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Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey was federally indicted in New York for taking thousands of dollars in bribes on Sept. 22. Menendez is accused of extortion, specifically of using his position on the powerful United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to obtain favors of value.
After a summer of anticipation, attending every New Student Zoom available and obsessively soaking up every bit of information about Hopkins, my freshman year arrived. I imagined myself being very social, going out on weekends with friends and quickly forming deep friendships.
Johns Hopkins, a wealthy Baltimore merchant and businessman, hoped to build a hospital that would “compare favorably with any other institution of like character in this country and Europe.”
If you’ve spent time on TikTok recently, you’ve likely seen videos from “SkinTok” or “BeautyTok,” where influencers provide you with their recommendations for lotions that prevent wrinkles, showcase their elaborate seven-step skincare routines to prevent aging or even discuss the expensive facials or injections they undergo to maintain their glow. Though popular, anti-aging and other skincare content on TikTok reveals the stigmatism of aging, demonstrates society’s rampant consumerism and intentionally misleads consumers.
Arguably known as the central landmark of the Homewood campus, Gilman Hall is often regarded as the first major academic building on Homewood campus. Construction commenced on Gilman Hall in 1913, and the $509,063 project — equivalent to $10 –11 million dollars in 2023 — was completed in 1915. Offices moved in the summer of that year.
The spring semester’s Student Involvement Fair (SIF) was hosted by Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development (LEED) on Feb. 3 in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center. The event provided students with the opportunity to explore and meet hundreds of student groups on campus, ranging from dance teams to volunteer and advocacy groups.
True crime, a genre of media that tells the stories of real-life crimes committed by and against real people, has boomed in popularity in recent years. There are hundreds of true crime YouTube channels, podcasts and numerous Reddit threads, including r/truecrime and r/truecrimediscussion, for people to hear and discuss true crime stories.
On Nov. 15, former President Donald Trump announced from his Mar-a-Lago residence that he would be running for president for the third time.
On Nov. 8, the U.S. held its midterm elections, the first cycle since President Joe Biden’s win in 2020. Although the results from several House and Senate races are yet to be determined, we now have a much clearer picture of the political landscape and what matters to voters.
Going from high school to college is a novel transition that notably includes sharing a tiny room with a stranger that a computer algorithm randomly selects for you. Instead, many students have taken advantage of social networks to select their own roommates. However, starting with the class of 2026, Hopkins no longer allowed students to select their own roommates and mandated all students to be randomly paired with a roommate.
Social media is increasingly influencing political discourse, and TikTok is no exception, becoming home to political content for its 1 billion monthly users. However TikTok’s structure, algorithm and moderation are inherently hostile to productive political discussions and instead encourage extremism.