Category: Opinion

OPINION

The Bradford Pear: An Arboreal Devil That Must Go

The Bradford Pear blossoming. (Creative Commons / Mangrove Mike) Since the pandemic started, people have been walking more than ever, craving the fresh air and relishing maskless time outdoors. My mom and I are among this newly created cohort of walkers. But with the start of spring, we noticed a new, pungent smell akin to [...]

Spice Up Life. | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

(Pixabay/Hans) “Could be spicier.” One of my favorite recurring comments from Ben Thomas (23C), one of the Wheel’s managing editors. More than a simple culinary descriptor, the word operates instead as a vivid, lively synonym of “interesting.” So let me present to you the spiciest information to have graced my life recently: capsaicin, the chemical [...]

You’ve Been Bamboozled. Rectangle Sandwiches Are Better. | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

Horizontally-cut, rectangular sandwich. The objectively better sandwich cut. (Emory Wheel / Sophia Ling) Do you prefer diagonally or horizontally cut sandwiches? Ask chefs, architects, mathematicians and home cooks and they’ll say triangles are the superior sandwich shape. But my recent bread baking endeavors inspired me to conduct my own study to determine if triangles really [...]

Tired of Hearing About the Stock Market? Turn to Astrology Instead

(Emory Wheel / Alison Barlow) “The stock market is astrology for men.”  In recent years, Sherrod DeGrippo’s tweet, and others comparing astrology to the stock market have gone viral, claiming they have the same degree of accuracy. While the comparison may seem silly, with the stock market dominating the global economy and astrology dominating Tik [...]

Wheel Debate: Assault Rifles and Handguns Are Ruining the Country. Ban Them.

(Emory Wheel / Alison Barlow) In the last couple of weeks, two mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado dominated headlines. But it’s largely the news you don’t read that verifies what this pair of horrific tragedies hints at: guns are ruining the United States. Ultimately, we should want for all Americans to enjoy life, [...]

My Identity Crisis as of Late

Photo courtesy of Liv Walker. The evening of the Boulder, Colorado mass shooting and six days after the Atlanta spa attacks, I posted a tweet. As soon as I sent my message for the world to see, it started to garner more attention than any of my past tweets. It read: “I am an Asian [...]

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OPINION

It’s Time for Emory to Prove its Climate Leadership

Photo Courtesy of Jaylan Jacobs (Emory Climate Analysis and Solutions Team) Climate change is already having dire effects on all forms of life worldwide, and Georgia is no exception.  Over the coming centuries, Georgians will continue to suffer greatly from the public health impacts associated with climate change, including extreme heat, natural disasters such as [...]

We Must Prepare Ourselves for Post-Pandemic Life

(Creative Commons/wuestenigel) As 46 states open up their vaccination processes to all individuals above the ages of 16 or 18, Americans are preparing for a summer of greater  immunity and looser restrictions. A pandemic-free life is on the horizon. A recent Axios-Ipsos poll found that during the first week of March, 44% of Americans reported [...]

The Bradford Pear: An Arboreal Devil That Must Go

The Bradford Pear blossoming. (Creative Commons / Mangrove Mike) Since the pandemic started, people have been walking more than ever, craving the fresh air and relishing maskless time outdoors. My mom and I are among this newly created cohort of walkers. But with the start of spring, we noticed a new, pungent smell akin to [...]

Spice Up Life. | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

(Pixabay/Hans) “Could be spicier.” One of my favorite recurring comments from Ben Thomas (23C), one of the Wheel’s managing editors. More than a simple culinary descriptor, the word operates instead as a vivid, lively synonym of “interesting.” So let me present to you the spiciest information to have graced my life recently: capsaicin, the chemical [...]

You’ve Been Bamboozled. Rectangle Sandwiches Are Better. | Sophia’s Smorgasbord

Horizontally-cut, rectangular sandwich. The objectively better sandwich cut. (Emory Wheel / Sophia Ling) Do you prefer diagonally or horizontally cut sandwiches? Ask chefs, architects, mathematicians and home cooks and they’ll say triangles are the superior sandwich shape. But my recent bread baking endeavors inspired me to conduct my own study to determine if triangles really [...]

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