Category: Our Opinion

Greek Life Walkthroughs Reasonable

In an effort to manage safety hazards and underage drinking so common in Emory's fraternities, the University has begun a campaign to reinforce a number of the housing regulations that have typically been ignored in fraternity and sorority residences. The most notable of these regulations is a ban on "activities (e.g. drinking games) and paraphernalia [...]

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Shift Consent To “Yes Means Yes”

Until recently, the "no means no" policy, which states that​ in order to be legally culpable for not obtaining sexual consent, the partner must explicitly say "no" or imply "no" through actions and resistance, has been the national standard of consent for sexual relations on college campuses. The recent passage of Senate Bill 967 in [...]

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Commodifying The Body: Leaked Photos Violate Women’s Privacy

Over this past weekend, dozens of nude photographs of an estimated 100 celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, among others, were leaked to the anonymous online message boards Reddit and 4chan. We at The Emory Wheel strongly condemn such behavior and recognize hacking and leaking private photos for what it is: an [...]

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A Warm Welcome From the Wheel

Headlines this summer were filled with disaster: extremism of all kinds in the Middle East, a humanitarian crisis at our southern border and violence on our own streets. But at the start of a new school year, it's important to remember that not all is wrong in the world. In fact, students are returning this [...]

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Shadows of Lost Departments

This past Wednesday, Emory College released the last of five strategic reports which discussed plans for establishing new initiatives announced in tandem with the September 2012 department changes. These "new directions" included focuses on Digital Studies and New Media, China Studies and Neuroscience. The most recent report on Digital Studies and New Media discussed Emory's [...]

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