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A new NBA season will bring many surprises

October 18, 2018

Don’t worry everyone, we made it. The NBA season is finally upon us. No longer do we have to keep rewatching House of Highlights clips on Instagram of our various favorite NBA stars. There will no longer be tired conversations of last year’s regular season, playoffs or Finals. Another glorious 1,230 NBA games are on tap to begin this week, and there are a ridiculous number of reasons to be excited. 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo has improved each year he has played in the NBA.

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Sophomore Simone Bliss was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.

Volleyball wins both ends of doubleheader

October 18, 2018

The Hopkins volleyball team traveled to Swarthmore, Pa. on Saturday to play a pair of key late-season matches. The first was a Centennial Conference tilt against the Swarthmore College Garnet and the latter a non-Conference matchup against the Vassar College Brewers. Both matches proved to be challenging for the Blue Jays, but the ultimate results were undeniably gratifying.


The NCAA needs to make a decision on paying its athletes

October 18, 2018

Once again, college basketball fans find themselves subjected to an endless stream of scandals. The long-awaited corruption trial began last week and a flood of information, upsetting yet expected, has flowed out. Three Adidas employees are the defendants accused of wire fraud. Since what they did, paying a student to play basketball, is not a crime, they are being charged with a related crime called wire fraud. 

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NCAA Basketball continues to be accused of scandal.

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Junior goalkeeper Jodie Baris earns seven saves against the Garnet last Saturday.

Field hockey defends top spot in the Conference

October 18, 2018

This past Saturday, the 17th-ranked field hockey team traveled to the Swarthmore College Garnet. The trip was worth the two-hour, early-morning drive as the Blue Jays came home with another Centennial Conference victory. Along with the team’s dominant offensive efforts, the Hopkins defense kept the Garnet at zero successful shots, as the final score read 4-0. 


W. Soccer improves to 7-0 in Conference play and 13-1 overall

October 18, 2018

Last year, the women’s soccer team lost to the Swarthmore College Garnet in the finals of the Centennial Conference Playoffs on their very own Homewood Field, and the fallen Blue Jays had to watch their opponents rush the field and hold up the Championship trophy. 

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Senior Kristen Hori scored the game winning goal against Swarthmore.

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Junior quarterback David Tammaro leads Jays towards victory.

Football beats F&M in commanding fashion

October 10, 2018

On Saturday, Hopkins traveled to Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) in Lancaster, Pa. to take on the Diplomats, a team against which they carried a five-game winning streak. Both teams entered the Oct. 6 matchup boasting 4-1 records on the season. 


M. and W. Swimming open season against Division I competition

October 12, 2018

Last weekend both the men’s and women’s swim teams traveled just down the road to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), as they had a dual-meet, racing against two Division I competitors: the UMBC Golden Retrievers and the University of Delaware Blue Hens.

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The men's swimming team beat Delaware but lost to host UMBC Saturday.

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Junior midfielder Emily Maheras.

Athlete of the Week: Emily Maheras

October 10, 2018

This past weekend the Hopkins women’s soccer team defeated the Muhlenberg College Mules, 1-0, and has yet to lose a Centennial Conference matchup. The victory marked the fourth consecutive shutout for the Blue Jays and improved their record to 11-1 on the season.


Pride and poise: my Hopkins football story

October 18, 2018

I’m going to make a statement that may seem bold, but to those that have had the privilege of being a part of it know that it rings true: There is nothing in this world that compares to Hopkins football. 

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Brandon Wolfe now serves as a student assistant for the football team after a career-ending concussion.

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Tackling the NFL’s “roughing the passer” controversy

October 10, 2018

The latest controversy plaguing the NFL is not about the national anthem, cheating or off the field issues. Instead it’s about a rule change. “Roughing the passer” is the name given to the penalty when a player tackles a quarterback too aggressively in an inappropriate manner.


Athlete of the Week - Connor Jacobs

October 4, 2018

The Hopkins men’s soccer team had a busy week, first travelling to Allentown, Pa. to take on the Muhlenberg College Mules in a Centennial Conference matchup and then hosting the No. 1 ranked team in the country, the Messiah College Falcons. Hopkins was able to even up their Centennial Conference record with a 1-0 win over Muhlenberg on Saturday, thanks to the first goal of the season from junior defender Connor Jacobs.

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Junior defender Connor Jacobs.

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Adam Jones has likely played his last game as a Baltimore Oriole.

Melancholic anticipation: the modern struggles of an Orioles fan

October 4, 2018

The MLB postseason is now underway, which means that it is the most exciting time of year for those who love to watch America’s Pastime. I will certainly enjoy watching October baseball, and am eager to see which team will ultimately raise the Commissioner’s Trophy at the end of the World Series. However, this time around, it will be difficult for me to appreciate the end of the season to the extent that I normally would. 


Volleyball has a strong weekend with two victories

October 4, 2018

The 16th-ranked Hopkins volleyball team brought home a double victory in a busy week that saw them face-off against the Stevenson University Mustangs on Thursday, Sept. 27 and the Fords of Haverford College on Saturday. They dropped just one set over the three-day period.

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Senior hitter Michelle Abt earned 13 kills and 13 digs against the Fords.

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Rodeos are an exciting blend of masculinity and muscle.

Hopkins can be on the cutting edge by adding a rodeo

October 4, 2018

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a cowboy, through and through. I may not have moved to Texas until I was seven, but I come from strong country stock. I love to say ridiculous things like hootenanny and y’all’ll. My senior prom was in a barn. I own a cowboy hat signed by Mike Lee and Justin McBride, two world-famous bull riders.


Tennis teams close out fall tournament season

October 4, 2018

This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled away from Hopkins to close out their fall seasons. To start, the women headed to Loyola University to participate in the Loyola Invitational. 

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Junior Austin Gu made it to the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regional.