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Basal ganglia research could explain autism

October 24, 2019

Dr. Bernardo Sabatini, a professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, gave a talk titled “Basal Ganglia Circuitry for Action Selection and Evaluation” on Oct. 17 at the Hopkins Preclinical Teaching Building at the School of Medicine. 


DURA and Hawkins Fellows study archival objects

October 30, 2019

What is the relevance of a seemingly obscure collection of archival objects at Hopkins in an age of growing technological prowess? This past summer, five students, funded by the DURA and Hugh Hawkins Fellowships, were able to delve into their interests in a multitude of topics ranging from the book objects of Italian Futurists to tuberculosis in Baltimore. 

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DURA recipients and Hugh Hawkins Fellows discussed their work in a panel presentation.

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Aaron Paul reprises his role as Jesse Pinkman, one of the main characters of Breaking Bad.

El Camino triumphantly concludes Breaking Bad

October 23, 2019

Breaking Bad is widely considered one of the best TV shows of all time. Its creator, Vince Gilligan, took a great risk by releasing a follow-up movie, “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” this past Friday. 


The Second Woman plays with theatrical convention

October 24, 2019

You probably know Alia Shawkat from her role as Maeby Fünke in Arrested Development — the quick-witted, opportunistic teenager who is the only character that has the slightest idea of what’s going on. Or you may know her from her starring role in Search Party, a genre-bending, satirical murder-mystery TV show. 

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Alia Shawkat performed a set of lines 100 times in “The Second Woman.”

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Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings is also a member of the Sons of Kemet.

The Comet Is Coming releases experimental album

October 24, 2019

Every young person deals with older people yelling about how this generation’s music is garbage compared to theirs. It involves some combination of a false equivalency, ignorance towards the modern genres and some claim to their geriatric authority. 


Maleficent: Mistress of Evil falls flat as a sequel

October 24, 2019

It’s really hard to get a sequel right. At best, they build upon the themes of the original piece and give audiences a chance to reconnect with beloved characters. At worst, they come across as meaningless cash grabs that can tarnish any good will earned by their predecessor. 


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The path to the Pavillions Building is a scenic journey through nature.

Glenstone provides an immersive art experience in Potomac, Md.

October 24, 2019

Hidden in plain sight yet undiscovered by many in the county, the Glenstone, a contemporary art museum, is a well-kept secret of Potomac, Md. Glenstone’s collection features art from the post-World War II era to the modern day. Following its inception in 2006 after being financed by American businessman Mitchell Rales, the mission of Glenstone was to seamlessly integrate art, landscape and architecture into a serene environment for introspection and contemplation. 


Peabody Prep students shine at Friedberg Hall

October 24, 2019

This past Sunday, the Young People’s String Program (YPSP) of the Hopkins Peabody Preparatory put on its 33rd annual Halloween concert. The performance took place in the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, and the entire venue was full to the brim. 

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The Friedberg Concert Hall is home to various Peabody ensembles.

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Bong Joon-Ho hopes to leave audiences with mixed emotions to give “Parasite” greater realism.

Parasite transcended all of my expectations

October 24, 2019

Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer blew my high school mind. The film came to Netflix in late 2014, when the service still felt like somewhat of a novelty. Renting DVDs was still a large part of their model. Their push into original content was fledgling but promising with House of Cards, and “Netflix and chill?” was a phrase still unironically used by fuckboys everywhere. 


Cross Country repeats last year’s success at Rowan Border Battle

October 24, 2019

This Saturday, the Blue Jays men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Logan Township, N.J., to compete in the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle. The race is called the “Border Battle” because Logan Township sits right at the borders of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Last year at this competition, the Blue Jays men’s and women’s teams both won first place. This race was the last regular season race of the year for the teams, as they will now be looking towards the Centennial Conference Championship in November. Last year’s performance was a tough act to follow, but the Blue Jays didn’t back down from the challenge. 


This NBA season will feature new contenders

October 24, 2019

A tumultuous summer in the NBA has come to an end, framed by a slew of paradigm shifting free agent signings and a full-blown international incident involving Chinese business relations and the ongoing Hong Kong protests. 


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Emily Maheras and Rachel Jackson scored all three goals in the 3-2 victory.

Women’s soccer holds on, beats Swarthmore

October 24, 2019

The Hopkins women’s soccer team went into their matchup with the Swarthmore College Garnet this past Saturday looking to increase their winning streak to three games. After a rather frustrating stretch of games comprised of three straight ties, they managed to string together consecutive wins against the Muhlenberg College Mules and the McDaniel College green terrors. 


AOTW Jared Pangallozzi

October 24, 2019

The men’s cross country team took home second place this weekend at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle. Leading the way for the Blue Jays was Jared Pangallozzi, who finished only two seconds behind the first-place runner. He has finished as one of the top-two Hopkins runners in every race this year.

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Junior runner Jared Pangallozzi.

The road to the Stanley Cup is filled with contenders

October 24, 2019

While the first day of winter may not be almost two months away, the 31 teams in the National Hockey League (NHL) are already playing in the snow. Just about three weeks into the 2019-2020 campaign, several teams have already impressed and appear to be major contenders for this year’s Stanley Cup.


Hopkins community remembers Timothy Yeh

October 24, 2019

The University is mourning the death of Timothy Yeh, who passed away on Oct. 13. He was a freshman from Diamond Bar, Calif. studying electrical engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering.


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A professor emeritus of Neuroscience, von der Heydt studied the object perception and recognition. 

Discussions in Research: Our visual system and AI

October 20, 2019

Just a few years ago, a Tesla autopilot car caused a fatal crash because it mistook a truck as an empty, clear sky. To us, this was a mistake even a toddler would not make. It was certainly a shock for the public to learn that the cutting edge technology made such an error. So how did it happen?


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Professor Erik Jones described how Brexit will likely contribute to a damaged British economy.

Professor Erik Jones gives talk on Brexit

October 17, 2019

Professor Erik Jones, the director of European and Eurasian Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, held a presentation titled “Brexit and the Disintegration of Europe” on Friday in Shriver Hall’s Clipper Room. The lecture touched on the complicated politics currently occurring in Great Britain.