Category: Editorials

Evictions in Georgia are reaching new heights

"Stop Gentrification" graffiti, (Prof.lumacorno/Wikimedia Commons) Ms. Juliet, a low-income, elderly widow with chronic health issues living in Decatur, Georgia, is being evicted from her home of 27 years. Ms. Juliet’s case is emblematic of systemic issues surrounding evictions and segregation in Georgia, where hundreds of thousands evictees do not receive adequate assistance or media coverage. [...]

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On Election Day, vote Dickens for mayor

While federal incompetency and state controversy has dominated headlines for months, an ongoing city election will determine the direction of Atlanta for at least the next four years as several mayoral candidates duke it out for the highest office in city hall. Atlanta’s next mayor will have plenty of issues to address, including an uptick [...]

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U.S. is not great again, but it isn’t the end of the world

The prognosis for our generation doesn’t look encouraging. From increasing income inequality to worsening climate change and the twilight of America’s economic hegemony, few trends are optimistic for the coming decades.  As students entering our adult lives, how do we live well in a declining country and not fall into despair ourselves? (Texas National Guard/Wikimedia [...]

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Months-long midterm madness must end

(CIPHR Connect/Richardadamim) Midterm season has hit Emory students like a freight train. The stringent deadlines and long-term workload spike has produced burnout among Emory students, reflecting a flawed and inflexible set of policies and an education system that glorifies failure. The return to normalcy with loosening COVID-19 restrictions has been a double-edged sword. For one, [...]

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Empathize with Gabby Petito, but center Indigenous voices too

Photo of Gabby Petito released by her family Gabby Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, set out on a road trip together in June, gushing about their travels to family members and the Internet as they went. But by late August, Petito stopped calling home.  Two weeks later, Petito’s family reported her missing. The hunt [...]

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