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Writing Center moves to new spot

April 4, 2002

The Writing Center and the Expository Writing Program currently situated in the Owen House will move on April 7 to the Greenhouse Annex, located behind Gilman Hall next to the faculty lot, in order to make room for a new chemistry building on the original ...


Snoring in children could indicate serious future health complications

April 4, 2002

As the director of Johns Hopkins University Pediatric Sleep Center, Dr. Carole Marcus warns, "Parents should be aware that snoring is not necessarily a normal phenomenon for their children, and they should discuss it with their doctors." Dr. Marcus is the chairwoman of the American Academy of Pediatrics subcommittee that produced a set of guidelines to deal with the potential problems of snoring in youth.


WGS sponsors 'Women and Islam'

April 4, 2002

On Saturday, Women's History Month began at Johns Hopkins with a workshop sponsored by the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS). The day long workshop, "Women and Islam in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" featured female speakers from four different universities. It was cosponsored by the Center for Research on Culture and Literature, the Humanities Center and the Departments of Anthropology, Comparative American Cultures, English and History.


On tour with Dismemberment Plan, Death Cab For Cutie and CEX

April 4, 2002

"Make certain to have your camera ready during the encore," the lanky blond male with rec specs told me in Toronto, "because Ben and I are going to bring out a stuffed lizard." Amused at the images now racing through my mind, I grinned. He returned this with a smile that shot back three golden and lettered teeth. "CEX," it spelled out. I quickly returned to my tripod and released the video camera, ready for the insanity that would doubtless ensue.


Allen takes over as Class of '04 VP

April 4, 2002

Sophomore class President Simone Chen introduced Lindsay Allen as the new Class of 2004 vice president at last week's Student Council meeting. Chen became president after former President Bob Alleman resigned from his position on Feb. 26. Allen was chosen by Chen and approved by the rest of the Student Council officers.


Day of Defeat: Great 3D shooter - Pop Tech

April 4, 2002

Over wanted to see what it was like to storm the beaches of Normandy with bullets whizzing by your head, or liberate the town of Anzio with grenades exploding left and right? Well now you can, with Day of Defeat, a Counter-Strike like Half-Life World War II modification. Day of Defeat (DoD) puts you right in the center of the action, and it so realistic you can practically feel the mortars exploding all around you on the beach. Best of all, DoD is a completely free download, as long as you own Half-Life.


Applicants beware: Employers are making sure you're clean - Lost productivity and diminishing job performance have companies testing to ensure drug abusers aren't working in their offices

April 4, 2002

If you're one of thousands joining the workforce this year, you might see a little plastic cup in your inbox. This year, tens of thousands of workers can be expected to be asked for urine samples under routine or random drug-testing programs. Through the analyses of urine samples, these tests can detect whether a person has recently used drugs.


Envy for state school riots - Seriously Mock-Serious

April 4, 2002

I really like Johns Hopkins, but I've always felt that something was missing from my college experience. I used to think that maybe it was because we didn't have a D-1 football and basketball team, or maybe that there's no real bar scene where students can let off a little steam. But immediately after watching and reading about Maryland and Indiana's Final Four celebrations and frustrations, I knew what that empty feeling was in my heart.


WB Cartoons racist - Video collection reminds of bigotry past

April 4, 2002

If you were a young kid in the 1980s, you probably spent much of your earliest years watching the WB cartoons of Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig. If you think back hard amidst the laughter, once in awhile appeared a strange 'toon or two with really odd, savage-like dark skinned characters that suffered much embarrassment at the hands of the cartoon heroes. We were too young to realize it then, but this was the racist legacy of cartooning from the middle of the 20th century.


SAC allocates annual budgets

April 4, 2002

Annual budget allocations were announced at this week's Student Activities Commission (SAC) General Assembly (GA), marking a major event for all student groups on campus.


Pursue fitness with 5k runs

April 4, 2002

Spring is finally here. This means warm weather, beautiful days and impending summer fun! And for many, this also means time to start hitting the treadmill, shaping up for sunny days at the beach.


Avoiding college weight gain: frequent meals, balanced diet - Fitness Is Beautiful

April 4, 2002

Two dreaded words await every freshman on campus and conjure up nightmares for everyone else: Freshman Fifteen. Its cause can very easily be pinpointed. Incoming students, required to enroll in a meal plan, see themselves face to face with some of the nastiest edible substances on the planet with little choice but to force feed themselves. The meal plans vary from school to school, but at this particular fine institution, the maximum any student can get is three square meals a day during the week and two on the weekend. Over the past year, my disgust for this type of structure has grown. This forces the student to binge, impeding the metabolism.


Baseball remains unbeaten in Conference play

April 4, 2002

Led by outstanding performances by senior Yani Rosenberg, junior Jeremy Brown and sophomore Russ Berger, the Hopkins pitching staff sent a message to their teammates, as well as to the rest of the Centennial Conference.


Random rants about being a senior - How his final year at JHU is driving everyone's favorite N-L columnist out of his mind

April 4, 2002

By way of introduction this week, here are a few words of introduction. I know that's redundant, but I can be redundant if I want to. It's my column. Hell, I can even use the word "redundant" twice in the same sentence if I want to. In any case, as I've mentioned before in these little prefaces, there are times in the journalistic field when one simply can't control all the variables. Between what's assigned, what comes in, what is printable and how much space each section has, there are just some times when you have to make sacrifices, whether it be cutting something you don't want to cut, or putting in some that you'd rather never saw the light of day. Of course, here at the News-Letter, we never take the latter option. It would compromise our principles.


Debate over slave reparations only stirs up controversy, bad feelings - The "Right" Stuff

April 4, 2002

You may have recently seen the debate over slave reparations surface again in major media sources. Lawyers representing the individuals seeking reparations have made the rounds, stopping by all of the major morning talk shows and most of the news magazines as well. There seems to be plenty of buzz around the issue this time around, however. Despite the fact that I cannot find a single person at Hopkins that thinks families of former slaves should receive compensation - black, white, female, male, conservative or liberal - there seems to be enough of a contingency of people in favor of these reparations to warrant a legitimate response.