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Football victorious over No. 9 WM

November 15, 2001

The Johns Hopkins football team, its chances of winning a Conference championship having been extinguished, would not quit. Nor would the Blue Jays be intimidated by the conference leading, ninth ranked team in the nation, as the Jays stunned the Western ...


M. Fencing defeats St. Johns, Yeshiva

November 15, 2001

Johns Hopkins Men's Fencing kicked off their season perfectly by sweeping their first three opponents. They easily defeated Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) opponents Virginia Tech, Yeshiva and St. Johns. These were their first conference matches since capturing the conference title last season.


Hey, it's just a few easy installments

November 15, 2001

Who among us has not pondered purchasing something from an infomercial? Probably a lot, but nonetheless a well-executed late night infomercial can be both entertaining and thought provoking. When I am up late, watching these paid programs, I am forced to wonder, how much was that person's dignity worth to them, and do they still receive royalties for mortgaging it?


The Charles offers fine array of films

November 15, 2001

The Charles Theatre, best known as Baltimore's venue for viewing independent films, is having a sudden revival after a few month's lull. Ending the year with a bang (a trend which will hopefully continue into the winter and beyond) the theater is currently showing eight films. All of them are worth checking out, and you have no excuse not to, since it's right down on North Charles Street and students get a discount on all weeknight shows. This week's schedule is as following:


Waking Life is a must-see

November 8, 2001

Waking Life is an original and ambitious film about ideas and thoughts rather than plot and characters. It is a semi-filmed, semi-computer animated feature that is so heavy with words it is absolutely impossible to grasp it all the first time around. It is a must-see for anyone who enjoys using his or her brain.


Football pummels F&M, wins 41-0

November 8, 2001

If the Johns Hopkins football team was angry about dropping a tough overtime loss to Dickinson the week before, they showed it by trouncing the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats 41-0. The Blue Jays' defense allowed only 138 yards in offense while the Jays' offense exploded for a season high 511 yards and five touchdowns.


Volleyball earns ECAC bid

November 8, 2001

The Johns Hopkins Volleyball team lost a tough semifinal match against Muhlenberg in the Centennial Conference championship tournament last Saturday. However, the Jays qualified as a selection in the ECAC Division III South Volleyball Championships for the third straight year.


Uplink: exploring the Internet's dark side - Pop Tech

November 8, 2001

I cannot hack into another computer. The closest I've come to being elite is my occasional perusal of 2600 and watching the film "Hackers" more times than I can remember. So how was it possible that I was successfully bouncing my connection off of fifteen different servers en route to hacking into a bank, so I could break into someone's account and report their balance back to my new employer?


Hillel dedicates new Torah

November 8, 2001

Members of the Johns Hopkins Jewish Community gathered on Sunday to witness the dedication of the new Torah to the Homewood campus. Brothers Erwin Sekulow and Dr. Eugene Sekulow, both Hopkins alumni, in conjunction with their wives Marianne and Sue, were responsible for making the sizeable donation that enabled the purchase of the Hopkins Hillel's first Torah.


Bloomberg wins NYC election

November 8, 2001

Michael Bloomberg, a member of the Johns Hopkins Class of 1964, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees and founder of media company Bloomberg L.P. was elected the 108th mayor of the City of New York on Tuesday.


Damning denial only results in shoddy policy - Sine Qua Non

November 8, 2001

The world is awash in the "Politics of Denial." When Saudi princes claim that "but for" Israel there would be peace in the Middle East, they deny the reality in which their schools propagandize with the message of hate against America and western societies. When Palestinians cheer "off-camera" at the death of innocents while their leader donates blood in false-tribute, they refuse and mock the truth. Yet this insidious polemic is a requisite predicate for the "Big Lie" of which many Islamists are so fond, namely, that it is the Jews and the West, not Muslims themselves, who are the source of radical Islamic violence and terror.


Diamonds are not a girl's best friend - What are the real costs in diamond sales?

November 8, 2001

Diamonds are called a girl's best friend. The myth is that women can be whisked off their feet with a gift of diamond jewelry, for after all "A Diamond is Forever." Yet, few people associate diamonds with the horror that they cause in regions around the world. The murder, rape and mutilation of thousands of civilians in Sierra Leone for the sole purpose of taking over diamond territory seems too far away for Americans to care. Yet the problem of "conflict diamonds" hit home on Sept. 11. On Friday, The Washington Post reported that the Al Qaeda terrorist network may be financing their operations through the sale of diamonds purchased from war-torn Sierra Leone. Now, with the idea that Osama bin Laden may be profiting every time we buy diamond jewelry, the issue of "conflict diamonds" is suddenly much more significant.


A metalhead news update

November 8, 2001

Having trouble reconciling your love for '80s pop music with your passion for hard rock? Have no fear. Not Another Teen Movie to the rescue.