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Author Stephanie Minor

  • Stephanie Minor

    Editorial Intern

    A junior at Emory University, with a double major in history and journalism, Minor is an editor for the arts and entertainment section of the Wheel, Emory’s student-run newspaper. To put herself through school, Minor also worked at the Hooters in Canton, GA, where she was nominated for Hooters Girls of the Year. An avid political enthusiast and former professional ballerina, she hopes to pursue a career in investigative journalism after she graduates.


The Olympics open to grand fanfare

July 19, 1996

The evening of July 19, 1996, was the culmination of Atlanta's civic leaders' desires to catapult the city into the international limelight and (hopefully) transform it into a relevant, vibrant hub of tourism and commerce. Read More

Dedication of the Gold Dome

July 4, 1889

The dedication of Georgia’s new Capitol on July 4, 1889 was an exercise in mixed metaphors. The ceremony, a grand legislative procession from the lawmakers’ temporary digs in an opera house on Marietta Street to the gilded edifice six blocks away, was carefully staged to symbolize democracy as an institution. Read More