The Emory Wheel
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Volume 99, Issue 24
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Lynch’s Appointment Elicits Confusion
SPC Scrambles For Funds Post-Split
By BeliciA rodriguez Senior Staff Writer
By Alex KlugermAn News Editor
The 52nd legislature of the Student Government Association (SGA) convened on Monday and rejected a bill that would fund puppies for the annual Goizueta Week. SGA President Dwight Ma (17Ox, 19C) appointed two students to fill vacant SGA representative positions. BBA SGA Senior Representative Jacob Spitzer (19B), who acted as the unofficial speaker of the legislature,
Several Student Programming Council (SPC) events that were scheduled for Spring 2018 were cancelled because SPC did not have enough money to fund them after the Student Government Association (SGA) split decreased SPC’s funds by 20 percent. SPC had planned events for the 2017-18 academic year based on the assumption that Campus Life (CL) would make up the about $56,000
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“i think it’s complete nonsense that you need to have decades in another field before joining politics,” former georgia Congressional candidate Jon Ossoff says to about 30 emory students at a Pi Sigma alpha event on thursday.
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Alumni Support Insufficient Ma Proposes $6K Cut to Admin. Budget To Keep Pike’s House By richArd cheSS Executive Editor
By emmA SimpSon Contributing Writer Alumni of Emory’s chapter Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) intervened to support the chapter after the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life’s (OSFL) did not offer the fraternity the 10 Eagle Row house next school year, to no avail. The Wheel reported in February that Pike would not be allowed to return to its house because the chapter failed to recruit enough new members. Alan Ballard (71C) met with Director of OSFL Marlon Gibson and Pike members in February to request that Gibson reconsider his decision to not allow Pike to return to 10 Eagle Row, but Gibson denied the request. Gibson said that he has been working with Pike to address its lack of membership for years. Ballard presented paperwork, signed by 20 Pike members, agreeing that they would live in the house, but Gibson said he did not look at the paperwork because student housing is handled in coordination with the Office of Housing Operations who establish the housing process. The Wheel confirmed with 16 of the members that they signed paperwork. “In order to be successful this year, [Pike had] to be very successful in recruitment,” Gibson said. “[They] needed to have at least 20 men recruited [in the 2017-18 school year].” The fraternity had an understanding with OSFL about the requirement, according to Gibson. “We had this conversation last summer with the headquarters, with the advisers, with the chapter,” Gibson said. “Everybody was on board.” Current Pike President Kenneth Salkow-Shapiro (20C) said the 20-member minimum was set by Pike, not OSFL, and it was not a mandatory
requirement. “I personally didn’t speak with Marlon and OSFL during the summer, but I do understand what the conversation entailed,” Shapiro said. “Jose, the previous president, set a goal to get 20 guys during this year — that was a goal set by Jose.” A misunderstanding occurred between Pike and OSFL, according to Shapiro. Former Pike President Jose Sandoval-Ramirez (16Ox, 18C) did not respond to multiple requests for an interview. “That’s where the line got blurred,” Shapiro said. “While 20 was a goal, and I’ve spoken to Jose and our alumni advisor ... that wasn’t an end all be all.” After Pike did not recruit any members during the Fall recruitment season, Gibson said he met with Pike’s leadership. If they did not recruit 20 men during Spring 2018 recruitment, they would be unable to return to the house, Gibson reiterated. On bid day in the Spring 2018 semester, Pike only recruited five new members, according to Gibson. Following rush in the Spring, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Joshua Gamse, reached out to the chapter and gave them a two-week deadline to recruit 20 members, Shapiro said. “For whatever reason, the president didn’t share the word with the entire chapter and he was going to try and handle it, and he just didn’t,” Shapiro said. “The two weeks came, and we had picked up one more guy.” At this point, the chapter began to contact Pike alumni for support. Zachary Zlatin (19C), who was the president at the time, sent a petition to chapter alumni, according to Zlatin. However, the petition was
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Student Government Association (SGA) President Dwight Ma (17Ox, 19C) vetoed the government’s administrative budget, which was passed by the previous legislature and signed by former SGA President Gurbani Singh (18B), leading to questions over the constitutionality of Ma’s move. The administrative budget covers operational expenditures incurred by SGA. Ma told SGA on Monday that he vetoed the budget because the miscellaneous supplies and printing budgets were too high. Ma presented the alternative budget for first readings to the legislature. Ma’s proposed budget reduces the miscellaneous supplies budget from $9,652 to $4,500 and the printing budget from $1,520 to $520. Savings from the new administrative budget will go into the macro account to provide more funding for clubs, Ma said. The bill calls to “temporarily [waive] any applicable finance code rules”
and adds that doing so is permitted because the SGA Constitution supersedes the Finance Code. Dwight’s veto is unconstitutional, according to Singh, former SGA Speaker of the Legislature and Senior Representative William Palmer (18C) and former SGA Attorney General Elias Neibart (20C). The vice president of finance of the prior legislature must propose an administrative budget for the next legislature prior to SGA elections each year, according to Part 2, Section 6 of the Finance Code. The previous legislature approved the 2018-19 administrative budget of $27,458.80 on April 3. Neibart said at Monday’s meeting that the veto and any bill replacing it is unconstitutional because Singh already signed it. “I really need to jump in because this is two weeks in a row where you guys showed a disregard for the rules,” Neibart said. “That bill was approved by [Singh], and it was sent to be operationalized for the next coming year.
The bill was … passed. Dwight can’t veto that bill. It’s done.” After Neibart’s comments, the meeting was adjourned because SGA’s room reservation had ended. “This is a sham,” Neibart said. Neibart, who lost the SGA presidential run-off against Ma, was not selected to be the SGA attorney general, according to Ma. Ma told the Wheel on April 18 that SGA Executive Vice President John Priddy (19C) prefered that Neibart serve a second term as attorney general, but Ma said he chose to appoint Elliot Ji (20C), who has no prior SGA experience. Priddy did not respond to request for comment by publication time. Former SGA Freshman Representative Austin Graham (21C) said that if the veto is legitimate, he will submit a challenge to the Constitutional Council requesting that the veto and proposed budget be suspended.
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the Student Programming Council (SPC) had to cancel the rest of its events for the Spring 2018 semester after Dooley’s Week due to lack of funds.
SPC Cancels Events After Miscommunication With CL Continued from Page 1 in funding that they lost after the referendum that split SGA into two autonomous graduate and undergraduate bodies, according to former SGA President Gurbani Singh (18B) and former SPC President Tamara Ezzat (18B). However, Assistant Vice President for Community Suzanne Onorato said that CL did not promise to contribute money to SPC to make up for the deficit. SPC’s overall budget dropped by 20 percent, or $87,500 last Spring, after the landmark referendum to split SGA. SPC was reclassified as an Executive Agency (EA) instead of a University Wide Organization (UWO), which requires a club to have 15 percent of its membership to be graduate students. As an EA, SPC does not receive funds from graduate students’ Student Activity Fee (SAF). In talks before and after the SGA split, SPC and SGA student leaders and CL representatives discussed how the deficit would potentially be accounted for, according to student leaders and Onorato. Two divergent stories emerged from students and CL. Ezzat maintains that CL initially offered to help assuage SPC’s deficit for two years after the cut, although she acknowledged that CL did not promise to provide the full $87,500. “[CL] agreed that there would be a transitional period of two years to ensure that the deficit would not affect student activities,” Ezzat said. “It would be a … period for SPC to recover and learn how to program and find an alternative to get this funding. It wasn’t a promised full amount [but] a promised help with budgeting.” Ezzat said that SPC determined in February 2018 that it needed an additional $56,006.02 in funding for programming they had planned for the 2017-18 academic year. She added that she was “assured” by CL representatives that determining funding and submitting a formal budget immediately was not urgent when she asked them about it in 2017. “[CL said], ‘Don’t worry, you’ll
submit a budget and you’ll get your money.’ [SPC] worked through planning both semesters and splitting up our budget in accordance to the amount we actually got from SGA and this $56,000,” Ezzat said. “We planned out our entire year including our concert, special activities, and we were informed [in February] that we did not need to turn in the budget urgently.” Onorato said that CL did not offer $56,000 to the group. CL told SPC to work from a zerobased budget and re-prioritize programs, with the acknowledgement that their funding would be lower than the previous year due to the new distribution of the SAF, according to Onorato. “That’s not the perspective that I would share,” Onorato said when asked whether CL agreed to cover SPC’s $56,000 deficit. “We made it pretty clear that there was not going to be a separate allocation from CL to offset that budget. … We did expect them to work from a zero-based budget to really reallocate that funding.” Onorato said that CL offered to discuss monetary assistance for “high priority” events if SPC felt they could not fund them on their own but that SPC never approached CL following an initial meeting about SPC’s budget in Spring 2018. “[Former Senior Vice President and Dean of CL Ajay Nair and I] didn’t hear back from [SPC], so from our perspective we believed that they were figuring that out and working with their adviser to develop a new budget that would accurately reflect the new allocation,” Onorato said. SPC Adviser Vernon Smith declined to comment. StudentS SAy they WAnted contrAct Singh, who was involved in talks among the two groups, said that herself, acting on behalf of SGA, Ezzat and former SPC Treasurer Eli Patt (18C) asked multiple times for a written document from CL affirming that they would provide $56,000 in funding but was told that it was unnecessary.
“There was a reassurance multiple times that if SPC submits a proposal to CL that they will do everything in their power to make sure the undergraduate student experience does not suffer,” Singh said. “We asked for a formalized process and they reassured us we did not need to have this in writing, that everything would be taken care of.” Patt echoed the students’ desire for a written contract. “I tried over and over and said, ‘Can we get this in writing?’” Patt said. Onorato said she was not aware of a request for a written contract. “I was never approached about a written contract,” Onorato said. Onorato and other CL representatives met with Ezzat and other SPC leaders on March 16 to
“We as student leaders on campus have felt there’s been a lack of accontability, leadership, support, organization and consistency in Campus Life.” — Gurbani Singh (18B), Former SGA President
discuss SPC’s funding situation after Ezzat requested the $56,006.02 in early March. CL denied SPC’s request at the meeting, according to Ezzat. “We planned the entire year with the idea that we’d be getting this money,” Ezzat said. “Essentially, we’re in a position where it’s late March … and we’re forced to cut programming to save other programming that we already planned for.” SPC cut some events for Dooley’s Week, held April 9-14, and will be unable to organize any more events for the remainder of the academic year, Ezzat said. Onorato said CL offered to provide funding only after SPC requested funds from other sources, including SGA and the Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA).
“[CL was] willing to assist but the expectation was to go through and figure out along the way ... what they needed,” Onorato said. “It wasn’t just to make sure that the same programming that’s always been done could happen at the same level because we knew that wasn’t the case.” CL was willing to support specific programs, Onorato added. SPC did not follow up after the meeting and assumed the group did not need additional funding, Onorato said. She added that SPC would need a compelling reason for needing monetary assistance, as CL would need to offer similar assistance to all student groups to be equitable. “[SPC] was approaching it from the perspective as doing the programming the exact same way it had been done before, and, with the new budget, that’s just not going to be possible,” Onorato said. SPC received funds from SGA, College Council (CC) and the Oxford Student Activities Committee to cover events that had already been booked for Dooley’s Week after CL denied their request. Ezzat said she did not approach CL for funds again after they made it “very clear” SPC was unlikely to receive them. “[CL] made it very clear to me that they had no money to give us, and there was no way we were going to get it for this year,” Ezzat said. StudentS, cAmpuS life At oddS Onorato said she does not believe that the reduction in SPC’s funding has hurt the undergraduate student experience. “I think the SPC has been able to do really incredible things this year,” Onorato said. Singh said that she thinks that the CL department lacks a clear hierarchical leadership structure. “We as student leaders on campus have felt like there’s been a lack of accountability, leadership, support, organization and consistency in Campus Life,” Singh said. “We feel that there are no checks and balances and a huge lack of accountability when
it comes to Campus Life working with student leaders.” Singh said she would like to see an increase in transparency between CL and student government leaders to ensure that the undergraduate student experience doesn’t “suffer” like she believes it did this year. “Students in this entire process were very prepared, organized and actively sought out a formalized process,” Singh said. “We want to ensure that in the future … there is some accountability for CL to ensure that the undergraduate student experience isn’t going to suffer like it did this semester. We were reassured multiple times that we’d receive this money to fund our programming and it didn’t flesh out.” Onorato said that students must face the repercussions of the referendum in which they voted to split SGA into an undergraduate SGA and GSGA. “I don’t know if it’s fair for students longterm for us to fill that gap — it just elongates it two years,” Onorato said. “Since this was a decision that students made to separate, CL can’t decide we’re just going to pretend like that didn’t happen and make sure that everyone has the same amount of money.” Singh said that she believes communication “broke down” not only between CL and SPC but also among the CL employees themselves. “There’s very little organization, things get lost all the time,” Singh said. “People at the top are not communicating well with people below them. Things need to be clearer in terms of staff leadership and just better … established. [Ezzat and I] were trying to retrace exactly where communication broke down and it’s on so many levels, and that’s why CL as a whole should be held accountable for this.” SGA Adviser and Director of the Student Involvement, Leadership and Transition (SILT) office Lisa Loveall did not respond to multiple requests for comment. An automated email said she is on leave until May 14.
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emory JoinS tAlent initiAtiVe Emory has joined the American Talent Initiative (ATI), a program composed of institutions committed to increasing enrollment of highachieving, low- and moderate-income students by improving recruitment strategies and affordability, according to an April 18 University press release. Emory joins 99 other universities, including all Ivy League colleges, that agree to ATI’s goal of collectively enrolling 50,000 low- and moderate-income students at colleges and universities with graduation rates of at least 70 percent by 2025. Some of the strategies the member institutions plan to implement include increasing the number of applications from students eligible for Pell Grants and firstgeneration college students, prioritizing need-based aid and retaining and graduating lower-income students at rates comparable to their higherincome peers. SeArch for cAmpuS life Vp BeginS A search advisory committee consisting of students, staff and faculty has been formed to find the new Vice President of Campus Life and Dean of Students, according to an April 24 University-wide email from University President Claire E. Sterk. Dean of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences Michael A. Elliott and Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies and incoming Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Pamela Scully will serve as the committee co-chairs. The committee plans to have “listening sessions” with the Emory community and develop the expected qualifications for the vice president, according to the email. Town hall meetings to gather community feedback are scheduled for April 30 and May 2. Ajay Nair served as the previous senior vice president and dean of Campus Life but left the position on March 1 to become the President of Arcadia University (Pa.). After 37 yeArS, l AW prof. r etireS
Sam Nunn Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion Frank Alexander concluded his 37-year teaching career at Emory School of Law on April 20, according to an Emory Law Facebook post. Alexander was recently voted “Most Outstanding Professor” by students for the fifth time at Emory. He served as the interim dean of Emory Law from 2005-2006 and received the Thomas Jefferson Award in 2006, which honors faculty and staff for their significant service to the University, according to his faculty profile. He taught courses such as Property Law, Federal Housing Policies and Real Estate Finance. Law students, faculty and staff stood on the edges of Gambrell Hall and clapped as Alexander left the classroom for the final time with his wife. ponce de leon AVenue cloSeS Ponce de Leon Avenue was closed temporarily on April 22 as firefighters put out a house fire at Highland Avenue, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Firefighters told the AJC that it appeared no one was inside the building. The building had been vacant for years, and the cause of the fire has not been determined, according to the AJC. emory Alum WinS pulitzer Emory alumna Ellen Gabler (03B) and a team of reporters at The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for stories detailing longtime sexual harassment and abuse of women by men in the entertainment industry, media and politics on April 16, according to the Leader-Telegram. The New York Times shared the award with The New Yorker. Gabler was the lead author of a story detailing producer Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexually assaulting women and a story about NBC News “Today” host Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct against women in the workplace.
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Compiled by VAlerie SAndoVAl On April 20 at 3:07 a.m., EPD responded to a call regarding public drunkenness. The complainant, a Campus Services (CS) employee, reported that he found a drunk female, later identified as an Emory student, lying in the fetal position on Peavine Creek Drive. He stated that a male subject, who is unaffiliated with Emory, was helping her walk to the gate at the sorority complex, as she was unable to walk on her own. When the officer arrived, the student was yelling loudly and pulling on the gate. When the officer asked the two to step away from the gate, the female subject did not initially comply, continuing to yell that she lived there and that she wanted the police to call her mother. The officer described the student as having watery and bloodshot eyes, and said he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath. He asked her to walk down the steps so Emory Emergency Medical Services (EEMS) could provide her with medical assistance. The male subject said that he met the student at Maggie’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill and was trying to help her get home. After obtaining a statement from the male subject, the officer told him he could leave the scene. The male subject did not leave initially and later had to be escorted away. Another officer asked the female subject where she was and she responded that she was at “Georgia State,” before adding that she was at “Georgia State Emory.” When asked who the president was, she responded “Trump.” When asked what she had to drink, she responded multiple times that she drank “Trump.” The officer reported that the student refused to identify herself and cooperate with emergency personnel. As EEMS tried taking her vital signs, the subject yelled, “I don’t care” and that the EEMS personnel were “b***hes.” EEMS personnel were unable to obtain any vital signs on the student. The officer decided that the subject’s actions constituted public drunkenness so he put her in handcuffs, searched her and placed her in the back seat of his patrol vehicle. American Medical Response
Ossoff Talks Political Participation By JoShuA lee Staff Writer In the most expensive Congressional race in history, Ossoff lost the special election to replace former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel. Price had left his seat to serve on President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet. After the loss, Ossoff returned to his role as CEO and managing director of Insight TWI, a multimedia outlet that produces investigative journalism documentaries and television programs, according to its website. Ossoff, joined by his fiance Alisha Kramer (18M), spoke about the importance of “anti-corruption” journalism and encouraged students to consider journalism as a career. “There’s a vanishing market for true investigative reporting, particularly in the United States … a lot of [other news] is so insipid and useless,” Ossoff said. “If you’re concerned about impunity, if you’re concerned about corruption, journalism is something I’d encourage everybody to think about.”
Ossoff said that before he declared his candidacy for Congress, he thought that he had little chance of winning because he did not have “built-in name recognition.” “I did sense that there was a huge amount of energy out there, and that a competent campaign could channel that energy into at least a real contest … I just threw caution to the wind and figured I’d go for it,” Ossoff said. “I thought that there was a potential path to making [the campaign] really competitive and maybe to win.” Ossoff said he needed to focus on his work with Insight TWI and would not run again in the November 2018. He encouraged the younger generation to become more politically active. “I think it’s complete nonsense that you need to have decades in another field before [joining politics],” Ossoff, 31, said. “There are not enough young people with power, to put it bluntly. Our generation needs not to be just vocal … but also to have real influence where policy is made.” Correia, who moderated the conversation, said that she wanted to highlight Ossoff as both a politician and journalist.
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“The environment was very welcoming to students, and I think people were very comfortable with [Ossoff],” Correia said. “I think he had a very professional but very welcoming tone.” Anjali Patel (18C), who attended the event, said she thought Ossoff’s talk at Emory will cause audience members to become more politically active. “I thought [Ossoff] was super relatable and approachable and he took every question with a lot of dignity and grace,” Patel said. “I think it was really cool to have experienced this race and see him in person.” Jake Otsuki (16Ox, 18C), a former resident of Georgia’s sixth congressional district, said he attended the event to hear Ossoff discuss his congressional run. “I grew up in the sixth district — in a pretty conservative part of it — and [Ossoff] made a big impact last year, so that was one of the things I wanted to see him talk about,” Otsuki said. “He was really engaging.” Emory’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha hosted the event.
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(AMR) 39 responded to the scene and took the subject’s vital signs and advised that she didn’t need to be transported to the hospital. The two officers transported the subject to DeKalb County Jail for public drunkenness in violation of OCGA. 16-11-41. The subject continued to be uncooperative and three to four additional DeKalb Sheriff’s Office personnel had to assist the initial intake officer with the subject. The student told the intake officers that she should be placed in a hospital, saying that she wanted to cause harm to herself. When the officer returned to the location of the incident, he was flagged down by a Lyft driver who said he was trying to return a wallet to a student he had dropped off. The wallet belonged to the subject, and the officer found a fraudulent Delaware driver’s license inside. Campus Life was notified about the incident. On April 18 at 9:12 a.m., a Facilities Management (FM) employee approached an EPD officer in front of the Administration Building in reference to a dispute between him and a contractor. The officer walked with the employee to the Michael C. Carlos Museum where he met with construction company workers and a security director for the museum. The FM employee reported that at 9 a.m., he was blowing leaves on S. Kilgo Circle when he unintentionally blew leaves on one of the contractors and into the contractor’s car. The employee reported he was wearing earplugs when he was using the leaf blower and did not initially hear the contractor trying to get his attention. The contractor reported that when he got the employee’s attention, the employee dropped the leaf blower and intentionally bumped shoulderto-shoulder with him. When the contractor told the employee he was going to speak with his supervisor, the employee said, “Call my supervisor, you redneck.” The contractor then went inside the building to speak with the security director. Upon hearing about the incident, the other contractor exited the building and confronted the employee about blowing leaves at his colleague. The conversation escalated, but the fight
was never physical, according to both subjects. The employee told the security director that he believed the contractor’s car should not have been parked there because he was forced to work around it and that he was angry about the manner in which the two contractors approached him. The security director told the employee that the contractor was authorized to park there because they were working in the museum. Neither party decided to press charges against the other, but the contractor did speak with the employee’s supervisor. On April 18 at 11:32 a.m., EPD responded to a call regarding computer invasion of privacy. The complainant, a Library Information and Technology Services (LITS) manager, reported the discovery of a KeyLlama USB keylogger, a device used to record keystrokes from the computer it is connected to, in classroom 1000 of the Rollins School of Public Health. A keylogger can be used to steal usernames and passwords of the computer’s users. On April 16, a LITS staff member found the keylogger when she was responding to a service call about the podium computer not working properly. A different LITS employee found and removed the keylogger, and turned it over to a manager. The manager found that the device captured the the login information for 20 Emory faculty, students and staff. The case has been assigned to an investigator. On April 17 at 11 a.m., Emory Police Department (EPD) responded to a call regarding theft by taking at the Robert W. Woodruff Library. The complainant, a security manager at the library, reported that a beige Crestron TSW-552 touch panel in room 874 was missing. The panel is a remote control device used to lower and raise the projector screen in the classroom. An instructor using the classroom discovered the panel missing on April 10 at 3 p.m., and reported it to the security desk. The touch panel is valued at $300. The case has been assigned to an investigator.
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Corrections • In last week’s issue, Yohan Jhaveri was misidentified as senior staff on pages 1 and 5. In fact, Jhaveri is staff. • In last week’s issue, Ayushi Agarwal was misidentified as video editor on page 4. In fact, Agarwal is photo editor. • In last week’s issue, the News Roundup brief on the investigation into alleged hazing in AEPi inadvertently quoted an incorrect email. The brief has been updated online. • In last week’s issue, the headshot of Ashley Diaz was incorrectly attributed to Ashley Diaz. In fact, the photo should be attributed to Emory Photo/Video. • In last week’s issue, the photo of the Beyond Burger on page 13 was wrongly attributed to Niraj Naik. In fact, the photo should be attributed to Whitney Forbis.
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Emory, Sororities Vote on Eliminating Novemberfest Walmart Partner on Health Care By connor clerKin Contributing Writer
By cecilliA BAe Contributing Writer Emory Healthcare and Walmart announced a collaboration in a new Accountable Care Plan (ACP) that will serve Walmart associates in the Atlanta area last Thursday. The plan aims to lower costs for patients while providing highly coordinated quality health care, according to an April 19 Emory News Center press release. Associates at 55 Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart Distribution Center locations will be able to use the Emory ACP as their primary health care plan. Employees will be able to access free preventive care and the Emory Healthcare network of physicians throughout Metro Atlanta. Under the plan, associates will pay standard copayments for their primary care, specialist and urgent care visits, according to the press release. They will also be able to access Emory’s Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital and Orthopaedics and Spine Center through Emory Healthcare’s collaboration with the Walmart Centers of Excellence (COE) program. Emory Healthcare’s contract with Walmart is value-based, meaning payment will be based off of valuebased incomes such as patient health outcomes. Emory Healthcare currently has two other value-based contracts with other large payers to provide services. Emory Healthcare remains open to partnerships with other large employers, according to Director of Market Research and Medical Economics at Emory Healthcare Traci Galatas. The collaboration is one of Emory Healthcare’s first direct-employer agreements, according to Galatas. “We’re continuously looking at ways where we can involve our population [in our] health programs … so we get really excited when there’s an employer who recognizes that and encourages the development of health systems that can effectively manage populations,” Galatas said. Galatas believes this effort will benefit both partners. “It’s really an opportunity [for Emory Healthcare] to be innovative with a large employer,” Galatas said. “We’re able to refine our programs to [ask ourselves,] ‘How can we meet the needs of Walmart while also improving the care of the patients that we treat?’ ” Through the collaboration, Galatas said Emory Healthcare hopes to improve coordinated care and patient engagement with their providers. She said that they hope to help employees become more engaged and aware of the resources available to them. Patients often have multiple chronic conditions that go unmanaged throughout the course of their lives, according to Galatas. “It’s important to get [patients] engaged and understand why they need to take their medicine, why they need to go to their primary care physician, what services are available to them,” Galatas said.
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Emory’s Panhellenic sorority chapters are voting on ending Novemberfest and other rule changes regarding recruitment. Its format similar to the formal recruitment process that occurs every January. Associate Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life Arthur Doctor said that the event has diverged from its original goals. “Novemberfest has run its course at Emory,” Doctor said. “Chapters shouldn’t be using it for recruitment preparation. The original goal was to prepare [PNMs] to go through recruitment and it has morphed into something else.”
Doctor said that if the vote passes, chapters will provide alternate opportunities for PNMs to interact with sorority members and practice for recruitment. Chapters have also been presented with a vote on whether to bar chapter members from having contact with PNMs between the time a PNM returns to campus from winter break and the final round of recruitment. This period of “no contact” allows exceptions for communication related to academics, extracurriculars and between siblings. Currently, a period of “strict silence” is imposed from the end of the final round of recruitment through bid day. Strict silence is a rigid form of noncommunication rules.
Before Spring 2018 recruitment began, chapters voted to shorten the strict silence period from through the entire recruitment process to just the period between the final preference round and bid day. Members are “encouraged to use common sense and discretion” during the period of no contact, according to the language in the updated policy. Additionally, a new opening statement was included in the recruitment rules which emphasized promoting “the Panhellenic experience.” Doctor said the new language was designed to keep conversation positive about all of the Panhellenic chapters. “[The new rule ensures] conversation stays Panhellenic and not specifically promoting [any one] chap-
ter,” Doctor said. “[It] challenges our women within their chapters to speak positively not only of their chapters, but of the entire Panhellenic community, and to not [put] down any other Panhellenic chapters.” Each chapter voted twice, once to keep or remove Novemberfest and once to implement or not all other changes. Both votes needed simple majority of chapter members to pass and are due on April 25 to the Emory Panhellenic Council (EPC). EPC President Maddy Zapata (19C) directed the Wheel to Doctor when asked for comment on the proposed changes.
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Legislature Rejects Goizueta Week Bill Continued from Page 1 opened the meeting by saying that the discussions during the meeting should be “primarily among people in the legislature” and not from non-SGA students who attended the meeting. At the start of the meeting, SGA had six legislators, but Ma wanted legislative confirmation for Owen Lynch (17Ox, 19C) as SGA senior representative and Dezmon Scott (17Ox, 19C) as Oxford continuee representative. SGA Freshman Representative Zion Kidd (21C) noted that with only six representatives, SGA did not have quorum and could not confirm Lynch and Scott, even though the confirmation was unnecessary. Ma said that although he can appoint SGA representatives without legislative approval, he wanted legislators to “consent” to his decision to name Lynch and Scott. The legislature went into a fiveminute recess to allow Ma to officially appoint Lynch and Scott. Former Attorney General Elias Neibart (20C) later said that College Council (CC) President Radhika Kadakia (20C) needed to be consulted to confirm Lynch as a representative. Neibart questioned Lynch’s legitimacy as a representative and said the meeting should not continue because SGA did not have quorum without Lynch and Scott. “If you guys believe this is quorum, and you think it won’t be challenged later on, then that’s fine,” Neibart said. Spitzer said SGA would proceed as if it had quorum and assured Lynch that he was a voting legislator. Kidd motioned for the legislators to vote on an acting speaker of the legislature for the remainder of the meeting. Kidd nominated himself, and SGA BBA Liaison Geoffrey Tseng (19B) nominated Spitzer. Kidd and Spitzer both gave speeches that lasted less than a minute. Spitzer received three votes from the BBA representatives, and Kidd received two votes. SGA Freshman Representative Lori Steffel (21C) abstained. Bill 52sl4, written by Spitzer, SGA BBA Junior Representative Linda Zhang (17Ox, 20B), Tseng and BBA Council President-elect Jay Krishnaswamy (16Ox, 19B), requested $550 to fund puppies for Goizueta Week. The request was $50 more than a similar request made at the April 16 SGA meeting. Additionally, Krishnaswamy removed a clause that renewed the funding request for three additional years after some mem-
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the Student government association (Sga) calls for a recess s0 that Sga President Dwight Ma (17Ox, 19C) could appoint two students to vacant representative positions. bers of the 51st legislature said such violated Robert’s Rules because the a clause is unconstitutional at last speaker may not vote when the vote creates a tie. week’s meeting. Palmer said that Robert’s Rules Krishnaswamy said the additional $50 request was made because the is the fifth order of precedence in vendor had increased the price, and the Rules and Procedures of the SGA Kidd responded that the funding Legislature. The bill would need to be reintroduced in the next legislative request increase seemed “shady.” Former Freshman Representative session to pass, Palmer added. Throughout the meeting, sevAustin Graham (21C) said the bill is fiscally irresponsible because SGA eral legislators were confused about has around $12,000 in its contin- the proceedings, and SGA turned to Palmer and interim gency fund, which SGA Adviser Natasha “barely” covers the airport shuttle costs “If you guys believe Hopkins to follow procedure. that SGA provides this is quorum, and After the meeting, the student body each you think it won’t be Spitzer emailed the year. He added that challenged later on, legislature and said BBA Council budgets that the bill had, in $49,000 for Kegs, but then that’s fine.” fact, passed. only $11,000 for other “Unfortunately, due events. — Elias Neibart (20C), to my inexperience, I K rishnaswamy Former Attorney General mistakenly said that argued that SGA could the bill 52sl4 failed,” use the $900 surplus from the previous legislature’s con- Spitzer wrote. “When examining tingency fund. He said that the SGA Emory’s constitution, I realized that contingency fund has $900 in surplus my vote would count since it would funding from the 51st legislature that change the outcome of the vote.” Priddy dissented in an email to legis “waiting to be spent.” Three legislators voted for, two islators that the bill failed based on the voted against and two abstained from rules established in Robert’s Rules. Former CC Chief of Staff Jacob voting on the bill. Spitzer said he voted for the bill and initially said the bill Greenberg (18B) wrote in another email to legislators that he was passed. After former SGA Speaker of the “extremely concerned” with how SGA Legislature and Senior Representative was proceeding. He noted sections of William Palmer (18C) consulted with the Constitution, Code and Standing Spitzer on legislative procedures, Rules that he said SGA violated related Spitzer said that the bill had actually to Ma’s appointment of Lynch as senior failed. Palmer said that Spitzer’s vote representative without consulting the
CC president. Spitzer changed the outcome of the vote again on Tuesday evening with another email to the legislature. “After discussing the legal code, the legislature has determined that the bill has not passed,” Spitzer said. “That is the final designation and as of this moment, there is no reason to continue discussing this bill.” Spitzer scheduled an emergency legislative session for Monday to vote on a speaker of the legislature and confirm the executive board. The legislature also conducted a first readings on a new 2018-19 SGA administrative budget after Ma questionably vetoed the budget that the 51st legislature passed on April 3. Ma wanted to decrease printing and miscellaneous supplies costs from the administrative budget to give clubs more funding. Krishnaswamy emailed Ma, Priddy and SGA legislators that SGA “is not functioning the way it should be” and has “documented instances where we were told about one rule and then later that same rule changes or is reinterpreted.” Krishnaswamy also said he was concerned about “the level of hostility from people who are outside of the legislature and within the galleries.” He added that he is encouraging BBA reps to propose a bill that addresses hostility and following procedural rules.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
OSFL Offers Fraternity Emory Releases Common Data Set A Floor in Evans Hall
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Emory plans to release its Common Data Set (CDS) survey on April 25, according to Director of Institutional Research Melissa Bolyard. The CDS Initiative is an effort to “improve the quality and accuracy” of the information available to students transitioning into post-secondary education, according to the CDS website. Emory participated in the survey for the 2011-12 school year but has not participated again until this year’s survey, which examined statistics from the Fall 2016 enrollment cycles. In previous years, Emory completed the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) submitted to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) instead of the CDS. Bolyard said that Emory hadn’t released the CDS since 2012 because of inefficient data collection methods. Bolyard added that the University intends to complete the CDS in future years as well. “It’s taken us a while to set up [data collection] processes and so we work with people across the University including … the Office of Financial Aid, Admissions and the Registrar’s Office,” Bolyard said. “We think we’re at a place right now where it can be done efficiently and we feel really good about the data that we’re making public.” Emory’s first-time freshman yield for Fall 2017 was 26.5 percent. The average yield for Fall 2016 was 32 percent among national universities, 26.6 percent for liberal arts colleges. The freshman yield was 46.7 percent for Georgetown, 35.2 percent for Rice, and 56 percent for Notre Dame. The CDS indicated that 2,991 fulltime undergraduate students were eligible for and awarded need-based financial aid. The average “financial aid package” was $39,571 per academic year. This number can include Woodruff Scholarships and college
grants but does not include loans or work study, according to Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Financial Aid John Leach. Emory’s transfer enrollment rate was on the lower end of the range when compared to peer institutions, according to the CDS. Of 4,277 applicants who were offered a spot on Emory’s waitlist, 2,992 accepted the waitlist position and 41 were admitted. This translates to a 1.37 percent waitlist enrollment rate in Fall 2016, according to the survey. The waitlist enrollment rate for the same semester was 6 percent at Georgetown University (D.C.), 11.4 percent for the University of Notre Dame (Ind.) and 0.07 percent for Rice University (Texas). The average waitlist enrollment rate for post-secondary education institutions in the United States is about 20 percent, according to a 17 study by U.S. News and World Report. Emory received 1,000 transfer enrollment applications in Fall 2016. Two hundred fifty-six students were admitted, 71 of whom chose to enroll. Emory’s transfer enrollment yield was 28 percent, while the national average boasts nearly two-thirds, according to a study by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The transfer yield for the same period was 61.2 percent for Georgetown, 50 percent for Rice and 79.1 percent for Notre Dame. Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment and Dean of Admission John Latting said that despite the fact that some admitted students choose to enroll in a different school, the overall quality of students, indicated by their high school GPA, high school academic rigor and test scores, choosing to enroll at Emory has increased. “When you control for the level of academic preparation and quality of applicants, [Emory’s] yield is increasing,” Latting said. The Office of Financial Aid subtracts the expected family contribution (EFC) from a student’s total cost
of attendance to determine need, according to Leach. As such, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loans, unsubsidized loans and private alternative loans a student receives are not used to calculate the student’s financial need for that academic year. As of Oct. 15, 2017, 2,762 undergraduate men and 4,032 undergraduate women were enrolled, a 41:59 ratio. The same ratio applied to graduate students: 2,418 graduate men and 3,418 graduate women were enrolled. Twenty-three percent of men who applied to be freshmen were admitted and 21 percent of women who applied to be freshmen were admitted. For national standardized test scores, the average range for ACT composite scores was higher for total accepted students than it was for total enrolled students; which implies that the higher-scoring students tended not to choose Emory after they were accepted. The 25th to 75th percentile of admitted students received SAT scores from 1360 to 1490 and ACT composite scores from 31 to 34, according to Emory’s “Facts and Figures” page. The CDS reveals that for enrolled students, the 25th to 75th percentile range for SAT scores was wider at 1350 to 1520, and the range for ACT composite scores was lower at 30 to 33. The CDS also reports that in Fall 2017, 21 percent of undergraduate students were from Georgia, whereas 15 percent of freshmen that year were not from out of state. Of all undergraduates, 26 percent of men join a fraternity and 29 percent of women join a sorority. According to the CDS, 1,337 classes were offered for credit in Fall 2017. One hundred eighty-six of these have 2-9 students and 34 had more than 100; the faculty-student ratio for that semester was 1:9.
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Pike members express frustration after losing their on-campus housing at 10 eagle row for the 2018-2019 year.
Continued from Page 1 never addressed at the Feb. 19 meeting between the alumni and Gibson, according to Shapiro. “We sent out a petition a week or two before the meeting with Marlon, basically garnering alumni support — trying to get them involved and hopefully make a plea to Emory,” Shapiro said. Shapiro said that alumni involvement has been helpful, but it will not allow Pike to return to 10 Eagle Row. “Their claim as to why we were losing the house is that we couldn’t fill it,” Shapiro said. “Which is interesting because, while we didn’t necessarily recruit 20 guys by the two weeks as Josh had asked, we still had the numbers to fill the house.” Gibson said if the fraternity had submitted the paperwork earlier, Pike might have had a better chance of keeping the house. “If they would have presented them on the 27th. We need to have all of this done by January 27th, so that I know you are going to be in a place to move forward,” Gibson said. “Having five new members was not part of the conversation.” OSFL offered Pike a floor in Evans Hall as a replacement to the house on Eagle Row, according to Shapiro. At the point it was offered, some of the brothers had already signed leases for
off-campus apartments. Shapiro said Pike was promised a spot on Eagle Row in the 2019-20 academic year if they could fill their historic home, which currently serves as the Black Student Alliance (BSA) house. “Emory said we could come back on campus if we could fill our original house, our historic house,” Shapiro said. “That would entail kicking BSA out of it. That would also entail going from a brotherhood of 21 men next year to a brotherhood of close to 50.” Filling the historic house would be an ambitious goal, according to Shapiro. “I think that OSFL knows that it’s a stretch for us to fill that house,” Shapiro said. “I’d be really interested to see, if push comes to shove, if they would remove the BSA house because I think that is a very political move by Emory, and they would come under a lot of fire for it.” Shapiro said that the decision to disallow Pike from staying in the house had been made before alumni became involved. “From what I’ve been told by OSFL, it was kind of a losing battle to begin with,” Shapiro said.
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Senior Reflections Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Editorial Page Editor: Madeline Lutwyche (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Stories I Didn’t Want to Write State of Emergency major news organizations, attempted to dismantle their credibility and threatened to sue. But that statement also applies to one of Emory’s own: the undergraduate student government president. This past month, a man claiming to represent the recently-elected Student Government Association (SGA) President Dwight Ma (17Ox, 19C) called the Wheel’s editor-in-chief and executive editor to threaten legal action against them for the Wheel’s coverage of electoral misconduct allegations. Ma has rescinded his threat, but the fact that even thought to make it stands. When both the president of the United States and the president of Emory’s undergraduate student body lambast journalists who are only doing their jobs, I am more compelled than ever to champion the freedom and responsibility of the press to hold those in positions of power to account. Some have railed against the Wheel’s coverage of the election, calling it everything from unfair to unethical to, more recently, fake news. But as the newspaper of record, the Wheel isn’t a publicity machine; it does not exist to churn out stories that illuminate only the prettiest parts of of Emory. Journalists report in service to the communities they cover.
I have never been less excited to write a story than I was two summers ago during a hot, humid Fourth of July weekend. I was working as a PR intern when I woke up to multiple missed messages from my editor about a fatal attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that had left two Emory students dead. He assigned me the obituary, and I sat alone in a sublet and started calling students who knew them. The assignment prompted my most difficult interview during my time at The Emory Wheel. I had reached one student who knew both of them, and, as she recounted story after story, I scrawled notes, trying to keep up. About half an hour into the interview, her voice cracked, and she started crying. Horrified, I offered to stop the interview, staring down at the black dinner table. I was 20 years old and didn’t know what to say to someone whose friends had just been killed in a terrorist attack. No, she said, insisting she wanted to keep going. If she could, I could. Or, at least, I felt I had to. I picked up my pen. We kept going. After publication, she thanked me for telling her friends’ stories. As I concluded my term as editor, people asked me why I spent four years covering stories like that one — stories that are difficult for both source and reporter. The truth is, when I first arrived on campus, I had planned to apply to the business school, doubtful of the value of an English degree in an economy recovering from a financial crisis. But if I have learned anything at Emory, it is that stories that reveal the truth matter. For instance, this sentence is no longer surprising: In response to coverage of misconduct allegations in a contentious election, the president threatened legal action against a newspaper. That’s a statement that describes something that’s happened more than once under the current federal administration. The U.S. president has mocked
Here’s the open secret. The Wheel, like any other newspaper, follows a simple reporting creed: Tell the truth. Here’s the open secret. The Wheel, like any other newspaper, follows a simple reporting creed: Tell the truth. Fair, ethical standards of journalism drive coverage. But that means giving all sides the chance to speak — even the ugly ones, even the ones that reveal people doing wrong. When the Wheel covered an elected student leader lifting verbatim portions of her platform from her running mate’s previous platform, a student called it “simply a really asinine piece of writing,” stating that “I am certainly side-eyeing you, Julia Munslow.” If reporting stories that hold elected leaders in positions of power accountable for their actions earns the Wheel some sideeye, then please, side-eye away. It’s concerning when students repeatedly demonstrate their misunderstanding of the basic function of a newspaper, asking to reword coverage in favor of their group or them-
selves or to remove reporting that portrays them or their group in a negative light for fear of repercussions. When an Emory student can’t distinguish an independent news source from a tightly-controlled PR statement or paid advertisement, they are sorely lacking a basic understanding of media. To evaluate a news source is to distinguish fact from fiction, to understand the nature of evidence. And a student body president ought to have a stronger understanding of journalism than one that has him rely on a law meant to regulate pornography and obscenities in his attempts to sue the newspaper that covers him. Misinformation spreads with the click of a button. Today, media literacy can be a matter of life or death. Just look to the reports of misinformation across online platforms during the 2016 presidential election; the rumors spread about alleged perpetrators of mass shootings; or the man who shot up a pizza joint because of false reports of Hillary Clinton’s involvement in a child sex ring. During my term as editor-in-chief, I thought back often to that humid, terrible weekend in July — that difficult interview — whenever we had an emotionally draining story to tackle or whenever someone was courageous enough to say something about what they most feared, or most loved. I thought about the U.S. president when an admissions staffer announced to a group of Emory Student Ambassadors that the Wheel was “fake news.” I thought about the Pulitzer Prizewinning coverage of Harvey Weinstein whenever we fought for access to public information and had to square off against people who had power for those who had none. As graduation approaches, I’m grateful that Emory gave me a brilliant creative writing program and English department (though with too few journalism classes or professors), kind friends and tremendous mentors. I’m glad that I spent so many late nights in the fourth-floor offices, and I’m honored to have worked with people who reported tirelessly, rewrote stories an hour before deadline and drank too many cups of coffee with me. It’s thanks to the Wheel that I am ready to write the stories I don’t want to write. To make the call to interview someone who lost a friend. To run toward a protest, pen and camera in hand. I am certain that the truth matters. And to my freshman self who almost went to business school: Yes, you made the right choice. A great story can move the world. Julia Munslow is from Coventry, R.I., and served as the Wheel’s 2017-2018 editor-in-chief. She will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for 2018-19 in Malaysia.
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My most visceral five to 10 minutes at Emory consisted of me trying to vomit in a bathroom stall outside the Wheel offices. It was Nov. 8, 2016. Just before 4 p.m. that afternoon, I had eaten some raw vegetables, hummus and dry cereal, called it dinner and drove to campus to edit news stories. It’s likely I brought a small protein bar, but it’s just as likely I didn’t eat it. I preferred feeling hungry, existing in what New York Times contributor Sandra Aamodt calls the “starvation state of emergency.” It was one of the few things I could invariably control. Around 1 a.m., I sent two texts to my mom. In the first, I asked if she thought it would be reasonable for me to go home early, even though votes were still coming in and Hillary Clinton hadn’t yet called Donald Trump to concede the election. The second text was more to the point: “I’m in so much pain.” It wasn’t a pain I could describe well. Something was stabbing my chest and something else was clenching my stomach. It’s funny how stress manifests physically, especially in someone who’s malnourished. I didn’t come to terms with this fact until that night, the remainder of which I spent keeled over my black leather steering wheel while my mom waited on the other end of my phone call. She suggested I U-turn myself to the emergency room, but I didn’t have the energy to respond, and I didn’t have anything to say. I felt if I made any sudden movement, no matter how negligible, my gut would detonate into the air like a small bomb. The next morning at 5:33 a.m.
I texted my editor to apologize for leaving early. I felt badly for leaving him and all the other editors who stayed up so late that I imagine their faces puffy and lifeless, the whites of their eyes barely visible. My editor blindsided me when he told me everything was OK. His response seemed bizarre. For months, I blamed a good portion of my nutritional demise on his apathy. In reality, I had become comfortable making excuses and diverting attention from the fact that I let go of my health. Just like everyone, I had a limit. I’m lucky I didn’t go too far past it. This is my brief tell-all for everyone at Emory who “forgets” to eat because they think it’s less important than meeting that deadline or appeasing that person. But as Aamodt writes, “There is a better way to eat.” That’s what Emory culture should be about: helping each individual find his or her “better way” to live, learn, eat, meet deadlines, handle stress and enjoy company. My experiences with The Emory Wheel were some of the most formative of my last four years and solidified my confidence in the press, pre- and post-2016 election, and my astonishment with the mental strength of journalists. I’ve worked with writers and thinkers who’ve pushed me, and I’ve profiled some fascinating subjects: John Herbers (49C), a spearheading civil rights reporter; Anne Chumbow (19PH), a student from Cameroon who fought to stay in the U.S. to study global health; Tom Hilchey (16Ox), a soccer buff who was supposed to graduate with me. I first began reflecting on all this during a yoga class a few weeks ago. About 30 minutes into the class, the instructor said, “Everything’s gonna be all right. It’s gonna be all right.” She was talking us through side planks. But her words apply on a broader level: Emory life is hard. Generally, things will get done and the quality will be more than all right. To me, this yoga instructor embodies confidence, peace and acceptance. She does what infuses her with passion, which once led her to legitimately consider living in a school bus. Maybe she’s got the right idea. Emily Sullivan is from Blue Bell, Pa., and served as the Wheel’s 20162017 news editor. She will be reporting at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla., after graduation.
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What I’ll Carry With Me Learning to Appreciate the College Journey Grace Cleland
On May 14, the class of 2018 will cross campus for the final time as Emory students. We will reach the finality of our college careers and facing the increasingly daunting “real world” beyond the meaningful lives we have created for ourselves here at Emory. On May 14, we may return once again to the feelings we felt in August of 2014, when we pulled up to our first-year halls for move-in day, our suitcases and Emory T-shirt-clad parents in tow. Nervous, excited and impatient for this season of life to begin, we were ready, just as we are now. On May 14, we toss our caps and turn our backs on the world of dining dollars, communal bathrooms and our beloved skeletal mascot, and promise ourselves that we won’t miss this world of corporate finance exams and long lines at Cox Hall
that much. But truth be told, I will. I am humbled to have given four wonderful years to Emory. In so doing, I have given parts of myself to friends, to classes and to organizations. Yet more important to me in this period of ending is what I am grateful to take with me as a product of this university. I am excited to carry with me relationships with impressive and empowering friends who through explorations of this campus, this city and ourselves have taught me meaningful lessons.
I am humbled to have given four wonderful years to Emory. Some are hilarious, some painful and some long overdue. Leading by example, it is the people I have met at Emory — roommates in dorms and my first apartment, professors in classes I loved and hated, classmates in countless group projects and everyone in between — that have taught me far more than any class could. I will carry with me a sense of humility, for the times my experiences at Emory have rightfully knocked me down a peg or two, and for
Aspiring for Impact, Not for Recognition William Palmer
As I look back on my Emory career, I am overwhelmed by how much everyone has changed and how much the world has changed around us. I entered school thinking I could get involved in Democratic political campaigns, intern in Washington, D.C., help draft meaningful legislation and maybe shoot for a job at the White House. Oh well ... At Emory, like in the real world, the road to every achievement is paved with hundreds of failures, setbacks and tedious emails. I have had the honor of getting to watch and learn from the Emory leaders of yesterday. I found myself in awe at the power and potential of a student who is committed to an idea and is willing to work hard. I watched the birth and growth of events like Symposium and organizations like the Emory chapter of the NAACP. I’ve seen niche student initiatives become headlines in the Emory Report. So much of what we do on campus is like a practice run for navigating the real world. Some people sacrifice fun for their work, others do what is asked of them and still others do little at all. Most of the true leaders and changemakers are not the ones making the Wheel’s front page, being invited to special lunches and being honored as “campus lead-
ers.” Real achievements are tiring; they’re controversial; they’re un-sexy. At Emory and in the world, most innovation and change doesn’t come from the government. Nonetheless, during my time on College Council and the Student Government Association I was able to help students turn their ideas into flourishing organizations. I worked with the limited power I had to make sure that students with good ideas could see them through. And I wrote a bill to dissolve and restructure our 50-year-old University-wide governing body against the advice of everyone around me, because I believed that it would help future Emory students. Emory has hundreds of clubs and university organizations, with endless positions to fill. The title is easy to come by, but what matters is the hours you put in. The best advice I can give to any student hoping to be a leader is this: Be the person who puts in late night hours to plan an event that changes three people’s lives. Do more with your positions than will fit on your resumé. At Emory, whether you’re highly involved or not, you have the ability to better your environment and to pursue any idea, no matter how big or small. Take advantage of it now, not for the rewards or recognition, but for the experience and personal growth. Those are the only things that will travel with you when you cross the decorated stage, shake the dean’s hand, and kiss your years of carefree intellectual exploration goodbye. William Palmer is from Tyringham, Mass., and served as SGA speaker of the legislature and senior representative and Young Democrats of Emory president from 2017-18. He will continue a fellowship with Venture for America after graduation.
the (many) times I have been unsuccessful in my classes, been challenged in my organizations and been wrong … about a lot. Yet I will also carry with me a sense of assurance for the times this place has built me back up. This transformative community inspired me to pursue positive change in community at Emory and in business leadership at the Goizueta Business School, though I started out a nervous first-year student with a habit of indecision and a resume in Comic Sans (seriously). Finally, I will carry with me an appreciation for the journey. Never one to take my time, I’ve moved at a sprinter’s pace since I arrived at Emory. I always rushed to the next activity and wondering what the next day will bring. It is these final months of college that have instilled in me a calming ability to “enjoy the moment.” On May 14, the class of 2018 will cross the Quadrangle for the first time as proud and prepared alumni. And on that day, I hope we turn to Emory with gratitude for all that we can carry with us. Grace Cleland is from Oakton, Va., and served as the 2017-2018 BBA Council president. She will remain in Atlanta after graduation as a business analyst at Deloitte Consulting.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
How Long is Four Years? Chelsea Jackson
Four Years. One thousand four hundred and sixty days here at Emory. I couldn’t have imagined the relationships I have built, the opportunities I’ve had, the lessons I’ve learned. Emory has been so many things to me, nuanced like all life experiences are. I’ve never been to Maggie’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill or been let out of class by Dooley, and this University was not made, in 1836, for little Black girls. And yet, Emory belongs to me — a Black girl from Decatur, Ga. — as much as it belongs to the Buddhist monks, the business school student from New Jersey with a silver BMW, the international student from Brazil. We all are Emory, and none of us are. Being an activist has taught me just how short our time is in the life of a university. In the course of my time here, I helped fashion the Fall 2015 Black Student Demands. There are some faculty who have been here since the 1968 Black Student Demands.
Begrudgingly, I’ve accepted that changes to large institutions are slow and incremental. We still don’t have a curriculum inclusivity/diversity GER and there has yet to be a meaningful increase in faculty of color, although progress is being made. As a first-year student, those were two of the initiatives I latched onto, hoping to accomplish them in my four years. I failed. But we did not fail. Emory did not fail. Like every other American institution, Emory struggles with all the isms. The history and legacy of native removal, slavery and exclusion do not skip the “heart of dear old Dixie Emory.” What makes Emory unique is its malleability. Its willingness to say, “OK, I was wrong. Let’s do something about this together.” And that is what I will miss most after May 14. Though I will miss the Yumbii food truck in walking distance and the smiles of familiar faces as I walk across campus, perhaps no other place in the world will be as malleable. But we must take our fire, our enthusiasm, our big mouths, our youth, our immaturity, our “millennialism” and force the world to be like Emory. A place that says, “OK, I was wrong. Let’s do something about this together.” Class of 2018, we cannot go back and change the past 1,459 days. Our accomplishments, however meager or notable, only propel us forward. I am all of the things on my Emory resume, and I am none of them. Chelsea Jackson is from Decatur, Ga., and was awarded the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship.
Emory Isn’t a Sports School, But I’ll Pass the Baton Anyway Hannah E. Conway
This morning, I went to brunch with a professor from my sophomore year, whom I consider my mentor, and my classmate at the time Ryan, who has since graduated and kept in touch. Among cups of coffee and orange juice, scrambled eggs and Atlanta biscuits, I confessed my fear of the future, to which my professor looked up and calmly responded with a perspective not yet afforded to me, “Don’t make a judgement on the quality of your life when you’re in a transition period.” “The change is going to be hard,” Ryan added. This is the same professor who, when I sifted through the course catalog each semester and asked her whether or not I should take classes that were gratuitous for my degree but still excited me, told me, “You’re going to be stuck in your mind for the rest of your life, so you might as well make it an interesting place to be,” and the same Ryan who, when I needed someone to soothe my apprehension caused by a year-long deliberation about whether or not to apply to law school told me, “The act of making a decision is much more important than
the decision itself. Just move forward.” I trust both of them immensely. I suppose one of the more distressing premises of graduating is the anticipation of transition — amidst the pomp and circumstance and regalia, senior bar-hopping nights and final Greek formals, there has been an undercurrent of uneasiness, stemmed not from a lack of readiness, but rather from the expectancy of change. Sometimes I can ignore, or at the very least, distract myself from the anticipation of it all, but other times there are glaring reminders of its soonto-be arrival, like earlier today, when, for the billionth time, I tried to renew my 19 student library loans online, some of which have been checked out since the beginning of junior year, and, for the first time, wasn’t allowed to.
Amidst the pomp and circumstance and regalia, senior barhopping nights and final Greek formals, there has been an undercurrent of uneasiness ... Printed on the spine of those 19 books are the names of some of my favorite writers, like Mary Karr and Junot Diaz, who, through metaphor and story, have told me time and time again that change is hard, a phrase which I am just beginning to understand as more of a hard-earned truth than a literary trope or maxim. The moments in which the anticipation subsides are when I can focus on being grateful for
my current frame of reference, rather than the one I can’t see yet. Incidentally, this week, I also went to coffee with a freshman, a meetup scheduled by my adviser who, in an e-mail noted that our “interests overlap remarkably” and was hoping I could talk to her about my research, my experience in the major and relevant resources and faculty. Sitting outside Starbucks on Oxford Road, I felt a sense of continuity — any fourthyear jadedness I had toward school was extinguished by her excitement and vigor toward all the classes she has yet to take. Among iced lattes and a blueberry muffin, she confessed her fear of not being able to be all her possible academic selves, of abandoning her love of statistics for her love of anthropology, to which I calmly responded with a perspective not yet afforded to her, “You don’t have to. It will all work out.” Of what I’m most certain is, come three years, the fabric of that student’s mind will be more intricately webbed than it is now — that her already boundless curiosity will continue to grow with pithy quotes from overdue library books, moments of laughter sitting with friends on Cox Bridge at twilight and encouragements from professors over brunch. My hope is that, when she too is on the brink of transition, she will find solace in this arsenal of memories — in the perspective she already has. To her, I pass the baton. Hannah E. Conway is from Los Angeles and served as the Wheel’s Spring 2016 Arts & Entertainment editor. Starting in August, she will work as a strategist for BrightHouse, A BCG Company.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Embracing the Unplanned Optimism in the Emory Ecosystem Monica Lefton
been assigned to an investigator because the student requested time to adjust to the uncertainty of life.
When I started college at Oxford, I had no idea what I wanted to study or where I would be in four years, but in attempt to keep calm and “Ox-cited,” I told myself I had time to carefully plan each step. I tried my hand at a wide range of (non-STEM) classes and ultimately (and unsurprisingly) declared as an English major. But, it made
On Aug. 26 2014 at 10:12 a.m., a freshman reportedly arrived at Emory University’s Oxford College campus with no idea of what to study. Before Emory’s elimination of their journalism major, she wanted to study journalism. Despite this hitch and the absence of an Oxford print newspaper, the student told officers she liked to plan and intended to do so while at Emory. Her enrollment two days later included her taking logic and political science — neither of which she would study further. Four years after the initial call, she reported her willingness to plan missing. This willingness to plan was last seen Spring 2017, when she intended to study abroad and found her major’s program momentarily suspended. This case has not
As I leave Emory, I’ll miss these small obstacles and unknowns with the Emory guarantee that it’ll work out. a huge difference to not be locked into something from the start. Painful to some, Emory’s liberal arts curriculum is invaluable. Taking courses in education, economics and women’s, gender and sexuality studies alongside English created a richness that any depth of degree planning couldn’t have promised. An ideal Emory experience hinges on following interests and taking courses outside your major. Stepping foot on the Atlanta campus in 2016, I was still convinced I could plan things. Disappointed in
the suspension of the English summer abroad program at first, I soon accepted a nongovernmental organization internship position in Udaipur, India. I didn’t plan it, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Even releasing yourself from small plans and expectations is nice. Last Monday, I waited 15 minutes at Clairmont just for a shuttle to arrive as “Not In Service.” Slightly peeved, I walked to campus and came to really enjoy my time outdoors. As I leave Emory, I’ll miss these small obstacles and unknowns with the Emory guarantee that it’ll work out. If my time at Emory has taught me anything, it’s that life isn’t straightforward or something you can easily plan. In moments of difficulty, I first blamed Emory, but, in reality, the University is what helped me to do such wonderful things and become the person I am. Emory’s been a wild ride I couldn’t have imagined — the people, the classes, the memes. Looking back, I’m grateful for the twists; it’s kept me active, made me stronger and created the unique Emory experience we all search for. So stay on your toes, Eagles. You never know where you’ll land, but I promise it’ll be worth it. Monica Lefton is from Decatur, Ga., and served as the Wheel’s crime beat reporter. She will remain in Atlanta after graduation as a diversity fellow at FleishmanHillard.
My Emory experience started in a forest four years ago. On Outdoor Emory’s sea kayaking SOAR trip, I tentatively laid down my roots and discovered my first friends (several of which I still call my best friends today). A few days later, I walked on campus for orientation and felt as if I had never left the woods of Savannah, Ga. A forest of students surrounded me and it was both overwhelming and exciting at the same time. Slowly, my involvement in the varied aspects of College Council (CC) — chartering, budgeting, programming and student affairs — allowed me to distinguish the individual trees in the forest that had once overwhelmed me. Each was striving to find their niche and to make an impact.
Through CC, I have had the immense privilege to hear the voices of a diverse range of student leaders from throughout our community. I devoted my time to listening to their passions and to connecting them to the resources that would fulfill their goals. I am beyond grateful for what I have learned from taking a step back to listen to the forest that surrounds us. Many times over, individuals have seen something in me that I did not see in myself. They have elevated my confidence, raised my spirits, supported my dreams and nourished my passions. Emory spirit emanates from the passion we each derive from our extracurricular involvements, our academic interests and our plans for the future. My most profound observation was that no student feels that Emory is perfect. Everyone sees holes in the ecosystem, where energy is lost, where connections fail. Yet, no one falls prey to disillusionment. Emory students work tirelessly to improve this campus and to make a meaningful impact on the global community. Thank you for everything, Class of 2018. I cannot wait to see the contributions that you each continue to make. Cassidy Schwartz is from Munster, Ind., and served as the 20172018 College Council president.
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SUPERHERO FILM REVIEW
FANTASY FILM REVIEW
Violence BY#MAGGIE#HIGGENBOTHAM# Contributing%Writer It’s% unfair% to% say% that% “Natural% Shocks”% by% Lauren% Gunderson% (04C)% is% simply% an% hour?long% monologue% —% it’s% a% movement.% It’s% a% statement% and% a% commentary% on% the% issues% we% are% all% too% often% afraid% to% broach% in% the% theater.% “A% national% campaign% of% theater% activism%against%gun%violence,”%accord? ing%to%Gunderson,%the%65?minute,%one? woman%show%was%performed%by%Luisa% Cuervo% Price% (04C)% on% April% 21% in% a% small%classroom%in%the%Rich%Memorial% Building.% Though% small,% the% crowd% was% welcoming% and% the% atmosphere% encouraging.% Gunderson% worked% with% fellow% Emory% alumna,% Christina% Wallace% (04C),% for% “Natural% Shocks”% to% be% read%by%various%actors%in%all%50%states% between%April%19%and%22,%according%to% the%“Natural%Shocks”%website. “Natural% Shocks”% begins% with% a% woman%trapped%in%an%imaginary%base?
BY#ADESOLA#THOMAS Contributing%Writer COURTESY'OF'WALT'DISNEY'PICTURES
FROM#LEFT#TO#R IGHT:%Ukoye%(Danai%Gurira),%Black%Panther%(Chadwick%Boseman),%Captain% America%(Chris%Evans),%Black%Widow%(Scarlett%Johansson)%and%the%Winter%Soldier%(Sebastian% Stan)%gear%up%for%war%against%Thanos%and%his%troops.
Grade:%AI The% highly% anticipated% third% Avengers%film%is%a%spectacle%on%the%scale% of%no%other%superhero%flick.%During%its% lengthy%two%hour%and%30%minute%run? time,%the%film%brings%the%audience%on%a% hilarious%and%emotional%journey%span? ning% countries% and% planets,% featuring% awe?inspiring% action% set?pieces,% jaw? dropping% twists% and% a% laundry% list% of% superheroes%finally%assembling%on%the% big%screen.%While%not%a%perfect%super? hero%film,%its%exciting%character%mash? ups,%ambitious%plotline%and%shrewd%use%
of%humor%establish%“Avengers:%Infinity% War”%as%one%of%Marvel’s%best. The%large?chinned,%giant%purple%vil? lain% Thanos% (Josh% Brolin)% first% haunt? ed% the% Marvel% Cinematic% Universe% (MCU)% in% the% post?credits% scene% of% 2012’s% “The% Avengers.”% Six% years% later,% he% has% finally% arrived% on% Earth,% intent% on% obtaining% all% six% “Infinity% Stones,”% powerful% gems% that% expand% his%powers.%Standing%in%his%way%are%the% Avengers,% who% must% overcome% their% differences% from% “Captain% America:% Civil%War”%and%assemble.%They%acquire% help%from%Star?Lord%(Chris%Pratt)%and% the% Guardians% of% the% Galaxy,% as% well% as%Black%Panther%(Chadwick%Boseman)% and% the% citizens% of% Wakanda% to% stop%
Thanos% and% his% henchmen% before% he% fills% his% gauntlet% with% Infinity% Stones% and% wipes% out% half% of% the% world’s% population. For%a%character%whom%Marvel%films% have% teased% for% so% long,% Thanos,% for% the% most% part,% delivers.% Fans% never% doubted% that% he% would% be% an% evil% foe% for%the%Avengers%to%face,%but%directors% Joe%and%Anthony%Russo%give%him%more% layers%than%the%prototypical%movie%vil? lain.% The% film% dissects% his% relation? ship% with% his% daughter% Gamora% (Zoe% Saldana)% and% manages% to% rationalize% his% wicked% plan.% Along% with% this,% he% is%intimidating%—%he%fights%our%heroes%
Boots% Riley’s% debut% film% “Sorry% to% Bother%You”%is%a%visceral%critique%of%the% American%capitalist%process.% Rapper% turned% writer% and% direc? tor,% Riley% expertly% uses% humor% and% music%to%allow%the%audience%to%recline% amid% the% film’s% daunting,% contempla? tive%social%criticism%on%class%struggles% and%race%relations.% But% the% film% sometimes% fails% to% fully% develop% relationships% between% key% characters% and% the% backgrounds% of%others%—%which,%at%times,%forces%the% audience% to% work% harder% than% they% should%to%believe%the%film’s%crucial%call% to%action.%% The% film% follows% the% journey% of% Regalview% telemarketing% employ? ee% Cassius% “Cash”% Green% (Lakeith% Stanfield)% as% he% navigates% a% world% increasingly%dominated%by%Worryfree,% a%company%that%provides%free%housing% and% guaranteed% work% for% contractual%
Class!in!Session!for! ‘Eighth'Grade’'Director,'Star' Discuss'Portraying'Social'Media BY#JANVI#PAMNANI Staff%Writer
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BY#ELIZA#PAPRIN Contributing%Writer The% Kirkpatrick% brothers’% uproari? ous,% adrenaline?infused% “Something% Rotten!”% follows% in% the% footsteps% of% “South% Park”% collaborators% Matt% Stone% and% Trey% Parker’s% Broadway% juggernaut,% “The% Book% of% Mormon”% by% employing% the% same% critically% acclaimed%director%and%choreographer,%
Casey% Nicholaw,% to% develop% another% madcap% parody.% Playing% in% Atlanta% from% April% 17?22,% the% Tony?winning% musical% “Something% Rotten!”% which% had%a%22?month%run%on%Broadway%and% was% nominated% for% 10% Tony% awards,% mimics%the%same%rambunctious%antics% of% its% predecessors,% but% never% truly% finds%its%stride. Set% in% 1595,% “Something% Rotten!”% follows% the% struggles% of% the% Bottom%
brothers,% Nick% (Rob% McClure)% and% Nigel%(Josh%Grisetti),%as%they%try%to%find% success% in% the% theatrical% world% at% the% same%time%as%William%Shakespeare.% Envious% of% Shakespeare’s% wild% success,% Nick% enlists% the% aid% of% a% kooky% fortune% teller% to% foresee% what% Shakespeare’s% next% hit% will% be% and% steals%it%for%himself.%
From% working% up% the% nerve% to% talk% to% your% crush% to% failing% to% articulate% your%feelings,%we’ve%all%faced%the%chal? lenges%of%pre?adolescence. “Eighth%Grade,”%written%and%direct? ed%by%comedian%Bo%Burnham%and%star? ring%15?year?old%Elsie%Fisher,%portrays% these% hallmarks% of% middle% school,% among%others.% The% film% demonstrates% how% the% internet%and%social%media%heighten%the% stakes%of%middle%school,%often%compli? cating% the% path% pre?pubescents% must% navigate.% Protagonist% Kayla% (Elsie% Fisher)% copes% with% the% looming% transition% to% high% school% by% posting% videos% online% that%share%life%advice.% Through% this,% she% learns% what% it% means% to% “be% herself”% and% gains% confidence. The% Wheel% sat% down% with% Burham% and% Fisher% to% talk% about% “Eighth% Grade,”%set%to%release%July%13.% This% transcript% has% been% edited% for%
clarity%and%length.% Janvi% Pamnani,% The% Emory% Wheel:%What%was%it%like%writing%from% the%mind%of%a%13?year?old%girl? Bo% Burnham:% I% don’t% know.% At% some% point,% I% felt% like% I% just% got% her.% I% was% very% aware% of% being% a% man% the% whole% time,% and% I% was% looking% to% the% women% around% me% to% call% bulls**t% on% me.% The% movie% affords% her% a% certain% amount%of%privacy,%[as%it’s]%not%a%body? centric%movie.% It’s%more%in%her%head.%To%be%honest,% it% just% made% sense% to% me% that% I% didn’t% question%it%too%much.% I%never%presumed%her%to%be%any%less% intelligent%than%me.%I%just%felt%like%she% had%all%of%my%faculty,%but%she%just%hap? pened%to%be%a%kid%that’s%a%girl%in%2018.% She%has%all%of%my%feelings%and%all%of%my% worries.% TEW:%What%was%the%inspiration%for% this%script?%
Continued"from"Page"9 From%there,%the%story%unravels,%filled% with% quarreling,% love,% deceit,% thievery% and%phallic%jokes,%all%reminiscent%of%a% typical%Shakespearean%comedy.% The%show’s%humor%is%most%success? ful% —% its% witty% one?liners% and% bath? room% jokes% consistently% elicit% huge% laughs%from%the%audience.%Some%jokes% are% high?brow,% with% references% to% Shakespeare’s%works,%while%others%are% crass,% such% as% an% ongoing% bit% about% the% lack% of% proper% plumbing% during% the% Renaissance.% Shakespeare% (Adam% Pascal)% is% hilariously% reimagined% as% a% plagiarizing,%phony%Mick%Jagger?esque% rock%star%addicted%to%fame%and%fortune.% The% play’s% funniest% musical% num? bers% are% its% best,% with% “God,% I% Hate% Shakespeare,”% “The% Black% Death”%
and% “Something% Rotten!/Make% An% Omelette”% garnering% plenty% of% laughs% from%the%audience. The%peak%of%the%show%(which%doesn’t% coincide% with% that% of% the% plot)% is% its% spectacular%grand%number%in%the%first% act,%“A%Musical,”%an%ode%to%the%wonder% and% magic% of% the% American% musical.% Steeped% with% countless% musical% the? ater% references,% the% number% is% both% a% parody%of%and%a%love%letter%to%the%musi? cal%form.%The%song%simultaneously%cel? ebrates% its% glory% and% grandeur% while% making%fun%of%its%odd%traits,%including% its%inclination%towards%jazz%hands%and% dance% breaks% that% don’t% advance% the% plot.% With% its% bright% lights,% dazzling% set% changes%and%huge%dancing%chorus,%the% number% is% goosebump?inducing% and% squeal?evoking%for%any%musical%theater%
lover,%including%myself.% As% the% song% acknowledges,% “the% crowd%goes%wild%every%time,”%and%that% it% did.% By% the% end% of% the% number,% the% crowd%was%hooting%and%whistling,%beg? ging%for%more. It’s% when% the% show% attempts% to% go% deeper% and% provide% emotional% com? plexity%that%it%begins%to%deteriorate.% The% love% story% between% Nigel% and% the%daughter%of%a%Puritan%leader,%who% bond%over%their%love%of%poetry,%is%shal? low.% Instead% of% deepening% the% plot,% it% harps% on% the% overdone% be?true?to? yourself% cliche% and% disengages% the% audience.% The%show%begins%to%make%a%feminist% statement% with% Bea% (Maggie% Lakis),% Nick’s%wife,%and%her%playful%girl?power% song%“Right%Hand%Man,”%but%seems%to% forget% about% her% character% until% the%
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end% when% she% suddenly% reappears% to% save%the%day.% The% end% of% the% show% is% perhaps% its% biggest%flaw.%The%show%creates%a%great% amount%of%problems%for%its%characters% but% leaves% no% time% to% properly% flesh% them%out%or%cleverly%solve%them.% The% characters% go% from% rehears? ing% a% musical% number% from% their% musical% “Omelette:% The% Musical,”% to% Shakespeare% suing% them% for% steal? ing% his% ideas% (by% enlisting% the% aid% of% the% psychic% who% wrongly% pre? dicted% Shakespeare’s% “Hamlet”% as% “Omelette”),% to% testifying% in% court,% to% (spoiler% alert)% escaping% beheading% to% start%a%new%life%in%America%—%all%in%just% a%matter%of%minutes.% The% potential% consequences% of% the% brothers’% actions% are% never% estab? lished,%so%it%is%incredibly%anticlimactic%
ment,% a% tornado% looming.% Despite% the% intense% setting,% Gunderson% takes% the% audience%on%a%character?focused%jour? ney% —% % we% learn% about% the% speaker’s% mother,% her% job% and% the% dog% that% she% wants% to% adopt.% Simply% referred% to% as% “She,”%the%speaker%is%doing%her%best%to% survive.% Through% this% hour?long% conversa? tion,% we% learn% the% tornado% and% the% basement%isn’t%real.% Rather% than% preparing% for% a% natu? ral% disaster,% She% bought% a% gun% and% is% actually% preparing% for% her% abusive% husband’s%arrival.% By% the% end% of% the% show% we% learn% that%an%hour%ago,%just%before%the%show% started,%she%told%her%husband%she%was% leaving%him.%By%the%end%of%the%play%he% has%arrived%at%the%basement%door%livid% and%with%a%gun. Although% the% show% begins% with% a% focus% on% the% impending% natural% disaster,% it% soon% turns% into% an% incred? ibly% striking% commentary% on% gun% violence.% Gunderson,% the% most% pro? duced% playwright% in% America% this% year,% brings% attention% to% an% issue% she% has% felt% strongly% about% ever% since% the% Columbine%school%shooting%in%1999.% On% the% show’s% website,% Gunderson%
talks% about% being% in% high% school% and% feeling% a% need% to% take% action.% Just% before%She’s%onstage%death,%we%receive% a% number% of% frightening% statistics% on% gun%violence%in%homes%and%schools.%
While%there%was%a% small%audience,%the% knowledge%that%the% same%show%was%being% read%and%performed% all%over%the%country% gave%it%a%sense%of% community%that%the% average%play%lacks.%
Audience%members%are%encouraged% to% donate% to% Moms% Demand% Action% instead%of%purchasing%tickets. The%reading%itself%was%engaging%and% dramatic.% The% script% bounced% from% topic% to% topic,% endearing% She% to% the% audience% slowly% but% surely.% Price,% for% her% part,% played%She%with%an%eagerness%and%sin? cerity%that%was%evident%throughout%her% performance.% While% her% performance% was% a% bit%
when% they% are% suddenly% threatened% with%death%and%escape%only%a%few%min? utes%later.% The%ending%is%confusing,%unsatisfy? ing%and%ultimately%the%show’s%greatest% weakness. While% “Something% Rotten!”% isn’t% deep,% it% is% a% fun% time% and% is% at% its% best% in% its% larger?than?life% hilarity.% It% loses% steam% when% it% tries% to% be% more% than% an% extravagant,% absurd% satire,% but% its% over?the?top% dance% numbers,% genuinely% funny% jokes% and% charming% characters%make%it%worth%your%time.% The% play% isn’t% filled% with% thought? provoking% dialogue% or% emotionally% complex% characters,% but% it% is% a% good% time.
one?note% at% times,% the% material% was% clearly% meaningful% to% Price,% which% made% it% meaningful% to% the% audience.% Price% embodied% the% character,% some? times% causing% the% audience% to% forget% she% was% acting.% She% made% excellent% use% of% the% space,% taking% advantage% of% the%unusual%architecture%of%classroom% 205,% which% has% a% large% pit% at% one% end% of%the%room. Overall,% “Natural% Shocks”% was% a% meaningful% and% timely% piece% of% the? ater.%While%there%was%a%small%audience,% the%knowledge%that%the%same%show%was% being%read%and%performed%all%over%the% country%gave%it%a%sense%of%community% that%the%average%play%lacks.% The% script% was% lively% and% musical% (She% sings% pieces% of% “Get% Happy”% by% Judy% Garland% throughout% the% show),% and%transitions%into%different%emotion? al%moments%naturally.% Gunderson’s%words%and%Price’s%voice% added% important% components% to% an% ongoing%and%pressing%debate.% “Natural% Shocks”% not% only% high? lighted% theater’s% ability% to% confront% issues% that% matter% to% us% today,% but% proved% that% it% should% be% used% in% that% manner.
punch% for% punch% while% inflicting% real% damage.% He% pushes% the% Avengers% to% their% limits% and% uses% the% Infinity% Gauntlet%in%creative%ways.%On%the%other% hand,% Thanos’% henchmen% aren’t% as% effective.%They%serve%merely%as%his%CGI% slaves,%with%unclear%powers%and%boring% personalities. The% cast% list% of% “Infinity% War”% is% sprawling,% but% the% Russo% brothers% do% a%commendable%job%of%giving%everyone% their% due.% The% beloved% Guardians% —% particularly%Star?Lord%and%Gamora%—% smartly% receive% a% significant% amount% of% screen% time.% Their% natural% banter% and% interactions% with% Thor% (Chris% Hemsworth),% Tony% Stark% (Robert% Downey% Jr.)% and% Spider?Man% (Tom% Holland)%are%a%riot,%with%the%characters% playing% off% each% others’% superpowers% and%quirks.% Scarlet% Witch% (Elizabeth% Olsen)% is% finally% given% a% compelling% story? line%%—%an%Infinity%Stone%rests%within% the%forehead%of%her%lover,%Vision%(Paul% Bettany).% While% their% relationship% wasn’t% fleshed% out% in% previous% films,% “Infinity% War”% makes% their% love% story% natural%and%their%conflict%captivating. On% the% other% hand,% Thor’s% side? quest%to%find%a%new%weapon%to%replace% his% smashed% hammer% isn’t% quite% as% effective.%He%brings%along%the%always? amusing% Rocket% Raccoon% (voiced% by% Bradley%Cooper)%and%Groot%(voiced%by% Vin%Diesel),%but%the%audience%wonders% why% we% are% investing% so% much% time% into%Thor’s%weapon%when%we%should%be% focused%on%the%conflict%with%Thanos. Naturally,% due% to% time% constraints,% not% every% character% has% much% to% do.% The% Winter% Soldier% (Sebastian% Stan),% who%was%notably%included%in%the%post? credits% scene% of% “Black% Panther,”% only% serves% as% a% soldier% in% the% Wakandan% army,%and%the%Wakandans%themselves,% especially% Shuri% (Letitia% Wright)% and% M’Baku% (Winston% Duke),% have% minor% roles.% Even% Captain% America% (Chris% Evans)%lacks%a%character%arc,%although% he% features% prominently% in% the% film’s% climactic%battle%scene. I% would% be% remiss% not% to% mention% the% film’s% action% sequences,% which% come% fast% and% furious% at% the% audi? ence.%From%the%opening%scene,%the%film% is% thrillingly% action?packed,% offering% little%room%to%breathe.% This% makes% the% seemingly% long% runtime% pass% rapidly,% and% keeps% the%
audience% on% the% edge% of% their% seats.% The% Russo% brothers% take% advantage% of% and% connect% their% characters’% vari? ous%special%abilities%in%battle.%Whether% it’s% Star?Lord% leaping% across% Doctor% Strange’s% (Benedict% Cumberbatch)% magical% shields% to% shoot% an% enemy% or% Rocket% Raccoon% machine?gunning% baddies% on% the% arm% of% the% Winter% Soldier,%this%merge%of%powers%elevates% the% fight% scenes% past% the% good% guys% using% their% powers% to% fight% the% bad% ones. Unlike% recent% Marvel% films% like% “Guardians%of%the%Galaxy:%Vol.%2”%and% “Thor:% Ragnarok,”% “Infinity% War”% does% a% remarkable% job% of% balancing% humor% with% emotion.% The% film% brims% with% zingers% and% one?liners,% almost% all%of%which%spur%giggles,%but%the%jokes% never%discount%the%drama%taking%place.% The% film% never% laughs% off% the% high? stakes%threat%that%faces%our%heroes,%but% instead%heightens%the%threat%with%wise? cracks.% And,% when% the% movie% turns% dark% and% tense,% it% doesn’t% throw% in% jokes%to%skew%the%tone.% The% main% problem% with% the% film% spurs%from%its%inability%to%stand%alone% as% a% piece% of% cinema.% If% you% haven’t% seen% most,% if% not% all,% of% the% previ? ous% Marvel% films,% you% will% not% have% the% same% experience% as% a% hardcore% fan.% I% appreciate% the% inter?character% jabs%and%nods%to%past%films,%but%I%can% imagine% that% someone% less% familiar% wouldn’t%understand%or%enjoy%the%film% as% much.% In% addition,% the% twists% and% turns% the% film% boldly% takes% will% not% mean%as%much%for%a%non?Marvel%fan.%If% you’re%one%of%such%casual%moviegoers,% I% would% recommend% re?visiting% past% Marvel%films%before%buying%your%ticket% for%“Infinity%War.”%%% As% someone% who% has% been% critical% of% the% MCU’s% latest% offerings% such% as% “Guardians% Vol.% 2”% and% “Ragnarok,”% I% can% confidently% say% that% “Avengers:% Infinity%War”%is%one%of%the%best%Marvel% films%in%recent%history.% Its% dazzling% action% scenes,% shock? ing% revelations% and% brilliant% use% of% humor% make% it% a% worthy% and% memo? rable% theatrical% experience% that% will% leave% you% stunned% and% anxious% for% more% Avengers% action.% Hopefully% the% currently%untitled%“Avengers%4,”%set%for% release% on% May% 3,% 2019,% will% provide% just%that.
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Continued"from"Page"9 lifelong% employees,% helmed% by% lead? ing% entrepreneur% Steve% Lift% (Armie% Hammer).% Yeah% so,% slavery.% Cash% lives% with% his% eccentric% artist/sign?flipping% girl? friend,% Detroit% (Tessa% Thompson),% in% his% landlord% uncle’s% (Terry% Crews)% garage% and% earns% a% job% at% Regalview% telemarketing%to%pay%their%rent.% His% efforts% are% initially% hindered% because% of% his% inability% to% make% sales% in%his%own%black%voice.% But% with% the% help% of% Langston%% (Danny% Glover),% an% older% fellow% black% employee,%Cash%learns%to%sell%by%using% a%white%voice%and%is%on%track%to%become% a%“power%caller.”% The%crux%of%the%film’s%conflict%comes% from% the% choices% Cash% makes% when% his% Regalview% peers% Squeeze% (Steven% Yeun)%and%Sal%(Jermaine%Fowler)%plan% a%series%of%workers%union%protests%just% as% Cash% becomes% a% power% caller% and% sales% strategist% for% Worryfree,% where% employees%speak%in%“white%voice%only.” “Sorry% to% Bother% You”% pointedly% takes%place%in%an%alternate%present?day% Oakland,% Calif.% Riley% inserts% clever% plot% details% to% develop% the% film’s% oth? erworldly% feel% while% maintaining% the% politically% allegorical% ideas% around% which%the%film%revolves.% For% example,% the% most% popular% American%TV%show%in%Riley’s%universe% is% a% violent% variety% program% called% “I% Got%the%Sh!t%Kicked%Out%of%Me,”%a%show% in%which%the%film’s%protagonist%eventu? ally%stars. The%film’s%strongest%elements%are%its% excellent% cast% and% poignant% commen? tary% on% the% normalized% exploitation% within%modern%America.% Whether% he’s% worrying% about% the% nadirs%of%his%working%class%life%or%try? ing%to%juggle%his%duties%as%an%employee% of% a% “morally% emaciating”% company,% Stanfield’s%delivery%remains%striking.% He% plays% Cash% with% an% appropri? ate,% varying% level% of% anxiety,% which% is% impressive% considering% the% film’s% numerous%twists.% But%Thompson%is%the%movie’s%secret% star% of% the% film.% Detroit% is% a% woman% who% struggles% to% love% and% admonish% a% man% whose% life% encompasses% every% conflict%within%the%world%around%them.% Thompson’s%delivery%of%that%struggle% quitely%carries%the%film.%Furthermore,% Detroit’s%physicality%and%style,%in%addi? tion% to% “I% Got% the% Sh!t% Kicked% Out% of% Me,”% are% Riley’s% generous% reminders% that% we% aren’t% in% our% own% universe% anymore.% The%setting%of%the%film%is%reiterated% clearly%through%her%distinctive%perfor? mance% art% and% technicolor% hair% and% earrings.% Other% noteworthy% performances% come% from% Yeun% and% Fowler’s% sober?
ing%union?organizing%roles,%which%they% humorously% embody,% and% Hammer’s% well?intentioned,% coke?snorting% anti? hero%Steve%Lift.% The% film’s% critique% of% racism% and% income% inequality% are% woven% throughout.% At%a%Worryfree%executive%party,%Lift% encourages%Cash%to%rap%for%the%party’s% predominantly%white%guests.% Although%Cash%informs%Lift%that%he% cannot% rap,% Lift% and% the% white% party% guests% uncomfortably% pressure% Cash% into% performing% for% his% fellow% guests.% It% is% a% poignant% commentary% on% how% racism%is%often%bolstered%by%false%per? ceptions,% like% the% belief% that% all% black% people% can% rap,% or% the% notion% that% performativity%of%the%oppressed%—%not% structural%change%—%is%the%solution.% Riley%returns%to%the%idea%of%perfor? mativity% repeatedly.% Detroit’s% exhibi? tion%features%a%performance%indicative% of%the%activist%work%she%does,%as%well%as% the%themes%the%film%at%large%presents.% The% Regalview% workers% union% pro? tests% outside% of% Worryfree’s% office% are% organized% by% Squeeze% and% Sal,% two% men% of% color,% but% a% white% participant% is% recognized% nationally% and% given% an% advertisement% deal% for% her% participa? tion.% Most% blatantly,% Cash% performs% whiteness% to% earn% money% —% it% should% not%evade%the%reader%that%the%protago? nist’s% name% phonetically% sounds% out% “cash%is%green”%—%while%white%charac? ters% perform% blackness% in% order% to% be% “hip.”% The%choices%Cash%makes%to%prove%his% legitimacy% in% a% Worryfree?dominated% world% are% indicative% of% capitalism’s% harmful% elements,% where% exploitive% and%discriminatory%practices%are%often% overlooked%in%favor%of%success.% “Sorry%to%Bother%You”’s%final%scenes% are%jarring%and%motivate%the%audience% to% reconsider% their% attitudes% on% the% bootstrap%mentality,%along%with%social% injustice%in%its%entirety.% But% the% fate% of% central% Regalview% employees% remains% unclear% in% a% way% that%doesn’t%feel%purposeful%or%commit? ted% to% the% film’s% central% theme.% While% this% may% be% a% minor% consequence% of% the% editing% process% or% a% poorly% deliv? ered%message%on%ongoing%processes%of% social%change,%it%didn’t%seem%deliberate% and%became%distracting.% However,%the%attention%to%detail%and% powerful% social% commentaries% deliv? ered%by%the%cast%mostly%compensate%for% this%hiccup.% “Sorry%to%Bother%You”%compellingly% highlights%the%blights%of%the%American% social% fabric% and% leaves% the% audience% with%a%melancholic%discomfort%that%the% film%indicates%can%only%be%remedied%by% political%action.%
Director%Bo%Burnham%(LEFT)%and%actress%Elsie%Fisher%(R IGHT)%laugh%on%the%set%of%the%comingI ofIage%comedy%‘Eighth%Grade.’
Continued"from"Page"9 BB:% I% wanted% to% write% about% the% internet%and%how%I%was%feeling.% I%started%writing%[down]%a%bunch%of% [ideas]%and%I%stumbled%upon%this%voice% and%found%that%I%could%say%everything%I% wanted%through%her.% I% wanted% to% write% about% this% time:% eighth%grade.% I%wanted%a%story%that%was%not%nostal? gic,%and%…%I%wanted%it%to%be%visceral%and% not%polluted%[by]%my%own%experience.% [The% protagonist]% being% a% girl% pre? vented% me% from% projecting% my% own% experience%on%it.% Also,% if% you’re% going% to% write% about% 13?year?olds%and%the%internet,%the%girls% are%five%times%deeper%than%the%boys%at% that%age.% I% watched% hundreds% and% hundreds% of% videos% of% kids% talking% online% about% themselves.% The%boys%talked%about%Fortnite%and% the% girls% talked% about% their% souls% ...% I% don’t% even% remember% what% I% was% thinking% in% eighth% grade.% I% was% a% lot% dumber% and% more% shallow% than% [Kayla],%for%sure.%
but% I% think% it% was% worth% it.% The% other% aspect% of% it% is% digging% into% [the% inter? net]%and%trying%to%show%it%as%a%textural% part% of% our% life,% rather% than% huge% plot% points%surrounding%the%internet.% Most%movies%that%involve%the%inter? net% are% [about]% cyberbullying% or% your% pictures% leak% and% then% you% go% viral.% I% wasn’t% into% that% at% all.% I% think% the% way% the% internet% exists% in% most% peo? ple’s% lives% is% just% a% texture,% a% medium% through%which%they%live%and%not%a%plot% device. TEW:% Elsie,% you% were% in% eighth% grade%pretty%recently.% How% much% of% your% experience% and% personality% did% you% contribute% to% Kayla’s%character? EF:%Oh,%a%ton.%I%think%a%big%part%of% the%movie%is%about%being%awkward%and% anxious%about%things.% That% was% me% in% middle% school.% I% remember%not%having%friends.% That%sounds%so%depressing,%but%that% played%into%me%being%Kayla.% The% weirdness% of% the% time% is% very% specific,%especially%growing%up%around% social%media.
TEW:% You% started% your% career% by% putting% videos% online.% Did% you% use% your% own% videos% and% awkwardness% for% the% film?% Elsie,% did% you% watch% his% videos%for%inspiration? BB:% I% don’t% know.% (To% Fisher)% Did% you%watch%my%videos? Elsie% Fisher:% For% sure,% I% watched% [Bo’s]%videos%for%research%purposes. BB:% Kayla% does% something% slight? ly% different% [from% what% I% did].% I% just% posted% little% things% I% made.% She% [par? ticipates% in]% this% new% trend% of% liter? ally% talking% about% yourself,% which% was% always% a% really% fascinating% thing% to% me.% I% was% a% junior% in% high% school% [when% I% started% posting% videos],% so% I% already% had% a% little% bit% of% a% sense% of% myself.%Not%that%my%videos%are%any%less% embarrassing.%
TEW:% Speaking% of% awkwardness,% there%are%a%lot%of%vocal%crutches%such%as% “um”%and%“like”%in%Kayla’s%speech.% How%much%of%that%came%from%Fisher% and% how% much% of% it% came% from% the% script? EF:% Most% of% it% was% in% the% script,% I% think.% BB:% It% was% written,% but% it% didn’t% have%to%be%word%perfect.% The%way%it%was%written%gave%her%per? mission% to% be% inarticulate.% It’s% much% less%improvised%than%it%appears.% I% always% told% her% that% I% didn’t% say% complete% sentences% until% I% was% 24,% so% don’t% worry% about% stumbling% or% stut? tering%or%stammering.% That’s% sort% of% the% point% of% all% this.% It’s%about%someone%failing%to%articulate% themself.
TEW:% What% was% it% like% portraying% the%internet%in%the%film? BB:% One% part% of% it% was% portraying% all%the%screens%practically.% We% shot% all% the% screens% [on% real% devices].% There’s%no%screen%replacements.%We% made%200%accounts%of%kids,%so%[Elsie]% was%really%scrolling%through%Instagram% and%DMing%kids%because%people%think% that%[fake]%screens%look%shitty%because% they’re%in%after%effects.% Actually% getting% the% real% screens% and%the%real%light%bouncing%off%of%it%can% be%really%beautiful.% It%was%an%absolute%nightmare%to%do,%
TEW:% One% of% my% favorite% parts% of% the% movie% was% Kayla’s% relationship% with%her%father,%Mark,%played%by%Josh% Hamilton.% Can%you%talk%a%little%about%creating% that%relationship? BB:% They% rehearsed% a% lot.% They% were%the%only%people%we%rehearsed.% [Interacting%with]%everyone%else%was% a% new% experience% for% Kayla,% so% we% wanted%[those%interactions]%to%feel%new.% But% with% Josh,% it% had% to% feel% [familiar].% The%opening%dinner%scene%has%to%feel% like% it’s% happened% a% thousand% times,% so% we% [rehearsed]% that% conversation% a%
thousand%times.% EF:%It%was%definitely%fun,%though.%I% really%like%Josh.% He%is%naturally%a%dad.%I%mean,%in%real% life% he% is% a% dad,% but% he% gives% off% very% “dad”%vibes%to%me.% We%hung%out%sometimes%off?set,%me% and%Josh%and%my%dad.%We%went%to%[the% Museum% of% Modern% Art]% and% we% got% ice%cream. TEW:%Bo,%I%saw%an%interview%where% you% said% that% emotions% in% movies% for% middle% school?aged% audiences% are% larger%than%life,%since%everything%feels% dramatic% when% you’re% at% that% age.% I% thought%the%use%of%non?diegetic%music% in% the% film% really% played% to% that,% and% was%wondering%if%you%could%talk%about% it,%especially%since%you%have%a%musical% background.% BB:%I%wanted%an%electronic%score%to% make%the%story%big%and%visceral.%You’re% totally% right% about% it.% It’s% exactly% for% that%purpose.%I%wrote%a%bunch%of%temp% music%for%the%film%[but%didn’t%think]%it% was%good.%I%luckily%stumbled%upon%this% composer,%Anna%Meredith.% She’s%out%of%London.%She’s%a%Scottish% composer.% She’s% brilliant,% and% she% makes%big,%theatrical%choices%with%her% music.% It’s% very% visceral,% but% also% feels% warm%and%accessible. EF:%She’s%amazing.%I%love%her%music% so% much.% If% the% [film’s]% soundtrack% comes%out%on%iTunes%or%something,%I’m% going%to%buy%it. BB:% I% think% we% can% hook% you% up% maybe,%so%you%can%get%it%for%free. EF:%I%will%still%buy%it.%She%deserves% my%money.% BB:% I% don’t% know% what% she% would% say% to% that.% (laughs)% But% yeah,% you’re% totally% right% about% that.% We% wanted% it% to% be% foreground% music,% not% back? ground%music.% TEW:%How%is%writing%a%film%script% different%than%writing%a%stand?up%com? edy%show? BB:% It’s% mostly% different% because,% with% a% comedy% show,% if% you% don’t% get% a% laugh% every% minute% you’re% bad% at% your%job.% With%this,%you%don’t%have%to%do%that.% You% can% relax% a% little% bit,% and% shift% tones.% The%truth%is,%I’m%writing%comedy%for% me%to%perform%[by]%myself.% When% I% was% writing% this,% I% knew% it%was%a%collaboration,%so%I%could%be%a% little%braver%knowing%that%the%respon? sibility%was%spread%out%a%bit%more.
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Emory Life Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Emory Life Editor: Niraj Naik (email@example.com)
A Close Shave: Dubin On Emory Experience By Janvi Pamnani Staff Writer
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Emory Buddhist Club celebrates its first Buddha Day on April 19 to honor the life of Buddha. Students gather at Cannon Chapel Brooks Commons for Buddhist songs and chants, as well as catered vegan sushi.
John Kim: Teacher, Blogger, Jedi Master By varun GuPta Senior Staff Writer A quick Google search for “consulting blog” registers the blog of Emory lecturer in organization and management John Kim (05B), “Consultant’s mind,” as the first result. Kim created Consultant’s mind in April 2012 to define the role of consultants and how they “think a bit differently” compared to employees in other business divisions, he said. “increasingly, people want to know what your point of view is,” Kim said. “They really want to know that you have an opinion and [you are] able to back that up with data.” With over 400 blog posts in his repertoire, Kim provides commentary and videos on a multitude of business-focused topics, including tips and tricks for interviewing clients and solving complex business problems. He publishes five to seven times per month, and has been posting for over five years. A Georgia native, Kim graduated with a BA in Economics and international relations from the University of Southern California. He then completed his mBA at Goizueta Business School in 2005. He worked as an internal consultant at Deloitte and for manufacturers including Applied materials, AGCo Corporation and Philips Healthcare. last year, he joined Emory University as a full-time faculty member. Kim said his previous responsibility of training junior associates at a consulting firm is similar to teaching college students how to think like executives. He referred to his students as “padawans,” a “Star Wars” reference alluding to a master-apprentice relationship that depends on cultivating trust and stimulating curiosity. Kim said his students become comfortable with engaging in discussions as the semester progresses. Part of developing the class’s chemistry, he said, is providing students with a chance to share their opinions and disagree with him.
“it takes time to build trust,” Kim said. “When you first play basketball with four other people, it’s awkward. you are a team, but not really.” Kim said he talks for half of the class and listens to student ideas for the rest of the time, a teaching tactic he acquired as a consultant. “i treat my classroom like an executive workshop,” Kim said. “Emory students are pretty mature. They don’t want to wait until they are 45 to make a difference.” As for personal growth, Kim said that blogging has helped to sharpen his understanding of his interests in economics and consulting. When he first began “Consultant’s mind,” he spent five hours writing a 200-word blog post, a process that he has since trimmed down.
“Everything is storytelling. it’s about motivating people to take action.” — John Kim, Emory lecturer in organization And management “The more you write, the sharper your point of view becomes,” Kim said. “it’s a problem if we look at a problem two dimensionally. if the answer is simple, it’s probably wrong.” in “infographics: Telling Stories With Data,” a multi-media blog post published on Jan. 10, 2013, Kim wrote that infographics are beneficial tools for readers to consider. He analyzed examples of effective and ineffective graphic design, aiming to persuade consultants to find new modes of presenting their argument or story. “Everything is storytelling,” Kim said. “it’s about motivating people to take action. i tell my students, ‘Don’t wait to graduate to start being an expert at something.’” Kim said that the consulting catchphrase “Be. Do. Say.,” popularized by
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BrightHouse founder and CEo Joey reiman, has motivated him to continue blogging as a way to inspire students to showcase their so-called interests. Some users have gotten jobs using the advice on his blog, Kim said. Kim said that his blog is an efficient teaching tool because it helps him avoid repeating lectures. for example, Kim opts to send his students a link to “recruiters Speak: 17 Things All College Graduates Need to Know” when they ask for suggestions on preparing for corporate life. After years of experience in recruitment, Kim said that he prefers to see a candidate’s work rather than hear about someone’s so-called interest. He recommends his students start blogs or, at the very least, websites for their published materials. “People talk a big game,” Kim said. “These days it is not enough for [someone] to have an interest. you have to put your artwork out there.” Anshuman Parikh (18C), who took Kim’s Strategic management course last Spring, expressed appreciation for Kim’s attentive teaching style. “[He was a] super engaging professor [who] cared a lot about his students,” Parikh said. “[in his class], it’s more about the students debating the topics and understanding the cases, rather than answering a yes or no question.” Whether he is teaching organization and management, blogging about consulting or inspiring students, Kim said he is constantly curious. With no plans of stopping, Kim’s continued commitment to “Consultant’s mind” is a testament to that energy.
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Michael Dubin, 2018 Commencement speaker and founder and CEO of Dollar Shave Club, was once a struggling history major at Emory who threw himself into extracurriculars. He held media and marketing internships, including positions at CNN, first with Showbiz Today and later with the Students’ Bureau. After graduation, Dubin moved to New York, where he worked for eight years at several other media and marketing companies, including NBC and MSNBC, before he moved to California and founded Dollar Shave Club, a company that delivers razor blades and other grooming products to customers on a monthly basis. The Emory Wheel spoke with Dubin about his struggle to succeed during college on a conventional path. He encouraged students to find inspiration and allow it to guide their paths. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity.
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really connect that thing to any career path, or class that you’re taking. Do things that you’re curious about, or inspire you. The goal at this stage of your life is to gain exposure to as many different things as possible. you can’t understand at this moment how doing that will help you on your path in life, but there are so many things that i just did because i was interested in them that ended up helping me in a real way on my journey in life. i would say in many ways i’ve grown. i’ve had so many different experiences professionally and personally. i’ve gotten a chance to live on both sides of the country. i feel very lucky to have been able to do that. I would encourage everybody When i got to Emory, I was not a motivated student. I was an to try to live in a few different uninspired student, which is to places before you settle down, especially at this time say i never really in America. found academic relief i think it’s more ... There were some “i always liked that important than ever classes that i gravifeeling of biting off to get exposure to diftated [to] more than others, but I got a lot more than you could ferent perspectives and viewpoints and of value from my chew.” geographic regions. internships. [That] stuff’s really Those experiences — michael Dubin, CEo important for personreally set me on my And co-founder of Dollar al growth. course professionally. Shave Club i think [Emory i really floundered has given me] a lot of as a student, and i’m friendships and a lot grateful that i was able to find internships that i could of exposure to different perspectives, different people. learn from and that could guide me. The kind of people that i went to i had always worked either for start-ups or for smaller divisions school with and were in [Pi Kappa within larger companies, because that Alpha] fraternity with me were a fairly allowed you to do more than you would diverse set of people. i got to know them really well. They be able to do if you took an ordinary job. I always liked that feeling of were from all over [the country]. it biting off more than you could introduced me to a global network of chew, or having more responsibil- people. you’re sort of told that you should ity than you could handle because it really [forced] you to learn, to go to college and get good grades, and figure stuff out quickly. i valued those that’s the purpose. if that was the sole purpose, then experiences, [having] more responsibility than maybe just your job title i certainly missed that ... i think that the college experience for me allowed you to have. i don’t know that i ever had any was all about learning how to preconceived notions of who i was try to make smart decisions for going to be or what my life was going yourself. i think that the only way that you’re to be like. i just followed my gut and did things that inspired me and excited able to confront the decision making process is when you’re faced with a me. in many ways, the fact that i was decision and things start going well in such a frustrated student and that i a minute and not well the next minute. looked to other things has led me to Nothing catastrophic happened to me at Emory, but college for me was about this successful path that i’ve been on. i feel very lucky in some ways that i finding my own path. i couldn’t find my inspiration in floundered as a student. i learned that if you find yourself uninspired, the classroom, so i had to find it elseyou have to go out and seek inspi- where. i look back at my time at Emory ration. That’s what i missed as a very fondly. it wasn’t a hundred percent positive student. i think if i’d gone out to seek inspi- all the time. it was a great preparation ration, i probably would have had a for the real world. better time. Find something that excites — Contact Janvi Pamnani at you, and do that. Even if you can’t email@example.com
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After Escape, Jo Begins Rescue North Korean Refugee Shares Story By SeunGeun Cho Asst. Emory life Editor
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Buckhead’s new Baja Mexican spot, Chido and Padre’s, serves lunch entrees with sides of arroz verde and frijoles negros.
Chido and Padre’s Brings Baja to Buckhead By Liwen Xu Contributing Writer
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Chido and Padre’s entrance welcomes guests with a brightly lit decor and drapes of bright magen- beans). As i bit into my soft tacos, which ta, delicate turquoise and sunset orange. latin music streams f were loaded with fried onion sticks, i rom inside to match the colorful savored the juicy and tender shredded beef with each mouthful. interior. The tacos were streaked with avoChido and Padre’s replaced Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead in cado sauce that added an extra layer of creaminess. march. The beans were soft and flavorful, The lively restaurant focuses on Baja mexican cuisine and fresh ingre- either drizzled over the tacos or eaten dients, especially for seafood and on the side with the rice. my friend enjoyed her quesadilla produce. Chido and Padres’ colorful flair and just as much. As the name implies, the tres queemphasis on tradition allows the ressos quesadilla is a rich taurant to continue mix of three differSmokebelly’s legacy ent cheeses: oaxaca, of smoking all of its Chido and Padre’s monterey Jack and meats, from grilled embodied the “mi Cotija. chicken to shredded Wrapped in soft beef. casa es su casa” flour tortillas, the my friend and i sentiment as warm and thick quearrived at the festive each member of sadilla melted slowly restaurant and bar at the restaurant’s in our mouths (i tried noon on a Saturday. a few bites). immediately, a staff greeted and A cheese sauce friendly hostess asked accommodated us with drizzled on top of the us where we would genuine kindness. quesadilla topped the like to sit. dish off with a creamy We were seated finish. between the outside Although my friend ordered the patio, which was aglow with string lights, and the artfully lit interior, quesadilla bare, the menu offers addwhich displayed geometric designs on ons, including grilled mushrooms, chicken and beef brisket. the chairs and walls. Chido and Padre’s’ tender, homefrom the moment we stepped in, we could see that each piece of cooked Baja meals provide diners with furniture and fixture had been care- a truly distinct cultural and culinary fully selected and arranged to give experience. in mexican culture, family is a core off a lively, coastal vibe, from the intricately woven chairs to the bright, tiled value. Chido and Padre’s embodied the tables. As we pored over the menu, our “mi casa es su casa” sentiment as each waiter brought over a basket of compli- member of the restaurant’s staff greeted and accommodated us with genuine mentary housemade chips and salsa. The chips were crunchy and warm, kindness. They made sure we felt welcome lightly buttered over and cooked slowfrom conversing with us to constantly ly, according to our waiter. A perfect condiment, the salsa was bringing us water and chips. The food, in its simple and delicate made from green onions, cilantro and tomato paste, and had just the right goodness, deserves five stars. But beyond the dishes alone, the hint of sweetness. At one page each, the menus for traditional mexican interior design lunch, dinner and drinks were sim- and caring staff make for a five-star ambience that is just as alluring as ple. i ordered the smoked beef brisket the food. my friend and i will definitely be tacos, and my friend ordered the tres back for more. quesos quesadilla. Each dish came with a side of arroz verde (green rice infused with cilantro — Contact Liwen Xu at and chile) and frijoles negros (black firstname.lastname@example.org
The first time Jinhye Jo tried to escape North Korea, she and her family turned back because her mother was too weak to walk any further. An open wound on her skull become so infected that bugs were beginning to crawl around it, Jo said. Jo’s mother received the injury from North Korea’s State Security Department (SSD) officers, who beat her with wooden rods and forced her family to watch. Jo’s mother had verbally blamed the government for her newborn boy’s death, according to Jo. “She was sitting there…crying and then blaming the government,” Jo said. “‘Why [have] these kind of people killed my whole family? Why [would] they do this kind of stuff?’” The SSD imprisoned Jo’s mother for treason, but she escaped several days later, determined to leave the country with her family. The baby was not the family’s first loss; the family lost a 16-year-old daughter to sex trafficking in China and a father to torture. Jo, who founded the off-campus nonprofit organization North Korean refugees in the United States (NKinUSA) in 2011, recounted her escape from North Korea at the oxford road Building Presentation room at 4 p.m. on April 22. The event, titled “Voice of a North Korean refugee: The Story of Jinhye Jo” and hosted by four organizations — NKinUSA, liberty in North Korea at Emory University (liNK Emory), Emory East Asia Collective (EAC) and off-campus organization re’Generation movement (re’Gen) — drew an audience of about 30 members. By the time Jo’s mother was healthy enough for a second escape attempt, Jo’s grandmother had grown weak from starvation. When Jo’s grandmother passed away two months later, the family began their second journey to the border, Jo said. Though Jo, her mother and her seven-year-old sister could walk without shoes, they had not eaten for two weeks and were too weak to carry Jo’s five-year-old brother. They left him with friends before crossing the border and promised to return with food. They never saw him again. Now 30 years old, Jo has resided in Duluth, Ga. with her mother and younger sister for the last 10 years. Jo said she spent the first 10 years of her life in North Korea before escaping to China, where she lived in hiding for 10 more years. Unable to legally attend school in China due to the threat of deportation, Jo said she received much of her education from a pastor named yo-Han yoon at a nearby Christian school. meanwhile, she worked as a waitress to provide for her family. She was deported from China to North Korea four separate times, but was able to escape each time. Her family came to the United States in 2008 after seven months in North Korean prison. yoon, who had returned to the U.S., bought the family’s release with a fundraised sum of $10,000. Jo said that she is glad she settled in the U.S. rather than in South Korea, and cited the United States’ educational opportunities and ease of social assimilation. “lots [of] North Korean defector[s],
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North Korean Refugees in the United States (NKinUSA) Founder and President Jinhye Jo recounts her escape from North Korea at the Oxford Road Building on April 22. when they come to the China, they tell me, ‘in South Korea, the people look so beautiful…they’re like … movie [stars],’” Jo said. “But for North Koreans, when we go there, [we] look totally different.” in July 2008, shortly after Jo came to the U.S. with yoon, former U.S. President George W. Bush invited Jo and eight other refugees from different foreign countries to the White House. Though Jo said she was reluctant to attend the event, a member of her church convinced her and paid for her ticket. “He [told] me, ‘you can meet [Bush],’” Jo said. “you can say whatever you want, and make him ... help the defectors … Change the situation. you have to go.’ ” Since refugees were allotted just two minutes each to speak to Bush, Jo typed up a thick pamphlet to give him. “[He] said, ‘What [do] you want to do?’” Jo said. “And i said, ‘Please stop sending any food, anything, to North Korea, and then please rescue North Korean defector[s] in China.’”
The baby was not the family’s first loss; the family lost a 16-year-old daughter to sex trafficking in China and a father to torture. Though the meeting ended abruptly, Bush accepted Jo’s pamphlet. Determined to bring attention to her cause, Jo travelled to China during the 2008 Beijing olympics and held a 16-day hunger strike at the Chinese embassy. After the olympics, Bush travelled to South Korea and Thailand and made the news with mentions of the North Korean refugee crisis. inspired by the results, Jo founded NKinUSA with support from her church members. Based in Washington, D.C., NKinUSA works to raise funds to support increasingly expensive rescue efforts. The organization works to rescue refugees from China and North Korea, and aims to provide food, housing, employment, education and translation services for refugees living in the U.S. Jo said she was able to overcome obstacles with the help of friends and mutual friends. Nowadays, she gives more help than she receives. one frequent recipient of Jo’s assistance is her mother, who had the most difficulty of Jo’s family adjusting to life in the U.S.
When Jo’s mother faced difficulties with her bank, Jo had to translate her mother’s North Korean to South Korean, so that an official South Korean translator could relay the meaning to the bank representative. People who have lived in the U.S. their whole lives often struggle to understand how North Koreans’ needs differ from those of South Koreans, Jo said. “Even [though North and South Korea] speak same language, there is [a] different accent and a lot [of] words [are] different because 70 years [have] divided [us],” Jo said. Chloe Pak (19B), a Korean-American student, said she attended the event to better understand her family history and to further her dramaturgical research. Pak, who is interested in directing plays, said her maternal great-grandmother escaped North Korea before the Korean War. most of Pak’s current knowledge surrounding North Korea comes from the media, which often fails to cover human rights. “Human rights violations need to be more talked about and more on the forefront of our minds when we think about North Korea,” Pak said. “it seems to be a neglected subject as far as the media is concerned. There needs to be more awareness.” liNK Emory President Eddie Park (19B) decided to host Jo at Emory after he received a proposal from an NKinUSA representative. He expressed hope that the event reinforced liNK Emory’s mission statement of raising awareness of the North Korean human rights crisis. “[At] liNK…oftentimes, we get so caught up in hosting fundraisers and… [managing] the organization that we forget our greater mission,” Park said. “But hearing someone talk about the actual struggles that they experienced… definitely pierces another barrier through people. it really lets them know that this is something that’s affecting a lot of people out there.” Despite the difficulties she has faced while adapting to life in the U.S., Jo said that she believes refugees can be happiest here. Currently, about 220 North Korean documented defectors and over 600 undocumented refugees reside in the U.S., according to Jo. over 10 of those defectors live in Georgia. “Even [though life is] a little bit harder in America … we don’t need to worry about food,” Jo said. “i’m so happy living here, so i want more North Korean defector[s to] come to America … i want the world to know the North Korean defector[s] have freedom in America, too.”
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“Don’t blame it on the sunshine, don’t blame it on the moonlight, don’t blame it on the good times, blame it on the Boogie.” — Jackson 5 the No. 6 seed New orleans pelicans completed their first-round sweep of the No. 3 seed portland trail Blazers 131-123 at the Smoothie King Center in New orleans on April 21. And yes, that’s the name of their stadium. Your on Fire correspondent believes there are many reasons for this surprising sweep. pelicans center Anthony Davis played like the MVp candidate he is, averaging 33 points and pulling in 12 rebounds per game for the series. then there was pelicans point guard rajon rondo, who gave slightly more than minimal effort for the first time since 2008 and dished out 13 assists per game while still being unable to hit a jump shot. But there was a notable absence from this series: pelicans four-time all star center DeMarcus Cousins, whose season ended with a torn achilles on Jan. 26. Cousins was in the midst of a fantastic season, averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists with a true shooting percentage of .583. over the past three seasons, ESpN’s estimated wins added (EWA) had Cousins adding anywhere between 14-17 wins a season, making him (statistically) one of the 10-15 most valuable players in the NBA. When the pelicans added Cousins, many thought that the dynamic duo of Boogie and the Brow would be the kind of one-two punch New orleans needed to compete in the Western Conference. Boogie was the peanut butter to Davis’ Jelly; the socks to his shoes; the John Legend to his Chrissy teigen. But with the pelicans absolutely demoralizing a higher-seeded portland team, Boogie suddenly seems more like a third wheel than a brideto-be. Davis don’t need no man — he is the strong, independent superstar Kentucky fans have been telling us since they started recruiting him out of fifth grade. Davis doesn’t need Cousins’ peanut butter because Davis isn’t just some jelly — Davis is Nutella. Davis doesn’t need socks — he’s Crocs. Davis doesn’t need a John Legend — he’s oprah. throughout his six years in Sacramento, the one city in California you couldn’t pay this on Fire correspondent to live in, Cousins never led his team to more than 33 wins. Even without markedly better talent, the Kings’ current dumpster fire team only won six fewer games this year compared to the Boogie led train-wreck two years ago, Cousins’ last full season with the team — a far cry from his 14-17 EWA. But how did the pelicans improve after losing a two-time Second-team All NBA player? per the ringer, without the slowfooted Boogie, the pelicans have trapped the pick and roll much more aggressively with Holiday and rondo. the quicker Mirotic can recover to either the shooter or roller in a way that Cousins can’t with cinder blocks for feet. Ultimately, this should all amount to just a barbershop conversation about Cousins with my hairstylist Katya. Except, Cousins is about to be a free agent this summer. Seeing green (no, not the WEED Stephen A), Cousins expects to receive a max contract. Unfortunately, coming back from a torn achilles is always difficult and unpredictable. Even assuming he is 100 percent healthy, should New orleans offer a max contract to a player who wins as rarely as Cousins?
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Division III loss in 13 matches. the panthers gained a 3-0 advantage in doubles competition, sweeping all three Emory pairs — rubenstein/ Spaulding, Bouchet/renke and Jemison/Cassone. Middlebury junior timo van der Geest and junior peter Martin took third to snap Jemison and Cassone’s 11-match streak. But the Eagles notched two wins on the singles scoreboard with the help of No. 5 rubenstein (6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 10-4) and No. 6 Spaulding (6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-2), 11-9). After the weekend, Emory retains the No. 1 spot in the division with a 14-3 ledger. the team next competes at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships against the University of rochester (N.Y.) on April 26. —Annie Uichanco Softball WinS SeaSon-HigH 15
the Emory softball team (23-9) split a doubleheader on April 19 against the piedmont College (Ga.) Lions. After suffering a 4-0 shutout defeat in the first contest, the Eagles rallied to pound the Lions 11-3 in six innings during the nightcap.
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into the ninth inning of the game down 7-3, after yielding two runs in the top of the inning. Despite a late two-run charge, the Eagles ultimately fell short and failed to retaliate. “Defensively, we could not quite get a stop towards the end,” senior first baseman Bubby terp said. “We had a couple of guys that were also thrown out of the basepaths, which in a close game is really hard to overcome.” the Eagles and Hawks were scheduled to play a third game on April 22, but the game was called off due to inclement weather. Emory will play in their final series of the regular season at New York University on April 27-29 for a chance to boost their University Athletic Association (UAA) record.
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In the opening game, piedmont junior pitcher Melissa Eckman produced a complete-game shutdown, allowing only five hits throughout the contest. With a two-run homer in the fourth inning and a two-rBI single in the sixth inning, the Lions took a 4-0 lead heading into the seventh. However, the Eagles threatened with the bases juiced in the bottom of the inning, but Eckman eventually got out of the jam. During the nightcap, the Eagles dominated from the onset. In the first inning, a pair of rBI singles by freshman first baseman Allie Moberg and junior outfielder Sam Vincent gave the Eagles an early 3-0 lead. Sophomore Sarah Katz added another run with a sacrifice fly in the second. the Eagles extended their lead to 7-1 in the fourth after rBIs by sophomore catcher Greta Wilker and Moberg. then a four-run sixth inning closed the game and gave the Eagles an 11-3 victory. the Eagles finished with a season-high 15 hits while freshman pitcher Madison Schaefer picked up her first collegiate win in her complete-game effort. Emory returns to action on April 25 with a doubleheader against Georgia Gwinnett College. —Joseph Oh
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No. 15 Ultimate Team Takes on Regionals Continued from Back Page finals or the finals. But from the sideline, it was really awesome to see the team come together and win the whole tournament. that was by far my favorite moment because, as I am graduating, that’s what the team will look like when I am not around anymore. Not only can they still play really well, they can kick ass and win a tournament. EW: Who is the fastest member on the team? AO: We actually had a race to determine it. And, I mean — I won. It depends on the distance. Short sprint? probably myself. It’s between me and [co-captain] Daniel Sperling (19C). He is also incredibly fast, and he would probably say himself. If it were a longer distance, it would probably be Eli Zelle (19C). EW: Do you have a favorite pregame song? AO: “the Chain” by Fleetwood Mac and “Doctor Doctor” by UFo. EW: Any pre-game rituals? AO: Mine’s not super complicated. I just go to the bathroom, sit down on the toilet and think about what I
want to do, what I want to improve on. American bathrooms are giant facilities of solitude, so it’s really nice. EW: What’s the next thing for the team this season?
“‘If we are all healthy, I don’t think anyone will stop us from going to Nationals.” — Senior Anders olsen, Juice co-captain
AO: this weekend we have regionals. [In past years], the season usually ended this past weekend at sectionals. As of recently, our season has been carrying into regionals, and this year, we are trying to see if we can go past that and get to Nationals. that’s never happened before for Emory. the main thing that will hold us back is our health. If we are all healthy, I don’t think anyone will stop us from going
to Nationals. EW: Are you anxious to see who you will be playing at regionals? AO: the way we see it, it doesn’t really matter who we play. Even though we are ranked really well this year, which is unprecedented for Emory, we are still Emory, who has never really been at this level. No one really takes us seriously, so it doesn’t really matter who we play. We are currently No. 15 in the nation. Last year, I think we were 50th or something, and years prior we were like 100th. this weekend is going to be huge. It’s what we have been building to all season. EW: If you were to give a small piece of advice to an incoming team member, what might that be? AO: the main thing is to just not be scared of bigger programs and not to be scared by how seriously some of the people take it. It is a competitive sport, not just because we want to win, but because it’s awesome. It’s natural to take it seriously like that.
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Uruguay, Spain, Belgium Primed for Greatness Continued from Back Page for Cavani and Suarez, the striker pair for Uruguay, they are both known for being prolific in front of the goal for both club and country — Suarez has scored 23 goals and six assists in the Spanish League for his club FC Barcelona, and Cavani has scored 25 for paris Saint-Germain (pSG) in France this season. group b: portugal vS. Spain In one of the most anticipated matchups to kick off the group stage, this high-profile game will not disappoint. Arguably the best player on the planet, portuguese forward Cristiano ronaldo will face off against many of his current real Madrid teammates and the club’s rivals from Barcelona when the neighboring countries play. on paper, Spain has more talent with many of its players starting for top European teams such as real Madrid and Barcelona, but ronaldo always
pulls through for his team. players to Watch: ronaldo (portugal), Alvaro Morata (Spain), Diego Costa (Spain) portugal will go as far as ronaldo will take them. two years ago, he led them to a European championship, so anything is possible. Apart from all the talent on Spain’s roster, the most intriguing storyline is who will lead the front line as the striker — Morata, who plays for Chelsea FC or Costa of Atletico Madrid. Despite Costa’s replacement by Morata on Chelsea and his playing time delay, Costa is currently in better shape, having scored six goals throughout all competitions in 2018 compared to Morata’s three goals. group D: argentina vS. Croatia Group D could be top to bottom the most impressive group, but this game stands out above the rest. It features two teams with a lot to prove when they face off. Argentina, the 2014
World Cup runner-up, is looking to make another trip to the finals after losing to Germany in 2014. Croatia has the talent to run deep in the tournament, but the team has struggled to reach their potential in recent international tournaments, including bowing out in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup. players to Watch: Lionel Messi (Argentina), Luka Modric (Croatia), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) At age 30, this may be Messi’s last opportunity to win a World Cup and cement his legacy as one of the greatest players to ever touch a soccer ball. Modric, the fulcrum of the Croatian midfield, created six assists for real Madrid this season and boasts a passing accuracy of nearly 90 percent. Sigurdsson operates in a similar role as Modric as Iceland looks to continue their form from their Cinderella run in the 2016 European Championships where they beat England to reach the quarterfinals.
group g: belgium vS. englanD Another highly anticipated opening matchup pits two teams which feature many players that compete against each other during the club season in England. England is bringing a younger squad than previous tournaments with a new manager Belgium is looking to finally capitalize on their golden generation of players, who are all currently reaching their prime. players to Watch: Harry Kane (England), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)Kane, the main attacking threat for the England squad, has been a goal-scoring machine the past couple of years for tottenham Hotspur. Hazard and De Bruyne are the keys to Belgium’s success as the two biggest creators of offense for the team both through goalscoring and distributing.
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the Emory men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Georgia tech Invitational on April 21 as the only Division III team at the 16-team meet in a sea of several Division I teams. the women’s 4x400m relay team headlined the Eagles’ crusade as they finished in second place with a time of 3:44.64, a new Emory record, surpassing the old record of 3:45.92. the group consisted of juniors Dilys osei and Dani Bland, sophomore Kaitlyn Leonard and senior Erica Goldman. the women’s team also excelled in the 4x100m relay with osei, Bland, Goldman and freshman rebekah Bondi, posting a seventh-place time of 47.18, a season-best. the Eagles currently hold the top time in the 4x400m relay and fourth in the 4x100m relay in Division III national rankings. In the individual events, the Eagles achieved multiple personal bests. Junior Kayla o’Shea ran a time of 2:17.26 in the 800m, freshman thomas perretta ran a time of 1:57.26 in the 800m and senior Benjamin rogin recorded a time of 54.58 in the 400m hurdles. the Eagles will compete next at the University Athletic Association (UAA) outdoor track and Field Championships on April 28 and 29
tenniS topS mammotHS, DropS to pantHerS the No. 1 Emory men’s tennis team extended their win streak to seven in an 8-1 victory over No. 7 Amherst College (Mass.) on April 20 only to see it end with a 7-2 loss to No. 6 Middlebury College (Vt.) the next day. the Eagles dominated the doubles competition against the Amherst Mammoths on April 20. Senior Scott rubinstein and junior James Spaulding stole the No. 1 spot, defeating the Mammoths 8-5. the No. 2 team of junior Adrien Bouchet and senior Max renke sealed their runner-up title with an 8-3 victory. No. 3 partners junior Jonathan Jemison and freshman Hayden Cassone won their 11th straight match with an 8-0 Mammoth demolition. In singles, Emory monopolized the chart once again, filling five out of the top six. No. 2 Cassone continued his win streak, adding an eighth, 6-4, 6-4. Seniors Alec Josepher and Andrew Harrington, Bouchet and rubinstein followed on the scoreboard, letting only one Mammoth — No. 1 freshman Sean Wei — through the competition. on April 21, the Eagles failed to keep up the momentum, falling 7-2 to the Middlebury panthers in their first
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Sophomore pitcher Richard Brereton sends the ball to Brandeis University (Mass.) on April 13. Brereton threw six innings, giving up two runs, three walks and six strikeouts in a losing effort to the Huntingdon College (Ala.) Hawks on April 20.
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Emory’s baseball team faltered in a two-game set against the Huntingdon College (Ala.) Hawks on April 20 and 21. After dropping the weekend series, the Eagles fell to a 17-17 overall record. At Huntingdon College on April 20, the Hawks shut the Eagles out, earning a 4-0 victory in the first game of the series. Victorious in his prior three starts, sophomore pitcher richard Brereton began the game for Emory. Brereton threw six innings giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits, three walks and six strikeouts. Despite Friday’s loss, pitching Coach ryan Mossman praised Brereton for his leadership and the elite work ethic he displayed throughout the season.
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“[Brereton] has been the catalyst for our team, playing at elite level pitching and hitting,” Mossman said. “He is one of the best leaders that I have been around, and he sets the bar high for others to follow.” Hawks sophomore pitcher Brooks Freeman dominated the Eagles, holding them scoreless in eight and two-thirds innings pitched. Emory posted only seven hits in the afternoon and committed three fielding errors. Mossman commended Freeman’s strong repertoire of pitches and his ability to keep Emory off the scoreboard. “offensively we struggled, but [Freeman] kept us off balance with a good slider and fastball,” Mossman said. “He was one of the better pitchers that our team has faced this year.” traveling home for the team’s Senior
Day, Emory suffered a 7-5 defeat to Huntingdon on April 21. Senior pitcher rhett Stuart began the game on the mound for Emory, allowing three runs in three innings pitched. Mossman said his pitching staff did not have the best control of their pitches and, as a result, put themselves into too many stressful situations. “Between walking eight batters and giving up 11 hits, we put on too many baserunners,” Mossman said. “on the mound, we could not keep them off base by either committing errors or throwing bad pitches.” playing center field, Brereton tore apart Hungtindon’s pitching in the batter’s box. Brereton drove in two runs on two hits, including his second home run of the season. Emory went
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Sophomore Kaitlyn Leonard sprints at the Emory Invtl. on March 31. Leonard contributed to Emory’s record-breaking 4x400m relay time at the Georgia Tech Invtl. on April 21.
Guide to the 2018 World Cup by Craig SupCoff Contributing Writer
the 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to take place this summer from June 14 to July 15 in russia. Despite the United States men’s national soccer team’s (USMNt) failure to qualify, there are still plenty of highly anticipated matchups in the group stage and beyond. Here is a breakdown of groups A, B,
D and G to guide you through one of the most anticipated events in sports competition.
tal South American qualifying group, CoNMEBoL. With two strong offensive teams, this matchup promises a high-scoring affair.
group a: egypt vS. uruguay Led by Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah who recently won the English premier League player of the Year title, Egypt will enter the competition for the first time in 28 years. Uruguay, a veteran team, qualified out of the bru-
players to Watch: Salah (Egypt), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) Salah tied the premier League record with 31 goals in a season. As
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Anders olsen (18C) is an economics major from Atlanta and co-captain of Emory Juice, Emory’s men’s club ultimate team. Emory Juice recently won the Huck Finn 2018 tournament at Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.) on March 31 and April 1. their season will resume next weekend, on April 28 and 29, at the Southeast Division I College Men’s regionals competition in tallahassee, Fla. After graduation, olsen plans to continue his studies at the Emory School of Medicine. this transcript has been edited for clarity and length. Kevin Kilgour, The Emory Wheel: How long have you played ultimate? Anders Olsen: I am finishing up my eighth year of playing.
EW: Why did you decide to start playing ultimate? AO: I went to a high school that was weirdly good at it. I had been playing soccer and basketball my whole life, and I was ready for a change. Because the program was so well established, it was easy to transition to it. EW: What do you like so much about ultimate? AO: My favorite part about ultimate is that it necessitates teamwork. You can have a star player, but you can’t win with just a star player because you can’t run with the disc. You need teammates. EW: What is the most memorable moment from your time with Emory Juice? AO: In this past season, we had a tournament in St. Louis, and I was injured so I couldn’t play in the semi-
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