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List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
  • A map of Hopkins and a Scavenger Hunt clue located on the first floor of Baldwin, where the Hunt began, on March Madness Day.

    Student Council Pilots New Scavenger Hunt

    Aanya Panyadahundi ’23 Lead Features Editor
    In March, Hopkins held its first Campus Scavenger Hunt as a part of the new March Madness Day.
  • Pre-pandemic, Hopkins regularly offered language and cultural immersion trips around the globe. In August 2019, Bennitt led students on a trip to Guatemala.

    Students “Zoom” to the Dominican Republic

    Megan Davis ’23 Assistant Features Editor
    During the first week of March break, Hopkins students connected over Zoom with students and community members from Batey Libertad, a small area in the northwestern Valverde Province of the Dominican Republic.
  • 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.
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Riley Foushee
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