Sophia LiBrandi

Sophia LiBrandi (22C) is from Dayton, Ohio, majoring in creative writing and minoring in women's, gender and sexuality studies. Outside of the Wheel, LiBrandi enjoys poetry, theatre and wandering around art museums. She was recently accepted into the Praxis student leadership board through the Center for Women at Emory. Contact LiBrandi at [email protected]

Cathy Park Hong Delivers Honesty and Hope Through Poetry Reading

On Feb. 10, Emory’s Creative Writing Program kicked off its spring reading series by hosting poet and nonfiction writer Cathy Park Hong. Emory professor and fellow poet Robyn Schiff facilitated the virtual conversation alongside Hong. Despite electronic barriers, Hong’s work shined through.  Hong has released a plethora of work over the last 20 years. Her [...]

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‘Evil Eye’ Fails to Scare

If you are anything like me, you will know that the start of October means one very important thing: a plethora of newly released horror movies. Amazon Prime is catering to horror movie fanatics with their new film series called “Welcome to the Blumhouse” perfect for this Halloween season. The final film in the series [...]

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‘Tiger King’ Reigns Supreme

In the midst of a pandemic, many people have been confined to their homes and are in need of new forms of entertainment to replace the same level of socialization they once had experienced. Instagram stories are flooding with pictures of puzzles, sidewalk chalk and paint as well as other crafty activities that can be [...]

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Literary Legend Nikki Giovanni Comes to Emory

Jackson Schneider/Asst. Photo Editor When asked what writing has taught her about people, literary legend, educator and poet Nikki Giovanni comically responded, “People are pieces of sh*t.” But despite the capacity people have to be cruel and unkind, she said, doing fulfilling work and having sound friends makes life worth living.  On Feb. 20, poet [...]

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Shakespeare Adaptation “Seize the King” Dominates Hertz Stage

William Shakespeare tends to be a divisive artist. Readers either revere his work as classic or denounce it as dated and confusing. The Alliance Theatre challenges the latter by bringing forth a modern adaptation of “Richard III,” called “Seize the King.” Written by Will Power and directed by Michael John Garcés, this production exemplifies that [...]

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