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Hopkins mourns for victims of last week's terrorist attacks

September 20, 2001

Approximately 1,500 people from Hopkins and the surrounding community came to a vigil on the Upper Quad last Thursday night to mourn for the thousands of lives feared lost in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Sept 11. President William R. Brody and University Chaplain Sharon Kugler were present to share their thoughts on the attacks, and to remind everybody that diversity and tolerance are crucial to America.


Cross country stays close

September 20, 2001

While most of us were busy moving in for the new semester, the Varsity Cross-Country team was busy competing in tournaments.


The Red, White and Blue Quiz

September 20, 2001

Everywhere she turns, it seems, the QM's fellow Americans are red, white and blue-ing themselves half to death. Not to be outdone, the QM decided to devote this - the very first quiz of the 2001-2002 school year - to all things American.


Ongoing Events

September 20, 2001

Remnants of Antiquity at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Coptic textiles from early Christian Egypt featuring nearly eighty Coptic textiles from fourth- through 13th-century Egypt. For more information, call 410-396-6314.


No one watches Expos: we will all be watching Mike - Sporting Goods

September 20, 2001

About 1000 people showed up for a game a couple nights ago. Solid crowd for a Hopkins sporting event, no doubt - but this was for a professional baseball game. This was pretty much a typical Montreal Expos game, where players have trouble distinguishing between practice and game day. Paid attendance was 2,917, but the actual crowd was somewhere closer to 1,000. And this is the second night in a row with that kind of attendance. All season they have averaged a paltry 7,800 fans a game.


Digital Cable arrives

September 20, 2001

Cable television. We love it. We want it. We've gotta have it. But is it affordable? And is it worth the money?


The best ways to pick a good wine - Rest easy - with these tips, everyone can learn to enjoy this sophistocated beverage

September 20, 2001

When it comes to wine, I am certainly not the authority on things like clarity and vintage. Descriptive words like "woody" and "full-bodied" only enter my conversation in the least-sophisticated sense possible. I do, however, know what I like, and, as far as my experience as a regular, non-wine expert citizen goes, that's all that really matters. I mean, who cares about the brewing techniques and hop-versus-barley content of Natty Lite? All I really need to know is that it tastes like garbage. Therefore, I encourage you, the amateur wine taster, not to take wine too seriously. All you really need is a simple guide to the different varieties of wine, and you're well on your way to developing your personal wine palate in a fun, no-pressure sort of way.


The audience that wept - Sally Potter's latest film fails to deliver despite star-studded cast

September 20, 2001

With a cast featuring four of the most cutting-edge actors in contemporary Hollywood, it is difficult to understand how The Man Who Cried could emerge as such a disaster. However, even if the actors are of top quality, if they are not given an effective script to work with, the audience will fail to be moved in the manner intended. Such is the dilemma of The Man Who Cried. The film was written and directed by Sally Potter, a British filmmaker whose other most recent works include Orlando (1992) and The Tango Lesson (1997), both commendable movies in their own rights. The Man Who Cried could have followed in the same vein; its failing seems to lie principally in trying to accomplish too much at once.


Jai-Alai whizzes by

September 20, 2001

Fans of the MTV series "Jackass" may recall an episode where our hero, Johnny Knoxville, and friends stood blindfolded against a wall as colorfully-attired men fired fruit at their most private parts with crescent-shaped rackets. This sorry situation represented much of America's first exposure to the sport of jai-alai. Be sure it isn't your last.


On-campus jobs: Don't miss good ones

September 20, 2001

For students, employment can appear as a bright light at the end of the dark tunnel of education - a tunnel which often appears to be getting longer by the day. However, some choose to take a flashlight with them. How? By obtaining an after school job.


Desert Caf an oasis of good food

September 20, 2001

Located in the heart of trendy Mount Washington, the Desert Caf serves up Mediterranean fare and delectable desserts in a setting that is unrivaled in terms of comfort.