Demetrios Mammas

Demetrios Mammas (23C) is from Atlanta, Georgia, and is majoring in political science and psychology. When he's not writing op-eds and reviews for the Wheel, he can generally be found working toward improving residential life as a member of the Residence Hall Association or volunteering at the nearby Veterans Hospital and Emory's Wesley Woods Senior Living facility. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, learning languages, being a Netflix fanatic, going kayaking and practicing guitar. Contact Demetrios at [email protected]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Legacy of Collegial Fearlessness

Not many members of the American judiciary ever become celebrities. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was quite the exception, and the extent to which the nation has grieved her death is a testament to that. Throughout her 27-year tenure, she single-handedly reshaped American law, issuing famously scathing dissents and establishing enduring precedents. She made the U.S. [...]

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‘Ghost of Tsushima’: A Ghost Doesn’t Need Honor

Warning: This game review contains spoilers. The year is 1274. A Mongol invasion force led by The Khan (Patrick Gallagher) has landed on a beach on Tsushima Island. Lord Shimura (Eric Steinberg) and his nephew Jin Sakai (Daisuke Tsuji) lead their samurai in an attack against the Mongols. In the chaos of battle, the Khan [...]

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‘The Last of Us Part II’: A Light in the Dark

Warning: This review contains spoilers. When I look out at the world, I see that it is ravaged by a pandemic, beset by tribalism and engrossed in violence and fear. You would think this sounds like our world, but it’s not — at least not in the same way. This is “The Last of Us,” [...]

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College Is Exorbitant. Stop Settling for the Price Tag.

How many times as a college student has someone told you that back in their day, they could pay for college by working at McDonald’s? Maybe that was once possible, but no longer. In the last 40 years, the cost of college has far outpaced wage growth, inflation and financial aid — flipping burgers just [...]

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The Problem With the American Primary System

When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) conceded the 2020 Democratic presidential primary to former Vice President Joe Biden, he brought an 18-month-long process to a close in mere seconds. Throughout the course of the primary, instead of focusing on policy, candidates have been throwing brutal jabs at each other. We’ve seen an array of individuals vowing [...]

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