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

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. 


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. 

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

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Field hockey defeats No. 1-ranked Messiah in NCAA quarterfinals

November 15, 2018

The Hopkins field hockey team experienced great success throughout the regular season and the Centennial Conference Tournament. Thus far, the NCAA Tournament has been much of the same. The team began its quest to win a National Championship this past weekend in Grantham, Pa.


What I learned from the process of reporting an abuser via social media

November 14, 2018

About three weeks ago I made a Facebook post which, since then, has uprooted my life. When I made the post I did it with the intention of giving my friend a voice who had remained quiet for so long. What has followed has taught me a lot about what happens when you finally speak out about abuse — especially when explicitly stating the perpetrator.

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The process of reporting an abuser via Facebook highlighted rape culture.

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Marcia’s mom, Sherry Levin, playing for The College of the Holy Cross. 

Realizing my first job isn't the end all be all

November 15, 2018

I was having a conversation with my grandmother about my job prospects as I walked home in the rain the other day. She asked me what I wanted to do after college, which, of course, is every senior’s favorite question right now. I told her about how I was considering a lot of paths, from data analysis to marketing to management. I wasn’t sure which one was right. 


Charm City Fringe Festival premieres production of Black Dog

November 15, 2018

At first, the theatre in which Black Dog takes place, at the Charm City Fringe Theatre Festival in downtown Baltimore, doesn’t look like much. It’s more of an art gallery than a theatre, and the only furniture on the stage, if you can even call the area marked off by black curtains a stage, is a collection of IKEA patio furniture. But any thoughts I had about how minimal and bare the stage looked were all forgotten as soon as the actors took to the stage, in a play that was so viscerally, devastatingly real that the audience sat stunned in their chairs for minutes after the actors had left the stage. 

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Hopkins students and alums acted alongside Baltimore actors in new play

Even with Nazi zombies, Overlord fails to stand out

November 19, 2018

World War II has an entire gallery of movies at this point. With countless films like Saving Private Ryan, Inglourious Basterds, Dunkirk, Fury and others all diving neck-deep into the grime and filth of one of the worst man-made disasters in history, how do you make a new story out of that?

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Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program hosts its third annual film festival.

Film festival spotlights Baltimore’s creative youth

November 29, 2018

Any doubts that I had about whether Hopkins does enough to integrate with the wider Baltimore community were completely challenged when I went to the Baltimore Youth Film Arts Fall Festival. Since 2016, the Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program has built a strong community of young creators who represent their stories through various artistic mediums, including photography, screenwriting, film production and animation.


Travis Scott hits first stop of his tour in Baltimore

November 14, 2018

Travis Scott, one of the most famous names in music right now, began his widely anticipated Astroworld tour last Thursday, Nov. 8 at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena. Students on campus, and most likely every campus in Baltimore, have been buzzing since the tour was announced this summer. 

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Travis Scott performs the first stop of his tour at Royal Farms Arena.

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Witness Theater put together an impressive show in just 24 hours.

Witness Theater’s 24-Hour Show features a range of student talent

November 14, 2018

The most impressive aspect of Witness Theater’s 24-Hour Show was, unsurprisingly, the time limit. The act of writing and producing a show is incredibly daunting on its own, so the addition of such a short deadline almost seems like a cruel joke. Despite the time constraint, Witness’ most recent production — held on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Arellano Theater — had all the hallmarks of an excellent production. The jokes were funny, the acting was tight and the entire performance was a testament to the group’s creative talent.


Runaways MSE exhibit prompts tough discussion

November 14, 2018

When was the last time you paid attention to the art in the library? The last time I did, perhaps one of the only few times, was when it was pointed out to me by an enraged security guard. This was a piece called Runaways by Glenn Ligon.

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“Runways” is currently on display on M-Level in MSE Library.

Indian Summer garners praise for two-week run

November 14, 2018

Indian Summer, Gregory S. Moss’ play, opens on a beach setting to soft sounds of birds and the ocean in the background. The mid-July Rhode Island beach is slowly populated. The first person there is Daniel (played by junior Sebastian Durfee), a teen dropped at his grandparents’ house by his wayward mother for the summer. Bored and nervous about his mother’s delayed return, his summer takes a turn when he meets Izzy (played by senior Rachel Underweiser), a brash, Rhode-Island accented local. The pair’s feisty first encounters develop into an unlikely relationship that softens into something the audience can’t help but root for.


An ode to M*A*S*H and my home state, California

November 15, 2018

The first time I visited Malibu Creek State Park was the day before I moved out of California. I had just graduated high school, and, like most kids about to live away from home for the first time in their lives, I was terrified. I spent that summer holed up in my room, watching quite a lot of television and trying to soak up as much time with my family as possible.

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Anna found comfort in binge-watching the show M*A*S*H, which was filmed in California.

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Maria Bamford’s comedy has influenced Katherine’s own artistic work.

Exploring mental illness through artistic expression

November 15, 2018

I both love and hate the idea of coping with mental illness through artistic expression. On the one hand, it’s a great way to “pass” an emotional imprint of something negative out of you and turn it into something you’re proud of. A sort of metaphysical turd, if you will. 


Investing more in my relationships with others

November 15, 2018

It’s been a little over two months since I left my home in New Jersey. This period of time has been filled with long nights of studying; meals at the FFC (Fresh Food Cafe); a fear of getting hand, foot and mouth disease; and so much more. But, having been so caught up in my daily tasks, I haven’t had the time to reflect. So that’s what I’m taking a moment to do now. 

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Talk gives perspective on Thanksgiving’s history

November 15, 2018

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted its annual Forgiving Thanksgiving function on Monday. This year’s gathering focused on discussing Thanksgiving in a way that properly acknowledges the entire history of the holiday, including Indigenous perspectives.