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Blue Donkey Blends, Ranked

Illustration by Ulia Ahn One of the biggest disappointments of this Zoom semester is that I can’t stop by Kaldi’s or Blue Donkey for a daily cup of overpriced joe. Like many college students, I depend on the burst of vitality that only caffeine or a perfectly timed power nap can provide.   For those living [...]

Students Transform Quarantine Spaces Into Homes

Given students’ need to self-isolate in their dorms or off-campus apartment this semester, many have taken extra care to incorporate comfort and familiarity into their living spaces. Whether on the Atlanta campus, Oxford campus or in off-campus housing, these students have decorated their rooms to remind them of home. Photos and Familiarity Uncertain of her [...]

Students and Alumni Spearhead Sustainable Fashion Nonprofits

In recent years, as Americans have become increasingly concerned about climate change, the fashion industry has been scrutinized for its detrimental effects on the environment. Through apparel brand ONDO and student-led organization altKEY, Daniel Shim (15C) and Kaitlin Zhang (23C), respectively, are pioneers for the sustainable fashion movement, which aims to reduce the ecological impact [...]

How to Improve Your Gym Experience

While hitting the gym is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, bulking up this past year has proven difficult in the middle of COVID-19. As gyms slowly opened again, including Emory’s Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC), it’s likely we’ve all forgotten proper gym etiquette necessary to get back on the grind. Here are [...]

Professors, Students Celebrate and Reflect Upon National Hispanic Heritage Month

With the difficulties, disconnect and Zoom fatigue resulting from the University’s transition to remote learning, the Emory Hispanic and Latinx communities have hosted a National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration unlike any other.  The observation, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, was established to celebrate the “histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose [...]

Student Group Creates Space for Biracial Identities, Experiences

In spring 2019, film and media major Taylor McGhee (21C) was tasked with creating a short film for her documentary production class. Inspired by her experiences as a biracial woman, McGhee’s film focused on the modern implications of Loving v. Virginia (1967), a landmark Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage throughout the U.S..  McGhee [...]

Tips for International Students Navigating Different Time Zones

Since August, Emory’s international students have been facing a tall hurdle — a significant time zone difference. Though some professors upload recorded lectures, others still require frequent attendance and participation. What’s the best way to deal with this? By applying a couple of time management skills and helpful habits, international students can overcome this untimely [...]

Emory’s To-Go Style Meals Miss the Mark

As if adjusting to new work standards and having to say goodbye to beloved family dinners isn’t difficult in and of itself, first-years also have to deal with limited and expensive on-campus dining options at the Dobbs Common Table (DCT) and The Depot by Kaldi’s Coffee. Student dining plans have changed entirely due to COVID-19, [...]

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 [...]

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EMORY LIFE

Spilling the Tea on Kaldi’s Teas

If you’re like me and don’t enjoy coffee as a source of caffeine, tea is the perfect substitute. In addition to always needing a cup of tea to kick-start my day, an extra boost of caffeine is especially necessary with finals just around the corner. Tea lovers, I did the hard work for you. I [...]

On-Campus Classes: A Treacherous Endeavor

The sun beats down as my trusty mule trots along beside me, carrying rations needed for the long journey ahead. I haven’t seen a face in weeks; my only companions are the occasional tumbleweeds that drift aimlessly through these hallowed grounds. Every watering hole has been disconnected, leaving my canteen bone dry until who knows [...]

From the Wheel to CBS: Hudak Covers the Campaign Trail

In the Wheel’s 101-year history, more than 100 editor-in-chiefs have led the paper. After tenures marked by inordinate hours of editing and debating journalism ethics, these editors have chosen a variety of post-graduation paths, from television producers to business executives. Former Editor-in-Chief Zachary Hudak (17C) extended his student journalism work into a professional career, covering [...]

Blue Donkey Blends, Ranked

Illustration by Ulia Ahn One of the biggest disappointments of this Zoom semester is that I can’t stop by Kaldi’s or Blue Donkey for a daily cup of overpriced joe. Like many college students, I depend on the burst of vitality that only caffeine or a perfectly timed power nap can provide.   For those living [...]

Students Transform Quarantine Spaces Into Homes

Given students’ need to self-isolate in their dorms or off-campus apartment this semester, many have taken extra care to incorporate comfort and familiarity into their living spaces. Whether on the Atlanta campus, Oxford campus or in off-campus housing, these students have decorated their rooms to remind them of home. Photos and Familiarity Uncertain of her [...]

Students and Alumni Spearhead Sustainable Fashion Nonprofits

In recent years, as Americans have become increasingly concerned about climate change, the fashion industry has been scrutinized for its detrimental effects on the environment. Through apparel brand ONDO and student-led organization altKEY, Daniel Shim (15C) and Kaitlin Zhang (23C), respectively, are pioneers for the sustainable fashion movement, which aims to reduce the ecological impact [...]

How to Improve Your Gym Experience

While hitting the gym is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, bulking up this past year has proven difficult in the middle of COVID-19. As gyms slowly opened again, including Emory’s Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC), it’s likely we’ve all forgotten proper gym etiquette necessary to get back on the grind. Here are [...]

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