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THE PUBLIC EDITOR: Making the most of Your Weekend in Baltimore (Hopkins bubble optional)

February 13, 2020

What is Your Weekend? I’m not talking about the weekend, those horribly magical two days during which you can both take a breather from the last week and work yourself into a panic about the next. Nor do I mean The Weeknd, whose mixtape collection Trilogy remains perennially underrated. And while we’re on music, I should clarify that I’m definitely not thinking of SZA’s timeless sidechick anthem “The Weekend.”


Museum welcomes Univ. affiliates for Hopkins Day

February 13, 2020

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture hosted Hopkins Day on Saturday, offering all University affiliates free admission. Renowned curator Lowery Stokes Sims presented on the exhibition on artist Elizabeth Catlett, explaining the relationships between Catlett’s artwork and black and Latin American history.

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Curator Lowery Stokes Sims presented on Elizabeth Catlett’s artwork.

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Students from two different cultural groups discuss their similarities.

Latinx and Asian student groups celebrate identities

February 13, 2020

The Inter-Asian Council and Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority Inc. hosted an event between the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) and Latinx communities on Tuesday. These groups convened to facilitate a conversation led by group speakers about the overlap and interaction between APIDA and Latinx identities. 


Navigating romance and relationships at Hopkins

February 15, 2020

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many Hopkins students are reflecting on their love lives and relationships (or lack thereof). Hopkins Professor of Sociology Andrew Cherlin remarked last year on recent trends that have pushed marriage — and serious relationships — further down the timeline, as college students choose to focus on personal fulfillment and their academics instead. Six students spoke with The News-Letter about the feasibility and desirability of relationships at Hopkins and got candid about dating, hook-ups and their Valentine’s Day plans.

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Hopkins students figure out how to balance their love lives with their homework.

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Dr. Dzirasa spoke about the importance of prioritizing mental health.

Public Health class hosts Commissioner of Health

February 13, 2020

The University hosted Baltimore City’s Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa on Tuesday, Feb. 11 as a special guest lecturer in Professor Philip Leaf’s Public Health and Well-Being in Baltimore class. Dzirasa discussed the role of the Baltimore City Health Department in addressing public health crises as well as some of her plans for future health projects.


SGA passes amendments intended to decrease student apathy

February 13, 2020

At the Student Government Association (SGA)’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, Senior Class Senator Chase McAdams introduced the Senators and Student Organizations Pairing Act. In accordance with the bill, SGA’s Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) will pair each one of eight student groups with a senator. 


Bloomberg Professor answers questions about the coronavirus

February 14, 2020

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization officially named the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, “COVID-19”, which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019. From now on, the novel 2019 coronavirus will be referred to as COVID-19.

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Researchers have yet to learn exactly how the coronavirus is spreading.

Hillel explores Judaism and politics of Zionism

February 13, 2020

Juniors Michael Leff and Kim Robins co-facilitated the discussion event “Political Zionism and Anti-Semitism” at Hopkins Hillel on Monday night. The event, the first in a planned series of events on statehood and Zionism, was sponsored by the Tikvah Fund.


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Students appreciated learning about the recent historical context of Latin.

Visiting professor talks Aztec use of Latin language

February 13, 2020

Andrew Laird, the John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Humanities at Brown University, gave a presentation titled “Aztec Latin: Renaissance Education and Native Traditions in 16th-Century Mexico” on Thursday, Feb. 6. The talk was the 34th Annual James W. Poultney Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Classics Department.  


WC Harlan impresses with unique cocktail creations

February 12, 2020

Baltimore isn’t exactly teeming with craft cocktail bars. There are a few overpriced hotel-adjacent spots with decent execution down near the Inner Harbor, but if we’re being honest, they usually aren’t worth the trip out of shuttle range.

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WC Harlan offers a wide variety of drinks close to campus on W 23rd St.

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The large amount of New York flop in the Ribaldi’s cheese slice isn’t great.

A nice slice of Baltimore’s pizzeria scene: Part 1

February 12, 2020

I have been searching for a nice slice of pizza ever since my brother brought it up over the dozen egg omelettes we ate during the holiday season. Everyone has been talking about One Bite, and I wanted to watch “Davey Pageviews” review Baltimore pizzerias, but he has never done a review in this city. I didn’t get any closer to having insight on the pizza joints near me, so I decided it was time to take action. 


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Coronavirus can bring free speech to China

February 16, 2020

Coronavirus (CoV) is currently spreading all over the mainland of China. It has already constituted the deaths of over 1,100. Since the first CoV case in Wuhan, China on Dec. 1, it has not only brought about 45,000 individuals infected with virus, but has also activated Chinese civic awareness.