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January 16, 2021


Tie argues that professors can encourage academic honesty during virtual finals by embracing project-based assessments.

Academic integrity at Zoom University: Stricter measures are not the answer

Like all prestigious universities, Hopkins places a great degree of emphasis on academic integrity. The Undergraduate Academic Ethics Board oversees concerns of academic dishonesty, and the University uses the Respondus browser, which locks down the testing environment within a designated academic system like Blackboard. 

Gary Oldman stars in new movie Mank as the main character, Herman J. Mankiewicz. 

Mank is a playful tribute to Old Hollywood that challenges auteurism

Citizen Kane is hailed as the greatest film of all time. Mank, in one of the most unexpected and idiosyncratic ways possible, tells an equally remarkable story of the process behind the film. Helmed by director David Fincher and written by his late father Jack Fincher, Mank had been in the works for thirty years prior to its December release on Netflix. 

Daniels stated that the 10% tuition reduction will remain for the spring if the University reopens online-only.

Daniels speaks to student concerns in a time of uncertainty

In an interview with The News-Letter on Wednesday, University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed progress on the University’s Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion, the future of the private police force, plans for the spring and safety measures being implemented in anticipation of resuming in-person activities. 

Mike Tomlin is one of the few minority head coaches the NFL has seen in the past two decades.

The NFL missed the mark with its new diversity rule

About a month ago, the National Football League (NFL) approved a new adjustment to their compensatory pick formula. Now, any team that develops a minority head coach or general manager for another team gets an extra third-round pick. For example, say the Chiefs’ Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy becomes a head coach next year; the Chiefs will get an extra third-round pick in the following draft. 

Fuller's groundbreaking appearance reverberated throughout the football world. 

Sarah Fuller's talent shows the need for female representation in male-dominated sports

One of America’s greatest pastimes is sports, but as the popularity of sports increased, so has the divide between genders. There are clear categories for sports based on which gender is most represented. For example, football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, boxing and hockey are examples of male-dominated sports because they are thought of as being more “masculine.” On the other hand, gymnastics and figure skating are thought to be female-dominated sports because they are more “feminine.”

Limpe discusses the importance of romanticizing your life.

Falling for the simple moments

On the first day of Thanksgiving break, a few of my friends and I met up to have dinner. While a dinner may not sound like anything special, the long months of quarantining at home made the simple meal with friends feel like a luxury. 

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is a favorite to win Most Valuable Player this season.

This NBA season could see first-time winners for every award

The National Basketball Association (NBA) season is just a few weeks from starting. With training camp arriving, there is speculation as to who will take home the hardware and awards of this NBA season. Based on player performances from last season, promising offseason transactions and optimistic expectations, here are my favorites to win each award this season.

Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police sparked nationwide protests against racial injustice this summer.

George Floyd's family reflects on his death and legacy

Peabody Student Affairs hosted members of George Floyd’s family — including his uncle Selwyn Jones and aunt Angela Harrelson — on Dec. 3 to discuss his death, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The event was moderated by Nyle Fort, a youth pastor and Master of Divinity candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary. 

SLI leaders described the procedures they have in place for limited in-person student group gatherings this spring.

University expects most spring events will remain virtual

Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) hosted a webinar for registered student organizations (RSO) on Friday, Dec. 4. The event outlined procedures that the University plans to implement regarding in-person gatherings for student clubs in the spring semester. 

The main characters of Netflix's Big Mouth explore new topics, such as anxiety, in the show’s fourth season.

I love Big Mouth, but it’s really okay if you don’t

Writing a content warning for Big Mouth feels almost impossible, but please be warned that this article will discuss a lot of things that are very disgusting and exceedingly sexual, the vast majority of which involve cartoon characters between the ages of 12 and 14.

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