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Organic farming uses more land than conventional

November 7, 2019

One of the main concerns about conventional agriculture is pesticide use, specifically runoff and residues. Although these are valid concerns with conventional agriculture, they are prominent concerns with organic agriculture too. Just because organic foods are treated with less pesticides does not mean they are pesticide free. 


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Student organization leaders reacted to changes in SLI group policy.

SLI initiative will allow groups to track finances

November 7, 2019

Recently, the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) announced a new financial module through which all allocation of funds will now be handled. In an email to student organization leaders on Oct. 22, SLI detailed several other changes to existing policies, including an organizational audit, new purchase request procedures as well as new trainings for student organization leaders.


Baltimore Ceasefire 365 hosts community tailgate to end gun homicide

November 7, 2019

As part of a Baltimore Ceasefire 365 initiative, three local community organizers — Charlene Rock-Foster, Nadean Paige and Dwayne Richardson — held an event on Saturday in the Belair-Edison neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore called the “West Meets East Ceasefire Tailgate.” The tailgate, hosted on Cliftmont Ave., sought to connect community members with helpful resources and generate a sense of community that both West Side and East Side residents could share in, the organizers said. 

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Baltimore Ceasefire 365 began in 2017 as a way to reduce gun violence.

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After reading an article from 1976, Perlman saw similarities to today.

Looking at the history of Hopkins work culture

November 6, 2019

This week I held a document from 1976. What did you do? Have you ever noticed that glass room in the library with all the leather-bound books and the old-fashioned Hopkins sweater? I didn’t until this year, when I finally started exploring the archives. And then I came across an article written by April Moreno, a senior at Hopkins in 1976, so here is my response.


How I’ve grown and changed since starting college

November 6, 2019

This article was going to be many things, but what it was not going to be was this nostalgic throwback to my freshman-year-fresh-out-of-high-school-self. But a Snapchat memory, some hasty scrolling back to 2017 and some three hours later, here I was thinking about how much has changed and how much has stayed the same.

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Hasan reflects on how she’s changed and stayed the same since high school.

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Korean BBQ is a late night favorite of Gupta’s that can be found near campus.

A brief guide to late night eats close to campus

November 6, 2019

When I first moved to Baltimore a little over two years ago, I knew very little about my new home. Everything was new to me, and it was at times daunting to even think about how to begin getting to know this University, let alone the city and the people who live in it. But I have found that there’s a lot to love here in Baltimore, and one of my very favorite things about this city is the food.


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The majestic Kennedy Center presented David Alden’s Otello last weekend.

Otello production retells Shakespeare’s tragedy

November 7, 2019

“I believe in a cruel God who has created me in His image.” These sacrilegious words begin Iago’s aria in composer Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello, characterizing mankind as inherently bitter and wicked. It is in Iago’s dark worldview that director David Alden seems to base his production of the opera, now showing at The Kennedy Center with the Washington National Opera and starring Russell Thomas, George Gagnidze and Leah Crocetto.


Looking for Alaska finds new life on television

November 7, 2019

We routinely hear the phrase, “The book was better than the movie.” It is rare that a movie adaptation meets the standards that are set by the book. Only when the movie includes as many details as it can from the book does the movie begin to reach our expectations. For the screen adaptation of John Green’s first novel, Looking For Alaska, this wasn’t a problem, since it was made into a Hulu TV series.

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Director and screenwriter Josh Schwartz revived Green’s novel for its television adaptation.

Stand-up Comedy Club dresses up for Halloween

November 7, 2019

The Hopkins Stand-Up Comedy Club rocked the house this past Saturday night with their annual Halloween show, this year titled “Halloween 2: Electric Spookaloo.” The show featured nine members performing sets of five to 10 minutes. 

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Baltimore Light City Festival illuminates local artists

November 6, 2019

Not knowing much about it, I went to the Baltimore Light City Festival last weekend and initially thought it would be a display of various light installations in a small area of Inner Harbor. I guess I didn’t think much of the word “festival” because I hadn’t realized the light installations were just a small part of what seemed like nighttime Spring Fair on steroids. 


Queer Comedy Night empowers and celebrates LGBTQ community

November 7, 2019

LGBTQ Life at Hopkins hosted a Queer Comedy Night at the LaB on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event featured both student comedians and a professional local comedian, Elizabeth Norman. Throughout each set, the hour was full of shared giggles, shared laughs and, most importantly, the shared theme of queer stories and comedy. 

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Oddities Exposition captivates attendees

November 7, 2019

I’ve seen event fliers for months around Baltimore cafes and bookstores advertising the World Oddities Expo. Upon entering the lobby of the Lord Baltimore Hotel this past Sunday, Nov. 3, however, I saw little indication of the Expo’s existence, of tattooed viewers and strange relics on display. 

Courtesy of Eliza Zimmerman

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Ramchandani found a community in Marque, the student fashion magazine.

Why I chose fashion instead of astrophysics

November 6, 2019

Let’s begin with some context: When I was 13 years old, all I wanted to be in life was a corporate lawyer. No, seriously — beyond just watching Suits, I read LSAT prep books and even joined Model United Nations (because there was no mock trial) to get some experience formulating arguments and public speaking. Then I turned 15 and was introduced to astrophysics; I’d always loved physics, but I really didn’t want to spend my life looking at hypothetical frictionless ramps, and at that point I didn’t even really think there was more to it. 


The ultimate survival guide for any Friendsgiving

November 11, 2019

It’s potluck season. Depending on your tolerance for your roommates’ drunk friends and slices of desiccated turkey breast, that may be a good or a bad thing. But like it or not, the next week or so holds the sure promise of a Friendsgiving Facebook invite rudely interrupting the Tasty video you’re watching in class.

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