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With Spring Sports Canceled, Student Athletes Seek Alternatives

Note: The individuals in this article are fictitious. When the University made the tough decision to cancel all spring sports, students were left to face another semester without proper entertainment. Many students have made the best out of a difficult situation by finding new ways to entertain themselves. Sports may be cancelled this Spring, but [...]

One Virtual Semester Down, One to Go: Students Brace for Spring

With a limited number of students on campus and a worsening pandemic, the idea of in-person learning seems like a distant, foreign reality. Scattered across time zones and countries, students reflected on the struggles of the fall as they registered for spring classes.   Challenges with course registration were especially relevant to Zach Feldman (23B). Though [...]

A Thanksgiving to Remember

After my flight home to Virginia on Nov. 23, I woke up just before noon on Thanksgiving Day to catch the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, only to be disappointed by this year yet again. Backup dancers wore masks in an unusually empty area, no volunteers walked the big balloons down the street and stationary actors [...]

Eagle Eatz: Reviewing Emory’s Food Scene

Emory’s dining halls are often hit or miss, but now with fewer opportunities to enjoy the Atlanta food scene, student-run Instagram account, eagle.eatz, satirically reviews the dishes that are found around campus. With over 600 followers, students living on campus this semester have contributed content to the page — sharing, discussing and criticizing their quarantine [...]

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 [...]

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EMORY LIFE

Virtual Internships Lead to Unexpected Gains, Students Say

A few days after picking up his mother’s birthday gift at a shopping mall, Myles Dunn (23C) tested positive for COVID-19. He defeated the illness, finished the fall semester and completed his virtual internship at RAYDAR Entertainment, a record label in Atlanta, all from the Emory Conference Center Hotel.  With COVID-19 affecting nearly all aspects [...]

Oxford Student Discovers Unpublished William Carlos Williams Manuscript

In early March 2020, when Audrey Ruan (20Ox, 22C) and Assistant Professor of English Sarah Higinbotham arrived at the Yale Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts, they never expected to uncover an unpublished manuscript, much less one of famous Modernist poet William Carlos Williams.  Ruan first became interested in archival research after a class [...]

Students Take Advantage of Empty Campus Over the Holidays

While the holidays often conjure up images of bustling stores, family time and fragrant kitchens, students who spent this holiday season on Emory’s Clairmont campus experienced a vastly different reality. In this nearly two-month-long break, some found community and inspiration, others found isolation and boredom. All agreed, however, that the paucity of students made for [...]

Goizueta Student Turned One of Atlanta’s Top Innovators

Creating a program, foundation or business from scratch is a daunting task. Ensuring it continues to run smoothly while benefiting its intended communities is an even larger challenge. The student behind two startups demonstrates the power of social change and innovation from this new generation of leaders. On Nov. 24, the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized [...]

How to Survive the Holiday Blues

'Tis the season for social distancing. With the pandemic worsening and states tightening public health guidelines, this holiday season has been markedly different. Still, that doesn’t mean that this Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or New Years has to be anything but inclusive and enjoyable. Here’s some tips to spread holiday cheer in safe, socially distanced ways. [...]

With Spring Sports Canceled, Student Athletes Seek Alternatives

Note: The individuals in this article are fictitious. When the University made the tough decision to cancel all spring sports, students were left to face another semester without proper entertainment. Many students have made the best out of a difficult situation by finding new ways to entertain themselves. Sports may be cancelled this Spring, but [...]

One Virtual Semester Down, One to Go: Students Brace for Spring

With a limited number of students on campus and a worsening pandemic, the idea of in-person learning seems like a distant, foreign reality. Scattered across time zones and countries, students reflected on the struggles of the fall as they registered for spring classes.   Challenges with course registration were especially relevant to Zach Feldman (23B). Though [...]

A Thanksgiving to Remember

After my flight home to Virginia on Nov. 23, I woke up just before noon on Thanksgiving Day to catch the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, only to be disappointed by this year yet again. Backup dancers wore masks in an unusually empty area, no volunteers walked the big balloons down the street and stationary actors [...]

Eagle Eatz: Reviewing Emory’s Food Scene

Emory’s dining halls are often hit or miss, but now with fewer opportunities to enjoy the Atlanta food scene, student-run Instagram account, eagle.eatz, satirically reviews the dishes that are found around campus. With over 600 followers, students living on campus this semester have contributed content to the page — sharing, discussing and criticizing their quarantine [...]

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