Category: Opinion

OPINION

Latin America’s Femicide Crisis Demands Attention 

On Jan. 1, in post-new year fashion, I was scrolling through a Facebook feed inundated with resolution posts until I came across an article from a Nicaraguan news outlet that reported the first femicide in 2021 had already occurred in the country that morning. Her name was Damaris Torres. Unfortunately, Torres’ killing is an all-too-common [...]

COVID-19 Will Help Us Appreciate the Little Things in Life

COVID-19 has unquestionably ruined our lives. Nearly 2 million people worldwide have died after being infected with the novel coronavirus. As of Oct. 13, 2020, an estimated 690 million people globally are undernourished. Zoom now controls the careers of millions of Americans. Children are now used to seeing their peers through only computer screens, unable [...]

Reframing the Discourse Surrounding the Capitol Siege

Words matter. The media repeats this ad nauseam, especially regarding President Donald Trump, a man whose speech currently matters more than perhaps that of anyone else. Trump speaks the language of advertising, a famously untrustworthy medium in which everything is a superlative — the biggest or the smallest, the greatest or the worst. Trump’s deadly [...]

Young People, You Aren’t Immune to COVID-19

As vaccine rollout began on Dec. 11, the world was ecstatic. Health care workers eagerly signed up to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use in the U.S. When the Moderna vaccine was subsequently granted emergency approval [...]

The Capitol Siege Reveals Two Justice Systems

On Jan. 6, the U.S. saw thousands of pro-Trump supporters violently breaking and entering into the U.S. Capitol as members of the House and Senate prepared to certify Electoral College votes and determine the next president and vice president. This insurrectionist violence displays the peak of the heated political divide in our country. Our country [...]

Remote Classes Run Counter to Education

What a mess fall semester was. I won’t even bother reiterating how exhausting and frustrating the semester was for Emory students. Before you buckle up for another hellish semester, though, I ask you to reconsider whether remote classes even come close to fulfilling the purpose of your education.  My answer is that remote classes are [...]

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OPINION

The Trump Presidency: A Catastrophic Low for America’s Reputation

In 1939, my grandfather arrived at Ellis Island as a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. America was the antithesis of the nations from which he and other immigrants fled — a safe haven where responsible politicians shunned the demagoguery that characterized much of Europe at the time.  To be clear, America was not, and still [...]

Emory Community Partnership Helps Create a Healthier, Safer Campus

From the beginning, Emory’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been grounded in the fundamental belief that our ability to create a safe campus environment rises from a strong community-wide partnership. That has been our essential compact, an understanding between the university and every student, that only by working together can we succeed in our [...]

The Consequences of Wildlife Trade in the Age of Human Hubris

Humans rule the world arrogantly and are the driving force behind environmental change in what is dubbed the Anthropocene epoch. Though our zealous stride toward greater discoveries deserves to be lauded, literary critic Fredric Jameson’s phrase, “Postmodernism is what you have when the modernization process is complete and nature is gone for good,” reminds me [...]

Latin America’s Femicide Crisis Demands Attention 

On Jan. 1, in post-new year fashion, I was scrolling through a Facebook feed inundated with resolution posts until I came across an article from a Nicaraguan news outlet that reported the first femicide in 2021 had already occurred in the country that morning. Her name was Damaris Torres. Unfortunately, Torres’ killing is an all-too-common [...]

COVID-19 Will Help Us Appreciate the Little Things in Life

COVID-19 has unquestionably ruined our lives. Nearly 2 million people worldwide have died after being infected with the novel coronavirus. As of Oct. 13, 2020, an estimated 690 million people globally are undernourished. Zoom now controls the careers of millions of Americans. Children are now used to seeing their peers through only computer screens, unable [...]

Reframing the Discourse Surrounding the Capitol Siege

Words matter. The media repeats this ad nauseam, especially regarding President Donald Trump, a man whose speech currently matters more than perhaps that of anyone else. Trump speaks the language of advertising, a famously untrustworthy medium in which everything is a superlative — the biggest or the smallest, the greatest or the worst. Trump’s deadly [...]

Young People, You Aren’t Immune to COVID-19

As vaccine rollout began on Dec. 11, the world was ecstatic. Health care workers eagerly signed up to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use in the U.S. When the Moderna vaccine was subsequently granted emergency approval [...]

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