Published by the Students of Johns Hopkins since 1896
April 3, 2020 | °F in Baltimore

news-features



New HIV vaccine may end epidemic

The most recent statistics, more than a year out of date, show that there were over 40 million people worldwide living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Today that number may be between 60 and 80 million.



Lady Jays falter in ECAC finals

It was a season of mixed emotions for the Women's Lacrosse team as they battled to keep up with lofty expectations while struggling to compete against some of the top teams in the country.


Why is Hopkins the way it is? Syphilis!

Though it was Socrates who said "Know thyself," I say, as my advice to the incoming class of 2006, "Know the history of thy university." While still uncertain whether or not "thine" was the correct pronoun for that last sentence, I can say with certainty that I'm extremely uncertain as to the history of our University.


Sorority obtains charter

Sigma Omicron Pi, an Asian-interest sorority with an emphasis on philanthropy, chartered a new chapter of about 15 girls at Johns Hopkins on August 25.



Is JHU worth the money?

The economy is struggling, the world markets are down, and consumer confidence has fallen. But even through economic woes and terror attacks, little seems to deter families from the pricey proposition of sending their children to expensive private schools. Through both the good economic times and the bad, would-be freshmen line up every spring for the mere chance to shell out the $35,000 a year it costs to attend a private university like Johns Hopkins.


Drop that six-pack of beer and you can finally get those six-pack abs

Every year, millions of college freshmen learn about the phenomenon of the "freshman 15." Caused by an overindulgence in sweets, unlimited cafeteria food and the consumption of alcohol, the freshman 15 is the 15 or so extra pounds many students gain during their first year at college. In order to combat this fatty trend, there are a number of measures Hopkins students take to win the battle of the bulge.


In B'more, you gotta watch your back

Like any urban campus, Hopkins has its share of security concerns. With its location in the city of Baltimore, the campus has the benefits of city-life, such as museums, clubs and restaurants, along with the downsides, such as pollution and crime. When venturing out into the city, you need to be aware of your surroundings. Just because safety was the topic of the first question asked by your mother at orientation, doesn't mean it shouldn't be a concern of your own.



Baltimore's got crabs ... and more

I remember back in the days when Terrace and Wolman were my only sources for food, thanks to the blasted 19-meal plan that I signed up for. Thus it took me quite awhile to realize that outside of these fine Sodexho establishments, Baltimore had plenty of culinary delights to tickle any taste bud. Here we take a look at the surrounding areas of Baltimore and my favorites eateries in each:


Put yourself out there, baby

Early this past summer, I was driving through Baltimore with two friends, heading out to dinner in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood. As the Inner Harbor gave way to Little Italy, followed by blocks of tidy, well-kept Victorian row houses, one of my passengers expressed amazement.


It takes a (Charles) Village

If one thing completes Johns Hopkins University, it's neighboring Charles Village. A quiet neighborhood with a laid-back character all its own, it is a one-stop shop for students' daily needs. It is also where the majority of upperclassmen choose to live D in apartment buildings and row houses up and down tree-lined streets. Charles Village begins just east of campus on Charles St. and extends several blocks east to Greenmount Ave., south to the 25th Street area and north to University Pkwy. It is a large neighborhood, but for most Johns Hopkins students, Charles Village really means the strip of stores and restaurants along St. Paul St.



Sorority Life: not as seen on TV

In an attempt to slash all of the stereotypes about sororities as they exist on campus, I recently wondered to myself what assumptions incoming freshman may have already made about them. Well, if I was to judge by the oh-so-captivating MTV show, Sorority Life, I would guess they all had fancy houses, party girls, stupid rules and self-righteous members. Let me be the first to tell you, that other than being groups of girls that like to have a good time, the rest of those characteristics couldn't be more incorrect. However, the fancy houses would be nice ...



Sultan of Sleeze takes New York's Broadway by storm - State of the Arts

The radical sensibility that gave us Pink Flamingos, the screen gimmick odorama, and the immortal Divine has finally broken into the mainstream. On August 15, the self-affirmed Pope of Trash, John Waters, saw the Broadway debut of his 1988 cult film, Hairspray, at the Neil Simon Theatre. What's more, the $10.5 million adaptation is being hailed as the new Producers, the Mel Brooks musical that revolutionized New York's theater scene last year and made a killing at the Tonys.



News-Letter Special Editions