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Anderson .Paak releases much awaited new album, Oxnard

November 28, 2018

If you’ve never heard of Anderson .Paak, or at least don’t know how to pronounce his name (read: Anderson Pack), you should invest a solid amount of time in getting to know his music. On Nov. 16, .Paak released his fifth studio album, named Oxnard ...

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Anderson .Paak’s third studio album, Oxnard, is already a hit among his dedicated fanbase

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Tyler The Creator released accompanying album for new movie, The Grinch

Tyler the Creator puts new twist on Grinch music

November 28, 2018

It is officially the holiday season, and amidst the oncoming stress of finals that hits students immediately after the week long November hiatus, many will undoubtedly turn to their favorite jingle bell tunes and holiday movies to celebrate the season and the end of another year. For most millennials, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, released in 2000, is a familiar holiday favorite; Jim Carrey, covered in green fluff, lets out a distasteful, green burp and runs off with his iconic, cynical smile. 


Nat Geo Gallery offers a window into humanity

November 28, 2018

This Thanksgiving, I went westward to visit friends and family in La Jolla, San Diego and visited some art galleries. At La Jolla Cove, I was amazed by the artistic atmosphere. While there, I spotted the National Geographic Gallery; Nat Geo has long been my number-one favorite Instagram account, so I was more than excited. I always spent time checking out the breathtaking pictures taken by National Geographic photographers. Curious to find out what the art pieces inside were, I hurried through the glass doors.

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The National Geographic Gallery in San Diego shows their popular photos.

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Mitski performed at the 9:30 Club in D.C. on Friday, November 16.

Mitski performs emotional new music on her tour

November 28, 2018

Singer-songwriter Mitski played at the 9:30 Club on the D.C. leg of her Be The Cowboy tour on Nov. 16. In the newly freezing cold weather, my friends and I joined the line that snaked for blocks around the club and missed out on the electro-folk opener The Overcoats, but the sold-out show still mounted traffic outside the venue well into the night as the young crowd packed inside. It had been sold out for months, and I managed my tickets from a re-seller for about double the original price.


Trouble in paradise? The Warriors dynasty may be falling apart

November 28, 2018

The biggest story of the NBA season so far has come from the best possible place. No, it isn’t that 76ers former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz is now seemingly unable to make free throws. No, it is not that forward Kawhi Leonard has returned to his former glory and has established himself as a top three two-way player once again. And it definitely is not that the Los Angeles Clippers are currently leading the Western Conference as I am writing this.

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Draymond and Steph were winners before Durant joined them.

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Markelle Fultz sat out most of last year with a mysterious shoulder injury.

Markelle Fultz continues to choke in Philadelphia

November 28, 2018

In the 2017 NBA draft, Markelle Fultz was widely believed to be the best prospect available. He was drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers and has been with the team ever since. Fultz’s transition to the NBA, however, has not been a great one. 


Football trumps Bobcats and gets to quarterfinal

November 29, 2018

After two rounds of playoff competition, only the elite Division-III football teams remain in contention for a National Championship. Heading into December, the Blue Jays are scorching hot, and neither their opponents nor the frigid weather are showing any ability to cool them off.

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Frostburg State had no answer for senior running back Tyler Messinger.

2020 Pres. candidate holds rally at R. House

November 30, 2018

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang held a rally at R. House on Nov. 15. Yang introduced himself as a serial entrepreneur and a problem solver. In 2011, he founded Venture for America (VFA), a nonprofit organization that trains fellows to build start-up companies in cities across the country. 


Wrap up: the latest in technology...

November 28, 2018

Apple rumored to host veteran medical records Apple is allegedly planning with the Department of Veteran Affairs to host veteran medical records on the iPhone. Currently, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hosts the health records of nine million veterans. In order to transfer the information from the VHA to iPhone, Apple needs to create new software that will display veterans’ medical records.


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Coronary calcium levels can be used to calculate various types of heart disease risk scores.

Calcium levels can indicate coronary artery disease

November 28, 2018

Doctors often discuss the benefits of calcium intake for the body. Not only is calcium beneficial for bone health, but it’s also required for the heart, muscles and nerves to function properly. More recently, a study presented at the 2018 American Heart Association Scientific Session conference in Chicago found that measuring calcium levels can also provide insight in predicting the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD).


Health-related ballots in the midterm elections

November 28, 2018

Much of the attention surrounding this year’s midterm elections concerned the candidates, but in addition to electing representatives, citizens also had the opportunity to vote on ballot measures. These questions appear on ballots to be approved or rejected by voters in an example of direct democracy. 

 
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Health-related measures made the ballot this election in several states.


The protest was relocated last-minute, but students found it was effective.

Students hold second ICE protest in Brody

November 29, 2018

Students, affiliates and community organizations gathered in Brody Learning Commons to protest the University’s contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday, Nov. 15. This was the second protest of the JHU-ICE contract this semester. 


Modulating brain waves may be the key to treat chronic back pain

November 29, 2018

Have you been experiencing lower back pain recently? If so, you are not alone. As many as 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives.  It is a commonly observed job-related disability that can range in intensity from a constant ache to sharp pains. A lower back pain is considered chronic if it continues to persist for 12 weeks or longer. 

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Patients who have chronic back pain show abnormalities in their neuronal oscillations.

George Lakey discusses social justice movements

November 29, 2018

Social justice activist George Lakey spoke at Red Emma’s on Thursday, Nov. 15. to promote his new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Lakey, who has been active in nonviolent protest movements since the 1950s, shared advice and strategies that could create more organized and effective activism today. 


Research shows seasonal variation in some illness

November 28, 2018

While it may be well-known that flu season is in the winter, it may come as a surprise that other forms of illness, including sexually transmitted diseases, malaria and even chickenpox have “peak seasons” as well, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.


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Michael Bloomberg, Class of 1964, has made the largest gift to a U.S. college or university in history. 

Bloomberg to donate historic $1.8 billion to Univ. financial aid

December 7, 2018

The gift, which will be used exclusively for undergraduate financial aid, is the largest donation to any U.S. college or university in history. It will allow the University to permanently conduct need-blind admissions, which means that family income will not be considered in the admissions process.


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Journalist discussed the history and legacy of Johns Hopkins.

Journalist explores the legacy of Johns Hopkins

November 15, 2018

Antero Pietila, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, discussed his new book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins at the Union Baptist Church on Wednesday. Catalina Byrd of WMAR-TV’s “Squared Off” moderated the talk.