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List of 20 news stories.

  • Calarco Canines

    Mira Krichavsky ’24
    As end-of-year stress ramps up, so does Calarco Canines, Hopkins’ therapy dog program.
  • Yuki Ma ’22 and Jiyun Jiang ’22 teach about monsters from Chinese folklore through translated texts, drawings, and clay sculptures.

    Seniors Share Passions with Hopkins Community

    On May 24, more than fifty seniors gathered in Upper Heath to share the senior projects they had pursued during the last quarter of the
    school year. Members of the Hopkins community stopped by during their lunch waves and after school to take in the diverse array of projects.
  • Construction of the library, then the “Learning Center,” circa 1970.

    The History Behind Hopkins Buildings

    Vivian Wang ’23
    One of the most defining aspects of Hopkins is the campus: Distinguished brick buildings sit scattered atop the hill, surrounded by trees and expansive athletic fields.
  • Lily Panagos ’23 and Mia Smith ’23 ask Ezra Fearon ’24 to prom.

    The Promposal: A Diverse Tradition of Love

    Hanna Jennings ’24, Anika Madan ’24
    Prom is characterized by extravagant outfits, extensive photoshoots, and the possibility of dancing. Before Hopkins Senior Schoolers participate in this rite of passage, however, many find themselves involved in a promposal.
  • Female STEM teachers have inspired female students to take science-related courses and get more involved in the field.

    Diversity Board Interviews Women in the Science Department

    Megan Davis ’23 Features Editor
    This term, Hopkins Diversity Board (DivBo) members Harini Thiruvengadam ’23, Nia Lampley ’24, and Ishani Vallabhajosyula ’24 interviewed several of the female teachers in the science department to gain insight into what it is like to be a woman in a male-dominated field. By conducting these interviews, DivBo hopes to spread awareness, empower women in STEM fields, and help readers get to know their science teachers a bit better.
  • Miko Coakley ’23 practices yoga poses on the quad.

    Hopkins Combats Stress Through Yoga

    Vivian Wang ’23 Lead Features Editor Melody Cui ’23 Lead Sports Editor
    The recent flood of yoga-related posts from fitness influencers on Instagram and YouTube has caused the ancient practice to make a comeback. This recent revival of yoga has been observed on the Hill: yoga has found its place in the curriculum, in extracurricular activities, and in the daily routines of many members of the Hopkins community.
  • Chase Stevens-Scanlan ’22 fills her room with decorations that reflect her personality and interests.

    Students Express Themselves through Decor

    Maggie Russell ’25 Campus Correspondent
    During the past few years of quarantine and social distancing, numerous students took it upon themselves to decorate their bedrooms out of boredom. As a result, self-expression became both a trend and common theme in many bedrooms. From pink walls to flaunt one’s favorite color to loud music that represents a person’s bursting personality, their rooms became more than just a domain for sleep and studying.
  • Ingrid Slattery ’23, recipient of the 2021 Julia B. Thomas History Prize.

    Hopkins Teachers and Students Offer Research Paper Advice

    Zoe Sommer ’23 Features Editor
    Following the end of Thanksgiving break, most Hopkins students have started their dive into the History Department’s research paper process.
  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions last year, 5 Golden Rings was sent out via video instead of the traditional all-school Assembly.

    Hopkins Traditions and Holiday Festivities Come Back at Full Force

    Jane Cowie ’24 Campus Correspondent
    It’s that time of year again, when the winter walking safety tips are sent out and the holidays are fast approaching. Hopkins students are looking forward to the upcoming holiday festivities in December, especially following last year’s hybrid schedule.
  • A graph plotting students’ agreement with the statement “I am getting enough sleep,” where 5 = strongly agree and 1 = strongly disagree.

    Students Reflect on Workload Prior to a Break From School

    Mira Krichavsky ’24 Campus Correspondent
    As the holiday season hits the Hill, so does a rush of assessments and deadlines in the weeks before students’ time off. When students were asked about their mental state before these vacations, many reported that their spikes in workload were overwhelming.
  • Lucas Alfaro ’22 at the YAWP podium.

    Students Thrive in New Writer’s Program

    Swarna Navaratnam-Tomayko ’24 Campus Correspondent Vivian Wang ’23 Lead Features Editor
    Summer means the chance to finally relax and enjoy the warm weather, but for some Hopkins students it also is the perfect time to experiment with character backstories for their novel or to finish drafting the last act of their production script.
  • A Newbie's Guide to the Cafe

    Aanya Panyadahundi ’23 Features Editor
    Serving students in previous years, the Cafe was a space for them to grab a snack and hang out during the school day.
  • From left to right: Ava Cho ’22, Joanna Lu ’22, and Brandon Faunce ’22 performing at an all-school Assembly.

    Hopkins Rejoices Over the Return to Live Musical Performances

    Megan Davis ’23 Features Editor
    For the past eighteen months, the Covid-19 pandemic forced Hopkins musicians to figure out how to maintain their skills and their love for performing when gathering in large groups was prohibited. As the school loosens its Covid-related safety measures, it is also introducing the return of in-person concerts.
  • HAAPI club heads, Rachael Huang ‘23, Julia Fok ‘23, and Amanda Wang ‘23 promote their cause at the Activies Fair.

    New Clubs Enrich Student Life

    Vivian Wang’23 Lead Features Editor
    Each year, Hopkins students take the initiative to start their own clubs in support of the diverse interests of the student body. Hopkins welcomed the addition of 33 new activities this year, each representing various fields of interest, ranging from sustainable fashion and environmentalism to Tetris tournaments and E-Sports competitions.
  • New students gather on the Quad for orientation.

    Senior Advice to Underclassmen

    Zoe Sommer’23 Features Editor
    This fall, Hopkins welcomed over 100 new students to campus. To help new students, The Razor reached out to the Class of 2022, asking them to share advice about navigating life on The Hill. Here’s what the seniors had to say about the Hopkins experience.
  • Susan Watson

    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!
  • Orly Baum ’22 visits her friend Abby Regan’22 at Ashley’s Ice Cream.

    Hopkins Students Prepare for an Action-Packed Summer

    Aanya Panyadahundi ’23, Vivian Wang ’23 Co-Lead Features Editors
    Last year, Covid-19 forced millions across the nation to reconsider their plans for the summer season as quarantine shut down the country. With the school year coming to an end and vaccination rates on the rise, Hopkins students share their plans and expectations for this coming summer.
  • Grace Rhatigan ’21 displays thrifted clothing on her public Instagram page, @thriftwgrace.

    Small Businesses Thrive in the Wake of Quarantine

    Megan Davis ’23 Assistant Features Editor
    In the many months spent at home throughout the past year, several members of the Hopkins community have tuned into their entrepreneurial instincts, starting their own small businesses and online shops, selling clothes, jewelry, and more.
  • The Sustainability Committee broadcasts a documentary in Upper Heath.

    SusCo’s Recent Initiatives to Make Hopkins Greener

    Zoe Sommer ’23 Assistant Features Editor
    This April, the Sustainability Committee (SusCo) introduced a new way to celebrate Earth Day at Hopkins: Climate Week. During Climate Week, which took place from April 12-23, SusCo generated a series of sustainability-related challenges for the Hopkins community.
  • Hopkins students at 2019’s International Women’s Day Assembly.

    Exploring Women’s History and Representation at Hopkins

    Vivian Wang ’23 Lead Features Editor Zoe Sommer ’23 Assistant Features Editor
    To honor the thirty-sixth anniversary of Women’s History Month, dedicated to commemorating and celebrating contributions made by women throughout history, The Razor examined the history of women and gender equity at Hopkins.
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