In the US, Hispanics and blacks are plagued the most by air pollution.

Study finds air pollution affects minorities most

March 27, 2019

While racial inequalities are evident in the United States when it comes to disparities in categories like wealth, educational opportunities and unemployment rates, a recent public health study has shown that racial inequality exists when it comes to air pollution as well. 

Students elect new SGA executive board

March 27, 2019

The Committee on Student Elections (CSE) announced on Tuesday the results of the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board elections. Three out of four members of the Hop Forward ticket and one member of the Change ticket won seats, beating out the other candidates. 

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SGA passes bill to protect Mattin Center activities

March 14, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted on several new resolutions at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Among the resolutions passed were the Fusion Food Festival Funding Bill; the One Love Funding Bill; the Wellness Week Funding Bill; and the Interim Facilities Resolution. Another bill, the Campus Idling Resolution, was discussed and then tabled for a future meeting.

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Our SGA executive election endorsements

March 14, 2019

This past year, the Student Government Association (SGA) has had both triumphs and tribulations. SGA members have campaigned for years for a student center, and this month they realized that goal when the University announced that one will be built by 2024. SGA also hosted its inaugural Mental Health Summit to address the lack of mental health resources on campus. Beginning in the fall, around 2,000 undergraduates responded to an SGA-led referendum on campus issues. These are some of SGA’s successes from the past year.

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Senator Klobuchar has been accused of mistreating members of her team.

Why I care about how politicians treat their staff

March 14, 2019

What do you look for in a political candidate? Voters often consider a candidate’s past policy work, their campaign platform and social identities they value. As election season gears up, prospective supporters should account for yet another factor: how a politician leads their own team. 

The Idiot and realizing adults can still evolve

March 27, 2019

Last summer, I bought The Idiot by Elif Batuman — partially because of its interesting title and partially because it had a buy-one-get-one-half-off sticker. It was collecting dust on my shelf until a month into the fall term. There couldn’t have been a better time to start reading it, given that it’s a book about the narrator Selin’s experience as a freshman. 

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How my experience with emotional abuse taught me to stick to my truth

March 21, 2019

I was always a secret romantic. I wanted the love we saw in movies: the passionate kind, the heart rumbling, fire sparking, all-consuming love that is glorified in Hollywood movies. But what I didn’t realize in my early teens was how similar this “all-consuming” love was to emotional abuse. How behind the romantic gestures made by the male actors was a deep rooted objectification of female bodies. 

Confronting the ridiculous but real pressures of swimsuit season

March 18, 2019

Spring is here (at least in my mind). It’s that time of jazz quartets and daffodils, iced lattes, and new romances. Do I sound like Gossip Girl? GOOD. Carrie Bradshaw? EVEN BETTER. I want to sound like her, she was super talented. Rest in peace, Carrie. (I like to think she was trampled by a camel after the second Sex and the City movie ended.) 

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Strawberries are one kind of spring ingredient to look forward to as they come into season.

What I’m putting on my menu this coming spring

March 14, 2019

Although I’m writing this column a few days before its publication and I’ve learned to remain wary of weather forecasts (just as I don’t trust Roombas, wall-safe tape and people who don’t like anchovies), I can’t contain my excitement at the prospect of a 64-degree day. Even if it will be mostly overcast and rain will arrive in the evening, this Thursday is expected to be relatively warm, and I can’t wait.

Tips for listening when people confide in you

March 14, 2019

If listening was simply paying attention to a sound, such as what someone is saying, with great eye contact, nodding your head and with open body posture, it would be easy. At least, I would find it easier than it really is. However, people often come to talk to you about something and want you to say something in response. Sometimes this can be an affirmation of their feelings, telling them that you really hear them, but some people need more of a nudge to keep talking. 

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Candidates face off at SGA executive board debate

March 14, 2019

Candidates for the Student Government Association (SGA) executive election discussed their platforms at a debate on Tuesday. This year, two tickets are running — Hop Forward and Change. Junior Claire Gorman is running independently for executive vice president. 

Professor explores the silent black narrative

March 14, 2019

Jessica Marie Johnson, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins History Department and author of Practicing Freedom: Black Women, Intimacy, and Kinship in New Orleans Atlantic World, gave a lecture on enslaved and free black women in households and urban settings. The Homewood Museum hosted the talk, which took place in Remsen Hall on Wednesday.

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Women discussed challenges in running for office at Wednesday’s panel.

Women discuss running for office in Md.

March 14, 2019

The Center for Social Concern (CSC), Campus Ministries and the Women and Gender Resources Office co-hosted a panel on women’s representation in politics in Arellano Theater on Wednesday. The speakers included former Baltimore mayoral candidate Catalina Byrd and former Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland Krish O’Mara Vignarajah.

Hopkins professor examines Baltimore history through maps

March 14, 2019

John Martin Vincent Professor of History Mary P. Ryan discussed her new book Taking the Land to Make the City: A Bicoastal History of North America at the Peabody Library on Tuesday. In her talk, Ryan examined the history of urban developments in Baltimore through a set of maps from the 19th century. 

Seven groundbreaking black women in STEM

March 13, 2019

Recently, many have begun to call attention to the lack of intersectionality within Women’s History Month celebrations. Despite the historical and current contributions women of color have made in the battle for women’s equality, their narratives and achievements tend to receive little acknowledgement.