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Nacho Mama's not your typical Tex-Mex

October 11, 2001

The Nacho Mama's crew certainly know what they're doing. If you go after 7 p.m., you're guaranteed to find a huge crowd in and around the cramped Canton bar and restaurant. With its Pink Flamingoes, Cal and National Bohemian paraphernalia adorning the ...


Teenager thrives after deadly disease results in removal of half her brain

October 11, 2001

Christina Santhouse?s is like most other 14 year olds on the outside but since she was eight she has survived and succeeded without the right side of her brain. It was removed, at Johns Hopkins University Children's Center in Baltimore, because she suffered from a rare and progressive disease called Rasmussen's encephalitis, which caused her to have over 100 seizures a day.


Indulge the inner beast and sink your teeth into some raw fish at Niwana

October 11, 2001

I have been convinced that sushi is one of the best foods in the world. Not only does it fulfill my desire to eat something other than the usual fare served at Wolman, it's delicious and satisfying, without the full and glutinous feeling that comes from eating a cheeseburger or pizza. Niwana, located adjacent to the Pike house on 33rd St., happens to be one of the best places to get quality sushi as well as a large variety of Asian cuisine for affordable prices.


Late-Breaking News

October 11, 2001

At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, the Johns Hopkins University Security Office received an anonymous call that there would be a bomb used against a Hopkins building. The caller called it a "terrorist threat" but gave no time, location, or other specific details about the nature of the threat.


Around here, Ruby Tuesday hardly a gem

October 11, 2001

Since I moved into the Homewood, I've probably hit Ruby Tuesday up for late night eats at least once a week. That's partly due to a few gift certificates from Mumsy and Daddy so I won't "starve to death." On the other hand, it's also because Tuesday's offers reasonably priced, tasty dishes and a location that can't be beat. Unfortunately, their miniscule selection might bore you after long, keeping anyone from returning too often.


Sassafras gallery looks for a niche in the nearby Waverly community - Picasso-influenced Curt Iglhaut shows his work in "Reflections

October 11, 2001

At first glance, Sassafras gallery appears to be no more than another weathered storefront on the edge of the Waverly community. Across the street from the bustle of the farmers' market, however, the early Saturday sun glints off the display windows, drawing the eye to the array of color within. Sitting slightly off the beaten path, in the zone between the residential and commercial areas of the community, Sassafras has attempted to do its own thing since its opening last October.


Want to see a real college restaurant? Bill Bateman's shows us how it's done

October 11, 2001

Whether you're in it for the food, for the bar, or for the trip away from Charles Village, a visit to Bill Bateman's Bistro won't disappoint you. With a far-ranging reputation for the best wings in town, this chill Towson University-version of our own Rocky Run is always the place to be. Bateman's, as loving patrons tend to nickname it, attracts enough customers to merit a waiting list for dinner and lunch every day of the week. Unless you're there for their famed all-you-can-eat wings on Monday nights, when private school lacrosse boys from the area flock through the door in masses of upside-down and backwards Abercrombie visors, the wait shouldn't be more than an hour for a group of four. As the crowds will prove, the wait here is totally worth it because the food is good and there's lots of it.


I scream, you scream: Gaga's - Get your sugar fix from the local dealer.

October 11, 2001

You may have never noticed the small ice cream shop on the corner of 33rd and St. Paul but when you need ice cream, walk a few blocks to Charles Village and hit up Gaga's. As soon as you walk in this tiny shop, the friendly workers will greet you with a smile. The bright yellow walls are decorated with lots of signatures of students and residents, feel free to add your own.


And they say Brody doesn't care about the undergrads . - The existence of these organizations to help us in our times of need makes the Hopkins experience somewhat more bearable.

October 11, 2001

At a school like Johns Hopkins, where the students and the faculty share an S&M relationship, it may come as some surprise that there are counseling services at all. Indeed, the existence of these services seemingly runs contrary to the pervasive perception of Hopkins as an unfeeling machine. But believe it or not, Ripley, they do exist. There are chiefly two counseling services offered at Hopkins: the cleverly named "Counseling Center," and A Place to Talk (APTT). These two groups are somewhat similar, but have some important differences.


SEED holds attack forum

October 11, 2001

Approximately 40 students and faculty gathered in the Glass Pavilion Tuesday night to discuss the issues of a post-attack America and share their personal reactions to the impact of last month's tragedy. The forum was mediated by members of SEED (Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity). One of the main topics that was discussed was the increase of discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim-Americans around the country. People talked about "how all this impacted the lives of Arabs and Muslims within the country and within the community here," said Katie Batza, the Chair of SEED.


Give Ricky respect - Random Ramblings

October 11, 2001

While Barry Bonds set some of the most impressive single-season records ever, Ricky Henderson's records could only be attained by years of consistency. The man is a living legend, the Michael Jordan of the base paths.


Snack: The college student's main meal

October 11, 2001

I assume that you came to college with the impression that people eat three times a day, at a table with one or more other people. Then again, you also probably came here with the impression that eight hours of sleep was a reasonable average and that drinking on a Wednesday was excessive.


A "Hon" fit for Atilla himself

October 11, 2001

"Hi, Hon, table for two?" This quaint home-style restaurant is a microcosm of all that is Hampden. Mismatched dining tables and chandeliers made of coffee cups and saucers create the perfect homey atmosphere: '50's dining meets Cheers with friendly waitresses who always know your name.


Scientists develop a molecule that seeks out and destroys cancer cells

October 11, 2001

Scientists have developed a molecule that kills tumors by destroying the blood vessels that feed the cancer cells. In recent laboratory tests on mice, the cancer killing molecule, called icon, also caused the cancer cells to produce copies of icon that spread throughout the body and attacked other cancer cells.


U.S. cannot afford oil at any price - Sine Qua Non

October 11, 2001

The United States has always been a country that understands the need for teamwork. It has taken the unity of tremendous team efforts to win many of the conflicts in our past. Likewise, our current war on terrorism will require such an effort.


Matsuri, a sushi party

October 11, 2001

Matsuri means "festival" in Japanese- and if you like sushi, this is the place to party. First off, order the eel (unagi) for a trip to heaven. It's toasted just right, sweet, and literally melts in your mouth.


Home of the Whopper and of the mullet

October 11, 2001

So, I was driving across 29th St. the other morning, on my way to I-83, when all of a sudden I saw it. The new Burger King. No more driving all the way to Towson for the best fast food on the planet.


Work abroad offers cheaper travel - Through Council Travel, students can obtain job permits and contacts to live overseas

October 11, 2001

Chances are you worked really hard to get yourself to this school. GPA's, SAT's, ACT's, AP tests, subject tests, internships, leadership, sports, recommendations, referrals, research, community service, Key clubs, glee clubs, interviews, tours, early decisions, common apps, deadlines, rejection letters from all the Ivy Leagues, one-way place ticket or car ride - these all faced you. And with all that work behind you, it might be time to concentrate on something more important: getting the hell out of here.