would headline her own UFC main event and go on to become one of the biggest draws [...]

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Emory Swimmer: What I Learned From COVID-19

The University Athletic Association’s (UAA) decision to cancel all winter sports, along with Emory prohibiting teams from holding practices or events throughout the fall semester, has presented myriad challenges for student athletes beyond original pandemic-related expectations. As a member of the swim and dive team, I began to understand firsthand how difficult this semester would [...]

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