Rachel Broun

Rachel Broun (23C) is from Carrboro, North Carolina, majoring in anthropology and women's, gender and sexuality studies. She writes for the Editorial Board. Outside of the Wheel, Broun often finds herself doing crafts, working for Theater Emory and watching "The Real Housewives" series.

Editorial Dissent: Conservatives, You Can Speak. We Don’t Have to Listen.

Engaging with the “other side” is easy when it doesn’t degrade, dehumanize and deprive you of your identity.  As highlighted by a recent Wheel news article, some conservative students are hesitant to openly discuss their views on campus. They noted it is especially difficult to engage in debates with organizations and students with differing views. [...]

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White Women, It’s Your Fault Too

Content warning: This article includes references to racial violence against Emmett Till. In a recent  live stream on Instagram, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) relayed her harrowing experience within the Capitol on Jan. 6, where white supremacists stormed the building and brought about destruction, pain and turmoil. She narrated the terrifying ordeal she experienced and even [...]

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Listen to Black Students. Stop Ignoring Their Pain.

This past spring, Emory administrators and students alike stood against the recent killings of unarmed Black people by the police. Pledges to work toward greater equity for students across Emory, especially Black, Indigenous and people of color, flooded social media. The rejection of racism came in the form of infographics, promises and well-intended statements of [...]

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It’s Not on Black Women to Save You

In becoming the 49th vice president of the U.S., Kamala Harris gave away the only Senate seat held by an African American woman. Cori Bush, an African American woman and freshman member of the House of Representatives, tweeted, “Black women shouldn’t have to sacrifice our representation at one table to have a seat at another.” [...]

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Emory Needs to End Performative Mental Health Measures

Seventy-two hours. That’s the amount of time Emory designated for “breaks” throughout the upcoming spring semester. It’s not enough time to binge watch all of “Queer Eye,” evaluate if it’s really the right time to change your major or even take a long enough nap to feel rested. Yet these 72 hours are all undergraduates [...]

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