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New Netflix show pits Paul Rudd against Paul Rudd

October 30, 2019

Netflix has recently released a new show called Living With Yourself starring Paul Rudd, and it has proven to be even better and more complicated than expected. Already having received great critiques and responses from audiences all around, it is full ...

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King Princess’ debut is a bit monotone but a lot of fun

October 30, 2019

It has been a busy week for music. Kanye West finally dropped his highly anticipated Jesus is King, which, in a surprise to nobody, was filled mostly with cringy bars that feed his persecution complex and half-hearted attempts to redeem his public image. Rex Orange County released a disappointment of an album, Pony, his third and least likeable project yet. 


Rising artist Alexander 23 releases debut album

October 30, 2019

With music production tools becoming more accessible and music streaming services allowing for an easy avenue to distribute music, the number of prominent, young artists in the music industry has increased dramatically. 


David Keltz performs a reading of Poe’s “The Raven”

October 31, 2019

Once upon a midnight dreary, the two of us went to see Edgar Allan Poe impersonator David Keltz perform a dramatic reading of “The Raven” at The Elk Room on Fleet Street. We initially had trouble finding The Elk Room, a speakeasy hidden behind an unmarked, locked black door behind the Italian restaurant, Tagliata. 

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BMA hosts Art, Youth and Justice Day events

October 30, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) held Art, Youth and Justice Day this past Saturday. It was held as part of Youth Justice Awareness Month in October, a campaign aimed at raising awareness about childhood incarceration and engaging in political advocacy. 


Peabody features exhibit about Baltimore city life

October 30, 2019

The entrance to the exhibition City People: Black Baltimore in the Photographs of John Clark Mayden sits to the left of Peabody’s entrance. The room is small. Photographs grouped in couples and triples line the walls, all black and white, all centered around the black population of Baltimore as their subjects. 

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W. soccer holds on to beat Ursinus with one goal

October 30, 2019

This past Saturday, the women’s soccer team traveled to Collegeville, Pa. to face off against the Ursinus College Bears, bringing a modest three game win streak with them. For all three of these victories, the final result was decided by one goal, and the Jays looked to bring this resilience with them on the road.

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Coulson scored the only goal of the match, the 16th goal of her career.

A preview of the NCAA basketball season

October 30, 2019

The 2019-2020 NCAA basketball season will begin this Tuesday, Nov. 5. Over 100 games will be played that day, including No. 1 Michigan State against No. 2 Kentucky and No. 3 Kansas against No. 4 Duke. This is the first time ever that the one, two, three and four seeds will play each other in this way on the first day of games. 


Second half goals lift men’s soccer over Bears

October 30, 2019

The men’s soccer team was victorious once again. This time the No. 5 ranked Blue Jays defeated the Ursinus College Bears 2-0 on Saturday at Patterson Field in Collegeville, Pa. The Jays are now 12-2-1 on the year, with a 5-1-1 record in the Centennial Conference.

Jake Kooyman opened the scoring in Hopkins’ 2-0 win against Ursinus.

First week of NBA games leaves strong impressions

October 30, 2019

For basketball fans across the globe, this past week has been a time to rejoice: NBA basketball is back in full swing. With all the storylines and drama to follow, here are my way-too-early predictions and takeaways for this season.


Athlete of the Week: Harrison Wellman – Football

October 30, 2019

Harrison Wellmann is a sophomore wide receiver from College Station, Texas. Last Friday, Wellmann had a standout performance against the Gettysburg College Bullets that earned him Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. 

Wellman caught two touchdowns.

Hopkins reflects on Rep. Elijah Cummings’ legacy

October 24, 2019

Elijah Cummings, a prominent Democrat from Baltimore, died at age 68 on Thursday, Oct. 17. The son of sharecroppers was serving his 13th term in the House of Representatives and chaired the Committee on Oversight and Reform, acting as a central figure in the ongoing impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump. 

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Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore died on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the age of 68.

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THE PUBLIC EDITOR: On respectfully representing survivors of sexual violence

October 24, 2019

Four and a half years ago, the University shut down the Hopkins chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon after reports of sexual assault at one of the fraternity’s parties. In an editorial headlined “SAE suspension wrong, requires reversal,” The News-Letter called the decision “draconian,” prompting understandable pushback from readers.


IDEAL hosts student discussion on voter suppression

October 29, 2019

Nonpartisan student organization IDEAL held its first discussion of the year in the Mattin Center on Wednesday night. The discussion centered on the topic of voter suppression. The moderators broke the discussion into three segments: gerrymandering, voter identification laws and the franchise. 


Lecture sheds light on Montreal Life Stories project

October 24, 2019

Stéphane Martelly, affiliate assistant professor of theatre at Concordia University Montreal, gave a talk titled “What Does Sharing Authority Mean? Learning From the Life Stories Montreal Project” as part of the Engaged Humanities Speaker Series on Wednesday. 


Lecture exposes pension fund’s links to Brazil land grabs

October 28, 2019

Altamiran Ribeiro, a Brazilian land rights activist and a representative of the Pastoral Land Commission of the Catholic Church for the northeastern Brazilian state of Piauí, spoke at the University in Mergenthaler Hall on Thursday, Oct. 17. Ribeiro spoke about the mass land takeovers on behalf of large corporate developers in Brazil and the long-term consequences such land grabs can have on local communities and the environment.  

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Professor studies decision-making and the brain

November 16, 2019

Daeyeol Lee, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences, researches neuroeconomics in order to understand the neural mechanisms of decision making. Lee joined Hopkins last year. Primarily, he works at the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute.