Category: Op-Eds

Emory needs a Good Life Center

Illustration by Ulia Ahn If you’re reading this article, you probably already know that Emory has a mental health problem. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve heard other students bemoan the difficulty of making an appointment at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), finding an enriching community or navigating Emory’s labyrinthine network of [...]

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Democrats, ditch Trump and build back better

(Pixabay/chayka1270) Elections in Virginia and New Jersey earlier this month were devastating for Democrats. A statewide Republican sweep in Virginia cast off former Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s aspirations for a second term at the helm, and Gov. Phil Murphy faced a near cataclysmic rebuttal to his re-election hopes and will govern with reduced majorities in the [...]

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Emory, mandate gateway testing after Thanksgiving break

As much as I am looking forward to Thanksgiving break, part of me dreads it. It’s not the Thanksgiving family dynamics, or even the excruciating five hour flight home. But the idea of nearly 6,000 students getting on planes, spreading out across the world and then returning back to Emory almost makes me wish we [...]

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Stereotypes, stigma and shame: Why we keep getting eating disorders wrong

This article contains discussion of eating disorders, self-harm and suicide In the public imagination, eating disorders (EDs) are simple problems with simple solutions. The narrative goes, people with eating disorders are exclusively thin, able-bodied, cisgender, straight white women obsessed with portion control and their own reflections. Treatment means force-feeding emaciated girls at inpatient facilities, and [...]

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