CUE2 suggests changes to undergraduate curriculum

February 11, 2020

The Second Commission on Undergraduate Education (CUE2) released a set of recommendations intended to revitalize the undergraduate experience at Hopkins on Wednesday. President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar convened CUE2 in April 2017 as ...

CUE2 proposed a list of changes to the undergraduate curriculum on Feb. 5.

Despite months of protest from students and community members, the University is in the process of creating a private police force. 

University nominates JHPD Accountability Board

February 9, 2020

University officials have submitted their list of 13 nominees for the Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board to the Maryland Senate. If confirmed, these nominees will be responsible for assessing the policies of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), presenting community feedback and ensuring transparency. 

Why I decided to leave the Republican party

February 9, 2020

This has been a long time coming. I wasn’t expecting to change my political party now. I was waiting for a good, strong moment: a few weeks before my state’s primary, perhaps. But I was updating my driver’s license, and the question flashed across the screen: Do you want to register with a political party?

Shua mentions Senator Graham’s dramatic turnaround towards President Trump as a sign to leave the GOP.


SGA members discussed proposed changes to the academic calendar.

SGA recognizes Multicultural Leadership Council as governing board

February 6, 2020

This Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the University’s plan to restructure the academic calendar, giving their feedback to Vice Dean for Engineering Michael Falk. They also discussed and passed the Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC) Recognition Governing Board Bill and Green Jobs Panel Funding Bill.

Reconciling being vegan with my interest in food

February 6, 2020

About a year ago, I went vegan*. Consider the rest of this column the explication of that asterisk. At the time, I was working on a Barnstormers production that required baring it all (well, most of it, I guess) onstage. Aside from lifting weights six times a week, biking as often as possible and a few hours a day of choreography, I wanted to cut some calories in an effort to, um, tighten things up.

Guerriero’s decision to go vegan posed many challenges for in interest in the food industry.

Andrés has opened a new taco stall in Levering Kitchens at Hopkins.

Butterfly Tacos y Tortas is a welcome dining addition

February 5, 2020

José Andrés has plenty to be proud of. The Spanish-born chef’s restaurant empire, ThinkFoodGroup, includes 31 concepts, which span from the group’s home base in Washington, D.C., across the country to Los Angeles and way down to the Bahamas. Those spots — with offerings ranging from the haute plates at D.C.’s Minibar to open-fire paellas at New York’s Mercado Little Spain — have garnered a pair of Michelin stars and heaps of critical praise for the celebrated culinary entrepreneur.

The top five places to get food in Charles Village

February 5, 2020

I think most of us have a pretty good idea of the places where you can obtain provisions from near campus. Call them what you will: restaurants, food places, institutions, gastronomical adventure zones, eating rooms, nourishment chambers, nomz. These dining establishments are a key part of the student experience here, and ranking them is a job not to be taken lightly.

Long opening hours means Chipotle is great for those seeking late night grub.

It isn’t too late to look for summer opportunities

February 6, 2020

Seeing as it is February and we have now been back from winter break for approximately two weeks, I think that it is safe to say that Christmas is officially over. Hard as it is, we all need to turn off Netflix, remove ourselves from our beds, pull our acts together and actually be productive for the first time in two months.

A majority of the air pollution in India is due to the congested traffic. 

The Taj Mahal’s beauty is blurred by pollution

February 6, 2020

Over winter break, I went to India. I mainly stayed in Mumbai for around three weeks. My family and I wanted to visit the Taj Mahal, but the concerns regarding the dangerous pollution there deterred our plans. However, the pollution problem is still bad in Mumbai. The air is hazy from sunrise to sunset, and the evening sun is darkened by smog.

Technology can create personalized health care

February 6, 2020

Algorithms are steadily finding their way into health care. The influence of personal technologies and the implementation of computing systems to support a patient-oriented approach to their health was the topic of Maia Jacobs’ talk on Feb. 4 titled “One Size Doesn’t Fit Anyone: Tailoring Digital Tools for Personal Health Journeys.” 

The next frontier to be conquered in health care is chronic diseases.

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Sift through noise with Archeological Studies

February 6, 2020

Popularized by the adventurous Indiana Jones, archaeology is a field that contributes critical information to the discovery of lost histories of the past. Discovery is often a word that connotes the future. Yet, in terms of archaeology, it applies to unraveling the mysteries of previous societies and prehistoric trends. 

Carving out time and space to reset after a rough last semester

February 6, 2020

I think we all know how ridiculously annoying it is for a song to be stuck in our heads for days upon days. There was one song last semester, however — one I hadn’t even heard in years — that implanted itself in my brain and refused to leave for a good long while at what was probably exactly the right time.

Lola’s friends played a large role in helping her get through a difficult semester in the fall.

The great importance of Lamar Jackson’s MVP

February 6, 2020

Last Saturday, the National Football League (NFL) held their annual awards ceremony for the 2019-2020 season, acting as a lead-in to the Super Bowl. The League uses this event to celebrate all types of players and coaches, including honors like Coach of the Year and the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, which is given to the player that exhibits excellence both on the field and in the community.