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.

El Super Pan Scores At SunTrust Park

Varun Gupta/Senior Staff Writer Within walking distance of the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, the newly opened El Super Pan at The Battery could look the part of any other casual sports bar. Step inside, however, and the Latino sandwich diner begins to narrate its own story, set to the sensual vocals of Enrique Iglesias, urging [...]

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John Kim: Teacher, Blogger, Jedi Master

A quick Google search for “consulting blog” registers the blog of Emory Lecturer in Organization and Management John Kim (05B), “Consultant’s Mind,” as the first result. Kim created Consultant’s Mind in April 2012 to define the role of consultants and how they “think a bit differently” compared to employees in other business divisions, he said. [...]

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Between Midnight and Dawn: Behind the Security Desk

Although Emory senior security officer Dennis House might appear intimidating in uniform, students often stop by the Woodruff Library security desk to exchange greetings and jokes with him. The Emory Wheel shadowed House during part of the library’s latest shift, which begins at 11:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 a.m., on April 6 to get [...]

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Ra’mania’: Lifting Noodles Ramen

Varun Gupta/Staff Writer Offset by a vibrant arrangement of contemporary art splattered across the interior, Japanese Shoji lamps — spherical translucent paper fixtures — were the only telltale signs that I had entered Lifting Noodles Ramen, a new food stall. The traditional Japanese restaurant, located in East Atlanta’s Global Grub Collective on Flat Shoals Avenue, [...]

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From Teen Hacker to Devoted Academic

Parth Mody/Photo Editor For teenaged Ymir Vigfusson, hacking into company servers was like playing Pac-Man at an arcade. It was a game, one that appeared to be isolated from any real consequences, said Vigfusson, who is now an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. At the age of 15, Vigfusson and [...]

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