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Lia Purpura reads selections from her new book of essays

October 3, 2019

As part of the ongoing “Writers LIVE” reading series, the Enoch Pratt Free Library hosted author Lia Purpura for a reading on Thursday, Sept. 26. Purpura — the writer-in-residence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) — read ...

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Seafood local to New England played a vital role in shaping Wu’s childhood.

Letting my mother take care of me for a weekend

October 3, 2019

It’s Friday. I’ve cleared my plans for the evening. My forest green, slightly baggy Mercy Medical volunteering polo sits folded up in the dark drawer of my Ikea dresser. Classes are done for the day, and I’m ready to meet up with the one special woman in my life.


The double standard facing Black NFL QBs

October 5, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, a wildly irritating clip appeared on Twitter from the early morning ESPN talk show “Get Up!” Noted ESPN and SEC pundit Paul Finebaum lambasted injured Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton for his performance this season. The 2015 MVP had been underperforming due to a mild Lisfranc sprain in his left foot that he suffered during the preseason and arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in the offseason.

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Volleyball pushed their unbeaten streak to 14 games this weekend.

Volleyball goes 3-0 in a convincing weekend sweep

October 4, 2019

The Hopkins volleyball team walked into Huntingdon, Pa. this past weekend with their eyes on maintaining their impressive undefeated record. The Jays had three matches on Friday and Saturday, facing the No. 8 ranked Juniata College Eagles on Friday, and the unranked Saint Vincent College Bearcats and University of Rochester Yellow Jackets on Saturday.


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The team’s eight goals are the most they’ve scored in a game since 2016.

Field hockey can’t be stopped, dominates 8-1

October 3, 2019

The Hopkins field hockey team has proven time and time again this season that they are a force to be reckoned with. This weekend was no exception. For the Jays 2019 Centennial Conference debut, the Jays traveled to Chestertown, Md. to duke it out on Washington College’s home field. Hopkins field hockey would emerge from the contest not only victorious, but with a new record for the highest scoring game this season after defeating the Shorewomen 8-1.


October baseball will bring plenty of excitement

October 8, 2019

There are three certainties in October: The leaves will change color, the temperature will fall and the MLB Playoffs will be on. Before the playoffs officially get underway, however, the Wild Card rounds must be played out. 


AOTW Louisa "Lulu" Kishton

October 3, 2019

It’s impressive enough to be undefeated, but it’s even more impressive when your undefeated run has won its 14 straight matches by a margin of 42 sets to six. Hopkins women’s volleyball has been a powerhouse in the Centennial Conference the past three years, winning the conference crown in all three years and amassing a record of 68-21 during that time. 


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SGA welcomes new Senior Class Senator and Freshman Class Council.

New SGA representatives discuss future initiatives

October 3, 2019

The Committee on Student Elections announced the results of the Student Government Association (SGA) Senior Class Senator Special Election and Freshman Class Council elections on Thursday, Sept. 26. According to SGA Executive President Aspen Williams, the Freshman Class Council elections saw a record number of candidates.


Why do big donors hold so much sway over politicians?

September 28, 2019

In the third Democratic debate, the top 10 candidates went after each other’s policy proposals for either being too ambitious or not ambitious enough. The progressives on the stage, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, explained how Medicare for All would bring down the cost of health care. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Amy Klobuchar attacked progressive proposals and made the pitch for a return to centrism. Senator Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg positioned themselves as the middle ground candidates with their compromise solutions. 

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Pulitzer-winning historian examines rise of populism

September 26, 2019

Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum presented a talk titled “International Nationalism: The European Far-Right and the American Alt-Right” on Wednesday. The lecture was part of the Program in International Studies’ Aronson Center Speaker Series and focused on the history and evolution of far-right movements. 

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Anne Applebaum compared nationalist movements in Europe to those in America.

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Watts discussed moves to engage women in the fight against gun violence.

MSE brings gun control activist to Homewood

September 26, 2019

The Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium hosted Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Moms Demand Action), as the first speaker in their Butterfly Effect series on Wednesday, Sept. 25. 


North American scholars discuss trade agreements

September 26, 2019

Francisco González and Christopher Sands gave a lecture on the Homewood Campus focused on the history and present state of the trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada. González is an associate professor of International Political Economy and Latin American Politics, and Sands is a senior research professor and director of the Center for Canadian Studies, both at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The event was sponsored by the University’s International Studies Program. 

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The USMCA trade agreement will likely replace the NAFTA agreement.