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Wednesday, Septemeber 13, 2017
Irma’s Fierce Winds, Rain Rattle Ga. Justice’s SUPREME COURT
Visit to Emory Cancelled By MicheLLe Lou Executive Editor
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A large tree fell on Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church (Left). Power lines were damaged by fallen trees, closing off several streets, including Ridgewood Drive NE (R ight), in DeKalb County Tuesday morning.
Univ. Shuts Down for Two Days Due to Severe Weather By MicheLLe Lou Executive Editor Downgraded to a tropical storm, Irma hit Georgia early Monday, causing intermittent power outages and downed trees on and around Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses. Irma was downgraded to a tropical depression Monday night but continued to flood parts of the Georgia and South Carolina coasts throughout Tuesday, according to The Weather Channel. Irma was downgraded to a posttropical cyclone late Tuesday as it moved into the Tennessee Valley, according to the Times.
The University was closed Monday and Tuesday due to severe weather conditions from Irma, according to a University press release. Emory Clark-Holder Clinic, Emory West Point, Emory Southern Center for Orthopedics in LaGrange (Ga.) and Emory Ambulatory Surgery Center at LaGrange were closed Monday, according to the Emory Healthcare website. Emory Healthcare employees contacted patients at those locations to reschedule their appointments, the website said. Fuel outages are being reported
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to Emory University has been cancelled because of the impending severe weather forecast for the Atlanta metropolitan area, according to a Sept. 10 email from Emory School of Law Director of Communications A. Kenyatta Greer to the Wheel. The School of Law hopes to reschedule the justice’s visit as soon as possible, Greer wrote. sonia sotomayor, Associate Supreme Court Justice
Students Sat on Edge as Irma Hurtled Toward Their Homes By aLex KLugeRMan News Editor Before Irma pummeled into Georgia, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, the then-hurricane ravaged Florida and Caribbean islands, places that some Emory students call home. Category 5 Hurricane Irma hit Cuba Saturday morning with maximum wind speeds of 160 mph and a 10-foot storm surge, according to ABC News. Kenny Igarza’s (19C) father, grandparents and cousins weathered out the storm on their native island and don’t expect to have power restored for “a
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couple months,” Igarza told the Wheel. Igarza’s family vacation home had its roof blown off, with most items inside the home destroyed by water damage. “[The hurricane] knocked out the majority of trees where I live,” Igarza said. “The property didn’t get damaged, but the yard was awful. My family owns two houses right by the beach, and they suffered a lot of damage.” Igarza said he was unable to contact his mother and brother, who live in Naples, Fla., which was in the direct path of Irma, from Sunday afternoon
The justice was scheduled to have a public conversation with Emory Associate Professor of Law Fred Smith Jr. at Glenn Memorial Auditorium Wednesday afternoon. Smith clerked for Sotomayor during the October 2013 term, according to an Emory press release. Emory University will shut down Monday as Hurricane Irma projections indicate “severe weather” could hit the Atlanta area with heavy rain, wind, flash flooding and tornadoes, according to a Sept. 10 University
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Obama’s Title IX Rules to be Rolled Back DeVos Seeks Fairness in Campus Sexual Assault Cases By Madison BoBeR Contributing Writer
ance of evidence, allowing accusers to appeal not-guilty findings and accelerating investigations.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that her department plans to rescind the “failed system” of Obama-era campus sexual assault guidelines to ensure fairness for both the survivors and the accused. The Obama administration’s 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter,” which provided guidelines to universities about sexual assault cases, would be rescinded, DeVos told CBS News in an interview after she announced Thursday at George Mason University (Va.) that she planned to change campus sexual assault guidelines. Those guidelines include lowering the burden of proof to a preponder-
“The era of ‘rule by letter’ is over,” DeVos said in her speech at George Mason. “Through intimidation and coercion, the failed system has clearly pushed schools to overreach.” To generate new policies, the federal government will “draw on medical
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professionals, counselors, clergy and law enforcement for their expertise,” DeVos said. Part of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX is designed to protect people from discrimination, exclusion or denial of benefits in any education program that receives federal funds on the basis of sex. Although DeVos emphasized that sexual assault would not be tolerated, she said the low burden of proof required to find an accused person responsible and the lack of appeal rights for the accused and accusers make the Obama-era policies unfair. DeVos cited past cases of individuals who have been wrongfully accused
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DACA Phase Out Faces Backlash By MoLLy BaLL Contributing Writer Though President Donald J. Trump tweeted Sept. 7 that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients “have nothing to worry about” during the six-month phase out, some — including Emory community members, government officials and organizations — nationwide have pressed the administration to keep the DACA recipients in the country past the March 2018 expiration date. DACA is a temporary immigration benefit granted to some undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before their 16th birthday. The
program offers a work permit and two years of deportation protection. To be eligible for the program, recipients had to be enrolled in high school or hold the equivalent of a high school diploma and have a clean criminal record. University President Claire E. Sterk, along with 56 other Association of American Universities (AAU) presidents and chancellors, sent a Sept. 7 letter to key congressional leaders, explaining that DACA students “contribute to our society” and imploring Congress to take legislative action. “America needs hardworking talented people – and these students are
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News Roundup Compiled by Christina Yan atL. fLights canceLLed due to iRMa ATlANTA — Thousands of flights scheduled to leave the HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International Airport were cancelled as a result of tropical storm Irma, according to The Washington Post. Delta said Monday it had already canceled 900 flights, and Southwest Airlines cancelled all flights scheduled to leave Atlanta after 1 p.m. Monday, according to the official Twitter account for the airport. Irma brought wind speeds that surpassed the operating limits for some aircrafts, according to the Post. While Hartsfield-Jackson remained officially open during the storm, officials encouraged passengers to check regularly for flight cancellations. Wind gusts reached 64 mph at Hartsfield-Jackson, according to National Weather Service Atlanta’s Monday tweet. eMoRy’s atL. annexation deLayed EMORY — A vote on Emory’s petition to annex into the city of Atlanta was delayed Sept. 5, after DeKalb County officials raised concerns including increased traffic. A panel of arbitrators will evaluate DeKalb County’s objections and make a decision by Oct. 17, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC). If approved, the annexation would add 744 acres to the city of Atlanta, including the University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. test centeR opens on cLaiRMont EMORY — The Clairmont Campus recently opened a new testing center for students who need accommodations on the third floor of the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC), according to a Sept. 6 University press release. The new testing center provides larger spaces for students who need to use wheelchairs or walkers and a private space for students who need extra time or additional technology to take their exams, according to the release. Lynell Cadray, vice provost
for the Office of Equity and Inclusion, said in the release the testing space is “all about leveling the playing field for students with disabilities.” The testing center has 85 seats, but students who cannot access the Clairmont Campus may still take their exams in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. aLuMna noMinated to 11th ciRcuit EMORY - President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Elizabeth Branch (94L) to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, according to a Sept. 7 White House press release. During her time at Emory School of Law, Branch was inducted into the Order of the Coif, served as an editor for the “Emory Law Journal” and graduated with distinction. Branch served as a federal law clerk to U.S. District Judge J. Owen Forrester for two years before moving onto private practice at Smith, Gambrell & Russell (SGR), LLP. From 2004 to 2008, Branch served in a senior role in the George W. Bush administration before returning to SGR as a commercial litigation partner. In 2012, Branch became a judge for the Court of Appeals of Georgia and is currently serving on the Emory Board of Visitors through 2018. Voting in faLL eLections deLayed EMORY — Voting in fall student government elections opened Sept. 12 at 8 p.m., one day later than the originally scheduled date, due to Orgsync problems, according to Election Board Chair Betty Zhang (20C). Voting is now scheduled to close Sept. 14 at 8 p.m., Zhang said. suKhatMe naMed Medicine dean EMORY — Vikas P. Sukhatme was appointed the new School of Medicine dean, according to a Sept. 12 University press release. On Nov. 1, Sukhatme will replace Interim Dean David Stephens and serve as Woodruff professor and chief academic officer of Emory Healthcare.
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School of Law Looks To Reschedule Talk Continued from Page 1 press release. Tickets were available via lottery to the Emory Law community, the press release said. “Shoutout to Hurricane Irma for ruining my chance to see Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” George Brewster (20L) tweeted Sunday evening.
Former President Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in 2009. Richard reporting.
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Compiled by Monica lefton On Sept. 5 at 11:54 a.m., Emory Police Department (EPD) responded to a call regarding a theft on the third floor of Cox Hall. Officers met with the human resources manager of Bon Appetit, Emory’s catering company, who reported a Canon camera stolen from room 330K Aug. 21. She was unable to provide any details about the camera but said that it was kept in a desk drawer in the room and that it was last seen Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Officers reviewed video footage of the area, which showed an individual entering the office Aug. 21 in the late afternoon. They showed the footage to some Cox workers, none of whom recognized the subject. The case has been assigned to an investigator. On Sept. 5 at 10:33 p.m., EPD responded to a call regarding a theft of services at the Peavine Parking Deck on the surface level. Officers met with a parking ambassador who stated that they had just observed the driver of a 2010 Hyundai Elantra exit the lot without paying for parking. The Hyundai pulled up behind another vehicle, whose driver swiped their card, and then both vehicles sped out of the lot. The incident lost $12 in parking revenue. The parking ambassador recorded the Hyundai’s tag number, which EPD found belonged to someone unaffiliated with Emory. The parking ambassador said that this issue has been going on for the past three weeks. Later that night, EPD responded to a second call of theft of services at the same lot. Officers spoke to the parking ambassador who said that at 11:40 p.m., someone in a dark Chevrolet Camaro assisted four other drivers in exiting the lot without paying. The driver of the Camaro swiped
their card, after which four other cars sped out of the gated lot. The lot lost $48 in parking fees. The cases will be assigned to an investigator. On Sept. 6 at 10:28 a.m., EPD responded to a call regarding a theft from Lowergate South Parking Deck. Officers spoke to an Emory student who reported putting a new registration decal on the plate of his 2013 Suzuki motorcycle Sept. 5 before riding it to campus and parking it in Lowergate South. He went to class and returned to find the plate missing. The student was parked on campus from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The license plate is valued at $20. The case will be assigned to an investigator. On Sept. 7 at 5:19 p.m., EPD responded to a call regarding a theft at the School of Medicine. Officers spoke with an Emory student who reported her silver MacBook Air stolen from the school’s lobby between 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Sept. 7. She said that she accidentally left the laptop charging in the lobby and returned to find it missing. The laptop is valued at $900. The case will be assigned to an investigator. On Sept. 7 at 9:46 p.m., EPD responded to a call regarding a theft at Asbury Circle. Officers met with an Emory student who reported that his backpack was stolen from Asbury Circle, where he had set it down earlier. He said that he left orchestra rehearsal at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at 9 p.m., walked to Cox Hall and arrived there at 9:10 p.m. He put down his backpack before getting in line at a food truck and stood there until 9:30 p.m. When he returned to where he had set his backpack down, it was gone. The bag, a Sosoon backpack, report-
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edly contained a MacBook Pro, a sociology textbook, a health textbook and a notebook. The student emailed a second report into EPD later that evening, stating that the laptop was actually in his room and had not been stolen. The stolen items — the backpack and books inside of it — are valued at $190 total. The case will be assigned to an investigator. On Sept. 8 at 3 a.m., EPD responded to a call from a SafeRide shuttle driver regarding an intoxicated individual who was lying in the middle of the road near the intersection of Clifton Road and Fishburne Drive, and the possession and use of a false ID. Officers responded to the scene and found the individual, a 19-yearold Emory student, on her feet but still unsteady, with glassy eyes and smelling of alcohol. Officers asked the subject basic questions, including who the current president was, to which she responded “Coors Light.” Officers asked for her ID and she presented a fraudulent Florida driver’s license, which they confiscated. The student’s friend told officers that she had consumed two glasses of wine and an unknown number of tequila and vodka shots that evening at Maggie’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill and a bar in Buckhead. American Medical Response (AMR) arrived on the scene and provided treatment. The student refused to go to the hospital and was medically cleared by AMR. Officers transported the two students to Woodruff Residential Center and left the subject with another friend, who said she would watch her throughout the night. Campus Life was notified.
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The Emory Wheel ROUND TABLE
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Behind DACA: Emory Profs. Explain Trump’s Decision By aLejandRo peRez Contributing Writer
This is the first installment of the “Round Table” series, which aims to clarify and explain modern issues by compiling interviews with individuals who specialize in relevant areas. Nearly 800,000 individuals could be deported after President Donald J. Trump’s administration announced Sept. 5 that it would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving it up to Congress to replace the program before it phases out next year. Former President Barack Obama created the DACA program with an executive order in 2012, providing temporary immigration benefits for some undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The White House announcement left several questions unanswered about the futures of the undocumented immigrants, but organizations and people have already begun to rally around DACA recipients: University President Claire E. Sterk was one of 57 Association of American Universities (AAU) presidents and chancellors to sign a Sept. 7 letter urging top lawmakers to take legislative action to protect DACA recipients. The Wheel interviewed separately Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Polly Price and Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science Alan Abramowitz about the potential impacts of Trump’s decision. Price specializes in immigration and citizenship law, and Abramowitz’s area of expertise is in American politics. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity and length. Alejandro Perez, The Emory Wheel: Can you tell me about the ramifications of President Trump ending DACA?
Alan Abramowitz: We really won’t know the implications for a while because it’s going to depend in part on what Congress does, if it does anything. It’s going to depend in part on court challenges, so it’s going to take a few months, if not longer, to see how this plays out. Polly Price: What I understand is that the program will end in six months, so no Alan Abramowitz, Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science CourteSy of eMory pHoto/video
one else can sign up at this point, but everyone who has already registered will be able to keep their status for that six months. The idea from the Trump administration is that Congress, between now and then, would enact some legislation that would accomplish the same thing. Editor’s Note: Price sent in a Sept. 6 email to the Wheel a Washington Post article, which estimated around 75 percent of current DACA recipients will lose status as of March 5 and about 25 percent will get an additional two-year renewal. EW: What will happen if Congress is unable to pass a replacement policy for DACA? AA: [Trump is] basically tossing the ball to Congress and saying, “Here, you take care of it.” We know that Congress is very dysfunctional right now. There is a split among Republicans between the Trump wing of the party and the more moderate wing of the party. I’m not very optimistic that [Congress] is going to be able to do something in six months, in which case it’s just going to throw people’s lives into turmoil. PP: Basically, we are back to where
we were before DACA began, which is essentially, persons here, even brought here as children, are treated the same as all other people who are out of status. We’ve been talking about these issues for almost 20 years, and so I think it’s a huge gamble to actually expect Congress to be able to come through when they are so polarized on everything else. EW: Could removing DACA lead to the deportation of people who were protected under it? AA: Ultimately, I suppose it could. I don’t think you could say for sure that it won’t. Presumably, removing these folks would not be a high priority, but still, if you’re undocumented you can be removed. Hopefully it would be a low priority. PP: I think so. I think everybody hopes not, but DACA was there not only to give sort of a temporary period in which you deferred action, but it also gained people a legal status in the sense that there would be work permits. Life is just so much better when you have some kind of a legal status, so even if it does not lead to deportations it will lead to very bad circumstances for a lot of these people. EW: Studies show that the loss of DACA workers will result in a huge GDP decrease for the U.S. Why is Trump willing to risk such a loss for the U.S. economy? AA: Just about all economists agree that immigration is a plus for the U.S. economy and that the country overall is worse off without immigration, particularly given the fact that the population is aging and the workforce is aging. Without immigration, that would be even more true. By and large, the people who are protected by DACA are people who have pretty high skills and educational levels. These are people that we need in our economy. [Trump’s decision] reflects the narrow, vindictive world view that he has.
EW: Do you think the BRIDGE Act could pass? Editor’s Note: The Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act would provide relief from deportation for those eligible for DACA. The University expressed its support of the legislation in a Jan. 18 press release. AA: One would hope, but you’re going to have Polly Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law
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to have Speaker [Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)] and the Majority Leader of the Senate [Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)] really take the lead on this and decide to make this a priority. PP: I think so. In the current political climate, the concern is that these sorts of meritorious claims get lumped together with all sorts of immigration policies. I think the most difficult part is going to be getting Congress’ attention focused on the Dreamers [undocumented immigrants] and the plight of the Dreamers. EW: The DACA policy allows students access to higher education because they can receive federal funding. With DACA being phased out, will students pursuing higher education be unable to? AA: Yes, I think it has potential implications there, definitely. I’m sure that Emory and other colleges and universities are going to be trying to figure out how to deal with this. Legally, you know, they are kind of in a bind. I think you are going to see a very strong coalition of colleges and universities across the country work-
ing together to try to get this reversed or overturned. PP: I’m sure that’s a possibility — and not just in states that do not permit undocumented persons to enroll. I think that’s definitely likely to be one of the results. EW: How will the decision impact Trump’s popularity? PP: I think it’s polarizing in the same way that a lot of his policies have been, so some core Trump supporters think that this is the right thing to do and the right way to go, so I suspect that it’s not going to change much about his popularity. The people that are opposed to most everything that Trump has done in the area of immigration are going to be just as opposed to this and vice versa. EW: How will the decision affect world politics? Can we expect countries to publicly oppose Trump’s decision? AA: It reinforces the impression that people have in many other countries that Trump and the Trump administration is supporting these sorts of very vindictive policies aimed at recent immigrants. Trump is already pretty unpopular in most countries and most parts of the world. PP: I think certainly the U.S. will just continue to lose stature not only on the world stage but in terms of moral leadership, in areas that range from the plight of refugees to the situation of the Dreamers. EW: Have you worked with DACA students before? PP: Yes, I have encountered DACA students in my teaching, and I just think [ending the program] is a huge loss to higher education. But Emory, in my view, has gone above and beyond to help.
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Sterk Among 57 Univ. Presidents Urging Congressional Action Continued from Page 1 already meaningful members of our society,” the AAU letter said. In the letter, the university leaders also advocated for adoption of the BRIDGE Act, Dream Act or legislation that would “mirror” DACA. A group of attorneys general from 15 states and Washington, D.C. filed a lawsuit Sept. 6 in an attempt to block termination of the DACA program, according to The Washington Post. “Rescinding the [DACA] program punishes and disparages people with Mexican roots,” the attorneys general wrote. The lawsuit also said that colleges, workforces, economies and companies will be negatively impacted by the termination of DACA. California also filed a lawsuit with Maine, Minnesota and Maryland Sept. 11 to fight against the phase-out of DACA, according to the Los Angeles Times. California did not file a lawsuit with the other 15 states and D.C., as it believes the program affects California more than it does to other states. “[DACA is] fully lawful, it’s totally American in its values and it’s an unmitigated success for California’s economy and the country’s economy,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a recent interview with the LA Times. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed condemned Trump’s decision to end the DACA program in a Sept. 5 press release. “President Trump’s assault on DACA is an attack on the American dream and all who worked hard to achieve it,” the statement said.
Student organizations on Emory’s campus also issued statements against deporting DACA beneficiaries. Emory Student Government Association (SGA)’s Diversity and Equity Committee sent a Sept. 9 statement in support of DACA recipients via Orgsync. “We understand that not everyone on the Emory campus shares the same beliefs, and we have diverse opinions on DACA,” the Diversity and Equity Committee’s statement said. “If you know someone on campus who will be affected by this decision, we ask that you express tolerance for their situation and compassion towards their emotions.” Student group Young Democrats of Emory also spoke out against the decision in a Sept. 5 Facebook post, writing, “Trump is threatening to destroy families and cripple our economy.” The University of California (UC) filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Sept. 8, writing that Trump’s actions are “unconstitutional, unjust and unlawful” to the 4,000 undocumented students enrolled in the UC system, according to a UC Office of the President press release. “[Trump’s] capricious rescission of the DACA program violates both the procedural and substantive requirements of the APA (Administrative Procedure Act), as well as the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment,” the UC lawsuit states. Former President Barack Obama posted a statement on Facebook, criticizing the phase out of DACA. “To target these young people is wrong — because they have done nothing wrong,” Obama wrote. “Ultimately,
Obama-era Policies Unfair, DeVos Says sexual assault. DeVos’ announcement was met with criticism, the majority of which of assault, including student-athlete Matt Boermeester, who was expelled came from the left and sexual assault from the University of Southern survivors and advocates. Sen. Bernie California in July after school officials Sanders (I-Vt.), called DeVos’ decision determined that he had physically “outrageous” in a tweet. “This decision does a disservice abused his girlfriend. DeVos said that Boermeester was to those who have worked hard to “playfully roughhousing” with his address sexual violence. Congress girlfriend, and that an onlooker had must now act to undo it,” Sanders reported the incident to a Title IX wrote. Emory’s Title IX Coordinator and administrator. According to DeVos, “the young Associate Vice Provost of Equity and girl repeatedly assured campus offi- Inclusion Lynell Cadray and Emory’s Title IX Coordinator cials she had not for Students Judith been abused nor “Through Pannell did not respond had any misconduct to requests for comment occurred … [but] intimidation and university adminiscoercion, the failed by publication time. A May 2016 “Dear trators told her they system has clearly Colleague” letter from knew better.” pushed schools to the Obama adminisDeVos emphaoverreach.” tration clarified that sized that diminTitle IX also guards ishing people’s due process rights to — Betsy DeVos, against transgender better service soU.S. Secretary of discrimination. Under Trump, the called victims only Education Departments of Justice creates more vicand Education withtims — the unfairly drew the Obama-era transgender accused. Among undergraduate students, guidelines in a new “Dear Colleague” 23.1 percent of females and 5.4 per- letter Feb. 22. cent of males experience rape or sexuRichard Chess contributed al assault, according to RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest Natiwonal Network). reporting. Among graduate and professional students, 8.8 percent of females and 2.2 — Contact Madison Bober at percent of males experience rape or email@example.com
President Donald J. Trump’s administration announced DACA would expire March 2018. this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated. It’s about who we are as a people — and who we want to be.” Pope Francis also chimed in about Trump’s decision while aboard the papal plane on his way back to the Vatican from Colombia, according to The New York Times. “[The president] presents himself as pro-life and if he is a good pro-lifer, he understands that family is the cradle of life and its unity must be protected,” the pope said according to the Times. “I hope [legislators] rethink it a bit.” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sept. 8 that he believes Congress will find a solution for the affected
undocumented people, according to Politico. “We’ve got a timeline, six months. Now we’ve got to go find where the consensus is on how to come to it with a solution,” Ryan said during a The New York Times interview. “The six months gives us the kind of time we need.” David Bier, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, told The Post that out of the estimated 800,000 immigrants who benefit from DACA, “roughly 595,000 will have their permits expire.” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 Trump’s plan to “rescind” the DACA program. No new applications for DACA will be accepted, but any person with existing benefits will have those benefits until the
expiration date, up until two years from Sept. 5, according to a White House press release. “I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents,” Trump said in the statement. “But we must also recognize that we are [a] nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.” For the time being, Trump has placed the future of DACA recipients in the hands of Congress. “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!” Trump tweeted Sept. 5.
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Emory’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom placed 2,997 flags on the Quadrangle Tuesday evening to recognize those who died in the sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The event was scheduled to be held sunday, but was postponed sunday night due to the rain and winds from Tropical storm irma.
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Emory Wi-Fi ‘Unplugs’ Over the Weekend By RichaRd chess News Editor
An internet outage this past weekend caused widespread connectivity issues for users on Emory Wi-Fi networks, including EmoryUnplugged and EmoryGuest. The issues began early Friday, Sept. 8, and continued for users until the evening of Sunday, Sept. 10. Issues on Sept. 8 were caused by a power supply failure, according to Director of Network Services Wayne Ortman. Irma did not cause any of the outages, Ortman said. During the outage, users could access some websites, but the speed was drastically slower than usual. The initial problem was identified and resolved later that day, but a software failure resulted in similar connectivity issues early Saturday, Ortman said. The malfunctions were related to the component that allows devices on Emory networks to share Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Ortman declined to state specific components that malfunctioned to protect the security of Emory infrastructure and prevent hacks. All components of the infrastructure have both a primary and backup method, but “the problem was that neither the backup or primary circuits were fully working as designed,” Ortman said. The restoration team found a temporary “software workaround” for the problem and the network was restored again Saturday night. However, Ortman’s team feared that the workaround might not sustain itself when then-Hurricane Irma hit the metro Atlanta area, so they decided to revert back to the primary
platform that was not working, even though the temporary workaround was functional. The crew then worked to find a permanent software patch for the primary platform, restoring full service around 4 p.m. Sunday, according to Ortman. “More or less, [the issues] are all loosely [related], although there were multiple root causes,” Ortman said. Some students left campus to find an internet connection. Owain Thorogood (20C) said he took an Uber ride to a Starbucks in Decatur, Ga., to finish his online financial accounting homework. “I think we have such a large endowment, and Emory University is a really big institution and you would think that the Wi-Fi would be ... consistent,” Brandon Hirsh (20C) said. Ortman said that he does not believe the issue will repeat itself. Emory began consulting with a third party to increase overall stability of its networks, according to Ortman. Ortman said he believes outages at Emory are comparable to other institutions of similar sizes, adding that his team frequently meets with representatives from peer universities. After the Wheel spoke with Ortman Monday afternoon, Assistant Vice President of Community Suzanne Onorato sent an email to all students stating that some people had contacted Campus Life regarding challenges with Wi-Fi but assured that the internet has been an issue statewide. When the Wheel asked her to clarify why her account was different than Ortman’s, Onorato did not reply. Michelle Lou contributed reporting.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Irma Impedes Students’ Contact With Families
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hurricane irma ravaged Florida and Caribbean islands, which are home to some students.
Continued from Page 1 until Monday evening. Naples received the highest reported wind gust in the United States at 142 mph, according to CBS News. “I know that my family is very resilient, and I’m not one to care about material property. … It’s just the anxiety of not being able to communicate with them and having no idea what’s going on,” Igarza said Sunday evening. Considering her “backyard is the gulf of Mexico,” Emily Dean (19C) said she felt lucky that her home in Tampa, Fla., sustained minimal damage. “At first, we weren’t supposed to be hit at all, but then we were told we were going to get hit directly,” Dean said. “Last minute, [Irma] shifted to the East, but my family already had the house all boarded up with hurricane shutters and [had] moved our cars onto lifts.” Dean said that she felt “stressed and worried” about her family’s decision not to evacuate, but by the time Irma reached Tampa, the storm had
weakened to a category 1 hurricane, according to USA Today. Eric Zepeda’s (20C) family also decided to not evacuate their home in the coastal town of Port St. Lucie, Fla., two hours north of Miami. “My family is all right, just a little bit of roof damage, a few shingles flying away and fallen trees and flooded streets,” Zepeda said, adding that as lifelong Floridian residents, his family members have experienced multiple cases of extreme weather including Hurricanes Wilma and Katrina, both in 2005. Some Emory students offered on Facebook to house Florida evacuees, such as James Kennedy (18C) and his roommate Jeffrey Haylon (18C). Kennedy told the Wheel that no one who was evacuating had taken up their offer. The powerful storm left a trail of destruction on Caribbean islands including St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Thomas, Barbuda, Anguilla and Cuba, which was flooded for more than 36 hours, according to CBS News.
Although Florida sustained less damage, the hurricane still prompted the largest evacuation in the state’s history, according to The New York Times. Gas shortages were common throughout the state, peaking in Gainesville, where 70 percent of stations were out of gas, according to GasBuddy, an app that tracks fuel availability. In wake of the hurricane, Assistant Vice President for Community Suzanne Onorato sent out an allEmory email on Sept. 8 to offer resources to students including the Emory Helpline, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and Student Intervention Services. Associate Director of Media Relations Elaine Justice told the Wheel that the number of students, faculty and staff members who reside in Florida was unavailable.
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Tropical Storm Irma Downs Power, Trees Around Emory Campus Continued from Page 1 throughout Georgia and Florida, according to The New York Times. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal urged Georgia residents and the thousands of evacuees from Florida who fled to Georgia to stay put and avoid driving Tuesday as workers cleared roads, according to the Atlanta JournalConstitution. Deal lifted the mandatory evacuation order for six coastal Georgia counties early Tuesday. At least three people have died in Georgia from Irma, according to the AJC. Intermittent power outages, some dysfunctional stoplights, debris and fallen trees on roads on and near campus have been reported to Emory Police Department (EPD), according to Sgt. John Harper. Several trees at Oxford College, Lullwater Preserve, Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Clairmont Campus, the train tracks near Druid Hills High School and residential neighborhoods surrounding Emory also fell. Like Atlanta campus, Irma pummeled Oxford College with rain and wind. No students or personnel at Oxford College were injured, according to Oxford College Director of Communications Cathy Wooten. Several large trees on the Main Quadrangle, near the student center, next to Candler Hall and near Seney Hall and Fleming Hall parking lots were toppled by the strong winds, according to a Monday email from Oxford College Dean Douglas Hicks to Oxford faculty that was forwarded to
the Wheel by Wooten. There were 110 “key and essential” Facilities Management employees, including electricians, grounds crews, staging crews, custodial staff and mechanics, who came into work Sunday at 10 p.m. and stayed for two nights on campus to prepare for and respond to the storm, according to Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Todd Kerzie. There were “a couple power surges when trees hit power lines,” but the power generators kicked in, Kerzie said. There was also a surge in the trash at residence halls, as students who were confined indoors to weather out the storm often ordered food, and the trash could not be taken outside because of the heavy winds, according to Kerzie. A large tree fell next to the pool at the University president’s residence in Lullwater Preserve, but no one was hurt, Kerzie said. A wind gust reached 59 mph at a site near Emory, according to the AJC. “Winds are gusting over 50 mph county-wide. Please, shelter in place. … It is not safe to drive,” DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency tweeted Monday evening. Power flickered on and off intermittently Monday at Clairmont Campus, the Atlanta and Oxford campuses and Emory Point. Power at Highland Square was out for at least two hours Monday. Nearly a quarter of DeKalb County lost power from Irma’s heavy winds and rain as of 3 p.m. on Monday, DeKalb County schools spokesperson
Quinn Hudson told the AJC. As of 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, about 800,000 Georgia Power customers were without power, according to Georgia Power’s Twitter. By 9 p.m. Tuesday, the company had restored power to about 405,000 people. Its crews began assessing damage and conducting repairs to power lines after the storm passed Tuesday. Complete restoration could take several days or weeks depending on the damage, according to Georgia Power. Roads across Georgia, including some in Atlanta and Decatur, closed because of fallen trees. Nearly 80 roads closed in DeKalb County as of 8 a.m. Tuesday before crews began clearing them, according to the county’s Twitter account. Sections of Lavista Road, N. Druid Hills Road, Clifton Road NE and Briarcliff Road NE were closed in DeKalb County as of Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. due to downed trees , according to DeKalb County Communications. Near Atlanta campus, a tree on Burlington Road NE fell early Monday, shutting down the street until it was cleared around 11:26 a.m., according to EPD. Metro Atlanta shut down Monday and Tuesday government offices, public schools and some public transportation in the wake of Irma, according to government press releases. Emory’s shuttle service stopped at 8 p.m. Monday and reduced its services Tuesday, with only C, D and M routes running, according to a Rider announcement.
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Winds from irma toppled a tree onto a house on East Rock springs Road, about two miles from Emory. University President Claire E. Sterk tweeted Monday, “Contending with #Irma on 9/11 reminds me of the importance of being there for others, caring for those in need, and staying humble.” On Sunday, Deal had issued a state of emergency for all counties in Georgia. President Donald J. Trump had declared a state of emergency in Georgia and ordered federal assistance to response efforts for Irma, according to a Friday White House press release. Early Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for DeKalb County for 36 hours until Tuesday. The area was at risk for destructive wind, flash flooding and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service. “There is no need to evacuate Emory campuses; the community will follow the procedures to shelter in
place should we need to do so,” the University said in a press release and University-wide email early Sunday. “The university’s emergency notification system will be used to send out urgent actionable information.” Government officials said Irma hit Florida as a category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph early Sunday, according to the Times. The then-hurricane was downgraded to a category 2 as it approached Naples, Fla., Friday evening, according to the Associated Press. Campus Life sent out a Universitywide email Friday offering resources to those affected by Irma, including resources from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
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DACA Rescinded, Emory Steps Up Last week, the Trump administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). If Congress does not pass sweeping immigration reform before then, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants will be at risk for deportation. Trump’s decision — politics aside — struck fear and uncertainty into the hearts of hundreds of thousands of young people who know little of life outside the borders of this country. They might live in legal limbo, but DACA recipients are not strangers to Emory students, nor are they strangers to the United States. Brought to this country as minors, recipients grew up in the U.S., work here and fight in our military; one “dreamer” even died while helping victims of Hurricane Harvey. “Providing a permanent legal solution for these individuals is both a moral imperative and a national necessity if our nation is to live up to the ideals we espouse,” states a Sept. 7 letter sent to Congress by 57 university presidents and chancellors, including University President Claire E. Sterk, urging legislators to act on immigration reform. This is a hardline stance from Emory in support of DACA recipients. When the government fails to protect vulnerable individuals, private institutions have to decide between falling in line or resisting; in the com-
ing months while these students’ futures hang in the balance, Emory can, and already is, doing more to help them. The University reaffirmed its commitment to DACA students in an Aug. 31 email by highlighting its current policies towards them and its other undocumented students. Providing need-based financial aid, legal noncompliance and privacy rights, among other initiatives, are acts of humanity. At minimum, the measures allow undocumented students to continue studying at Emory. Hopefully, the University’s policies help to ease undocumented students’ uncertainty despite Trump’s efforts to do the opposite. Six months is an eternity in our modern news cycle. As the time passes, we cannot forget that there are students at Emory whose time in the U.S. has been given an expiration date. As citizens with political capital, we must support the voices of undocumented students who choose to speak out and pressure Congress to pass legislation that will wholeheartedly welcome these individuals into our country, where they belong — permanently. To write to your congressman, go to https://www. contactingcongress.org/.
Freshmen Legislators: Raise SGA’s Standards After a year of turmoil in the Student Government Association (SGA), freshmen representative elections are at the pinnacle of importance. Though the freshman elections may seem trivial to upperclassmen, it is no secret that SGA, like most college organizations, is nepotic. The legislators we elect to represent the freshman class will likely end up in a high-level position when they are upperclassmen and will set the stage for the future of SGA. Current SGA President Gurbani Singh (18B) has served on SGA since her freshman year and her Executive Vice President, Natasha Armstrong (18B), has served since her sophomore year. There is a laundry list of mistakes the freshmen representatives must not repeat — lacking transparency, originality of their platforms and attentiveness to the SGA constitution. It is imperative that future SGA representatives learn from the mistakes of their predecessors. Although there is little takeaway from the candidates’ generic platforms, the role of the
freshman representative should be dealing with freshman-specific issues, such as improving DUC-ling menu options, meal schedules and long lines, and working to create a sense of community within the class of 2021. With its concrete, freshman-focused planned initiatives, Surya Garg’s (21C) platform should set her up to be the frontrunner. Garg sets realistic goals that would win her unanimous support; fixing the weak Wi-Fi connection on campus would certainly make her the most popular SGA legislator. The other platforms were well-meaning but vague. The candidates may be competent, but their platforms are not reflective of their ability to affect change. We urge the elected freshmen representatives to educate themselves on the issues of their class and carry out necessary and desired changes. The students elected must hold themselves accountable to their freshman class and be prepared to elevate SGA to a more transparent, reliable and receptive governing body.
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The Left’s Prejudice Against Trump Voters Grant Osborn
“Go ahead, give Trump a chance — can’t be worse than that n****r we’ve had the last eight years.” On March 9, 2016, around 10 p.m., those statements floated toward me from a middle-aged, working class white man about 20 feet to my right. For the previous eight months, I had been hearing ad nauseaum the ominous racist underbelly of American society responsible for the rise of then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. That night, under the stars in a hammock just above the coals of a dying fire, overlooking Lake Greenwood in Ninety Six, S.C., every layer of abstraction with which I perceived those individuals, every node of separation between us, every semblance they had in my mind to mythical creatures evaporated. That man was not alone in his views, and I reckon his mindset is not as sparse as I would like to think. Still, I contend that this bigotry does not represent the majority of Americans, of Republicans or even of Trump voters. However, in The Atlantic national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates’ already-famous article published this month, Coates overplays his hand by writing that Trump’s “entire political existence hinges on the fact of a black president,” and largely ascribes the Trump phenomenon to white racism. Indeed, the election does indicate that some sect of the population — much larger than I would have admitted to two years ago — is deeply racist. One needs only the data indicating a post-election spike in hate crimes to see that. But pretending that Trump was elected simply because he opened the floodgates of racism is divisive and naïve. Coates makes an incomplete distinction between vote-driving issues and non-vote-driving issues. His argument holds water only if whites voted for Trump en masse because of their prejudices. To begin with, Trump received just over 44 percent of the votes in the GOP primary, totaling to 14 million votes. Immediately we can see that even if Trump’s only appeal was his dog whistling to racists, less than half of the Republican voters held racism as a vote-driving issue. He clinched the Republican nomination with the votes of less than 23 percent of those who voted for him in the general election. Even among Republicans, less than a quarter preferred Trump. Fourteen million. That’s a lot of racists. But even of those 14 million, how many held racism as a votedriving issue? Trump’s primary election voter had a median income well above that of both the average American and the average Democratic voter, so it was not exactly the working-class revolt it was touted to be. But from personal observation, many of Trump’s most ardent supporters seem to be those who hate liberal ideology, elitism and condescension, not black or brown skin. The upper-middle class is perfectly situated to accommodate
those who hate taxes and the jobless. We find top earners of the working class with incomes of $50,000 to $100,000. For instance, both plumber and truck driver, as well as several other higher-paying industrial jobs, fall in this range. These workers put in long, physically taxing hours; it cannot be pure irrationality and racism to support an anti-establishment candidate whom they perceive speaks honestly about — for instance — lazy people who live by the dole of the state. Even those who work office jobs are in a situation where the taxes they pay affects their lifestyle more than those in the upper-middle class; making $10 million and paying roughly four million has much less effect than making $70,000 and paying $15,000. As misplaced as their contempt may be, it takes a complete lack of empathy to dismiss these voters as purely racist. As for the general election, Trump garnered 63 million votes. That number does not denote that 63 million people supported Trump’s policies, but that 63 million people thought Trump was a better candidate than Hillary Clinton. But take into account all the factors extrinsic to racism. How many people did you hear say that Trump was the “lesser of two evils?” The ubiquity of misinformation in the 2016 election cycle ought to exculpate some portion of that group from charges of racism. Fourteen percent of Trump voters actually thought that Clinton was operating a child sex ring out of a D.C. pizza parlor — an additional 32 percent were unsure. Call them gullible, even call them stupid, but surely it is not deeply-ingrained racism that prompts someone to vote against a person who operates a covert child sex ring. Then, there is the portion of that 63 million people whose opinion on Trump’s social policy prescriptions range from hatred to apathy but voted for him because their votedriving issues are wholly fiscal, also exonerating them from charges of racism. Still, more voted only to keep the Supreme Court conservative. I am not suggesting that we should sing “Kumbaya” from the rooftops. The fact that Trump’s birther conspiracy, his accusation of Mexican rapists, his admittance to sexaul assault and his flirtation with David Duke did not disqualify him from seizing the nomination and presidency is disgusting. Every one of those comments — standing alone — should have been a votedriving issue; the fact that they weren’t ought to be a serious conversation that we should have as a country. But voting against an ostensible criminal, voting for a fiscal conservative and voting to keep the courts originalist are not the same as voting for a racist. Nor should my defense be read as an endorsement of Trump, his actions, his statements or his policy prescriptions. Every pore of the man’s body oozes incompetence and vitriol. But to trace those attitudes back to his supporters as a collective says more about the investigator than about the supporters. Painting Trump supporters with the same brush with which we paint Trump is neither pragmatic nor ethical — and if ostracizing, mocking and otherwise humiliating wellmeaning Trump voters is the new modus operandi of the Democratic Party, maybe we should start calling liberal open-mindedness what it is: a farce. Grant Osborn is a College junior from Springfield, Ohio.
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NASCAR’s Shift From Meritocracy South Loses Symbol in Earnhardt’s Retirement son Paul Menard for most of his 588-race career. Paul Menard has only won once in that timespan. Similarly, Austin and Ty Dillon, the While some have championed grandsons of team-owner Richard the movement to remove Confed- Childress, have both secured rides erate monuments this year, others through family connections. They have bemoaned these attacks as have combined for only one win out cultural erasure. Another Southern of 190 races. In the past, such persymbol on the chopping block is formances might have cost these NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Jr., drivers their rides, but all three are who plans to retire after 21 years of signed through 2018. racing. Equipment has also become Earnhardt’s departure marks more expensive over the years. New the end of an era for NASCAR as technologies enabled better aerothe sport becomes separated from dynamic and engine performance, those who have driven it — liter- raising costs to levels smaller teams ally and metaphorically. The links cannot afford. For example, rentbetween pro-Confederate leanings ing a wind tunnel can cost $8,000 and NASCAR as Southern cultural an hour and can yield substantial icons are not hard to pinpoint. The aerodynamic gains against comrebel flag is still prominently dis- petition. However, since smaller played by many NASCAR fans, and teams tend to have exponentially Confederate symbols and NAS- less money than their larger counCAR are often bundled together as terparts, their handful of sessions redneck interests. But unlike the in the wind turbine are usually removal of Confederate imagery, spent chasing developments larger NASCAR’s deteriorating relation- teams have already learned and ship with Southern culture does not moved on from. That trend has led reveal a social justice victory — it’s to the closure of many low-budget indicative of rising class inequality family teams that have been easily in the sport. outpaced by the large-scale venNASCAR became culturally sig- tures of externally wealthy finannificant in the early 1900s. Dur- ciers. Both Barney Visser’s Furniing Prohibition, brewers of illicit ture Row Racing and ex-NFL head moonshine liquor paid bold drivers, coach Joe Gibbs’ Joe Gibbs Racing called bootleggers, have emerged since to deliver their prodthe early 1990s, outucts. The passage of lasting the smaller the 21st Amendment teams of Alan KulComing in with in 1933, which rewicki, Bill Davis and pealed Prohibition, financial support can James Finch. forced some boot- offer more than a leg Because of this leggers to seek new trend, earning a up — drivers today ride in one of the careers. Others doubled down on their chartered seats can effectively buy 36 automotive skillsets, in NASCAR has rides. profiting from atcome to require the tendance fees of fans attention of fewer who watched them team owners who race. Given the acare more concerned cessibility of automotive mechan- with revenue than their forerunics and the rise of car culture after ners had been. Coming in with World War II, NASCAR and other financial support can offer more auto races became popular events than a leg up — drivers today can for Southerners to both watch and effectively buy rides. compete in. Though a driver’s skill still plays NASCAR is still popular in the a role in an owner’s decision-makSouth, and the majority of races ing, drivers’ performances in deare run below the Mason-Dixon velopmental series are also shaped line. Residents of the Carolinas by funding. In the last two years, and West Virginia express the most nine drivers have been promoted interest in the sport, according to to the top series. Of those, seven Google Trends, followed closely by had already received support from those of Kentucky and Tennessee. top teams while driving in develFurthermore, many drivers can opmental series, skewing their pertrace their roots back to these states formances against lesser-equipped — the Earnhardt family itself, argu- peers. With money penetrating all ably NASCAR’s most iconic, has layers of the sport, evaluating true lived in the same North Carolina skill is almost impossible, further town since the late NASCAR driver incentivizing owners to consider Ralph Earnhardt was born in 1928. only the potential financial contriUnlike most sports icons, Earn- butions of a driver when signing hardt Jr.’s career has not been them. dominant. Though his career spans Those changes heighten the nearly two decades and 620 races, significance of Earnhardt’s retirehe only placed first 26 times and ment, as he comes from an era of has never claimed a champion- NASCAR less stratified by class. ship title. But that hasn’t deterred Four years before Earnhardt starthis fans, who have voted him NAS- ed racing, Kulwicki won the 1992 CAR’s Most Popular Driver every Winston Cup championship while year since 2003. To an outsider, driving for his own small team. Althis may seem bizarre, but to die- though Earnhardt wasn’t yet rachard fans, Earnhardt represents a ing, his career is often viewed as NASCAR that no longer exists. a direct extension of his father’s, Since the 1940s, NASCAR’s and which ended in a fatal collision its teams’ prime revenue sources during the 2001 Daytona 500. have shifted away from attendance Without the nostalgic reminder and toward sponsorship earn- of Earnhardt’s career to mask the ings. As a result, the incentive to sport’s increasingly classist nature, field the best driver has declined. NASCAR fans will be more culturTeams often sign drivers based on ally severed than ever from the the companies that they bring to sport they once shaped. NASCAR the table; three out of nine rookie could begin to address the problem drivers signed in the past two years by implementing spending caps on brought their sponsors with them. drivers or team facilities; until it Even though some talented drivers takes some action, the financial pocan earn job security by market- larization will likely only increase, ing themselves to sponsors, others cementing power in the hands of have used financial connections to an elite few and casting aside the make up for a relative skill deficit. sport’s historic accessibility. For instance, John Menard Jr., founder of the home improvement Isaiah Sirois is a College chain Menards, has sponsored his sophomore from Nashua, N.H.
Nuance Needed in DACA Debate Elias Neibart President Donald J. Trump has an unfortunate penchant for acting impulsively on complex and sensitive issues. Trump’s tendency for sweeping and usually unclear statements leaves the public outraged and with many unanswered questions. The Trump administration’s announcement to disband Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was met with a wave of disapproval, confusion and scorn from many, including President Barack Obama, who called Trump’s decision “cruel.” The debate surrounding DACA, however, requires a comprehensive understanding of the program and a delicate balance of opposing interests. Trump and his administration failed to offer a nuanced approach to DACA. In 2012, the Obama administration implemented DACA with the primary objective to shield children who were brought illegally by their parents to the United States from deportation. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) set forth a list of eligibility requirements when the plan was enacted in 2012, the most salient of which demand that applicants 1) must have entered the U.S. before their 16th birthday; 2) are under the age of 31; and 3) have not been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor. DACA raises two substantive political questions: First, is the program a good policy, and second, is the program legal? On one hand, it would be politically noxious and ethically questionable to ostensibly punish those who entered the country as children, presumably under the control and supervision of their guardians. On the other hand, some argue that acquiescing on DACA will signal to the international community that the U.S. will never deport undocumented immigrant children, thereby incentivizing foreigners to immigrate unlawfully with their children in hopes of them and their children gaining citizenship or legal status. In short, proponents of the latter position warn that DACA only intensifies and continues the cycle of illegal immigration followed by widespread governmental offerings of legal status. The answer to the legal and constitutional question is far more straightforward: DACA is plainly unconstitutional. While the executive branch may, in some cases, use prosecutorial discretion when de-
ciding whether to deport undocumented immigrants, it is not permitted to confer certain privileges or benefits to specific groups, like work permits or legal status, which DACA does. A task of that nature must be passed by Congress. In fact, if not for the tragic death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, the Supreme Court would likely have struck down Obama’s DACA expansion. Quite plainly, if DACA was left to anguish in the courts, it would not survive. But what exactly does Trump’s decision mean for the future of DACA? Unfortunately, much of the political discourse surrounding the issue is both hyperbolic and misleading. It is true that Trump plans to cease accepting DACA applications six months from Sept. 5, however, he has also granted Congress the ability to pass a bill to deal with the matter. Congress may decide to uphold the status quo and legislatively enshrine DACA as it stands. Or, Congress might take the more plausible route — drafting and passing a bill that balances compassion with security. Furthermore, and most importantly, during his statement on DACA, Trump reiterated his administration’s commitment to following Obama-era guidelines on immigration, stating that the DHS will focus “on criminals, security threats, recent bordercrossers, visa overstays and repeat violators.” In other words, despite Trump’s dissolution of the unconstitutional DACA program, his immigration enforcement agencies will not target or deport law-abiding undocumented immigrants who would otherwise receive DACA privileges. The notion that Trump somehow intends to systematically deport large swaths of undocumented immigrants is implausible, ill-founded and fallacious. The Trump administration is simply forcing Congress to legally address the DACA problem once and for all, while still abiding by and respecting the previous administration’s deportation policy. Trump tweeted that if Congress could not solve the DACA problem, then he would “revisit this issue.” While some take issue with the president’s campaign rhetoric surrounding immigration, actions speak louder than words; we must focus our judgement on Trump’s actions, not his polemical campaign statements. Congress should work diligently to pass an immigration bill that delicately and skillfully balances compassion and security. A com-
passionate bill would create an official process for children — individuals under the age of 18 — brought illegally to the U.S. by their parents to receive legal status — not citizenship. The path to receive DACA status should be both rigorous and specific. To qualify, children who can prove they were brought to the U.S. by their parents must first pass a rigorous criminal background check. Then, applicants must show they have gainful employment, pursue higher education or serve in the military. Children too young to meet these requirements should continue through the school system until they are 18 — old enough to be assessed holistically as adults. The government should query deeply into each applicant’s past criminal and behavioral history, their financial and occupational status and their willingness and eagerness to integrate into American culture. Although integration has no finite or precise definition, prospective DACA recipients must express understanding and agreement with our system of government, the importance of our individual rights and the notion of a “melting pot.” Before Republicans agree to any of these elements, Democrats must agree to fund a physical border wall and a comprehensive E-Verify system for those entering the country with visas. These measures would decrease the frequency of both illegal border crossings and visa overstays. But, most importantly, both parties must overhaul the current policy of location-based immigration and chain migration — a confounding system of granting preference to relatives, some close and others distant, of lawful residents. Instead, our revamped immigration system should prioritize individuals who can tangibly benefit our society and our country’s economy by legally meeting our occupational needs and offering unique and marketable skills to America’s employers. While the policy announcement was inarticulate and clumsy, simply casting it off as a xenophobic, hateful edict aimed at tearing apart families is inaccurate. The responsibility now rests on Congress to craft an immigration bill that not only addresses the question of undocumented children but also creates meaningful security and policy changes to ensure our country does not experience another immigration conundrum like this one. Elias Neibart is a College sophomore from Morristown, N.J.
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America, Let Undocumented Immigrants ‘Breathe Free’ Sai Kolluru
On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program created by the Obama administration in June 2012 to address the large number of undocumented immigrants who have grown up in the United States. The contribution of DACA recipients to the U.S. economy significantly improves lives, advances the work of various American industries and institutions, and secures America’s economic future. Ensuring protections remain with the goal of a long-term solution is within the moral interests of our nation. DACA gave undocumented immigrants who came to the United States prior to the age of 16 and lived in the U.S. since June 2007 temporary protection from deportation and work permits if they selfreported and provided detailed information about their lives. DACA recipients apply to temporarily de-
fer deportation in order to legally reside in the U.S. for two years. After those two years, they can apply for renewal. Numerous studies have shown that those who’ve received DACA have improved their lives while making a significant contribution to the American economy. As reported by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, nearly 800,000 immigrants have been approved for DACA status since 2012. More than 91 percent of those recipients are currently employed and contribute to the American economy in various sectors, including education, health and retail and business. Sixty-three percent of DACA recipients advanced to higher paying jobs, and 49 percent switched to jobs that better fit their skill sets and education levels after receiving their work permits. The average hourly wages of DACA recipients increased by 42 percent since receiving DACA, rising from $9.83 per hour to $13.96 per hour. Many reported that they became more financially independent and helped
relieve their families’ financial burden. Furthermore, DACA recipients pay income taxes, social security taxes, income tax and Medicare/ Medicaid taxes contributing to the federal economy and some states’ revenue. Along with all the good that DACA has done for its recipients, rescinding the program will have detrimental impacts on state economies and the federal economy. Removing DACA recipients from the workforce will cost $460.3 billion in GDP loss over a decade. Additionally, it will result in the removal of 685,000 workers from the U.S. economy. States like Georgia, Arizona, California and Texas will suffer a combined loss of $19.5 billion in annual GDP. As a result, employers will suffer massive costs of nearly $2 billion in the next two years. These worker shortages will make it difficult for American companies to compete in business globally. It is simply not in the best interests of Americans and American companies across industries to remove such a large workforce essential to the function and future of
the U.S. economy. Rescinding DACA is also an attack on American values. Our core values — liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness — are what make the U.S. strong. Time and time again, America, a country of immigrants, has proven itself to be great because it does not turn away from those in need. Today, DACA recipients cannot be turned away. If hardworking DACA recipients do not get their applications renewed, they risk being deported to a country they know very little about; the U.S. is, oftentimes, the only home they have known. DACA recipients are just as American as native-born Americans, save for their lack of papers denoting their legal status. They are hard workers who dream of becoming citizens under the law. It is against our values to separate children from their parents, spouses from each other and deny individuals the potential to thrive. Furthermore, rescinding DACA sets a dangerous precedent for similarly situated programs such as temporary protected status. As a nation
that touts human rights across the world, this rescission sends a message that we do not respect life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. Emory University School of Law’s Immigration Law Practice Society is disappointed in the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the DACA program. We call on everyone in the Emory community to come together and offer their support for those impacted in this time of uncertainty. The loss of many of our brothers and sisters across the nation will be irreparable without congressional intervention. This is a moment of moral urgency that requires a moral response from every privileged member of the American community. Rescinding DACA will make recipients some of the most vulnerable in our society. It is within our nation’s economic and moral interests to ensure protections remain. Sai Kolluru is a third-year law student and president of the Immigration Law Practice Society.
Dreamers, Tu Lucha es mi Lucha Isabeth Mendoza “Y los DREAMers, cómo están allá?” “And the DREAMers, how are they doing over there?” my dad asked me over the phone two days following the Sept. 5 announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be phased out. On March 5, 2018, DACA will be effectively terminated. Next year will also mark 10 years since my dad was deported from the United States. After I moved from our home in California to Georgia for graduate school, my dad started religiously watching the news to stay up-to-date on events unraveling in the U.S. and Georgia. He is far too familiar with immigration law, isolation and the psychological implications of deportation. His interest in the well-being of the undocumented and immigrant community in the U.S. and Georgia is one that we both share — because we cannot shake the memories of police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that separated our family and marked our lives with perpetual fear. I come from a family with mixed citizenship; my mom applied and successfully obtained her U.S. citizenship status, but many years ago my dad lapsed in renewing his visa. I have the privilege of having been born in Los Angeles and so I identify as an UndocuAlly. After I witnessed my dad’s deportation, my mom’s depression, my grandma’s breakdown and my family turn pain into resilience (again), I hope that no one would ever have to live through the same experiences. I wish we were the last family to be torn apart. Unfortunately, that has not been the reality, and after the 2016 presidential election, I have been in a perpetual state of nervousness, anticipating a citizenship cleansing in America. Deportation has become a quick fix for the removal of unwanted immigrants and/or persons of color. Some detainees report that officials fail to provide adequate translation resources to non-English speakers. According to a class action lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, some report being tricked into signing voluntary departure papers. Persons of color are targeted by ICE and police, and some have been wrongly deported regardless of their citizenship status. Deportation changes have also caused the rate of arrest for persons without a criminal record to double; many immigrants are deported to Mexico regardless of their country of origin and the onus of support services has been left to nonprofits and volunteer organizations. When deportees step off the buses or airplanes of ICE, they lack knowledge about what rights and services are granted to them in the country they’ve been
deported to. Deportees have difficulty obtaining work, housing and validation for educational degrees, and rates of violence, crime and abuse are higher for recent deportees. For my family, deportation meant becoming emotionally strong and choosing which holidays to spend with our undocumented family in the U.S. and which to spend with our deported dad in Mexico. The silence of deportation is the most piercing. No one talks about deportation as a reality. It is treated as a threatening possibility, but for thousands of families, deportation is already a part of their lives. I have seen the effects of deportation manifest in my family as depression, insomnia, anxiety and isolation. My dad has had a long history of high cholesterol, and, after his deportation, he suffered a stroke. He now depends on the rest of the family for financial support. These are not normal nor humane living conditions. It took me a long time to confront the feelings I had 10 years ago — when my dad was deported. I had not been able to accept the depth of my family’s situation. Our resilience and compartmentalization of emotions allowed me to deny that my family was being affected by deportation. I stayed away from protests, focused on my allyship to DACA recipients and undocumented youth and even supported friends whose parents were also threatened by deportation. I didn’t want them to have to live my life. Subconsciously, I always had plans to bring my dad back. Last November, this hope that I always took for granted slipped away and was replaced by a churning in my stomach. After the election, I realized that any possibility of bringing my dad back would have to be postponed, that I couldn’t deny how affected my family and I were and that more people that I love and care about have been branded with targets on their backs. If you want to be an effective ally, read about the federal and state policies that impact undocumented students (Plyler v. Doe, the DREAM Act and DACA). Show up to rallies, press conferences and vigils where allies are welcomed and respect the spaces and events where you are not. It is never safe to to assume how individuals want to be supported. Abstain from tokenizing one experience you have heard and applying it to the rest of the community. For more on allyship, look at NPR’s “Safety-Pin Solidarity: With Allies, Who Benefits?” Being affected by deportation has brought about an understanding that allyship means being able to risk and sacrifice the privileges you have. It means putting your actions — not your social media accounts — where your politics are. Isabeth Mendoza is a second-year graduate student from Los Angeles.
Dobbs No Longer Fit For Habitation Jennifer Katz On freshman move-in day a year ago, I was thrilled with my double room in Dobbs Hall. It was so college. Reflecting on my older siblings’ dorm rooms, I was in no way disappointed by the room. Even when I spent nights in what felt like mansions in Raoul Hall, I harbored no hard feelings toward Dobbs. However, throughout the year, the growth of my resentment for Dobbs paralleled the growth of a black mold colony in my room. The living spaces we occupy play an integral part in our lives. School performance can be negatively impacted by the state of our dorm rooms. In this arena, some students, Dobbs residents in particular, are at a disadvantage compared to other freshmen. Don’t get me wrong — dorm rooms at many other schools pale in comparison to the options at Emory. However, in an effort to create a semblance of equality for students at Emory, especially when students in significantly larger and newer dorms pay the same rate for housing, Dobbs as one of the eight freshmen housing options needs be reevaluated. Right down to the numbers, Dobbs is significantly smaller than each of the other housing options. According to Emory Housing, the advertised room dimensions of a double in Dobbs is 11 feet 6 inches by 14 feet 5 inches, including the sink, while the room dimensions of a double room in Raoul are 11 feet 6 inches by 16 feet 2.5 inches, excluding the sink. Though these measurements may sound trivial, an almost two-foot
discrepancy adds up to more than 186 square feet of additional living space for those in Raoul, and the claustrophobic living conditions have substantial effects on the wellbeing of students residing in Dobbs. Allergic reactions are the most common health risks associated with exposure to mold, a recurring problem in Dobbs. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine found evidence that linked indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms (cough and wheezing) in otherwise healthy individuals. The Institute of Medicine also found links between exposure to mold and worsening asthma symptoms in individuals that suffer from asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to the condition. Certain types of mold can produce toxins known as mycotoxins that can irritate the skin and airways, and severe reactions to mold exposure may result in fever and difficulty breathing. While Emory Housing made efforts to improve air quality over winter break by installing vents and thoroughly cleaning air conditioning units, the existence of mold in several rooms without its successful removal for several weeks is enough to raise concerns about the habitability of Dobbs. Despite all that evidence, I still have a soft spot in my heart for Dobbs. I met some of my best friends there. I experienced firsthand the superior “community” that Emory claims Dobbs has. The central location made my 8:30 a.m. classes a little more tolerable, and my lack of a comfortable space possibly contributed to my tendency to study at the library at ungodly hours of the night. Some schools, like Washington
University in St. Louis (Mo.), allow students to choose their fate in the residence hall process. Rather than being randomly assigned to a “themed community,” students can choose whether they want to live in a “modern” or “traditional” dorm. The former choice is more luxurious and also costs around $720 more, so students can willingly elect to pay more for a newly-renovated living arrangement. While WashU system may be advantageous for their students who don’t see the necessity to spend the steep $10,670 for a “modern” dorm, this system of self-selection leads to freshman residence halls that are divided by class — the direct opposite of the idealistic freshman dorm experience, which aims to set the foundation of the collegiate experience and build lifelong friendships with individuals of all backgrounds. But to make Emory’s freshman housing a fair and equal system while promoting these community values, it would be more fitting to continue to randomly sort students into dorms but charge students placed in Dobbs a lower housing rate. Better yet, maybe it’s time to let this piece of history be just that — history. Emory should address this issue for future freshmen classes by offering another building for housing, whether it be a current building or a newly constructed one. Dobbs is unsuitable to remain a living space for students and would truly better serve our campus and our freshmen if it were converted into a space for administration or admissions. Jennifer Katz is a College sophomore from Maplewood, N.J.
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‘Home Again’ Has Its Mundane Pleasures By evan amaRaL Contributing Writer
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Casey (Haley Lu Richardson, Left) and Jin (John Cho, R ight) begin to form a relationship against the backdrop of Colubmus, Ohio.
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Grade: A After a long, hot summer of lifeless franchise burnouts (sprinkled with the occasional gem), filmgoers are lucky to have had three of the year’s absolute best films expanding their limited releases this past month: Bertrand Bonello’s French terrorism thriller “Nocturama,” the Safdie brothers’ seedy crime picture “Good Time” and Kogonada’s indie drama “Columbus,”
coming to Atlanta for a weeklong run at Midtown Art Cinema. Simply put, “Columbus” is an unmissable work of art, a beautiful examination of the architecture of the soul. The first feature by master video essayist Kogonada, who takes his pen name from Yasujiro Ozu’s longtime co-writer Kogo Noda, “Columbus” opens with a gripping scene. A woman traverses a gorgeous building with a stark white interior design that clashes with a rainbow of books and furniture. She searches for a professor. Clad in a wide-brimmed hat, he stands view-
Taylor Swift Swindles Media, Critics By CaRoLine WendeL Contributing Writer Taylor Swift knows how to play the media like a fiddle. Not a real fiddle, of course — Swift abandoned that particular instrument in 2014 with the release of her pop album “1989,” and the two new singles off her forthcoming album, “Reputation” (released Nov. 10), show no sign of a return to country, rife as they are with synth beats and bass drops. Nevertheless, Swift’s songwriting ethos remains quintessentially country — she tells her side of a story loudly and unapologetically, with sass for the ages. In “Look What You Made Me Do,” Swift croons mockingly in the chorus, appearing to be acutely aware that critics would (and did) use the song’s title as evidence for her “playing the victim. ”Swift’s playing into the media’s perception of her and “leaning into the joke” is nothing new. The singer-songwriter first showcased her satirical sensibilities in “Blank Space,” which parodied the media’s caricature of Swift as a serial dater. Nevertheless, if “Look What You Made Me Do” and “…Ready for it?” are any indication of the content on “Reputation”, this will be the first time Swift has committed to constructing an entire album embodying, and by
extension, refuting, such personas. The beginning of “Look What You Made Me Do,” which was released Aug. 24, is lush and cinematic, swelling with violins and piano, before quickly descending into a minor key of throbbing, stripped-down synth beats. Lyrically, the song is the inverse of the lead single on “1989,” “Shake it Off.” While the latter saw Swift cheerfully “shaking off” her haters, the pop star calls out her critics directly in the former. “I don’t like your little games,” Swift sings. “The role you made me play / of the fool / no, I don’t like you.” The writers credited in the song are Swift herself, “1989” collaborator Jack Antonoff, Richard Fairbrass, Fred Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli. The last three writers are actually members of the band Right Said Fred, whose 1991 hit “I’m Too Sexy”, which satirizes the fashion industry’s vapidity and selfabsorption but could easily be widened to include Swift’s target of celebrity gossip culture, is interpolated in the chorus. The lyrics on “Look What You Made Me Do” are more potent when one has some knowledge of Swift’s personal life. For example, Swift was declared “buried” and “over” in 2016, and a wall was graffitied memorial-
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ing a massive lawn, and they begin to explore the building together. As she starts to speak to a colleague on the phone, he collapses, unconscious. What follows is the meeting of two characters who share a special connection in the city of Columbus, Ind. — known as the Mecca of modernist architecture in the United States. One of these characters is Jin (John Cho), the Korean-born son of the man who collapsed in the opening scene. He is in Columbus to visit his hos-
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Nancy Meyers has directed her fair share of romantic comedies since the 1990s — including “The Holiday” and “Something’s Gotta Give.” Meyers has a characteristic lightness to her style and an obsession with kitchens and homes. In “Home Again,” she takes a step back into the producer’s chair for her daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s debut feature. Reese Witherspoon stars as Alice Kinney, a Los Angeles single mother who lives in the estate of her late father, a world-renowned filmmaker. On the night of her birthday, she goes out drinking with some friends and meets a trio of young men trying to make it big in Hollywood: Harry (Pico Alexander), George (Jon Rudnitsky) and Teddy (Nat Wolff). All three end up staying the night at her house, and she nearly sleeps with Harry. When her mother, Lillian Stewart (Candice Bergen), shows up the next morning, she convinces Alice to allow them to stay with her while they pitch their project around the city. The motley crew at the Kinney home grow close over the first few days of their stay. Alice begins a relationship with Harry, despite their mutual agreement not to pursue one. George becomes close with Alice’s 11-year-old daughter, Isabel (Lola Flanery), when he helps her write a school play. He and Teddy begin pursuing outside jobs while the
trio’s project is passed around by a number of incompetent Hollywood types (including “Veep”’s Reid Scott as a clear parody of horror wunderkind Jason Blum). Thus, the stage is set for the arrival of Alice’s problematic ex-husband Austen (Michael Sheen) to show up unannounced. As for the cast, there isn’t a member who sticks out as being particularly bad. Witherspoon is her usual self, which is good enough to keep a film like this somewhat afloat. When on screen, Bergen often steals the show as Alice’s mother. The three young men are fine and can carry their own, but none of them stick out from their admittedly small crowd. Sheen does his best with the material he’s given, while indie darling Lake Bell, who plays Zoey, relishes in a small role as Alice’s socialite boss. Even though Meyers-Shyer is her own filmmaker through and through, it is somewhat impossible to discuss her first film outside the context of her mother’s filmography. Meyers-Shyer’s tendencies as a filmmaker are similar to her mother’s, in that both work with a functional aesthetic and explore similar themes surrounding the romantic lives of women. One major plus of “Home Again” is its runtime of 97 minutes. In a time when most major comedies often stretch the two-hour mark (to their own detriment), some brevity and restraint is more than exciting with the thin material at hand. The film
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Lil Uzi Vert (a Bove) rose to fame after the release of his fourth mixtape, ‘Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World,’ and the release of the song ‘Bad and Boujee,’ a collaboration between him and Migos.
‘Luv Is Rage 2’ Delves Deeper By JaCoB Chagoya Contributing Writer Lil Uzi Vert’s first studio album lived up to lofty expectations, as “Luv Is Rage 2” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. The rapper from Philadelphia made waves with his mixtapes “Luv Is Rage” and “Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World.” Highlighted as one of rap’s rising
stars, many associate him with the new wave of “mumble rap,” a subgenre that music critics have deemed lazy and uninspired due to its poor lyrics. Yet, on his newest album, Lil Uzi Vert evolves to portray his emotions through a dark, moody project that displays his ability and energy. Perceptions of Lil Uzi Vert began to change after he released the single “XO Tour Llif3” from this newest album.
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The song offers a new iteration of the rapper’s music to the public, as Lil Uzi Vert croons about his ex-girlfriend in a vulnerable way that allows listeners to
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meant for parties. Tracks from the album like “Sauce It Up” and “Early 20 Rager” follow that formula: They don’t offer anything innovative or new and, as a result, have less replay value. Though they are nice to listen to when driving around or at the club, they don’t separate Lil Uzi Vert from other rappers in similar lanes, like Travis Scott. These songs also lack relatability, as Lil Uzi Vert’s uninspired lyrics don’t prompt the listener to feel any attachment to Lil Uzi Vert or the music he’s making. Lil Uzi Vert brings a more traditional energy and vibe to these tracks, but ultimately doesn’t fit into the unique vibe of the rest of this album. The songs that capture the persona of Lil Uzi Vert through introspection are excellent. Standout track “The Way Life Goes” hits especially hard, as he samples and covers alternative group Oh Wonder’s “Landslide.” Simple lyricism hits effectively through his exquisite timing and delivery; on “The Way Life Goes,” Lil Uzi Vert raps a quick first verse about a past love that ends with the simple but effective line: “But I like that girl too much, / I wish I never met her.” Letting the beat ride out for a few seconds, he allows time for the listener to feel the line’s impact, to remember their own past loves. He then follows it up with a somber delivery of the chorus: “I know it hurts sometimes but you’ll get over it. / You’ll find another life to live.” Later in the song when he returns to the chorus, he sings the same lyrics but in a higher pitch, with the words dragged out, almost chok-
also blessed,” throughout a faster, poppier upbeat track. Features on the album are used sparingly, with artists like Pharrell Williams and The Weeknd making appearances. They all deliver solid features — but no one steals the show from Lil Uzi Vert. With his most cohesive project yet, Lil Uzi Vert capitalizes on his strengths in his debut album, shining more often than not. As he opens up to the mainstream, people should begin to notice his artistic ability. With past hits, he could’ve stayed where the waters were safe, but he took risks and experimented with his music. As a result, he has emerged with a unique style, catapulting him to the forefront as one of rap music’s biggest stars.
has enough time to flesh out all of the intersecting relationships to various degrees of satisfaction without overstaying its welcome. However, the film deeply suffers from a lack of message. It begs the question, what exactly is the point of this film’s existence? There was room for some fascinating feminist commentary on the romantic comedy itself, but it seemed oddly content to not engage with these elements — the film is steeped in insane levels of privilege, after all. Instead, Meyers-Shyer relies on genre cliches to create a derivative, if fairly enjoyable, film that will most likely be forgotten in the coming weeks due to just how vanilla and uninteresting it is. As is the case with some other films of its type, such as Meyers’ “The Intern,” “Home Again” is not exactly a good film. However, the experience is so unavoidably pleasant that watching it never really feels like a chore. It’ll make for a solid way to kill an hour and a half when it inevitably plays on HBO four times a day in the coming months. As for now, there are certainly many, many better films to see in theaters, but you could surely do a lot worse.
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Lil Uzi Vert stars in the music video for Migos’ hit song, ‘Bad and Boujee,’ which has over 450 million views on Youtube. ing up. His pain can be felt through this shift in his vocal delivery, truly establishing a tangible atmosphere. On “Dark Queen,” he serenades his mother, yet it feels as if Lil Uzi Vert is begging for forgiveness from his past sins. “She don’t want me locked up. / Momma I’m gon’ wash up,” he sings, highlighting his desire to stay out of jail in an attempt to make his mom happy. On “UnFazed,” he offers more insight into what personal troubles he intends to stay away from, including drug abuse and those who attempt to leech off of his fame and money. Painful incidents such as Lil Uzi Vert’s breakup with his ex-girlfriend and his struggles with fame are prevalent themes throughout the album, yet a positive attitude still emerges. On “X,” an optimistic outlook appears as he raps, “Yeah my life’s a mess, but I’m
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Casey (Haley Lu Richardson, R ight) sits with a coworker in a library. tilayered portrayals of Asian identity are unfortunately rare in American cinema. As Casey, Richardson — who was excellent in last year’s “The Edge of Seventeen” — gives a rich performance, containing an inner burning for knowledge. It is a star-making piece of work that should rocket her into the forefront of the cultural conversation. In one of the best scenes in recent memory, Jin asks Casey what moves her about a certain building after she spouts off superficial facts about it like a tour guide. Once she begins to explain, the film cuts to the interior, the glass silencing the pair’s dialogue, leaving both actors to fully express with their faces and gestures in a remarkable show of transparency. Despite their gravitational pull to each other, Jin and Casey are foils in a way. He is forced to stay in Columbus to contend with his past, while she must leave the city to be freed from hers. What forms is the backbone of a beautiful onscreen relationship, one in which the characters mutually
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Architecture Shapes Narrative of ‘Columbus’ pitalized father, who’s accompanied by family friend Eleanor (Parker Posey). Jin’s father was once a world-famous architecture scholar, but Jin offers little care for the subject — to some degree out of contempt for his father’s neglect and general disinterest in him. The second half of this connection is Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a precocious, architecture-obsessed young woman who has turned down college offers to stay and care for her addict mother. The two meet in one of the film’s strongest scenes. Casey offers Jin a cigarette, talking as they walk, separated by a fence. As they become more intimate, they meet at the fence’s end, introducing the film’s major motif of architecture as both a literal and symbolic emotional space. While Kogonada certainly shares some of his compositional techniques with Ozu — an unmoving camera, still lives and spare sound design — not since Michelangelo Antonioni has another filmmaker considered the existential weight of the buildings and spaces that surround us to such a brilliant extent. Kogonada also excels at framing the equally stunning interior sequences, particularly in a series of shots that depict Jin’s father’s hat towering over Jin. These two shots serve as a sort of couplet, a poetic refrain at the ends of the film’s narrative acts. Cho has never been better than his work here as Jin, a quiet storm of paternal discontent and emotional abandonment as he grapples with the familial obligations that come with his Korean heritage. It leaves one wishing that he, and other Asian actors, would be given more lead roles as complex as this in a time where mul-
need each other to move on with their lives. And the city itself becomes a third main character, attracting just as much of Kogonada’s focus. It feels alive, occupied by the personal ghosts of Jin’s and Casey’s lives, just like the ones he describes from Korean funerary rituals. In that sense, “Columbus” is next in a line of great films that grant a physical place the weight of an entire human being’s history. Experimenting with self-distribution after receiving a grant from the Sundance Film Festival, “Columbus” is not the type of film that most major companies would take a risk on. Frankly, that’s because it is a great film — but that makes it all the more crucial to seek out. To anyone who cares about the medium of cinema, make it your priority to see “Columbus” this week. It could be one small step to help change the architecture of our hellish media landscape for the better.
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izing Swift’s “death,” known as the “RIP Taylor Swift Mural”; it is referenced when Swift says she is rising “up from the dead,” and cracks the self-aware jab that the old Taylor is “dead.” Similarly, Swift has been accused of shirking responsibility by writing songs that paint her as the victim and place the blame on everyone else. Swift addresses her critics in the single, hence the song’s title. When taken on their own merits without such context, however, Swift’s lyrics are somewhat unclear. The identity of the “you” in “Look What You Made Me Do” is vague, and it is never quite clear what, exactly, this mysterious “you” made Swift do. The song’s lyrics lend themselves to listeners that have at least vague knowledge of the criticism Swift has been subject to over the years. A little over a week after “Look What You Made Me Do” dropped, Swift released “…Ready for it?” Sept. 3..” This song is easier to follow as a casual fan, but, as with the first single, it’s much more fun if you know the backstory and understand the sarcasm with which Swift infuses an otherwise straightforward love song. The flippancy with which Swift writes off her other relationships (“I forget their names now”) brings to mind the “long list of ex-lovers” maintained by Swift’s “Blank Space” persona. The media also gets another call-out — Swift sings that her mystery lover will be “the Burton to her Taylor,” referencing the infamous romance between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor in
particular was criticized, as her marriage to Burton was her fifth and sixth (they married and divorced, and then married and divorced again) out of an ultimate seven. Sonically, “...Ready for it?” is a departure from Swift’s previous work. The verses and pre-chorus of the song feature a rapping Swift. This genre experimentation has been a long time coming — Swift was featured on B.o.B’s track “Both of Us” in 2012, and no one could forget Kendrick Lamar’s feature on “1989”’s “Bad Blood.” The effect is jarring at first — fans are used to a sweeter, more melodic Swift — but upon repeated listens, listeners may find that Swift’s confident, powerful delivery of the rap wins them over. Whether Swift intends all 15 of the songs off of “Reputation” to poke fun at her critics remains uncertain. It would be an iconoclastic and innovative step in her career, and the ability to achieve such bold reinvention is one of the country-singer-turned-pop-star’s greatest strengths. Nevertheless, Swift using her songs to play dress-up with different personas could become tiresome, especially for her fans. What has stayed constant amid Swift’s morphing musical styles and revolving door of collaborators has been her commitment to writing songs with vulnerability, and if she loses that core of sensitivity, she may lose part of her fanbase. Then again, what do I know? The old Taylor Swift, as “Look What You Made Me Do” points out, is dead.
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Blaze Fires up Emory Pizza Scene By sara Cunningham Contributing Writer
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Although pizza restaurants like Domino’s and Romeo’s are just a short walk from Emory’s main campus, the recently-opened Blaze Pizza, a chain known as “the Chipotle for pizza,” will likely give those Emory staples a run for their money. Blaze is popular in the Northeast, but the Decatur, Ga., location is the first to be opened in the Atlanta area. Although there is a standard menu of different pizza options, but I built my own pizza, sticking with the standard red sauce. For my toppings, I chose mozzarella and ricotta cheese, artichoke hearts, pepperoni and roasted red peppers. The crust was extremely thin and crispy. I enjoy an extra cheesy pizza, so Blaze’s gooey, stringy cheese was ideal for me. The toppings were evenly distributed and didn’t take away from the flavorful sauce, which wasn’t overly sweet like many tomato sauces. I also tried the Red Vine pizza from the signature pizzas menu. A vegetarian option, the Red Vine pizza has cherry tomatoes, basil and sliced rather than shredded mozzarella. Although I am not normally a fan of basil, the taste combined beautifully with the sauce, and the pizza was not overloaded with the herb. Blaze also offers has a number of side-salad options. For a pizza place, there is surprising variety. There are the standard Caesar and Italian options as well as healthier options, like a kale and quinoa mix. Blaze also makes has a number of lemonades made in house. The blood orange flavor was delicious, though incredibly sweet. If I had taken more than a sip, the sweetness could have become overpowering. After dinner, I tried one of their s’more cookie desserts, chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between two graham cracker-like cookies. It
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Customers waited for more than an hour Sept. 8 for free pizza (a Bove) during Blaze’s free pizza day. wasn’t much to look at, but it was the perfect blend of chewy marshmallow and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. The outer layer was slightly crumblier than I would have liked. The restaurant gives off a funky, edgy vibe. Exposed pipes run across the high ceilings. A string of small light bulbs hangs high above your head. The walls facing the parking lot are made almost entirely of windows, some of which are different colors, allowing for mostly natural light to fill the shop. The indoor seating area appears spacious, but when the restaurant gets overcrowded, seating can be difficult to find. There is outdoor seating for warmer months. The walls next to the counter are gray and lit up by glowing letters that say, “Make your mark.” And make your mark is exactly what customers do if they choose the “buildyour-own” option at the counter. As you selectchoose your desired sauce and toppings, the employees behind the counter talk to you as they create your pizza, asking, “How are you? Have you ever been to Blaze before?” The customer service is almost overbearing at times. Three different employees came to our table to ask how the pizza was. Though that attention may be charming to some, too much care can
come across as pestering. Blaze boasts that they bake your pizza in 180 seconds in their 500° Fahrenheit oven, and I can confirm that the restaurant keeps its word. The pizza bakes extremely quickly. The oven is so hot that there’s some room for error, such as easily burning the pizza or dropping each piping-hot plate on the ground. Blaze is aware of this, and employees are quick to hand out buy-one-get-one-free coupons to anyone who is less than satisfied with their experience. Blaze is only a short ride from campus, about a 10- to 13-minute drive. On weekdays, the Emory Publix shuttle, which stops at both the Clairmont Campus and the Atlanta campus, goes back and forth between the Emory Commons plaza, where Blaze is located, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The pizza itself is not too expensive. You can build your own for $8.25 plus tax. If you feel like splurging, add a drink and dessert to the mix. The total adds up to around $13. Whether it’s a quick to-go bite or a sit down dinner with friends, the pizza at Blaze is a comforting, warm treat on an off-campus night.
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With 138 carefully selected words, Lucy Wainger (20C) found herself an author in “Poetry Magazine.” Soon after, “Best American Poetry” accepted her submission for its 2017 P M /P E edition. Despite being selected for not only What began as writing once a week one, but two notable poetry collec- turned into a few times a week and tions, Wainger chalks it all up to luck. eventually every day. “Poetry Magazine” has published “It wasn’t really poetry at first,” the first poems from the likes of poetry Wainger said. “I don’t even know what giants T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. it was. “Best American Poetry,” edited by It was an embarrassing time in my David Lehman and former Robert W. life.” Woodruff Professor of English and Although her most well known Creative Writing and 19th U.S. Poet poem is “Scheherazade,” Wainger has Laureate Natasha Trethewey, selects kept much of her writing to herself. only 75 submissions yearly. “Honestly, some of [my poems] I Wainger, a creative writing major, don’t think are even good in a literary has been published in several other way. literary journals, including “Winter Besides, a little privacy for certain Tangerine,” “Hobart,” “Mezzo things is always good,” Wainger said. Cammin” and “SOFTBLOW.” While certain poems remain priDuring Labor Day weekend, vate, Wainger’s words are always Wainger read her work aloud twice intended for a listener, often a specific at the 11th annual AJC Decatur Book person. Festival, the largest independent book “When I write a poem, it feels festival in the country. like I’m trying to tell “The second time someone who’s very I read [at the book important to me “I genuinely festival], I was not something that they supposed to read, need to understand,” think [literature] but Jericho Brown Wainger said. “I know matters in our daily it’s unrealistic to hope called me up because lives and he knew I was in the every single person audience,” Wainger who reads a poem that [in] how we said. “I was terrified, I write can fulfill that communicate with but it was one of the role, but I just hope each other. best things to happen whoever reads it gains to me.” something from what Jericho Brown, the — Lucy Wainger (20C) I write.” director of Emory’s Although Wainger creative writing said that she hopes program, teaches the poetry she writes Wainger in an intermediate poetry is impactful, she is not yet sure how course. strong of a role she wants it to play in “It’s a real joy to be a part of her her future. development,” Brown said. “She has “I don’t necessarily see myself a good sense of imagery, and she also teaching poetry or doing something has good juxtapositions, comparing poetry related,” Wainger said. “I feel things side by side that you wouldn’t like for me, poetry is just something normally see together, things you that kind of happens in response to might not think of as alike, and that everything that’s going on around me, adds complexity. She sees the world so even though it won’t be my day job, differently.” I don’t think I can stop it from happenAs with most forms of art, poetry ing in the future.” requires a certain amount of inherent For the time being, Wainger will talent. continue to write poetry. She said she However, Wainger believes her time hopes to expand the literary communiat Emory has helped hone the skill ty’s involvement within the University behind the craft. and beyond. “[Before coming to Emory, I had] “Poems matter, and I think writing never really had a teacher who actu- matters and reading matters and not ally engaged with me about the craft for some super abstract notion about of poetry,” Wainger said. “All my high the importance of literature,” Wainger school English teachers didn’t write said. “I genuinely think [literature] poetry. matters in our daily lives and [in] We just read novels together, and so how we communicate with each other. here I feel like I’ve learned a lot on the Hopefully having my poems be a part craft level that no one else has taught of the Emory community adds to that me before.” conversation.” Wainger began writing poetry in middle school, after a friend dragged — Contact Lisa Zhuang at her to the after-school writing club. email@example.com arth
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‘Passion Pit’ Piques Student Interest
Once a year, about 200 community members swarm Eagle Row to pack themselves into a fraternity house with the intent of sharing ideas rather than partying the night away. Six students shared intimate stories related to their passions, from being an undocumented person in the United States to environmentalism, at Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) and TEDxEmory’s fourth annual salon event, “Passion Pit,” on Sept. 7. Matt Mach (19C), spoke about being an undocumented person in the U.S., during a time following the Trump administration’s announcement that it planned to rescind the Obamaera Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Mach said that the phase out of DACA is “probably the biggest human tragedy in this country, at least legally and politically in the last 50 years.” “I’m hoping that [audience members] will open themselves up a little more to the idea that human dignity and human freedom are not separated from each other, and, if you suspend the idea of human dignity, you put all human freedom in peril,” Mach said. According to Mach, most undocumented students choose not to speak out — rightly so, because it puts them at risk. Mach said that he feels obligated to do so because he has “been given some small privileges” in his life. He has family in Poland and a safe place to return to if he was deported. Furthermore, he could continue his education in Poland. While Mach’s speech silenced the room, with audience members glued to his words, Laura Briggs (19C) brought a lighter tone to the stage, inciting bursts of laughter from the audience with their occasional jokes. In a talk about relationships in college, Briggs refuted the “old college saying” that dating someone in college is like adding three credit hours to one’s class
Matt Mach (19C) (r ight) speaks about the recently-announced DACA rescission.
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schedule. Briggs talked about discovering polyamory, calling it “an umbrella term for anyone whose relationship exists outside the traditional boundaries of monogamy,” and embracing it in today’s world. Alexandra Monson (18L), the first graduate student to speak at ATO and TEDxEmory’s salon event, talked about changing her career path and deciding to attend Emory School of Law in order to study environmental law based on the negative consequences and realities of the animal agriculture industry. Monson said that 15 percent of greenhouse gases come from the animal agricultural industry. “[In] graduate school you kind of have a more narrow focus on what you want to do and what your goal is in your career, so it was exciting to share that with others and kind of show them how I turned my passion into a career choice,” Monson said, adding that she did not have the chance to participate in “empowering” events like “Passion Pit” during her years as an undergraduate student at Villanova University (Pa.). Similarly, Mehul Bhagat (18C) touched on how passion plays into one’s career. Speaking as the son of immigrant parents, he talked about how the work an individual pursues is a key part of who they are. Bhagat emphasized the importance of eradicating poverty in order to allow people to pursue the work they are passionate about because work is so closely tied with one’s identity. Hallie Lonial (19C) shared her passion for swimming and teaching other people to swim, and called attention to unintentional drowning, which occurs much more often in minority groups and among those with disabilities because swimming has traditionally been a sport of privilege. Like Bhagat’s, her talk was a call for action for those who come from less fortunate backgrounds. AHANA Dance President Catherine Messina (18C) shared her personal
experience with dance and the importance of following your passion. Messina said she wanted to forgo dance because of the toll it had taken on her, mentally and emotionally, in high school — she was frustrated that something “[she] loved didn’t love [her] back.” After a summer away from dance before her freshman year, Messina didn’t receive a call back from Emory’s Dance Company. However, she decided to stick with her passion and had success with AHANA that fall. Student Government Association (SGA) President Gurbani Singh (18B) said she was moved by multiple speeches at the event. “Something that I just take away from Emory every day — just like normal interactions we have with people — is that everyone has such different passions,” Singh said. “It is so cool to take it all in as you’re a senior and realize this is the last time you’ll be around a bunch of people who have such different perspectives.” According to TEDxEmory’s Director of Special Programs Robert Laxer (19C), the theme of the event changes every year. Laxer said that his hope was that the general nature of the theme would allow for a wider variety of more passionate talks this year. Laxer said the speakers were chosen through a hefty application process, which included submitting ideas, interviews and auditions. Messina said that the speakers started working on their speeches this past summer. After the talks, audience members stayed briefly to discuss the topics with the speakers and other audience members. “[There are] important things that are being talked about tonight I think that deserve more discussion,” Laxer said. “I think that everyone should walk away having learned something and with a new idea.”
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As most Emory students prepare for yet another semester of pumpkin spice lattes and knee-high boots, a few are gearing up for the final countdown. Graduating seniors are confronted with many endings and new beginnings. In this time of change and uncertainty they must honor the year’s past and truly finish in a grand fashion. Dear Doolino, I am a College senior and will be graduating in May. I am currently undergoing the extremely stressful job recruitment process. Most of my friends in the B-School have gotten return offers and are finalizing those five-figure salaries. As a non-business student, I’m obviously having a much harder time finding a consulting job. It is becoming very difficult to spend time with my friends, considering they only talk about recruitment and jobs. Should I find new people to hang out with? Yours, Defective Robot Dear Defective Robot, I see you have gone down the dark path and joined the rat race. It’s fine, I understand you need to pay off school loans. But now that you have decided on this path, you must also prepare for all the obstacles. While I have no personal experience with either finance or recruiting, I have a bunch of experience with networking (which my business friends tell me is important). Networking is all about testing your limits as well as your patience. You simply need to plaster a permanent smile on your face as you interact with recruiters, employees and alumni. Have a list of questions about the industry and the recruitment process. I believe the world wide web is also good place to make connections. You kids and your convenient gadgets. Now, as for your friends, be happy for those who obtained fancy jobs, but, if it bothers you that much, be honest with them. I’m sure they’ll understand. Either way, I guarantee that in the near future, you’re going to be happily employed. Who cares if you’re the last one of your friends to land a job? As they say, save the best for last. Sincerely, Doolino Dear Doolino, This is my last fall at Emory. I want to make the most of it and do all the things I promised myself freshman
year. But where do I begin? There’s so much to do at Emory and in Atlanta. Please give me tips on having a wholesome and enjoyable senior year. Yours, Eager Eagle Dear Eager Eagle, Now this question is right up my alley — I’ve been around for a while. Keep in mind that each person’s Emory experience is unique and special for different reasons. Find your reasons and stick on to them as you finish your term at Emory. Whether it’s your friends, your classes or your extracurricular activities. I love that you aren’t stressing about being a senior and are focusing on your last few months as an Emory student, a great time to avoid adulthood. Try to get as many free t-shirts, mugs and sunglasses from events around campus; you won’t be getting much free stuff outside my turf. My final suggestion is to say have a meaningful conversation with my dear friend Rick at Maggie’s, who, let’s be honest, you’ve already met. Also take the time to explore Atlanta as a city. Being in the suburbs, Emory students often forgo the fun activities Atlanta has to offer. Enjoy a hot dog at The Varsity in honor of President Obama, or get some sweet Southern delicacies at Mary Mac’s Tea Room. If you’re not an Atlantan, make time for the city-specific delicacies — you don’t know when you’ll be in the city with the same people again. Sincerely, Doolino
The Experience After Emory: Matthew Spritz
By moniCa Lefton Senior Staff Writer At Emory, Matthew Spritz (05C) lost the election for Student Government Association (SGA) president, but that loss didn’t stunt his love for politics. Now Spritz is back on the ballot. After he ran several local campaigns and worked as a legislative aid in the state capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Spritz is currently running for Florida State Representative for District 89. He graduated from Emory with a double major in political science and history and received a law degree from New York University (NYU) in 2008. After law school he practiced law in New York City for a few years, then moved back to his home in South Florida and opened his own law and consulting firm.
With the primaries in August 2018 and the general election in November 2018, Spritz took time out of his campaign schedule to talk with The Emory Wheel about his Emory career and beyond. This transcript has been edited for clarity. I’m a big believer that if you’re at a four-year institution like Emory, take advantage of the world-class facility and the resources. College is a chance for you to learn about a lot of different subjects in a way that really helps you to think critically about the world around you. And have fun; make friends. You’re going to meet people that you’re going to be friends with for the rest of your life. Too many people get caught up in “Well, I have to study this because
then I want to do that and then that’s going to lead to this,” [but] life is all over the place. Very rarely do you go in a straight line, and I’m certainly a testament to that. You sort of wobble left and right and you figure it out as you go through, so don’t limit yourself. Just have fun and study what you like. Obviously I’m not preaching to take college lightly and not study anything. I worked extremely hard in college, but I was studying something that I really enjoyed and I was able to excel and I think that’s the lesson. If you do what you love and you’re passionate about it, you’re going to give [your work] your all, and you’re going to succeed. College is for studying subjects you enjoy, especially since you only get to do it once in your life. Worry about the “real world” in graduate school.
If I had it to do over again, I might consider taking a year or two off [before law school]. I may have deferred a year to gain a little bit more perspective. After seven years of school, there was certainly a fatigue, but I had a great experience at NYU as well. I was 22 years old, and I was in law school. Living in New York was a fun experience. I learned a lot and it certainly benefited me, opened some amazing doors and still opens doors. Sometimes it’s hard when you come in contact with a lot of different kinds of people and you’re trained in a way to accept authority and people that are older and supposed to be wise, [but] don’t just accept what people say at face value. You have to evaluate every situation — every person that you meet — through the prism of your own val-
ues and your own training. You have to have faith in yourself that even though you’re right out of school that generally your moral compass is correct and don’t ever question that. Always have faith in yourself. Believe that you have the character and the strength to persevere [through] whatever life adversity might be thrown at you. I knew then that government and policy and service [were] always my passion[s], and it’s really awesome to be coming back to that in the real world. I feel like now, for the first time in my life, I’m doing what I love. I’m doing what I feel I was born to do. I want to serve, and I care deeply about my community.
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Tips and Tricks to Hack Back Your Tuition By Kiera Xanthos Contributing Writer
With the cost of Emory University’s tuition at a whopping $66,950, some students at Emory feel the financial burden of tuition more than ever before. By using the university’s resources however, students can not only attempt to alleviate their financial stress but also take advantage of some fun perks in the process.
wonDerfuL weDnesDay Strolling through Asbury Circle between classes on a Wednesday is a great way to score free swag. T-shirts, coffee, stress balls or even free activities (like blow up obstacle courses) are all available to Emory students. Walk around the tables and, who knows, you might score some free candy and discover a new club on campus at the same time.
The Information Technology help desk’s online website lists links to free software downloads any student may need. The best perk? Microsoft Office Suite and EndNote are both free. Now you can finally have a word processor to split screen with Netflix as you “multitask.” games
The Computing Center at Cox Hall is a gem on campus, nestled between the food hall and the ballroom. The Center houses Mac computers, conference rooms and free reservable game consoles with games. Inside the Center is the TechLab. Student workers are trained to teach anyone who is interested about the technology available. Learn how to 3-D print, scan, or even make buttons and t-shirts for your club’s next event.
Resume renovations, aptitude tests and guidance when navigating the extensive Emory alumni network are all things the Career Center offers Emory students. Network your way up the ladder and schedule interviews for jobs and internships. And if you don’t own the perfect outfit for that Goldman Sachs interview, no sweat. The Career Center has a closet filled with professional attire you can wear to your next interview. There is no charge to rent an outfit; it can be done through a scheduled appointment or during the drop in hours, held regularly on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.
shuttLes One swipe into the New York City subway system was $2.75 my senior year of high school. With that price, estimating roughly two trips a day, my daily commute would replace the cost of that cup of desperately needed, overpriced coffee on the way to school. At Emory? Jump on, jump off, take a joy ride, ride to Target, Kroger or even the friendly neighborhood Pitch ‘n Putt on the shuttles without worrying about the cost of an Uber. You can also take Emory Experience Shuttles to popular weekend destinations, including Atlantic Station and Ponce City Market.
LiBrary requests Skip ordering that book you need off Amazon for that research project. If you plan ahead, you can request specific books from the Robert W. Woodruff Library, which can order texts from surrounding university libraries.
Crossword By soPhia Xian Contributing aCross 3. The four divisions of a year 7. What’s a ship that won’t sink? 8. Bakery inside the Goizueta Business School and Sanford S. Atwood Hall 11. Author of “Murder on the Orient Express” 14. Emory University president 15. Nominated by former U.S. President Bill Clinton to the High Court 16. Campus engagement network at Emory 19. ___ Wednesdays 22. Brand name for different antihistamine medications Down 1. Capital of Wisconsin 2. Area divided by width (of a rectangle) 4. Meal at Tiffany’s 5. White flower with a yellow center and character in “The Great Gatsby” 6. Official mascot of The Walt Disney Company 9. A fish that suffers from short-term memory loss 10. Quality of sound or “___ perfect” 11. A peanut farmer who lived in the White House for four years 12. Japanese global car manufacturer 13. “Thank you” in French 17. Human body’s largest organ 18. Soft white material grown on seeds of plants 20. Most freshmen have unlimited swipes here 21. Organic compounds that don’t mix with water
tutors anD writing Center Why pay for a tutor when you can sign up for a free session with a peer tutor? You can make appointments with upperclassmen who have excelled in particular classes to help you understand concepts and work through those tough problems before your next chemistry test. The Writing Center is another useful resource, where writing gurus can assist in the development of your argument in an essay or rough draft.
Xfinity CaBLe While the presence of Resident Advisors may turn students off campus housing, the new cable subscription might bring some students back. If carrying a flat screen into your dorm is too much physical exertion, the cable subscription comes with free live streaming access for your laptop or any app-supporting devices. This access includes an HBO account. Now, streaming “Game of Thrones” instead of studying for your next test is that much easier.
The Music and Media Library, located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library, has an extensive list of equipment available to check out for student use. You can check out a movie and watch it on one of their many monitors. Never spend money renting a movie from Amazon again.
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The Emory shuttle service provides transportation to locations on main campus and in the greater Atlanta area. Woodruff Library, next to stacks of the weekly Wheels, are stacks of The New York Times newspapers. Catch up on news and current events with our pre-paid subscription to The New York Times. The subscription includes an online option, making news on the go a breeze. And for those not into reading the news? Just wait for the next edition of The Emory Spoke. DisCounteD tiCKets The tickets and information desk, located in AMUC, sells over-thecounter discounted tickets to students throughout the year. You can head to Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium and Six Flags at a discounted price.
ConCLusion Using all the little-known resources on this list could help you feel a little less guilty about the money you dump into your four years on campus (Uber Eats, anyone?). So, when you see a giant inflatable duck anchored outside the new DUCling or an impermanent, intricate ice sculpture on parents’ weekend and make a quip about where all your money goes, revisit this list and hack your tuition back. So the next time that you’re thinking about dropping out of college just because of student loans, just remember: tickets to the Atlanta zoo are about $2 cheaper with that Emory ID.
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a screen-pass, trimming the patriots’ lead to three. then, with the Chiefs down six to begin the fourth quarter, Hunt ran a beautiful go route up the seam. With a perfect throw from Smith, edgerusher Cassius Marsh had no chance of catching Hunt on his way to a 78 yard, game-tying touchdown. With the extra point, Kansas City went up 28-27 and the Kareem Hunt show was in full swing. two drives later, Hunt capped off another drive by stiff-arming safety Duron Harmon to the ground and diving past the pylon into the end-zone, stretching the Chiefs’ lead to eight. After exhibiting his pass-catching and tackle-breaking skills, Hunt showed he isn’t a one-trick, or even a two-trick, pony. With 4:15 to go in the game, Hunt took a toss from Smith, darted around the edge of the defense and sprinted upfield 58 yards before
Anderson Jumps to No. 15 After US Open Final Continued from Back Page of three sets. Not only did Nadal dominate his way to the championship, he made it look easy. Nadal did not face a single break point during the entirety of the championship match. No. 32 Kevin Anderson, who was the lowest-ranked U.S. open finalist since 1973, simply couldn’t match Nadal’s high level of play. the South African had never been past the quarterfinals prior to this year’s run, making this a remarkable success for Anderson despite his defeat in the final match. Nadal ripped forehands and backhands with his trademark ferocity, while demonstrating tremendous poise when coming to the net. Nadal was perfect at the net, winning all 16 of his attempts. By comparison, Anderson won less than 50 percent (16 for 34) of his points at the net. Anderson’s best skill was his serve, traveling upwards of 130 mph. However, Nadal’s decision to sit far behind the service line to give himself more time to react effectively neutralized that part of Anderson’s game. prior to Anderson’s match against Nadal, Anderson had only lost five ser-
vice games in the tournament. Nadal broke Anderson’s serve four times in the tournament final. the match’s turning point came in the middle of the second set. Nadal broke Anderson to make the score 4-2, effectively securing a twoset lead for Nadal.
“[It’s been a] very special two weeks for me.” — raphael Nadal, US open Champion
From there, Anderson’s confidence and demeanor simply wasn’t the same. Anderson went on to have 21 unforced errors while Nadal only had four. “[It’s been a] very special two weeks for me,” Nadal said, according to an ESpN recap of the event. “It’s unbelievable what happened this year after [the past] couple years with some problems and injuries.” Anderson complimented Nadal’s return to form.
Men Finish on Wrong End of Close Matches Continued from Back Page College. Much of the match remained a stalemate, with both teams tied 0-0 through 90 minutes. However, the randolph Wildcats broke the draw in overtime. In the 93rd minute, randolph junior midfielder Adam Watson scored the game-winner off a free kick that placed in the lower corner of the net. “randolph was organized defensively and especially dangerous on set pieces,” senior forward Christian Meyer said. the Eagles had opportunities to break the early tie against the Wildcats. In the 61st minute, Khattab had a chance to score the first goal of the game. Khattab used his mobility to get his head on a cross, but his effort went high and wide. one of Emory’s best chances occurred later in regulation when
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senior forward Michael Carragher had a shot to slot in the potential gameclinching goal. Following a clever onetwo from Meyer and McCartney to cut through the Wildcat defense, the ball found its way to the foot of Carragher. However, Carragher’s attempt at goal missed, just inches wide of the net. “We played pretty well today and created a number of opportunities in the final third,” Meyer said. “We just needed to be a bit sharper with our finishing to win the game in regulation.” Following a disappointing weekend, the Eagles (2-2) hope to rebound with a pair of upcoming matches next weekend. the Eagles get a short break before their next match at Sewanee: the University of the South (tenn.) Sept. 13, followed by a home contest against Birmingham-Southern College (Ala.) Sept. 16. — Contact Joseph Oh at
“I mean, I’ve always said he’s one of the, obviously, greatest players of our sport, obviously feeling very confident,” Anderson said. “[Nadal] seems to have turned around a lot of those injuries he’s experienced the last couple of years.’’ With the conclusion of this match, Nadal (9465 points) strengthens his point lead over roger Federer (7505 points) for the overall No. 1 position in the Association of tennis professionals (Atp) rankings, an impressive rise from No. 9 at the beginning of 2017. Anderson climbed all the way up to No. 15 in the Atp rankings with 2470 oints, just ahead of American Sam Querrey (2445 points). His best ranking came in 2015 when he reached the No. 10 slot. Anderson can still hold his head high after making it into the final, the first South African to make it to the U.S. open final since Cliff Drysdale in 1965. Nadal will look to carry this form into the next year and to avoid injuries. Now at 16 major titles, he will continue to chase roger Federer’s record 19 grand slam titles.
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patriots safety Devin McCourty mercifully pushed Hunt out of bounds. the run sucked the life out of the patriots defense, put an exclamation point on what may be the greatest debut in NFL history and emphasized that, for now, there’s a new sheriff in town. Besides a season-ending Achilles injury to Chiefs safety Eric Berry, there’s a lot to be excited about if you are a Kansas City fan. Beyond Hunt’s historic performance, Smith had a career day, completing 28 of 35 passes for 368 passing yards and four touchdowns, dramatically outplaying future Hall of Fame quarterback tom Brady on Brady’s home field. the Chiefs also got significant contributions from second-year wide receiver tyreek Hill, (seven receptions, 133 receiving yards, one touchdown) and edge-rusher Justin Houston (two sacks). the patriots, meanwhile, are walking away from this game with big losses off the field as well. Star linebacker
Dont’a Hightower left the game midway through the third quarter with a minor right MCL sprain. receiver Danny Amendola also left the game in the second half with a head injury after compiling six receptions for 100 yards. NFL Network’s Ian rapoport reported that the patriots are hoping that Hightower will recover in time to play the New orleans Saints next week, while Amendola is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol. the patriots are already without key playmakers in receivers Julian Edelman (torn ACL) and Malcolm Mitchell (injured knee). the patriots have been the team to beat in the AFC for some time, but after thursday night’s performance, it’s looking like the Chiefs hold that honor. All stats from pro-football-reference.com unless otherwise stated.
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Women Flex Offensive Weapons in 4-0 Sweep Continued from Back Page outside hitters Sara Carr made 23 hits and Morgan McKnight made 25. Despite winning 12 consecutive sets this weekend, Head Coach Jenny McDowell acknowledged that, like any growing team, her squad still has room for improvement. “We’re going to continue working on our serving,” McDowell said. “We have to serve at a higher success rate.” Serving continued to be a serious setback for the Eagles in these four games. the lost points on serves were not enough to put Emory behind, but the errors made for a tighter game. In the first set of the Millsaps game, with Emory leading 12-6, half of Millsaps’ points had come from missed Emory serves. on the other hand, Millsaps continued to have difficulty receiving those serves that did land within the lines. During the first set, sophomore defensive specialist Elyse thompson helped the Eagles to six straight points at the serving position.
McDowell said that she is still trying to straighten out the lineup. With 26 players and only six spots on the court at once, deciding who to put on the floor can be a difficult undertaking. As the Eagles look forward to the rest of their season, Billings says she is excited to “impart a legacy on the Emory volleyball team.” “We want to show everyone what Emory volleyball is all about,” Billings said. “We ultimately want to win our conference and a national championship, and it’s truly a team effort.” Due to the unsafe traveling conditions caused by Hurricane Irma, Emory cancelled its game against Lee College (texas) Sept. 11 in Cleveland, tenn. the match has yet to be rescheduled. Next weekend, the Eagles remain in Atlanta for the Emory National Classic, facing Claremont McKenna College (Calif.) Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. and Juniata College (penn.) Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.
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Cross Country Teams Claim No. 5 Spot Continued from Back Page expectations. “the team performed better than I had anticipated,” Curtin said. “that was the best we have run on [Furman’s course] in several years.” Headlining the women’s performance in the classic, senior captain Gabrielle Stravach cracked the top ten, finishing No. 7 out of 163 competitors. Stravach was Emory’s top runner for the ninth time in her career and second time this year, leading the team with a 6K time of 21:34, the second best of her illustrious collegiate career. placing among Emory’s top five runners included junior Maeve Andrews, freshman Abby Durfee, junior Kaylee Slade and sophomore Meredith Hughes. Along with Stravach they averaged a time of 22:40, more than a minute off the pace of No. 1 Furman’s time of 20:54. “We had a lot of girls try and run together as a pack,” Stravach said. “this was good because we have a really young team and don’t have a ton
of freshmen who are used to running 6Ks.” Curtin expressed how impressed he was with the top five’s times. “our top five all ran 23 minutes and six seconds or better,” Curtin said. “Stravach ran faster than we ever had anybody run on that course.”
“I definitely have some lofty goals for this season.” — Gabrielle Stravach, Senior captain For Stravach, the early successes fuel her goals. “I definitely have some lofty goals for this season,” Stravach said. “I would really like to be all-American for cross country, which normally takes times around 21 minutes to do that.” placing No. 21 overall out of 175 runners, junior Bennett Shaw was Emory’s top male runner. Shaw fin-
ished with a career-best 8K time of 25:35, more than a minute faster than his first race of the season.Joining Shaw in Emory’s top five runners, sophomore Marty pimentel, senior Shane Sullivan, freshman Matthew Burke and sophomore Sam Branson all posted impressive times. together they averaged an 8K time of 26:17, more than two minutes slower than Furman’s average time of 24:03. Shaw said that he felt “pretty good” and “stuck to the game plan” during the race. “I utilized the pace and strategy the coaches put out for us,” Shaw said. Saturday’s meet highlighted the team’s youth and depth, Shaw said. “We have a lot more freshmen who are running well already,” Shaw said. “I think the fact that we had so many people run well is going to help the team’s confidence.” the Emory cross country teams will race again in the University of North Georgia Invitational Sept. 16.
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Chiefs Spoil Defending Champs’ Homecoming By MAx rotenBerg Contributing Writer
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emory sophomore outside hitter Morgan McKnight (No. 6, Center left) and junior middle hitter Sydney Leimbach (No. 15, Center r ight) jump for a block against desales University (Pa.) Sept. 9.
Eagles Ace Competition By Allison gelMAn Senior Staff Writer
Emory women’s volleyball returned home this weekend to claim four victories in the Emory Classic, where the Eagles faced four teams during their home debut this season. the team won its matches against Howard payne University (texas) and Chapman University (Calif.) 3-0 Sept. 8 and picked up two more victories Sept. 9, winning 3-0 against both Millsaps College (Miss.) and DeSales University (pa.). Scores of people filled the WoodpEC stands to see this year’s volleyball squad. While the stands were packed with a recorded attendance of 400 spectators for the Eagles’ match
against Chapman, the crowd’s noiselevel paled in comparison to the athletes themselves, who continued their cheering traditions with individualized chants for every player. Sweeping the court on Friday afternoon, the Eagles showed that they were by far the strongest team. In these first two games, it became clear that Emory’s athletes brought their A-game, receiving and attacking everything that came their way. the Eagles excelled offensively, with a .355 average kill percentage over the weekend. In the first game against Howard payne, the opposing team tended to play off the Eagles’ mistakes more so than off their own strengths. Emory maintained a .376 kill percentage com-
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pared to Howard payne’s overall .066. Senior captain and setter Hannah Billings noted the fantastic setting work of junior setter Mady Arles, who lifted the team with her offensive work in the second game against Chapman. the Eagles’ game against Chapman was much more of a back-and-forth affair. Emory won the three sets 25-18, 25-14 and 25-22, making Chapman the most formidable test for the Eagles over the weekend. the Eagles’ lethal offense shined in their matches against Millsaps and DeSales Saturday afternoon, as each opponent tried and failed to keep up with the scoring wrath of Emory’s hitters. In the DeSales game, sophomore
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It was no ordinary opening to the NFL season between the New England patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 7 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. the patriots were determined to put on a show for their fans to celebrate last February’s improbable Super Bowl comeback victory, the team’s fifth world championship since 2001. Yet, for all the lengths to which the patriots went to make the night about their past accomplishments, their celebration was upstaged by a running back who was still carrying the football for the University of toledo (ohio) when the patriots won the Super Bowl. the patriots honored their victory with Super Bowl LI patches stitched to every one of their blue jerseys. rapper Flo rida performed before the game, followed a by a display of all five Vince Lombardi trophies, a new Super Bowl banner and a hyperbole-filled speech from super fan and actor Mark Wahlberg, detailing the insurmountable odds the patriots overcame to win the Super Bowl last year. the celebrations appeared to roll seamlessly into a strong start for the
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Nadal Powers Way to 16th Title
By stePhen MAttes Senior Staff Writer the Emory men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished in fifth place after competing in their first major competition of the season, the Furman Classic, Sept. 9. Emory traveled to Furman University in Greenville, S.C., where the Eagles battled more than 15 schools, including a pair of NCAA Division I opponents in Furman and Clemson University (S.C.). Furman placed first in both the men’s and women’s races. Going into the event, Head Coach John Curtin was hopeful that the course’s layout would work to the benefit of his runners. “We like Furman because it’s on a golf course and has good footing for the most [part],” Curtin said. “the course is also fast because it is fairly flat.” Curtin praised his team’s performance, noting that it exceeded his
defending Super Bowl champs. they jumped out to a 7-0 lead after an impressive 73-yard drive on their first possession of the season. on the ensuing Chiefs possession, running back Kareem Hunt, a third-round pick playing in his first NFL game, fumbled on his first carry of his young NFL career, something he never did even in college. However, that was the last moment that patriots fans were happy to see No. 27 of the Chiefs on the field. From that point on, Hunt torched the patriots defense, compiling 148 rushing yards on 17 carries, five receptions for 98 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Hunt’s 246 all-purpose yards were the most ever in an NFL debut, and according to ESpN Stats and Info, he is one of only three players in NFL history to have 150 total yards and three touchdowns. What made Hunt’s play even more impactful was the timing with which he delivered big play after big play. With just over two minutes left in the first half and the pats up 17-7, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith led his team 92 yards down field, but it was Hunt who punched in the touchdown off
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With 31 minutes remaining, junior midfielder Moustafa Khattab whipped a corner kick into the box. the cross was met by the head of senior forward Jason McCartney, whose on-target attempt hit post and was cleared for another corner. Following a trio of Emory corner kicks, the Eagles had another chance to equalize. However, the shot by Gardiner met the gloves of Washington and Lee senior goalkeeper Gillen Beck, who finished with three saves. one day later, the Eagles were back on the pitch for their second match of the Invitational to face randolph
rafael Nadal coasted to a threeset victory (6-3, 6-3, 6-4) over Kevin Anderson to win the U.S. open title Sept. 10. It was Nadal’s second major win of the year after his French open victory in June and the Spaniard’s 16th major win overall. Nadal has turned around his career magnificently this year. Entering 2017 as the No. 9 overall player in the world and without a major victory in two years, it looked as though the “King of Clay” was past his prime. A series of knee, back and wrist injuries, combined with a sheer drop in performance form, looked to be the end of the explosive Nadal that fans had come to adore. However, Nadal has recovered this year in remarkable fashion. During the U.S. open, he lost a total
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emory junior midfielder Moustafa Khattab and the eagles offense failed to capitalize on their opportunities to strike this weekend. Above, Khattab attacks during a home game last year.
Emory Trips, Stumbles on Road By JosePh oh Contributing Writer
the Emory men’s soccer team had hoped to maintain its undefeated streak and push its record to 4-0 but fell in both away games at the Washington and Lee Invitational in Lexington, Va. the Eagles lost to Washington and Lee University (Va.) 1-0 Sept. 9, before they suffered a second defeat against randolph College (Va.) 1-0 in overtime a day later. the Washington and Lee Generals struck first Saturday with an 11th minute goal after junior midfielder Dylan ritch’s pass into the center of the box found fellow midfielder senior Andrew
Kim, who slotted the shot in the lower corner. the majority of the match was dominated by defense. the Generals managed 11 total shots, but only three of those were on target. Likewise, the Eagles had seven total shots with three shots on target from seniors Jason McCartney, Cody Gardiner, and Michael Carragher. “We hit the post twice, but we can do a better job penetrating in the final third,” said Gardiner, senior center back and captain. “they were athletic and well organized so they were tough to break down.” the best chance for the Eagles to equalize occurred in the second half.