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New E-Level looks promising

April 11, 2002

Finally, after a hiatus of almost three years, E-Level has been returned to the Hopkins community.


Repetition helps - Target muscles by lifting less weight

April 11, 2002

Now that you've got a basic knowledge outside of the gym, let's take a look inside. For the next two weeks, I am going to impart some of my knowledge and opinions about the weight and cardio rooms. I have decided to start off by presenting the weight room since just about anyone can do cardio on their own, save those with two left feet.


SAE, Pike put on social probation

April 11, 2002

In response to an alleged street brawl between members of the Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) and Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternities, the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Judicial Board convened on March 14 and decided to put both fraternities on social probation, Associate Dean of Students Ralph Johnson and Coordinator of Greek Life Ira Young said. The University will also be doling out disciplinary actions against individuals involved in the incident, on a case by case basis, according to Associate Dean of Students Dorothy Sheppard.


Ambassador, weapons expert visit University

April 11, 2002

Last Thursday, the Foreign Affairs Symposium held a panel discussion in Shriver Hall entitled "U.S., Iraq, and the War on Terrorism." The discussion featured three prominent authorities on the issue of Iraq, including a former U.N. weapons inspector and an ambassador to Iraq. The controversial discussion focused on the issue of U.S. foreign policy toward Iraq in light of economic sanctions, Saddam Hussein and the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. Following the lectures, the floor was opened for a panel discussion which quickly escalated into a heated debate between the speakers and members of the audience.


A little help from my friend - Placebo Effect

April 11, 2002

While I generally describe the experience of being the leader of the crack staff of the Johns Hopkins News-Letter as an unmitigated joy, it does have certain pitfalls. I manage to avoid most of these through simple disguise: Oddly enough, I seem to be "stealth" enough that most people don't know who I am, and frankly I like it that way. Nonetheless, I still get approached on occasion with requests, and sometimes even complaints. Apparently, people don't always like the work we do. Who knew?


The beginning of World War III? - Sine Qua Non

April 11, 2002

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 did not begin a new era for the United States. Rather, they uncovered another layer of the darkening skies we as the safeguard of Western culture are going to face. Indeed, our next "phase" in the war against terror, a supposed military action in Iraq, may be the first step toward a brand new war: World War III.


W. Lacrosse defeats No.13 ranked OSU

April 11, 2002

In a dramatic, come-from-behind victory against the No. 13 ranked team in the country, the Women's Lacrosse team battled back from a 9-6 deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes by a score of 11-10. Senior attacker and team captain Erin Wellner was the hero as she scored a free position goal with 22 seconds remaining to give the Blue Jays the win. The victory against the Buckeyes, a crucial American Lacrosse Conference foe, propelled the Jays to their seventh win in their last eight games. This win also marks the highest-ranked team that Hopkins has ever defeated.


Tacky reality T.V. turns to husband hunting - Has marriage really come down to this?

April 11, 2002

"Are you a bachelor or bachelorette looking for love?" You'll find this question on ABC's Web site, accompanying information about its new prime time television show, The Bachelor. The network is currently accepting applications for Bachelor II. This man will step in and star in the second "choose you mate" contest show after the first round is complete and current bachelor, Alex (a 31-year-old, Harvard and Stanford graduated who was born in Virginia and enjoys Balance Bars, swimming, skiing and The Simpsons) is married off.


Panelists detail gay rights struggle

April 11, 2002

Representatives of gay rights groups and human rights activist groups discussed Maryland's Anti-Discrimination Act of 2001 as well as the state of gay rights legislation at 8 p.m. on Monday as part of the 2002 Awareness Days sponsored by the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA).


Track hammers Swarthmore

April 11, 2002

A cold, windy day complete with snow flurries held down quality performances and did not prevent the Blue Jay men and women from sweeping Swarthmore on the Garnet's home track last Saturday.


E-Level restaurant to re-open

April 11, 2002

E-Level in Levering Union will re-open as a student-run restaurant, lounge and game room this Friday. New services and amenities include a menu of snack foods and drinks, five satellite televisions, a pool table and four game stations, including two Sony PlayStations and two Sony X Boxes.


Why is the U.S. in South Asia? To get to the Caspian, stupid!

April 11, 2002

It was fascinating to see the war in Afghanistan roll onto the glossy pages of Time Magazine and Newsweek. Articles were garnished with photos of American soldiers striding purposefully through the Afghan wastelands or standing tall against a backdrop of awestruck Afghanis. With their hulky builds and the techno-wizardry of their gear, they seemed like men from another planet, especially against the "childlike," "primitive" nation they had come to save. The slant was glaring: The American soldier was being storied as the farm-boy turned superhuman, thanks to his training, technical know-how and the pure moral strength of democratic culture. What's more, it all sounded hauntingly familiar.


Koury's Standing by Yourself part of Film Fest

April 11, 2002

JHU Film Festival directors Jason Shahinfar and Virginia Lee first heard about Josh Koury's Standing by Yourself after receiving a drunken late-night call in September from a former Hopkins student and Film Society member living in New York. The telephone soon passed along to the film's director, Josh Koury, and eventually a review copy made its way to Baltimore.


Hypocrisy of Living Wage matched only by ignorance - The "Right" Stuff

April 11, 2002

The Living Wage discussion has continued to be one of the most visible debates around the Hopkins campus. During my three years at Homewood, I have seen more rallies, been handed more leaflets and had to deal with more sit-ins regarding this issue than any other by far. Advocates of the Living Wage even have their own Student Labor Action Board (SLAC, funny) constantly addressing the issue and extending its scope beyond campus.


Men's Lax tops Ohio State Buckeyes

April 11, 2002

Looking to extend their winning streak with a road victory, the Men's Lacrosse team triumphed over the No. 15 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium by a score of 12-9.