Taking concrete action to support abortion rights

February 13, 2019

For years now, I have proudly identified myself as an intersectional feminist. I’m minoring in Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) Studies and am currently working on an Honors Thesis project related to the history of fairy-tales and the implicit, gendered ...

The organization Planned Parenthood provides women with health care.

Girls are socialized in many ways, including through the toys they play with, from a young age.

Embracing abrasions: the inherent risks of being female in America

February 13, 2019

In introducing my column for this upcoming semester, I want to transition between the positive relationships I wrote about last semester to focusing on more politically-charged experiences. I would like to provide a content warning to anyone who cannot read about sexuality and sexual violence. 

My experience at a Subtle Asian Dating event

February 14, 2019

It was a brisk December night in the Big Apple when I stood under the Washington Square Arch, as the greens and yellows and purples of the skyline glowed in the background. I was already exhausted from walking across Manhattan, having visited the National Museum of Mathematics and walked the High Line, but I also felt excited as I stood in the park waiting for our group of Subtle Asian Daters to form.

The Subtle Asian Daters meet-up took place at NYC’s Washington Square.

Marijuana possession will not be prosecuted in Md.

February 14, 2019

Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that she would no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases regardless of amount or past criminal charges on Jan. 29. Mosby also asked courts to vacate approximately 5,000 people convicted for the possession of marijuana. Maryland decriminalized possession of marijuana in quantities up to 10 grams in 2014. 

Athlete of the Week: Lexie Scholtz

February 13, 2019

Over the past week, the women’s basketball team defeated Swarthmore College and Muhlenberg College to improve its record to 20-3. While many had strong performances on both the offensive and defensive ends, the team’s standout player, and our Athlete of the Week, is senior guard Lexie Scholtz.

M. Basketball heads into end of season with win

February 13, 2019

The men’s basketball team competed in the 18th annual Wall-O’Mahony Game this weekend against the Ursinus College Bears. The game has been held every year to honor the lives of Glen Wall and Matt O’Mahony, who played basketball at Hopkins together in the 1980s and died tragically in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 

MLB free agents need more realistic demands

February 13, 2019

Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training this week for all 30 MLB teams. By next week, all rostered players will have reported to either Arizona or Florida for the start of the MLB season, but barring major developments in the next week, there may be some superstars who will still not be on a team.

Junior attacker Maggie Schneiderneith scores a hat trick against Drexel Dragons.

W. Lacrosse opens the season with win over Drexel

February 14, 2019

As the spring semester gets underway, students have plenty reason for excitement. For some it means the start of classes, for some it means one step closer to summer and for some it means the start of lacrosse season. For the No. 23-ranked women’s lacrosse team, it was clearly the latter as the Blue Jays showed off plenty of offensive prowess as they started their 2019 campaign strong against the Drexel University Dragons. 

Barnstormers impress with The Wolves

February 14, 2019

The Barnstormers presented their Intersession show, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, in Arellano Theater this weekend. The play — directed and produced by juniors Sydney Thomas and Maya Singh Sharkey, respectively — featured nine young women on a high school indoor soccer team. 


Cuarón’s Roma explores the complexity of womanhood

February 14, 2019

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is the sensational masterpiece we are all — and should be — talking about. The film has also become the center of attention for the upcoming 91st Academy Awards, where it has secured nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Screenplay. And these prestigious accolades come just after countless other titles it has claimed over the few months since its 2018 debut at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. 

Astrale navigates a new sound with EP release

February 13, 2019

I have depression. At my lowest points, I physically can’t stop myself from crying, and working on music is the only thing I’ve found that rescues me from breaking down further. On a more regular basis, my depression manifests in the very typical form of being unable to get out of bed.

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Astrale’s EP, the things you cannot see tells his story of introspection.

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Actress Zazie Beetz stars as Sam in new sports drama film High Flying Bird.

New sports drama High Flying Bird soars high on Netflix

February 15, 2019

High Flying Bird is a film of contradictions. It’s a film about basketball, one of the most dynamic sports ever created, yet also one where the action primarily takes place in nondescript business rooms, hotel lobbies and living rooms. It is also one of many recent films shot entirely on an iPhone, but its stylistic trappings are more indebted to classic Hollywood than to any new stylistic possibilities the iPhone has opened up. It is both a film where Netflix (the film’s distributor) figures in as a major plot point and also one where men conduct backdoor business in saunas like it’s the slickest thing since buttered bread. 

Netflix’s thriller show You doesn’t hit the mark

February 13, 2019

If you’re like me, then you probably spent the majority of not only your winter break but also the entirety of Intersession dedicating yourself to exploring the depths of every streaming service out there. If you, indeed, are like me, then you watched You, the confusingly-named Netflix original series featuring Penn Badgley, who played the infamous Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl.

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Penn Badgley plays Joe Goldberg in Netflix’s thrilling new show You.

How you can become a tried and true music fan

February 13, 2019

Tired of listening to the Spotify Discover playlists? Bored by the same artists that pop up on the top 100 charts? Want to become more well-versed in music? You’ve come to the right place. In this article I’ll lay out a simple road map that will turn you — a boring layperson who listens to lo-fi music while studying — into a well-respected, nay I say sophisticated, music fan.

The Walters celebrates 2019’s Lunar New Year

February 13, 2019

In honor of the recent transition into the Year of the Pig, the Walters Art Museum hosted a celebration of the Lunar New Year on Sunday, Feb. 10. The event featured a wide array of activities that balanced education with entertainment, such as a series of shows organized by local performance groups. All in all the Lunar New Year Celebration was a fun and family-friendly event that more than lived up to the high standards set by its predecessors.

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Students from the Baltimore Chinese School performing at the Walters.

Hopkins fell to 0-1 with the loss, but will look for redemption vs. Loyola

Second quarter dooms M. Lacrosse in opener vs. Towson

February 13, 2019

After a hot start, a tumultuous second quarter for the Blue Jays ended all hopes of starting off 2019 on the right foot. The Towson University Tigers used a run of nine unanswered goals to overcome a 4-2 first quarter deficit. The Tigers never looked back in their 17–8 upset of No. 7 Hopkins last Saturday. Blue Jay head coach Dave Pietramala discussed the impact of Towson’s second quarter rally on the team in his postgame press conference. 

Trade deadline headlined by deals that were and weren’t made

February 19, 2019

The ever important trade deadline, the NBA’s unofficial midseason mark, finally came to a head this past week. After weeks of rumors about the future destination of perennial All-Star Anthony Davis, cries of tampering from the New Orleans Pelicans against the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James and questions about what moves the top contenders would make to place themselves in position to make a deep postseason run, it was finally time to lay the cards on the table. This article’s purpose is to highlight the most important moves that occurred before the 3 p.m. deadline.

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Hopkins History professor analyzes citizenship rights and race in Baltimore

February 15, 2019

The Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSE) hosted Hopkins History Professor Martha S. Jones on Thursday, Feb. 7 for a talk on her most recent book Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. The book focuses on the struggle of free African-American people in Baltimore from the late 18th century until the start of the American Civil War and the challenges they faced in obtaining citizenship rights.

Swimming posts NCAA cut times at Chapel Hill

February 13, 2019

Both the men’s and the women’s swimming teams traveled down to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational. The Blue Jays proved that they could compete among Division-I competition, as Hopkins earned multiple top-eight finishes and NCAA-qualifying times throughout the course of the three-day meet. 

Freshman Kristen Alicea-Jorgensen posts NCAA B cut time during weekend meet.

Vocabulary learning is possible during sleep

February 13, 2019

Those who have always dreamed of being a little more productive during sleep are in luck. A group of researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have recently demonstrated that individuals can indeed learn new words while sleeping. Their findings were reported in a university media release.