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Rally for Immigrants’ Lives tackles JHU-ICE

January 31, 2019

Members of the Hopkins community gathered on Wednesday to listen to a panel about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its contracts with the University. The four panelists included an expert on migration, an organizer for CASA de Maryland, ...


Students Against Private Police organized one of the largest campus protests just days after the University announced its intent to create a campus police force on March 8, 2018.

Eight questions with Students Against Private Police

February 7, 2019

Within hours of the University announcing its plan to create a private police force last March, several student activist groups organized to form Students Against Private Police (SAPP). Within days, SAPP had organized one of the largest protests on campus and marched to President Ronald J. Daniels’ house. By the end of the month, SAPP had lobbied legislators in Annapolis and circulated a petition which garnered over 2,300 signatures. This semester, they continue to coordinate efforts against the formation of a police force. 


How do city residents view campus policing?

February 7, 2019

Last spring members of the Maryland General Assembly refused to support a bill that would allow Hopkins to create a private police force. Lawmakers called on University officials to conduct an interim study and engage in more substantial community outreach if they wanted to reintroduce a bill in the future.

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Charles Village, one of the neighborhoods bordering Homewood Campus, would be impacted by the proposed police force.

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The Newseum will remain open through 2019, after which it will relocate.

University to buy the Newseum building in D.C.

January 31, 2019

The University announced its $372.5 million purchase of the Newseum building in Washington, D.C. on Friday.  The Newseum, located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., is a museum dedicated to raising awareness about free speech and journalistic freedom. It is managed by the Freedom Forum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the First Amendment.


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Among those sworn into the 166th Congress on January 3 was Andy Kim

Why Andy Kim’s election to Congress is so important to me

January 31, 2019

I was sleeping in my car as we traveled through the town of Mount Laurel, N.J., going from the I-295 onto the New Jersey Turnpike. We made this transfer every time I traveled between home and Hopkins, and on the surface, nothing has changed. The same hotels and stores by the same roads basked in the glow of the same sun.


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Speakers from various backgrounds discussed women’s rights at the March.

Baltimore City hosts third annual Women’s March

January 31, 2019

Hundreds of Baltimore residents and Hopkins students gathered at City Hall on Jan. 19 for the third annual Women’s March. Speakers highlighted women’s recent political gains, protested the Trump administration’s policies and outlined various challenges women in Baltimore face, before leading demonstrators through War Memorial Plaza. 


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Masarap’s menu, served in front of Fadensonnen during the pop-up event.

Learning about food at Masarap Filipino pop-up

January 31, 2019

For the first time since November’s pop-up Night Market at Baltimore Center Stage, Masarap hosted a pop-up event. On the evenings of Jan. 25 and 26, they were slinging Filipino fare in a food truck outside of Fadensonnen. Chef Rey Eugenio, who has worked many years in the culinary industry as a managing and consulting chef, is the head of the operation.


One overcaffeinated student, 36 coffee shops

January 31, 2019

During my first few months at Hopkins, I tried — and harshly judged — every coffee-serving establishment on campus. As freshman year went on, my political beliefs became more radical and my caffeine tolerance higher, so I spent many hours and dollars at Bird in Hand. I began hearing about other locations that are known for coffee, and I wanted to investigate my options. 

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Robins drinking a soy cappuccino at Baby’s On Fire in Mount Vernon.

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Senior forward/center Rory Cole.

Athlete of the Week: Rory Cole – W. Basketball

January 30, 2019

The Hopkins women’s basketball team won all three of their games last week to improve their Centennial Conference record to 12-2.  Two of the victories came at home against Franklin & Marshall College and Washington College.


Track & field teams excel at the Patriot Games

January 30, 2019

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Patriot Games. This event is hosted annually by George Mason University in the George Mason Fieldhouse. The Blue Jays had several impressive performances over the two days.

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Sophomore Therese Olshanski took the 800-meter race in 2:19.00.

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Michael Gardner led the Blue Jays with 18 points against F&M.

M. Basketball splits two home Conference games

January 30, 2019

Hopkins men’s basketball faced two Centennial Conference opponents heading into the weekend. With just a few crucial Conference matches left in the season, all teams came ready to fight to keep or improve their standings. 


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The late Jim Margraff makes a historic run in the 2018 season.

Jim Margraff: a man of great pride and poise

January 31, 2019

Over the past 29 years, hundreds of student athletes have donned the black and blue of Hopkins football, and more than 50 coaches have paced along the sideline of Homewood Field. Over those almost three decades, there was one constant and that was Jim Margraff, who changed the lives of each and every one of those men that represented Blue Jay football.


W. Basketball maintains second place in Conference

January 30, 2019

Saturday was another successful day for the Blue Jays in Goldfarb Gymnasium. The women’s basketball team defended their home court against the Washington College Shorewomen, defeating them by a score of 50-37. It was a matchup characterized by a staunch defensive effort by the Jays, who neutralized their opponents’ offensive efforts for much of the game. 

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Senior guard Lillian Scott leads all scorers on Saturday with 26 points.

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Coming off a hot season, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is a rising star in the NFL.

The future is bright for Ravens’ Lamar Jackson

January 30, 2019

For this long-time Baltimore Ravens fan, the inevitable decline of Joe Flacco was at first an incredibly difficult pill to swallow — until his replacement, Lamar Jackson, put my mind at ease. With such a rare talent coming to the Ravens, the future of Baltimore football is bright.


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The WHO attributed the drastic increase of measles to the growing number of anti-vaxxers.

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers threaten global health

January 30, 2019

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of 10 global health threats may surprise some this year, with uninformed parents and germs straight out of a science fiction novel making the cut. Diseases that were previously pushed to the brink of eradication are making a comeback, thanks in part to the anti-vaccination movement.