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Oxford students enjoy a fun and memorable Halloweek

October is a month notoriously busy with midterms; it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the schoolwork. But for Oxford students, Halloweek is something that everyone can look forward to. (Courtesy of Kelly Zhuang/The Emory Wheel) Hosted by Oxford’s Student Activities Committee (SAC), Halloweek consists of an event every night from Oct. 25 to 29 [...]

Friday night improv: new Rathskellar cast members interact with lively crowd

As campus began to stir with Halloween festivities on Oct. 29, many students found themselves packed into White Hall 111. Audience members spilled onto the stairs in the aisles, some wearing Halloween costumes. Students had gathered to watch a comedy improv show by their peers. Rathskellar Improv, Emory’s only improv comedy troupe, took the stage [...]

Cafeteria Critiques? Text the DCT!

Have you ever wished you could talk to the Dobbs Common Table (DCT) staff? Ask for mac and cheese Mondays or a refill on Cocoa Puffs? As of mid-September, the DCT is just a text away. Using Zingle, a text messaging system for businesses, cafes across campus are letting students provide direct feedback to food [...]

An ode to Sushi

Sushi holds a special place in my heart. Not just as the ideal first date feast, but also as the go-to meal for my high school friends and I. Back home in Indiana, we would get sushi at Sushi Bar on every possible occasion: after school, celebrating someone’s birthday or after a sudden palate craving.  [...]

Emory Pride hosts annual Drag Show

On the evening before Halloween, in the auditorium of Glenn Memorial Church, the light’s went out, wigs went on and performances commenced. A stage was brightly lit in anticipation of the acts, and LGBTQ+ and transgender pride flags adorned the podiums as the audience prepared for the show to begin. To cap off LGBTQ+ history [...]

Emory student founds criminal justice reform club

In the 100-degree south Florida heat, Shivani Kumar (23C) visited a prison for the first time, witnessing the inhumane prison conditions that would spur her to found a club to fight for justice reform.  Outside the prison, she saw families waiting for hours in direct sunlight to visit their loved ones. Inside, she learned that [...]

My experience on an alternative fall break

The path towards addressing poverty is a pertinent topic today and one that is very relevant in Atlanta. This fall break, I went on an alternative break trip with Volunteer Emory — Emory’s primary community service organization — doing community service work with six other students. From Oct. 8 to 12, we went to six [...]

The symbiotic relationship between Emory students and major brands

What drink are you going to buy in the checkout aisle at Target? Where should you go to watch a show or movie? How are you going to study for the MCAT?  Every day, we face many decisions. That said, it’s easier to choose brands we are familiar with, whether we learn about them through [...]

Rating our top DCT foods this month!

We all know that the Dobb’s Common Table (DCT) food can sometimes be hard to navigate. What’s good on the menu? How do you know when you’ll end up with cold congealed pasta sauce or resort to just eating bananas and soft serve for dinner? We picked our favorite DCT dishes from the past few [...]

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Chow Club: a gateway to the world in Atlanta

On the sidewalk near M.L.K. Jr. Dr., “CHOW” written in yellow chalk with an arrow forward led me to an underground restaurant. Stories below the ground-level of Atlanta, I found a diverse community gathered at folding tables and chairs sharing a meal together. I sat at a table with a group of strangers, all with [...]

Oxford’s HSA, SACA put on Diwali

On the evening of Nov. 11, the typically quiet Oxford amphitheater lit up. Sparklers, students adorned with shimmering dresses, jubilant dancing: this was Oxford College’s 2021 Diwali celebration. Students perform a dance during the Diwali celebration. (The Emory Wheel//Michael Chan) Diwali is one of the major religious festivals in Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. It is [...]

Candy, costumes, and sex toys: ‘My Costume Is Not Consent’ a success at Oxford

Throughout the fall, many student organizations have been able to put on in-person programming after over a year of virtual events. For some, this means the exciting return of past traditions. On Oct. 29, the Oxford Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (OxSAPA) and Student Activities Committee (SAC) got to bring back their annual Halloween party “My [...]

Essential outfit accessories for a fresh fall start

Just like that, the fall season is upon us. Atlanta weather has become quite chilly, and the drop in temperature has made it nearly impossible to continue wearing shorts and T-shirts. Yet sometimes, thicker clothing is more difficult to style. To stay warm this fall, accessorize your outfits with these suggestions, and you’ll be sure [...]

Scorpio season is upon us, here’s what it means

On Oct. 23, the sun entered Scorpio, officially marking the beginning of a secretive and dark Scorpio season. This particular sign, which will last until Nov. 21, accompanies autumn in the northern hemisphere, and it pushes us all toward preparation and waiting as we prepare for the tough winter. As we hunker down and prepare [...]

Oxford students enjoy a fun and memorable Halloweek

October is a month notoriously busy with midterms; it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the schoolwork. But for Oxford students, Halloweek is something that everyone can look forward to. (Courtesy of Kelly Zhuang/The Emory Wheel) Hosted by Oxford’s Student Activities Committee (SAC), Halloweek consists of an event every night from Oct. 25 to 29 [...]

Friday night improv: new Rathskellar cast members interact with lively crowd

As campus began to stir with Halloween festivities on Oct. 29, many students found themselves packed into White Hall 111. Audience members spilled onto the stairs in the aisles, some wearing Halloween costumes. Students had gathered to watch a comedy improv show by their peers. Rathskellar Improv, Emory’s only improv comedy troupe, took the stage [...]

Cafeteria Critiques? Text the DCT!

Have you ever wished you could talk to the Dobbs Common Table (DCT) staff? Ask for mac and cheese Mondays or a refill on Cocoa Puffs? As of mid-September, the DCT is just a text away. Using Zingle, a text messaging system for businesses, cafes across campus are letting students provide direct feedback to food [...]

An ode to Sushi

Sushi holds a special place in my heart. Not just as the ideal first date feast, but also as the go-to meal for my high school friends and I. Back home in Indiana, we would get sushi at Sushi Bar on every possible occasion: after school, celebrating someone’s birthday or after a sudden palate craving.  [...]

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