Lydia O'Neal

A College senior studying economics and French, Lydia O’Neal has written for The Morning Call, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Consumer Reports Magazine and USA Today College. She began writing for the News section during her freshman year and began illustrating for the Wheel in the spring of her junior year. Lydia is studying in Paris for the fall 2015 semester.

Bon Appétit Workers Criticize Changes

Bon Appétit Management Company, a subsidiary of Compass Group USA, has made a name for itself as a fair-trade food service and advocate for farmers’ rights. Some of its Emory employees, however, paint a less positive picture of the company. Nearly a year ago, Emory University selected Bon Appétit to replace its then-food service contractor [...]

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University Responds to Paris Terror Attacks

PARIS — As a group of coordinated terrorist attacks struck parts of northern and central Paris and a stadium just north of the city, Emory students studying in the French capital took to social media on Friday night to assure their loved ones of their safety. By early Saturday morning (Paris time), the Wheel confirmed [...]

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An Inside Look: the New Campus Life Center

“If I had to describe the new building, I’d say it’s an extrovert,” Turan Duda said. Duda is a design partner at Duda Paine Architects, the firm that — along with its partner MHTN Architects — beat out five other semifinalist firms to transform the west end of the Dobbs University Center (DUC): Dobbs Market, [...]

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News Briefs: KA Suspended, New Dining Options and More

KA Suspended for Three Years After the Office of Student Conduct determined that Kappa Alpha (KA) had violated the University’s Anti-Hazing Policy in late April, the fraternity was removed from campus and will not be permitted to reestablish its chapter for another three years, according to Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life spokesperson David Furhman. [...]

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Designer Kenneth Cole Draws Laughs at 2015 Class Day

Before designer, activist and founder of his namesake shoe company Kenneth Cole (’76C) addressed the senior class of 2015 for Class Day on Thursday night, he asked them not to judge him. “Disclaimer: I’m not a speaker; I have a day job — I sell stuff, some days more than others, in different places, in [...]

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