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Miracle on 34th Street lights up Hampden nights

December 5, 2019

As I’m sure many of you can relate, I wasn’t as productive as I should have been over Thanksgiving break. This past Saturday, I got back to Baltimore and wasn’t particularly in the mood to get started on the papers and projects with looming deadlines ...

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Miracle on 34th Street is a tradition that helps usher in the festivities of the holiday season.

Resurrecting an Italian Christmas culinary tradition

December 4, 2019

Every time I return from a break in the espresso-stained, red sauce–laden part of New Jersey I call home, I feel uneasy. I just spent a week consuming at least three cloves of garlic a day and beginning all conversations at a 7/10, but as I try to settle back into Baltimore, I wonder if I need to tone it down.


Growing up celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah

December 4, 2019

Once upon a time in a flyover town, an only child slept in her wooden castle and was tucked away in her princess-themed tower, which overlooked the splatter-shaped moat with a swirling slide attached. Her blinds were drawn, and under the covers, she read with her flashlight because the anticipation of Christmas morning was overwhelming. The cookies were iced and were waiting downstairs for Santa Claus. Carrots and nuts for the hardworking reindeer occupied an extra dog bowl on the brick front step.

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Perlman reflects on celebrating two different winter holidays as a child. 

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Wilner is relearning the value of being alone after years in relationships.

Using a semester in Paris to fall in love with myself

December 5, 2019

I have never been a very independent person. It’s not simply that I enjoy the company of others, but the idea of doing certain things alone fills me with debilitating dread.  This kind of thinking used to limit so much of what I could do, whether it be going to a restaurant, taking a trip or even riding the metro alone. I make my friends do everything with me, even if it is something as mundane as buying groceries.


Learning to confront my conflicts with friends

December 4, 2019

The first article I wrote for this column was called “Investing more in my relationships with others.” In it, I discussed my desire to be a better son, brother and friend by putting my all into my interactions with others.


The NBA needs to look to the NFL to solve its schedule

December 4, 2019

Roughly a quarter-way through the National Basketball Association (NBA) season, three headlines have been circulating around the basketball world. First, and the most divisive, is the discussion around load management. Through 21 games, Kawhi Leonard has missed six, for purely injury-prevention purposes. That is roughly on pace to match his last season, where he missed 22 games in the 82-game regular season. Stars are seemingly sitting more games than they ever have (whether they actually are is debatable), and that has generated a lot of controversy.


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SGA makes Wellness Week a tradition in order to promote mental health.

SGA hosts second semesterly Wellness Week

December 5, 2019

Ahead of the upcoming finals period, the Student Government Association (SGA) declared the week of Dec. 2 to be its second-ever Wellness Week. Throughout the week, SGA sponsored events meant to support students’ mental health and wellbeing.


University explains end of WGS Teaching Fellowships

December 5, 2019

Matthew Roller, the University’s vice dean for Graduate Education and Centers and Programs, informed Todd Shepard, director of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS), in late October that the University had canceled the WGS Teaching Fellowships. 

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Students expressed concerns about a future lack of future WGS courses.

School of Public Health sponsors talks on migration

December 5, 2019

The Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health collaborated with The Stoop Storytelling Series — a Baltimore-based live show and podcast — to host “In Search of Safety: Stories about Migration, Displacement, and Advocating for Refugees and Asylum Seekers” on Nov. 21. Laura Wexler, co-founder and co-producer of The Stoop, introduced and moderated the event, which took place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


Author unpacks the poetics of Jay-Z

December 5, 2019

Author Michael Eric Dyson came to the Hopkins campus on Tuesday to discuss his new book, Jay-Z: Made in America, which analyzes both Jay-Z’s history as a rapper as well as his contributions to society through his rap and philanthropy. 

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Dyson spoke with Jay-Z and Beyonce after the release of the biography.

East Asian speaker series hosts art and racism talk

December 5, 2019

Art History Professor ShiPu Wang of the University of California, Merced spoke on campus as part of the East Asian Speaker Series on Tuesday. Wang presented the outline of his acclaimed book The Other American Moderns and shared the cultural impacts it has had.

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Wang aims to bring recognition to unacknowledged Asian American artists.

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Finals Health Series: Feed your brain micronutrients and a rainbow of vegetables

December 5, 2019

Whether you’re munching on hot Cheetos or downing a Monster at 1 a.m., it is easy to neglect your diet during finals season. Often we get so caught up in our workload that we skip meals, and when we finally have the time to eat, we reach for comfort foods and skip the salad. Yet as finals approach, students should be mindful of eating balanced meals.