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Amnesty International has debate

November 1, 2001

On Wednesday, the Johns Hopkins Amnesty International organization hosted T. Kumar, the Amnesty International Advocacy Director for Asia and the Pacific. Kumar has served as the human rights monitor in Bosnia, Haiti, Guatemala and South Africa and as the United Nations representative for Peace Brigades International. He was also imprisoned for five years and tortured in Sri Lanka for his human rights advocacy and Amnesty International adopted him as a "prisoner of conscience."


Detailing the Islamic religion

November 1, 2001

After the tragic events of Sept. 11, Osama bin Laden and other Islamic extremists have typified the average Muslim to the American public's perception. But in actuality, most Muslims condemn bin Laden and the Taliban as contrary to Islamic teaching. With fully one fifth of the world professed Muslims, it is important to break beyond fearful stereotypes and understand the basic tenets of Islam.


Field Hockey ends year in controversy

November 1, 2001

The Johns Hopkins Field Hockey team took part in the Centennial Conference Tournament this past weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The winner of the tournament earns a bid to the NCAA tournament, and the Blue Jays were hopeful to take advantage of this opportunity.


M. Soccer closes out year at 15-2

November 1, 2001

Closing out the regular season in winning form, the Men's Soccer team defeated two Conference rivals last week by beating Gettysburg 2-0 on Wednesday and Franklin & Marshall 3-2 on Saturday. With the wins, the Blue Jays finished the season with an overall record of 15-2 while going 9-0 against Centennial Conference foes. Remaining unbeaten in the conference, the Jays secured home field advantage for the Conference tournament to be held Nov. 2-3.


JHUMA hosts Islam Awareness Week

November 1, 2001

The JHU Muslim Association (JHUMA) is currently hosting its annual Islam Awareness Week for students to broaden their understanding of Islam and to promote knowledge of the student interfaith group. The events scheduled for Monday through Saturday of this week included a series of lectures, a documentary showing and a closing banquet.


Terrorist units: Bin Laden v. Hamas

November 1, 2001

In this age of nuclear weapons and the Internet, the biggest threat the U.S. now faces is terrorism. This is not the threat of North Korea sending inter-continental ballistic missiles into the middle of Washington, D.C. This is a guy with a bomb blowing himself up under a building. This is a handful of well-organized and well-funded middle class men crashing airplanes into symbols of American prosperity and power.


Missed Halloween? Here are some ideas for what to do this weekend

November 1, 2001

Ahh, Oct. 31. How I love the smell of face paint in the evening. The sight of whirling dervishes of dead brown leaves swirling in the wind under a big cloudy sky. The taste of the sugary traces of candy still left on my lips. The feel of cobblestones under my feet at Fell's Point. The smell of drunken strangers' breath in my face - demanding to know what my costume is. Okay, not so much the drunken strangers one. But it is an indisputable characteristic of Halloween in college and especially so in college in Baltimore where no holiday is complete without a drunken wino/ student getting in your face. Lord knows you can't go trick-or-treating in the ghetto. No amount of safe trick-or-treating precautions from the local police could ever make that a good idea. And of course Fell's Point, a distinctive Baltimore Halloween tradition, is the one and only place to go to see the local color and get that old community-feeling back.


Voice recognition technology used to record Holocaust victims' stories

November 1, 2001

In 1994, filmmaker Steven Spielberg established the Shoah Visual History Foundation, a center dedicated to videotaping and saving the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Since its inception, the Shoah Foundation has amassed over 116,000 hours of digitized Holocaust testimonies from over 52,000 interviews in 32 different languages.


Hopkins ROTC teaches discipline and teamwork - Students join the Army ROTC for many reasons, all learn ethics

November 1, 2001

You may have seen students around campus dressed in camouflage uniforms, or maybe you've seen ROTC information tables around the Wolman lobby while heading into lunch. In a myriad of different ways, the Johns Hopkins ROTC is a strong presence on campus. But for students who aren't involved in ROTC themselves, many questions remain. What do people do in ROTC? Is it like being in the army? And why do people join ROTC in the first place?


WHSR show, photo exhibit at Levering

November 1, 2001

First he sang Mother Goose tales. Then he transformed Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses into song form. Now, Ned Oldham of Baltimore's The Anomoanon has set his eyes on that most forgotten figure of the American oral and literary tradition: Rip Van Winkle.


Senator hosts 1939 festival

November 1, 2001

To celebrate its 62nd anniversary, The Senator Theatre hosted a week-long 1939 film festival from Oct. 12-18. The historical Baltimore theater opened in October of 1939, and each year some special event commemorates that inaugural year. This year, a different 1939 classic film was shown each day for the 1939 admission price of just "25 cents per person." The Senator advertised the film festival by telling its prospective patrons to "Dig those quarters out of the couch!" It was truly exhilarating to walk to a ticket booth and buy a movie ticket for only a quarter.


Monday night is Miller time

November 1, 2001

You're watching the football game on Monday night, and one of the announcer's comments sounds a bit familiar. Like something from a Shakespeare play. Nah, couldn't be, you think. This is football, there's no room for that here. Just like there's supposedly no crying in baseball, there is no Shakespeare in football.


A look into the claim that there is "nothing to do" at Johns Hopkins - Tangled Up in Blue

November 1, 2001

While many students complain about there being nothing to do around here, it makes you wonder why that is. There are plenty of things to do, but why aren't people interested in doing them? Well, maybe Baltimore doesn't have very much to offer in terms of great places to hang out, but there are plenty of things to do in terms of school activities. The best way to cure boredom is to get involved.


The status quo is alive and well - We're Left, They're Wrong

November 1, 2001

We're a month and a half into the national crisis and very little has changed. Aside from a very high approval rating for President Bush and a nationwide flag-waving fad, both sides of the political spectrum have continued to think and act the same way they did on Sept. 10, the only difference being that they claim that their actions are motivated by international instead of domestic concerns.


The Guns and Roses Quiz

November 1, 2001

No, just kidding. The QM does not run around with an automatic weapon. The QM doesn't even own an automatic weapon (although sometimes she wishes she did).