Martin Shane Li

Martin Li (he/him) (22Ox) is from Rockville, Maryland, majoring in philosophy, and neuroscience and behavioral biology. Outside the Wheel, he is involved in the Oxford Chess club and Leftist Coalition.

Our Buildings Bear Confederate Names. This Cannot Stand.

In November, President-elect Joe Biden unexpectedly won Georgia in the 2020 presidential election. A few months later, Georgia elected two Democratic senators for the first time in two decades. This is a time of great change in the Peach State; new voices like former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who boosted Georgia’s Black voter turnout [...]

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How the Emory Whig Has Succeeded

Ripped jeans are a closet staple because, even though they’re brand new, they look like they have history, and this distressed look is attractive. Surprisingly, the same principle can be applied to the recently founded Emory Whig. The Whig, a student-run conservative publication, mimics an old conservative aesthetic to incite backlash and feed its founders’ [...]

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Oxford College Doesn’t Care About Their Sophomores

On Oct. 15, sophomores at Oxford College received the news that they will not be returning to campus for spring semester. This means that the Class of 2021 will have only spent a semester and a half on the Oxford campus before transitioning to the Atlanta campus for their junior year.  Fielding questions from sophomores [...]

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Emory Is Not an Environmentally Friendly Institution

When I first arrived on campus this year, I was pleasantly surprised by Emory’s active effort to communicate their climate goals and the presence of recycling and composting bins in lieu of trash cans.  Despite such measures, Emory is far from being entirely environmentally friendly. Emory maintains close ties with the mass-polluting Coca-Cola Company, and [...]

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