Ryan Callahan

[email protected] | Ryan Callahan (22C) is from Richboro, Pennsylvania, majoring in philosophy, politics and law. Callahan previously served as the Wheel’s sports editor and currently serves as the Co-President of Emory’s Pre-Law Society. If he’s not at Kaldi’s, you can find him watching the Sixers or replaying the Batman Arkham games.

Bigger Than Baseball: The Legacy of Hank Aaron

On Emory’s Atlanta campus, stories above the cigar-smoking statue of Robert W. Woodruff, lies a legend. Well, pieces of one.  In 2014, three Emory baseball players curated the “He Had a Hammer: The Legacy of Hank Aaron in Baseball and American Culture” exhibit at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The [...]

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It’s Time to Pay College Athletes | Callahan’s Corner

The persistent tumult of 2020 will not be missed as we declare our resolutions for 2021. Last year was as historic as it was devastating, presenting us with the challenge — nay, the duty — to enact serious systemic change across racial, gender, social and economic lines to correct our harmful pasts and presents. Aside [...]

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Callahan’s Corner | Players Decide Time Is Up

In an unprecedented move, the Milwaukee Bucks, the best team in the NBA and led by reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, boycotted Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Orlando Magic in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 23. The shooting — in which Blake, a [...]

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Why We Need Sports | Callahan’s Corner

America and the world are in crisis. The crippling economy and public health disaster that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the nationwide protests in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, have left us tattered.  This column has always focused on sports; I’ve covered topics ranging from the morality [...]

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The Snyder Cut is Coming. Will More Director’s Cuts Follow?

Large corporations often prioritize profits over creativity, a pattern perhaps most obvious in the film industry, where rushed films and remakes of classic movies dominate theaters. Yet, a public grassroots campaign for justice has just triumphed over an entertainment conglomerate and could send shockwaves through cinema.  Indeed, over two years since its less-than-stellar theatrical release, [...]

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