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Why Netflix’s Sex Education is so important

February 13, 2020

As you may know, the Netflix show Sex Education is all the talk these days, and I am one of those disciples who swear by it. Just to clarify, I am not a TV person. I am not even that much of a Netflix kind of gal. What I am, however, is a huge fan of ...


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Season 24 of The Bachelor returns with even more dramatic indulgence.

The guilty pleasure in watching The Bachelor

February 13, 2020

It’s been just over a month since I’ve started following Peter Weber on the season 24 premiere of The Bachelor. There are two parts of that sentence that truly freak me out. First: that The Bachelor has had 24 seasons. Huge accomplishment for ABC, Instagram handles and the few couples that continued their love off-screen. Big loss for America, which treats this like a reigning cultural phenomenon.


Miss Americana dives into Taylor Swift’s inner life

February 13, 2020

Miss Americana, the documentary directed by Lana Wilson that debuted on Netflix after a run at Sundance, is less of a walk through Taylor Swift’s life, and more of a patchworked exploration of the star’s psyche from her point of view — and only hers. 


Gallery 1448 presents talks on nudity in art

February 13, 2020

Gallery 1448 on East Baltimore Street presented its storytelling event “Speaking of Art — Au Naturale” on Sunday, Feb. 9. In the span of an hour and a half, Baltimore artists gathered in this intimate gallery to share stories on the theme of the “Au Naturale.” 

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Artists gathered at the Gallery 1148 to talk about their experiences with “au naturale” art. 

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The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performed at the Friedberg Concert Hall.

Peabody Symphony plays Bartók and Shostakovich

February 13, 2020

Having always been dragged to classical music performances by my parents when I was young, my lingering impression of the music was that it was boring and too long. My attempts as a musician fell short as well; I used to play the piano, cello and guitar, but I haven’t touched any of those instruments in years. 


Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel offers an intimate night of chamber music

February 13, 2020

Taking place in the Peabody Institute’s beautiful Griswold Hall, Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel, two artists in residence, performed a reinvigorating and challenging joint chamber program on Saturday evening. Named “Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel,” their powerful collaboration allowed their perfect take on the works of Dubois, Ysaÿe and Franck to touch the hearts of the audience that night. 

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Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel presented a spectacular program at Peabody.

New Brooklyn Nine-Nine season starts off strong

February 13, 2020

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (B99) has returned. For those who don’t know, B99 is arguably one of the funniest shows on television. I would watch it over The Office or anything else, really, and I’ve felt that way since I first sat down to watch the pilot episode at home with my mom way back in 2013. 


All students must participate in meaningful local service

February 7, 2020

Before I start this article, I just want to say that I love Hopkins. I love the campus, I love the diversity, I love meeting new people every day, I love the Chocolate Chunk shakes with soy milk from Brody Café. However, there are some problems with our service culture that I think need to change quite a bit.

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Santoro and members of Real Food Hopkins volunteer at Real Food Farm in Baltimore.

Will the new tenure process hurt academic freedom?

February 7, 2020

For years, the task of managing the tenure process at Hopkins has been the responsibility of each individual campus. However, on Jan. 10, the Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed the proposal to create a Tenure Advisory Committee (TAC) to oversee tenure cases across all tenure-granting schools within the university.

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Some professors raised questions about how TAC will affect diversity.

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J Street U and HopDems members reacted to Trump’s peace plan.

Do students support Trump’s Israel-Palestine peace plan?

February 6, 2020

The Hopkins chapter of J Street U co-hosted a discussion on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Israel/Palestine peace plan with Hopkins College Democrats (HopDems) on Wednesday night. J Street U is a grassroots organizing branch of J Street, an organization focused on achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 


Hopkins to standardize the academic calendar

February 9, 2020

In an email to the student body on Friday, the University announced that it would be implementing changes to the academic calendar in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 and seeking student input on proposed finals schedules.

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University seeks input from students on changes to finals schedules.

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SGA opens applications for new student groups

February 6, 2020

In an email to the student body on Wednesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) announced that it has opened its application period for new student organizations. Last September, SGA did not accept applications for new student groups, while the group’s Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) worked with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) to examine student groups’ practices, missions, funding and other criteria.