Three Emory Sisters Unite Amidst Pandemic

Hailing from Hoover, Alabama, a suburb near Birmingham, the three Mahmood sisters — Aisha Mahmood (18C, 20PH), Fizza Mahmood (21C) and Mahaa Mahmood (18Ox, 20C) — all chose to attend Emory University, pursuing public health, medicine and law, respectively. As first generation and low-income students, the sisters have faced housing and academic hardships together as a [...]

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The University Must Close During Religious Holidays

One of the COVID-19 pandemic’s most disappointing effects on my life has been preventing my family from celebrating the Jewish holiday Passover together. This isn’t the first year I’ve felt terribly alone during this cherished time. Before coming to Emory, I attended New York City public schools, which intentionally hold spring break during the week [...]

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University Closure? Okay, Zoomer

Emory has completed its first week of online classes via Zoom, the learning platform of choice that totally isn’t selling your data to Facebook. I’ve already shared complaints with my friends about stuffy virtual discussion groups, but after experiencing the luxury of rolling out of bed two minutes before class to turn on my lecture, [...]

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Graduation Application Process is Confusing and Inconsistent

As a student graduating from the College this May, I am excited to spread my Eagle wings and fly, or at least walk, across the stage and away from four long years of undergraduate education. While applications for graduate schools, jobs and other opportunities evoke stress in many students at this time, the application for [...]

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Professors Should Incorporate Technology into Classroom

There is no doubt that a room full of students on their phones instead of engaged with a PowerPoint presentation is frustrating to professors. However, presentations that only regurgitate information and could easily be made accessible online are monotonous for students. There is recent extensive research on the pros and cons of technology in education. [...]

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