Category: Opinion

OPINION

Emory, mandate gateway testing after Thanksgiving break

As much as I am looking forward to Thanksgiving break, part of me dreads it. It’s not the Thanksgiving family dynamics, or even the excruciating five hour flight home. But the idea of nearly 6,000 students getting on planes, spreading out across the world and then returning back to Emory almost makes me wish we [...]

Stereotypes, stigma and shame: Why we keep getting eating disorders wrong

This article contains discussion of eating disorders, self-harm and suicide In the public imagination, eating disorders (EDs) are simple problems with simple solutions. The narrative goes, people with eating disorders are exclusively thin, able-bodied, cisgender, straight white women obsessed with portion control and their own reflections. Treatment means force-feeding emaciated girls at inpatient facilities, and [...]

In defense of Joe Manchin

Joe Manchin (Creative Commons / Ryan Stanton) In June, Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a roughly $6 trillion proposal for a budget reconciliation bill that Democrats could move forward without any Republican support. The bill included aggressive climate measures and a plethora of social programs like free community college and universal pre-K.  This [...]

The way we vote needs a shake-up

(Wikimedia / Dwight Burnette) In the past few weeks, many Emory students cast their ballots for Atlanta’s new mayor, but Atlanta still has not elected one. This is for no reason other than Georgia's requirement for a runoff election when no candidate wins an outright majority, a racist relic of the 1960s and a peculiarity [...]

Parole should be reinstalled to combat mass incarceration

(Pixabay/endamac) As part of its “tough on crime” initiative, the U.S. government abolished federal parole in 1987. As a result, prison turned from an institution of rehabilitation to a multibillion dollar industry that benefits from the free labor of incarcerated minorities. Since then, 16 states have eliminated parole, resulting in prison overpopulation, long sentences and [...]

A response to the Wheel’s Atlanta transportation editorial

As someone who has passionately pursued a MARTA transit line to serve the Emory University community for over two decades, I was pleased to read The Emory Wheel’s editorial in support of transit. However, a bit of clarification is needed to fully understand how the process works, the significant funding required, and the continuous and [...]

An ode to Sushi

Sushi holds a special place in my heart. Not just as the ideal first date feast, but also as the go-to meal for my high school friends and I. Back home in Indiana, we would get sushi at Sushi Bar on every possible occasion: after school, celebrating someone’s birthday or after a sudden palate craving.  [...]

Netflix is complicit in deadly transphobia

(Wikimedia Commons/Laurel Wreath of Victors) Following the release of Dave Chapelle’s latest Netflix special “The Closer,” trans-related discourse became a greater topic of debate due to the comedian’s attempt to juxtapose the levels of oppression faced between the Black and transgender communities. Chapelle makes a series of transphobic comments, including proudly proclaiming he, like J.K. [...]

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OPINION

Emory needs a Good Life Center

Illustration by Ulia Ahn If you’re reading this article, you probably already know that Emory has a mental health problem. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve heard other students bemoan the difficulty of making an appointment at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), finding an enriching community or navigating Emory’s labyrinthine network of [...]

Democrats, ditch Trump and build back better

(Pixabay/chayka1270) Elections in Virginia and New Jersey earlier this month were devastating for Democrats. A statewide Republican sweep in Virginia cast off former Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s aspirations for a second term at the helm, and Gov. Phil Murphy faced a near cataclysmic rebuttal to his re-election hopes and will govern with reduced majorities in the [...]

Emory, mandate gateway testing after Thanksgiving break

As much as I am looking forward to Thanksgiving break, part of me dreads it. It’s not the Thanksgiving family dynamics, or even the excruciating five hour flight home. But the idea of nearly 6,000 students getting on planes, spreading out across the world and then returning back to Emory almost makes me wish we [...]

Stereotypes, stigma and shame: Why we keep getting eating disorders wrong

This article contains discussion of eating disorders, self-harm and suicide In the public imagination, eating disorders (EDs) are simple problems with simple solutions. The narrative goes, people with eating disorders are exclusively thin, able-bodied, cisgender, straight white women obsessed with portion control and their own reflections. Treatment means force-feeding emaciated girls at inpatient facilities, and [...]

In defense of Joe Manchin

Joe Manchin (Creative Commons / Ryan Stanton) In June, Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a roughly $6 trillion proposal for a budget reconciliation bill that Democrats could move forward without any Republican support. The bill included aggressive climate measures and a plethora of social programs like free community college and universal pre-K.  This [...]

The way we vote needs a shake-up

(Wikimedia / Dwight Burnette) In the past few weeks, many Emory students cast their ballots for Atlanta’s new mayor, but Atlanta still has not elected one. This is for no reason other than Georgia's requirement for a runoff election when no candidate wins an outright majority, a racist relic of the 1960s and a peculiarity [...]

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