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Chew on toppings galore at Pizza Kitchen

October 11, 2001

A delicious reminder of home, for those of us from the West Coast, and an interesting new taste for those tired of boring, flat East Coast pizza, the California Pizza Kitchen offers something for us all. Featuring fresh, hearth-baked pizza, salads, pasta, sandwiches and more, everyone should be able to find something they like.


Fall break is prime time for a road trip

October 11, 2001

Fall break is up and coming, and if you're like the majority of people who call states to the west of Maryland home, you probably aren't jumping on an airplane because of the three-day weekend. I have to admit though, when I was a freshman, my first thought was to make the trek home for some good food and my former bed. That was until I realized that the single extra day off didn't warrant the time and money it would entail-yeah, and my parents also said no. With no car and little money, it is still possible to get off campus for the weekend. And, you don't have to wait until the school gives us another measly vacation (i.e. Thanksgiving) to do it. Sometimes the best road trips happen at the most unexpected times.


Learning to make do with exorbitant gas costs - Charles in Charge

October 11, 2001

Two years ago, when gas prices in the Midwest spiked to two dollars a gallon, I shrugged. The cost of a ride on the subway was still $1.50. When the network news magazine shows were running segments on the dangers that sport utility vehicles posed to drivers of compact cars, I changed the channel. I treated my lack of a car as a badge of honor, a brave decision to choose frugality over buying into the wasteful consumer culture. In high school, I felt smarter then the motorized masses when I strode right up to the front doors instead of being ten minutes late for class because I couldn't find a place to park.


Try Della Notte for buono Italian cuisine

October 11, 2001

If you're looking for the more non-traditional side of Little Italy, Della Notte is a great place to go for a date or dinner with a small group of friends. Don't expect checkered tablecloths, drippy candles, or violins; this place is almost overwhelmingly modern. Decorated with fake busts of Roman emperors, a huge tree in the middle of one of the rooms, and tons of ivy, the low-lit dining area is perfect for a trendy, contemporary dining experience. The waiters may espouse the apparently addictive school of patterned black vests, but they're friendly and funny. Service is impeccable, and the food was superb.


Water Polo 1-1 vs Navy, GW

October 11, 2001

Co-captain junior driver Ryan Ford had seven goals and sophomore goalie Chris Smith had 21 saves as the Johns Hopkins University Water Polo team went 1-1 for the weekend, defeating George Washington University 11-9 and losing 11-6 to Navy, Oct. 5 and Oct. 6, respectively.


Pierpoint eats are peerless

October 11, 2001

As luck would have it, the 12th anniversary of the opening of Pierpoint Restaurant and Bar just happened to coincide with this reviewer's visit. Chef Nancy Longo's "colonial and modern combination" of Maryland food adorned the menu with famous specialties such as Smoked Maryland Crab Cake and Eastern Shore Rabbit Sausage. The atmosphere of the restaurant was quaint and rustic - very personal. The open kitchen in the back gave diners a view of their meal in progress. The service was friendly, but not intrusive. The wine list was extensively prepared with the usual, and none stood out as special on the reserved list.


Made from the best stuff - Papa John's a Hopkins takeout staple.

October 11, 2001

You can not go to JHU for long without eating Papa Johns pizza. Many Hopkins students come from regions of the country where Papa Johns simply does not exist, so they probably think the pizza is actually pretty good the first time they eat it.


Get conquered by the Mughals' Garden

October 11, 2001

Perhaps you've never tried Indian food before. Perhaps you've been a bit intimidated by rumors of vindaloos gone horribly wrong. If so, let me reassure you that there is hope; I am among the many that have overcome their blissful ignorance of the fine flavors and colorful appearance of Indian cuisine. My introduction came some years ago at Mughal Garden, a fine restaurant in the heart of Mount Vernon and a mere minute's walk north from the Peabody Conservatory.


Changes to Commencement leave something to be desired

October 4, 2001

Plans for Commencement 2002 are under way, and the results are a mixed bag. On the one hand, there are commendable innovations like the planned large screens to allow those at the back of the large crowd to see the ceremony better, especially at that all-important moment when their very own graduate walks across that stage.


Football trounces Gettysburg 14-7

October 4, 2001

A week after dropping its first game of the season, the Johns Hopkins football team recovered by winning a closely fought game at Gettysburg 14-7. The defense, which had allowed 50 points against Bridgewater, regained its vitality, allowing only 128 yards of total offense. Hopkins improves to 3-1, 2-0 in conference, while Gettysburg drops to 2-3 and 0-2 in conference play, losing their homecoming game.


Rapid advances in technology broaden medical applications for heart surgery

October 4, 2001

The history of heart surgery is relatively short-lived and since many technological and scientific advances have been made during our lifetime we often are quick to take it for granted or forget just how much has truly been done in the field. It is even difficult to believe that just a century ago it was considered impossible and extremely dangerous to perform the types of surgeries and even heart transplants that are now performed many times a year.


Sing your heart out - Karaoke gives the tone-deaf a place to vent

October 4, 2001

By now even the freshman on campus have been to every frat and are calling the bartenders at PJ's and CVP by name. So what else is there to do at Hopkins when one is not on D-level of the library studying biochem and hoping fervently that in the morning they will awake to find themselves at that state school back home? Karaoke!


Cross-Country strong at George Washington

October 4, 2001

Coming off a disappointing showing last week at the NYU Invitational, the Hopkins Men's and Women's Cross-Country teams made a strong effort at the George Washington Invitational on Saturday. Both teams placed 13th out of 18 mostly Division I schools.


Turner receives Schweitzer medal

October 4, 2001

Ted Turner, founder of Cable News Network (CNN), Turner Network Television and the Turner Foundation, received the Albert Schweitzer Award for Humanitarianism in a ceremony on Monday in Shriver Hall. The daughter of Schweitzer and Johns Hopkins University President William Brody explained that Turner was chosen for the award because of his work on nuclear disarmament, his efforts to save the environment and his excellent example of ethics in business.


Tickets, T.V.s planned for Commencement 2002

October 4, 2001

Plans are currently underway to change this year's Commencement ceremony to eliminate some of the problems that organizers faced last year. Graduating students will each receive four tickets for friends and family to ensure that they get a seat in the main Commencement tent on Garland Field. Also among the changes are a new faculty seating area on the main Commencement stage and large television screens to aid viewing for those removed from the immediate stage.


Kappa Kappa Gamma starting file - Greek organizations are using unethical methods to bolster GPA

October 4, 2001

I know a dirty little secret. The Johns Hopkins chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma has an average grade point average of 3.07. Of course, we all know the sorority is mostly comprised of engineers, but that is no excuse for an organization that prides itself on being academic (and having Kate Spade as a member) to have such an unexceptional GPA. Perhaps that's why an advisor from the national office was offering suggestions on how to set up "files" on Wednesday night.