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After receiving approval from the Student Government Association (SGA), a student-run fashion club on campus with its own blog known as ‘Hopkins Threads’ has formed this spring. Freshman Caroline McCown, a Global Environmental Change and Sustainability major, founded the group and plans to make Hopkins Threads the fashion central for students.
By Camille Ko
J Street U, a national organization in support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will host its first Student Town Hall on the Homewood campus from April 5–7. Featured speakers at the event include Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Ambassador to the United States Maen Areikat, Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards.
Sony and Microsoft may be best friends when it comes to computers, but the two companies have been duking it out in console gaming ever since Microsoft challenged Sony’s dominance in the industry with the Xbox. The PlayStation 2 outsold the Xbox by over 100 million consoles, but the competition is becoming increasingly tighter as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sales remain neck and neck.
According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the agency that oversees the allocation of this scarce resource in the United States, the number of waitlist candidates for organs is 118,634 as of 2:47 PM on the 11th of July, 2013. The top three organs on the list: kidneys, livers, and hearts.
The Amazon rainforest is filled with the sounds of chirping, buzzing, and howling. However, there is one sound you might not have expected. Purring. From a monkey. This monkey, the Callicebus caquetensis, is one of more than 440 new species discovered in remote parts of the Amazon rainforest, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Reading last week’s editorial, “Nothing wrong with Hopkins’ hook-up culture,” I found it curious that, while the author would surely denounce the culture of rape and sexual violence, she praises a view of casual sex, which can foster that very mindset. The fact is that the culture of use endemic in the hookup culture underlies the culture of abuse. If sex becomes all about “getting some” it is not difficult to see how this mindset could be exploited for abusive ends. Going back to my own freshman year, I’ve seen too many tears shed and too many hearts torn apart by the so-called “hookup” culture. Hopkins students must recover the joy of true romance and reject its cheap mockeries. The fact is that sex does have powerful consequences, and, like fire, has the power to either warm and to illuminate our lives or to burn them to the ground.
It's an age-old question that plagues Hopkins students everywhere:
Sure, fall doesn’t officially start until Sept. 22, but as long as classes have started, it’s not like we have time to enjoy the good weather we’ll experience before then. In no particular order, here are ten things you can do away with now that summer is (basically) over:
In many ways, Pre-Raphaelite painting brings to mind images of youth in the 1960s.
This past Thursday, the Hopkins field hockey team took on the Eagles of Mary Washington in a non-conference match-up at Homewood Field. The Eagles came into the game ranked 7th in the country and were looking to continue their nationwide dominance. Despite jumping out to an early lead, the Blue Jays could not sustain their advantage and ultimately fell to the Eagles 4-2.
This was my first and to this day, remains to be my best experience with Mediterranean food.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
Since it's my last article for F(l)o Show for the semester, I thought it would be fitting to close with the very appropriate topic of finales. Specifically TV show finales, of course. Although a couple of shows have already aired their finale for the 2011-2012 season, most finales come out this month. This leaves TV viewers in a perpetual state of anxiety spanning the entire month of May, wondering what sort of heart-wrenching torture their character will be put through in the final moments of the episode of their respective favorite shows.
As every avid television watcher knows, every fall, television networks engage their shows in a perilous game of Russian roulette that runs from September to May. The stakes are high; the winners go home with another season under their belt, and the losers go home empty handed.
If you haven't already noticed from reading my column this semester, I tend to watch pretty specific genres when it comes to TV shows: cop shows, fantasy, sci-fi, and . . . well, Smash. Yes, Smash deserves its own category.
With games and food reminiscent of a Taiwanese night market, the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA) held its annual Night Market on Saturday, Apr. 14 in the Glass Pavilion. According to TASA co-presidents Richard Hong and Eric Yau, the goal of their event Saturday evening was to raise awareness of Taiwanese culture and highlight the group’s presence on campus.
Alright, I'll admit it.