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A Freshman’s Perspective on Navigating College

College at first glance seems incredibly intimidating — at least for me it did when I started this past fall. Moving down South and homesickness were just two problems I faced, not to mention adjusting to online classes. But by second semester, I found my rhythm and discovered how to successfully navigate college. Here are [...]

Farmers Market Favorites: Your Guide to the Emory Farmers Market

Spending Tuesday afternoons at the Farmers Market is one of my favorite Emory traditions. Last year, I loved getting out of class to join the swarm of students on Cox Bridge who were waiting in enormous lines to get lunch from their favorite local vendors. So when Emory announced the return of the Farmers Market, [...]

You’ve Been Bamboozled. Rectangle Sandwiches Are Better. | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

Horizontally-cut, rectangular sandwich. The objectively better sandwich cut. (Emory Wheel / Sophia Ling) Do you prefer diagonally or horizontally cut sandwiches? Ask chefs, architects, mathematicians and home cooks and they’ll say triangles are the superior sandwich shape. But my recent bread baking endeavors inspired me to conduct my own study to determine if triangles really [...]

What Women’s History Month Means to Emory Professors

Eléonore Raoul became  Emory University’s first female student in 1917. Just over a century later, Emory’s student population is 60% female, with women represented in every field. As the world reflected on women’s achievements and contributions during Women’s History Month, it is important to step back and think deeply about what the  month represents and [...]

Searching for Majors that Align with Your Passions

Within the first two years of college, students are tasked with the decision of what direction to take their academics in. Choosing a major can be a daunting task, especially while adjusting to a new social scene, a new living space and most recently, a pandemic. When I first came to Emory, I was unsure [...]

Kirwan’s Kitchen, A Rising Baked Goods Business

Confined to our homes, many of us weathering the pandemic have taken on a wide range of skills and hobbies. Yet, few of us can say that our newfound passions have turned into a business like Kirwan Carey (23C).  Just three weeks ago, balancing a double major in political science and English as well as [...]

Your Guide to March Makeup Launches

With a new, hopeful season upon us, there comes a dewy and fresh few months of spring and soon, summer. But most importantly it means the launch of new beauty products. While makeup has been stored away and replaced with Zoom’s beauty filter, the warmer weather and increasingly vaccinated world calls for a dip back [...]

Alum Chris Van Dusen Reflects on Creating Hit Show ‘Bridgerton’

It was not so long ago that alum Chris Van Dusen (01C) sat in  award-winning Loren Ghiglione’s journalism class at Emory University. But 20 years later, he currently stands as a well-known name in the world of television after creating, show running and being the executive producer of the infamous Netflix series “Bridgerton.”  The television [...]

Bellina Alimentari: A Must Visit at Ponce

What started as a boring day to renew my passport in Snellville, Georgia, turned into a spontaneous trip to Atlanta’s famous Ponce City Market. As a New Jersey native who knows nothing about Georgia other than the fact that its capital is Atlanta, I’ve always asked my Georgian-native friends for hot spots in the city. [...]

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Healthy Restaurant Review: Chop’t Edition

College is a time for weight gain. As someone who tries to be healthy, it can be difficult to find healthier alternatives to foods offered at Emory. But when I ventured off campus to Chopt, located in Toco Hills Shopping Center, it became one of my favorite spots. With a build-your-own salad at the heart [...]

Virginia Highland neighborhood gets PERC-ier | Cailen Drinks Coffee

If you’ve ever driven or walked through the Virginia Highland neighborhood (VaHi), you know the home-grown charm of the area. Virginia Highland is one of the best places to shop local in Atlanta, with its countless neighborhood restaurants and bars dotted along its streets. Now, consider grabbing a delightfully crafted latte at PERC Coffee. The [...]

Solving the Pasta Problem: Alum Brian Rudolph on His Company Banza

When most people think of comfort food, they envision heaps of pasta, classic plain pizza or a gooey bowl of mac and cheese. It’s not very often that you hear someone declare chickpeas as their ultimate food of choice, but co-founder and CEO of Banza Brian Rudolph (12B) has been working to change that mindset. [...]

Home Brewing | Cailen Drinks Coffee

What originally started as a desire to try all of Atlanta’s best lattes has since evolved into an obsession, an Instagram account and now an Emory Life column. I want this column to be a place to share my knowledge with you, give you recipes, review Atlanta coffee shops and dive into coffee culture. Courtesy [...]

A Freshman’s Perspective on Navigating College

College at first glance seems incredibly intimidating — at least for me it did when I started this past fall. Moving down South and homesickness were just two problems I faced, not to mention adjusting to online classes. But by second semester, I found my rhythm and discovered how to successfully navigate college. Here are [...]

Farmers Market Favorites: Your Guide to the Emory Farmers Market

Spending Tuesday afternoons at the Farmers Market is one of my favorite Emory traditions. Last year, I loved getting out of class to join the swarm of students on Cox Bridge who were waiting in enormous lines to get lunch from their favorite local vendors. So when Emory announced the return of the Farmers Market, [...]

You’ve Been Bamboozled. Rectangle Sandwiches Are Better. | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

Horizontally-cut, rectangular sandwich. The objectively better sandwich cut. (Emory Wheel / Sophia Ling) Do you prefer diagonally or horizontally cut sandwiches? Ask chefs, architects, mathematicians and home cooks and they’ll say triangles are the superior sandwich shape. But my recent bread baking endeavors inspired me to conduct my own study to determine if triangles really [...]

What Women’s History Month Means to Emory Professors

Eléonore Raoul became  Emory University’s first female student in 1917. Just over a century later, Emory’s student population is 60% female, with women represented in every field. As the world reflected on women’s achievements and contributions during Women’s History Month, it is important to step back and think deeply about what the  month represents and [...]

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