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List of 20 news stories.

  • Aspire to Inspire: Why Hop Teachers Chose Teaching

    Amir Mcferran ’23 Campus Correspondent
    At a certain point in life, something influences or impacts every single person to pursue a particular career. What was that experience for you? Was it your upbringing? A person, place or moment? Hopkins’ teachers share what sparked their desire to teach.
  • A bar graph depicts the distribution of Hopkins students’ transportation methods to and from campus. (Graphic A)

    Hopkins’ Emissions Statistics: Admit what You Emit

    Sophie Sonnenfield ’21 Lead Features Editor
    A new heating system for Baldwin, a pledge to offset carbon emissions, and the installation of solar panels are some of the solutions the Sustainability Committee has pitched to administrators during 2020.
  • Members of the senior class eat lunch in the Weissman room as they adjust to Covid-19 rules that prohibit talking while eating inside.

    Pandemic Poll: Best Campus Hangouts

    Covid-19 mitigation policies alter where students can hang out on campus. The Razor polled students on the best places to spend their free time, Covid-19 style.
  • Bodhi Chiravuri ’26 uses Procreate to create his toilet design for the NASA Lunar Loo Challenge.

    Bodhan Chiravuri Designs Toilets For Astronaunts

    Aisha Nabali ’23 Campus Correspondent
    There are several privileges and commodities we take for granted on Earth, and being able to use the bathroom is one of them.
  • Peter Ziou’s painting“Memories of the Southwest.”

    Chatting With Art Teacher Legend, Peter Ziou

    Amalia Tuchmann ’23 Campus Correspondent
    Peter Ziou is nothing short of a celebrity on Hopkins campus.
  • A graphic of Biden’s Cabinet as of January 8, 2021.

    Diversity and Climate: Community Reacts to Cabinet Picks

    Zoe Sommer ’23 Campus Correspondent
    On January 20, 2021, at 12:00 pm, Joseph R. Biden was sworn into office, becoming the forty-sixth President of the United States.
  • Many Hopkins families opt to gather with relatives over Zoom this year.

    Home for the Holidays: “A Thanksgiving Meal Sans the Extended Family”

    Rose Robertson ’24 Campus Correspondent
    As health experts worry about a surge in coronavirus cases this holiday season, members of our Hopkins community have adapted traditions to hold onto valuable family time that usually comes with the Thanksgiving and winter breaks.
  • Senior College Essay Hooks

    The Class of 2020 shares a glimpse into their essays as they near the end of the college application process:
  • Senior Holiday Wishes

    I wish...
  • In previous years, students signed up to collect money
outside of local businesses for the CFBF.

    Student Council Adapts Winter Holiday Traditions

    Vivian Wang ’23, Evie Doolittle ’23 Assistant Features Editors
    As the holiday season approaches, in the midst of a pandemic, Hopkins continues to uphold its winter traditions.
  • Caroline McCarthy ’22 campaigns for State Representa-
tive Josh Elliot.

    Students Volunteer for Local and Statewide Elections

    Megan Davis ’23, Connor Tonasull ’24 Campus Correspondents
    In an election where more voters than ever got out to the polls and mailed in ballots, many Hopkins students chose to get involved in local and statewide electoral politics for the first time.
  • Students participate in Virtual Zoom Meeting for March for Our Lives, Hopkins Chapter.

    Clubs Transition to Online Meetings

    Evangeline Doolittle ‘23 Assistant Features Editor
    The coronavirus has impacted the way Hopkins clubs and student-led activities run, causing most clubs to transition to an entirely online format.
  • The results of the 2020 Hopkins election poll are displayed in this pie chart. 440 students, faculty, and staff voted.

    Election 2020 Discussions Take Over The Hill

    Emmett Dowd ’21 Features Editor
    It’s officially election season on The Hill and across the nation.
  • Hopkins students discuss their experiences at the Student Panel during the Admissions Open House in 2018.

    Hop Admissions Process Adapts to Covid-19

    Sophie Sonnenfeld ’21 Lead Features Editor
    Amidst the Covid-19 crisis, the Hopkins Admissions Team is keeping standardized testing requirements and creating new ways to let students in while keeping the virus out.
  • Students in Classic teacher Kate Horsley’s seventh grade advisory group adapt to socially distanced learning on The Hill.

    New Students Adjust to Life on The Hill

    Vivian Wang ‘23 Assistant Features Editor
    With the fall semester underway, students who are new to Hopkins are adjusting themselves to a new school environment, along with the hybrid learning model and other newly implemented COVID-19 safety procedures.
  • Henry Fisher

    Welcome to The Hill!

    The Razor welcomes new faculty and staff to Hopkins. Here are some personal introductions and tidbits. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!
  • Leah Fry

    Welcome New Faculty!

    The Features Staff
    The Razor welcomes new faculty and staff to Hopkins. Here are some personal introductions and tidbits. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!
  • Students and faculty face hours of Zoom class and meetings. Photo by Evie Doolittle '23

    Zoom and Learning in the Time of COVID

    Evie Dootlittle '22 Assistant Features Editor
    Using media platforms, like Zoom, to conduct school presents opportunities and challenges as the Hopkins student body adapts to a new normal.
  • Class of 2020 College List

  • Staying at Home and Staying Busy: Quarantine Activities

    Emmett Dowd '21 Features Editor
    The Hopkins community is finding ways to go beyond their comfort zones, expand their horizons, and try things they never would have, if not for COVID-19.
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Julia Kosinski

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Teddy Glover 

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