Published by the Students of Johns Hopkins since 1896
July 6, 2020


Getting sexiled? Get even

At one point or another, you will run into a roommate who will kick you out of the room just so he can get it on. So the next time you get sexiled the night before your Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves midterm, take some advice and drive your roommate insane with behavior he can't really get mad at you for! The list assumes you have little social respect in the first place and won't mind your roommate talking even more crap about you than he already does, you freak.

News Briefs

Hopkins engineers develop new form of ductile copper

Laboratory rats react well to an experimental anti-stroke vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health, recently concluded a test study showing that they may be on the right track developing an anti-stroke vaccine. Doctors performed a study of a vaccine they call E-selectin, the active ingredient being a protein that normally causes inflammation in cells lining the walls of blood vessels, but seems, actually, to spur the body into protecting itself from some of the main causes of stroke.

In America, thin means powerful

The irony in the United States today is that while the society at large seems to be characterized by the idea that "bigger is better," individuals are focused on wanting to work out, be fit and, more importantly, be thin. This is especially seen in cosmopolitan areas. The biggest stress in the life of a cosmopolitan person in the United States seems to be how to find the best diet or sign up to the "coolest" gym to get you into the smallest size possible. Of course, the key is to have the money to buy the most books and have the largest library of health and dieting books in your house. Better yet, it is a status symbol to have membership to the most exclusive gym.

Trying to live in a Barbie world

It's the age-old question, does media imitate life or does life imitate the media? With commercials containing waif-like underwear models and television programs equating thinness with success and happiness, the media's negative emphasis on body image has become almost unavoidable. It's hard to watch, listen to or read any form of commercial media these days without hearing a weight loss advertisement boasting that shedding the pounds will increase relationships and overall quality of life. Instilling the fear of being unloved and unhappy in women nationwide is the clever ploy that helps these companies to sell an unattainable goal.

Skinny sells, so why not sell it? - Thinking about starting yourself on a diet? Go see a doctor or nutritionist, instead of consulting the latest cover of Vogue

It wasn't so long ago that I remember flipping through various fashion magazines with my friends. We gawked at the ridiculous prices of haute couture, admired the latest collections from Paris and memorized the names of all the supermodels. Perhaps we did these things because we are girls and these are typical, girly things to do. More likely, we were already beginning to feel society's influence at the tender young ages of 12.

C. Country improves in Centennial tourney

Last weekend it wasn't hanging branches, injuries or even Division I competition that faced the Men's and Women's Cross Country team, it was the entire Centennial Conference and a muddy course which crossed a creek three times.

Diwali draws large crowd

The Hindu Students' Council (HSC) celebrated the beginning of the Hindu New Year with Diwali Dhamaka Saturday, Nov. 2, in Levering Hall. The event featured a dance medley and the traditional dance Raas performed by students, live music provided by the group Khoor Mandhir and Indian food catered by Akhbar's Restaurant.

The places to 'get down' on campus

Mathematician John Allen Paulos estimated the rate of people having sex per hour to be "about 15 million," in his March 1999 ABCNews column. That means there are approximately 250,000 people having sex every minute of every day. In the time it takes you to sit through a 50-minute IAP lecture, over 12 million people have done the deed.

Seattle band jams on Riot Act

Twelve years ago in Seattle, two grieving friends (formerly of local band Mother Love Bone), one volatile and talented lead guitarist and one deliberately shy surfer from San Diego huddled together at a local club, the Off Ramp. Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament had just lost their friend (singer Andrew Wood) to heroin, and Mother Love Bone had been forced to disband. Gossard and Ament found themselves searching for new musicians and began to record demos with their friend, guitarist Mike McCready. Eddie Vedder had received a tape from Stone, Jeff and Mike and immediately began to write lyrics and melodies for such future Pearl Jam classics as "Alive," "Black," "Release" and "Yellow Ledbetter."

Studies show that irregular use of painkillers results in hypertension

A new study recently published by Harvard Medical School connected popular painkillers such as Tylenol, Motrin and Advil to the increase in hypertension and stress in middle-aged women. The study showed that these drugs may double the risk of developing high blood pressure in women who are regular users and that a significant percent of high blood pressure cases may be related to painkiller usage.

JHU engineering department makes chemically altered metal

Researchers from the Materials Science department of the Johns Hopkins University recently published a report on how they produced a pure form of copper that is six times stronger than natural copper, while it retains the ductility (ability to stretch) of the material. Doctoral student Yinmin Wang, with faculty advisor En Ma, research scientist Mingwei Chen, and post-doctoral fellow Fenghua Zhou, published their findings in October's issue of Nature magazine.

Undergrad fights off armed assailant

A Johns Hopkins University undergraduate fought off his armed assailant during the course of a robbery that occurred on Sunday at 7:35 p.m. on Hargrove Street, an alleyway between North Charles and St. Paul Streets.

News-Letter Special Editions