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Goddard Center home to innovation

October 18, 2001

Ever wonder why women are so confusing? Why hot dog buns are sold in packages of eight while hot dogs come in packages of 12? Why you get $4.50 to equiv. for dinner at MegaBYTES while you would have to pay $10 cash to get into Terrace? Or how about how ...


Football kicked by Mules, 22-14

October 18, 2001

Despite a strong offensive performance and the return of senior captain running back Scott Martorana, the Hopkins football team was unable to come from Muhlenburg with a victory, losing 22-14. The loss to the Muhlenburg Mules was the Blue Jays' first Conference defeat of the season and drops them to 4-2 overall.


Zinn cautions against capitulation

October 18, 2001

Historian and author Howard Zinn addressed the importance of dissent and skepticism in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks during a speech on Oct. 11 as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium.


The Sugar and Spice Quiz

October 18, 2001

Well. The QM ain't too sure about that. Right now, the QM is personally full of about two dozen cherry tomatoes, a handful of Goldfish crackers and half a bottle of Cherry Coke. And that is just what she is full of in the literal sense. If you look at more than just her stomach and small intestine, then you'll find that there is a heck of a lot more to the QM than a few lousy food-flavoring powders. In this respect, she is not alone ? of those individuals lucky enough to be blessed with two X chromosomes, few are made up of so little. The QM knows this for fact, because the QM is, herself, a girl. Lady. Woman.


Cultures divided by a T.V. - A big difference in programming hinders cultural understanding

October 18, 2001

Probably the greatest thing about Fall Break weekend was the fact that I could stay up Sunday night without fear of Monday-morning repercussions in terms of my class attendance. For some reason, there's actually a pretty good late-night Sunday lineup. Comedy Central shows Dave Attel's Insomniac, which is even more fun over a few beers (for kicks, you could try to keep up with Dave, but the show's only a half-hour, so I'd be leery) and The Critic (only one episode this week thank you, Mr. Stand-up-guy-who's-not-as-funny-as-Jon-Lovitz), and my personal favorite channel, Cartoon Network, shows a whole bunch of really, really weird stuff that they call collectively Adult Swim. How weird, you ask? Well, let's just say that one of the bits is about a meatball, a box of fries and a milkshake that solve mysteries (sort of. they're not very good at it). Weird, but oddly entertaining in a way.


Talking lights: Fluorescent bulbs used to transmit data wirelessly

October 18, 2001

Imagine walking through the airport, looking for the nearest restroom. It appears that you have lost your way, and as there is no one in sight, you are unsure of what to do. In this future, however, you can simply look down at your handheld device and receive the required directions. You have only the fluorescent lights above you to thank.


President

October 18, 2001

Justin Caplan


Computer industry looks to the brain as a model of the complexity problem

October 18, 2001

As the computer industry steadily advances, so too does the technology which supports the highly complex hardware and software upon which the industry is founded. IBM senior vice president Paul M. Horn, who oversees the company's research labs will be distributing 75,000 copies of the 39-page paper he wrote addressing the growing complexity problem in the computer industry.


Cross-Country improving but not ready for primetime

October 18, 2001

On Oct. 13, the Hopkins mens and womens cross country teams competed with Division I schools in the University of Maryland Invitational and came away with somewhat disappointing results. The men finished sixth out of six teams, while the women placed fifth out of seven teams, only 13 points away from third-place Towson.


Volleyball tops .500

October 18, 2001

Blue Jays Volleyball completed a very successful week, winning all three of their games and improving to 14-12 overall and 5-2 in Centennial Conference play. At home, on Wednesday, the Jays swept the Washington Shorewomen before winning both games in a tri-match against Dickinson and Ursinus on Saturday.


Ben Stein stresses better security

October 18, 2001

On Wed, Oct. 17, media icon and TV host Ben Stein spoke to a packed Shriver Hall in the fourth lecture of the MSE Symposium, "A New Forum for Debate: Late Night TV." Students and visitors quickly filled Shriver long before the 8 p.m. lecture began.


SAC freezes Class of 2004 account

October 18, 2001

The Student Activities Commission (SAC) froze the account of the Class of 2004 after Class President Bob Alleman and Secretary/Treasurer Leah Greenfield failed to attend the SAC General Assembly (GA), Oct. 1. As a result, the sophomore class has been unable to process transactions and could not give out pizza at the most recent home football game.


Medical schools to include alternative medicine classes

October 18, 2001

Medical schools are enriching the traditional medical curriculum with survey courses that provide an overview of the increasingly popular field of alternative medicine. Students attending medical schools such as Johns Hopkins School of Medicine can expect lectures on acupuncture, meditation, and herbal medicine beyond the traditional studies of sicknesses, labs on cadavers and bodily functions.


A clumsy attempt to hide the past - We're Left, They're Wrong

October 18, 2001

The United States has an ample supply of almost every commodity we could possibly need - petroleum, food, steel and antibiotics come to mind. The one commodity that we are lacking, the one that we need most in times like these, is criticism and debate. Despite the availability of news 24 hours a day from many different sources, differing opinions seem harder and harder to find these days. In large part, this is due to the fear of being labeled as anti-American by the rabid (and ascendant) hard right, which has made life very difficult for dissenting voices such as Bill Maher, Susan Sontag and former News-Letter Editor-in-Chief, Tom Gutting.


David Lynch's Mulholland Drive offers a strange ride

October 18, 2001

In 1999, ABC asked David Lynch to make a pilot for a television series that would air through the 1999-2000 season. Since Lynch had delved into television before for his 1990-1991 Twin Peaks series, one could only imagine the many ideas Lynch would have to improve on his own style. Twin Peaks was a sensation, and television definitely needed to be jolted out of the banality of "reality" shows.


Bj?rk: Iceland's own queen of the boudoir

October 18, 2001

There is one simple word to describe her: brilliant. In terms of innovation and experimentation in pop music over the past decade, few compare to Bj?rk in either magnitude or daring. From the fractured, stylistically multiform Post to the polarized beats and brooding strings of Homogenic, she has exhibited the ability to define and reshape the cutting edge of modern electronic music and to do so without compromise. A casual listen to classics like "Joga" and "Hyperballad" reveal intricate layers of sound and meaning, displaying a potent artistic inventiveness that contrasts sharply with the recycled garbage typical of the MTV generation. She deconstructs and emotes where others copy and booty-shake, and we should be all the more thankful for it.