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June 2, 2020


A long night of debauchery - Two students tell the tale of the famous Halloween at Fells Point

According to American laws, a freshman in college should not enjoy Halloween at Fell's Point as much as we did. No group of 18 year olds should be able to hop from one bar to another, drinking immeasurable amounts of alcohol. However, the holiday of Halloween makes this dream of every college student come true. In honor of the upcoming annual debauchery of Halloween, we have decided to recount the events of last Halloween at Johns Hopkins.

W. Polo competes at ECAC

The Johns Hopkins' Water Polo team finished strong at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships this past weekend, with an impressive 8-5 victory over Bucknell. The weekend was not all successful for the Jays, however. The team struggled against Harvard and Iona in a double-header on Sunday, losing 12-7 and 10-7, respectively.

The Treehouse of Horror Quiz

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Dashboard galvanizes fans

"It's good to be back in D.C.," remarked singer/songwriter Chris Carraba as he and his band, Dashboard Confessional, took the stage of Washington's 9:30 Club on Oct. 10. After all, it was through playing small venues like this one that the members of the Florida band were able to establish the loyal fan base they now boast. Fresh off of their summer tour with Weezer, Dashboard Confessional seemed excited to be headlining their own tour this fall. The arguably meager size of the club in which the band performed did not reflect the atmosphere of intense energy. Carraba and his band mates looked out upon a wall-to-wall expanse of anxious underage college students who were standing uncomfortably close to one another, yet knew that the impending musical experience would be well worth the temporary discomfort.

Sen. Wellstone will be missed

Last Friday as I sat in Terrace Court eating my lunch and attempting to do The New York Times crossword puzzle, I glanced at the television screen and saw Senator Paul Wellstone's picture appear. At first I was confused. It was at the height of the Maryland shootings coverage and I couldn't figure out what the senator from Minnesota had to do with them. When I took a closer look, however, I found the dates 1944-2002 under his name and picture. My body went numb.

Ain't no Friends like the girls and gals of Will & Grace - Grocely Underrated

Alright, has everyone seen the hot new Madonna video for Die Another Day? The sequences where good M battles evil M are visually arresting, and somehow mirror my own personal struggle within this column. The cynic inside of me wants to lament that Will & Grace is the only current sitcom on network television that regularly deals with homosexual characters and to complain that TV is too heterosexual for its own good. Yet, the optimist inside prefers to simply enjoy the comic brilliance of this gay staple series and celebrate its formidable power to challenge viewers with sexual and gender-based stereotypes. The victor of this particular battle has yet to be determined, though I think the optimist is winning.

Hail to the Halos, the second fiddle champions

There is an age-old saying that asking a Dodger fan if he'd like the Angels or Giants to win the World Series is analogous to asking a condemned man if he'd like a firing squad or the electric chair. As a transplanted New Yorker residing in Los Angeles, I could not be happier. Well, I'd be happier if the Mets won the World Series, but I gave up that dream midway through the season. Over the past few years, I've developed a hatred of the "successful" Los Angeles teams, mainly the Lakers and Dodgers, and developed an affinity for the "underdogs," the Clippers and the Angels. Now it seems as if the underdogs are making a name for themselves. I still cannot believe the Angels won the World Series.

Sebold finds life in topic of death

Although the plot stems from the brutal rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, focuses more on life than on death. The book describes a family that is forced to confront and accept the horrific death of a daughter and an older sister. Immediately, the reader is introduced to the narrator, Susie Salmon, in heaven. Salmon remarks on heaven as "a perpetual yesterday," and questions all that seems so important in life, allowing the reader to recognize the need to question the necessity of such seemingly pertinent life events as "tests [that decide] who [is] gifted and who [is] not." Her observations depict a personal heaven for each individual person, not a "one size fits all" as is common belief.

The Ring scares audiences pantsless

The Ring is the scary movie to see this Halloween season. Already it has brought in $15,015,393. Based on the Japanese film, Ringu, The Ring definitely provides for some hard-core horror.

Swimming handles F&M

Both the Men's and Women's Swimming teams earned convincing victories over Franklin & Marshall last week, to earn their first wins of the season.

Renting' DVDs from the library

At Hopkins, students generally use the library for one of four things. They go to MSE to study, to meet friends, to study or work on projects, to check out books to read and study, or to grab a coffee to keep them up at night. Thus although once at the library, many things other than studying do occur, including sleeping and socializing, numerous students fail to take advantage of all of the resources that the library has to offer.

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