The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is the official voice of the Emory Wheel and is editorially separate from the Wheel's board of editors.

It’s Time to Revisit Emory’s Spring Plan

Within the past few weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases has sharply risen across the U.S., with a 59% increase over two weeks ago alone. With almost 200,000 new cases each day, the U.S. is in its deadliest COVID-19 phase since the pandemic began. The Emory community has not been spared from its rapid spread.  [...]

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For the GOP, Loyalty Trumps Democracy

Since all major news outlets declared Joe Biden the president-elect of the U.S. on Nov. 7, just a handful of congressional Republicans, such as Senators Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine.), have acknowledged Biden’s victory. Most, along with much of the GOP’s base, have instead chosen to stand behind President Trump and encourage his [...]

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Nigeria’s SARS Crisis Demands U.S. Attention

During a turbulent two-week protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the notoriously corrupt Nigerian police unit, a speaker told protesters to wave the Nigerian flag and sing the national anthem, saying, “no soldier can shoot any citizen holding their own national flag.” Yet soldiers and police officers murdered 12 unarmed civilians. Pictures of bloodied [...]

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Georgia: All That’s Right (and Wrong) With America

On Nov. 4, as an anxious nation awaited the results of the 2020 presidential election, all eyes turned to Georgia — a state that embodies the conflicts of America’s political system. By the time vote counting ground to a halt over the weekend, President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia by a mere 14,149 votes. While Georgia [...]

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