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Sophomore guard Diarra Oden.

AOTW: Diarra Oden

As they approach the end of the regular season, the Hopkins women’s basketball team has their sights set on a strong finish to build momentum for a run in the Centennial Conference tournament. Since the start of the new year, the Jays are 10-4 and currently sit at third in the Conference. 



NBA All-Star Weekend was a surprising success

This weekend was the 69th annual National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Weekend. With star-studded lineups featured in every event, NBA fans had their eyes on this year’s rule changes. Every year, the NBA does something a little different with the dunk contest or one of the other smaller events.


XFL games are a worthwhile venture for football fans

After months of speculation, skepticism and anticipation, we now have two weeks of the XFL season under our belt. While the first week’s games showed promising attendance and viewership among fans, the true first test for the XFL would be maintaining that momentum moving into the week two games. 


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Aurora Cordingley scored three goals and had two assists against Loyola.

Second half surge lifts Loyola over W. Lacrosse

Last weekend renewed the Battle of Charles Street for the Hopkins women’s lacrosse program. The No. 24 Blue Jays took the short drive to the Ridley Athletic Complex to battle against the No. 11 Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds in this year’s iteration of the rivalry. 




NBA’s trade deadline sees several big names moving

The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) trade deadline has come and gone, but not without several big names on the move. As teams look toward the playoffs, we’ll break down the big trades to see their impact on the rest of this season and beyond. 


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Evan Zinn scored two goals and added an assist in the Jays’ 15-7 win.

M. Lacrosse powers past Towson in opening win

The Hopkins men’s lacrosse team powered their way to a win on the opening day of the season this past Saturday. The Jays rode a dominant 9-1 run to finish the game with a 15-7 victory over their local rivals from Towson University. 


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Junior attackman Shelby Harrison.

AOTW: Shelby Harrison

The Hopkins Women’s Lacrosse team had a promising opening to their 2020 season this weekend with a win against the Drexel University Dragons at Homewood Field. The win was the 12th consecutive season-opening victory for the Jays. 


The XFL is a risky move that just may succeed

When Vince McMahon announced in 2018 that he would be bringing back the XFL — a professional spring football league he also tried to get off the ground in 2001 but folded after just one season — football enthusiasts were understandably skeptical that the league would succeed.





The great importance of Lamar Jackson’s MVP

Last Saturday, the National Football League (NFL) held their annual awards ceremony for the 2019-2020 season, acting as a lead-in to the Super Bowl. The League uses this event to celebrate all types of players and coaches, including honors like Coach of the Year and the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, which is given to the player that exhibits excellence both on the field and in the community. 



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