Category: Opinion

OPINION

The GOP Is Officially the Enemy of Democracy. It’s Dangerous.

President Donald Trump’s refusal to leave the White House peacefully should not come as a surprise. From the second he announced his candidacy to the moment news outlets finally confirmed his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, he’s been a lingering stain on this nation and its grand democratic experiment.  Republican leaders had ample opportunity to [...]

A Manifesto for Reworking American Capitalism

American capitalism has served as an inspiring notion of what Americans can achieve, but the allure of our style of laissez-faire capitalism has lost some of its spark. In recent years, we have seen rampant income inequality on the rise, coupled with increased economic insecurity that has been especially prominent during the pandemic. The rising [...]

Emory Must Stop Prioritizing Traffic Speed Over Safety

Between 2016 and 2017, Emory built “road and streetscape enhancements [to] improve the patient experience at Emory Healthcare and provide enhanced access for thousands of Emory University and Emory Healthcare staff, students, faculty, patients, and visitors who travel on Clifton Road each day.” These changes included widening the road, installing a slip lane for right [...]

Biden Win Signals Brighter Future With Latin America

In the hours following President-elect Joe Biden’s triumph over President Donald Trump, an air of exuberance spread over Latin America. Activists from Colombia to Mexico celebrated Biden's victory, while Latin American media praised the election result as a blow to fascism and the end of one of the darkest periods in American history. Such optimism [...]

Emory Needs to End Performative Mental Health Measures

Seventy-two hours. That’s the amount of time Emory designated for “breaks” throughout the upcoming spring semester. It’s not enough time to binge watch all of “Queer Eye,” evaluate if it’s really the right time to change your major or even take a long enough nap to feel rested. Yet these 72 hours are all undergraduates [...]

Humans Aren’t Ready to Coexist With AI

Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science involved in building machines capable of performing tasks that usually require human intelligence, is no longer a pipe dream. Like it or not, the AI revolution is fast approaching. Though the goal is to eventually reap its rewards, its short-term effects are uncertain. Because of the dangers [...]

Human Challenge Trials Could Deliver a Vaccine More Quickly

On May 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) published criteria for an ethically acceptable COVID-19 human challenge trial. By Oct. 20, the U.K. announced the world’s first of such a trial. To study the efficacy of vaccines on an accelerated timeline, the scientists overseeing the study will deliberately infect healthy volunteers with SARS-CoV-2, the virus [...]

‘Homiesexual’ Isn’t the Progressive Trend You Think It Is

We are obsessed with getting likes on social media. We post carefully, making sure that our content and captions will guarantee the most likes. Every major social media platform has a like button, a number that defines your popularity and conditions your rise to potential fame. Now, enter TikTok. The younger generation soaks up TikTok [...]

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OPINION

For Immigrants’ Rights, Biden Will Restore Hope

We can all picture it: the viral photo of Yanela Sanchez, a Honduran toddler wearing a baby pink shirt and crying desperately as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained her mother at the U.S.-Mexico border. The two asylum seekers were captured on film by photographer John Moore just before being whisked into a processing [...]

America, You Have an Islamophobia Problem

I am a Muslim American. Throughout my life, people have said that my faith makes them uncomfortable, told me to go back to my country and openly called me a terrorist. Growing up in Fairfax, Virginia, which is 70% white and predominantly Christian, I’ve become accustomed to being a minority in all spaces, with respect [...]

The Case for a Centrist Democratic Party

Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the U.S. While pleased that my preferred candidate won, I remain skeptical about the Democratic Party’s future. As a left-leaning centrist and an ardent supporter of Israel, my fear is this: Biden’s election may only represent a temporary victory for the reasonable, Clintonian approach to governance championed [...]

We the People, Are the Biggest Threat to Democracy

The U.S. used to be a role model for other countries. It was a beacon of hope for immigrants looking for jobs or a place to settle with their families. Now, the U.S. has become a nation no country should aspire to be like — it has become a prime example for what not to [...]

The GOP Is Officially the Enemy of Democracy. It’s Dangerous.

President Donald Trump’s refusal to leave the White House peacefully should not come as a surprise. From the second he announced his candidacy to the moment news outlets finally confirmed his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, he’s been a lingering stain on this nation and its grand democratic experiment.  Republican leaders had ample opportunity to [...]

A Manifesto for Reworking American Capitalism

American capitalism has served as an inspiring notion of what Americans can achieve, but the allure of our style of laissez-faire capitalism has lost some of its spark. In recent years, we have seen rampant income inequality on the rise, coupled with increased economic insecurity that has been especially prominent during the pandemic. The rising [...]

Emory Must Stop Prioritizing Traffic Speed Over Safety

Between 2016 and 2017, Emory built “road and streetscape enhancements [to] improve the patient experience at Emory Healthcare and provide enhanced access for thousands of Emory University and Emory Healthcare staff, students, faculty, patients, and visitors who travel on Clifton Road each day.” These changes included widening the road, installing a slip lane for right [...]

Biden Win Signals Brighter Future With Latin America

In the hours following President-elect Joe Biden’s triumph over President Donald Trump, an air of exuberance spread over Latin America. Activists from Colombia to Mexico celebrated Biden's victory, while Latin American media praised the election result as a blow to fascism and the end of one of the darkest periods in American history. Such optimism [...]

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