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Daniels votes in favor of Pugh’s resignation

April 18, 2019

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) voted unanimously in favor of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s resignation on Friday, April 12. The Committee deemed Pugh unfit for office after mass controversy surrounding her book sales. 


Hopkins alum Aaron Long may have fathered as many as 67 children

April 18, 2019

Aaron Long estimates that he has fathered 67 children. The Hopkins alum graduated in 1988 and has, in his own words, become sort of famous. Long is a writer and communications specialist from Seattle. In his 20s, while broke and living at home, Long donated his sperm twice a week for an entire year to earn a little extra cash. He did not think much of these donations until a few decades later. 

Aaron Long, Class of 1988, poses with his girlfriend, mother and a few of his biological children.

 
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Before coming to Hopkins, Axe worked at Brown University for 15 years.

University appoints first SDS executive director

April 18, 2019

Catherine Axe joined the University as its first executive director for Student Disability Services (SDS) on March 11. Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger and Vice Provost for Institutional Equity Kimberly Hewitt announced the creation of the new position in a schoolwide email sent in July 2018.


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A “New Generation” of Chinese cuisine in Towson

April 17, 2019

As Baltimore got its first taste of warm weather in mid-March, New Generation Hot Pot opened its doors in Towson. From the moment you step inside, it’s clear that Ming Zhang, the owner-manager, is living a kind of American dream. 


Local Color Flowers is a new kind of bouquet shop

April 18, 2019

Are you looking to beautify your home? Have you always wanted to learn floral arrangement? Do you want to support local businesses? If the answer to any of questions is “yeah!” then be sure to stop by Local Color Flowers.

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Local Color Flowers offers flower arranging classes and sells bouquets of locally-sourced flowers.

Event attendees played the board game Factuality, where they acted as characters with different identities.

City residents reflect on the Baltimore Uprising four years later

April 18, 2019

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights co-hosted an event entitled “Baltimore After Freddie Gray” on Saturday. The event reflected how the 2015 Baltimore Uprising drew attention to systemic issues of racial inequality within the city, such as the implementation of zero-tolerance policing. 


Nonprofit celebrates Monument Quilt with performances

April 18, 2019

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, a Baltimore-based arts and activist group, hosted an event called Grown in Baltimore at Whitelock Community Farm in Reservoir Hill on Saturday. The event featured performances from local musicians Uni Q. Mical, DZL MC and DJ Laila Snacks and celebrated the thousands of individuals who have contributed their resources and creativity to the Monument Quilt.


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Nate Davis’s 5 home runs earned him Conference Hitter of the Week

Baseball splits their four-game slate over a busy weekend

April 17, 2019

After a bit of a relaxing week with only one game played last Tuesday, Hopkins baseball played four intense games this weekend, finishing with a 2-2 record. The Blue Jays started off the weekend right with a 13-3 demolishing of the McDaniel College Green Terror on Friday. 


Coach spotlight: Greg Chimera - Football

April 18, 2019

In late February, Greg Chimera was named the 27th head coach in Hopkins football history. Chimera was appointed as the successor to the late James F. Margraff, for whom the head coach position is now named. 

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Greg Chimera was named the James F. Margraff head coach of football.

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Kyle Guy hit clutch free throws to help Virginia win the National Championship.

NCAA March Madness is all about the numbers

April 17, 2019

I may or may not have come in last place in my high school’s NCAA tournament bracket pool last year. Either way, it is irrelevant because this year, I placed in the 99th percentile of all ESPN brackets. After some embarrassments in years past, I made sure that this year would be better, and now I’ve won just about every bracket pool I entered, including The News-Letter’s Sports section’s bracket pool. With so many teams competing, many people think it all comes down to luck, but I’m here to tell you that there’s a method to the madness.


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Justin Canedy won Centennial Conference Field Athlete of the Week

Track & Field divides and conquers between three weekend meets

April 17, 2019

The Hopkins track teams were all over the map this past weekend. Some Blue Jays flew off to Lewisburg, Pa. for Bucknell University’s Bison Outdoor Classic and Emmitsburg, Md. for the Mount Multis, while some stayed home for the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational, as both the men and women produced multiple winners.


Should Kemba Walker stay or should he go?

April 17, 2019

Last week, I watched what may have been Kemba Walker’s last game in a Charlotte Hornets jersey. Now that he is a free agent, he has to choose whether or not to stay with the city that he has called home for his eight NBA seasons. Nothing could have summed up his eight-year career in purple and teal better than that game. Walker went off, going for 43 points with a 72 percent effective field goal percentage. It was as entertaining as it was dominant, with a slew of aerial acrobatics, mesmerizing handles and a jumper so sweet it would send you straight to the dentist.

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Walker has had a stellar eight seasons during his time in Charlotte.

World's first 3D-printed heart shows promise for organ regeneration

April 18, 2019

In recent years, the rapidly evolving world of 3D printing has given rise to numerous products that serve functional or aesthetic purposes. In an ambitious effort, scientists even successfully engineered simple human tissues using 3D printing. However, the latest breakthrough in the field is the creation of a product whose intricacy and complexity exceeds many’s expectations — a complete heart.


 
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Antibiotic resistance is now a widespread issue in developing nations.

Drug-resistant infections threaten urban health

April 18, 2019

In Kibera, an impoverished area in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, widespread and uncontrolled antibiotic use is contributing to a significant increase in drug-resistant infections. Far from being an isolated example, Kibera is just one of a growing list of poor urban locations in developing countries where antibiotic resistance has become a deadly issue through a similar combination of factors. Dr. Guy Palmer, a professor at Washington State University who studies global health and infectious diseases, discussed this in an interview with the New York Times. 


Solving the mysterious cause of the E. coli outbreak

April 18, 2019

On April 5, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 72 people in five different states were ill as the result of a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) with no confirmed cause. Now the outbreak has spread to at least 109 individuals, and the CDC reports that the source is most likely ground beef. 

 
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Investigators found that ground beef was the cause of the mysterious wave of E. coli outbreak.

 
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An increasing number of ER visits has been attributed to marijuana use.

Why is marijuana landing people in the hospital?

April 18, 2019

We’ve all heard that you can’t overdose on cannabis. This raises the question as to why, according to a recent study, a hospital in Colorado saw 9,973 cannabis-related emergency room (ER) visits between 2012 to 2016.