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Baltimore students demonstrated outside of City Hall to bring attention to the climate crisis.

Students strike to demand environmental action in Baltimore

September 26, 2019

The recent work of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has inspired waves of renewed interest in climate change in both younger and older populations. On Friday, Sept. 20, a series of school walk-outs were staged across the world in an act of protest demanding that governments take action against climate change.


Football comes back with a vengeance on Saturday

September 26, 2019

The Hopkins football team returned with a vengeance after their disappointing upset to Susquehanna University last week with a massive blowout victory against Moravian College, defeating their fellow Centennial Conference members by a score of 41-0. The Jays held the Greyhounds to only 132 total yards of offense the whole game and dominated from the first touchdown to the fifth.

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With this week’s win, the Jays moved up to No. 18 in the D3football.

Gurley money is too much buck for too little bang

October 8, 2019

Todd Gurley is the worst. Not only did he reset an already saturated running back market with a landmark contract that included $21.9 million guaranteed, but he also accidentally created a completely new term for getting paid and it’s absolutely ridiculous: Gurley money. 


Riley O’Toole tallied two goals in Hopkins 6-0 win against Bryn Mawr.

W. Soccer shuts out Bryn Mawr 6-0 in home opener

September 26, 2019

The Hopkins women’s soccer team had their long-awaited home opener for the 2019 season this past Saturday. They hosted their Centennial Conference foe, the Bryn Mawr Owls, who traveled down to Baltimore so the Jays could open their Conference slate. 


Athlete of the Week: Ryan Hubley

September 26, 2019

The old saying goes, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Next to that saying should be a picture of junior Ryan Hubley, a five-foot-seven, 165-pound wide receiver who has made his presence felt on the Hopkins football program and on any opposing defense that tries to cover him. 

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Panel covers the future of concentration camps

September 19, 2019

The Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship held the first event of its fall speaker series, titled “American Concentration Camps: A Teach-in,” at Levering Great Hall on Friday. The event’s panel featured five speakers who offered insight into migrant detention and its effects, both at the U.S.-Mexico border and throughout the world.


Hopkins must do more to support its student groups

September 19, 2019

Hopkins prides itself on offering students the opportunity to pursue their passions, whatever they may be. On campus tours, guides promise prospective students that it is easy to join student groups or start their own clubs and organizations. The Campus Life page on the University’s website depicts Hopkins as a place where students can pursue their diverse backgrounds and interests, whether they’re into “singing or kayaking, taking pictures or building robots, discussing international relations or playing Quidditch.” 

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The Great Believers looks at art’s enduring power

September 22, 2019

The Great Believers begins, like all great novels, with a funeral — only not a funeral, exactly. Yale, the bookish and gentle main character, arrives with his dashing British boyfriend, Charlie, at the doorstep of a friend’s Chicago row home. It’s a gathering to celebrate the life of their friend, Nico. 


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For months, students called for the University to end its contracts with ICE.

University will not renew its contracts with ICE

October 23, 2019

Hopkins Medicine Senior Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications Kim Hoppe announced in an email to The News-Letter on Wednesday that the University would not be renewing its contracts with the U.S. Department of Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE). 


Urban anthropologist presents book about mill workers in Mumbai

September 19, 2019

On Tuesday, Professor Maura Finkelstein of Muhlenberg College presented her recently published book, an ethnographic study of the workers operating the last privately owned commercial textile mill in Mumbai, India, as part of the Department of Anthropology’s fall colloquium series.


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The Life Design Lab is intended to change how students think about their career options.

New Life Design Lab hopes to change career culture

September 19, 2019

The Life Design Lab, previously the Homewood Career Center, is now focusing on allowing students to identify their strong areas of interests and inspiration and experimenting with them to advance their career. This marks a departure from the previous center, which was primarily based around career planning and the job search. 


We need a moderate Democrat to defeat Trump

September 22, 2019

What makes a good presidential candidate? Someone who is honest and keeps their promises? A person who is constantly seeking the best for this country? There are a lot of factors that come to mind when deciding if someone will be successful in the race for president. But in this particular election, where the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a clear, common goal, the best Democratic nominee must be a candidate that can take the presidency from U.S. President Donald Trump. 

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THE PUBLIC EDITOR: Recapturing visual storytelling at The News-Letter

October 8, 2019

Let me set a scene: It’s late on a Wednesday night at the Gatehouse, the little cottage at the bottom corner of campus where The News-Letter happens. News editors have just begun to lay out their pages, and have realized that they don’t have enough photos. Let the brainstorming begin — run across campus to snap a quick pic of such-and-such building even though it’s dark. Pester writers to see if they took any photos. When in doubt, use a file photo of the Gilman clock tower.


Morgan State University professor discusses Baltimore-Hopkins relationship

September 19, 2019

Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy Associate Professor Lawrence Brown gave a lecture on working in communities as an embedded researcher on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The lecture, which took place in Clark Hall, was part of the Engaged Humanities Speaker series. Brown emphasized the importance of integrating oneself into the community being researched in order to understand the injustices it has experienced.

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Prof. Lawrence Brown explained how to conduct ethical humanities research in Baltimore.

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Students fear that new budget cuts will impede future arts programming.

Performing arts groups report budgetary cuts

September 19, 2019

Many performing arts groups on campus are reporting significant budget cuts this year from the Student Activities Commission (SAC), which is the funding board of the Student Government Association (SGA).