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Recently, the MVP candidacy for Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns has gained momentum in the media. Fellow NBA players and coaches agree that he is one of the most disrespected players in the league. For years he was considered an empty scorer because he was on a team without a winning record. Now the narrative has changed to Chris Paul being the key piece to the Suns' success. Constant narratives around the league downplay Booker’s effectiveness as a player.
Hopkins men’s tennis defeated the 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University Tartans 5-4 on April 3, with sophomore Thomas Yu clinching the match with a dominant win at first singles.
The senior class council held the senior Met Gala on April 2 in commemoration of their upcoming graduation. Seniors were able to choose between two types of tickets, photo and general admission, and could purchase one ticket for their attendance.
In an email sent to undergraduate students on April 6, the University reinstated several COVID-19 safety protocols in response to the rise in cases after spring break. Over 100 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since April 1, and the campus dashboard reported 64 confirmed cases on April 5 and 26 on April 6.
Three years ago, The News-Letter conducted an internal review of our staff’s demographics to determine the extent of our representation of the student body. We came away with mixed results and a firm resolve to do better moving forward.
It’s so exciting that we’re in the last month of classes! Hopefully, you get a quick post-midterms lull in your schoolwork, which gives you the perfect opportunity to check out some of the great events we have here.
TEDxJHU held its Spring Main Event, titled “Amplified,” on April 2. The event hosted speakers from the Baltimore area, including activist Legacy Forte, neuroscientist David Linden, artist Hannah Brancato, author D. Watkins and educator Melanie Shimano. Hopkins hip-hop dance group SLAM performed, and the student-produced short film The People of Baltimore was presented during intermission.
The Hopkins, Esperanza and Loyola (HEAL) Refugee Health and Asylum Clinic opened its services to Baltimore last November. Created through a collaboration between Hopkins, the Esperanza Center and Loyola University Maryland, it is the first asylum clinic of its type in Baltimore.
Women’s lacrosse faced off against the eighth-ranked University of Maryland Terrapins last Saturday. Hopkins entered the game ranked 20th in the nation with a 6-5 record.
As the academic year nears its end and on-campus events pick up, Mom and Dad might be hinting at their next trip to Baltimore. While a visit from family comes with the benefit of free meals at real restaurants, you might find yourself worrying about how to fill the time in between. If that’s the case, keep reading for family-friendly activities that will please you, your parents and any siblings along for the ride.
After two desensitizing years of “unprecedented times,” who knew it would be the Academy Awards, of all things, that would remind me what it felt like to be shocked?
Filled with friendship bracelets, chokers, stickers, pads, the Electric Slide and tween magazines, Turning Red is one of the most #relatable portrayals of adolescence that has ever awkwardly gyrated its way onto screens.
Released March 25 on Disney+, Olivia Rodrigo’s driving home 2 u (a SOUR film) tries to depict a sentimental homecoming for the celebrity but falls flat with its contrived authenticity. The film follows Rodrigo as she drives from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, a trip she took many times while writing her debut album SOUR. The star stops at various locations along the route to perform the songs that appear on SOUR.
The University announced last week that the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power will give the commencement speech for the Class of 2022 on May 22.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute hosted a conversation with E.J. Dionne and Miles Rapoport on March 29 to discuss their new book 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting. The conversation was moderated by Students Learn Students Vote Coalition (SLVC) Executive Director Clarissa Unger.
An upscale version of a food court, Remington’s R. House features an eclectic mix of cuisines. Here, you’re able to enjoy both familiar fare like burgers, pizza and salads alongside more hard-to-find flavors of New Orleans soul food, Hawaiian poke bowls and Korean barbecue. An 11th stall called The Pop-Up serves as a launchpad for newcomers in the Baltimore culinary scene, with chefs taking over the space for about a week or month. This month, Pop-Up returner JBee's Jamaican Me Crazy has graced the food hall with its mix of authentic and innovative Jamaican cuisine.
I have a confession to make. I’ve been truly awful at maintaining contact with my high school friends. Other than a month in the summer when I worked out at Crunch Fitness with a few of them (spoiler alert: I am horrendously out of shape), I have barely talked with any of my old compatriots since graduation.
Correction: The previous headline and article incorrectly stated that 20.3% of eligible undergraduates voted in the elections.
Junior Sachin Mehta capped off a successful junior campaign at the NCAA Championships this past weekend. Among Division-I competition, the junior sabrist placed 21st, the best finish in this discipline at the NCAA Championships by a Hopkins fencer since 1980.
Amid last year’s virtual classes, the 2021 Student Government Association (SGA) election showed a 66% decrease in voter turnout compared to the year prior. While this is understandable given that we were virtual, only 20.3% of students — compared to last year’s 12% — participated in the recent SGA election even now that we’re back on campus.