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Delightful deli

October 11, 2001

I had never liked Italian cold-cut sandwiches, until I was given one from Mastellone's. Your nose will thank you before your stomach does, because this deli smells that good. Practically the entire store is imported from Italy and includes everything ...


Racial profiling occurs at JHU - Perfidy to Jersey?

October 11, 2001

This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union mounted a billboard between exits 12 and 13 on the New Jersey Turnpike which reads, "Stopped and Searched by the New Jersey State Police? They admit to racial profiling. You might win money damages. Call the A.C.L.U. hot line: 1-877-6-PROFILE."


Field Hockey soars in 9-0 win

October 11, 2001

The record of the past week may be 1-2, but the Johns Hopkins Field Hockey team accomplished a great deal, and at this point are looking a lot better then weeks past.


Telescope a gift from Hopkins' anonymous donor

October 11, 2001

For students fortunate enough to know about it, the Maryland Space Grant Observatory (MSGO), located on the roof of the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, is one of the hidden gems of the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. What many don't know (and are surprised to find out) is that the Morris W. Offit Telescope - the centerpiece of the MSGO - was paid for by an anonymous donor, a fact that may seem strange to some current students.


Hopkins WebCT expands options

October 11, 2001

College campuses across the country are constantly integrating information technology into course curricula, and Johns Hopkins University is no exception. Here at the Homewood campus, the WebCT program allows for professors to put lecture notes online, facilitate student-to-student and student-to-teacher chats, respond to questions via online message boards and much more. For classes using the WebCT program, students can also check their grades online, access old exams, homework, answer keys, syllabi, study guides and more.


Eat a piece of cr?pe in Mt. Washington

October 11, 2001

If French food is supposed to be expensive, you won't know it from visiting Mt. Washington's Cr?pe du Jour. For less than the price of a burger and fries, you can get a cr?pe that's as good as one you would get on the street in Paris. The entre cr?pes range in price from $4.95 for the Cr?pe Parisienne (ham and cheese) to $7.99 for the Cr?pe Merguez (beef and lamb sausage with eggs and cheese). The desert cr?pes are even less expensive, starting at $2.75 for a sugar cr?pe.


Antioch resurrected at BMA - Art and artifacts from the Lost City travel to Baltimore City

October 11, 2001

An-TI-oCH: The syllables of the name are angular, clear-cut and imperial. They maintain their shape against the flow of casual language, putting up a determined resistance to our war on enunciation. It shouldn't surprise us, then, that the city bearing this name should resurface through the obliterating dust of centuries; "The Lost City of Antioch" exhibit, currently housed in the Baltimore Museum of Art, organizes the fruit of countless excavations to recreate one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire.


Blended drinks: not just for lightweights

October 11, 2001

You don't have to be a girl to want to drink something that tastes good. Granted, it is cheaper and easier to stock your fridge with Beast or PBR, but sometimes it's just more enjoyable to have a margarita or a daiquiri. It can also be fun to challenge your local bartender to see how far their drink knowledge goes.


M. Soccer winning streak at seven

October 11, 2001

Continuing their dominance of late, the Blue Jays Men's Soccer won decisively in both of their games this week, defeating Drew 4-1 on Saturday, and Haverford 4-0 on Wednesday to improve their overall record to 11-1, and their division record to 6-0.


For novice crew, sleep is a luxury

October 11, 2001

If you are a morning bird who enjoys waking up before the sun, or an insomniac who has nothing better to do at 5 a.m., then crew is definitely the sport for you.


Football narrowly defeats Ursinus

October 11, 2001

The Hopkins football team stormed back to Homewood Saturday, knocking of conference opponent, Ursinus, 13-7, and improving to 4-1 overall, 2-0 in conference. The defense of the Blue Jays, once again stifling their opponent, allowed the Bears only a single touchdown and only 154 yards in total offense.


Ready to wine and dine? Listen up.

October 11, 2001

So you've landed a date. Congratulations. Now, you have a few options: You can take your date out to a restaurant, or you can plan to make a romantic dinner yourself.


Leave your pad for some Thai

October 11, 2001

Thai Landing has got a) the best non-greasy Pad Thai for miles around; b) a very chill, comforting atmosphere; and c) friendly, expert waiters.


Tori Amos gets Strange(r) - The pianist and chanteuse embarks on adventures in male music

October 11, 2001

In the past, there have been certain foods which, upon first taste, I found positively unpalatable. But after forcing myself to try them more and more, the experience improved until I came to a point where I absolutely loved them, even craving them at times. The same can be said about the new Tori Amos album, Strange Little Girls (Atlantic). When, hearing the CD through for the first time, I wasn't overwhelmed by the usual, orgasmic delight that Amos's music tends to evoke from me: I was nearly ready to dismiss it as a failure. However, after taking a week's break from it and giving it another try, I predict that Strange Little Girls won't be leaving my CD changer anytime soon.


When JHU goes from just being a residence to home - A Necessary Ambiguity

October 11, 2001

What is a home? The word has been defined in many ways throughout the years. For myself, a home has always been the place and feeling of where one resides. Like we all do here at college, I have referred to my home as the state and town I came from. In a sense, Johns Hopkins has only been my temporary residence. However, last weekend many of my perspectives changed.


Munich revisited: A look into current U.S. foreign policy - For King & Country

October 11, 2001

Last Thursday, Siberian Airlines flight 1812, flying from Tel-Aviv to Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, crashed into the Black Sea, killing 67 Israeli citizens and 11 crew members. Both Russian and Israeli authorities, conducting a joint investigation, quickly concluded that SA flight 1812 had most likely been destroyed by a terrorist attack. Hours after the plane had plunged into the Black Sea, Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly stated that terrorism was almost certainly the culprit in this tragedy.