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September 30, 2023


Citywide mandates put vaccine skeptics in a serious predicament: either take the COVID-19 shot or opt to reject the vaccine and miss games.

New ultimatum puts NBA vaccine skeptics at a major crossroads

With less than one month until tipoff of the 2021-22 NBA season, teams have recently started training camp and are preparing for the following eight months of basketball. To nobody’s surprise, the most frequent question posed during this week’s media day has been about vaccine status. This is the first season that the vaccine has been readily available to the public.

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What can we do to improve Hopkins culture? It is a constant question in the minds of the Hopkins administration as well as the Student Government Association (SGA). College is supposed to be about having fun and making friends, even if we are here mainly to get a degree. 

Hopkins Football wins in a historic 77-0 against Juniata.

Historic win for Hopkins football

77-0. Yes, you read that right. It was a big day for the Hopkins football team as they recorded their largest-ever win against the Juniata College Eagles with 783 offensive yards and junior starting quarterback Ryan Stevens going for 358 yards and three touchdowns. The huge showing brings the Jays’ record to an undefeated 3-0 on the season. 

Senior Abby Birk scored the first goal of the game off an assist from junior Tessa Erickson.

Field hockey edges past Christopher Newport

Undefeated and ranked as the second-best team in the country heading into the game, the women’s field hockey team faced the Christopher Newport University Captains last weekend. The Jays entered this game with a record 3-6 all-time against the Captains, having lost the last time these two teams played.

Hopkins volleyball won every match it played this weekend. 

Hopkins volleyball dominates weekend tournament

Hopkins volleyball hosted the Greg "Gio" Giovanazzi Memorial Tournament this past weekend, playing three teams and winning every match. Two of the matches were as usual for the Jays, winning in straight sets against Muskingum University and Birmingham-Southern College. However, against Virginia Wesleyan University they went to five sets, and the last set, which is normally played to 15, was played until 23 because of an enormous amount of deuces.

Sophomore defender Sophia Stone tallied the first goal of her career in a 4-0 win over Catholic University.

Women's soccer holds Catholic University to nil

Women’s soccer continued their undefeated record at an away game against the Catholic University of America Cardinals last weekend. So far this season, no signs of rust seem to show for the Jays despite not having played in any official games last year. 

Junior quarterback Ryan Stevens threw for six touchdowns in the team’s win over the Ursinus College Bears.

Athlete of the Week: Ryan Stevens — Football

The Hopkins football team has been off to a hot start, going 2-0 over their first two games. On Saturday, Sept. 11 the team played their first home game, facing off against the Ursinus College Bears. The team won handily by a score of 49-21, capitalizing off of a 35-point second quarter. This tied the Hopkins record for most points scored in a quarter.

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Lynch discusses the shifting NCAA alliance, including the Big 12, which UT just left. 

Breaking down the NCAA realignment

Every year, college athletic programs in the NCAA make the decision to switch in and out of various conferences. This is normal; level of competition, TV contracts, program goals and many more things can change from year to year…

Junior quarterback Ryan Stevens threw for 483 yards and five touchdowns in the Hopkins win.

Football rolls past Stevenson in season opener

The Hopkins football team made their season debut with a road game against the Stevenson University Mustangs this past weekend. The Jays’ last game before this one came nearly two years ago, when they played the Mustangs in the Centennial and Middle Atlantic Conference Bowl and won 51-28.

Hopkins has high expectations entering this season, and the team is not afraid of the spotlight, aiming to win their first national title in program history.

Women's field hockey wins first three games of season

Women’s field hockey faced off against Shenandoah University, Bridgewater College and the University of Lynchburg in their first three games of the season. It had been over 600 days since Hopkins played a field hockey game, but there was no sign of rust from the team as they won all three games last week. Junior defender Anna Scott scored or assisted in all games, propelling Hopkins to 4-1, 6-0 and 2-1 victories.

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.