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The road to the Stanley Cup is filled with contenders

October 24, 2019

While the first day of winter may not be almost two months away, the 31 teams in the National Hockey League (NHL) are already playing in the snow. Just about three weeks into the 2019-2020 campaign, several teams have already impressed and appear to ...


Volleyball sets history by beginning season with 20-0 record

October 17, 2019

On Saturday morning, the Hopkins volleyball team was 18-0. These 18 straight victories were tied for the longest winning streak in Hopkins volleyball history. The 2017 team had also reached eighteen in a row, but that number had never been surpassed. With two games that weekend, the team had a chance to cement themselves in Hopkins history. Both games took place at the University’s own Goldfarb Gymnasium. 

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“Juiced” baseballs may be just what MLB needs

October 16, 2019

There’s been a significantly large number of home runs over the past couple of years. The five teams with the most home runs are: 2019 Twins, 2019 Yankees, 2019 Astros, 2019 Dodgers and the 2018 Yankees. Even accounting for the newer Yankee Stadium’s shorter field, this list is very obviously skewed toward today’s teams, especially considering the record before the 2018 Yankees was set in 1997.


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Sophomore midfielder Abby Birk.

AOTW: Abby Birk

October 16, 2019

This Saturday the Hopkins field hockey team tacked yet another win onto their record by defeating the Muhlenburg College Mules 4-1 at Homewood Field. Sophomore midfielder Abby Birk was a driving force behind the Jays’ victory, scoring two goals and one assist over the course of the match. 


China’s response causes the NBA to pull back

October 17, 2019

The date is Oct. 4, 2019. The NBA season is only weeks away from starting. All is going seemingly well for the Houston Rockets. Most Valuable Player James Harden is back for what should be another strong season, and he is joined by former teammate and previous MVP Russell Westbrook, as well as returning role players such as Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker.

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It seems that two favorites will have more competition for this year.

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Football is now 3-1 in Conference play after finishing off Ursinus in a tight fourth quarter.

Football holds off Ursinus despite late-game offensive surge

October 9, 2019

This past Saturday the Hopkins football team narrowly escaped the Ursinus College Bears, who were ultimately edged out by the Blue Jays 32-29. This was Hopkins’ third straight win, bringing them to an overall record of 4-1 and 3-1 in the Centennial Conference. Hopkins survived a late-game surge by the Bears, who scored 16 points in the fourth quarter in an ultimately futile attempt to take the lead. 


Fair Pay to Play Act paints bright future for college athletes

October 10, 2019

Last month the California State Senate unanimously passed SB 206, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act. Last week Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into act, creating a rippling wave of implications for the future of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

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Coaches like Mike Krzyzewski get paid millions while athletes get nothing.

The Bundesliga has the most exciting title race

October 10, 2019

Almost every country in the world has its own soccer league, and in every league there are teams surviving only on the heartfelt support of their local fans. Some teams, however, thrive not only on the fans from the area but fans from across the world.

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It seems that two favorites will have more competition for this year.

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Hopkins Volleyball is 17-0 and is currently ranked No. 16 in the nation.

Volleyball makes history with two-win weekend

October 9, 2019

The Hopkins volleyball team was looking to make history this past Saturday, as they headed up to southeastern Pennsylvania for a two-game slate. The team was traveling with a 15 game unbeaten streak to start the season, one win shy of the program record. To break the record they had to defeat their conference foes, the Haverford College Fords and the Arcadia University Knights.


New athletic director spotlight: Jennifer Baker

October 10, 2019

Jennifer S. Baker was promoted to the role of director of athletics and recreation in August after her predecessor Alanna W. Shanahan became the new vice provost for student affairs. Baker was previously the senior associate director of athletics and had been in that role since 2017. She is the fifth person to hold the role since 1950.

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Jennifer Baker was named the new director of athletics on August 8.

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The double standard facing Black NFL QBs

October 5, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, a wildly irritating clip appeared on Twitter from the early morning ESPN talk show “Get Up!” Noted ESPN and SEC pundit Paul Finebaum lambasted injured Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton for his performance this season. The 2015 MVP had been underperforming due to a mild Lisfranc sprain in his left foot that he suffered during the preseason and arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in the offseason.


Volleyball goes 3-0 in a convincing weekend sweep

October 4, 2019

The Hopkins volleyball team walked into Huntingdon, Pa. this past weekend with their eyes on maintaining their impressive undefeated record. The Jays had three matches on Friday and Saturday, facing the No. 8 ranked Juniata College Eagles on Friday, and the unranked Saint Vincent College Bearcats and University of Rochester Yellow Jackets on Saturday.

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Volleyball pushed their unbeaten streak to 14 games this weekend.

Field hockey can’t be stopped, dominates 8-1

October 3, 2019

The Hopkins field hockey team has proven time and time again this season that they are a force to be reckoned with. This weekend was no exception. For the Jays 2019 Centennial Conference debut, the Jays traveled to Chestertown, Md. to duke it out on Washington College’s home field. Hopkins field hockey would emerge from the contest not only victorious, but with a new record for the highest scoring game this season after defeating the Shorewomen 8-1.

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The team’s eight goals are the most they’ve scored in a game since 2016.

October baseball will bring plenty of excitement

October 8, 2019

There are three certainties in October: The leaves will change color, the temperature will fall and the MLB Playoffs will be on. Before the playoffs officially get underway, however, the Wild Card rounds must be played out. 


AOTW Louisa "Lulu" Kishton

October 3, 2019

It’s impressive enough to be undefeated, but it’s even more impressive when your undefeated run has won its 14 straight matches by a margin of 42 sets to six. Hopkins women’s volleyball has been a powerhouse in the Centennial Conference the past three years, winning the conference crown in all three years and amassing a record of 68-21 during that time.