Your Weekend


Add The Maryland Zoo to your Hopkins bucket list

October 5, 2017

I’ve walked and driven by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore plenty of times. Each time I reminded myself I should really check it out sometime soon, especially since it’s only a 10-minute drive from campus.

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Federal Hill is just one of many great places to people watch in Baltimore.

The Arboretum provides a green escape from city life

September 28, 2017

I grew up in Central New York, where the nearest state park is usually no more than a 10-minute drive away. The number of parks plus the fact that there really isn’t much to do in Syracuse meant that spending time outside became one of the most important parts of my life.

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The Arboretum is located on the lands of the Civil War era Cylburn Mansion in Baltimore.

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One of Birroteca’s locations is on Clipper Rd. by the Jones Fall Expressway.

Birroteca restaurant provides solid Italian fare

September 21, 2017

It was already a bit dark by the time we pulled in to the nearly full, gravel parking lot of Birroteca, an Italian restaurant — I think it might technically go by “pizzeria,” but I’ve forgotten — resting in the luxuriant shade of I-83 as it goes over Jones Falls.


Off campus study spots bring new experiences

May 4, 2017

Lately it feels as though the entire student body has moved into Brody. We’ve all been there: the sad moment when they announce the service desk is closing for the night and the even sadder moment when it opens again the next morning.

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Avocado toast and a cup of tea at Dooby’s makes a great study snack.

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The Baltimore Bike Party is a great way to explore new parts of the city and meet some locals.

Beer, bikes, bluegrass: my Balti weekends

May 4, 2017

This semester has truly been a sprint to the finish. At the end of it, I graduate and leave Baltimore at least for the summer, if not longer. This comes with a lot of nostalgia. However, I haven’t gotten a chance to deal with it: I’ve been trying to enjoy my Hopkins “lasts” like my last Spring Fair, my last Outdoor Pursuits trips and events and of course the looming deadlines of my last set of final projects.


Pete’s Grill offers good food, better company

April 27, 2017

I have had a standing weekly coffee date with a friend of mine for a few months now. She is a senior, and as the semester nears its end and her graduation date quickly approaches, we have tried to see each other more often to squeeze in as many fun memories as possible.

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Pete’s bar-only seating arrangement affords a great opportunity to feel close to the Waverly community.

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The movie-set quality of Little Italy’s artful sidewalks make it an ideal getaway from Hopkins stress.

Little Italy provides fun in every season

April 27, 2017

Especially for those of us who stayed on campus during spring break, this time of year tends to feel a little monotonous; You can only look out the windows of Brody for so long before you go a little stir crazy.


Should you go to an O’s or Nats game?

April 20, 2017

Here at Hopkins we have an unusual and special opportunity. While it’s clear that this school’s academic and research opportunities are top notch and of course there are many other opportunities, that is not what I’m talking about.

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An action shot at Nationals Park in D.C. as the Nats are up to bat.