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Miranda’s Bookshelf: ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’: enlightening but convoluted

“You must remember, mijo, even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.”  Courtesy of macmillan.com Gonzalez creates a winding narrative, featuring siblings Olga and Pietro Acevedo, and the text explores themes of family, freedom and love. Olga is an Ivy League-educated wedding planner, and Pietro is a Brooklyn congressman. As the siblings [...]

“What we find is what we need to find”: the making of ‘Morning Has Broken,’ a reflection of cycles, healing, and loss

The title of Abrianna Belvedere’s (22C) devised theater thesis piece, “Morning Has Broken,” came from the hymn of the same name that was played at her grandmother’s funeral. Performed by Belvedere and Cicely Jackson (24C) on March 18 and 19 at the Schwartz Center, the work centered around teenage Belvedere’s efforts to move beyond generational [...]

Ukrainian students struggle to help family, friends from afar

When she heard the news, Mayya Petrenko-Abdullayeva (23PH) could not breathe. On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine and headed towards Kyiv, where her siblings, friends and former colleagues live. Her mother and father live 30 minutes north of the capital, and they now hear Russian airstrikes and gunfire every day from their basement shelter. “I [...]

Creating visibility for female students with invisible disabilities

“Sometimes I wish I could physically collapse so others would recognize the pain I was feeling,” said Fay Sukparangsee (25C), a student with an invisible illness. People with invisible disabilities face unique challenges with healthcare professionals and the general public due to deep-rooted stereotypes and ableism, according to the World Health Organization. Women, in particular, [...]

Emory celebrates South Korean culture, tradition during Korea Week

Korean Undergraduate Students Association (KUSA) and Korean International Students at Emory (KISEM) hosted Korea Week, a series of cultural events from March 21 to 25. The clubs kicked off the week of events on Monday, March 21 with Korean hot dogs, baked goods and a photo booth on Cox Bridge.  Excited by the sound of [...]

Duluth Assi Plaza: worth the trip | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

After spending the last two years in the chaos of Atlanta, the fast-paced city life and adjusting to living in the pandemic, I craved suburbia. So, when Brammhi Balarajan (23C) asked me to drive up to Duluth, Georgia with her to see former managing editor Shreya Pabbaraju (21C), I immediately agreed. Our first stop was [...]

Zadie Smith’s ‘On Beauty’ explores femininity, womanhood

“It’s easy to confuse a woman for a philosophy.” These words, penned by Zadie Smith in her book “On Beauty,” surmise the insight Smith provides on how women view themselves and how society views women. Smith is the 2022 recipient of the PEN/Audible Literary Service Award, which “honors an important writer whose work has drawn [...]

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EMORY LIFE

One last interview with Dean Michael Elliott

Content warning: this article contains mention of suicide.  Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Michael Elliott. Courtesy of Emory University Michael Elliott’s office isn’t what I expected it to be. The desk didn’t have an engraved, golden name plate; the walls had no awards or degrees. We sat at a small roundtable where [...]

More than just mushrooms: fungi class expands students’ worldview

Fungi could perhaps be considered immortal because of the way they absorb nutrients from the living flora and fauna around them. Yet, we know so little about these organisms living among us. In a quest to be more attuned to these natural phenomena, comparative literature instructor Laura Hunt ventures deep into mycology, literature and environmental [...]

ArtsLab makes visual arts accessible to students

One student was so grateful for the new arts space on campus, they crocheted a tiny red hat - a thank you gift of sorts. The 3D printed dog, created to wear the hat, has become both decoration and guardian, watching over the space Emory students wanted for years and finally got. When Rizky Etika [...]

Student talent at CultureShock draws diverse crowd

The line to attend College Council’s annual CultureShock event extended from the entrance of McDonough field past Asbury Circle on April 10. Campus spirits were high following the event’s kickoff giveaway earlier that afternoon. CultureShock is College Council’s (CC) largest event of the year, featuring diverse performances from individuals and student cultural organizations, as well [...]

Miranda’s Bookshelf: ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’: enlightening but convoluted

“You must remember, mijo, even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.”  Courtesy of macmillan.com Gonzalez creates a winding narrative, featuring siblings Olga and Pietro Acevedo, and the text explores themes of family, freedom and love. Olga is an Ivy League-educated wedding planner, and Pietro is a Brooklyn congressman. As the siblings [...]

“What we find is what we need to find”: the making of ‘Morning Has Broken,’ a reflection of cycles, healing, and loss

The title of Abrianna Belvedere’s (22C) devised theater thesis piece, “Morning Has Broken,” came from the hymn of the same name that was played at her grandmother’s funeral. Performed by Belvedere and Cicely Jackson (24C) on March 18 and 19 at the Schwartz Center, the work centered around teenage Belvedere’s efforts to move beyond generational [...]

Ukrainian students struggle to help family, friends from afar

When she heard the news, Mayya Petrenko-Abdullayeva (23PH) could not breathe. On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine and headed towards Kyiv, where her siblings, friends and former colleagues live. Her mother and father live 30 minutes north of the capital, and they now hear Russian airstrikes and gunfire every day from their basement shelter. “I [...]

Creating visibility for female students with invisible disabilities

“Sometimes I wish I could physically collapse so others would recognize the pain I was feeling,” said Fay Sukparangsee (25C), a student with an invisible illness. People with invisible disabilities face unique challenges with healthcare professionals and the general public due to deep-rooted stereotypes and ableism, according to the World Health Organization. Women, in particular, [...]

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