Sofia Himmel

[email protected] | Sofia Himmel (23C) is from Philadelphia, PA. and is undecided with her major but on the pre-BBA track. When not writing for the Wheel, Himmel spends her time working on the Greek Council for the Emory Hillel and virtually tutoring elementary school students. After “trusting the process” for years, Himmel still wishes the Sixers offered Jimmy Butler the max salary slot.

Rap and Athletics: An Entanglement for the Stars

Over the last several years, the music industry has seen a dramatic rise in rap music. Not only has rap surpassed rock as the most consumed music genre in the U.S., but rappers have also played an increasingly important role in politics. Most notably, though, rap has become ingrained in professional sports.  Many teams across [...]

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Rebuilt and Rebranded: 76ers Seek New Coach, Horizons

After seven seasons of high highs and low lows, Brett Brown’s career as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers has come to an end. Brown’s dismissal from the team occurred shortly after the 76ers were swept in the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics on Aug. 23. While his [...]

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Emory Athletic Teams Face Novel Challenges Without Fall Season

The Emory men's club ultimate frisbee team, "Juice," huddles during a tournament in 2015. The team now hopes to gain new members despite barriers set by the pandemic./ James Crissman (15C) While the fall semester is markedly different from an academic standpoint, athletics, perhaps, have felt even greater the wrath of this pandemic. Although some [...]

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Braves’ Young Core Opens 2020 Season with a Bang

The Atlanta Braves discuss gameplay in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 18, 2018. This year, the Braves are partaking in the MLB's shortened season due to coronavirus./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons With very few professional sports continuing during the coronavirus pandemic, the fate of the 2020 Major League Baseball (MLB) season was [...]

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