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Silk Road Caf: The shabby chic of CV

October 11, 2001

If you have ever walked outside, by the corner of North Charles and 33rd Streets, you have probably smelled a very eclectic mix of Asian cuisine wafting out of the open windows of The Silk Road Caf. Located in the Blackstone Apartment building, this ...


La Peste in AMR II, or how the plague devastated Adams House - Placebo Effect

October 11, 2001

I think that I'm getting sick. Not that this is a new thing for me at all. Quite the contrary: My college career has been frequently punctuated by bouts of everything from a minor sniffle to a full-on case of a pretty viscous flu. Add to that the occasional allergy flare-up (nothing too serious, just some itchy eyes and a stuffy nose when I run out of Claritin or there's too much of whatever mysterious allergen provokes my responses floating around), and it's more or less safe to say that I use up my fair share of Baltimore's antihistamine supply.


StuCo passes Levering student union request

October 11, 2001

Student Council approved a resolution to turn Levering Union into a student union effective Jan. 1, 2002. The resolution, which will be delivered to Dean of Student Life Susan Boswell and possibly other administrators, calls for most of Levering Union to be "locked up" for student use, rather than the current policy of allowing different academic departments and non-student groups to use the building.


The pros of being an English major - The Voice

October 11, 2001

When he asked my major, I answered English. "Oh, you're an English major," the All-Knowing Graduate Student said in a tone of pleasant condescension. "You know, people always put down humanities majors, and I really don't understand why. I mean, you'll always make good conversation at a dinner party. No one ever likes to discuss the sciences."


Cut excess fat from your inbox - Online spam is an unwanted and costly intrusion in our lives

October 11, 2001

When you think of types of abuse, you probably think of the well-publicized types that we learn about and hope never to encounter as college students: sexual abuse, verbal abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, and even spousal abuse. Yet there is another form of abuse that we each come in contact with every day, but we don't seem to recognize it as such, and consequently we allow it to continue.


LBD Allstars rock the Recher

October 11, 2001

The Long Beach Dub Allstars, formed from the ashes of mid-'90s radio favorites Sublime, kept a weed-scented, standing-room-only crowd on its feet for almost two hours during their recent show at Towson's Recher Theatre. Although the Recher is one of the best-sounding and generally nicest concert venues in the Baltimore/D.C. area, the Allstars' energetic mix of musical styles - from lazy reggae to raging punk rock - made me wonder how much better the show would have been in an open-air venue - like, say, our own Beach. (Y'know, that big patch of grass in front of the library.)


Fewer employers attend Job Fair

October 11, 2001

Approximately 64 companies attended this fall's Job and Internship Fair, down from 102 last year. The drop reflects the slowing economy, according organizers and participants.


It's another place for coffee fanatics - The Cyber Caf offers futuristic ambiance, caffienated drinks and quality baked goods

October 11, 2001

You might not be an artist. You might not be a musician. But chances are, you'll stop traffic to get a cup of coffee before class and will move mountains for a bag of chocolate covered espresso beans. Yes, for all the great art studios, practice rooms and student offices that the Mattin Arts Center offered to students when it opened last spring, the Caf still gets hands-down praise for the most valuable addition there.


Democrat reviews the Bush team

October 11, 2001

I am a yellow-dog Democrat. In other words, even if the Democratic candidate were a yellow dog, I would vote for him just because he's left of center. While my politics are not far to the left, Republicans make my stomach turn. I am sure that you could not have found many people who were more against Bush in the 2000 elections than I. This is why it may surprise some of you that I think the Bush administration has done a good job handling the attacks on Afghanistan.


Eat-n-run at this bagel joint

October 11, 2001

Hungry, but have to be somewhere? Whether you're waiting for the Hopkins shuttle or a train at Penn Station, this is the place to stop in for a quick snack.


Peabody undergoes renovations

October 11, 2001

Students at Peabody are just now facing what Homewood students have been going through for years now: a Master Plan. The Peabody Plan, undertaken by Quinn Evans | Architects and funded by a variety of donors, will create a more "open" campus at Peabody, balancing the needs of students and faculty with the needs of the public.


Gettin' your kosher dining on, Balto style

October 11, 2001

Pikesville, a Balto suburb, has one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States. So it would only be fair to assume that there is an abundance of good kosher food available. I don't know about the good part, but there are definitely a large number of kosher restaurants in the Pikesville area.


Get your beer by the yard at the Owl Bar

October 11, 2001

There's just something about the Belvedere. Maybe it's the series of posters announcing it's presence halfway down the block before you even get there, maybe it's the pictures of famous guests in the lobby, or maybe it's that wedding-cake-gothic roof that finishes the whole thing off. Probably, though, it's the fact that it's one of the few buildings I've encountered with not one, but two bars. And that just makes it special.


Cold Assassins misses its mark

October 11, 2001

Our Lady of the Assassins is one of those movies that has great intentions and much to say, but just can't cut it as a whole. In the end, the audience is left wondering if the director just decided to give up on his own movie.