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The Emory Wheel is Emory University's only independent student-run newspaper. The Wheel has been serving the Emory community since 1919. Today, the Wheel publishes content online daily and produces a once a week print edition that highlights the most important stories of the week.

Mission: To inform, educate and delight the student body of Emory University

Hailing from Nigeria and Ghana, Koluchi Odiegwu (23C) and Mary Yeboah (23C) have collected over $31,000 for hunger relie...
07/27/2020
Students Join Forces to Fight COVID in African Villages | The Emory Wheel

Hailing from Nigeria and Ghana, Koluchi Odiegwu (23C) and Mary Yeboah (23C) have collected over $31,000 for hunger relief aid for rural villages within their countries.

Thousands of miles away from home, two rising sophomores have built a fundraising operation to help those affected by COVID-19 in their home countries in Africa. Hailing from Nigeria and Ghana, Koluchi Odiegwu (23C) and Mary Yeboah (23C) have collected over $31,000 for hunger relief aid for rural vi...

#OPED: We must do what John Lewis would have demanded of us in this extraordinary moment: continue fighting for “good tr...
07/24/2020
John Lewis: The Hero We Always Needed and Will Never Forget | The Emory Wheel

#OPED: We must do what John Lewis would have demanded of us in this extraordinary moment: continue fighting for “good trouble” that our generation’s crises demand.

We must do what Lewis would have demanded of us in this extraordinary moment: continue fighting for the “good trouble” that our generation’s crises demand.

The antibody responses from the vaccine "were really better than the antibody responses in most people that have recover...
07/24/2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Tests at Emory Yield Promising Results | The Emory Wheel

The antibody responses from the vaccine "were really better than the antibody responses in most people that have recovered from COVID-19 infection,” Emory Associate Professor of Medicine Evan Anderson said.

The School of Medicine’s clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine provides encouraging evidence that the vaccine is safe and generates antibodies to neutralize the virus, according to preliminary results published in the New England Journal of Medicine on July 14. “The fact that there were neutrali...

Dr. Michael Vienna hopes his successor continues to cultivate an environment for students to grow academically and striv...
07/22/2020
Athletics Director to Retire, Reflects on ‘Fulfilling’ Tenure at Emory | The Emory Wheel

Dr. Michael Vienna hopes his successor continues to cultivate an environment for students to grow academically and strive athletically.

After four noteworthy years as Emory’s athletics director, Dr. Michael Vienna came into his fifth year unsure of what the future would hold. To Vienna, he had the best job in the country, and he wasn’t certain that he wanted to say goodbye. But when Emory took off for winter break this year, Vie...

#OPED: “Our founding fathers’ values of democracy and self-actualization deserve no admiration if those values are not e...
07/21/2020
Response: Contextualizing American History | The Emory Wheel

#OPED: “Our founding fathers’ values of democracy and self-actualization deserve no admiration if those values are not extended to all who reside within U.S. borders.”

Our founding fathers’ values of democracy and self-actualization deserve no admiration if those values are not extended to all residing within U.S. borders.

“I would suggest skipping the beat on this one and immersing yourself in another Netflix movie instead.”
07/18/2020
‘Feel the Beat’ Misses the Right Note | The Emory Wheel

“I would suggest skipping the beat on this one and immersing yourself in another Netflix movie instead.”

Scrolling through Netflix yields a treasure trove of binge-worthy dance movies, some refreshing and some not so much. The vast majority of them, however, follow similar storylines revolving around a singular dancer who happens to find love while competing in a dance contest, or while performing in a...

“Be hopeful, be optimistic, never become bitter,” Lewis told Emory students in 2018. “We have to take our country back, ...
07/18/2020
John Lewis, Esteemed Congressman and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 80 | The Emory Wheel

“Be hopeful, be optimistic, never become bitter,” Lewis told Emory students in 2018. “We have to take our country back, and we have to save our democracy for generations yet unborn.”

John Lewis, a U.S. congressman and civil rights icon who began his lifelong fight for racial justice as a college student, died on Friday. He was 80. His death was confirmed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a press release. While the cause of death has not been confirmed, Lewis was diagnosed with ad...

#BREAKING: Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has died at age 80. A long-time racial equality activist and 17-t...
07/18/2020

#BREAKING: Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has died at age 80. A long-time racial equality activist and 17-term congressman, Lewis was awarded an honorary doctor of law degree at Emory’s 169th Commencement.

“Going into my senior year and not being able to join my teammates on the field absolutely breaks my heart,” men’s socce...
07/18/2020
Fall Sports Canceled Until January, Senior Athletes Heartbroken | The Emory Wheel

“Going into my senior year and not being able to join my teammates on the field absolutely breaks my heart,” men’s soccer co-captain Max Mehlman said.

Fall 2020 will be an eerily quiet time at Emory. Not only will there be a lack of students, but no Emory athlete will compete during the semester. In a statement released on July 17, the University announced there will be “no competition for Division III Athletics” until at least January. The de...

#BREAKING: Students invited back to campus will only include first-year, international and new transfer students, among ...
07/17/2020
Emory Reverses Course on Fall Plan, Significantly Reduces Campus Capacity | The Emory Wheel

#BREAKING: Students invited back to campus will only include first-year, international and new transfer students, among other groups.

As coronavirus cases continue to break record highs in the United States, University President Claire Sterk and President-elect Greg Fenves announced via a campus-wide email on Friday that only certain students will live on campus and nearly all classes will move online. This decision follows revers...

#OPED: “It is time for white students and non-Black students of color alike to address their complicity in anti-Black ca...
07/17/2020
Addressing Racism Against the Trayvon Generation on Campus | The Emory Wheel

#OPED: “It is time for white students and non-Black students of color alike to address their complicity in anti-Black campus racism of all kinds and the ways in which they’ve traumatized their peers in the Trayvon Generation.”

It's time for non-Black students to address their complicity in anti-Black campus racism and traumatization of their peers in the Trayvon Generation.

#OPED: “Until COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths at least plateau in Georgia, returning to campus should be the...
07/17/2020
Returning to Campus Warrants Grave Caution | The Emory Wheel

#OPED: “Until COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths at least plateau in Georgia, returning to campus should be the least of our concerns.”

Until COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths at least plateau in Georgia, returning to campus should be the least of our concerns.

“Emory’s Reopening” by Christopher Labaza.
07/16/2020

“Emory’s Reopening” by Christopher Labaza.

#OPED: If today's activists were sincerely opposed to colonialism, historical violence and nationalism, they would be ju...
07/16/2020
In Defense of American History | The Emory Wheel

#OPED: If today's activists were sincerely opposed to colonialism, historical violence and nationalism, they would be just as critical of some Native American tribes as they are of the U.S.

If today's activists were sincerely opposed to historical violence, they would be just as critical of some Native American tribes as they are of the U.S.

#OPED: While we continue to remember these leaders’ names, we must also remember the violence that they inflicted.
07/15/2020
Rename Longstreet-Means. It's Time. | The Emory Wheel

#OPED: While we continue to remember these leaders’ names, we must also remember the violence that they inflicted.

While we continue to remember these leaders’ names, we must also remember the violence that they inflicted.

#BREAKING: “It’s great to know that I can plan for my semester without having to worry about my visa status," Gizem Terz...
07/14/2020
ICE Reverses Guidelines on International Student Restrictions | The Emory Wheel

#BREAKING: “It’s great to know that I can plan for my semester without having to worry about my visa status," Gizem Terzioğlu (21C) said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rescinded guidelines that restricted international students from remaining in the country if their school has an online-only semester after a hearing on Tuesday between the Department of Homeland Security and Harvard University (Mass.) and Massachusetts Insti...

07/14/2020

#BREAKING: The Trump administration has reversed ICE guidelines that prohibited international students from an online-only fall semester. Story to come.

“‘The Politician’ is like its namesake, outwardly charming while making big promises for the future in order to extend i...
07/14/2020
‘The Politician’ Season 2 Doesn’t Deserve Your Vote | The Emory Wheel

“‘The Politician’ is like its namesake, outwardly charming while making big promises for the future in order to extend its tenure in the public eye with little intention of saying or doing anything meaningful with that platform.”

Just nine months after its initial season release, Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician” returned to Netflix to continue the creator’s $300 million creative partnership with the company that also produced the critical letdown “Hollywood.” Much of the show’s first season suffered from a severe...

“‘Shirley’ breathes life into the ‘thrillingly horrible’ persona that Shirley Jackson’s devout readers hope their favori...
07/14/2020
‘Shirley’ Unmasks the Real Monster: Toxic Masculinity | The Emory Wheel

“‘Shirley’ breathes life into the ‘thrillingly horrible’ persona that Shirley Jackson’s devout readers hope their favorite horror author might have.”

From “Mary Shelley” to “Colette,” recent years have seen a surge of movies particularly surrounding the lives of female authors. Longtime fans of these writers’ work will no doubt comprise a large part of the audience for these films, but there’s something universally intriguing about le...

“It’s so important to have a safe space to go where people look like you, have similar experiences as you and where you ...
07/13/2020
Black Student Leaders Create Safe Spaces for Black Voices | The Emory Wheel

“It’s so important to have a safe space to go where people look like you, have similar experiences as you and where you can go for support," Black is Gold President Samaia Hill (23C) said.

In the wake of a resurging civil rights movement sparked by the recent police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and many others, Black Emory students have unified and created virtual and in-person safe spaces for other Black students to share traumatic experiences with racism and....

“I hope that the University finds a way for teams to practice and compete in some capacity while making sure the rest of...
07/13/2020
UAA Abandons Conference Schedule, Emory to Finalize Fall Sports Plan | The Emory Wheel

“I hope that the University finds a way for teams to practice and compete in some capacity while making sure the rest of the Emory community can stay healthy,” senior right side hitter Leah Saunders said.

On July 8, the University Athletic Association (UAA) announced they will not mandate the conference schedule, allowing institutions within the conference to make decisions that best fit the well-being of their players. While conference games are now more flexible, each university can still compete i...

The following are nine demands of the Emory Black student population to the student body and administration.
07/12/2020
A Statement From the Coalition of Black Organizations and Clubs | The Emory Wheel

The following are nine demands of the Emory Black student population to the student body and administration.

To President Claire E. Sterk, Office of the President President-Elect Greg Fenves, Office of the President-Elect Interim Provost Jan Love, Office of the Provost Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Enku Gelyae, Office of the Vice President And to the Emory Student Body A number of statements have....

Cartoon by Christopher Labaza.
07/11/2020

Cartoon by Christopher Labaza.

“As timely as the news and as timeless as an urban legend, ‘Dogtooth’ captures the fear and uncertainty of this era bett...
07/10/2020
What I’m Watching: Sharp ‘Dogtooth’ is a Merciless Masterpiece | The Emory Wheel

“As timely as the news and as timeless as an urban legend, ‘Dogtooth’ captures the fear and uncertainty of this era better than anything I’ve seen in a long, long time.”

How naive my first article of this column — talking about the “few long, lonely weeks” of quarantine — seems now. It looks like it’s going to be a long, anxious summer, and I intend to spend it watching weird little movies that I normally don’t have time for. In this column, I will highl...

#OPED: "I don’t think it’s bold to infer the motive behind Emory’s choice to reopen, and it’s not the well-being of its ...
07/09/2020
Reopening Campus Prioritizes Money Over Lives | The Emory Wheel

#OPED: "I don’t think it’s bold to infer the motive behind Emory’s choice to reopen, and it’s not the well-being of its community members. It’s money."

I don’t think it’s bold to infer the motive behind Emory’s choice to reopen, and it’s not the well-being of its community members. It’s money.

Dean Michael Elliott: The College is considering enrolling all international seniors and juniors in an existing in-perso...
07/08/2020
International Students Shaken, Disappointed Over New ICE Guidelines | The Emory Wheel

Dean Michael Elliott: The College is considering enrolling all international seniors and juniors in an existing in-person course, but may use a different strategy for sophomores and first-year students.

On July 6, international students learned they would lose their F-1 status if they fail to return to campus this fall, sending shockwaves and uncertainty throughout the community about how to navigate a choice between education and livelihood. Under new guidelines issued by U.S. Immigration and Cust...

UPDATE: Emory College plans to enroll all international students in a one-credit, in-person class to meet visa requireme...
07/08/2020
International Students Shaken, Disappointed Over New ICE Guidelines | The Emory Wheel

UPDATE: Emory College plans to enroll all international students in a one-credit, in-person class to meet visa requirements, a Student Government Association member familiar with the matter said.

On July 6, international students learned they would lose their F-1 status if they fail to return to campus this fall, sending shockwaves and uncertainty throughout the community about how to navigate a choice between education and livelihood. Under new guidelines issued by U.S. Immigration and Cust...

“I’m really disappointed … I just think it’s unethical,” Coco Dong (22B) said. “I came to the United States because I ap...
07/08/2020
International Students Shaken, Disappointed Over New ICE Guidelines | The Emory Wheel

“I’m really disappointed … I just think it’s unethical,” Coco Dong (22B) said. “I came to the United States because I appreciate the diversity here — I love hanging out with people from all over the world.”

On July 6, international students learned they would lose their F-1 status if they fail to return to campus this fall, sending shockwaves and uncertainty throughout the community about how to navigate a choice between education and livelihood. Under new guidelines issued by U.S. Immigration and Cust...

“Moral of the Story: Chapters 1 and 2” exhibits complex harmonies and background vocals to tell the story of fading feel...
07/07/2020
Ashe and Niall Horan Break Hearts With ‘Moral of the Story’ | The Emory Wheel

“Moral of the Story: Chapters 1 and 2” exhibits complex harmonies and background vocals to tell the story of fading feelings and the clarity that hindsight can bring.

Ashlyn “Ashe” Willson has long been writing songs about life, love and heartbreak. I’ve loved Ashe and her songwriting genius for a few years now, but her most recent rework of her 2019 single, “Moral of the Story,” feels like a fresh use of her talent. Ashe looks like she could have stepp...

One major issue I have with “Love, Victor,” and many other shows representing members of the LGBTQ+ community, is that t...
07/04/2020
‘Love, Victor’ Refreshing, Yet Lacks True LGBTQ+ Representation | The Emory Wheel

One major issue I have with “Love, Victor,” and many other shows representing members of the LGBTQ+ community, is that the lead character is not gay, yet represents a gay character.

During this year’s Pride, much of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies are stuck celebrating indoors instead of the usual parade-filled festivities. One way to celebrate, especially for college students a bit distanced from the drama that goes hand-in-hand with the high school experience, is to bin...

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IF YOU APPRECIATE FINE ARTS YOUR DATE IS THIS SATURDAY AT GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA With his Second Art Exhibition in Upstate South Carolina, Jose Romero makes an invitation this Saturday, January 25, from 6-8 PM in Greer, a community leader in arts, with a beautiful downtown and plenty of restaurants and walking areas. The CENTER OF THE ARTS (Greer Art Studios), located at 804 Trade Street, is hosting this event where you will be able to appreciate the expression of this young architect Pratt Institute graduate that enriched his art and design abilities in Rome, Italy as a participant of the European Special Program that the Brooklyn school has in Europe. Abstract isn’t easy to understand. However, Jose will be available to explain the meaning of his creations if you talk to him. From every angle you will find different concepts within the main message on each piece of art. “A fusion of experience throughout my life told through abstract works. They encompass people I have met in places I have been, and alter egos I recreated from the impressions these special folks or places made upon me,” says Jose. We believe he means that every oil painting on canvas reflects his soul guided and molded by God and brought about by the experience in every corner of life. The invitation is open to everyone to meet with more than 30 exquisite creations by Jose Romero, who has exhibited in New York, Chicago, Japan and Greenville, SC, among other exhibition events in the United States and overseas as well. Come and enjoy it!
Why Global Warming/Climate Change Is a Hoax By David Roemer, Ph.D. (http://www.newevangelization.info) 1) Carbon dioxide is a trace gas in the atmosphere. 1% of the atmosphere is Argon and there is 25 times more Argon than carbon dioxide. If the sun is shining, a field of corn will use up all the carbon dioxide in 5 minutes. The corn will stop growing unless wind blows new air into the field. 2) 97% of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere comes from human and animal respiration, outgassing from oceans in tropical areas, the decay of ground bacteria, volcanoes, and forest fires. Only 3% comes from humans burning coal, oil, and natural gas. 3) We are in the fifth ice age because the north and south poles are covered with ice sheets. This ice age started 2.58 million years ago. For 260 million years before this, the Earth was warmer. The first ice age began 2.4 billion years ago. 4) In the current ice age, there have been six periods of warmth (called interglacials) and cold (called glacials). The latest cycle was the Medieval Warm Period followed by the Little Ice Age. Humans began burning a lot of fossil fuels at the end of the Little Ice Age. The Roman Warm Period occurred 2,000 years ago. The Younger Dryas was a return to glacial conditions about 12,000 years ago. 5) At night a desert is much colder than the tropics. In the tropics, 4% of the atmosphere is water vapor, but humidity is much less in a desert. Water vapor is called a “greenhouse gas” because it absorbs the infrared radiation. 6) An example of radiation having a warming effect because of its interaction with a gas occurs in the stratosphere, which is an atmospheric layer 12 miles above the Earth’s surface. Ultraviolet radiation and solar wind interact with gas molecules causing the molecules to break up. The molecular components separate with high kinetic energies. It is the kinetic energy of molecules that determines temperature. Temperature does not increase when a molecule absorbs infrared radiation. 7) Water vapor absorbs and emits infrared radiation. Some of the emitted radiation goes into outer space and some is re-absorbed by the Earth’s surface. However, if an excited water vapor molecule collides with another molecule, there can be a conversion to kinetic energy. The energy of an infrared photon is 60 times less than the energy of an ultraviolet photon, so the warming effect of absorbing infrared photons is much less than the warming effect produced by ultraviolet photons in the stratosphere. There are many possible reasons temperatures in the tropics are lower than in a desert at night. Soil moisture accounts for 0.001 % of all the water on Earth. When water evaporates from the soil, the soil cools and the air warms. Wind also is a factor. I don’t think scientists know how much of the warming in the tropics at night is due to water vapor’s absorption of infrared radiation. 8) Carbon dioxide also absorbs infrared radiation, as does methane. There is about 25 times more water vapor in the atmosphere at the Earth’s surface than carbon dioxide. There is 200 times more carbon dioxide than methane, but methane absorbs more wavelengths of infrared radiation than carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide only adsorbs 16% of the infrared wavelengths produced by the Earth. Methane adsorbs much more wavelengths. 9) The conversion to heat when “greenhouse gases” absorb infrared radiation is not a linear process. If all the infrared radiation is being adsorbed by these gases, there is no warming effect caused by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide. 10) Governments in the United States have spent about 40 billion dollars subsidizing solar and wind energy to produce electricity even though solar energy is four times as expensive as fossil fuels and wind energy is twice as expensive. In Germany, because of the investment in solar and wind energy, electricity costs three times what it costs in the U.S. India and China have increased their use of fossil fuels because of all the benefits derived from inexpensive electricity. In the United States, as a result of the $40 billion expenditure, 2% of electricity is now produced by solar and wind energy. 11) Conclusion: It is obvious that the 40 billion dollars spent was a waste of money and that citizens in the U.S. were tricked into allowing governments to do this.
Emory students were targeted with Anti-Semitic "eviction notices,” with fabricated information already discredited in 2014 at NYU, and against Emory University's policies. This is what their neighbors in nearby Toco Hills have to say, at least 300 times: https://www.facebook.com/1534327246628786/videos/2184970088248015/UzpfSTEwNTc5NjI4ODQ6MTAyMTY2MzAzNzQzNjU5NTc/
Georgia is now ground zero in the fight against hackable, insecure "ballot marking devices." VOTER HAND-MARKED PAPER BALLOTS ONLY! (except for disability) Last Chance for Public Comment, Thursday Jan. 10, at 9 AM – 12 PM 18 Capital Square SW, Room 606, Coverdale Legislative Office Building https://hubpages.com/politics/Georgia-Pushes-for-Insecure-Hackable-Touch-Screen-Voting-System-After-Rejecting-Petition-for-Hand-Marked-Paper-Ballots #HandMarkedPaperBallots
Call GA Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden, demand "hand-marked paper ballots for Georgia! Phone: (404) 656-2881
Petition to add a stop @ 751 DeKalb Industrial Way – SIGN NOW! Dear Friends & Colleagues @ Emory, I am writing you for support to our latest petition to the Emory Transport Office requesting Emory Shuttle (North Dekalb) to add a stop @ 751 Dekalb Industrial Way for better connectivity to marketplace. You will agree that Owning a car in Atlanta is not always feasible for every scholar/student/trainee and many of us rely on the Emory shuttle system to get around. As you know, North DeKalb shuttle runs from Emory Circle to North DeKalb Mall, there is not a single stop after Walmart on the way to North DeKalb Mall. There is a large marketplace on its way @ 751 Dekalb Industrial Way, Decatur, where many grocery stores, Restaurants and Clothing Stores are located. There are also Child care center, Smart Care Urgent Care (Emory Healthcare) and few apartments located near-by. During November 2017 we requested Emory Parking and Transportation services to add an extra stop for this shuttle but the Transport office could not accommodate our request at that time and assured us that they will evaluate this in future. Hence, I have started an online petition to pursue this case further with the Emory Transport office. I sincerely request you to join the petition and also circulate the link to your friends and colleagues so others can join this and we have a reasonable number to showcase our need to the transport office for considering our request in near future. Best regards, Avijit Banik, Post Doctoral Fellow Dept of Pharmacology Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA 30322 Link to petition: