Xavier Stevens

Xavier Stevens (23C) is from St. Louis, Missouri, studying English and Creative Writing. Outside of the Wheel, he plays ultimate frisbee with Emory Juice and enjoys listening to Leon Bridges and Sturgill Simpson.

Ukrainian students struggle to help family, friends from afar

When she heard the news, Mayya Petrenko-Abdullayeva (23PH) could not breathe. On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine and headed towards Kyiv, where her siblings, friends and former colleagues live. Her mother and father live 30 minutes north of the capital, and they now hear Russian airstrikes and gunfire every day from their basement shelter. “I [...]

Read More

NASCAR works to rectify checkered past

A pit crew prepares to refuel and repair a car coming in from the track during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. (Courtesy of Andy Harris/The Maroon Tiger) It was a perfect day for racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Fans spread out in the grandstands under clear skies and in the [...]

Read More

A student’s homecoming over winter break

When he wanted orange juice for breakfast, Josef Quispe (24N) climbed the orange tree in his front yard.  Quispe reached the top to find the freshest fruit and looked down at the ground. There, his brother held a shirt between his arms to catch the falling oranges like a net to make sure they wouldn’t  [...]

Read More