Sara Perez

Sara Perez (24C) is from Managua, Nicaragua, possibly majoring in political science and mathematics. Outside of the Wheel, she is involved in 4 Justice and Emory’s debate team. You can also catch her drinking insane amounts of coffee and rewatching the same shows for the nth time.

A defense for performative activism

(Wikimedia Commons/Rhododendrites) Social media continues to be an ever-present phenomena in our lives, shaping our actions and the version of ourselves we share with the world. But the moment we allowed social media to take an important place in our lives, we made social activism an inherently empty act to gain clout as a conscious, [...]

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How student advocates changed the name of a course about Mexico’s history

Palacio de Bellas Artes, México D.F. (Wikimedia Commons/Diego Delso) As the Latinx community in America continues to suffer from discrimination and racism, the original title of a fall 2021 history course by Associate Professor Yanna Yannakakis’ sparked intense backlash among Emory’s Latinx community.  The HIST 360 class, originally named “Mexico: Aztecs to Narcos,” covers Mexican [...]

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America’s Cataclysmic Interventionism Must End

The capitol riot. (Emory Wheel/ Mia Usman) Following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, all I saw highlighted on social media was “this is not America.” World leaders and politicians sympathized with the U.S. and condemned the fatal storming of the U.S. Capitol. Perhaps unsurprisingly, though, this was not the first attempted coup by a [...]

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Latin America’s Femicide Crisis Demands Attention 

On Jan. 1, in post-new year fashion, I was scrolling through a Facebook feed inundated with resolution posts until I came across an article from a Nicaraguan news outlet that reported the first femicide in 2021 had already occurred in the country that morning. Her name was Damaris Torres. Unfortunately, Torres’ killing is an all-too-common [...]

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