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List of 20 news stories.

  • Hopkins students gather with their Italian pen pals in Amalfi.

    Hopkins Connects With European Sister Schools

    Claire Billings ’25 Assistant News Editor
    This year, Hopkins introduced the spring break trips to Italy for the first time in over three years. In addition to visiting important historical landmarks, students also had the opportunity to connect with French and Italian students at Hopkins’ sister schools. 
  • Volunteers read to young students at the Davis Academy in New Haven.

    Hopkins Springs into Action for Service Week

    Abigail Rakotomavo ’26 Assistant News Editor
    Hopkins’ second annual Spring Service Week, led by The Maroon Key Board, took place from April 3-6. 
  • Ratner and Congresswoman DeLauro pose for a picture

    DeLauro Combats Climbing College Costs

    Abby Rakotomavo ‘26 Campus Correspondent
    On March 30, 2022 U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro introduced the Affordable Loans for Any Student Act to the Senate. This proposed piece of legislation is one of DeLauro’s efforts to make a college education more affordable to students throughout America.
  • Students participate in the dodgeball fundraiser

    Hopkins Responds to Earthquake Disaster

    Anya Mahajan ’25 Assistant News Editor
    The countries of Turkey and Syria remain in peril after Feb. 6, when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated the two areas, rallying the support of students at Hopkins.
  • DeLauro Combats Climbing College Costs

    Abby Rakotomavo ‘26 Campus Correspondent
    On March 30, 2022 U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro introduced the Affordable Loans for Any Student Act to the Senate. This proposed piece of legislation is one of DeLauro’s efforts to make a college education more affordable to students throughout America.
  • Elon Musk Tweets After His Acquisition of Twitter

    Elon Musk's Twitter Reign: Dictatorship or Democracy?

    Sophie Denny ’24 Assistant News Editor
    Elon Musk first began the process of purchasing Twitter in the spring of 2022 by offering to buy the platform for around $44 billion. Musk told NBC News  that “the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company…Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it.” 
  • Glendinning Speaks to Hopkins Parents. Photo: Zach Pelletier

    Glendinning Listens: Head of School Introduces Listening by Design Program

    Anya Mahajan ’25 Assistant News Editor
    On December 14, a focus group of Hopkins parents gathered over Zoom to converse with the new Head of School, Matt Glendinning, about the school’s future.
  • Zelinsky speaks to members of the Hopkins community following his speech at Assembly.

    Alumni Fellow: Aaron Zelinsky '02

    Another of Hopkins' alums, Aaron Zelinsky '02 visited Hopkins Assembly on December 2.
  • Students at the Davis Academy share the rocket they  built.

    Hopkins Continues Partnership with Davis Academy

    Evie Doolittle ’23 Lead News Editor
    After a three-year hiatus due to Covid, this year, students returned to tutoring at the Davis Academy. 
  • Students pose for a photo before the Walkathon begins.

    StuCo Organizes Hopkins’ First Walkathon

    Sam Cherry ’23 News Editor
    On November 9, the Student Council (StuCo) organized a walkathon as part of the ongoing Connecticut Food Bank Fundraiser (CFBF), the annual, joint project run by StuCo and Maroon Key. 
  • Hopkins students campaign outside of polls.

    Students Assist Midterm Election Polls

    Sophie Denny ’24 News Editor
    This year, Hopkins students became involved in local midterm elections through one of Hopkins’ History electives, 21st Century Democracy.
  • The bronze goat stands sentinel outside of the WCAC

    Fear the Goat: Hopkins Mascot Joins Campus

    Anya Mahajan ’25 Assistant News Editor
    In addition to a new head of school, new faculty, and a new Class of 2028, Hopkins School welcomed a new, four-legged member to the community: a bronze goat, located outside of the lower entrance to the Athletic Center.
  • This year's edition of Teacher Band rocks the Big H

    StuCo Spearheads Annual Fall Festivities

    Aanya Panyadahundi ’23 Co-Lead News Editor, Sam Cherry ’23 News Editor
    With the arrival of fall, Hopkins’s Student Council (StuCo) continues to bring to campus annual traditions with a spin, maintaining a warm and welcoming energy for students and faculty alike. 
  • Map of drought severity in Connecticut as of August 23, with darker shades indicating greater intensity.

    Intense Heat Waves Surge Across the U.S.

    Anya Mahajan '25 Assistant News Editor, Sophie Deny '24 Assistant News Editor
    As the joys of no school, sunny skies, and long days arrived this summer, so did the grueling heat.
  • Results from DivBo's Curriculum Committee survey of Hopkins students' thoughts on classroom activity

    Letter to the Editor: Curriculum Survey Results Stress Need for Reform

    Rhea Ahuja ’23
    This past April, the Hopkins Curriculum Committee, a subcommittee of the Diversity Board dedicated to making the curriculum more representative of all of the different identities within the student body and ensuring that students are exposed to different religious and cultural ideas, collaborated with Next Generation Politics  to send a survey to the Hopkins student body. 
  • Bynum addresses students at the 2021 Back to School Assembly.

    "If a Task Is Once Begun": Bynum Bids Hopkins Farewell

    Zach Williamson ’22, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Anand Choudhary ’22, Lead Arts Editor Emeritus
    On June 30, Dr. Kai Bynum will end his tenure as Hopkins’ 109th Head of School after six years in the role.
  • Students from Betts’s poetry class introduce him to the audience.

    Dwayne Betts Performs Felon: An American Washi Tale

    Sophie Denny ’24 Assistant News Editor
    Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet, a Yale Law graduate, the founder and director of Freedom Reads, and the most recent Hopkins Writer in Residence.
  • The James Webb Space Telescope orbits the Sun
1.5 kilometers from Earth.

    Interstellar Overdrive: Astronomers Discover Farthest Galaxy

    Anya Mahajan ’25 Assistant News Editor
    On April 7, astronomer Yuichi Harikane of the University of Tokyo reported the discovery of the farthest astronomical object recorded: a galaxy known as HD1, 13.5 billion light-years away.
  • Red Cross Club co-Heads Diya Aggarwal '22 and Essie Gao '23 at the Hopkins Club Fair in September 2021.

    Hopkins Fights Blood Shortage Epidemic

    Aanya Panyadahundi '23, Lead News Editor
    After just over two years trapped in the COVID-19 pandemic, America finds itself facing an epidemic: the nation’s blood bank is in crisis.
    Currently, blood donations are reaching an all time low, hospitals all over America feeling the effects. 
  • Jackson is sworn in during Senate confirmation hearings.

    Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History

    Evie Doolittle '23
    In January 2022, at age 83, Justice Stephen Bryer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. In response, President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, who would be the first justice since Thurgood Marshall with experience as a public defender. She was then confirmed on April 7, 2022.
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Rose Robertson

Managing Editor 
Hanna Jennings

Sophie Denny
Eli Ratner
Anya Mahajan
Claire Billings
Abigail Rakotomavo
Anika Madan
Mira Krichavsky
Sarvin Bhagwagar
Rania Das
Eric Roberts
Shriya Sakalkale
Grace Laliberte
Jo Reymond
Ilana Lewitton
Anvi Pathak
Teddy Witt
Asher Joseph
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Miri Levin
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