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 Daft Punk and The Staple Singers.

The ups and downs of biking at Emory

A crowd of 17 Emory students wheeled their bikes over to the 1 Eagle Row parking deck  on Saturday afternoon. They meet in front of the Fixie bike shop every other weekend with the common goal of all college students — obtaining free food. The group set off on their bikes, along a familiar route [...]

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One last interview with Dean Michael Elliott

Content warning: this article contains mention of suicide.  Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Michael Elliott. Courtesy of Emory University Michael Elliott’s office isn’t what I expected it to be. The desk didn’t have an engraved, golden name plate; the walls had no awards or degrees. We sat at a small roundtable where [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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