Sara Khan

Sara Khan (23C) is from Fairfax, Va., and she majors in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and minors in English. Outside of the Wheel, Khan also serves as a research assistant in the Dilks Lab, a freshman representative for Emory Muslim Students Association and is a committee member for both GlobeMed and Emory University Atlanta Pediatric Cancer Outreach. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, binge-watching movies, playing tennis and telling people that northern Virginia isn't a part of the South.

Non-Black POC, It’s Time to Educate Ourselves and Become True Allies

I can’t count the number of times I’ve let anti-Black racist remarks from family members slide simply because I was afraid to confront them about their behavior. When I was finally able to muster the courage to explain how offensive their statements were, my words never seemed to be enough to help them understand their [...]

Read More

‘Indian Matchmaking’ Isn’t a Perfect Match, But Worth the Compromise

Shortly after the release of Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever,” which was recently renewed for a second season, Netflix debuts another original series highlighting the South Asian experience. Smriti Mundhra’s documentary “Indian Matchmaking” explores the arranged marriage process with top Mumbai-based matchmaker Sima Taparia at the center of the show’s exciting dates, nervous breakdowns [...]

Read More

Returning to Campus Warrants Grave Caution

After many local and state governments nationwide reopened their economies in early June, California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently rolled back such efforts in 30 counties, a move mirrored by other hard-hit states, including Florida and Texas. Although cases have been rising rapidly in Georgia, warranting new reversal policies, in Gov. Brain Kemp’s address this Wednesday, [...]

Read More

Think Twice before Taking Harmful Diet Advice from Celebrities

Celebrities’ influence on our decisions is both pervasive and unhealthy. In the age of social media, Americans’ obsession with reaching their unreasonable standards of beauty causes us to spend over $16.5 billion on plastic surgery, and about 59 million Americans spend money on ineffectual, dangerous health approaches that prominent celebrities regularly promote. The total spending [...]

Read More