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July 6, 2020


THE PUBLIC EDITOR: A snapshot of The News-Letter’s shifting photo culture

If you even casually flipped through last week’s paper, you probably noticed the stunningly striking photo essay, “Frozen land: scenes from the Swedish mountaintops.” What you may not have noticed, though, was that the photographer’s name appeared elsewhere in the issue alongside photos assigned to articles. Yes, please join me in extending a warmest welcome to  the paper’s newest contributing photographer.

M. basketball earned second place in the Centennial Conference this season.

Men’s Basketball finishes season with a win against Haverford

For the last game of the regular season, the men’s basketball team faced off against the Haverford Fords at home on Saturday, Feb. 22. Entering the game 21-3, Hopkins was looking to grab another win before heading into the postseason. The last time these two teams played was on Jan. 25 when sophomore guard Ethan Bartlett hit the game-winning shot in the last few seconds. 

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Manchester City has a history of successful teams in the Champions League.

Manchester City scandal shows money is taking over soccer

The soccer world was shaken by the leveling of a massive punishment against English titans Manchester City Football Club on Feb. 14. The accusations against them, generally consisting of claims that City had committed significant financial improprieties and, in particular, arguing that the owners had illicitly funneled extra funds into their team through a shell sponsor, were unprecedented in the modern game


Women’s Basketball finishes off with a huge win

The Hopkins women’s basketball team entered their final game of the season with a chance to solidify their spot in the Centennial Conference tournament this past Saturday. They hosted the Haverford College Fords, who entered the match-up atop the Conference standings, with the option to finish as high as third in the regular season rankings.

The way too early picks for the 2020 MLB season

This year’s Major League Baseball (MLB) off-season saw a series of significant stories leading up to the start of spring training. The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal was the story of the off-season. 

The swim teams broke multiple pool records at the Blue Jay Invitational.

Swim teams beat records at Blue Jay Invitational

In the final home meet for the nine seniors on the Hopkins swimming team, the Jays made plenty of history in their last outing before the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships. After a weekend filled with numerous impressive performances, nine pool records fell at the Blue Jay Invitational.

Conner Delaney scored 17 points.

Athlete of the Week: Conner Delaney — Basketball

This week the No. 10 Hopkins men’s basketball team took on the Haverford College Fords at Goldfarb Gymnasium for their last conference game of the season. The Jays pulled off a 75-56 win, adding yet another tally to the win column of their now 22-3 record. 

BTS' new album, Map of the Soul: 7, celebrates the band members' longstanding friendship.

BTS returns with even more stunning choreography

Much of Korean pop music (K-pop) makes more sense as a performance than a music genre. It seems necessary to watch the music video and live performances to grasp the whole experience in its entirety. The satisfying synchronization of the members, amazing choreography, well thought-out backdrops, cool outfits and collective stage presence are crucial elements that add to a song’s success. 

The 2018 California wildfires left Tame Impala no choice but to leave behind thousands of dollars of equipment.

Tame Impala’s album is a Slow Rush of emotions

In order to fully appreciate The Slow Rush, I think it’s important to take a moment to look back on the long journey that has led to this album’s release. When Tame Impala was announced as a Coachella headliner in late 2018, the anticipation for their follow-up to their immaculate 2015 album Currents came to a head. But as the months passed without a release date or first single, fans became nervous. 

The Peabody Wind Ensemble performed 20th-Century classical works.

Peabody Wind Ensemble shows off musicianship

The Peabody Institute’s Wind Ensemble rotation gave a stunning concert with conductor Harlan Parker in the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20. The principle performers played beautiful solos alongside Kirkland Moranos on flute, Ellen Gruber on oboe and Chae Yoon Baek on clarinet.

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