Demetrios Mammas

Demetrios Mammas (23C) is from Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in political science and psychology. When he's not writing op-eds and reviews for the Wheel, he can 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 Mammas at [email protected]

College academics are a behemoth of mental health problems. Let’s Take a Wrecking Ball to It.

(Emory Wheel / Alison Barlow) What student hasn’t experienced some form of the ever-invasive academic stress creeping into their lives and affecting their mental well-being during their time in college?  Colleges serve as bastions for propping a competitive culture that pits students against students and degrades mental health without offering much in return. Universities take [...]

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‘Invincible’ Season 1: A Delightfully Raw Superhero Reimagination

This review contains spoilers.  After coming off the bombastic season two finale of “The Boys,” the Amazon Prime Video queue recommended to me “Invincible” — a show whose existence I only vaguely associated with its comic-book creator, Robert Kirkman. I wearily thought it looked like a stereotypical superhero coming of age story filled with the [...]

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There Is No Escaping the Fact that ‘Hades’ Is Phenomenal

This game review contains spoilers. During the winter break, I finally got the chance to catch up on a deluge of games I’d neglected throughout an interminable semester. As I went through them, trying to relax, one shined brightly above the others for its gripping storytelling, beautiful visuals, immersive world-building, fluid gameplay and emphatic performances [...]

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The Epochs of Goldwater and Reagan Conservatism Must End

The Republican Party is not what it used to be. In the 1960s, Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) spearheaded its push into hard-line fiscal conservatism, swearing to curtail government programs whenever and wherever possible. Two decades later, under President Ronald Reagan, the party established its preference for religious liberty over civil rights to curry favor with [...]

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