Hampden’s Chuck’s Trading Post’s quality burgers

April 4, 2019

Mediocre burgers are all alike; tasty burgers are all tasty in their own way. In this inaugural edition of The Burger Column, we present one of the tastiest of them all: the Angus Burger from Chuck’s Trading Post in Hampden. Before we dig into the ...

Wu’s friend eating the Angus Burger at Chuck’s Trading Post.

A spray painted mural by Kimchi Juice at the Night Market Underground. 

Night Market Underground is a successful sequel

April 3, 2019

Charm City Night Market, organized by The Chinatown Collective, returned last Saturday night to bring another celebration of Asian-American heritage and culture. This Night Market Underground was a part of a larger Asia North Festival to recognize the historic Asian-American presence in Baltimore, particularly in the neighborhood of Station North.

Palestinian activist discusses life under military occupation

April 4, 2019

Eid Suleman, a Palestinian activist, discussed his experiences of life under Israeli occupation in Umm al-Khair, a city in Area C, the part of the West Bank that is under Israeli military and civil control. Suleman addressed the relationship between the Palestinian residents of Area C, the Israeli Civil Administration and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Suleman fights against home demolitions by conducting international speaking tours and creating multimedia artwork. J Street U, a student group advocating for a peaceful two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hosted the event.

Eid Suleman gave attendees a firsthand account of his experiences.

Boots Riley, the director of Sorry to Bother You, spoke at FAS.

Boots Riley connects U.S. capitalism to poverty

April 4, 2019

Filmmaker and activist Boots Riley spoke at the Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) in Shriver Hall on Tuesday. Riley, who directed the 2018 film Sorry to Bother You, discussed the intersectionality between poverty, capitalism and racism — stressing the importance of social justice.

Events in Baltimore this weekend: April 4-7

April 3, 2019

Thursday O No! Drunk Comedy Show! Old Major 8 p.m. It’s the Orioles’ opening day! Comedians are celebrating by performing two sets — one sober, one drunk — so it’ll be a hilarious experience. $10.

Predicting the winners of the NBA end-of-year awards

April 19, 2019

With only a few games remaining in the regular season, it’s time to predict the winners of the NBA’s awards. The League is always changing with new players breaking out each year and, as crazy as it seems, this is the last time in this article that I’ll be mentioning LeBron James.

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Robert Kelleman, the founder of Baltimore History and Culture led the tour.

Walking tour participants explore history of slavery

April 4, 2019

Baltimore History and Culture and Underground Railroad Tours co-hosted a walking tour titled, “Slavery, The Underground Railroad and Emancipation in Baltimore,” on Saturday, March 30 at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park.

Speaker addresses rising anti-Semitism in the 21st century

April 4, 2019

Hopkins American Student Partnership for Israel (HAPI) hosted an event called, “Benjamin Anthony: Antisemitism in the 21st Century,” on Tuesday in the The Smokler Center for Jewish Life. Anthony, a reservist in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), discussed personal experiences with anti-Semitism in his youth in England and his views on the state of Israel, of which he is now a citizen. Anthony is also the founder and director of Our Soldiers Speak, a nonprofit organization devoted to sending Israeli soldiers to speak to foreign audiences.

The Hopkins American Student Partnership for Israel invited Benjamin Anthony to campus.

Women’s tennis swept Ursinus in their Conference matchup Saturday.

M. & W. Tennis keep up strong Conference play

April 4, 2019

This past weekend was jam-packed, with both Hopkins tennis teams in action. The men’s team faced off against the third-ranked Emory University Eagles on Sunday, traveling down to Atlanta, Georgia. The women’s tennis team continued their Centennial Conference schedule, hosting the Ursinus College Bears on Saturday. 

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Red Emma's hosted authors from magazine World War 3 Illustrated.

Red Emma's hosts presentation of World War 3 Illustrated

April 3, 2019

Red Emma’s hosted a multimedia presentation of the latest issue of World War 3 Illustrated, a left-wing political comic magazine, on Friday, March 29. This issue, “Now is the Time of Monsters,” focuses on the rise of capitalism and fascism. And though the theme may be broad, each featured artist hones in on one specific evil in the world, from Mark Zuckerberg to forced evictions in Detroit. 

A conversation with Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs

April 8, 2019

Ask Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs if he has a favorite song from his most recent album, Color Where You Are, and he’s unable to give a direct answer.  “I can’t really say that I do,” he said. “Different songs have different emotional levels and different purposes.”

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Members of Throat Culture perform in the 24-hour show on Saturday.

Throat Culture puts on whirlwind 24-hour show

April 4, 2019

Throat Culture, the only sketch comedy troupe on campus, performed their 24-hour glow show in Arellano Theater on Saturday night, offering audience members not only humor and talent, but also free candy and glow sticks.

Three Hopkins alumnae return for reading series

April 4, 2019

It’s sometimes hard to feel successful at Hopkins, or for that matter, to feel that you will ever be successful. Assignments come and go, and you complete them with varying degrees of competency and effort invested in each. You’re supposed to be learning, but often you feel like you’re treading water. Even if you do learn something, and can recognize and feel fulfilled by that fact, where does that leave you? 

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Peabody Wind Ensemble showed off their musical flexibility on Saturday.

Peabody Wind Ensemble impresses audiences at latest concert

April 3, 2019

Compared to ensembles like the full symphony orchestra and string quartet, the wind ensemble seems to be a less written-for group. Exceptions may include instances in which programs present notable pieces like Holst’s “First Suite” and “Second Suite” or Samuel Barber’s much-loved “Commando March,” but for all their merits, performances of these works remain infrequent. 

Dumbo fails to live up to its high expectations

April 4, 2019

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why Disney decided to add Dumbo to its list of live-action adaptations. It’s easy to understand why they remade Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast; the films are so deeply ingrained in our cultural childhood that it is difficult to imagine a world in which the remakes weren’t successful. Dumbo, on the other hand, is nowhere near as popular a character, and his story seems like it wouldn’t translate very well to a more realistic film.

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Michael Keaton plays the villainous businessman in Disney’s Dumbo.

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Earl Sweatshirt performs for a high-energy crowd with his old hits and newer releases.

Earl Sweatshirt performs a lively set at the Baltimore Soundstage

April 3, 2019

Concerts where the artist has to ask the audience to calm down are rare, to say the least. For me, Earl Sweatshirt’s concert on his tour Thebe Kgositsile presents: Fire it Up! A Tour Starring Earl Sweatshirt & Friends at Baltimore Soundstage on Thursday, March 28 was the first of its kind. Even though the mosh trampled me in one of its earliest waves and probably scarred me for life (no, I’m definitely not mad at all), the rhythmic energy that night was nothing short of primal — a wonder to witness.

M. Lacrosse defeats Michigan in Big Ten opener

April 4, 2019

This past Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team took home a solid Big Ten victory against the University of Michigan Wolverines. The Blue Jays secured the win after a dominating 10-0 run in the second and third quarters, finishing the game 14-8.

Junior attackman Cole Williams helped Hopkins go on a 10-0 run after the first quarter.


Although not conclusive, mitochondrial DNA evidence puts the earliest humans in Southern Africa.

DNA points to human origins in Southern Africa

April 4, 2019

When did humans as a species become what we today would recognize as human?  Researchers from the University of Huddersfield and the University of Cambridge, both in the United Kingdom, as well as the University of Minho in Portugal have reported evidence that populations exhibiting modern human behavior and culture may have originated in Southern Africa, expanding afterward throughout the world. Their findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.