Tripp Burton

Tripp Burton (21B) is from Noblesville, Indiana, and majors in business and English. He is a student assistant for the men’s varsity basketball team, a staff writer for The Emory Wheel and a member of the Student Programming Council and Emory Peer Review Board.

The Winners and Losers of the 2020 Masters

In the lead up to the 2020 Masters Tournament, broadcasters and commentators repeatedly touted this installment of the famed major as a “tradition unlike any other, in a year unlike any other.” A play on the beloved tagline of years past, the saying was meant to reflect the peculiarities surrounding this year’s tournament at Augusta [...]

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Biggest Chokes in Atlanta Sports History

It’s no secret that Atlanta sports, both professionally and on the collegiate level, have struggled when it matters most. For instance, the Atlanta Hawks have not made the NBA Finals in 59 years. Other Atlanta sports teams, too, have struggled in the postseason, the most recent tragedy coming from the Atlanta Braves. The Wheel selected [...]

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The Growing Reverence for Mental Health in Sports

On Sept. 10, Skip Bayless, the boisterous and oft-disparaged Fox Sports commentator, criticized Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after Prescott publicized his bouts with depression earlier this year. Bayless saw the disclosure as unbecoming of a leader, stating, there is “no compassion, no quarter given on the football field. If you reveal publicly any little [...]

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Fall Sports Canceled Until January, Senior Athletes Heartbroken

Fall 2020 will be an eerily quiet time at Emory. Not only will there be a lack of students, but no Emory athlete will compete during the semester. In a statement released on July 17, the University announced there will be “no competition for Division III Athletics” until at least January.  The decision directly affects [...]

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The White Privilege of Making Mistakes

Last summer, I read “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” a New York Times bestseller written by Mark Manson. In the book, Manson advocates for the acceptance of struggle, denial and failure, arguing that all monumental successes in life come as a product of these monumental failures, and it is only through moments [...]

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