Sophia Ling

The First Amendment shouldn’t trump human rights

(Pixabay/Astrobobo) Ten years ago Jack Phillips, a cakeshop owner in Colorado, refused to bake a cake for the wedding of a same-sex couple on the grounds that a gay marriage violated his religious beliefs. The Supreme Court ruled in his favor. This year, Colorado continues to be a hotspot lobbying on queer and LGBTQ rights.  [...]

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Reinventing circus art as an art form

(Sophia Ling/Emory Wheel) Red caravans. Rickety trailers. Poor, bordering homeless people looking to earn a little more cash. Caged up lions. That really disgusting carnival font.  Perhaps these are the stereotypes that come to mind when you think of circuses. Maybe you even think about “The Greatest Showman,” P.T. Barnum and the unspoken truth of [...]

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Step aside test-tube babies: test tube meat is coming to a plate near you | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

(Pixabay/fernandozhiminaicela) Starting with Singapore’s lab-grown chicken nugget meat in 2020, innovative new meat alternatives in a state of climate peril have risen to popularity in recent years. In the future, the fake meat industry could be incredibly profitable, with some economist predictions suggesting that by the end of this decade, lab grown meat could accommodate [...]

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Letter from Editor: Reporting Title IX cases

Content warning: This letter contains mentions of sexual assault. The article “Good luck getting in touch with Title IX” was printed on Oct. 14 in the Wheel’s annual magazine, the Hub. The article mistakenly claimed that survivors have 180 days to report sexual misconduct. However, only the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has a [...]

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ brings back nostalgia, memories

For me, 11:11 is a tribute to my childhood, an arbitrary time that somehow is a symbol of dreams, luck and magic. Cirque du Soleil’s performance of “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities” on Oct. 6 exemplified the nostalgia for what many of us have lost, an ode to childlike joy, uninhibited imagination and theatrical acts. “Kurios” [...]

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