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July 12, 2020

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Ping Pong serves it up

It's Johns Hopkins' number one ranked sports team. No, it's not lacrosse, but rather the official JHU table tennis team, otherwise known as "ping-pong" to the common man. Most people have little idea that Hopkins has a very competitive table tennis team that is one of the tops in the country. But the first rule of thumb is never to call it ping-pong; it's always table tennis. With over 150 members, it's the largest collegiate ping-pong club in the nation.


Justin Timberlake is Justified in his solo effort

In his solo debut album, Justified, Justin Timberlake says "Bye, Bye, Bye" to "Nsync's boy-band sound and proves he can make hits all on his own. Justified confirms that Timberlake is not the typical teen heartthrob with good looks and manufactured dance moves, but rather is capable of creating music that defines his own artistic sound. His album demonstrates his progression as a talented vocalist and establishes his credibility as a serious solo artist.



The Late Night TV Quiz

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In NCAA Tourney, W. Soccer loses 1-0

The Women's Soccer team suffered a disappointing, 1-0 loss at the hands of Stevens Tech on Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The loss ended the Blue Jays season and worsened their all-time NCAA Tournament record to 0-3.


If it doesn't have a wicket, it just ain't cricket

Passing through the Gilman quad on a weekend afternoon, strollers are often amused by a group of students playing a game of which most Americans have no knowledge. The game is cricket, and its players are the gentlemen of the Johns Hopkins University Cricket Club (JHUCC).


Heart valve holds key to organ survival

A Johns Hopkins-led research team has identified an ion channel within the heart that can be useful in helping the organ survive a heart attack. This channel, a type of control valve in heart cell mitochondria offers new perspectives on how energy supplies are maintained in the heart.


Dating shows don't mimic the realities of courtship

As college students, we spend an inordinate amount of time procrastinating and avoiding any and all worthwhile activities. Thus, when 2 a.m. rolls around and we have a choice between getting a good night's sleep or staring bleary-eyed at a cheesy reality dating show, we frequently find ourselves slumped over on the couch, clutching the remote andenjoying the latter. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes that these dating shows' portrayal of the dating scene is almost as accurate as a blind sharpshooter.


For ribs and taxes, try Lexington Market

Picture yourself in a boat on a river. With tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Or better yet, picture yourself having your taxes done while eating an assortment of foreign cuisine, listening to live jazz, all with a family of elephants. Now maybe you've already done this in some sketchy room, but chances are it wasn't free, and it wasn't on the top of the list of things you just had to do with your parents when they came to visit.



Hopkins wins award for space technology

While Popular Science only publishes its Best of "What's New" section in the December edition of the magazine, the award winners were officially announced on Nov 8. Among those winners is a team of scientists, led by faculty members at Johns Hopkins, who created the Advanced Camera for Surveys.


Two strikes for Ethics Board - Editorial

The Ethics Board recently tackled two important issues: how to better prevent students from gaining an unfair advantage over their peers on exams and what to do with those who try to get around these protections. While we appreciate the effort to address concerns that affect many students at the University, we cannot help but be disturbed by positions taken by some board members and administrators present at the most recent meeting.



Will the new copy-proof disc replace the old CD?

Escalating debates regarding pirated compact discs have been temporarily relieved with the manufacturing of copy-proof discs that consist of new digital audio disc formats. Although praised for their superior sound quality, the new discs put out by manufacturers such as Sony are criticized for being less user friendly than regular CDs. Each format contains digital drawbacks, which include extra encoding designed to lock the recordings on the disc, with the purpose of not allowing digital duplication and ripping to MP3 files.





Last week's answers and winner

Nobody got all of the answers for last week's quiz correct, but Kristopher Thornsbury submitted the largest number of food items invented by Taco Bell. Here are the answers:


JHOC seeks to end suspension

The Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club (JHOC) has been working with the Office of Recreational Sports to write the proposal requested by the Office of Risk Management to rescind the club's suspension.


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