Sammy John

Sammy John (20C) is from Sarasota, FL, majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology with an Ethics minor. A diehard sports fan, Sammy writes about international soccer and as any self respecting Indian religiously follows cricket. Sammy co-founded Emory Table Tennis Club in 2018, and he enjoys playing soccer and ping pong to unwind.

Silom Serves Elegant Thai & Sushi Fusion

While some food connoisseurs would never fathom eating pad thai and sushi together, Chef Nithidol “Terry” Nithithanawut did not think twice about the pairing when opening Silom Thai and Sushi bar in Nov. 11, 2019 in Buckhead.  Across from JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead and near Lenox Square mall, Silom is Chef Terry’s second restaurant following [...]

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Scary Mascots Spook Wheel Writers

Mascots are an integral part of sports fandom. It’s hard to imagine a sporting event without the over-the-top reactions of highly energetic mascots. Most mascots are cute, furry, lovable and make for great merchandise. But there are some outliers — mascots so horrifying that they elicit more fear than fun. Members of the Wheel’s sports [...]

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The Hate Within the World’s Most Beloved Sport

U.S. women’s national team forward Megan Rapinoe’s speech after receiving the Best FIFA Women’s Player 2019 on Sept. 23 took an unexpected twist. During the ceremony, held in Milan, Italy, which is notorious for its fans’ racism, Rapinoe talked about how she drew inspiration from stories of resilience in the face of racism across the [...]

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CNU Hands Eagles Their First Loss

Coming off a 2-1 overtime victory against Sewanee: The University of the South (Tenn.) on Aug. 30, the Emory women’s soccer team was unable to uphold their momentum and lost 2-0 against the Christopher Newport University (CNU) (Va.) Captains on Sept. 7. Despite registering seven shots on goal, the Eagles could not convert their chances [...]

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