Reopening Campus Prioritizes Money Over Lives

When you live in Georgia, a state in which the government has published false COVID-19 incidence data, and your family and friends back home in New York City haunt you with the mantra, “death looms over the city,” you become cynical. Skepticism of the government, your communities and even your family and closest friends outlasts [...]

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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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