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May 31, 2023


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With the NBA Playoffs drawing near, Chris Xiao offers his thoughts.

NBA Playoff predictions

The NBA is more than halfway through the regular season and the playoff picture is becoming clearer. Several teams have established themselves as legitimate title contenders, while others have fallen short of preseason expectations. With the playoffs only a few months away, now is the perfect time for some predictions and hot takes. 

Why we need sports journalism

When I first joined The News-Letter during my freshman fall, I wanted to write for the News and Features section. I had known for a long time that I wanted to get involved in my college newspaper and to me, that meant writing about the news. But after going to the section’s first meeting, I felt intimidated and out of place; going to events and interviewing random people was just a bit too much for my nervous freshman self.

Graduate student guard Conner Delaney is the newest member of the program’s 1,000 point club.

Athlete of the Week: Conner Delaney — Basketball

Last week, the Hopkins men’s basketball team took on the visiting Salisbury University Sea Gulls at Goldfarb Gymnasium for their first home game of the year. The Jays pulled off a 72-52 win, driven by graduate student guard Conner Delaney.

Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen will defend his World Championship title starting next week.

A preview of the 2021 World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship will be underway starting on Nov. 24 through Dec. 14, the. The champion — Norwegian Grandmaster (GM) Magnus Carlsen — faces off against the challenger: Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. 

This year’s college basketball season is bound to be another exciting one.

Predictions for the 2021-22 NCAA basketball season

It’s that time of year again: NCAA men’s basketball is returning. The season is already underway after some big games from this past Tuesday to lead it off. But with only a few games already behind us, there is still so much to look forward to. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest storylines to track this season. 

Max Chen was named the Male Swimmer of the Meet after a great swim at the Thomas Murphy Invitational.

Athlete of the Week: Max Chen — Men’s Swimming

Hopkins men’s swimming has had a fantastic season thus far, winning their last home meet 201.5-59.5. A standout member of the team is senior Max Chen. In his most recent meet, the Thomas Murphy Invitational, he was named the Male Swimmer of the Meet after placing first in both the 100 and 200 Breast.