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At the beginning of my summer, this is what I had attributed my opportunity to live and intern in California to — luck. My experiences over the past summer were never something that I had considered for my personal plan nor were they a possibility that I thought could be on my radar. But when I received the call from my recruiter during spring break, I knew it was something that I had to take.
Every year, new Blue Jays flock to the nest of Hopkins, eager to make it home for the next four years. However, it’s important for students to realize that this new home extends beyond campus and into Baltimore City.
Just like that, another year at Hopkins has come to a close. Recently one of my friends asked me the following question: “How would you rate your college experience so far?”
It always feels like one of those crossover episodes when my friends in college meet my friends from high school. The friendships, though all very special to me, still feel somewhat unique and separate from one another since they represent very different parts of my life.
In today’s society, it is difficult to imagine a world without technology. From iPhones to laptops to artificial intelligence, technology is central to every part of our lives and only continues to advance every year.
Found in the Cross Street Market at Federal Hill, one of the U.S.’s oldest public markets, Blowfish Poke and Grill offers a variety of options to build a poke bowl tailored to anyone’s unique preferences.
This new year, I made a personal commitment to make a change in my life: Be more positive. Even if this seems simple, developing a positive mindset was something that I always struggled with over the years and never made a priority. Upon reflecting on my 2021 and setting goals for the new year, I realized that cultivating positivity does not have to be a drastic change but rather should be incorporated into my everyday actions and outlook on life.
Hopkins affiliates and members of the Baltimore community held a vigil on the Beach in support of Ukraine on March 5. Holding sunflowers and flyers, the event organizers called on attendees to donate resources for the people of Ukraine.
Tucked away among the row of restaurants in Mount Vernon, Allora is a relatively new bistro which opened in September 2021 that exudes the perfect balance of exquisite Roman charm and comfort. In Italian, “Allora” acts as a filler word, similar to the “likes” and “ums” of English, but it can also be used to draw attention to a particular thing such as a new restaurant. Whether or not the bistro is worth the attention it calls for in its name is something that I sought to discover.
A fire was reported on Jan. 28 in The Marylander Apartment Homes a little after 8:00 p.m. The fire triggered two alarms, but no one was injured according to the firefighter ancillary commander on the scene.
Among the many things in life that have been affected by the pandemic, my Christmases are one of them. Rather than whisking away to the winters of China to spend Christmas Day with family there, our first pandemic holiday last year was spent at home under the Philippines’ heat due to travel restrictions and COVID-19 surges. At that time, I was still taking online classes on a nocturnal schedule.
Amid COVID-19 surges and Intersession classes, comedy remains an entertaining relief from life’s many stressors. To celebrate the end of Intersession, the students of Professor Adam Ruben’s comedy class each showcased their unique stand-up routines via Zoom on Jan. 21. Despite hosting the event on Zoom for the first time, the students’ punchlines and witty comments drew hearty laughs and cheers from the online crowd.
University affiliates announced a surge in COVID-19 cases among graduate students in the past week in an email to the Hopkins community on Dec. 17.
5, 6, 7, 8... Step here... Spin... Wait, shoot, I missed a beat. It’s okay. As the choreo chairs like to tell us, the audience won’t know you messed up if you exude confidence in your movements.
Why should people be more like a disability? According to Maysoon Zayid, it’s because it does not discriminate and welcomes everyone regardless of age, ethnicity, class or religion. Zayid, a renowned comedian, actress and disability activist, gave her own stand-up comedy performance to the Hopkins community on Nov. 9 as the final speaker of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium’s “Rebuilding Our Future” series.
Fall is finally here.
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.
Hopkins affiliates gathered in front of Gilman Hall last Friday to protest the transphobia students have experienced with University policies.
With the legendary impact left behind by jazz singer Billie Holiday, it is only fitting that her native city continues to uphold her legacy and celebrate her music.