Category: Editorials

Warnock and Walker enter a runoff, but don’t lose hope

(Hayley Powers/Contributing Illustrator) Georgia’s senatorial election was one of the most hotly contested races in the midterms this year. Incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican candidate Herschel Walker boasted one of the most expensive races in history, with both candidates spending more than $241 million combined on the campaigns.  Despite the quarter billion dollar [...]

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Affirmative action isn’t the issue; it’s the model minority myth

(Pixabay/MarkThomas) Michael Wang, a Chinese-American lawyer, has become the face of a movement centered around Asian Americans against Harvard University (Ma.), after being rejected from the notorious Ivy League institution himself. A recent graduate of law school, he states to have been inspired by his own college application process to fight what he deems racism [...]

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Warnock, Nguyen deserve your vote in this year’s election

(Pixabay/mohamed_hassan) As midterm elections arrive, both voting rights and abortion should be at the forefront of Georgian minds. Since 2020, repeated attacks on voting rights and the legitimacy of voting has eroded the foundation of our democracy. After the Supreme Court’s spring decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and delegate reproductive healthcare decisions to the [...]

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The hazards of microtrends and unethical fashion industries

(Pixabay/islandworks) Balenciaga’s Fall and Winter 2022 fashion show briefly sparked controversy when a model appeared on the runway donning a $1,790 trash bag. But although that stunt’s wastefulness was unusually blatant, it’s nothing new for the world of luxury fashion. Luxury fashion brands are known for their gaudy, mercurial trends. Furthermore, fast fashion conglomerates such [...]

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Womanhood does not excuse blatant fascism

(Wikimedia Commons / Presidenza della Repubblica) Marginalized identities have started to develop as a tag-line for elections. Touting a female prime minister, senator, president or any other position of power has been seen as a form of feminism and progress.  Exit polls in late September projected an overwhelming promise for the Italian right-wing Brothers of [...]

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Let’s support Iran’s fight for women, life and freedom

(Wikimedia Commons/ideaophagous) Over the past few weeks, protests have raged on after a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini died in the custody of Iran’s so-called morality police. Her crime? Wearing her hijab improperly. Outrage over Amini’s death has catalyzed some of the country’s largest anti-clerical protests in decades, with women standing at the [...]

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Flourishing as a Latinx woman at Emory

(Pixabay/Mohamed_Hassan) The concept of flourishing typically encompasses rapid growth and success. Yet I associate flourishing with strength and courage, particularly as a result of growing up in a highly “machista” region. To begin flourishing, it takes an incredible amount of strength to face the obstacles life presents. Personally, the pressure and pride of being one [...]

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“We’ll just drop you here and forget about you”: Emory’s terrible case of Oxfordism

Courtesy of Sarah Davis (22Ox, 24C) When Lily Sayre (23Ox) entered Oxford College as a freshman this fall, she planned on pursuing a psychology and creative writing double major. Oxford told her it wasn’t feasible.  Had she been on the Atlanta campus, majoring in psychology and creative writing, two of Emory’s most popular and well-known [...]

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