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List of 20 news stories.

  • America’s Recycling Crisis: Let’s Keep Track of Our Trash

    Eleanor Doolittle ’20 Editor-in-Chief
    In early 2018, China passed a bill that forever changed the worlds’ recycling, leaving countries like the United States without any place to send their recyclables.
  • The Complexity of Happiness

    Sarah Roberts '20 Managing Editor
    A few weeks ago in my Dark Romanticism class, we read Ursula K. Le Guin’s work of short philosophical fiction “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.”
  • Who Cares About Consent?

    Sophie Sonnenfeld '21 Op-Ed Editor
    Who cares about consent training regarding intimate contact?
  • Arthur Masiukiewicz ’20 pictures a student daydreaming about summer.

    Cartoon of the Issue

    Arthur Masiukiewicz ’20
  • Frustration with Anti-Vaccination

    Eleanor Doolittle ’20 Editor-in-Chief
    This spring a group of Connecticut physicians urged state lawmakers to mandate the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for all Connecticut students entering high school.
  • The Art and the Artist

    Sarah Roberts ’20 Managing Editor
    When I was nine years old, I fell in love with Michael Jackson’s music.
  • A Typical Friday Morning...

    Theo Tellides '19, Editor-in-Chief
    Picture yourself in Friday morning Assembly.
  • The Beginning of the End?

    Katie Broun '19, Managing Editor
    After hearing Dr. Tara Bishop ’93 speak as our Alumni Fellow, my friends and I began to reminisce about past speakers whom we enjoyed.
  • Diversity at the University?

    Noah Schmeisser ’19, Editor-at-Large & Brian Seiter ’19
    Colleges pride themselves, as they should, on creating a diverse and well-rounded class of students. Ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and even geography come into play in college admissions as colleges try to create a diverse, interesting class.
  • Outstanding Legislators

    Connor Hartigan ’19, Op/Ed Editor
    Are you ready? If you’re reading this, I have a special request. On the count of three, I want to hear three cheers for Martin Looney and Josh Elliott. One...two...Who?
  • Stop the Culture of Comparison

    Katherine Takoudes '20, Arts Editor
    After being admitted into Hopkins in sixth grade, I remember my dad telling me that my classmates would be a bunch of other Katherine Takoudeses.
  • The College Essay Blues

    Today is the start of Winter Break. While many of you are about to enjoy your winter holidays, I know seniors are about to enter a world of pain.
  • The Pressing Issue of Global Immigration

    Olivia Capasso '19, Editor-at-Large
    Currently, a global conversation centers around the controversial crisis of immigrants fleeing their native countries and arriving on the shores of foreign nations in search of a better life.
  • A Fearless Hopkins Experience

    Katie Broun '19, Managing Editor
    There was an Eleanor Roosevelt quote that I found recently that resonated with me. 
  • The CFD Should Change

    Simon Bazelon '21, Assistant Op/Ed Editor
    Last week, Hopkins began our largest community service project, the annual Canned Food Drive.
  • A father and his son embrace after eventually being reunited.

    Moral Crisis at the Border

    Connor Hartigan ’19 Op/Ed Editor
    I have to give the Trump administration credit for one impressive achievement.
  • A Needed Conversation

    As the year comes to a close amidst daydreams of sandy beaches, aspirations for the next year have begun to arise. The Hopkins community strives to raise awareness about the injustices of the world, but it often ignores the plight of poverty.
  • Making Time for Yourself

    Katie Broun '19, Managing Editor
    Balance is diffcult to come by.
  • A Call for Peace

    It would be an understatement to call the current political climate polarizing. Democrats and Republicans are essentially at war, and both sides view each other as the Antichrist.
  • Inspiration That Excites

    Katie Broun '19, Managing Editor
    Stephen Hawking, an iconic, inspirational figure in the scientific community, said, “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
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Editor in Chief 
Eleanor Doolittle

Managing Editor 
Sarah Roberts 

Zoe Kim 
Anushree Vashist
Juan Lopez
Orly Baum
Katherine Takoudes 
Julia Kosinski
Anjali Subramanian
Emmett Dowd
Lily Meyers 
Ella Zuse
Zach Williamson 

Saira Munshani
Sophie Sonnenfeld
Kallie Schmeisser

Veronica Yarovinsky
Teddy Glover
Abby Regan
Maeve Stauff
Izzy Lopez-Kalapir

Arthur Masiukiewicz 

Arushi Srivastava
Nick Hughes

Business Managers
Sophia Fitzsimonds
Sophia Cerroni 

Faculty Advisers
Jenny Nicolelli
Elizabeth Gleason
Sorrel Westbrook-Wilson 
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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