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Financial aid creates toxic situations for single parent families

September 6, 2019

Every year, a good portion of this campus fills out their financial aid forms. Nobody has ever described this process as fun. For many of us our future at Hopkins is determined by the amount of aid we get, and that’s stressful. You have to be on top of all the different release dates, due dates, processing times and so on, and that’s stressful. Many times the financial aid office can be hard to reach as they take their time to respond to emails or forget to return calls all together, and that’s stressful. 


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Beaver asks if Lover can really be a good album with lyrics like these.

Lover got good reviews, but it is definitely not good

September 5, 2019

As the new school year is ushered in, it is accompanied by a slew of new music. And the breakup of Miley and Liam (RIP for real this time). But I digress. We recently were blessed with Lana del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell and Miley Cyrus’ new single, “Slide Away.” Both are dreamy, soft summer bops.


Looking at the importance of representation in media

September 5, 2019

On August 4, I woke up at 7:30 a.m., even though it was a Sunday. Still not quite awake, I took the MARC train down to D.C with two friends. Our destination was Eaton D.C., the most artsy hotel I’ve seen: The entrance was decked with vintage vinyl, and it even had its own radio studio. That was where the 2019 Asian American Literature Festival was held.

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Im reflects on the importance of representation of minorities in the media.

Hail Satan? Takes us Behind The Satanic Temple

September 17, 2019

Premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and released shortly after in April, Hail Satan? follows the rise and growth of The Satanic Temple (TST), a “nontheistic religious and political activist group,” according to Wikipedia. The documentary, directed by Penny Lane, draws attention to The Satanic Temple and their confrontations with local governments and media outlets as they advocate for religious pluralism and the separation between church and state. 

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In Hail Satan? The Satanic Temple protests against religious symbols on government grounds.

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The Great British Bake-Off judge Paul Hollywood brings personality to the competition.

The Great British Bake-Off returns for its tenth season on Netflix

September 5, 2019

The Great British Bake-Off is back for its tenth season, with new episodes available on Netflix every Friday, just three days after they originally air in the U.K. By now, the reality show has garnered a reputation for being undeniably soothing. It’s the show you fall asleep to after watching a horror movie, and it’s the show you turn on when the news is stressing you out. 


Netflix's The Great Hack isn't that great

September 5, 2019

It’s somewhat ironic that the stylish aesthetics of The Great Hack, Netflix’s recent documentary on the 2018 Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal, are so indebted to the social media world it indicts. Throughout the film, its subjects walk through city streets bustling with digitally superimposed messages and posts hovering in the air. 

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The Great Hack follows the Facebook-Carmbridge Analaytica Scandal.

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Thousands of Dayton residents were left unemployed after the General Motors plant closed.

American Factory delves into complex struggles

September 8, 2019

 With the 2020 presidential election around the corner and my summer mornings on the subway inundated with bolded headlines across passengers’ phones about the Democratic debates, tensions are at an all-time high.


University hires director of sustainability

September 17, 2019

The University hired Julian Goresko as its new director of sustainability at the end of last year with the intent of making Hopkins more eco-friendly. The Office of Sustainability is responsible for optimizing all nine divisions of the University’s food, water and energy consumption, along with its infrastructure, transportation and waste management.


Trump's new Space Command launches

September 5, 2019

This year there has been renewed public interest in the topic of space exploration and development. On Aug. 29, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the launch of the U.S. Space Command. 

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Trump announced the launch of the U.S. Space Command in August.

Two Hopkins seniors get Astronaut Scholarships

September 17, 2019

This summer, two Hopkins seniors — Vinay Ayyappan and Kathy Le — received the Astronaut Scholarship for their potential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Ayyappan also received the scholarship last year.


Univ. showcases humanities research opportunities

September 5, 2019

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences held an event on Tuesday celebrating the humanities at Hopkins, jointly conducted by faculty and students. The event, called Humanities in the HUT, delved into different research and creative writing opportunities offered at Hopkins, and concluded with a showing of student-made films. 


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Professor Veena Das is a professor and scholar of Indian anthropology.

Social Science Spotlight: Professor Veena Das

September 12, 2019

It is difficult to neatly pigeonhole Veena Das’ research endeavors. A Kreiger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Das is a scholar of Indian anthropology, the anthropology of violence and social suffering and ways of producing knowledge.