Lauren Balotin

Lauren is an Environmental Science and Media Studies double major from Braselton, Georgia. She is a staff writer for the Emory Wheel, a member of Pi Beta Phi, president of Emory Running Club and a member of the Emory Environment Senate Committee. In her free time, she likes to play with her four dogs, including one named Kat!

Student Created Travel Website Takes Off

College juniors Alexandra Warren and Sydney Hertz felt overwhelmed with questions while planning for their study abroad trip to London this past fall, so they decided to create All Things Abroad (ATA), a travel guide that aims to “inform and broaden” overseas experiences, according to its website. The guide provides articles in areas ranging from [...]

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Quilt on the Quad Commemorates Victims of AIDS

Students and faculty gathered for Emory’s Quilt on the Quad event on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, to commemorate victims of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The event, which took place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., displayed over 800 quilt panels, featured free and confidential HIV testing and an information fair. The event was moved [...]

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Students to Attend Paris Conference on Climate Change

This month, 10 Emory undergraduates and two faculty members will travel to Paris, France for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). The conference will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. COP21 unites countries that share a common goal of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon neutrality to avoid the extreme consequences [...]

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Student Spotlight: Casidy Campbell

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, College senior and Emory Black Student Union (EBSU) Senior Student Staff Administrator Casidy Campbell led protests in response to the racial tensions and uproars that have pervaded the University of Missouri and Yale University campuses. Demonstrators marched out of Asbury Circle to block traffic on Clifton Road, expressing their opinion that [...]

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Jackie Cruz Gets Personal at Culture Shock

Jackie Cruz, a cast member of Orange Is the New Black, addressed roughly 500 Emory students during College Council’s (CC) third annual “Culture Shock this past Friday, speaking about the struggles she overcame to become an actress. “I’m living my dream,” Cruz said to her audience in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB). [...]

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