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Student Advantage takes a bit of effort

September 20, 2001

Sometime during your stay at Hopkins you'll figure something out: It's pretty damn expensive to come to school here. Tuition, board, meal plans, books, phone service. Internet access, midnight pizzas, trips to the Inner Harbor, even plane trips home, form a laundry list of costs that can rail your average undergrad.


Athlete of the week: Matt Doran

September 20, 2001

Matt Doran, a 21-year-old senior, started playing soccer when he was four years old. For a few games, he was placed on his older brother's team when they did not have enough players. Those few games turned into seventeen years of soccer, and Doran continues to showcase his soccer ability for the Hopkins Varsity Soccer team.


Men's soccer strangles Swarthmore

September 20, 2001

Battling Swarthmore on Saturday in their first conference match-up of the season, the Johns Hopkins Men's Soccer team scored early and often enroute to a 5-0 win on the road. With that win, the Blue Jays improved their overall season record to 4-1, with their only loss coming at the hands of Arcadia University last week.


BSO sends a message of hope

September 20, 2001

In response to the tragedies of last week, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) changed the program for their opening performances. On Saturday, the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 and Richard Strauss' Burleske were replaced by Beethoven's fourth piano concerto and "Nimrod"from Sir Edward Elgar's Enigma variations. Ravel's La Valse remained.


Multimedia artwork with mission

September 20, 2001

Mount Vernon may make up in gallery space what it lacks in retail space, but a new multimedia facility at the 800 block of N. Charles St. is trying to make a bridge between the fine arts and commercial design.


Seeking out your inner Earnhardt - The definitive guide to Balto's hottest drag racing spots. If only you had brought a car.

September 20, 2001

or those of us who fancy ourselves to be racers but find ourselves left high and dry without a locale to joyride, it turns out that we need look no further than Hopkins's own backyard. When speeding down the aisles of Superfresh on stolen shopping carts grows old, move on to bigger and better things - pirate yourself a car and take a new friend on a tour around the block with your new ride. Better yet, commandeer a tax, and keep the meter running.


It's the first step of a long journey - Placebo Effect

September 20, 2001

Finally, the work and effort of three years has culminated in that grandest of achievements: I am now a senior. So, to say the least, it confused me a little when, on my first day of class this year, I had to look at a map to find a building. Think of it! On my own campus, the place I've called home, or at least some sort of place of business, after three years, I, the great and mighty senior, was humbled by having to search out one of my classes.


A new and improved Ben Folds returns to music scene

September 20, 2001

Ben Folds' new disc, Rockin' the Suburbs (Epic Records), is the best piano-based rock record since Little Richard found Jesus and Jerry Lee Lewis married his first cousin. To be fair, the list of possible suspects isn't a long one, and I'm disqualifying Billy Joel and Elton John on principle: Both of 'em cheated and used guitar players when they wanted to rawk out: Yes, boys and girls, there once was a time when Elton John rawked out. So my declaration carries about as much weight as Jean-Claude Van Damme being the best kickboxer in Belgium. But no matter. Folds' first solo album after the 1999 breakup of Chapel Hill's Ben Folds Five - psst: there were only three of them - rocks because of, and in spite of, its instrumentation.


Middle Eastern cuisine at its finest - The Helmand serves some tasty food in a cultural atmosphere

September 13, 2001

Located mid-way down North Charles Street in the small section of Baltimore City called Mount Vernon is a small Afghani restaurant called the Helmand. My first visit to this quaint yet modern venue was this past Monday night, when seven or so friends and I trekked downtown for a late dinner. I was surprised by the elegance of the interior, mostly because I suddenly became aware of my totally inappropriate attire. Jeans and flip-flops were not the worst thing I could've been wearing, but the decor definitely called for a more elegant pair of pants and shoes.


U.S. News ranks Hopkins No. 16

September 13, 2001

In its annual survey of colleges and universities, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Johns Hopkins University as the 16th-best doctoral university in the nation. This puts the school one spot lower than in last year's rankings.


Volleyball matches go to wire

September 13, 2001

Will the winning tradition in Hopkins women's Volleyball continue? It is too soon to tell, but the Lady Blue Jays certainly have the talent, if not the experience, to get the job done.