Published by the Students of Johns Hopkins since 1896
February 8, 2023


Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Forlenza’s favorites to make the Super Bowl again.

Breaking down the top teams for the 2021 NFL season

The NFC looks very similar to last year. I would be completely unsurprised if the NFC Championship Game came down to the same two teams as last year.  The head of the pack in the NFC is the defending champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

A surprise to many NBA fans, the New York Knicks currently sit at the fourth seed in the East.

The NBA is better when the Knicks are good

Over the previous six seasons, the New York Knicks had been unable to earn more than 32 wins in a year. Their highest winning percentage was 39%. They did not make the playoffs once. They were expected to win around 23 games this year.

Junior Jared deFaria homered twice over the weekend, fueling the Jays’ offense both games.

Baseball stays hot with wins over Ursinus

Coming into the doubleheader having won its last six games in a row, the Hopkins baseball team defended home turf against the Ursinus College Bears on April 24, the Jays’ senior day.

The team swept the Big Ten weekly awards for the second time since 2017. 

Women’s lacrosse defeats Michigan in regular season finale

The women’s lacrosse team faced off against the 23rd-ranked University of Michigan Wolverines in their regular season finale. Hopkins entered the game ranked 15th in the nation and continued their winning streak, extending it to three games. Graduate student attackman Maggie Schneidereith scored a career-high seven goals and nine points to lead Hopkins to a 20-13 victory.

Freshman Victoria Kadiri broke the freshman outdoor school record in the long jump with a leap of 5.69 meters.

Track and field boasts another record-shattering weekend

Women’s and men’s track and field put up several record-breaking performances and personal bests on April 16 and 17. The teams sent some distance runners to Charlottesville, Va. to compete at the Virginia Challenge, while the rest of the team got to compete at their home track for the first time in two years at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational.

Veteran defenseman David Savard now plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning after 11 years with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Recapping the 2021 NHL trade deadline

What may be the weirdest trade deadline ever has come and gone. While less eventful than the average non-pandemic trade deadline, several consequential moves were made. The Washington Capitals shocked the hockey world when they traded promising young forward Jakub Vrána, along with first- and second-round picks and Richard Pánik, to the Detroit Red Wings for Anthony Mantha. 

The European Super League is not a good idea, as it shows the league values money over the morals that football stands for.

The new European Super League puts money over fair play

Breaking news shook the European football world on Sunday, April 18 when the boards of 12 prestigious clubs — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus — announced that they were forming a breakaway European Super League (ESL). 

The Hopkins baseball team faced the Gettysburg College Bullets in a pair of games on April 17, winning both by huge margins.

Baseball pulls off huge wins over the Gettysburg Bullets

The Hopkins baseball team faced off against the Gettysburg College Bullets in a pair of games on Saturday, April 17. The teams were sitting on opposite ends of the Centennial Conference standings, so the Blue Jays were expecting to earn a win or two. 

After 12 seasons with the New England Patriots, wide receiver Julian Edelman announced his retirement.

No, Julian Edelman doesn't deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame

Julian Edelman, the best Patriots receiver over the last decade, retired on Monday, April 12. He has three Super Bowl rings and a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player trophy. He is probably one of the best seventh-round picks of all time, up there behind Bo Jackson and Shannon Sharpe. He deserves a lot of props. But he does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

Formula One is among the most popular sports in the world but remains under-reported by American media.

Now is the perfect time to introduce yourself to the world of Formula One racing

The first Formula One (F1) race in the 2021 season took place in Bahrain on March 28. Even though the grandstands were empty, the new F1 cars’ engines revving reverberated through the racecourse and could be heard for miles. The numerous 2021 F1 regulation changes did little to change the race’s result: The seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton finished first, followed by Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.

The Jays took care of business against McDaniel College, winning both games of the doubleheader.

Baseball sweeps McDaniel College in doubleheader

The Hopkins baseball team dominated in their doubleheader against conference rival the McDaniel College Green Terror this past weekend. In total, Hopkins scored 14 runs and had four homers. McDaniel, on the other hand, scored a total of four runs.