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Volleyball fizzles in first round ECAC

November 15, 2001

The Johns Hopkins Volleyball team concluded another successful season this week in a disappointing fashion, losing 3-1 against Grove City in the first round of the ECAC South Women's Volleyball Championship. However, the team finished with its eighth consecutive winning season, compiling a 16-15 record for the year.


Guinier speaks out against status quo

November 15, 2001

Lani Guinier, a celebrated Harvard University law professor and civil rights activist, detailed the degenerating quality of democracy in the modern United States and proposed several solutions to reform the institution in a speech last Thursday at Shriver Hall as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.


Monsters, Inc. scares its way to the top

November 15, 2001

Remember when you were little and falling asleep in your dark bedroom could be pure agony as you anticipated the arrival of the barrage of monsters from the shadowy recesses in the corners, under your bed, and of course, out of your closet? Somehow your parents never saw them, but you knew they were there and you knew they were scary. What you perhaps did not know was that the monsters were only doing their job.


Registration worse than it was before - Placebo Effect

November 15, 2001

Welcome, students of Johns Hopkins, to the dawn of the Information Age. Actually, it's less a dawn than the flicker of an almost - dead light bulb which sparks on for a second before burning out. Yes, once again we students have been handed, in typically-Hopkins fashion, an "improvement" that, when all is said and done, actually causes more headaches than it relieves.


Kurt Cobain's life is memorialized - Biography of grunge rock god released

November 15, 2001

Charles Cross starts his fourth rock 'n' roll book (and second on Nirvana), Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, very much in medias res, a mere seven hours after the end of perhaps the most important day in alternative rock history, Jan. 11, 1992. Nevermind had just officially dethroned Michael Jackson for the number one album spot early that morning; backstage at NBC Studios, Weird Al Yankovic secured permission to parody "Smells Like Teen Spirit" just before Kurt Cobain's Nirvana became the first alternative band to be seen live by tens of millions of households across America that night.


Scientists look to beetles for water management solutions

November 15, 2001

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and the State University of New York at Binghamton have been examining seawater trapped inside million year old crystals, in order to study how the chemistry of oceans has changed from the Phanerozoic eon (540 million years ago) to the present.


Diwali: A thrill for all to experience - My Turn

November 15, 2001

Every November, for at least the last six, our campus community has been blessed by the color, pageantry and warmth of the Hindu New Year celebration called Diwali. This annual event has become a tradition for me as well as for my family to support and to attend. Over the years, we have enjoyed the music, the lights and the dancing, sometimes we have even joined in. We have also consumed more samosas than I care to divulge. Each time we are thrilled to be there and to once again have the opportunity to witness such an extraordinary thing. We, like many others who are not Hindu ourselves, are happily drawn to it and we count on it happening every year. This year was no different, with one exception. This year there was an air of relief and release about many of us who were in attendance on Nov. 3. We were relieved to be thinking of something other than Sept 11 and we were content to at long last participate, even in the smallest of ways in the remarkable act of releasing our joy. It is the latter that I wish to spend a little time with here.


Football victorious over No. 9 WM

November 15, 2001

The Johns Hopkins football team, its chances of winning a Conference championship having been extinguished, would not quit. Nor would the Blue Jays be intimidated by the conference leading, ninth ranked team in the nation, as the Jays stunned the Western Maryland Green Terror, beating them 21-14. The story of the game, senior wide receiver Zach Baylin caught 14 passes for 120 yards and all three of the Blue Jays touchdowns.


M. Fencing defeats St. Johns, Yeshiva

November 15, 2001

Johns Hopkins Men's Fencing kicked off their season perfectly by sweeping their first three opponents. They easily defeated Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) opponents Virginia Tech, Yeshiva and St. Johns. These were their first conference matches since capturing the conference title last season.


Hey, it's just a few easy installments

November 15, 2001

Who among us has not pondered purchasing something from an infomercial? Probably a lot, but nonetheless a well-executed late night infomercial can be both entertaining and thought provoking. When I am up late, watching these paid programs, I am forced to wonder, how much was that person's dignity worth to them, and do they still receive royalties for mortgaging it?


The Charles offers fine array of films

November 15, 2001

The Charles Theatre, best known as Baltimore's venue for viewing independent films, is having a sudden revival after a few month's lull. Ending the year with a bang (a trend which will hopefully continue into the winter and beyond) the theater is currently showing eight films. All of them are worth checking out, and you have no excuse not to, since it's right down on North Charles Street and students get a discount on all weeknight shows. This week's schedule is as following:


Waking Life is a must-see

November 8, 2001

Waking Life is an original and ambitious film about ideas and thoughts rather than plot and characters. It is a semi-filmed, semi-computer animated feature that is so heavy with words it is absolutely impossible to grasp it all the first time around. It is a must-see for anyone who enjoys using his or her brain.


Football pummels F&M, wins 41-0

November 8, 2001

If the Johns Hopkins football team was angry about dropping a tough overtime loss to Dickinson the week before, they showed it by trouncing the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats 41-0. The Blue Jays' defense allowed only 138 yards in offense while the Jays' offense exploded for a season high 511 yards and five touchdowns.


Volleyball earns ECAC bid

November 8, 2001

The Johns Hopkins Volleyball team lost a tough semifinal match against Muhlenberg in the Centennial Conference championship tournament last Saturday. However, the Jays qualified as a selection in the ECAC Division III South Volleyball Championships for the third straight year.