Category: Our Opinion

Yik Yak Resolution Misses the Mark

At Monday's Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Sophomore Legislator Max Zoberman introduced a resolution ​that would urge the University to discontinue supporting the anonymous gossip app Yik Yak on its wi-fi networks. After the introduction of the resolution, a number of posts on Yik Yak arose personally attacking Zoberman and his authorship of the resolution. [...]

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TFA Requires Serious Consideration

Emory recently ranked No. 10 on a list of the top 20 medium-sized colleges and universities contributing alumni to Teach For America (TFA), an AmeriCorps program that works toward closing the achievement gap by recruiting and training recent college graduates, primarily from elite institutions, to teach in low-income communities for two years. Emory has been [...]

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Yik Yak Perpetuates Culture of Intolerance

Anonymous social app Yik Yak has been receiving a lot of attention on university campuses, including Emory's. Responses range from the actual contributions posted to the app to the backlash by students regarding the stereotypes and problematic discourse used in posts targeting ethnic groups and individual students. We at The Emory Wheel find some posts [...]

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SPC Succeeds With Week in “Wonderland”

Autumn is drawing near, and the Student Programming Council (SPC) marked the change of season with a "Welcome to Wonderland"-themed Homecoming Week, based on Lewis Carroll's classic novel, Alice in Wonderland. Daily themes were punny and featured attractions like tasty food and costumed characters. On the whole, we at the Wheel feel that the week [...]

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Ebola Demands Global Response

This week, President Barack Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and announced the U.S. government's plan to contribute to the ongoing effort to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa, which has been rapidly spreading and has claimed the lives of more than 2,400 people to date. The plan entails sending [...]

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