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Faculty members highlight the potential negative impacts of the JHPD on Baltimore CIty.

101 faculty sign letter against private police force

January 30, 2020

In response to the University’s efforts to implement the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), over 100 Hopkins faculty members signed a letter addressed to the Board of Trustees. The letter, which was sent on Jan. 13, detailed six major concerns shared by the signatories, highlighting the negative impacts a private police force could have on the greater city of Baltimore. 


Staying true to myself in eight semesters abroad

February 2, 2020

Sometimes it’s as simple as wishing that a pair of shoes that are currently sitting in my closet in Singapore were with me in Baltimore, and sometimes it’s wishing my mom could drive to me in three hours when I’m having a crappy mental day instead of having to travel upwards of 20 hours in cars, planes and trains to get to me.

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Qian’s Chinese-American identity gives him a unique perspective on Chinese nationalism.

How my views on Chinese nationalism have evolved

February 4, 2020

Chinese nationalism has been making the news lately. We’ve all seen it in action, whether in the form of giant military parades in Beijing, the National Basketball Association’s expulsion from China over a single tweet or that big Chinese flag that was hung up in Brody.


Why I’ve decided to go with the flow this year

January 30, 2020

An alligator suns on a log. It’s winter, but we’re in South Georgia, so that means it’s 80 degrees, but perfect. My parents and I are lounging on Adirondacks on the deck my dad built to surround our quaint cabin on the lake. I’m reading Becoming, and my dog is playing with her tiny ball. Silence.

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A trip to her parents lake house reminded Perlman to keep true to herself.

Learning to listen to my mind and my body

January 30, 2020

Lately I’ve had to give this explanation to a lot of people in my life, so I figured I might as well write it down. If you’ve spoken to me at all recently, you know that I’ve been caught up in a medical whirlwind for the past few months. 


Restaurant-bookstore to open in Charles Village

January 30, 2020

The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant-and-bookstore chain Busboys and Poets is expanding to Charles Village. According to records filed with the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation, the restaurant-and-bookstore will open a location at 9 E. 33rd St., where the Red Star Charles Village used to be.


After restructuring, how will Spring Fair continue?

February 4, 2020

Spring Fair has been an annual tradition at Hopkins for nearly half a century. Billed as the nation’s largest student-run festival, the event brings local musicians, carnival rides and community members to Homewood Campus. 

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This past fall, Spring Fair Committee underwent an organizational review after allegations of conduct violations, putting a halt to their operations.

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Dim sum is one of the things Gupta misses most when he’s back on campus in Baltimore.

Celebrating Lunar New Year with dim sum at Chopstix

January 29, 2020

As some of you may know, this past weekend marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, a few friends and I sought out Chinese food that we would normally be unable to find in the city. We settled on taking an Uber to Chopstix Gourmet, a dim sum restaurant in Rosedale.