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How to Stand Out in a Large Zoom Class

The new school year has provided students with new classes, new professors and, most importantly, a myriad of new obstacles. It can be hard to be a kiss-up when you aren’t physically in the classroom — gone are the days of giving apples to professors after class or sitting eagerly in the front seat to [...]

Sophomores Connect ‘Humans of Emory’ Through Stories, Virtual Events

Though social media has been criticized for its superficiality, one group of Emory students has used Instagram to create a close-knit community for a student body scattered across the globe. On July 5, Hannah Jian (23C) and Kristina Trifonova (23C) launched The Humans of Emory, a platform that aims to “connect, uplift and humanize” the [...]

‘Art for Heart’ Unites Activism and Art

As the world battles COVID-19, climate change and rising political tensions, the past couple months have been jarring and challenging for people all over the globe. During these tumultuous times, Yifei Gao (23C) founded the nonprofit organization, Art for Heart, which is dedicated to raising awareness and fundraising for various social and political issues, including [...]

Club Seeks to ‘Unmask’ Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Rattled by a pandemic that has completely overturned the traditional college experience, students have endured significant levels of stress. Aiming to support students through these mental health challenges, Jun Tsuru (20B) and his team of 14 students developed the Emory chapter of Unmasked, an app focused on creating a safe and supportive community where students [...]

A Guide to Navigating Lousy Roommates

Whether it’s your first time dealing with issues of the cohabitating variety or you’re a seasoned victim of Emory’s random roommate algorithm, quarantining in a small living space with another student can be a tricky situation. Here is a list of bad roommate situations you might encounter — ranging all the way from the sloppy [...]

How To Make Friends as a First-Year: A Detailed Guide

I can tell you from my two weeks at Emory that making friends is tough, especially if you’re a loser. In case you’ve been wondering, yes. Everyone is judging you. Now at this point, you might still be in vehement denial — that’s understandable. We all know you’re an insecure wreck. Allow me, however, to [...]

Student Eases Community Hardships With Personal Care Packages

As COVID-19 exacerbates economic hardships for low-income families, student leaders have stepped up to support their community. One such leader, Lindsey Burton-Anderson (21C), launched the ONETogether Project, an organization that provides students disproportionately affected by the pandemic with care packages of essential feminine hygiene products.  Lindsey Burton-Anderson (21C) creates personal care packages for students disproportionately [...]

The Challenges Emory Black Professionals Face in White-Dominated Workplaces

Recent and publicized acts of police brutality against unarmed Black individuals have sent shockwaves through the U.S., spurring non-Black Americans to learn more about racism. But for Black Americans, these experiences aren’t simply just a discussion topic encapsulated within an Instagram post; they denote a lifelong struggle for justice. Even the most accomplished have not [...]

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EMORY LIFE

A Million and Counting: Emory Students Turned Tiktok Sensations

When Rishika Jikaria (20C) and Marissa Ren (22B) open TikTok, they don’t simply scroll through the myriad of videos on the massively popular social media service. Instead, the trend-savvy junior and recently graduated Juris Doctorate candidate at Fordham University return to a platform where they have garnered astounding popularity. With 1.1 million followers and 36 [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to On-Campus Food: Fall 2020 Edition

Although we may be ranked 21st among national universities, Emory students know too well that the University’s food options are certainly not included in this ranking. After ruining the campus’ aesthetic for many years, the R. Howard Dobbs University Center was torn down and the Emory Student Center and Dobbs Common Table (DCT) opened in [...]

Teaching From Home: The Trials and Tribulations of Faculty Parents

Illustration by Amy Xia It is no understatement that COVID-19 has drastically altered the daily lives of the student body, but for many professors this change is twofold. Having to adapt an entire semester’s worth of assignments and assessments to remote learning has already been proved difficult enough. But for Senior Lecturer in the Department [...]

Crossword | 9.17.20: Hat Trick

Across:
3. ____ College London 6. Shoelace hole 8. Skateboarding trick 10. Three-stringed instrument 11. Show with hot questions and even hotter wings […]

Pageant Winner, TV Anchor and Emory Student Seeks to Empower Women

As 2019 Miss Nepal U.S., Surabhi Khanal (19Ox, 21C) uses her platform and pageant prize money to lead an anti-child trafficking initiative, host a social justice TV show and sponsor a primary health clinic in Nepal. Making her presence felt in all areas of her community, the pageant queen aims to empower women and fight [...]

How to Stand Out in a Large Zoom Class

The new school year has provided students with new classes, new professors and, most importantly, a myriad of new obstacles. It can be hard to be a kiss-up when you aren’t physically in the classroom — gone are the days of giving apples to professors after class or sitting eagerly in the front seat to [...]

Sophomores Connect ‘Humans of Emory’ Through Stories, Virtual Events

Though social media has been criticized for its superficiality, one group of Emory students has used Instagram to create a close-knit community for a student body scattered across the globe. On July 5, Hannah Jian (23C) and Kristina Trifonova (23C) launched The Humans of Emory, a platform that aims to “connect, uplift and humanize” the [...]

‘Art for Heart’ Unites Activism and Art

As the world battles COVID-19, climate change and rising political tensions, the past couple months have been jarring and challenging for people all over the globe. During these tumultuous times, Yifei Gao (23C) founded the nonprofit organization, Art for Heart, which is dedicated to raising awareness and fundraising for various social and political issues, including [...]

Club Seeks to ‘Unmask’ Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Rattled by a pandemic that has completely overturned the traditional college experience, students have endured significant levels of stress. Aiming to support students through these mental health challenges, Jun Tsuru (20B) and his team of 14 students developed the Emory chapter of Unmasked, an app focused on creating a safe and supportive community where students [...]

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