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IDEAL members debate global solutions to climate change

November 8, 2018

Students discussed the current state of global climate change agreements and future environmental solutions at a roundtable discussion on Wednesday. IDEAL, a student organization that promotes both nonpartisan and bipartisan civic engagement on campus, ...

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Students gathered to discuss the effects of politics on climate change.

How to be an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous girl

November 8, 2018

Wake up, workout. Take your weight and a photo for your app, Diet Diary, everyday. To make sure you’re losing weight. Workout as much as you can. Start with P90X, not enough. Get into POP Pilates. Everyday, do at least a two-hour workout. 


Hopkins avoiding taxes is civic disengagement

November 8, 2018

Last month, Hopkins announced the end of its “Rising to the Challenge” fundraising campaign, which solicited over $6 billion in donations over the past eight and a half years. It seems like this money is going to a lot of good causes like financial aid, hiring new professors and new research projects. The generosity of plutocrats and commoners alike made this possible.

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Due to its status as a nonprofit, property belonging to Hopkins in Baltimore is nontaxable by the city government. 

Endless deliciousness at Mount Vernon Marketplace

November 8, 2018

It was a Tuesday, and I was hungry.  I had eaten lunch a few hours before, but what can I say? I knew that I wouldn’t have time for my typical meal plan dinner that night, since I had a late class at the Peabody Library. And if I was going to be in Mt. Vernon (where the library is located), I wanted to have a meal that was more unique than one I can grab from the FFC.

 
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Mt. Vernon Marketplace’s wall art by smoothie vendor Fresh Monday’s. 

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Pecan pie is one of Wooden’s favorite dishes during the fall season.

Comfort your mind with homemade comfort foods

November 8, 2018

Amid the vicious cycle of midterms, papers, presentations and projects, I like to distract myself from impending despair by eating. During the long, cold, late-autumn nights, food provides nourishment, warmth and a sense of security. While I love to experiment in the kitchen, there are a few recipes I turn to time and time again — recipes I can whip up with no thought and that never fail to satisfy my cravings.


SGA addresses resources for first-generation, low-income students

November 8, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) finalized three central discussion topics for its upcoming dinner with University President Ronald J. Daniels during their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Members also discussed ways to improve the Hopkins experience for students who belong to the First-Generation, Limited-Income (FLI) community.

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Wellness Wednesdays are hosted by different student groups every week.

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Goudreau argues that there are affordable alternatives to fast fashion brands like Forever 21.

How to shop clothes ethically when you’re on a low budget

November 8, 2018

Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is either burned or dumped into a landfill, with an estimated lost value of $500 billion per year. And at what cost? The industry is plagued with dangerous working conditions, as exemplified by the 2013 collapse of a Bangladesh garment factory, which killed 1134 workers and injured about 2500 more. It’s also harmful to the environment, with textile production emitting 1.2 billion tons of greenhouse gases annually.


Professor examines Latin American students’ identities

November 8, 2018

Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado, an associate professor in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver, gave a virtual talk about identity labels. The Johns Hopkins Latino Alliance hosted the interactive discussion to address questions on how to properly refer to people of Latin American origin. 

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Hipolito-Delgado explored the impact of ethnic identity labels on the Latinx community.

Professor analyzes the role of race in forced eviction

November 8, 2018

Ananya Roy gave the keynote address of the two-day workshop “(anti)Blackness in the American Metropolis” on Friday, Nov. 2 at Red Emma’s Bookstore. Workshop organizers aimed to bring together activists and scholars from different disciplines to discuss issues such as transportation, health, housing, finance and the environment. 

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Ananya Roy, a professor, discussed racial banishment in her talk on Friday.

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Participants in the workshop discussed alternatives to policing in the city.

Ceasefire 365 provides alternatives to policing

November 8, 2018

Baltimore Ceasefire 365, a movement that aims to decrease Baltimore’s homicide rate, hosted a workshop titled “Beyond 911: Exploring Anti-Racist Routes to Community Safety” on Sunday at the 29th Street Community Center. Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national organization that works to promote racial justice and end white supremacy, co-hosted the workshop.


IAC panel talks Asian Americans in politics

November 8, 2018

The Inter-Asian Council (IAC) hosted a discussion about Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) politics on Thursday, Nov. 1. Undergraduate students attended the open conversation and discussed AAPI identity and representation.


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Seattle is ready for the SuperSonics to return home.

Seattle deserves to get the SuperSonics back

November 14, 2018

Imagine you’re a resident of the great city of Seattle, the pride of the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and it’s 2008. Your favorite basketball team, the Seattle SuperSonics, just had an awful season, finishing 20-62. But it is okay, because it’s 2008, and your team just drafted Kevin Durant a year ago, who averaged 20.3 PPG and won the NBA Rookie of the Year. Also, Lil Wayne’s The Carter III just came out, so you’re encouraged about the future as a whole. 


Volleyball wins third straight Centennial Conference Championship

November 8, 2018

This past weekend, the Hopkins volleyball team swept their way through the Centennial Conference Tournament. On Saturday, Hopkins defeated the Swarthmore Garnet in the semifinals and, on Sunday, they beat the McDaniel Green Terror, taking home the school’s third consecutive Conference Championship. The Jays completely dominated the competition, winning each set by an average of almost 10 points.

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The volleyball team wins their third consecutive Conference Championship, as they swept their opponents in both the semifinals and finals.

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Blue Jay swimmer Sydney Okubo.

Athlete of the Week Sydney Okubo — W. swimming

November 8, 2018

This past weekend, the women’s swim team traveled across town to nearby Loyola University to compete in the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational. Four schools arrived at the Mangione Pool, including West Chester University, Drexel Univeristy, Loyola University and our very own Blue Jays.


Looking forward to the college basketball season

November 8, 2018

It’s one of the best times of the year to be a basketball fan. The NBA season is underway and NCAA basketball is just beginning. Some people are trying to find out which colleges are going to bust their brackets in March. Others want to know which players will become top NBA prospects. Most fans are looking to see how their alma mater is going to perform. As always, this year will hold countless buzzer beaters, blowouts and upsets. 

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NCAA basketball is back and Kansas University starts the year ranked No. 1.