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Halloween is officially over, which means the next holiday Americans have to look forward to is Thanksgiving. And with Thanksgiving comes Black Friday shopping, the biggest shopping event of the year. Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday last year saw 186.4 million U.S. shoppers, each of whom spent an average of about $311. Online sales hit $14.13 billion in 2020, which was an almost 20% increase from 2019.
The Centennial Conference championships provide many Hopkins teams an opportunity to compete at a high level before heading off to the NCAA Championships. For the men’s and women’s cross-country teams, that opportunity came this past weekend.
For several seasons, the Hopkins wrestling team has held the Black & Blue Brawl, an inter-squad scrimmage, to kick off the new season. This year, however, the scrimmage was renamed Bradlee’s Brawl to honor former Blue Jay Bradlee Hillier LaMontagne, who tragically passed away last year.
The Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted a webinar with Tim Wise titled “Defending Critical Race Theory from Orchestrated Attacks'' on Oct. 27. Wise is an activist and writer whose work focuses on anti-racism. He has written eight books on race, including White Like Me, which examines his experience with white privilege.
Since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first space traveler in 1961, space travel has become more and more popular. As more private companies, such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, plan on delivering commercial space flights in the future, the health effects of space travel on astronauts and others has become a concern.
Fall is finally here.
With this year’s return to campus, clubs and other student organizations have been adapting to more in-person opportunities. However, students report that lingering COVID-19 restrictions have made it difficult for freshmen and sophomores to engage with registered student organizations (RSOs).
As a part of COVID-19 precautions, the University has increased grab-and-go meals from dining halls and indoor events. In interviews with The News-Letter, University constituents discussed how the pandemic has affected sustainability measures on campus.
Originally scheduled for release in November of 2020, Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve, finally made its way to theaters last weekend after long, agonizing months of celebrity bait and advertisement.
The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium hosted Dr. Marty Makary for the fourth installment of its 2021 “Rebuilding Our Future” series on Oct. 26 in Shriver Hall. Makary is a professor at the School of Public Health practicing pancreatic surgery as well as a New York Times best-selling author.
August 16: the day I finally returned to Hopkins after the pandemic unpredictably stole a year from many college students. As I sat in the rental car with my parents and drove down the oh-so-familiar N. Charles Street, memories from freshman year flooded my mind, and I couldn’t help but feel teary-eyed at the sentiments from the past.
Melissa Walls is an associate professor of American Health at the School of Public Health and director of the Great Lakes Hub for the Center for American Indian Health. Being a direct descendant of Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe fueled Walls’ interest in bettering the health of Indigenous communities across North America. She has conducted health partnerships research with Indigenous communities for over 17 years. One of the focuses of this research is mental health and its impacts on health outcomes.
Since the passage of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill earlier this year, millions of American families have received monthly direct payments from the federal government based on the number of children they have. This policy, referred to as the Child Tax Credit, has been estimated to have the potential to cut child poverty in America by 45%. With over 12 million American children living in poverty, this plan could have a major impact on one of the country’s most pressing issues.
The newly-formed Undergraduate History Association (UHA) held its first event, a discussion titled “Abortion: An Issue Through Time,” on Oct. 25. The panel featured History of Medicine Professor Mary Fissell, Visiting Assistant Professor of History Victoria Harms and Brooke Lansing, a PhD candidate in the Department of History.
Student Government Association (SGA) listened to a presentation about the University’s amnesty policy and continued discussing the planned Administration (Admin) Networking Event at their weekly meeting on Oct. 26.
Every October, I commit myself to watching as many horror movies as I can. I check out suspicious DVDs from the library and scour streaming platforms for hidden gems. I’ve even bought a VHS tape off of eBay to secure a particularly tricky find — anything to get into the Halloween spirit.
Congratulations on completing the first midterm season of the fall semester! Now that Halloween is around the corner, it’s time to embrace this Halloweekend. Get out there and enjoy the spooky fall vibes with your (vaccinated) friends — and, of course, be safe.
This past weekend, the Hopkins fencing team opened its season as they attended the 41st Annual Temple Open in Philadelphia.
If you take the University’s word for it, Hopkins is a beacon of inclusivity. Alongside stunning views of campus, pictures meant to exemplify diversity feature prominently in the University’s promotional materials. This image is too rosy. The environment surrounding disability on campus exemplifies this inconsistency.
The Aronson Center for International Studies hosted its third event of the semester, titled “Climate Change and Capitalism: The Cost of our Modern Lifestyle” on Oct. 25.