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July 12, 2020


Strep A acquires antibiotic resistance

Doctors have long warned of bacteria's growing resistance to antibiotics. While the claims were often dismissed, a recent outbreak of antibiotic-resistant strep throat may make some people rethink their views on the severity of the issue.

Poet John Ashbery reads at BMA

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery stirred an audience of several hundred to laughter as he read his poetry on April 19 at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA).

Anti-Semitism on the rise - Sine Qua Non

Not since the Holocaust has there been a more obvious and compelling validation of why there must be a Jewish State of Israel. The staggeringly frequent and grotesque demonstrations of anti-Semitism now proliferating through the European continent reinforce the need for a sovereign nation that Jews safely can call their home.

Movies will cover every genre, from cartoon take-offs to action and overdone horror

Summer has traditionally been the time for hyped-up films and dueling studios as they struggle to produce the biggest box office smash. This summer will be no exception, with a handful of highly-anticipated sequels (or prequels), some strong contenders for comedy-dramas, and a couple digital masterpieces. Here's a sneak peak at nine of the most talked about projected summer blockbusters.

Brokaw, Ripken to be honored by JHU

NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw and former Baltimore Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. will receive Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees from Johns Hopkins University during the afternoon diploma ceremony at Commencement on May 23.

Ethics Bd. nominees approved

In addition to announcing the results of Monday's class and referenda election, Student Council (StuCo) approved new Ethics Board members and announced teaching award recipients at their meeting on Tuesday.

Posters ripped down, defaced

Posters advertising the events of the Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA), the Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI) and the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA) have recently been defaced and torn down in various locations on the Homewood campus, said representatives of the three student organizations.

Panelists condemn Israeli occupation

Susan Muaddi Darraj, a freelance writer from the Baltimore area, and Joshua Ruebner, a founder of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, spoke Friday evening as part of a panel discussion on the escalating violence in the Middle East. The event, entitled "Israel and Palestine: What the HELL is going on?" was sponsored by the JHU Muslim Association, MESA, Amnesty International, and JHU4Peace. Both speakers were opposed to Israel's military occupation of Palestine, checkpoints set up by Israel to monitor Palestinians and the absence of an international protection or peacekeeping force in the conflicted region.

As hot weather approaches, be sure to drink enough fluids - Fitness is Beautiful

Praise the Lords of all cultures! Summer is finally here. Well, almost. Just the minor, minor issue of a 20-page paper and a couple exams first. Most of us will be going home in a few short weeks and that means all the hard work we've put into ourselves, figuring out a routine and getting the right foods, will be thrown into disarray as we come home to Mama's sweet apple pie.

University Bartending classes offered at area colleges including Loyola

After taking numerous classes in biophysics, organic chemistry, foreign policy and writing seminars, who wouldn't want to take a fun class? Of course, the classes for our majors are supposed to be a joy to take, but what joy do many of us participate in to get away from classes? Drinking! Why not combine the two wonderful aspects of life at Hopkins into one? The perfect fusion of both - classes in bartending. Surprisingly enough, there are two organizations that offer these classes in the Baltimore area. You can learn enough to throw a kick-ass party, or you can pursue a job in bartending after only a few weeks of training.

Farewell bits cover Moby, MTV - Bit Theory

Like an oracle in the night, Moby speaks to us; whether we care is a different story. While he does deserve credit for somehow reviving the Michael Stipe gimmick, Moby's still got a lot of work to do before I start taking life advice from another skinny, sickly, bald, white man. However, Moby's new song "We Are All Made of Stars" has the potential to be a summer smash through, if nothing else, in the wonderful world of clip shows and dedications. The video is already celebrity-packed with appearances from J.C., Dave Navaro and Ron Jeremy, and the tune requires no more effort to sing along than the numbing moan of a lifelong death. Even if you don't like the song, you'll find it hard this summer not to hum the slow refrain, "People they come together /people they fall apart," as everyone around you commends Moby's new efforts to save the jackolope. Let's just give Moby a bubble to live in and be done with it, shall we?

Time to change the privacy policy

Did you ever think how much information the Johns Hopkins University has about you? They know your name, your social security number, your phone, your e-mail, who your parents are, your religion, your ethnicity and the groups in which you participate. One would, of course, assume that they simply use this information for registration and sending your parents the tuition check. However, all of your information may not remain in the relative security of JHU registration and accounting. Instead, it could go to the FBI, the CIA, the INS and the Office of Homeland Security and you would never know about it. Why is this fact being kept secret?

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