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W. soccer celebrates senior day with a huge win

November 6, 2019

On a day that celebrated the Hopkins women’s soccer team’s eight seniors, the No. 5 Blue Jays battled the Franklin and Marshall College Diplomats, where a Hopkins victory would clinch a berth in the Centennial Conference tournament.

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Senior Maddy Rocks totaled one goal and one assist in strong showing.

The mid-season report for the NFL’s top teams

November 6, 2019

Before I start, I have to talk about Lamar Jackson, the quarterback. He is not like Tim Tebow. He’s not a gimmick, not some wide receiver playing wildcat. He is leading one of the best offenses in the league, and he just made New England’s number one ranked defense look slow and undisciplined. 


Volleyball beats F&M, finishes season at 27-0

November 7, 2019

The Hopkins volleyball team went into the final game of the season this past Saturday with a lot on the line. They hosted the Franklin and Marshall (F&M) College Diplomats in a matchup that would decide who received the rights to host the Conference tournament. 

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The Blue Jays did not drop a set in Centennial Conference play all season.

Kyrie Irving shows NBA needs work on mental health

November 6, 2019

Kyrie Irving is good. Really good. He has crafty handles, a smooth jump shot and the clutch gene, and he’s undoubtedly one of the best point guards in the league. At the age of 27, just the start of his prime, Irving already has the accomplishments of a Hall of Fame career: a National Basketball Association (NBA) championship, two gold medals in international play, alongside multiple all-NBA and All Star selections.


Athlete of the Week: Jonathon Brown – Soccer

November 13, 2019

This past weekend, the Hopkins men’s soccer team took on the Dickinson College Red Devils at Homewood Field. Though the Red Devils managed to score the first goal, that would prove to be all that the Jays would allow. Hopkins would go on to send a flurry of shots to the net, four of which made it past the Dickinson goalie in order to close the game with an impressive win by a score of 4-1. 

Jonathan Brown scored two goals.

Elijah Cummings embraced country over party. Throughout the impeachment process, Congress must do the same.

October 31, 2019

For many of us in Baltimore, Representative Elijah Cummings was a hero. Cummings, who’d lived in a West Baltimore row home for over three decades, was a tireless fighter for civil rights. During the Uprising, he walked among protesters and police, calling for peace. He advocated for the state to pool more resources into treating drug addicts in our city. Most recently, he spoke out against U.S. President Donald Trump after he called Baltimore a “rat and rodent infested mess.” 

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SARU aims to raise awareness about sexual violence during Red Weeks.

SARU raises campus awareness about Red Weeks

October 31, 2019

Last week, the Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU), a student advocacy group, began putting up signage around campus to recognize the Red Zone. This period is defined as the weeks between Orientation and Halloween (or Thanksgiving), during which sexual violence is most likely to occur. Campuses nationwide are reclaiming these weeks as a time for activism against sexual violence.


Former Ambassador Ross discusses Arab-Israeli peace

October 31, 2019

Former Ambassador Dennis Ross, an American diplomat who worked under five different presidential administrations, spoke about American foreign policy and the future of the Middle East in the Clipper Room of Shriver Hall on Wednesday. The event was sponsored by Hopkins Hillel, an organization for Jewish students on campus.

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Ross critiqued current American foreign policy, arguing against isolationism.

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The Board will seek to hold the new private police force accountable.

Who will serve on JHPD Accountability Board?

November 1, 2019

Daniel Ennis, the University’s senior vice president for finance and administration, and Robert Kasdin, Hopkins Medicine’s senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, announced on Thursday the opening of the application period for the University’s Police Accountability Board in an email to the community.


University begins search to replace vice provost

October 31, 2019

The University announced that it has convened a search committee to select the next vice provost for institutional equity on Wednesday in an email to the community. This administrative position oversees the University’s discrimination and harassment resources, including disability services and sexual misconduct. 

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The former Vice Provost of Institutional Equity left Hopkins last July.

CARE hosts animal rights activists at symposium

October 31, 2019

The student group Compassion, Awareness, and Responsible Eating for Farm Animals (CARE) hosted prominent animal rights activists Alka Chandna and Thomas Hartung as part of the Alternatives to Animal Testing Symposium in the Glass Pavilion last Thursday, Oct. 24. Chandna is vice president of laboratory investigations for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Hartung is the director of the Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) and holder of the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair in Evidence-based Toxicology in the School of Public Health. 


THE PUBLIC EDITOR: On crafting a more representative front page

October 31, 2019

After three and a half years at The News-Letter, I’m pretty confident that I’d ace a quiz on the parts of the paper’s front page. Even just above the fold — what we call the top half that’s visible when you see the paper around campus — there’s already a lot going on.

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