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 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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Why it Truly was ‘The Last Dance’ for Michael Jordan: Episodes 9 and 10

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan celebrates his 1993 Championship victory. This and the rest of Jordan's career are highlighted in ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance"/Courtesy of Netflix As he presented professional basketball star Michael Jordan with his fifth MVP award in 1998, former Commissioner David Stern professed: “on behalf of everyone this evening, thank [...]

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The Price of Winning: Episodes 7 and 8 of ‘The Last Dance’

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan huddles with former Chicago Bulls Head Coach Phil Jackson during a game against the Miami Heat/Courtesy of ESPN/Netflix Celebrities typically choose to keep certain aspects of their personal life just that — personal. The seventh and eighth installments of the 10-part “The Last Dance” series peel back every layer [...]

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