Category: Opinion

OPINION

The Case for Political Violence in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death

John Brown, the Sons of Liberty, race riots. Whether we like it or not, American history is inseparable from the political violence that has shaped it. The riots in Minneapolis over George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer, to whom he posed no threat, are only the most recent examples of unrest [...]

Emory Must Commit to Organic Land Management

How far will the Emory community go to keep our campus weed-free? In the wake of growing concerns about biodiversity loss and climate change, Emory must evaluate how its herbicide use impacts the health of students, staff and the environment.  Emory must move toward becoming an organic campus, or one that does not use toxic [...]

Ahmaud Arbery Deserves Justice. We Must Ensure It Happens.

On May 6, a video chronicling the tragic shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man killed by two white men while jogging, provoked nationwide outrage. Despite that the shooting occured on Feb. 23, Gregory and Travis McMichael, the two men who pursued and shot Arbery, were not arrested until May 7, largely because of [...]

As Grades Are Posted, Remember to Practice Self-Compassion

We are currently living in the end times. Well, not exactly the end times, but sometimes it feels like it if I look out my window. I should see cars passing by and people enjoying the outdoors, but instead, the city is stagnant. In a world as terrifying as the one we live in, it [...]

Cartoon: Class of 2020 Commencement Address

All events on May 11, including University President Claire E. Sterk’s last address as president, will be pre-recorded, with the exception of Commencement keynote speaker Brian Stevenson’s address. The events will be aired on the University’s commencement website at their scheduled times.

WHO’s Mishandling of COVID-19 Justifies Trump’s Funding Withdrawal

When the first report of COVID-19 came to light, both ambiguity, anxiety and uncertainty went hand in hand as more information (and misinformation) circulated just as quickly as toilet paper sold out in grocery stores. As the world sought answers from medical globalist organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease [...]

China and WHO’s COVID-19 Negligence Warrants International Investigation

President Donald Trump’s April 14 decision to freeze U.S. funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) provoked widespread criticism even as his spars with China have been widely condemned. While Trump’s demeanor throughout the pandemic has been imprudent, his hawkish stance on China is not.  The WHO has betrayed its mission to safeguard international health [...]

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OPINION

The Case for Political Violence in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death

John Brown, the Sons of Liberty, race riots. Whether we like it or not, American history is inseparable from the political violence that has shaped it. The riots in Minneapolis over George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer, to whom he posed no threat, are only the most recent examples of unrest [...]

Emory Must Commit to Organic Land Management

How far will the Emory community go to keep our campus weed-free? In the wake of growing concerns about biodiversity loss and climate change, Emory must evaluate how its herbicide use impacts the health of students, staff and the environment.  Emory must move toward becoming an organic campus, or one that does not use toxic [...]

Emory Must Implement Better Anti-Cheating Procedures for an Online Fall Semester

As a chaotic, partially online semester is finally over, Emory’s administration is now weighing the costs and benefits of continuing online instruction in the fall against concerns ranging from student and faculty health to students’ financial situations. However, administrators must incorporate a less-obvious, yet enormously consequential, issue into their decision-making process: cheating.  The virtual spring [...]

The U.S. Must Grant Extended Stays for International Students

Today, over one million international students live and study in the U.S., but following the nationwide wave of university closures, many have been struggling to leave in order to comply with visa requirements. The U.S. government must grant an extension of stay for all international students who have applied for non-frivolous reasons.   Government agencies are [...]

Ahmaud Arbery Deserves Justice. We Must Ensure It Happens.

On May 6, a video chronicling the tragic shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man killed by two white men while jogging, provoked nationwide outrage. Despite that the shooting occured on Feb. 23, Gregory and Travis McMichael, the two men who pursued and shot Arbery, were not arrested until May 7, largely because of [...]

As Grades Are Posted, Remember to Practice Self-Compassion

We are currently living in the end times. Well, not exactly the end times, but sometimes it feels like it if I look out my window. I should see cars passing by and people enjoying the outdoors, but instead, the city is stagnant. In a world as terrifying as the one we live in, it [...]

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