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Ever wondered what Brian thinks about Jack Black, Dre or Linkin Park? Wonder no more - Bit Theory

October 25, 2001

Ah, Jack Black, what a great scam. His hilarious supporting performances in High Fidelity (for us Cuze fans) and Saving Silverman (for you low-brow pie loving fans) gave Black the opportunity to set his own course. And he's planned out his rise in a way that most of us never saw coming. The arrival of the self-proclaimed "Greatest Band on Earth" Tenacious D is the final masterminded installment in Black's rise to fame. Where Don Johnson failed, Black will succeed because of the immediacy of his band's popularity in his breaking career. Jack Black went about pretending to be an actor so he could have his own rock band. What a great scam! Along with partner Kyle Gass, their two-man musical comedy act offers a satire of rock's common themes: draw off of a cult following, imply a sense of grandeur and mention the name of your band as many times as possible. Packaged with Rocky Horror Picture Show-esque audience participation, Tenacious D has appeared in BioDome, on "Saturday Night Live" and even in their own HBO show chronicling the band's journey. Their new song "Wonderboy" has hit MTV with all the spectacle of The Never Ending Story (Black actually played Slip in Pt. 3), the self-involvement of a Magic player and the ulterior world of Dungeons & Dragons. But all doubts of their madness escape when you realize that they're actually pretty damn good. Black has a new movie coming out called Shallow Hal. A movie, a video and your break into the mainstream all at once? Be prepared, it's time for Jack Black overload. You've got my approval, and I'm sure the JHU Gamers Club has noticed you as well. Just make sure you don't get annoying and we'll get along just fine. Go, Black, go.


Yankees cannot be stopped - Cool, Calm and Collected

October 25, 2001

The World Series comes a bit later than normal this year. Due to the one-week delay at the end of the regular season, this year's fall classic will begin on Saturday, Oct 27. It was one year ago to that day when the New York Yankees won their third consecutive championship and fourth in the previous five years. In a couple of days, they will begin their final journey to their fourth straight.


A response to anti-war protesters

October 25, 2001

On Sept. 11, our country was attacked by terrorists intent on killing American citizens and destroying American symbols. In a matter of minutes, over 5,000 human beings were brutally murdered. Some have blamed U.S. actions and policy for provoking these attacks. Specifically, they blame U.S. support of Israel for fueling the terrorists' rage against us. Finally, they assert that retaliation is the wrong response.


Hopkins increases security

October 25, 2001

Johns Hopkins University Security is currently operating with six vacancies, but those vacancies are accounted for by outside contracted officers, according to Director of Security Ronald Mullen. Hopkins Security also continues to carry a heightened supplement of officers due to the current national crisis.


Cross-Country looks forward to Centennial Conf. Championships

October 25, 2001

On Sat, Oct. 27, the Johns Hopkins Men's and Women's Cross-Country teams will compete in the Centennial Conference Championships in Carlisle, Pa. The women's team looks to continue the improvement that they have seen over the past several years. The team has gone from a ninth place finish in 1998 to seventh place in 1999 to fifth place in 2000.


Field Hockey squeaks by Swarthmore, CONDOM

October 18, 2001

The Johns Hopkins Field Hockey team had a very successful last week which consisted of two games, emphasizing the point that the Blue Jays do not roll over. The win-filled week contrasted the early parts of this season as they played some clutch games and came out winning as they finished 2-0 for the week.


Women's Soccer finishes week 2-1

October 18, 2001

Last week the Women's Soccer team, although dropping a tough game to Gettysburg on Wednesday, responded by defeating Bryn Mawr by a score of 2-0 and destroying Western Maryland, 7-1. Hopkins now stands at 10-3-1 overall and 5-2-1 in Conference play.


FBI notified about bomb threat

October 18, 2001

A bomb threat called in to the University's Security Department on Oct. 11 led to the notification of both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service.


Scrubs needs medical help

October 18, 2001

Imagine E.R. meets The Nanny, or Ally McBeal Takes On the Medical Community; your basic, formulaic, cheesy comedy in which attractive but inept individuals struggle to fulfill the requirements of their job, in this case as medical interns.


Hopkins Security's efforts to protect students inadequate

October 18, 2001

Since the Sept. 11 events, terrorism has been fresh on the minds of all Americans. In particular, security has been a major concern for parents of college students. It's understandable that parents are worried about their children, but that worry is further justified when you consider some of our school's reactions to recent terrorist threats against the University.


JHU enacts phone service changes

October 18, 2001

In an effort to uphold federal statutes governing telephone charges, Johns Hopkins University Housing and Dining Services has altered their phone services. This year, students must pay a monthly phone charge to receive incoming calls. The new long distance rate is 10 cents per minute, regardless of the time of the call or where in the country is being called.


Waking Life at Charles

October 18, 2001

One of my personal favorite cultural centers in Baltimore is The Charles Theatre. Not only does the Charles show some of the best independent films emerging in contemporary cinema, they also offer other events such as Cinema Sundays. This Sunday, as part of this series, the theater will be showing Waking Life, the newest effort of director Richard Linklater (The Newton Boys, Slacker, Dazed and Confused), "an animated film that explores the nature of reality and how we separate dreams and consciousness" following the struggles of an "everyman college grad." Even if you're not a fan of animated film, Waking Life is supposed to have an engaging psychadelic/psychological twist. Featuring the voices of Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke (both of whom starred in Linklater's Before Sunrise) and Adam Goldberg, Waking Life has been touring the independent film festival circuit, eliciting great praise from critics and viewers alike. The cost of the event is $15 at the door and includes breakfast, as well as a post-screening question and answer session with guest speakers Skizz Cyzyk and Dan Krovich of the Maryland Film Festival. Doors open at 9:45 am; showtime is 10:30 am.


Student assaulted at frat party

October 18, 2001

A female Johns Hopkins University student was the victim of assault and indecent exposure while attending a party hosted by members of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity (Fiji). The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. last Sunday, according to Hopkins Security, at 2933 N. Charles St. Security would not release the name of the victim.


Jay Store is worth the trip, but RoFo has more for the money

October 18, 2001

After returning to campus for the fall semester, students were left with questions. What happened to the Depot? What happened to MegaBYTES? While both were still open and fully functioning, something was missing. The idea of meal equivalence was essentially abolished, if you count the fast-food type atmosphere of MegaBYTES in the same context as a dining hall. The Hopkins workers were attacked with constant questions like "Where can we get boxes of macaroni and cheese? What happened to the plethora of Ramen noodle packs? Can we get microwavable T.V. dinners anymore?" Every student was met with the same answer: It's all in the Jay Store.


Media needs to re-examine coverage of crisis

October 18, 2001

On February 15, 1898, an early-morning explosion rocked the deck of the USS Maine, which was stationed off of the coast of Cuba, sinking the ship and killing 254 members of its crew. To this day, the cause of the explosion remains a mystery.