Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta (20C) is studying political science and philosophy. He seeks discomfort by shadowing people in different professions, such as campus security, a sous chef and bar manager. Apart from the Wheel, you can catch him playing ultimate frisbee or recounting a crazy travel experience from one of 21 different countries that he has visited.

Pao Pao Packs a Flavorful Punch

Pao Pao Ramen Factory & Bar opened its second location in March 2019. Featured in photo is the volcano miso ramen./Varun Gupta. Tucked between Flying Biscuit and Kale Me Crazy at the Toco Hills Promenade, Pao Pao Ramen Factory & Bar opened its second location in March 2019 after success at their Buford Highway location. [...]

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Emory College’s First Black Student Paves Way for Future Students

The first day Charles Dudley (67C) set foot on Emory’s campus was the same day Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. It seemed that change was on the horizon. And it was — Charles Dudley crossed a “new frontier” as the first black student to graduate from Emory College. A major [...]

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Eagles Win Jekyll Island Invitational

The No. 1-ranked NCAA Division-III Emory men’s golf team carded a strong final-round finish to capture first-place honors out of 30 teams at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational held from March 15 to 17. The Eagles posted a team score of two-under par 288 to finish three shots better than runner-up Huntingdon College (Ala.). Although [...]

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Tiki Tango Misses a Step

Six signature cocktails, some retailing for more than $15, are served at Tiki Tango, which opened in midtown last weekend. The bar includes three levels themed to ship decks./Varun Gupta, Contributing Tiki Tango, which opened Feb. 15 to replace the three-story Midtown favorite Lava Lounge, missed the mark on saying “Aloha” to those looking for [...]

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Helicopter Crew Braves High Stakes

Courtesy of Amy Merritt Anytime between the crack of dawn and nightfall, Emory students living on campus are bound to intermittently hear the droning sound of helicopters circling overhead. Far above the chatter of campus in the helicopter cabin, a team of highly trained medical experts hooks a patient to a ventilator to stabilize their [...]

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