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August 17, 2022

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Cheer squad seeks varsity designation

This fall has seen the revival of cheerleading at Hopkins. Shortly after arriving on campus, freshmen Courtnie Brown and Tina Kanonuhwa decided to initiate a movement to bring back the Hopkins Cheer Team.


Sex slavery survivor discusses trafficking

This Monday, the Residential Advisory Board (RAB) sponsored an event titled “Stop Human Trafficking.” The event aimed to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking and welcomed Jillian Mourning as a guest speaker to discuss human trafficking in the modern age. Mourning, herself a human trafficking victim, is the founder of All We Want is LOVE, an organization dedicated to educating, training and providing rescue resources to as many people as possible in an effort to end human trafficking and sex slavery.


Kal Penn discusses acting, public service

On Tuesday, actor and public servant Kal Penn spoke in Shriver Hall as part of the final installment of the MSE Symposium’s fall speakers series. During the speech, Penn discussed both his political and entertainment careers, describing experiences ranging from his very first acting audition, and the blatant racial stereotyping he encountered, to his first meeting with President Obama.



HERO teaches students on CPR Awareness Day

On Monday, the Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) hosted CPR Awareness Day in line with National Collegiate CPR Day. Stationed on the Keyser Quad, this interactive event was designed to raise awareness and teach the skills required to perform “hands-only” CPR.


Business Networking Event lures enterprise-minded students

Business professionals networked with and offered advice to current students at the Second Annual Business Networking Event last Saturday in Levering Hall. The event was co-hosted by the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) and the student entrepreneur group StartUp Hopkins.


Old Bay seasoning bears its Jewish roots

Last Friday, students gathered at Hopkins Hillel to hear alumnus Ralph Brunn speak about his father and the invention of Old Bay Spice. The event was co-sponsored by Hillel and the Jewish Students Association.



AEI scholar discusses new cultural divide

Charles Murray, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), spoke to the University community last Thursday about the widening cultural gap between social classes.


ESL students find welcome, face challenges

Each semester, anywhere from six to 15 students participate in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Hopkins. ESL at Hopkins is a non-credit program and is targeted at students with intermediate or advanced proficiency in English looking to communicate more effectively.


SJP speaker discusses Israeli-Palestinian conflict

On Thursday evening, the Hopkins chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hosted a talk with Josh Ruebner, author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s failure to broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Ruebner’s new book analyzes the President’s approach towards Israeli-Palestinian relations, emphasizing the way in which Obama’s perspective on the conflict has shifted during his presidency. Ruebner graduated from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1999, where he earned a degree in International Affairs.



Students flock to Fell’s Point for Halloween

Fell’s Point shut down the streets to traffic and welcomed crowds of pedestrians dressed up in a wide array of costumes for Halloween last Thursday evening. The streets were adorned with port-o-potties, and the numerous bars and clubs opened their doors to the masses. About 390 to 480 students took SGA-sponsored buses to Fell’s Point to partake in the festivities, according to Executive Vice President Janice Bonsu.



Food Truck Frenzy brings vendors to Beach

The second annual Food Truck Frenzy, which brought food trucks to several different Hopkins-affiliated locations beginning last Thursday, ended on Tuesday with seven food trucks beset by crowds on the Beach during lunchtime.



President commits to Real Food initiative

The Hopkins community gathered on Friday in support of the Real Food Challenge and the signing of the Real Food Campus Commitment by President Ronald J. Daniels. The contract commits the University to a new sustainable food purchasing policy, notably promising to boost “real food” on campus by 35 percent by 2020.


New fee for Intersession stirs student complaints

With the Johns Hopkins University Summer & Intersession Programs’ recent announcement that the upcoming 2014 Intersession period now requires certain classes to charge a $250 non-refundable enrollment fee, Hopkins students have started to voice their opposition.


Families come to Homewood for Family Weekend

Last weekend, parents and siblings of Hopkins students descended on Homewood Campus for Family Weekend, an annual event organized by Dean of Student Life Susan Boswell. From Friday to Sunday, Hopkins hosted events in which parents could participate both individually and with their children. In all, the weekend provided an opportunity to showcase student talents and accomplishments to parents.


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