Category: Opinion

OPINION

Student debt forgiveness is a regressive tax

Wikimedia Commons/Andrew Magill Student debt forgiveness is increasingly popular among young Americans, and it’s not hard to see why. Two-thirds of high school graduates are now enrolling in college. Student debt in the country is at an all-time high. Education is good for society, so it only makes sense to subsidize it through student debt [...]

Preprofessionalism undermines academic discovery

Emory Wheel/Anusha Kurapati When I visited Emory University in April after officially committing, my information session leader told us — a mix of newly committed, relieved seniors and anxious, anticipative juniors — that we were each expected to have about five to six different career paths. And then she said that half of those career [...]

Stacey Abrams on jobs after graduation, increased partisanship, voting, and more | Brodsky in Between

Emory Wheel/Ben Brodsky Leading up to the November midterm gubernatorial elections, I interviewed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as part of a roundtable with other Georgia college newspapers. Representing the Wheel, I questioned Abrams on Georgia issues, student issues and campaign policy. As the first edition of a column focused on debate and resistance to [...]

Use the MARTA bus and break the Emory bubble — not the bank

Wikimedia Commons/Blervis First-years at Emory University know too well the sensation of feeling stuck on Emory’s campus, counting the days until the University allows them a car. Entering Emory, I was also concerned about being trapped — not by the lack of a car, but by Atlanta’s car-dependency and reputation for terrible public transit. From [...]

Physician suicide is a public health crisis that demands immediate support

Pixabay/Parentingupstream Content warning: mentions of suicide ideation and suicide. Physicians may appear to be flawlessly composed in their dapper white coats and clean stethoscopes swung around their necks. Their seamless discussion of medical jargon coupled with their collected appearance creates a powerful perception of excellence. However,  physicians’ portrayal of perfection couldn’t be farther from the truth.  [...]

Progressive? Don’t bother voting

Wikimedia Commons / Office of U.S. Senator David Perdue If you’re reading this, chances are you either plan to cast a ballot for the Democrats in the coming weeks or are at the very least, sympathetic to their platform. How do I know? You’re young, you attend a relatively prestigious university and you are much [...]

Competence over chaos: Vote blue in 2022

Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore With imposing billboards and yard signs plastered around Atlanta, all of us can feel the pressure surrounding the midterm election — and for good reason. Whether it’s health insurance or reproductive rights, countless critical aspects of our lives and bodies will be on the ballot this midterm election season.  This [...]

Unions are back: How workers are succeeding despite incredible hurdles

Wikimedia Commons / Gillfoto This summer, I worked at a “high-end” donut shop — believe me, they exist — a somewhat dull job despite its glamorous $5 confectionaries. Like many of my coworkers, I was only there temporarily, looking to make money over the summer and not concerned about the inner workings of the donut [...]

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OPINION

Student debt forgiveness is a regressive tax

Wikimedia Commons/Andrew Magill Student debt forgiveness is increasingly popular among young Americans, and it’s not hard to see why. Two-thirds of high school graduates are now enrolling in college. Student debt in the country is at an all-time high. Education is good for society, so it only makes sense to subsidize it through student debt [...]

The Emory Title IX Process: A survivor’s worst nightmare

Content Warning: This article contains references of sexual assault.  One thing you should know about me is that I’m known for the clothes I wear: the neon pants, chunky Doc Martens boots and colorful, dramatic printed sweaters. My Instagram bio even proclaims that I’m “chronically overdressed.” My friends sometimes question why I always have to [...]

Taylor Swift’s fatphobia controversy reveals the limits of artistic integrity

Wikimedia Commons/Emily Kirkpatrick Content warning: this article contains mentions of eating disorders. Taylor Swift recently presented her listeners with a collection of brand-new synth-pop, dreamy songs. “Midnights,” her tenth studio album, is described by the singer-songwriter as a concept album, a “collage of intensity, highs and lows and ebbs and flows. Life can be dark, [...]

Preprofessionalism undermines academic discovery

Emory Wheel/Anusha Kurapati When I visited Emory University in April after officially committing, my information session leader told us — a mix of newly committed, relieved seniors and anxious, anticipative juniors — that we were each expected to have about five to six different career paths. And then she said that half of those career [...]

Stacey Abrams on jobs after graduation, increased partisanship, voting, and more | Brodsky in Between

Emory Wheel/Ben Brodsky Leading up to the November midterm gubernatorial elections, I interviewed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as part of a roundtable with other Georgia college newspapers. Representing the Wheel, I questioned Abrams on Georgia issues, student issues and campaign policy. As the first edition of a column focused on debate and resistance to [...]

Use the MARTA bus and break the Emory bubble — not the bank

Wikimedia Commons/Blervis First-years at Emory University know too well the sensation of feeling stuck on Emory’s campus, counting the days until the University allows them a car. Entering Emory, I was also concerned about being trapped — not by the lack of a car, but by Atlanta’s car-dependency and reputation for terrible public transit. From [...]

Physician suicide is a public health crisis that demands immediate support

Pixabay/Parentingupstream Content warning: mentions of suicide ideation and suicide. Physicians may appear to be flawlessly composed in their dapper white coats and clean stethoscopes swung around their necks. Their seamless discussion of medical jargon coupled with their collected appearance creates a powerful perception of excellence. However,  physicians’ portrayal of perfection couldn’t be farther from the truth.  [...]

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