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Perlman talked to Professor Walters about his experience at Hopkins.

Learning about the legacy of women at Hopkins

October 2, 2019

Circumscribed by hundreds of books, Ronald Walters leans back in his chair and prepares to tell his story. From Stanford to Berkeley, where he received his PhD, Walters moved across the country to join the Hopkins staff in 1970, and he is currently a professor of history.


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Lee, a sophomore who transferred to Hopkins, reflects upon the experience of applying and being rejected from student groups.

What I learned from student club rejections

October 3, 2019

Why does this damn school make us apply for clubs, anyways?” I thought to myself. The systematic, pre-professional style of going about extracurriculars felt both foreign and stifling. Shouldn’t these activities be fun? And maybe, a little bad. But definitely fun, right? Bad fun isn’t allowed here, I guess. It’s understandable. Bad fun is now for dimly lit Friday nights and frat parties.


Peggy Gou releases break-out new music video

October 4, 2019

 The first time I was introduced to the world of Peggy Gou was when my sister sent over a humorous Instagram clip of her at the Wilderness Festival at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, dressed in an iconic, yellow dress, skipping around in a circle while singing along to the 1995 hit “I Wish” by Skee-lo. Known for her quirky love for giraffes and her branded “Just Gou It” Nike t-shirts, Peggy is someone you cannot not love. Her recent music video for her EP’s A-side track, “Starry Night,” had been released this summer on Apple Music (I watched it through my sister’s phone via FaceTime), but this past week, it was finally published on more accessible platforms for the world to see. 

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Abominable is cute, but boring and derivative

October 4, 2019

From Crazy Rich Asians, the first rom-com to feature an all Asian cast in 25 years, to Farewell, a movie about a Chinese American woman’s trip to her mother country that swept nominations and awards, Hollywood is seeing an ever-increasing portrayal of stories and characters that resonate with Asian Americans. 


What survivor Chanel Miller’s memoir Know My Name means to me

October 4, 2019

So I’ve been reading this book lately. It’s called Know My Name, and it’s written by Chanel Miller. Some of you might know who she is, might recognize her name from when she revealed it on Sept. 4. But most of you know who Brock Turner is. Chanel Miller is Emily Doe — she’s “the victim,” she’s the “unconscious woman” that Brock Turner sexually assaulted. And she wrote a book. And I haven’t been able to put it down.

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Parekh ran out of sticky notes while marking her favorite parts of Chanel Miller’s book.

Lia Purpura reads selections from her new book of essays

October 3, 2019

As part of the ongoing “Writers LIVE” reading series, the Enoch Pratt Free Library hosted author Lia Purpura for a reading on Thursday, Sept. 26. Purpura — the writer-in-residence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) — read excerpts from All the Fierce Tethers, her ninth book and fourth collection of essays.  

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Seafood local to New England played a vital role in shaping Wu’s childhood.

Letting my mother take care of me for a weekend

October 3, 2019

It’s Friday. I’ve cleared my plans for the evening. My forest green, slightly baggy Mercy Medical volunteering polo sits folded up in the dark drawer of my Ikea dresser. Classes are done for the day, and I’m ready to meet up with the one special woman in my life.


The double standard facing Black NFL QBs

October 5, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, a wildly irritating clip appeared on Twitter from the early morning ESPN talk show “Get Up!” Noted ESPN and SEC pundit Paul Finebaum lambasted injured Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton for his performance this season. The 2015 MVP had been underperforming due to a mild Lisfranc sprain in his left foot that he suffered during the preseason and arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in the offseason.

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Volleyball pushed their unbeaten streak to 14 games this weekend.

Volleyball goes 3-0 in a convincing weekend sweep

October 4, 2019

The Hopkins volleyball team walked into Huntingdon, Pa. this past weekend with their eyes on maintaining their impressive undefeated record. The Jays had three matches on Friday and Saturday, facing the No. 8 ranked Juniata College Eagles on Friday, and the unranked Saint Vincent College Bearcats and University of Rochester Yellow Jackets on Saturday.


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The team’s eight goals are the most they’ve scored in a game since 2016.

Field hockey can’t be stopped, dominates 8-1

October 3, 2019

The Hopkins field hockey team has proven time and time again this season that they are a force to be reckoned with. This weekend was no exception. For the Jays 2019 Centennial Conference debut, the Jays traveled to Chestertown, Md. to duke it out on Washington College’s home field. Hopkins field hockey would emerge from the contest not only victorious, but with a new record for the highest scoring game this season after defeating the Shorewomen 8-1.