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July 8, 2020

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COURTESY OF LAUREN PAULET
Paulet and Geada reused decorations to save on both waste and money.

Working to make a more sustainable sorority secret week

The University’s panhellenic sororities have an annual tradition of pairing their newest members, “littles,” with a mentor, known as a “big.” Once paired, the big meticulously plans a “secret week” of surprises for the little, leading up to their exciting reveal at the end of the week. 




Symposium promotes networking racial equality

The Female Leaders of Color (FLOC) and Men of Color Hopkins Alliance (MOCHA) held the Men and Women of Color Symposium last Saturday, March 7, in Charles Commons. The event was designed to provide an environment for people of color to share a professional networking space, while creating a conversation about issues concerning race and gender.


COURTESY OF LEELA GEBO

Wings is distributing free tampons and pans to 10 restrooms on campus.

Wings shares update on Menstrual Products Initiative

Wings launched the Menstrual Products Initiative (MPI) pilot program, installing free tampon and pad dispensers in eight women’s restrooms and two all-gender restrooms on Homewood Campus this February. Wings is a student group that aims to promote menstrual health and hygiene at Hopkins and in the greater Baltimore community.


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Junior attackman Aurora Cordingley.

AOTW: Aurora Cordingley

The Hopkins women’s lacrosse team traveled to Philadelphia this weekend for a matchup against the St. Joseph’s University Hawks on Sweeney Field. The Jays beat the Hawks 13-10 to capture their fourth win of the season and were led by several standout performances, but especially from junior attackman Aurora Cordingley. 


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David DeScherer finished second among Division III fencers in the sabre.

Fencing finishes strong in season’s final outing

The men’s and women’s fencing teams finished their seasons at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Championships in Durham, N.C. on March 8. Several Blue Jays on both teams placed in the top 20 in their respective events.





COURTESY OF JESSE WU
Hip Hop Fish and Chicken provides one of Baltimore’s iconic staples.

The chicken box is the ideal Baltimore indulgence

Everyone who visits Baltimore always wants to try the seafood. My parents always want to have a Maryland crab feast when they visit town, and they always ask for the crabcakes and the Old Bay everything. But anyone on a budget who wants an equally iconic taste of Baltimore should go for a chicken box.



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Grassroots organization and mobilization is necessary to pass health care reforms.

Grassroots organization is the key to passing Medicare for All

One of the biggest criticisms of universal health care is its perceived inability to pass in the Senate. The idea behind this criticism is often that a more moderate plan would be able to go through, such as Medicare for All Who Want It, or even the expansion of Obamacare. 


Seminar explores how bacterial division occurs

Erin Goley, an associate professor of biological chemistry at the Hopkins School of Medicine, presented a talk entitled “How to Divide a Bacterial Cell: Cytoskeletal Control of Cell Wall Metabolism” as part of the Department of Biological Chemistry’s Tuesday Seminar Series.


Top teams in basketball vie for March Madness glory

The college basketball regular season ended on March 8 and with it came the final Associated Press (AP) rankings before Selection Sunday. While the results of conference tournament play will factor into the seeding, I’ll take a look at the projected one and two seeds from the AP rankings and discuss their chances in this year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship Tournament.



The Lakers stake their claim for best in the NBA

The 2019-2020 National Basketball Association (NBA) season has been a complicated ride for the Los Angeles Lakers in terms of media perception. After the historic franchise, who had not been to the playoffs since the 2012-2013 season, traded for center Anthony Davis, the media predictions began to rain in. 



COURTESY OF EUNICE PARK
Tomasz Robak performed accompaniment for Beethoven and Schumman at Griswold Hall.

Pianist Tomasz Robak performs at Peabody recital

The Peabody Institute held a wonderful recital this weekend by pianist and Peabody student Tomasz Robak and his colleagues Mateusz Strzelecki, a violinist, and Christopher Hartung, a baritone singer at Peabody. 


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