Lena Bodenhamer

Lena Bodenhamer (24C) is from Fort Collins, Colorado, majoring in philosophy, politics and law. Bodenhamer is an aspiring human rights lawyer who also enjoys running and exploring Atlanta.

Abortion refugees: the future of American abortion bans

Wikimedia Commons/Senate Democrats In 2011, El Salvadoran Maria Teresa Rivera woke up handcuffed to her hospital bed after enduring a miscarriage. In the eyes of Salvadoran law, her miscarriage was a guise for an illegal abortion, and she was sentenced to 40 years in prison for aggravated homicide. Separated from her 12-year-old son for four [...]

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Chain of Change: Students Fight Against Food Insecurity

Changing the world is an ambitious goal, but few act on this desire or know where to start. For Atlanta local Iris Wickham (24C) and her friend Natalia Szalay (24C), their starting point was Emory University’s Dobbs Common Table (DCT).  In 2020, Wickham and Szalay revived the dormant “Emory Food Chain” organization, which aims to [...]

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Vegan Leather Is Not as Sustainable as it May Seem

(Emory Wheel/Gabriella Lewis) As recent data supporting the sustainability of a vegan diet has surfaced, the vegan lifestyle has swept across the United States, and the fashion industry is no exception. Brands and consumers are striving to incorporate veganism into other areas of their lives. From this movement, the vegan leather trend has arisen. Whether [...]

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A Cabinet That Reflects the People: Biden’s Representative Advisers

A Biden administration entails a Biden cabinet, and his roster of nominations are both promising in representation and qualification. While some have been criticized as overly centrist and non-ideological, his choices demonstrate a deep commitment to holistic advising and an attentive policy agenda.  In simple terms, the cabinet advises the president. Each cabinet member plays [...]

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