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The men’s and women’s swimming teams won 11 events last weekend against the Carnegie Mellon Tartans.

Swimming sweeps against the Carnegie Mellon Tartans

February 6, 2020

The men’s and women’s swimming teams competed against the Carnegie Mellon Tartans this weekend. The women’s team was ranked fourth heading into this competition while the men were ranked fifth. Both teams were facing top-15 Carnegie Mellon teams. Although they were up against tough competition, both teams pulled out the win in the end.


Kern scored 18 points last game.

Athlete of the Week: Joey Kern — Basketball

February 6, 2020

The No. 14 Hopkins men’s basketball team has been on a roll this season. With a current record of 17-2 overall and an 11-1 record in Centennial Conference play, the basketball team is off to the best start the program has had since their 2014-2015 campaign. 


Shakira and Jennifer Lopez claimed the spotlight at the Super Bowl

February 6, 2020

The Super Bowl is a prominent feature of American culture. Every year, millions of people tune in to watch the highly-anticipated big game in the company of their friends and family.  This year was no exception: Variety estimated that around 102 million people tuned in to the 2020 Super Bowl. However, what is striking about the Super Bowl as an event is that there are so many other aspects to it besides the actual football game that draw in viewers. One of these is the halftime show. 


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Dua Lipa released a new single for her album Future Nostalgia this week.

Dua Lipa’s new single and music video fall flat

February 6, 2020

You’ve probably heard of Dua Lipa, whether you’ve danced to her music or glossed over her name on Spotify’s top pop songs list. An English singer, Lipa has not only become a pop sensation at home but has also broken into American charts in recent years. 


DisneyPlus releases new Pixar animation series

February 5, 2020

For years, Disney’s animated shorts have always come to the rescue on free nights when I had nothing much to do. Unfortunately there are only so many times that I can rewatch Disney’s collection of animated shorts on Netflix and still tear up to The Little Match Girl or have my heart ache during Paperman (although I still do).


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Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, performed at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall downtown.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs with the BSO

February 5, 2020

After Spotify’s end-of-the-year wrap-up informed me that I had the tendency of listening to the same songs on repeat, I decided what my grand — for an introvert, at least — 2020 New Year’s resolution would be: to listen to a greater variety of music in settings where I could not be simply wired to a device. 


Letter to the Editor 1/30/2020

February 3, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC), I write to address my concerns related to an article that was published in The Johns Hopkins News-Letter (“Panelists talk impact of lack of liquor regulations on black communities”) on November 21, 2019.  


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Foreign Affairs Symposium announces 2020 lineup

February 5, 2020

The Foreign Affairs Symposium (FAS) announced on Monday that the theme of its spring 2020 lineup is “Anthem.” The lineup includes pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law; Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Syrian refugee and advocate Muzoon Almellehan; and African American political activist and author Angela Davis. 


Spring Fair is months behind on planning. What happens next?

January 30, 2020

Though the semester is just beginning, clubs and student organizations are already deep in planning for their big events of the spring, from the Barnstormers’ annual musical to Homecoming Weekend. It’s impossible not to be reminded of upcoming events – any walk around campus or a scroll through social media features flyers and notifications. 

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The Baltimore branch of Sunrise Movement promoted the Green New Deal with a launch party.

Youth climate group advocates for Green New Deal

January 30, 2020

The Baltimore branch of the youth-led climate advocacy group the Sunrise Movement held a “Launch Party” on Homewood Campus to promote the Green New Deal. The event, which took place on Jan. 29, was one of over 2500 Sunrise launch parties held nationwide.


Workers’ compensation affects medical spending

January 30, 2020

When an employee suffers an on-the-job injury, their employer gives them full coverage for medical expenditures associated with that injury. To what extent, Marika Cabral wondered, does that coverage influence behaviors like medical spending, program costs and welfare? 

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Cabral’s research suggests that workers’ compensation increases medical spending.

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Hausker espoused the production of bioenergy and carbon capture methods in his presentation.

Seminar outlines zero-net carbon emission plan

January 30, 2020

On Jan. 28, the Department of Health and Engineering at Hopkins hosted Karl Hausker, who is a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute’s Climate Program. His talk, titled “Getting to Net-Zero: Climate Challenges and Solutions,” was part of the M. Gordon Wolman Seminar Series. 


Michelin-star chef brings taco options to Hopkins

January 30, 2020

Celebrity chef José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup opened Butterfly Tacos y Tortas in Levering Kitchens on Monday. Butterfly, a fast-casual taqueria, will be open to students and the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.

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Noted chef and humanitarian José Andrés opened taqueria in Levering.