How is Trump impacting liberal democracy today?

November 15, 2018

The International Studies Program hosted its final event in its midterm elections speaker series, “Trump and the Liberal World Order,” on Wednesday. The event featured remarks from political science professors regarding Trump’s impact on free market ...

Speakers argue that Trump’s administration contradicts liberal democracy.

This Thanksgiving, being grateful in the midst of tragedy

November 15, 2018

As the Editorial Board, we usually dedicate each week to holding people in power accountable, to mourning lives lost, to demanding change. But as Thanksgiving approaches, we also want to reflect on what we have to be grateful for — on the strides we’ve made not only in our country, but also in this city that we love and at our University.

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Great food and community at Vegan Cooking Demo

November 15, 2018

On Nov. 10 I had the opportunity to attend a Vegan Cooking Demo Extravaganza. The event was co-hosted by Thrive Baltimore and the Afro-Vegan Society. Thrive Baltimore is a community center entirely operated by a group of food, environmental and social justice activists and volunteers.

Antonio Simpson cooking vegan grilled cheese for the demo ‘Vegan Food Kids Will Love!’

Lumpia, a Filipino dish served by Chef Rey Eugenio at his new pop-up.

Pop-Up Night Market’s Asian-American celebration

November 14, 2018

Less than two months after the smashing success that was Charm City Night Market, the Chinatown Collective, an Asian-American based organizing group in Baltimore City, hosted a Pop-Up Night Market at the Center Stage theater.

Many left frustrated after open forum on policing

November 15, 2018

A panel of University administrators faced opposition from Hopkins affiliates and Baltimore community members during the first open forum about the proposed police force, which took place at the 29th Street Community Center on Tuesday.

After an hour of introductions from panelists, many community members felt that the forum was insufficient in letting them voice their thoughts on policing.

SGA passes funding bills and responds to JHU-ICE

November 15, 2018

Student Government Association (SGA) members passed two funding bills and prepared discussion points for their upcoming dinner with University President Ronald J. Daniels at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13. They also endorsed a letter from the graduate student organization Teachers and Researchers United (TRU) that responded to the University’s decision not to revoke its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Conference highlights student startups in Md.

November 29, 2018

Eight Maryland universities hosted the first annual Innov8MD Entrepreneurship Conference at Spark Baltimore in the Inner Harbor on Friday, Nov. 9. Participating universities included Hopkins, the University of Maryland, Morgan State University, Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Baltimore, among other Maryland schools.

Innov8MD participants networked with entrepreneurs across Maryland.

Some attendees felt as the the university was not listening to feedback.

University holds second discussion panel on security

November 15, 2018

The University hosted the second of a three-part series on policing and security on Friday, Nov. 9 on the East Baltimore campus. The discussion, titled “Constitutional Policing and Police Accountability,” consisted of a moderated discussion between a panel of experts and an audience Q&A session. 

Asian-Americans: Young Kim does not speak for us

November 14, 2018

Last week’s midterm elections brought a series of historical firsts, such as the first Native-American congresswoman, the first Muslim congresswoman and the first openly gay governor, to name a few. However, one “first” candidate that we’ve left out of the spotlight is Young Kim, who may be the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress. 

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Wu argues that for LGBTQ Asians in the U.S., Young Kim’s victory would be a setback.

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When Asians say they’re not into Asian men

November 19, 2018

I’m not into Asian men.” I can attribute this quote to several friends and acquaintances, and the funny thing is, many of them were Asian.  Which begs the question: why? I sometimes ask that aloud. Usually the response would be a non-answer: silence, a topic change or “I don’t know, I’m just not into them.” 

Art exhibit highlights childhood in Baltimore

November 15, 2018

The student organization Discourse held the first event in their series, Growing Up In Baltimore, on Friday, Nov. 9. The event, titled Childhood, featured artwork from children across the city and aimed to spark dialogue about how a child’s environment can shape their development.

The exhibit, title childhood, featured artwork from Baltimore children.

Professor discusses Mexico’s role in global Cold-War era politics

November 15, 2018

Alan Shane Dillingham, assistant professor of Latin American Studies at Spring Hill College, discussed his recent book, México Beyond 1968 in Levering Hall on Tuesday. The book reexamines the tumultuous politics of the 1960s by exploring indigenous peoples’ perspectives and evaluating Mexico on a global stage. 

W. Soccer loses by one goal in NCAA Regionals

November 17, 2018

Despite losing in the Centennial Conference Championship, the No. 8-ranked Hopkins women’s soccer team was granted the opportunity to host the first and second rounds of the Division III NCAA Tournament this past weekend.


Junior midfielder Maggie Coulson offensively led the Blue Jays with four shot attempts on Sunday.

The Jays were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Messiah.

M. Soccer’s season comes to an end vs. Messiah

November 14, 2018

On Saturday, the Hopkins men’s soccer team played in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the Washington and Lee University Generals. The Blue Jays battled to pull out a victory in penalty kicks against the Generals, and moved on to the next round the next day. In a heartbreaking loss on Sunday, Hopkins had its postseason run ended after a hard-fought battle against top-ranked Messiah College. 

W. Volleyball makes it to NCAA second round

November 15, 2018

This weekend, the Hopkins volleyball team traveled up to Wellesley, Mass. for the NCAA tournament. The Blue Jays opened the tournament against the Eastern University Eagles, a team they faced twice during the regular season. In the first matchup of the regular season, the Blue Jays came out on top of a five-set match, but Eastern got its revenge later in the season with a victory in straight sets.

Simone Bliss was named to the Third Team All-American.

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31st annual Culture Show highlights diversity of Hopkins students

November 16, 2018

The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted its 31st Annual Culture Show in the Rec Center on Saturday, Nov. 10. The event showcased many student cultural groups and included dance performances by Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe and Baila!, as well as a capella performances by Music Dynasty and Ketzev.

Winners and losers of the Jimmy Butler trade

November 15, 2018

Well, there was finally a resolution to the Jimmy Butler saga, and I don’t think that it was the resolution that anyone expected. Or wanted, for that matter. I believe from a purely entertainment standpoint, we would have loved to continue to hear stories about Butler mentally breaking Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns or how the Timberwolves rejected another tantalizing trade offer. 

Ben Simmons will have to learn how to mesh well with Jimmy Butler.

Dez Bryant signed with the Saints but did not get to play a game with them.

Dez Bryant’s future is unclear after setback

November 15, 2018

One of the best wide receivers in the NFL only a few years ago, Dez Bryant had been a free agent for the entirety of the season until Nov. 7 when he agreed to a single-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. The three-time Pro Bowl star was released by the Dallas Cowboys last year, the team he had been playing for since 2010.