Category: Opinion

OPINION

It’s Time to Change Our Flawed Definitions of Happiness

Anyone who knows me well would likely describe me as a pessimist. And by “pessimist,” they mean “miserable.” As someone who can frequently be found drowning in work and responsibilities, I understand where they’re coming from. While I agree with them to an extent, I must point out a fatal flaw in their argument: their [...]

Make Friends, Not Hospital Visits

People need each other, and we always have. For millennia, philosophers have known “man [to be] by nature a social animal,” and in the last few centuries, modern medicine has systematized this understanding. That mental health has plummeted nationwide in the last nine months, then, should hardly come as a surprise. All of us are [...]

Anti-Racism Isn’t Anti-American

On Sept. 4, President Donald Trump banned all federal agencies from conducting diversity training, deeming it “anti-American propaganda.” His rationale is ludicrous.  In a statement, the White House cast white federal employees as victims of diversity initiatives, which have been telling them that “virtually all White people contribute to racism” or that they “benefit from [...]

We Should Be Unafraid of a Police-Free America

“Abolish the police” is, for some, a knee-jerk reflex to unjustifiable, racist police violence against Black and brown people. For others, it’s preposterous: in a country where guns outnumber people and crime inundates local news channels, abolishing the institution intended to protect Americans and respond to such chaos seems unfathomable. Yet abolishing the police — redirecting [...]

Kyle Rittenhouse: All That’s Wrong With America

On Aug. 23, Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, walked over to his car, where his children were waiting for him to drive them home. The police shot him in the back seven times, and until recently, he was handcuffed to his hospital bed. As protests against his unjust shooting raged on, 17-year-old [...]

We Must Invest in Telemedicine Services

As COVID-19 continues to infect thousands across the U.S., an unlikely hero has emerged, eager to change our current outlook on healthcare.  Telehealth, or telemedicine/virtual health care, a development that has revolutionized patient care in several hospitals and outpatient facilities globally, refers to “visits” between patients and clinicians conducted over video or audio calls. The [...]

Before It’s Too Late: Why Logistics Companies Must Adopt Sustainable Strategies

At present, logistics companies − companies involved in the movement, storage and flow of products − do not focus nearly enough attention on protecting the environment. The adoption of sustainable strategies is still seen as a burden rather than an opportunity and thus is not yet popularized. To make matters worse, the competitive pressures of [...]

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OPINION

The Myth Behind the Model Minority

I’m always at a crossroads: I’m either too brown or not brown enough. I’m too “white-washed” for not liking spicy foods and not being able to speak my native language Tamil, but too “ethnic” for learning traditional South Asian dance and having more than the socially acceptable number of South Asian friends. Even my name [...]

If You’re a Jew, Don’t Support Trump

Former U.K. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks once said that living a Jewish life requires “taking a stand against the corrosive power of hate.” Jews know all too well what it feels like to be demonized and alienated by right-wing populists. Yet, there are some Jewish Emory students who have excused themselves of the responsibility advocated [...]

Sensationalism Is the New Conservatism

In the wake of the nation’s two biggest political parties taking the stage last month to rally support and nominate their respective presidential tickets, it’s impossible to ignore their radical differences in tone. Each convention was its respective party’s chance to present a coherent vision for the nation’s future. Yet, while one party focused on [...]

It’s Time to Change Our Flawed Definitions of Happiness

Anyone who knows me well would likely describe me as a pessimist. And by “pessimist,” they mean “miserable.” As someone who can frequently be found drowning in work and responsibilities, I understand where they’re coming from. While I agree with them to an extent, I must point out a fatal flaw in their argument: their [...]

Make Friends, Not Hospital Visits

People need each other, and we always have. For millennia, philosophers have known “man [to be] by nature a social animal,” and in the last few centuries, modern medicine has systematized this understanding. That mental health has plummeted nationwide in the last nine months, then, should hardly come as a surprise. All of us are [...]

Anti-Racism Isn’t Anti-American

On Sept. 4, President Donald Trump banned all federal agencies from conducting diversity training, deeming it “anti-American propaganda.” His rationale is ludicrous.  In a statement, the White House cast white federal employees as victims of diversity initiatives, which have been telling them that “virtually all White people contribute to racism” or that they “benefit from [...]

We Should Be Unafraid of a Police-Free America

“Abolish the police” is, for some, a knee-jerk reflex to unjustifiable, racist police violence against Black and brown people. For others, it’s preposterous: in a country where guns outnumber people and crime inundates local news channels, abolishing the institution intended to protect Americans and respond to such chaos seems unfathomable. Yet abolishing the police — redirecting [...]

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