JHU embraces “fanboy” culture with JohnCon

By IAN SCOTT For The News-Letter

Hopkins hosted JohnCon, its annual science fiction and fantasy convention last weekend. The event, which was run by the  Hopkins Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (HopSFA), was held in Levering Hall and lasted for two days straight, from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday. Each year, HopSFA attracts panel groups who showcase anything from […]

Wrestling goes 1-1 at home dual meet

By Nikhil Ramanathan For The News-Letter

The Hopkins wrestling team won one of two matches during the Centennial Conference dual match that occurred on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Goldfarb Gymnasium. The Blue Jays defeated Washington and Lee University, 30-16, before falling to the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), 21-16. USMMA also defeated Gettysburg, going 2-0. Gettysburg defeated Washington and […]

New Vibrations: Jetlag album review

By CHACONE MARTIN-BERKOWICZ For The News-Letter

Michael Milosh, known as “Milosh,” and member of the two-man musical group Rhye, released his fourth solo album, Jetlag, this past November. The Canadian musician is known for his lush, soothing voice and use of soft synthesizers to create a sound distinctly laid-back and sensual. Fans of bands like Beach House or James Blake should […]

Visual Novels: Unrecognized Narrative Art

By Alex Mui For The News-Letter

Alan Moore, regarded as the greatest writer of comics, has proclaimed the age of creative storytelling over. He noted how storytelling is still clinging to the works of the Victorian Era — with all proceeding stories simply being rehashed ideas of that period. Perhaps Moore is being quite harsh as the 20th century brought forth […]

My Little Pony: Now 20 percent more awesome

By Alex Mui For The News-Letter

First, forget all your previous notions about My Little Pony. This is not your mother’s show. The phrase “never judge a book by its cover” has never been truer for Friendship is Magic. The show was created Lauren Faust, the wife of the Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends creator and animator. She […]

South Park allays fans’ fears about termination

By Alex Mui For The News-Letter

South Park fans anxiously awaited the first new episode of the autumn mid-season since the downer ending of the spring mid-season finale. In “You’re Getting Old” the creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, left viewers with an ambiguous episode which appeared to be symbolic of their feelings towards their own creation. Stan Marsh goes through […]

Smallpox vaccine pioneer lectures

By Anita Bhansali For The News-Letter

In the second installment of the Voyage and Discovery lecture series, Dr. D. A. Henderson, one of the doctors credited with eradicating smallpox and now a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, spoke about his experiences fighting epidemics. In his speech, titled “Battles against epidemic disease: from India to the White House,” he […]