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Cobblestones make walking tough

October 18, 2001

"Anonymous donor, my ass." That is about the only consensus anyone has reached regarding the new MSE walkway. As many have noticed, the circle surrounding the Beach has been surfaced with granite cobblestones, a striking departure from the brick and ...


Governor Visits JHU

October 18, 2001

Maryland Governor Parris Glendening visited the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses of Johns Hopkins on Wednesday.


Barnstormers bring DeMaio to direct JHU fall production

October 18, 2001

For a little less than three grand, director Peter DeMaio left his wife and home in Nyack, N.Y. late September. DeMaio will be living in a Baltimore apartment through November in order to direct the Barnstormers' fall production, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Anthrax threats reach Md.

October 18, 2001

A suspicious letter accidentally delivered to the ROTC building on Wednesday led to the notification of Baltimore City authorities.


Mondo margaritas are at Lista's

October 18, 2001

Lista's restaurant is a lovely Mexican-themed eating establishment tucked away in Fell's Point at 1637 Thames St. It is hidden behind the storefronts that face onto Thames St. itself, but this only adds to its charm. Its off-the-beaten-path factor makes it even more thrilling to add it to your list of Baltimore discoveries, maximizes the service and minimizes the tourist contingent. This place is truly for people in the know.


Cell phones: Why I hate them - Deliberately Random

October 18, 2001

I didn't always hate them. I used to see their true value. A driver stranded on the side of the road could certainly use one. So, too, could someone lost (as I often am). And they're great in an emergency - as long as all the signals go though. (How many people were unable to place calls on Sept. 11?)


Stop to reconsider daring works of art - How new "ideas" can create social change

October 18, 2001

Humans are unique creatures. We differ in many ways from the other animal residents of our planet. However, our most important difference is our ability to reason and interpret. In art, the sincerest form of human interpretation and reason is manifested in a variety of media. From paintings to novels to the modern cinema, the forms and messages of art are incredibly diverse, but the pattern of its development is cyclical.


Men's Soccer snaps nine game win streak

October 18, 2001

The Men's Soccer team saw its nine game winning streak come to an end Wednesday night in heartbreaking fashion when the Blue Jays fell victim to Richard Stockton, 4-2, in Pomona, New Jersey. The defeat at the hands of Stockton marked the Blue Jays first loss in over a month as their overall record fell to 12-2.The loss also followed what had started as a positive week for the Blue Jays, who beat Moravian, 3-0, on Saturday. The game against Richard Stockton began badly and ended that way for the Blue Jays, who fell behind early by the score of 1-0 and were never able to take the lead. Remarkably, the Jays rallied to tie 2-2 later in the game by virtue of goals scored by junior defensive player Matt Weill and senior forward Matt Doran. However, after the two Blue Jay goals, Stockton pulled ahead for good, scoring two goals in the final 15 minutes to take the lead and ultimately win the game by a score of 4-2. Prior to the contest, Hopkins players understood that Stockton would be a formidable opponent.


Off-campus crimes are solved more often than not thanks to efforts of Hopkins security - The Right Edge

October 18, 2001

Who would have imagined that The Princeton Review would be so kind to Hopkins? In this year's guidebook, The 331 Best Colleges, Hopkins is ranked sixth in the category of "Professors Bring Material to Life" and third in the category of "Best Libraries." The campus, perhaps unbelievable to some, is even ranked as being the 19th "Best College Town" out of 331 colleges and universities in the United States. Likewise, Hopkins would perform just as well in one additional category had it been offered: Crimes and Security


Student athlete of the week: Soccer's Shannon O'Mally

October 18, 2001

Shannon O'Malley waltzes into the soccer locker room with her red hair streaming behind her and a giant grin on her face. "Hey everyone," she exclaims, "how were your days?" Amid the responses from her teammates, Shannon manages to dress for practice and make sure everyone else is doing well. Known by her teammates and friends for her positive outlook and caring attitude, Shannon is both a leader and a friend to all who know her. She is also the co-captain of the women's varsity soccer team.


Amicci's offers fancy food at casual prices

October 11, 2001

Oh, Little Italy. The restaurants are just too expensive. No way we can eat there. But wait. Just when it looks like there's nowhere affordable to eat in Little Italy, fear not, for Amicci's has what no other place in the collection of Italian restaurants has - good food at a reasonable price.


Attacks change Intersession

October 11, 2001

Some Intersession courses offered this winter will undergo subtle changes related to the recent terror attacks that took place in New York and Washington, D.C. While organizers caution that no drastic curriculum overhauls will take place and no classes have been added to specifically address concerns raised by the attacks, they also stress that a major component of Intersession is how the curricula are always open to change.


Pancakes, waffles and the threat of physical violence at the York Rd. IHOP

October 11, 2001

Despite the understandably poor reputation it has in some states, Denny's is a beautiful place. No other location could make a caffeine-free, nicotine-free, serious person like myself so yearn to smoke a cigarette, order a battery-acid coffee and have multiple emotional moments at 3 a.m.


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 small, informal caf feels like a cross between a Chinatown eatery and a dessert caf in Greenwich Village. The casual atmosphere is created by the two quaintly decorated rooms, which are able to seat roughly 35 in wooden booths and at small tables. The walls are adorned with intricate Asian tapestries that add texture to the otherwise basic dcor.


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.