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Volume 96, Issue 31
Friday, March 21, 2014 COMMENCEMENT
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PUPPIES ON THE PORCH
Grenier Selected as Class Day Speaker
Chance The Rapper to Headline Dooley’s Week 5 & A Dime, D’Elia, The Asia Project To Round Out Festivities
By Lydia O’Neal Staff Writer
By Dustin Slade News Editor
Adrian Grenier, filmmaker and star of the HBO show “Entourage,” will speak at this year’s Class Day, All graduating seniors can attend the commencement event on Thursday, May 8 in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium, right before the Senior Class Reception and Candlelight Crossover. “We were looking at a lot of people, from Ellen DeGeneres to a representative for Justin Bieber,” Class Day Committee Chair and Goizueta Business School senior Lauren Browning said. Adrian “He’s also supGrenier posed to be a great was selected speaker, and at the end of the day, to speak at that’s really what this year’s we look for.” The Class Class Day Day commit- Ceremony tee contacted Grenier’s agent after finding two connections between Emory and the “Entourage” actor. Not only had a committee member interned at the Gersh Agency in Los Angeles, where Grenier’s agent works, but one of Grenier’s best friends happened to be an Emory alumnus, according to Browning. Past speakers at Class Day events, the first of which took place in 2003, include Caroll Spinney, the man beneath the Big Bird costume on “Sesame Street,” in 2004, Peyton
Grab your Golden Ticket — this year’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed Dooley’s Week will feature Chance The Rapper, mash-up artist 5 & A Dime, comedian Chris D’elia and spoken word group The Asia Project, according to a Student Programming Council (SPC) press release. 5 & A Dime, who opened last year during Dooley’s Week for rapper Kendrick Lamar, will perform on McDonough Field on Friday, April 4 and Chance The Rapper will perform the following night for Spring Band Party, the culmination of Dooley’s Week. Chance The Rapper, the stage name of 20-year-old Chancelor Bennett, is an Americanhip-hop recording artist from Chicago, Ill. who rose to prominence last year following the release of his first two mixtapes. “Cocoa Butter Kisses,” “Juice” and “Everybody’s Something” are among Chance’s most popular songs. “This year’s lineup is great,” College senior and Band Party Co-Chair Zach Atlas said.“Chance was honestly one of the most frequent requests students suggested for the spring act. He’s exciting and is really taking off, having recently collaborated with Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Skrillex.” The Asia Project, a spoken word poetry group that has been featured on HBO and BET, will perform in Dooley’s Week inaugural event, Wonka’s Speakeasy, on Tuesday, April 1. Modeled after an open-mic night, Wonka’s Speakeasy will seek to reach out to students who traditionally do not attend SPC events, according to Dooley’s Week Co-Chair and College junior Mukundha Sastry.
See CLASS, Page 4
tudents with Pawsitive Outreach walked dogs around Asbury Circle during Wonderful Wednesday to raise awareness for their upcoming event “Puppies on the Porch.” The event partners with the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and is a fundraiser for PAWS Atlanta.
Grad Schools Receive New Rankings By Stephen Fowler Asst. News Editor Several Emory schools and programs changed rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 national graduate school rankings, released March 11. Emory’s School of Law, School of Medicine and Goizueta Business School are the top ranked schools in Georgia in their categories. The Law School was ranked No. 19 in the nation, up from No. 23 last year. Goizueta Business School’s fulltime MBA program ranked No. 20, down from No. 18, and its part-time MBA program ranked No. 11, up from No. 14. The School of Medicine was ranked No. 24 among research-oriented medical schools and No. 48 among primary care schools. The Emory and Georgia Institute
of Technology’s joint Department of Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program ranked No. 2 in the nation for the eighth consecutive year. Two Ph.D. programs in Emory’s Laney Graduate School were ranked this year. Biological sciences ranked No. 30 in the nation and chemistry ranked No. 35. Both improved over their last rankings in 2010. Laney Graduate School Dean Lisa Tedesco said that these rankings are in part reflected by the reputation of the departments. “Emory University’s Laney Graduate School is on the younger side compared to most of our research peers,” Tedesco said. “As our students graduate and make their way into academic and professional life, we are becoming more well-known with greater recognition of the excellence, discovery and innovation that our students’ work represents.” Emory’s faculty is part of what
makes the programs succeed, according to Tedesco. “Our rankings confirm what we at Emory already know: our graduate programs are among the best in the nation,” Tedesco said. “Graduate education drives the advances in problem solving and understanding the world so desperately needs across sectors, disciplines and regions.” According to a March 11 University press release, several health programs were not surveyed this year. As such, Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health remains No. 6 in the nation, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing remains No. 21, the physician assistant program is No. 4 and the physical therapy program remains No. 7. Emory’s Ph.D. program in clinical psychology, last ranked in 2012, remained No. 18 in the nation.
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Sastry added that the event will provide Emory students a chance to showcase their talents in a comfortable and intimate atmosphere. Comedian Chris D’elia, who previously appeared on NBC’s “Whitney” and will star in an upcoming NBC show “Undateable,” will perform Thursday, April 3 at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Emory’s student-run radio station WMRE is co-hosting this year’s Dooley’s Week. WMRE normally puts on their own concert every spring but this year chose to put $7,000 of their budget toward the Dooley’s Week performers in an effort to reach
Chance The Rapper will headline this year’s Dooley’s Week. Chris D’Elia, comedian and actor on NBC’s “Whitney.”
more students, according to Goizueta Business School senior and WMRE General Manager Wilma Qiu. Qiu added that because B-School senior Jordan Francis books talent for both SPC and WMRE, he helped facilitate the partnership between the organizations. While most of the performers have already been booked, Qiu added that
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Office of LGBT Life Former Hosts 22nd Pride Awards Employee PRIDE AWARD WINNERS Convicted Of Theft By Alyssa Posklensky Staff Writer
Courtesy of Campus MovieFest
The Campus MovieFest (CMF) hosts introduce the first of 16 finalist films premiered at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday night.
‘Tin Man’ Takes Best Film at CMF By Dustin Slade News Editor More than 200 students attended Campus MovieFest’s (CMF) annual awards ceremony, the culmination of a week-long student short film competition, on Tuesday night in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The film “Tin Man,” directed by College senior Grace Kim, won the
Best Picture award. In this year’s competition, 16 of the 181 short films submitted were chosen as finalists by a group of judges comprised of students, faculty and CMF officials. The competition, which was originally created by four Emory students in 2001, has grown into the world’s largest student film and music festival, according to CMF’s website.
CMF coordinators travel the country, visiting colleges and universities and providing students at each school one week to create their own short movies, with each school hosting red carpet finales to showcase its top movies, according to CMF’s website. CMF not only hosts the competition but also provides students with
See CAMPUS, Page 4
On March 4, the Emory Office of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Life (LGBT Life) held the 22nd Annual Pride Awards to recognize those who have made great contributions to the LGBT cause each year. The awards were started by Saralyn Chesnut in 1993 to honor a campus-wide protest that occurred on March 2, 1992, according to the Office of LGBT Life website. Dr. Michael Shutt, director of the Office of LGBT Life, said, “The recipients are students, alumni, student organizations and faculty members who represent the Office of LGBT Life’s mission of creating an affirming and just campus environment.” Other awards included the Chesnut LGBT Person of the Year Award granted to Scott Turner Schofield (‘02C) and the GALA Leadership Award which honored College sophomore Cameron Coppala. The Office of LGBT Life also honored the Sacred Worth organization with the Rev. Dr. Susan HenryCrowe Keeping the Faith Award, John Blevins (‘05ThD) with the Alum of the Year Award and Andy Ratto (‘13G) with the Fierce Leadership Award, according to a Feb. 4 Office of LGBT Life press release. Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraterni-
Chesnut LGBT Person of the Year
Scott Turner Schofield (‘02C)
GALA Leadership Award Cameron Coppala
Keeping the Faith Award Sacred Worth organization
By Rupsha Basu Asst. News Editor
ty was honored with the Outstanding Ally of the Year Award for their sponsorship of an event following the Emory Pride Drag Show at their fraternity house, according to the press release. Shutt said that this is the fourth year of the Outstanding Ally Award, with recipients selected based on a rubric that recognizes contributions in implementing strategies and skills for interrupting intolerant situations,
Former Emory University employee Kent Spicer admitted to stealing electronic devices from the University and selling them on eBay, according to the District Attorney’s spokesman Erik Burton. Spicer worked at the University for about 20 years as the business manager for the Division of General Medicine in the School of Medicine. Spicer purchased a number of electronics through the University’s accounts payable system and re-sold the items on eBay. Then, he transferred the proceeds from his eBay account to his personal bank account, Spicer stole laptops, desktop computers, printers and digital storage equipment, amounting to almost 100 electronic devices, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Spicer’s scheme, which took place between May 2007 and July 2011, was designed to line his pocket and exploit the trust of his long-time
See PRIDE, Page 4
See PLEA, Page 4
Alum of the Year Award John Blevins (‘05ThD)
Fierce Leadership Award Andy Ratto (‘13G)
Outstanding Ally of the Year Award Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
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HONOR COUNCIL CASES The following reports are real cases adjudicated by the Emory College Honor Council. Any personally identifiable information has been omitted to protect the privacy of all parties involved. • While taking a final exam, a sophomore in a lower level language class placed a note card on her lap containing notes prepared in advance for the test. When another student notified the professor of her apparent cheating, she claimed to be recording her answers so that she could check them afterward. The note card, however, contained content not present in the exam. The student received a two-year mark on her Personal Performance Record and an F in the course.
• A senior received an F in his lower level science course and a two-year mark on his Personal Performance Record after copying the wrong version of a final exam, presumably from a nearby student. The student tried in vain to explain how he had arrived at each answer. However, the professor, who gave two versions of the test, noted that the answers, variables and other information written by the accused matched the wrong version of the exam.
• Honor Council investigators used electronic evidence to verify a student’s claim that he had mistakenly sent his professor a paper that had plagiarized an online source. The student, a freshman in a lower level humanities course, received no Honor Council sanctions after producing the document he had originally intended to send.
— Compiled by Senior Staff Writer Lydia O’Neal
Corrections • In the Mar. 4 issue of the Wheel, under the Arts and Entertainment section headline “Monologues Explore Sexuality,” a sentence originally read “As Allen’s biography in the program states, she crowd-funded her sex reassignment surgery last fall to biologically become the woman she always identified as.” It should have read: “As Allen’s biography in the program states, she is a transgender woman who crowd-funded her sex reassignment surgery to receive a vagina.” The Wheel reports and corrects all errors published in the newspaper and at emorywheel.com. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Arianna Skibell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This Week In Emory History
POLICE RECORD • On Mar. 6 at 3:31 a.m., Emory Police Department (EPD) responded to a call regarding an assault at the Dental Building. Two employees who were in a prior relationship got into an altercation. The male suspect grabbed the female victim’s hair and hit her. A supervisor witnessed the altercation. The male was arrested for battery and was told to stay away from her. The case has been turned over to an investigator. • On Mar. 6 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a theft occurred on the 14th floor of Clairemont Tower. An individual left his room unlocked while he was at class and when he returned he realized that his PlayStation and his MacBook pro were missing. The case is currently under investigation.
• On Mar. 7 EPD received a report from an employee of the Pitts Theology Library that an individual was viewing inappropriate content on a library computer. The case has been turned over to an investigator. • On Mar. 13 at 11:18 a.m., EPD responded to a call regarding two individuals who were hiding in a wooded area behind the Math and Science Center. They said that they were practicing for a film for movie fest and left the area. At 8:23 p.m., the same individuals were seen by EPD on the roof of White Hall. The case has been turned over to an administrative process.
cious behavior at Glenn Memorial Church. The caller thought the individual he spotted matched the description of a suspect EPD had been circulating. EPD is unsure if the suspect was actually spotted because the individual was gone by the time EPD arrived.
— Compiled by Crime Beat Writer Brandon Fuhr
Apr. 3, 1952 In the spring of 1952, Emory Campus Police Captain T. W. “Johnny” Johnson informed the Wheel that ten typewriters had been stolen from residence hall rooms in the preceding several months. Johnson said he believed the culprits to be part of a ring of typewriter thieves “working throughout the Southeast,” adding that similar cases had been reported at college campuses throughout the region. Police recovered the typewriters at various pawn shops in Atlanta.
• On Mar. 16 at 3:19 p.m., EPD responded to a call regarding suspi-
EVENTS AT EMORY FRIDAY Event: Athletics — Men’s Tennis Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center Event: Understanding Adoption Agencies and the Process of International Adoption Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Clifton Road Building 1D Event: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony at the Carlos Time: 12 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: Frontiers in Neuroscience - Sari M. van Anders, Ph.D. — “Beyond Masculinity: Testosterone and Sexual Desire” Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Auditorium
Event: Bach Birthday Cycle with Timothy Albrecht, Organ Time: 8 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
SATURDAY Event: Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Kaminsky Field Event: Artful Stories: The Jataka Tales Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Carlos Museum Asian Galleries Event: Athletics — Baseball Time: 2-4:30 p.m. Location: Chappell Park Event: Athletics — Men’s Tennis Time: 2-4:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center
Event: Atlanta Science Festival: Evening for Educators: The Science Behind Art Conservation Time: 5-7:30 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Event: Atlanta Science Festival: Science at Emory, The Lab Changing the World Time: 2-5 p.m. Location: White Hall 208
Event: Emory Swing Club Dance Time: 7:30-11:30 p.m. Location: Glenn Fellowship Hall
Event: Taste of Africa 2014 Time: 8-11 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Ballroom
SUNDAY Event: Emory University Worship With the Rev. Kimberly Jackson Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel Event: Athletics — Baseball Time: 12-6 p.m. Location: Chappell Park Event: Embodied Virtuosity: Dances From Disability Studies Time: 2 p.m. Location: Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Creativity & Arts Event: Atlanta’s Young Artists Time: 4 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall
MONDAY Event: Digital Identity: Managing Your Online Presence Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library 215 Event: Construction of Sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara Time: 1-5 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Event: Atlanta Science Festival: A Common Goal: Hans Asperger, Autism, and Child Euthanasia in the Third Reich Time: 4-6 p.m. Location: Oxford Road Building Auditorium Event: Guided Meditation Time: 5-6 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: Europe at the Crossroads: Russia, Ukraine Time: 5-6 p.m. Location: PAIS 230 Event: Cross Reference: Evening of Artist’s Talks Time: 6 p.m. Location: Visual Arts Department & Gallery Event: Atlanta Science Festival, Discovery Dialogues: Autism Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: School of Medicine 110 Event: The Tibetan Art of Diagnosis Lecture Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall
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Laundry to Be Included in Housing Cost By Stephen Fowler Asst. News Editor Beginning in fall 2014, Emory students living on campus will no longer pay per load to use laundry machines as part of a change to Emory Residence Life and Housing (ResLife) housing rates, according to a March 17 email from Bryce Robertson, vice president of advocacy for the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and sales associate for the Wheel. Residents will use laundry machines free of charge under the new plan, as the machines will be included under the amenities offered under the housing rates, according to the email. The changes affect all residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses and Clairmont Campus apartments, Robertson said. “The housing rates will increase by roughly 2.5% for the next year, and that increase covers inflation and increases in utility prices and is completely independent of the laundry changes,” Robertson said.
Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Residence Life and Housing Andrea Trinklein wrote in an email to the Wheel that the changes came from two years of RHA’s efforts to create a successful proposal for laundry changes. This year, comprehensive analysis of laundry services, including surveys and inventory of usage, led to the
“I’m glad that [Residence Life] found a way to do this for everyone in an efficient manner.” — Adnan Basrai, College freshman changes, according to Trinklein. In addition, potential hardware upgrades to the EmoryCard system provided an opportunity for “thoughtful consideration,” Trinklein wrote. However, Trinklein wrote that
part of the increase in rates would go towards defraying costs toward contractual payments to the laundry service provider Emory will use. College freshman Adnan Basrai is glad that laundry will be included in housing rates next year without an additional financial burden. “Living in Woodruff next year, it will be nice to not have to dig around for quarters or wait for money to be put on my EmoryCard,” Basrai said. “I’m glad that ResLife found a way to do this for everyone in an efficient manner.” College freshman Ivy Kilpatrick is also looking forward to forgoing the hunt for quarters and feels that other laundry issues will be resolved with this change. “I feel like people will do laundry more often now that they don’t have to worry about finding time to make sure they have enough money for the loads,” Kilpatrick said. “Maybe now the laundry rooms won’t be filled with one person using all the machines and breaking them.”
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embers of the Sigma Chi fraternity were pied in the face during Wonderful Wednesday to raise money for their “Derby Days” philanthropic event. Participants, including President Wagner, paid five dollars to toss a pie in a brothers face.
SPC Still to Determine Concert Opener
WMRE’s current goal is to continue searching for the opener for Chance. “Chance the Rapper will have a terrific opener,” Atlas said. “The contracts are being finalized, and the act will be announced in the near future.” Although both Qiu and Sastry expressed excitement regarding the new partnership, SPC and WMRE have yet to decide whether this partnership will continue in the coming years, according to Qiu. “[Dooley’s Week Co-Chair and College junior Michelle Feldman] and I truly believe that this will be one of the best Dooley’s Weeks in Emory history,” Sastry said. “The new events and traditions of the week will definitely put a smile on every student’s face. We hope Emory is as excited as we are. Get ready for an awesome week!”
The 47th Legislature of the Student Government Association (SGA) voted unanimously to fund $6,000 for the annual TEDxEmory event and voted in favor of the resolution recommending funds to improve Cox Hall cellphone reception discussed at its last meeting. TED is a non-profit organization that fuses components from technology, entertainment and design at conferences around the world to foster innovation and dialogue. TEDx events are independently organized and their objective is to simulate a TED conference experience. While they must follow the rules and regulations of TED, they are self-organized. According to the bill, the expected audience for the event is more than 850 people. This year’s event will be held on April 12 in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center
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SGA Funds $6K for TEDxEmory Event By Rupsha Basu Asst. News Editor
Administration Building. Speakers this year include the first African America Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears and a number of Emory professors including Goizueta Business School professor Joey Reiman and Rollins School of Public Health professor Camara Jones. The bill originally asked that SGA contribute $7,000 to the total cost of the event, which amounts to about $37,000. SGA Finance Committee Chair and College senior Calvin Lee said the Finance Committee voted unanimously to fund $6,000 for the event. The reason Finance Committee opted to fund $6,000 instead of $7,000 is because TEDxEmory is still able to ask for funding from other divisional councils, Lee said. For the last two years, SGA has provided TEDxEmory with about $5,000 of funding for the event. Lee said the reason he was willing to provide them with more money
this year is because they presented the bill farther in advance. The Legislature voted unanimously to fund TEDxEmory 2014. SGA also voted 24-2-3 in favor of the resolution that they rejected at its last meeting to recommend Emory’s IT department to spend $100,000 to improve the cellphone reception in Cox Hall by next semester. According to the bill, Emory’s IT department has the financial capability to do so. The bill also states that the IT department is able to spend this money “without detaining money from any of its other operations.” If the department chooses not to spend this money this semester from a separate fund comprised of money set aside each year for unplanned projects, the earliest time that Cox Hall will receive enhanced service is in five years, part of Emory’s long-term plan to improve campus cellphone service.
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Campus MovieFest Recognizes Directors, Actors Continued from Page 1 Apple laptops, Panasonic HD camcorders and free training to complete their short films. “Tin Man,” the Best Picture award recipient, was produced by students at Emory TV (ETV) and depicted a man who went from date to date, struggling to find romance, while exaggerating clichés often found in romantic films. “I think romantic comedy genre is pretty uncommon in CMF, especially a meta-romcom like our film,” the film’s director Grace Kim wrote in an email to the Wheel. “We also had a huge cast of characters, and a lot of dialogue, which I think is also pretty unique for a five minute short.” According to College junior and “Tin Man” producer Eric Frank, ETV worked on the movie as if it were a Hollywood production. He added that having a large crew allowed the team to focus on details such as lighting, sound and directing. “It was a thrill to win,” Frank said. “It was awesome. This is what I want to do with my life so it was really
gratifying. I was really proud, and I was very happy to be working with as excellent a cast and crew as we had.” “Snap,” directed by College sophomore Jing Ng, won Best Comedy. The film followed two men Snapchatting their girlfriends. They soon discovered they were sending them to the same girl, who had no interest in either man. “Winning Best Comedy is a great honor,” College junior, writer and lead actor in “Snap,” Neel Ghosh said. “The best part about it is that we weren’t in it to win anything, just doing it because of our desire to make a high quality, funny product.” “Sanity,” directed by College senior Hao Feng, followed five men as they explored a haunted building to learn that the haunt was not only scary but also dangerous. The film received the award for Best Drama. Among the film awards, actors who appeared in the films were also recognized. College senior Natalia Via won Best Actress for her performance in “Tin Man,” and College junior Jake
Ginsberg won Best Actor for his performance in the comedy “Ghost Therapy,” directed by Goizueta Business School juniors Casey Horowitz and Evan Seti. “I was pretty honored. I was a little shocked as well,” Ginsberg said. “I had no prior acting experience. I can only thank the Two Jakes One Take production team that drafted the script that would allow me to receive the award. Look out next year, because our team will be bigger, better and stronger.” Many students attended the premiere just to see what other students had created this year. “It was amazing to see what creative works students could come up with in such a short period of time,” College junior Rebecca Feuer said. “I admire the contestants for their patience and close attention to detail that hopefully helped achieve their visions for the films. They should all be immensely proud of their films.”
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Courtesy of Campus MovieFest
he production team for Best Picture winner, “Tin Man,” posed on the Schwartz Center stage at the 2014 Campus MovieFest Finale on Tuesday. This team and other category winners have the opportunity to have their movies screened in Hollywood.
Pride Awards Based on Nominees’ Class Day Speaker Has Many Connections With Emory Plea Is Fair, Contributions to Campus James Says Continued from Page 1
Continued from Page 1 creating inclusive and accessible environments and being actively involved in LGBT issues and communities. “They wanted to demonstrate their commitment to making their house and Eagle Row a safe and welcoming space for all students,” Shutt said. Goizueta Business School junior and former ATO president Brian Diener wrote in an email to the Wheel that ATO wanted to partner with a group of non-Greek students on campus to invite new people into their house. Diener wrote, “To most it may have seemed like another Halloween party, but for some members of our communities it was a big step towards creating a more inclusive Emory community.” Doctoral student Samantha Allen received the Outstanding Transgender Advocate Award, which honors a community member that has made meaningful contributions
to Emory’s transgender community by creating or improving a safe climate and promoting acceptance on campus, according to the Office of LGBT Life. Allen wrote in an email to the Wheel that she facilitates a transgender discussion group for Emory’s Office of LGBT Life, and she also coorganized Emory’s first Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Service. The recipients for all awards are decided based on nominations describing the contributions from each person or organization, and it is a process open to all in the Emory community, according to the Office of LGBT Life. Shutt said, “We continue to see the Pride Awards as a place where students, staff, faculty, alumni and family members come together and celebrate the accomplishments of the past year.”
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Manning in 2005, actress Mia Farrow in 2007 and Bill Nye “The Science Guy” in 2008, according to a 2013 New York Times article. “We try to pick people that the senior class can relate to, and we know a lot of seniors have seen ‘Entourage,’” Browning said, adding that the HBO series was one of her favorite shows. B-School senior Ishan Dey said he is looking forward to attending, as “Entourage” was one of his favorite shows. Though College senior Tim Rossi had not seen the HBO series, he said he knew “tons of people loved the show” and would be excited to see its star in person. However, “Entourage” isn’t Grenier’s sole claim to fame, nor is it his only way to connect with Emory’s senior class. In 2002, Grenier founded Reckless, a production company that would produce five documentary films on subjects like hunting down
and reuniting with his estranged father and the failing U.S. war on drugs, according to the production company’s website. His television show “Alter Eco,” which premiered on Planet Green in June 2008, follows the actor and his team of friends and environmental experts as they build and remodel eco-friendly homes, assist high school environmental programs and build sustainable parks in disadvantaged neighborhoods, among other similar projects. In 2009, Grenier co-founded the sustainable lifestyle site SHFT.com, a collection of eco-friendly resources. The site showcases fashion lines, restaurants, art shows, recipes, architecture, businesses and innovative products like bamboo bicycles and solar-powered iPod docks in an effort to promote sustainable lifestyles. In a 2010 interview with The Huffington Post, Grenier described SHFT’s involvement in a campaign to end a 2010 proposition terminating California’s Global Warming Solutions Act as “simply defending
good policy from the dying oil industry that’s trying to squash innovation and competitive solutions.” At the 2012 Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Grenier praised President Barack Obama’s “environmentally forward plan,” as well as the Obama’s White House vegetable garden, according to a Politico article. “I love what [Obama’s] been doing in order to actually bolster green businesses,” Grenier said in the article. Grenier’s penchant for sustainable causes, according to Browning, makes him “a great fit” for Emory, which was named the nation’s most eco-friendly higher education institution by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools in its 2013 report. Also known for playing the boyfriend of Anne Hathaway’s character in “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), Grenier has most recently been working on the set of the film “Entourage,” an extension of the TV show.
employer,” DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said in the article. According to James, Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker sentenced Spicer to 20 years, four of which will be behind bars under the First Offenders Act. He must also pay back the University $150,000 at a monthly rate of $1,250 per month upon his release from prison. “We feel this plea is fair and just for all parties involved,” James said. Because Spicer was a first offender, completion of his sentence will mean he will not have a conviction on his official criminal history report. “Emory is satisfied with the outcome of the case. The University continually strives to improve business practices to prevent and discourage theft and fraud,” Associate Director of University Media Relations Beverly Clark told Decaturish.com.
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SAT Changes For The Better Reorienting the goals of standardized testing, the College Board announced on March 5 that they would be instituting changes in the SAT to focus more on college preparedness. Changes include reverting back to the 1600 point scale, offering the test online and in paper, making the essay “optional,” testing on less obscure vocabulary and removing the penalty for guessing. Along with internal changes within the test, the College Board will be partnering with the Khan Academy to offer free online practice problems with instructional videos showing how to solve them as well as giving fee waivers to low-income students so they may apply to four different colleges for free. These changes are attempting to prepare students for college while leveling the playing field within students of different socioeconomic backgrounds. The question is: do these changes truly fulfill the goals of the College Board, or is this just another Band-Aid solution to problems inherent in standardized testing? We at the Wheel believe that the College Board is trying to emulate the ACT – an obvious competitor in the oligopoly – with their “new” focus on knowledge and critical thinking as opposed to their original test which prioritized regurgitative and formulaic methods. This makes us question the intentions of the College Board. Do they actually care about the students who cannot afford elaborate test preparation, or are they just using this as a ploy to compete with their rival? It’s difficult to presume the intentions of the College Board, but it is making positive steps to combat income disparities and opportunities, a step in the right direction. Currently, the SAT is more advantageous to those who come from more privileged backgrounds because they have the means to receive extensive — not to mention expensive — test preparation. By providing fee waivers and free online videos as well as changing the goals of the test, the College Board facilitates and incentivizes those who can’t afford test-preparation and private tutors to surpass their wealthy peers while simultaneously increasing accessibility. The SAT will continue to use an American document for its reading portion, but this may reduce accessibility to international students who may not be as familiar with these documents or rhetoric, and who need to take the SAT to apply to colleges in the United States. We believe the College Board should pay more attention to this growing demographic and address its specific concerns in the future. Finally, decreasing an emphasis on writing and grammar may be counterproductive to reaching college preparedness. Grammar facilitates clarity – an important factor that nearly everyone faces in college classes and general communication. While we recognize the fluidity of language, we also believe that the SAT should test fundamental grammar rules and sentence structures that survives change. We hope that these changes will still retain positive aspects of testing writing. We at the Wheel find these changes to the SAT generally reflect needed college skills. The vocabulary on the exam was grandiose and superfluous, creating unnecessary obscurity and furthering this idea of pure memorization without application. The new policy will be testing words that are more often used in college, such as “empirical” and “synthesis,” reiterating this idea that clarity outweighs pretentiousness. Additionally, instead of writing about personal experiences, the optional essay will be to analyze a document using reason, style and persuasive technique. We find this focus on critical thinking a great test for high school students to see if they are able to use context and think critically, two necessary skills for college students. We hope that these changes will help level the playing field for students of different backgrounds and further prepare students for college.
From the Archives
Emory Athletics Deserve Acclaim This has been a historic season for the Emory men’s basketball team. Competing in the NCAA Division III Tournament, the squad defeated No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin - Stevens and advanced to the Elite Eight before elimination from the tournament. With this remarkable season coming to a close, we at the Wheel feel that this is an appropriate time to reflect on the accomplishments of the various Emory athletic programs. Among the Emory student body, the general perception seems to be that Emory’s sports teams are, at best, insignificant. We suspect that the first thing that comes to mind for students when asked about Emory Athletics would reference our lack of a football team – which, as the ubiquitous t-shirt constantly reminds us, is “still undefeated.” In fact, Emory possesses fantastic sports teams consisting of impressive student athletes. The most outstanding example is the women’s swimming and diving team, which has won four national championships in a row and seems likely to win another this year. Last year, Emory female swimmers earned all-American honors in 26 different events. The women’s swimming and diving team deserves our admiration and support. Emory’s athletic accomplishments don’t stop there. The Eagles’ men’s swimming and diving teams ranked No. 5 in the nation while earning all-American honors in 12 different events last year. On the court, the men’s tennis team ranked sixth in the nation last year while an Emory duo won the Doubles National Championship, while the women’s team finished second in the nation. Last semester, the volleyball team reached the Final Four, and the women’s soccer team finished 12th in the nation. Over the past two weeks, the golf and baseball teams have both won University Athletic Association (UAA) championships. On the track, three Emory women earned all-American honors in NCAA Division III Track and Field championships last week. Then, of course, there are the six NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners and 12 academic all-Americans that Emory athletics produced in 2012-13, with many more sure to come at the end of this year. Perhaps the best measure of the accomplishments of the Emory athletics program is the Directors Cup, which ranks athletic programs based on their accomplishments across the board. Last year, Emory came in second in Division III; we came in sixth the year before that, seventh the preceding year. No matter which way you look at it, Emory has exceptional athletic teams. We would like to offer our praise to the Emory Athletics Department for creating an environment of hard work and success, to the coaches of all the different teams, for the boundless energy and vast experience and wisdom that they bring to Emory’s sports teams and, most importantly, to the remarkable student athletes who have achieved so much. We urge the Emory community, many of whom may not be aware of Emory Athletics’ accomplishments, to offer its support to this fantastic program. The above staff editorials represent the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Film and Media Studies Professors Respond to Staff Editorial To the Editors, The Department of Film and Media Studies read with great interest the editorial “What is New Media Studies; What We Want in Lieu of Dept. Changes” published on March 4 in The Emory Wheel. Your piece allows us to talk about the exciting things that are happening in the Media Studies program on campus. For where you see the elements of Media Studies on campus shrinking or falling behind, they are in fact expanding. We share your concern with future course offerings in photography and journalism. You will be pleased to know that beginning in fall 2014, photography courses will henceforth be taught in Film and Media Studies. The future of journalism courses is at this point uncertain. But beginning in fall 2014, some journalism courses will be taught in our department and others (including AfricanAmerican Studies, Creative Writing and IDS.) You state your desire to see an expanded Media Studies program. We are this month awaiting approval of a new Media Studies major that would launch in fall 2014. This will build upon and expand the interdisciplinary model of the Media Studies minor (14 departments and programs contributing 54 courses; as many as 19 based in Film and Media Studies.) Our department has seen three new hires in the last three years; two of these hires, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Dan Reynolds and Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Tanine Allison, are specialists in new media and regularly teach courses on this subject. We have added four new courses to our offerings, effective fall 2014: among these is FILM 208: Digital Media and Culture, which, to your specific point, includes a focus
on social media and their impact on culture. Other new courses include FILM 380 Video Games; FILM 390 Children and the Media; and FILM 408: Media, Time and Space. These will be taught on a regular basis. We also offer FILM 382 Contemporary Film and Media Theory and FILM 389 Special Topics in Media (being taught this semester as a class on “Television Analysis.”) You write that the program “should take advantage of the myriad of resources available to students at Emory and in Atlanta.” It does. Via our courses for the Concentration in Film and Media Management (in partnership with the Goizueta Business School), we regularly host executives and key production personnel from local media groups including the various Turner channels and CNN, as well as their Los Angeles based counterparts. As for immersion experiences, these companies have annual internships for which we encourage our students to apply. We also arrange media industry internships for a selected number of our majors in other cities, including Los Angeles. Moreover, we and the Office of Summer Programs have just announced “Emory at Pinewood Studios” beginning this summer, a unique partnership with the American branch of the storied studio that has produced the “James Bond” films, the later “Harry Potter” Films and many, many others. This will consist of three weeks of intensive coursework followed by three weeks of immersive internships at this state of the art facility. Over the past four years, we have hosted on campus visits from key filmmakers and producers, including the Oscar-winning veteran Walter Mirisch (“West Side Story”), Oscarwinning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (“Precious”) and renowned film director
Deepa Mehta (“Water” and “Midnight’s Children.”) In late February, multiple TonyAward winning and Oscar-nominated actor Viola Davis (“Doubt,” “The Help”) spoke with students about her craft and career for 90 minutes. Later this month, American director David Gordon Green (“George Washington,” “Pineapple Express”) will do likewise. We — along with the Integrated Visual Arts Co-Major to be administrated by the Center for Creativity and the Arts — are in the process of planning a remodeling of the Visual Arts building to create a professional level studio facility, including an insert stage, editing suites, a sound recording booth and other major facilities needed for film, video and web-based production instruction. We are also in conversation with the Cox Computing Center and Emory Libraries about ways to coordinate new media instruction. We hope that Emory undergraduates, including members of the outgoing Wheel editorial board, will take a closer look at what our dynamic, growing department and programs have to offer. We are already working on many of the things you “want in lieu of department changes.” We are happy to discuss them with interested students. Sincerely, Professor and Chair of Film and Media Studies Matthew H. Bernstein, Director of Media Studies and Instructor Amy Aidman, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Tanine Allison, Lecturer of Film and Media Studies Eddy von Mueller, Associate of Film and Media Studies Professor Karla Oeler, Lecturer of Film and Media Studies David Pratt, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Dan Reynolds and Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Michele Schreiber
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Friday, March 21, 2014
Beyond an Easy Understanding of Homelessness Popular Perceptions Prevent Meaningful Engagement REBECCA DU I wasn’t sure what to expect when I signed up for Volunteer Emory’s Homeless Immersion Alternative Spring Break trip. I knew I wanted to gain a better and more accurate understanding of homelessness, and I hoped to get beyond the stigmatization surrounding the issue. I also wanted to do what I could to help others and serve my community. I set out with nine other Emory students on this journey with only my backpack, a blanket, the clothes on my back and five dollars for food for the entire week.
We should not tacitly accept the injustice that exists mere miles from our campus... The trip was five days and four nights, two of which we spent outside and two of which we spent at the Central Presbyterian Church Outreach shelter. We walked 10 to 12 miles per day, traveling to several organizations where we not only volunteered but also immersed ourselves into the homeless community. We opened our eyes to see people experiencing homelessness, not for how they looked, but for who they were as human beings. I am ashamed to say that, before this experience, I was scared of people who were homeless. I had been trained by society to fear these people, avert my eyes as I passed them on the streets and ignore them, as if they were invisible. This perception towards people experiencing homelessness is ignorant, inaccurate and immoral. The first thing I learned during my homeless immersion experience was that they are not homeless people, they are people experiencing homelessness. The fact that they do not have a place to call home does not define who they are, it is simply a single piece of a much larger puzzle. People experiencing homelessness are not lazy or less capable than anyone else. They are not all suffering from drug addiction or mental illness, although both issues are prevalent. Homelessness is generally caused by an unexpected crisis (e.g. the loss of a job, an unexpected injury that
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leads to unaffordable medical bills) that could happen to anyone. We need to change the narrative that surrounds homelessness. No one is above homelessness, but the circumstances and privileges into which we are born determine the capacity with which we can deal with unexpected crises’ and avoid homelessness. Especially in Atlanta, the issue of homelessness deserves our attention and resources. Approximately 21 percent of the people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta are veterans:
men and women who put their lives on the line to defend the freedoms we hold so dearly in this country. As students at Emory, a prestigious private university that requires not only intelligence, but also economic resources, we should reevaluate our own priorities and future ambitions and take into account these people who have not had the same opportunities in life that we have had simply because of circumstances that were out of their control. We are extremely privileged. Most people
don’t have access to the quality of education that we do. It is our responsibility to take these opportunities and utilize them toward making the world a better place for everyone. I believe that we need to think about our actions, current and future, so we can benefit not ourselves but also society in general and align our future ambitions with societal improvement. Helping others doesn’t require selflessness or giving up any personal interests; it just involves being aware and taking into account how our actions affect not only ourselves,
but also others in our community. Focus on managing homelessness should be diverted to ending it through prevention methods and strategies. We should not tacitly accept the injustice that exists merely miles from our campus, but instead work together to create a community of equal opportunity. All people, no matter the circumstances into which they were born, deserve a fair chance to create a life of their own. Rebecca Du is a College junior from Dallas, Tx.
Boar’s Head Line Chipotle’s Brilliant Business Model Lags Under Pressure How a Sleek Strategy Changed An Industry Cox Staple Proves Inefficient
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MATT O’BRIEN I’ve come to appreciate many aspects of Emory University in my senior year. From the top 20 academics, to the wonderful athletics programs, to the unique sense of pride and community, it is evident that Emory is a world-class university. There is, however, one aspect that I cannot tolerate. And after four years here, I’m thrilled that this is my biggest complaint about Emory. The Boar’s Head line at Cox Hall is an enormous disappointment. Cox Hall is meant to serve members of the Emory Healthcare and Emory University Community with fast, high-quality food. In specific, Boar’s Head states that their “mission is to continue to be recognized as the leading provider of exceptional customer service and superior quality delicatessen products.” However, as it currently stands, the Boar’s Head line fails in regards to the first guarantee. In case you haven’t been, the sandwich line is a colossal joke. Come immediately after a class, and you’ll be stuck there for upwards of 20 minutes. When it is busy, the workers claim that it is “busier than normal.” The line is pretty much the same length every day. When it isn’t busy, there is only one worker manning the station, leading to an even longer wait. Have two classes back to back? There is literally no chance of getting a sandwich unless a professor lets you out early. I’m no operations and management expert, but the Boar’s Head line seems to be screaming as a subject of inefficiencies. Meats (i.e. tuna salad and chicken salad) aren’t available in both lines, nor is hummus. There is one set of condiments to serve both lines. Workers are pulled away from making sandwiches in order to tend to the toasting process. The packages with chips are rarely filled beforehand, and scooping in chips takes up valuable time. Specialty meats are kept in a refrigerator far away from the sandwich preparation line, which requires a lengthy trip every time a
patron wants Tuscan turkey or salami on their sandwich. Sandwiches are a staple lunch item and are fairly popular amongst all clientele. However, as students, we are unable to appreciate this food due to the gross inefficiencies of the line. My hopes were high after this summer’s renovations to Cox Hall. Sure, new additions reflect the local culinary environment, and neighborhood attractions such as D.B.A. Barbecue and Twisted Taco are now much more accessible to the Emory community. With the improvements to Cox Hall, there were many hopes that all stations would be more efficient, and their wait time would be cut dramatically. However, the only upgrade to the sandwich line was the addition of neon lights that do little except improve the aesthetics. Yes, Dave Furhman, the new head of Emory Dining, has taken on some pretty awesome initiatives. There is now a Highland Bakery at the Business School, and Peet’s Coffee will soon replace a dilapidated Jazzmans Café in the library. These improvements are meaningful and embody Emory’s commitment to local, sustainable and delicious sources of food. I respect The Food Advisory Committee at Emory (FACE), which provides an important mechanism for students to voice their concerns. But despite all this, Boar’s Head hasn’t changed much. I recognize that Emory is trying to make a difference. Furhman certainly takes a refreshing approach to dining, and the improvements are definitely being appreciated by a wide variety of Emory students. I do, however, feel like there is still MUCH room for improvement. To quote an internet celebrity, “ain’t nobody got time” to sit in the Cox Hall sandwich line. It means a lot that Emory students don’t have time to wait in line for 20 minutes for a sandwich. Time is a commodity, and here at Emory it would be much better spent completing other activities. Matt O’Brien is a Goizueta Business School senior from Naperville, Ill.
If I were to ask you for a lunch spot at Emory, what would you suggest? I might get a few recommendations for Falafel King, and if it’s Monday or Thursday the pasta at Rollins is a severely underrated option, but odds are I’d get an overwhelming chorus of “Chipotle.” There’s a reason for it – Chipotle has flipped the entire fast-casual dining industry on its head with a product that appeals to a wide clientele, remarkable branding and an efficient business model. It offers burritos and burrito bowls made with unprocessed ingredients for approximately seven dollars, which is a winning formula in and of itself. But that misses the underlying reason for Chipotle’s popularity. Chipotle has positioned itself through its reliability and convenience to be the Starbucks of dining – you can’t ever go wrong recommending it. When the founder of Chipotle Steve Ells opened the first franchise in the early ‘90s, he calculated that he’d need to sell 107 burritos per day to be profitable. By the end of the first month, he was selling over 1,000 burritos daily. Clearly, the company serves food that is well-received by the general population, but why am I writing this piece on Chipotle and not Moe’s, Panera or Waffle House? Chipotle doesn’t beat those aforementioned restaurants in terms of price, and rarely ever engages in the incessant promotions that its direct competitors often utilize. What Chipotle does do is win in terms of convenience, perceived quality and profit margins. Let’s start with convenience: how easy is it for you to find a Chipotle? The number of Chipotle locations is nearly triple that of Moe’s and Qdoba, making it an easy choice for many in the city who have no other options for a burrito. Just like Starbucks Chairman and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz set out to place a Starbucks on every corner of New York City, Ells figured out that the competition couldn’t really make inroads into the company’s profit if they couldn’t even welcome in the same number of customers. Simply building the most number of locations doesn’t explain the high customer retention rates Chipotle enjoys in the majority of its franchises. Like any successful company, Chipotle knows what it’s good at, and it does it very well. Chipotle offers far less options in comparison to its competitors - its newly announced addition of tofu to all locations is the first permanent menu item addition since 2005 – but the company offsets it by making their ingredients healthy and consistent. Each consumer values individual aspects of their dining experience differently, but there is one thing that every consumer can
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agree on – the attractiveness of reliability. Chipotle doesn’t offer breakfast, dessert or special promotions either in regards to the menu and as a result doesn’t diminish their product in the eyes of the consumer. If one were to ask you what your impression of Red Lobster was, you would probably base your willingness to return on the customer service provided and the quality of your order, which would probably differ from the group sitting next to you, and so on. Chipotle takes out that variability. With employees considered the best in the industry and a limited menu, your experience will most likely mirror that of the person behind you in line. So, what’s the point? You probably already eat at Chipotle so I don’t need to tell you it’s a great place, and I’m not getting paid to advertise them, though if Emory Village’s Chipotle is reading this, I would greatly appreciate a free burrito. What’s gone relatively unnoticed in terms of Chipotle’s rise is how it has forced other restaurants to adjust in order to survive. Chipotle is winning in a key demographic – the group that doesn’t want to shell out $15 for lunch but doesn’t feel comfortable eating off the Dollar Menu at McDonald’s – the fastcasual crowd. As a result, restaurants such as Olive Garden, Applebee’s and other sit-down estab-
lishments are taking a hit. Darden Restaurants is looking to sell or spin off Red Lobster, and Olive Garden has had to change its logo and menu in hopes of re-branding itself as a fine Italian restaurant. Even restaurants that are still successful have had to take notice of Chipotle’s strategy – its former parent McDonald’s, and even Taco Bell, has ramped up their dollar menu prices and breakfast menu respectively in hopes of generating more revenue. Beyond the usual suspects, however, is this revelation – restaurants have had to adapt their model in order to appeal to their usual base of customers because of Chipotle and Chipotle-inspired business models. Chipotle has earned high profit margins and consistently beats Wall Street’s projections for the company due to a simple menu and great customer service that draws customers in again and again. Customers’ expectations have risen – if the options presented are inferior, restaurants like Chipotle are failsafe and will continue to be so. The title of this piece isn’t meant to suggest that we eat Chipotle all the time, although some people certainly try. Instead, I want to recognize that the way we view fast-casual dining has been altered permanently because of it. Calvin Li is a Goizueta Business School junior from Duluth, Ga.
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Friday, March 21, 2014
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Student Life Friday, March 21, 2014 | Student Life Editor: Jenna Kingsley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AAPISA Launches #NotYourAsianSidekick
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College freshman Cathy Tang holds a sign from the Asian American Pacific Islander Student Activist’s (AAPISA) #NotYourAsianSidekick campaign. The campaign is working towards promoting fair treatment of Asian Americans on campus. By Loli Lucaciu Asst. Student Life Editor The Asian American Pacific Islander Student Activists (AAPISA), a group of 30 dedicated Emory students, decided in January 2014 to bring their efforts together in order to promote fair treatment of Asian Americans on campus. The activist group, led by College freshman Cathy Tang, focuses on raising awareness about the micro-
aggressions that happen so often against Asian Americans all over campus. “The Asian American identity is very unique because you take two different cultures, two different identities, and try to reconcile them,” Tang said. The term Asian American places together a wide variety of different nationalities; however, the group does not try to blur national lines, but rather tries to promote a sense of soli-
darity and of acceptance of cultural differences. “We felt that the Asian American identity was not really talked about on campus, and it was not really understood or addressed,” Tang said. In order to give a voice to Asian Americans on campus, AAPISA launched the #NotYourAsianSidekick movement, an ongoing campaign that allows Asian Americans to fill out signs on which they express their thoughts about their identity and the
way it is perceived by others. Pictures of the signs and their creators have reached a new level of exposure in the two weeks since the movement has been launched. In a short time, the #NotYourAsianSidekick idea brought more than 140 likes to its Facebook page, more than 1000 views for individual pictures as well as retweets and shares on both the social media outlets, this way reaching out to Asian Americans globally. The idea came from Suey
Park, an Asian American feminist advocate who first launched the #NotYourAsianSidekick in the context of her Twitter page. Park was interested in promoting better treatment for Asian American women. AAPISA contacted Park and consequently decided to bring the movement to Emory in a more accessible and open format by targeting all Asian Americans on campus, and not only Asian American women. “We have given the Asian
Americans on campus an opening to write about their experiences, and that has been cathartic, emotional and, I would also say, powerful,” Tang said. “Those two minutes in which they write the signs open up a space for them in which they feel they have the power to fight back, to resist the micro-aggression that is being pushed on them.” What is next for AAPISA? On
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COFFEE HOUSE REVIEW
Who Goes to Coffee Shops for the Coffee, Anyways? Jenna Kingsley/Student Life Editor
Remember this image? Your empty OPUS cart 10 minutes before class registration? Remember your panic, as well? Follow Casey Horowitz’s OPUS Manifesto and eliminate your sign-up stress.
The OPUS Manifesto By Casey Horowitz Contributing Writer On Tuesday, March 19, the Fall 2014 Course Atlas was released on Emory University’s website, officially beginning the transition from the Spring 2014 semester. While some students carefully choose how to structure their academic schedule for the approaching term many days to weeks in advance, the majority of the student population relishes the opportunity to regress into an irritable, hermetic state as they begin their hunt for courses minutes before their registration time. I am the latter Emory student who savors this opportunity
to procrastinate. I willfully embrace the fretful panic of finding courses to take, followed by the identity crisis when I question the validity of my major(s), followed by the temper tantrum when I notice that three out of the four courses that I need to fulfill at this particular point in my undergraduate career are at capacity. All of these crises’ occur within a 15-minute time frame prior to my registration appointment. Nevertheless, after a slew of profanities, a boxer’s fracture and a sacrificed dorm room chair, my registration is complete and I have forged a new path in academia. However, I cannot accommodate
this lifestyle any longer. I recognize that my previous course registration methods are detrimental to my physical and mental well being, and from this next registration onwards, I intend to live my life in accordance with The OPUS Manifesto: i. Pre-registration 1. I will peruse the Fall 2014 Course Atlas more than one day prior to my registration time so that I will have allocated enough time to create a mock schedule that accounts for my major and general education require-
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By Hannah Fininie Staff Writer Ah, the illustrious coffee shop: home of the hipster, the coffee connoisseur, the desperate techy in need of free WiFi while visiting his grandmother in Florida, and, of course, the quintessential college student looking for a comfortable atmosphere to study, catch up with a friend, or get juiced (with the steroid commonly known as caffeine). As Emory students, we’re lucky that Atlanta is home to its fair share of high-quality, independent coffee shops. Indeed, if I had to try to quantify the number of coffee shops, I’d probably say we fall into the “venti” category. What follows represents just a sampling of the many coffee shops Atlanta has to offer – one coffee bean from a Maxwell’s jar of coffee beans, you might say. However, one quick caveat: I don’t actually drink coffee, so while the comments and reviews of the atmospheres and non-coffee items meet nothing but the highest level of journalistic integrity and objectivity, my descriptions of the coffee rely completely on hearsay. Dancing Goats: I know what you’re thinking: “Ewe!” Oh, that wasn’t what you were thinking? My bad. Pun potential included, Dancing Goats really does have it all. From the plentiful free parking to the above-par Internet speed and reliability, it’s hard to go wrong at Dancing Goats. I’ve heard the coffee is some of the best around, and there’s also a wide variety of seating options, so if you’re in the mood for a tall (what’s that, another subtle Starbucks reference?!) bar stool, need a table or just want a comfy chair, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Dancing Goats. Located in downtown Decatur, it’s worth taking the short drive or hopping on the CCTMA shuttle Monday through Friday to find out for yourself!
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HOROSCOPES WHICH IPHONE APP BEST DESCRIBES YOU? LET THE STARS DECIDE YOUR FATE– AND HOW YOU WILL WASTE YOUR TIME– THIS WEEK. Aries (3/21-4/19)
Mercury is entering your spiritual house this week, Aries. The app that will be best for you is Maps because you will have a strong desire to travel and explore.
You will be playing the role of party planner this week, Taurus! Facebook will connect you to all the people you need to be a social butterfly.
Your house of ambition and leadership is shining this week as Mercury enters Pisces. Your sudden bursts of energy and sense of adventure have you feeling like a real life Flappy Bird.
The waning moon has you feeling more emotional and sentimental than usual. WhatsApp is the perfect app to have you feeling connected to your family and friends, near and far.
Mercury is entering Pisces and firing up your house of attraction. The people you meet this week may end up being important to you for a long time. Use Tinder to maximize your chances of meeting someone new.
You are searching for clarity this week, Virgo. Your head is cloudy with deadlines and responsibilities, so use the Weather app to find some sunshine.
Your house of efficiency will be central this week, Libra. Spend some extra time using the Mail app so you can get as much done as possible while you have the energy!
This will be a week of glamour and fame, Scorpio. You will be able to see the beauty in the world, so make sure to share it with all your friends on Instagram!
It will be a week of solitude and cozy time at home for you, Sagittarius. Enjoy the reprieve and treat yourself to a Netflix binge. Busy times are around the corner, so take a break while you can.
Your social house is activated, so this is a great week for you to get well connected. Time to share your thoughts on Twitter in 140 characters or less, using your classic #witty #humor.
You will be feeling especially clever and playful this week. Spend some time with Candy Crush and you may find you are cruising through even the most challenging levels.
Mercury is entering Pisces for the next few weeks, and it has you feeling expressive and communicative. Now is a perfect time to share your personal story with Snapchat! This week’s stars interpreted by Celia Greenlaw
THE EMORY WHEEL
Friday, March 21, 2014
Perform an OPUS ‘Interception’ Next Month Continued from Page 9 ments that I need to fulfill. 2. I will abandon my major and career path if any of my major requirements are only offered at 8:30 a.m. on any given day of the week. 3. I will consult my academic advisor if the courses I have selected will earn me enough credit to successfully enable me to take only two classes during the second semester of my senior year. 4. If I have enough course credit, I will enroll in one course that generally interests me and has no relevance to my major in order to satisfy my insatiable hunger for the liberal arts. 5. I will create three separate backup course schedules as well as identify two alternative majors if enrollment does not pan out as I had intended. ii. Post-registration 6. In the event that I do not receive all of my top course choices for enrollment, I will channel my determination to enroll in these courses into Add / Drop / Swap: the bane of every Emory student’s registration experience. 7. If I am required to Add / Drop / Swap, I will successfully perform an Interception. This entails aggressively prowling any Emory class’ Facebook group to see when two individuals coordinate to drop and swap their respective courses at a specific time and inconspicuously intercepting my desired course during the exchange. 8. At the conclusion of registration, I will upload photos of my schedule to the various social media I partake in in order to validate the time and effort that I put into constructing a pristine schedule. In fulfilling the items listed above, I will cautiously embrace my enrollment time and experience the emotional highs and lows of course registration to the fullest potential. This is how I have decided to live my Emory experience. How will you live yours?
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Which Coffee House Is Best? Not Jazzman’s
Inman Perk: If you’re looking for an option a bit more removed from Emory that offers an expansive and delicious selection of drinks, a cozy and productive atmosphere and solid Internet access, Inman Perk is the way to go. Located in, you guessed it, the Inman Park area of Atlanta, Inman Perk is definitely a bit farther than any of the other shops listed. But, it makes up for the distance by going the extra mile with ample complimentary parking and plenty of seating. What truly separates Inman Perk from the rest is its tables: long, Harry Potter-esque-but-not-really tables mean that you avoid the alltoo-common coffee shop problem of all the two-person tables being occupied by one person. Since the days of sitting down next to a stranger and striking up a conversation are long gone, the long tables allow for more seating. Plus, outlets abound at Inman Perk, and did I mention there’s currently a ScoutMob deal for a free drink, no strings attached? Jazzman’s: Just kidding. You didn’t actually think I was going to review Jazzman’s, did you? Move out the way, Jazzman’s, there’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Peet’s, Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Next time’s refill will include reviews of Octane, Java Monkey, Kavarna, and Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party (yes, that’s the real name; no, that’s not a reference to the Tea Party).
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Students Focus On Micro-Aggression Against Asian American Students Continued from Page 9 April 18, the group will have its own table at the Annual Culture Fest that will feature yet another hashtag: #BlackPowerLiberAsian, a movement also started by Park which aims to also engage the Black community. Moreover, Tang looks forward to expanding the activities of the group to include a possible weekend
event with invited speakers. She is also interested in building connections with other minority groups on campus. “My goal is to build a platform where Asian Americans can have a voice, where they can talk about issues of racism as they have experienced them,” Tang said.
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Campus MovieFest Winners Best Picture Best Comedy Best Drama Best Actress Best Actor Best Cinematography Best Story Best Director
Continued from Page 9 Chocolaté: That’s pronounced choco-latte. I know, cheesy. And confusing, because it’s spelled just like chocolate if you’re lazy and leave out the accent over the “e,” as I always do. Despite the naming problems, Chocolaté offers a decent option if you’re looking for convenience. Located in one of the shopping centers at the intersection of North Decatur Rd. and Clairmont, Chocolaté provides an acceptable ambiance coupled with fairly standard drink options. There’s a small room in the back that’s great for group meetings or projects, if you’re lucky enough to reserve it in advance or find it empty. Pro-tip, for all you internet fiends out there: to hop on the complimentary WiFi, just ask one of the employees for the password. In general, while Chocolaté lacks the aesthetic appeal and deliciousness that Dancing Goats offers, its convenient location and decidedly pleasant atmosphere make it a viable option for the college student in need of that extra shot of espresso.
AAPISA’s goal is to make a platform available for Asian American students to discuss their experiences.
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Jennifer Lawrence: She’s Just Like Me! these kids ever get tired?’ When I’m out, I think about my couch. Like, ‘It would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there’s an episode of “Dance Moms” on. Am I missing a new episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”?’ I’m just stressed by the idea of missing them.” 5. “That’s how I can go about life free as an idiot: because I have no idea what I’m doing.” — On why she’s carefree 6. “Reality TV is my silver lining. At the end of the day there’s probably nothing that makes me feel better than junk food and reality TV.” 7. “My teen crush [was] Justin Timberlake. Nineties Justin Timberlake though, like NSYNC Justin Timberlake. I remember when I bought the NSYNC CD, and I was listening to it, and I was flipping through. Remember how CDs had the pull-out picture things? And I was getting so overwhelmed with hormones that I almost threw up.” — On her teenage obsession 8. “If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet,’ I’m like, ‘You can go f--k yourself.’” 9. “He was at a party, and I turned into a perverted guy. I was like following him into rooms and staring at his a-- ... He asked me if I was on mushrooms and I said, ‘No. I’m dead sober. This is just me.’” — On meeting John Stamos and stalking him at a party 10. “Well at least I had on underwear.” — On her Golden Globes wardrobe malfunction Jennifer Lawrence gives me hope. Hope that one day I might actually make it in the ‘real world.’ If this mega-successful star can manage an ultra successful career, procrastination, an adoration of food and television and a motto of ‘Fake it ‘till you make it,’ maybe I can too.
By Sydney Jean Gottfried Staff Writer Sometimes I think about the ‘real world’ after college, and I’m sure that other people are better prepared for it than me. I worry that employers won’t see the value in my talents of napping and decorating. Or that my passion for snacks may get me fired for leaving the office one too many times. I wonder if it would even be possible for me to make it through five consecutive days without yoga pants. And what about my fancy for rainbow nail designs? I’m pretty sure those are frowned upon after ... well ... the age of 16. When I look out at the ‘real world,’ I’m afraid I just won’t fit in. At the exact moment that I’m about to give up on my future and succumb to a lifetime of unemployment, I spy a very last beacon of hope. She’s a 23-year-old Academy Award winning multi-millionaire, but underneath it all, she’s just like me. When I first encountered Jennifer Lawrence, her Oscar, emerging styleicon status and starring role in one of the highest grossing film series of the past few years, it lead me to believe, “Wow, this girl really has her stuff together.” But within a few quotes, I uncovered Jennifer’s more “me-like” self: 1. “I’m going to read the book again. I’d like to refresh. Or I’ve just never read it. I’m going to get the audio tapes.” — On getting ready for the next “Hunger Games” film 2. “I sent her a text message that was like six inches long.” — On texting Taylor Swift 3. “If I don’t have anything to do all day, I might not even put pants on.” — On what she does in her free time 4. “After it’s 11, I’m like, ‘Don’t
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THE EMORY WHEEL
WOMEN’S SWIMMING WOMEN’S MEN’S TRACK TRACK AND BASEBALL MEN’S TENNIS AND FIELD AND DIVING TENNIS FIELD
NCAA D-III Championships NCAA D-III Indianapolis, Ind. Emory Invitational WoodPEC
Emory Invitational WoodPEC
Emory Invitational WoodPEC
Emory Invitational WoodPEC
at Barry University 3 p.m. Miami Shores, Fla.
at Nova Southeastern 10 a.m. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
vs. Sewanee University 2 p.m. WoodPEC vs. DePauw vs. DePauw University University 2 p.m. 12 & 3 p.m. Chappell Park Chappell Park
Friday, March 21, 2014
Strong Pitching Propels Eagles to Share of Title Continued from the Back Page Connor Dillman against Brandeis University (Mass.) in the 2012 UAA Championships. Lake went one-for-four, including a two-RBI single as part of a six-run sixth inning. With that, he extended his hitting streak to 20 games. Senior shortstop Kahn drove in a pair of runs with a two-for-three performance, including a triple. Junior Wes Peacock and Maldari each had a pair of hits as well. Bokor had two RBIs in the game. Once again, it was a team effort that drove the Eagles to their sweet victory. At the third game of the UAA’s, Emory defeated Brandeis 10-6, keeping the team in second place in the conference standings. Welch led the first score of the game in the top of the second inning when he drove in a run with a basesloaded sacrifice fly. Seniors Ryan Toscano and Bokor extended Emory’s lead to 3-0 in the third inning. Freshman Kyle Monk pitched a pair of scoreless innings, and Iturrey sealed the deal with a run in the top of fourth on an RBI double. “I think we are starting to get some momentum, and I think we can go on a long win streak from here.
Pitching carried us at UAAs and a lot of guys stepped up on that end. We have a lot of potential to do big things if a couple bounces go our way, and we put some more complete games together,” said Hannon. In the top of the sixth, Emory added four more runs, including one on an RBI single from Lake, whose hitting streak is the fourth-longest in the program’s history. Iturrey added a run in the top of the seventh and Kahn pushed the
“We were able to grind out some tough games and come out on top.” — Josh Bokor, Senior
lead to 10-4 with a groundout in the top of the eighth. Bitanga closed the game out using just four pitches to get through the ninth inning. The Eagles fought hard but still fell 9-6 to Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) on Saturday afternoon. Lake, Maldari, Welch, Kahn,
Dillman, Bitanga and freshman Jackson Weeg were among the contributing scorers for the game, keeping Emory close to Case Western regardless of the end result. Emory’s spirits were back up on Sunday, when the team closed-out the 2014 UAAs with a 4-1 win over Brandeis University. The victory put the Eagles at 6-2 at the tournaments, tying them for first place with Case Western Reserve University. Freshman starting pitcher Hans Hansen held the Brandeis Judges scoreless through the first three innings of the game. Hansen earned the win, pitching into the ninth inning for the first time in his career. When the Judges began to fight back, Emory held its own, starting with Maldari, who walked, stole second and scored on a throwing error. At that point, Hansen did not allow another run in the game. Peacock hit an RBI double and scored his own run, putting Emory ahead for good. In the seventh, sophomore Chris Slivka drove in an insurance run. The Eagles will be back out on the diamond on Saturday, March 22 at 2:00pm when they open a threegame series at Chappell Park against DePauw University (Ind.) — Contact Nicola Braginsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Squad Upsets Top-Seeded Wisconsin-Stevens Point En Route to Elite Eight Continued from the Back Page the No. 1 ranked 28-1 University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point. Zimmerman thought that the squad was prepared for the challenge, saying, “They are very talented team, but I didn’t think we’d be overwhelmed by them as a team because we played so many tough squads on the road.” In what may have been the most exciting game in program history, Davis and the Eagles defeated the Pointers in overtime 76-73. It was a huge upset for the Eagles, after which they advanced to the Elite Eight. In the first half, the Eagles went up seven early on, but led by AllAmerican senior Tyler Tillema, the Pointers got back into the game, and the two teams were tied at the half. “He took all of our momentum away,” Zimmerman said. Down eight with more than half of the second period, the Eagles refused to give in, battling back and going on an 8-0 run to knot the game up at 55.
Later on, the Pointers made a big three with less than a minute remaining to go up 64-61. Zimmerman called a timeout and set up a play for University Athletic Association leading scorer, Davis. Davis hit a contested three to tie up the game with 21 seconds remaining, which effectively sent the game into overtime, after UW — Stevens Point missed a potential game-winning shot. Davis was not done for the night. In overtime, the two teams were tied at 73-73 with 29 seconds left in the game. In a play that had three or four options according to Zimmerman, junior Michael Florin fed Davis who was coming off a screen from junior Alex Foster. Davis drilled the game-winning three, upsetting the No. 1 team in the country and sending the Eagles into a celebration. “It was a special game because our guys hung in,” Zimmerman said. “We could’ve folded down eight, five minutes to go, but we didn’t. I don’t
know whether that was our best basketball, but it was our toughest.” One of the best parts of the upset was that it came on the road in a hostile environment. “There are 3000 people against you and only 30 for you,” Zimmerman added. “To win a game like that, to hear that silence, there’s no better sound than silence in a place like that. To hear the silence in the gym and then the jubilation in the locker room was a special moment for Emory basketball.” Davis finished with a team-high 26 points for the game, while Foster scored 20 points and junior Josh Schattie added 12 points. After celebrating the big upset for about an hour, the Eagles prepared for their next opponent, the No. 3 ranked 26-4 University of Wisconsin — Whitewater Warhawks. Playing less than 24 hours after the hard-fought win, the Eagles played tough, especially in the first half. Nonetheless, they were unable to keep up with the hot shooting Warhawks, dropping the Elite Eight
game 74-51. Each team struggled to score in the first half, but Emory went into the half on a 10-2 run, giving the Eagles a 26-25 halftime lead. The second half was a different story, as the Warhawks quickly found their stroke while the Eagles were unable to find theirs. UW — Whitewater shot 72 percent from the floor in the second half, scoring 49 points while the Eagles only scored 25. Davis was the only Eagle in double figures, scoring 14 points in the losing effort, which was the final game of his illustrious Emory career. The game also marked the final game of two other Emory seniors, Moore, the team’s second-leading scorer this season, and Stephen Simmons. Davis concluded his Emory career second in all-time scoring with 1,870 points, only trailing the leader by five points. Davis is also the winningest player in Emory history, going 78-27 over his four-year career.
While the loss ended the season earlier than the team would’ve liked, Zimmerman is very proud of the Eagles’ season. “We didn’t win the championship, but we got to two title games — the Sweet 16 is a title game and the Elite 8 is a title game,” he said. “We made it further than any team in Emory history has ever gone.” Moore attributed the team’s success to their attitude. “I think our teamwork and the relaxed atmosphere on the team allowed us to accomplish our goals,” he said. “In the face of adversity, we did not cower but instead came up with big plays throughout the year.” In his final evaluation of the season, Zimmerman praised how the program has continued to progress every year. “We’ve been talking about raising the bar, continuing on the ladder of evolution, and every year our group has done it. That’s something really special.” — Contact Ethan Morris at email@example.com
Team Loses Undefeated Season, Wins UAA Continued from the Back Page Emory exploded with seven runs to make the score 14-6. Highlights included sophomore Cortney Sugihara’s home run that drove in three runs. On the third day of UAA tournament play, the Eagles split their double-header games against Case Western and Wash. U. Emory controlled the first half of the game against Case, gaining a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth. The Spartans did not remain complacent as they chipped away at the deficit with two run-producing homers. Case was able to finalize the comeback during the sixth inning when they took a 5-4 lead over Emory. The Eagles were later able to avenge their loss against Wash. U as
they faced the Bears a second time during the tournament, this time winning 3-1. The close match-up remained scoreless during the first five innings. Sophomore Hannah Sendel broke the silence with a home run that tallied three runs for the Eagles. Wash. U attempted to answer, but their single run was not enough. On Friday, March 14, Emory was able to shut down Rochester again in a decisive 10-5 win in their only game of the day. During the final hours of tournament play, Emory suffered a tough loss against Brandeis in the afternoon but was able to bounce back with a win over Case to solidify the shared UAA tournament title. During their second game against Brandeis, the Eagles started with a two run lead. But the Judges responded with a thirst for retribution as
they scored 10 consecutive runs after the fourth inning. Emory hammered back in the following inning, starting with sophomore Alyssa Pollard’s double, for a total of five runs to reclaim an 11-10 advantage. But the relentless Judges snuck in a pair of runs late in the game to clinch a 12-11 win over Emory. Luckily, Emory still had a chance at the hardware. During their final game of tournament play, the Eagles were able to rally back and forth against Case to eventually claim not only a win over the Spartans but also a shared UAA tournament title. Although the Eagles were able to bring home a title, it was a bittersweet victory as the Eagles were unable to unequivocally claim first place. “We are trying to take each game one at a time and improve every day so that we are at our best for regionals,” Scharff said.
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Senior Johnathan Chen reads the green. Chen and the Eagles won the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship over spring break.
Chen, Berens Lead the Way at Jekyll Island Invitational Continued from the Back Page
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Junior middle infielder Moira Sullivan makes a throw to first. The Eagles’ program record-breaking 19-game win streak came to an end in the first round of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship
Eagles’ scores. “I think we all learned a lot about With the UAA win under their belt, what we need to work on in order to the team looks to their home tournaperform at the level that we need to ment as they host the Emory Spring be at, and over the next couple weeks Invitational held on April 7-8. In the we should be able to next couple weeks, get ourselves ready Sjoberg says the to make a run at “I think the win gives us a team will be focuswinning our home little more confidence and ing on their game tournament.” within 100 yards, vision going forward.” At the Jekyll working on their — Colby Hipp, short irons, chipping Island Invitational, Freshman and putting. the team tied for 20th place of 30 “We’re putting teams after the in the work and conclusion of three excited about playrounds at the 6,700 yard, par-72 Pine ing at home,” said Chen. “The Emory Lakes course. Invitational is always a good tournaChen led the team with 222 (70- ment, but with three seniors on the 76-76), good for a 22nd place tie of team it is especially important to us 150 players. Berens shot 233 (78-74- to take home another win and prove 81), closely followed by Wunderlich we’re a top team.” at 235 (79-75-81.) Roth (80-81-75–236) and Hipp — Contact Seanette Ting at (74-80-83—237) rounded out the firstname.lastname@example.org
We started from the top and now we’re here. The sports section, well-known to be the most important, most widely read and most well-written section of the Wheel, has recently suffered an egregious insult. Your vigilante On Fire correspondent is hereby throwing down the gauntlet: he (or she) will not rest until the powers-that-be have made amends and restored the sports section to its proper place of honor. This, your easily-insulted On Fire correspondent solemnly pledges — to the section, to the powers-that-be and to our loyal readers. The first thing your statusobsessed On Fire correspondent does when opening any issue of the Wheel is check the staff box in the bottom left-hand corner of the Editorials section in order to see where he (or she) and his (or her) fellow sports editors are listed. The question always is, how high are we ranked today? It goes without saying that the higher one’s name and title is placed in the staff box, the more important that person is to the Wheel. Since, as stated above, the sports section is well known to be the most important section at the Wheel, it seems logical that your On Fire correspondent’s name would be placed at the top. This has never been so. When your getting-old On Fire correspondent first began writing in this space over two years ago, sports was the thirdranked section at the Wheel, behind News and Editorials. This is obviously a flawed ranking. It goes without saying that News sucks. We at Sports have the utmost respect for Editorials (and would like to give a shout-out to Priyanka Krishnamurthy, our new editor-in-chief and a former Editorials editor), but it simply does not have the sex appeal of Sports. But at least we were ranked within sight of the top, ranked well-above Student Life, Arts & Entertainment, Copy, Features, Online, Photography and Social Media. Not so anymore. A few shouting matches between your peaceable On Fire correspondent with the former editor-in-chief and, next thing you know, Copy, Student Life, Arts & Entertainment and Features were moved in front of us. Not even to mention the fact that your On Fire correspondent’s name was recently misspelled in the staff box. Not to give too much away, but the second half of his (or her) last name was altered from the German word for ditch to a part of the male anatomy. So we at On Fire have taken it upon ourselves to fix this situation. We have come up with our own rankings for the different sections of the Wheel. They are based on hair. First, obviously, is the Sports team, consisting of Ryan Smith, Bennett Ostdiek and Zak Hudak. Anyone who has ever seen Zak Hudak’s incredible flow immediately gets weak knees and feels their heart start to beat faster. Not to mention his strong chin and absurdly deep voice. In the words of former Sports Queen Lane Billings, “Zak, congratulations on your hair, congratulations on your bone structure and your writing is as beautiful as your physical appearance.” Ryan and Bennett are no slouches either. Ryan has a nice flip in the front, which looks awesome coming out from under his Philadelphia Cricket Club hat, and though Bennett is balding, his hair-style is reassuringly professional. Second place is also not a contest. Editorials, which currently consists only of Rhett Henry, is, quite simply, killing it. The hair on his head is long and blonde, an attribute that your feminist On Fire correspondent likes in girls and respects in Editorials editors. But it is the hair on his chin, which stretches well down into his neck, that we truly admire and adore. Third place is a bit of a dark horse — Photography. Thomas Han’s thick black locks are always extremely well-coiffed and look like they belong in a Rogaine commercial. On the other hand, James Crissman’s blonde flow is always casually swept back in a way that suggests casual elegance. We are placing student life in fourth place. Though Jenna Kingsley was a real downer on the mood of the Sports room when she entered today, her new hair cut does look great. Finally, to state the obvious, News comes in last. We state this more out of principle than anything — as we have said before and will say again, news sucks. But when confronted, an anonymous source at News commented in their defense, “the lady at Super Cuts f**ked up.” And not to be blunt, but Dustin’s hair is problematic.
SPORTS THE EMORY WHEEL
Friday, March 21, 2014 Sports Editors: Bennett Ostdiek (email@example.com) and Ryan Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TRACK AND FIELD
Adjibaba, Korn, Monroe Make History By Shawn Farshchi Staff Writer On March 8, both the men and women’s track and field teams competed in the NCAA National Qualifiers at University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point. For the men, sophomores Maxwell Hoberman and Adam Rabushka, along with juniors Gui Silva and Zachary Rosenberg ran a 3:21.73 for the 4x400 relay, which placed eighth overall in the qualifiers. Their time was the best this season and the sixth best in school history. Unfortunately, their time was not enough to qualify for nationals, which puts an end to the men’s indoor track season. One surprising bright spot for the men’s team was senior sprinter Samuel Jean-Baptiste. He excelled in the 60-meter dash, finishing second overall in the University Athletic Association (UAA) qualifiers. After having a large senior class graduate last year, this year was a step in the right direction for the men’s team. After their outdoor season, which is starting soon, they will have a great deal of experience under their belt. At the NCAA qualifiers, the women’s team sent a few runners to nationals, setting a few records along the way. Junior Debora Adjibaba broke her own 200-meter dash school record, running a 25.30, which beats her previous record of 25.34. Also, she placed fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.69 seconds, which also qualified for nationals. Additionally, Adjibaba, along with teammates Stephanie Crane, Emily Caesar and Julie Williamson, set the school record for the distance medley race, becoming the first Emory group to finish in less than 12 minutes. Their performance finished second overall at the qualifier. Junior Electra Korn qualified in the 400-meter dash and senior Morgan Monroe qualified in the 60-meter hurdles. This past weekend, the women who qualified travelled to Lincoln, Neb. to compete at the University of
Nebraska — Lincoln. On the first day, Emory set four different individual school records and the distance medley. The distance medley relay team broke their record set the previous weekend by over seven seconds, finishing the relay in 11:51.85. Head Coach John Curtin was especially pleased by this performance, saying that “it was not only remarkable to see them [the distance medley team] perform their best on the biggest stage, but beating their record by over seven seconds is outstanding.” Adjibaba, in the 60-meter dash, finished in 7.61 seconds, beating her previous school record of 7.69 seconds and placing second overall in the preliminary race. In In the 200-meter dash, Adjibaba beat another school record she set the previous weekend at NCAA qualifiers, but fell six one-hundredths of a second short of advancing to day two in nationals. Korn set the school record for the 400-meter dash at 56.59 seconds, which qualified for the next day. Also, Monroe set a school record for the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 8.79 seconds. On the second day of competition, the Emory team placed 23rd out of 61 teams. Korn, Adjibaba and Monroe earned all-American honors with their top eight finishes. Korn set the school record for the 400-meter dash, beating her time from the previous day with a time of 56.44 seconds. Adjibaba finished fifth in the 60-meter dash and Monroe finished 8th in the 60-meter hurdles. Overall, the three all-American individuals are the second most for an Emory team in school history, putting a tremendous end to a historic season. Today and tomorrow, the Eagles will host their first outdoor meet of the year, the Emory Invitational, at the Wooodruff P.E. Center. The women’s team has won the UAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships every year since 2010. The men’s team has not won since 2009. — Contact Shawn Farshchi at email@example.com
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The Eagles celebrate their upset overtime-win over No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The team went on to lose to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Elite Eight.
A Cinderella Story Eagles’ Magical Tourney Run Ends in Elite Eight By Ethan Morris Staff Writer While students were away at home, the men’s basketball team was busy making history on the hardwood. After being on the bubble for the NCAA Division III tournament, the Eagles made a historic run through the tournament, winning two games, including an upset of the No. 1-ranked team. Emory advanced all the way to the Elite Eight, which is the furthest the program has gone in the tournament in school history. On Thursday, March 6, the Eagles found out that they had made it off of the bubble and into the NCAA tour-
nament for the second consecutive year. Emory even received a firstround bye, advancing immediately to the second round where they faced off with Centre College (Ky.) “We were ecstatic after finding out we got in, but we quickly refocused as we had work to do,” senior McPherson Moore said. Coach Jason Zimmerman said that the team was grateful for the opportunity to play in the tournament, knowing that there were other deserving teams that did not make it. “We knew we were good enough to make the tournament,” Zimmerman said. “Our strength of schedule really helped us, as we played the toughest strength of schedule in the country
going into last week.” With the first-round bye, the Eagles faced off with the No. 19 ranked 24-4 Centre College Colonels, who were tournament champions of the Southern Athletic Association. It was the first ever meeting between the two teams, and Emory rose to the challenge, playing what Zimmerman called “one of our best games of the year,” eventually defeating the Colonels 72-62, advancing to the Sweet 16. Emory won both halves, playing solid defense on one end and scoring enough without scoring leader Jake Davis, who sat out the game. A balanced offensive effort, featuring five players with double-digit
points led by Moore’s 16, was enough to put away the Colonels, who battled back throughout the game. Emory held Centre to 33.3 percent shooting for the game, while the Eagles shot 41.1 percent from the floor. Zimmerman praised the team’s focus throughout the game. “It was a close game, but we stretched it out around the four-minute mark and went up by double digits,” he said. “It’s just a testament to our guys and to how locked in they were that game.” With the victory, Emory advanced to the Sweet 16, which was one of the team’s goals. There, they faced a formidable foe on its home court,
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A Trio of UAA Championships Softball Rolls to 26-4 on Season
Baseball Earns 12th Conference Title
Freshman Hipp Leads Golf Team
By Zoe Elfenbein Staff Writer
By Nicola Braginsky Staff Writer
By Seanette Ting Staff Writer
The softball team headed to sunny Florida for some University Athletic Association (UAA) tournament action on March 11, where both school records and undefeated record streaks were broken. Eighth-ranked Emory entered the weekend with a solid 20-0 record and finished the weekend falling to No. 15 in the nation after losing three games. Still, the squad was able to clinch a share of the UAA tournament title with a win over Case Western Reserve University (Ohio). “We were excited to win [the tournament] yet definitely somewhat disappointed to share the championship after a three year streak of winning,” junior Micah Scharff said. Emory had a slow start to tournament play, falling 7-2 to Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.) on opening day. Wash. U took an early lead as they racked up a total of four runs in the first inning of play. The Eagles struggled offensively as their opponent added another pair of runs. Emory was finally able to retaliate in the fifth inning as they tacked on two runs when senior Ally Kersthold hit a double. The Eagles were able to avenge their loss later that day against University of Rochester (N.Y.). Freshman Brittany File proved to be an integral part of the win as she struck out 15 batters and surrendered only a single hit, setting the school record for a UAA tourney game. Emory controlled the game early on after scoring four runs in the first inning, three of them being produced by Scharff’s home run. The team finished with a 6-0 win over the Yellowjackets. Although the first loss of the season put a dent in Emory’s previously perfect season record, the team took everything they could from it and moved forward. “We learned that we can fight through any deficit,” Scharff added. Resuming tournament play on the following day, Emory maintained their dominant mindset as they took on Brandeis University (Mass). The ball game was back and forth as the Eagles headed into the bottom of the fifth inning down by one run.
After an eventful couple of weeks, the baseball team took home the title from the 12th annual University Athletic Association (UAA) tournament in Sanford, Fla. On Tuesday night, the Eagles defeated the Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.) Bears 8-2, moving towards the sought-after first place position and pushing their record up to 12-6 overall and 3-1 at the conference tournament. A number of players came forward with excellent play in this game, including a number of seniors for whom this is a particularly sentimental season. Senior Ben Hinojosa pitched six and two thirds solid innings, while senior Mike Bitanga finished the game allowing just one hit after pitching two and a third shutout innings. The game started with three runs scored in the top of the first on a single by senior Daniel Iturrey, a bases-loaded walk to senior Jared Welch and a sacrifice fly from freshman Philip Maldari. The team didn’t stop there, pushing the score up to 4-0 with a run on doubles from Welch and senior Josh Bokor in the third inning. In the seventh inning, the Eagles took advantage of a Wash. U error and scored yet another run, followed by another on a wild pitch in the ninth. Maldari added a one-for-two day with two RBIs while Welch finished the game one-for-two with three walks, two runs scored and two RBIs. Senior Brandon Hannon, junior Brett Lake and senior Jared Kahn all contributed multiple hit performances as well. “The UAA tournament is a tough tournament to win considering we played eight games in eight days, but with our strong bats and pitching, we were able to grind out some tough games and come out on top,” Bokor said. “It took a team effort and everyone contributed to our success.” In the second game against University of Rochester (N.Y.), sophomore Paul Merolla threw a complete-game shutout to lead the Eagles to an 11-0 win. The last complete game shutout was thrown by junior
The Eagles spent spring break playing nine rounds of golf over the span of 10 days, winning the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships in Sorrento, Fla., and then traveling back to Georgia for the Jekyll Island Invitational. The UAA Championships were held on March 9 and 10 at the 6,768-yard, par-72 RedTail Golf Club. Emory secured the win after a strong second day of play for a total score of 582 (294-288), a comfortable nine-shot lead over Rochester who took home second place. “It’s always good to get the trophy back in Atlanta,” Head Coach John Sjoberg said. “We played well, and it was our best back-to-back round of the year. We were clipped last year by Rochester so it was a great start to the break and build some momentum.” Freshman Colby Hipp fired impressive rounds, leading both the team and the leaderboard with a 1st place finish of 143 (71-72). Along with medalist honors, Hipp was named the UAA Rookie of the Year. Junior Alex Wunderlich finished just behind Hipp in a tie for 2nd place at 144 (71-73). “I was very close to having to go back to the range and warm up again for a playoff against my teammate,” Hipp said. “That tough situation is one we as a team want in every tournament we compete in, because that means there is a good chance that we’re going to take home the team trophy regardless. I think the win gives us a little more vision and focus moving forward. Our best days are still ahead of us.” Senior Johnathan Chen followed with a score of 145 (72-73), good for a fifth place finish in the 28-player field. With their scores, Hipp, Wunderlich and Chen all received First Team All-UAA Honors. Senior Will Roth’s card of 151 (80-71) was good for Second Team All-UAA Honors. Senior Alec Berens rounded out the scores with 153 (79-74). In addition, playing as an individual, freshman Sam Nichamin made his college debut at the tournament with a score of 154 (77-77). “It was a lot of fun to play well as a team with everybody posting solid scores and getting their games back on track,” said Wunderlich.
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