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  • October

    Dr. Jean Bennett during her visit to Hopkins in 2020.

    Alumni Interviews: A Chat with Dr. Jean Bennett ’72

    Asher Joseph ’25
    As scientists continue to expand the boundaries of technology, gene modification has become an increasingly common solution to diseases and medical conditions. Dr. Jean Bennett ’72 is a molecular geneticist who studies ophthalmological gene therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, where the impact of her work extends outside of the lab.
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  • J-Schoolers Ask, Seniors Answer!

    The Class of 2023 offered their wisdom to the Classes of 2027 and 2028:
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  • Jennings and her host parents walking on the beach in Corozon after a crêpe dinner.

    Writings from Rennes: “Ça Ne Va Pas”

    Hanna Jennings ’24
    This semester, Hanna is studying abroad in Rennes, France with School Year Abroad (SYA). While there, she will be writing about her experiences for The Razor.
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  • September

    Alvaro Cerqueira

    Alvaro Cerqueira

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  • Beth Cutler

    Beth Cutler

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  • Isabelle Wendt

    Isabelle Wendt

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  • Jason Nevis

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  • Kevin Molinelli

    Kevin Molinelli

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  • Sarah Cussler

    Sarah Cussler

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  • Sergio Lopez

    Sergio Lopez

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  • Matt Glendinning

    Matt Glendinning

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

    Calarco Canines

    Mira Krichavsky ’24
    As end-of-year stress ramps up, so does Calarco Canines, Hopkins’ therapy dog program.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • February

    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Editor in Chief 
Melody Cui

Managing Editor 
Riley Foushee

Evie Doolittle
Aanya Panyadahundi
Sam Cherry
Sophie Denny
Anya Mahajan
Vivian Wang
Hanna Jennings
Megan Davis
Mira Krichavsky
Asher Joseph
Amalia Tuchmann
Rose Robertson
Shriya Sakalkale
Sarvin Bhagwagar
Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain
Sophia Neilson
Zoe Sommer
Eli Ratner
Teddy Witt

Tanner Lee
Amir McFerren
Connor Tomasulo
Maggie Russell
Arielle Rieder
Anika Madan
Alex Lopez

Dhalia Brelsford
Hailey Willey

Web Editors
Grace Laliberte
Brayden Gray

Business Manager
Luca Vujovic

Faculty Advisers
Stephen May
Elizabeth Gleason
David Harpin
The Razor's Edge reflects the opinion of 4/5 of the editorial board and will not be signed. The Razor welcomes letters to the editor but reserves the right to decide which letters to publish, and to edit letters for space reasons. Unsigned letters will not be published, but names may be withheld on request. Letters are subject to the same libel laws as articles. The views expressed in letters are not necessarily those of the editorial board.
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