Patrick Czabala

Patrick Czabala (23C) is from Roswell, Georgia, majoring in chemistry and music performance. Outside of writing for the Wheel, he works at Kaldi's Coffee, enjoys backpacking and spends time at the University Catholic Center at Emory.

Emory, Stay Out of Our Sewage

In a Sept. 20 email to the Undergraduate Residential Center Building D residents, the Offices of Residence Life and Housing Operations and Student Health Services quietly acknowledged that the University has been testing wastewater from student-occupied apartments for COVID-19. Such behavior is a reprehensible and blatant violation of our right to individual privacy. Emory must [...]

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Emory Can and Should Reopen. Here’s Why.

On July 17, Emory announced that it will prohibit most students from living on campus this fall. The conversation about whether universities should reopen, thus, could not be more relevant. But one thing is clear: fully-remote education (with limited exceptions for first-year courses and advanced labs) will further impair student learning. It is wholly unnecessary [...]

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Ballot Battle: Vote Trump for Capitalism

The outcome of the 2020 election will answer a poignant question: has America forgotten why we fought and won World War II and the Cold War? These wars told us that individualism, not collectivism, prevails. President Donald J. Trump has done a stellar job protecting God-given rights and continuing economic growth. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), [...]

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To Combat Abortion, Vote GOP

When 61 million individuals have been killed in the United States by one cause in the past 40 years, there should be public outcry.  A few weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump became the first sitting president to address the March for Life, an annual, peaceful protest of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. [...]

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A Conservative’s Defense of Billionaires

A recent Emory Wheel op-ed by Brammhi Balarajan (23C) suggested that “Billionaires Should not Exist.” But billionaires can exist, and I believe they are beneficial. The core of Balarajan’s argument lies in taking billionaires’ money through a so-called “wealth tax” to reduce social inequality. The wealth tax, as proposed by some presidential candidates, is both [...]

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