Category: Our Opinion

Addressing Mental Illnesses

Almost 75 percent of college student respondents in a 2011 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) study of students diagnosed with mental health issues said they experienced a mental health crisis while in school. Yet the stigma surrounding mental health issues is one of the biggest barriers to accessing mental health care. Emory offers a [...]

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Constitutional Council Must Validate Complaint

As University-wide elections were held earlier this month, the ballot included a list of eight proposed amendments to the Student Government Association's (SGA) constitution. Despite controversy surrounding the legitimacy of these amendments, all eight passed overwhelmingly. We at the Wheel previously commented in our April 4 staff editorial "Spring Elections Mired in Problems" on the [...]

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Remembering Bill Fox

Emory alumnus, former administrator and professor Bill Fox passed away Friday evening at the Emory University Hospital. We at the Wheel want to offer our condolences to Fox's family, friends and colleagues. Fox was an important member of the Emory community, and his contributions and dedication to our University were tremendous. He will truly be [...]

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State Gun Bill Imperils Citizens

Last month, Georgia's state legislature passed the controversial "Safe Carry Protection Law," which is commonly known as the "Guns Everywhere" bill and has been deemed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the most comprehensive pro-gun rights law introduced in recent history. Among its provisions, many of which are already present in other states, the [...]

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Dooley’s Week Largely Successful

Last week, the Student Programming Committee (SPC) planned and implemented Dooley's Week, Emory's largest school spirit event series. We at the Wheel believe this year's Dooley's Week was overall successful but marred by several problems. Taste of Emory  Monday's Taste of Emory was delicious and fun but suffered from the same problems that it has [...]

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