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NBA’s trade deadline sees several big names moving

February 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) trade deadline has come and gone, but not without several big names on the move. As teams look toward the playoffs, we’ll break down the big trades to see their impact on the rest of this season and beyond. 


M. Lacrosse powers past Towson in opening win

February 13, 2020

The Hopkins men’s lacrosse team powered their way to a win on the opening day of the season this past Saturday. The Jays rode a dominant 9-1 run to finish the game with a 15-7 victory over their local rivals from Towson University. 

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Evan Zinn scored two goals and added an assist in the Jays’ 15-7 win.

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Junior attackman Shelby Harrison.

AOTW: Shelby Harrison

February 13, 2020

The Hopkins Women’s Lacrosse team had a promising opening to their 2020 season this weekend with a win against the Drexel University Dragons at Homewood Field. The win was the 12th consecutive season-opening victory for the Jays. 


The XFL is a risky move that just may succeed

February 13, 2020

When Vince McMahon announced in 2018 that he would be bringing back the XFL — a professional spring football league he also tried to get off the ground in 2001 but folded after just one season — football enthusiasts were understandably skeptical that the league would succeed.


Students hold first Science Olympiad Invitational at Hopkins

February 13, 2020

On Feb. 8, the first Science Olympiad Invitational at Hopkins was held on Homewood Campus. The competition was organized by students involved in Charm City Science League, a student group at Hopkins. Members of the organization mentor Baltimore students every week to help them prepare for olympiads. This year, Charm City Science League decided to host their invitational in order to serve as a practice competition for their mentees as well as other students, and to allow them to hone their skills before the regional and state tournaments. 

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Middle school and high school students from 18 schools competed at the olympiad on Feb. 6. 

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Helmets are categorized according to their relative safety and effectiveness.

Professor monitors concussions at Super Bowl

February 14, 2020

For American football fans, the end of the Super Bowl may elicit uncontrollable joy or despondent regret. But for Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Nicholas Theodore, the Super Bowl’s conclusion brought an immense sense of satisfaction. 


How math can help to create winning brackets

February 13, 2020

One in 9.2 quintillion (that’s 92 followed by 18 zeros) — those are the odds of one generating a perfect bracket for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Division-I Basketball Tournament, or what is more commonly known as “March Madness.” On Feb. 6, the Hopkins Undergraduate Society for Applied Math (HUSAM) invited Professor Tim Chartier from Davidson College to give a talk on how ranking methods and algorithms could better your chances of making a winning bracket.


Professor recognized for work on photochemistry

February 13, 2020

David Yarkony, D. Mead Johnson professor of Chemistry and chair of the department, received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in theoretical chemistry for 2020 last month, and will be honored in San Francisco this year. 


Warning signs of an unhealthy relationship

February 13, 2020

Say you get a promotion at work and, instead of saying, “Congratulations, you deserve this. Let’s celebrate you tonight,” your partner says, “I work just as hard as you do, why haven’t I been promoted?” Not only does this show that your partner does not support you and believe in you, but it also means that, over time, you can internalize these insecurities. 

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Swistara gives 12 tips to recognize a toxic dynamic with your partner.

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Wilner discusses the sometimes long process of finding the right birth control for everyone.

My mission to find the right birth control for my body

February 13, 2020

The pros to birth control pills are pretty obvious. Aside from not getting pregnant, the pill promises clearer skin, bigger boobs, predictable periods and the end to cramps. The side effects seem to pale in comparison — the possibility of light spotting between cycles, breast tenderness, fluid retention, nausea and mood changes.


Looking back on the glass closet from the outside

February 13, 2020

Let me begin with this: I am not here to out anyone. That said, I sometimes have a thing for closeted men. Maybe it’s the element of forbidden love, maybe it’s self-sabotage, maybe it’s internalized homophobia, maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline. Not to flex, but I found myself kissing one in Uni Mini last spring while waiting for my mozzarella sticks. 

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News Editor Malcom reflects on the frustrations of flirting with closeted men.