BØRNS lures crowd with eccentric charm

Courtesy of JILLIAN PAK By JILLIAN PAK For The News-Letter New to the indie rock and psychedelic pop scene, Garrett Borns, better known by his stage name BØRNS, performed his debut album to a packed audience at Rams Head Live! on Tuesday Dec. 1. His recently released album, Dopamine, containing the chart-climbing singles “Electric Love” […]

Letter to the Editor: 12/10/15

To the Editors: I would like to thank the Board for considering my concerns with publishing my November 19 op-ed (“No one should be afraid to express their dissent”). Though the practice of The News-Letter has been to refrain from anonymous publications, I would encourage a reconsideration of this as a blanket policy. Since its […]

Associate professor earns research grant

By PETER JI For The News-Letter University President Ronald J. Daniels presented the inaugural President’s Frontier Award to Sharon Gerecht, an associate professor in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department in the Whiting School of Engineering, on Dec. 1. The award also entails a $250,000 prize to further her research. The event took place in […]

HERO celebrates 20th anniversary on Hopkins campus

HERO celebrates 20th anniversary on Hopkins campus

By ROLLIN HU For The News-Letter The Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) is a student-run organization of volunteer student Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who service the University’s Homewood campus. HERO responds to calls from students who might need assistance because of binge drinking and determines whether individuals must go to the hospital. Freshman Austin Dillow, […]

Campus responds to Syrian refugee crisis

By KELSEY KO For The News-Letter The Syrian refugee crisis, an issue since the country’s civil war began in 2011 following the Arab Spring, has taken a different turn in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks on Paris on Nov. 13. A Syrian passport found near the body of one of the suicide bombers […]

Events in Baltimore this weekend: Dec. 3-6

Thursday Last Tango in Paris The Charles Theatre, 9 p.m. Last Tango in Paris has had several show times over the last several days as part of the Charles Revival Series. This is the last night that the film will be available. The 1972 film was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and stars Maria Schneider and […]

Fell’s Point restaurants vs. mom’s cooking

By KELLY MCBRIDE For The News-Letter This weekend, having not gone home over the break and sorely missing my mama’s cooking, I set about finding myself a good meal. My journey took me to Fell’s Point, where I came to the Thames Street Oyster House. It is always filled to the gills, so I did […]

Something for everyone this reading period

By VERONICA REARDON Your Weekend Columnist As the end of the semester approaches and you start to feel finals breathing down your neck, it can be hard to find time to get off campus. After the taste of freedom that was Thanksgiving break, that’s all you want to do. However, this coming weekend there are still […]

Wrestling finishes ninth at Doug Parker Invite

By TARIQ OMER Staff Writer The Hopkins wrestling team was in action on Saturday, Nov. 21 in Springfield, Mass. At the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), the Blue Jays churned out a solid effort, placing ninth out of the 18 teams at the competition. Hopkins totaled 62.5 points en route to […]

No. 5 NYU tops W. Basketball at Goldfarb

By GAB RUSSO For The News-Letter The unranked women’s basketball team lost 49-38 to the fifth-ranked New York University (NYU) Violets this past Saturday in a hard fought game. “We went into the game with the mindset that this was just another game against any normal team,” said junior guard Caroline Corcoran, “We knew how […]

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