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List of 20 news stories.

  • Kids are engaged in a Montessori school day.

    The Montessori Solution

    Zach Williamson ’22 Editor-in-Chief
    In the past few weeks, as I’ve begun to lose sight of myself in the sea of college essays, I’ve been reflecting on my educational past as I look to its future.
  • Cartoon by Ayelet Kaminski ’22.

    Zuckerberg Shifts Us Into the Metaverse

    Anika Madan ’24 Assistant Op/Ed Editor
    In October, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Meta (formerly known as Facebook), delivered a speech describing the reasoning behind the corporation’s name change.
  • Protests against new abortion laws underway in Texas.

    Hypocritical Texas Abortion Laws Target Women’s Rights

    Abby Regan ’22 Lead Op-Ed Editor
    A recently-passed law in Texas bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, or when the first signs of cardiac activity can be detected.
  • The new 2021-2022 daily schedule.

    New Schedule Causes School-Wide Frustration

    Shriya Sakalkale ’24 Assistant Op-Ed Editor
    I remember my first year at Hopkins; I can vividly recall how much I dreaded the trek from Baldwin to Thompson, something nearly impossible to do under five minutes and still be on time to class. It’s a predicament almost every Hopkins student has faced, and now with this new schedule, we find ourselves having to face it once again.
  • Chick-fil-A: Cancel Culture Calls for Justice

    Anika Madan ’24 Assistant Op/Ed Editor
    This past June, corporations like LEGO and UGG celebrated Pride Month by launching themed ad campaigns and donating to pro-LGBTQ organizations.
  • A mind consumed with anxiety over food, weight, and exercise.

    Prioritize Your Individual Well-Being: Reject Diet Culture

    Abby Regan ’22 Lead Op/Ed Editor
    I follow a body-positive creator, Brittani Lancaster, on Instagram and TikTok. Lancaster has been in recovery from two eating disorders for the past four years.
  • Razor’s Edge: AP Courses Have Got to Go

    Zach Williamson ’22 Editor-in-Chief
    Advanced Placement (AP) courses administered by the College Board have run since the 1950s, and allow students to place out of entry-level college courses if they score well enough on their final exam. As the pandemic changes education and the ways in which students and teachers cover material, the College Board has consistently failed in reevaluating course material and adapting the exams. It’s time for high schools and colleges to look away from APs and into alternatives.
  • New Haven residents at a Black Lives Matter protest in the summer of 2020.

    The Shave: Defund the Police

    Anjali Subramanian ’22 Managing Editor
    When I was two years old, I choked on a chip. My parents, in a moment of panic, dialed 911 and a police officer arrived to help.
  • Vaccinations: New Hope for The Hopkins Community

    Shriya Sakalkale ’24 Assistant Op/Ed Editor
    The news we’ve all been waiting for has finally come — vaccines have been approved for those over the age of 12. Everyone on the Hopkins campus is now eligible to receive the vaccine, putting us back on the path to normalcy. But what will this new normal look like?
  • Exercise trends before and during the pandemic.

    Exercise During a Pandemic

    Abby Regan ’22 Lead Op-Ed Editor
    Exercising is hard. Exercising during a global pandemic is even harder.
  • Small acts make a difference for our planet.

    Why Earth Day Should Be Every Day

    Anika Madan ’24 Assistant Op-Ed Editor
    The fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day was Thursday, April 22. It is a day that everyone can, and should, celebrate. Earth is the only planet with perfect conditions for sustaining life.
  • Covid-19 cases decrease nationally after vaccines be-
come more widely available.

    A Covid-19 Reflection: Lessons from the Past Year

    Abby Regan ’22 Lead Op-Ed Editor
    One year ago today, we were giddy with excitement for Spring Break, the looming presence of the Novel Coronavirus seemingly far away from us.
  • Mental illness takes a toll during Covid-19.

    The Other Pandemic: Mental Health During Covid-19

    Julia Kosinski ’21 Editor in Chief
    A few weeks ago, my therapist told me that she was pregnant and that she would go on maternity leave in a few months. I was shocked. And excited for her, of course.
  • RealTalk x Razor: “It Was Not a Position That Any of Us Wanted to Be in.”

    Current Hopkins Student, Anonymous
    The latest edition of the RealTalk x Razor collaboration comes from a current Hopkins Student.
  • A nurse receives her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

    Vaccination Acceleration: Four States Lead the Way

    Riley Foushee ’23 Op-Ed Editor
    The emergency approval of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and the subsequent distribution and administration was a long-awaited, uplifting turn in the management of the coronavirus.
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the press while holding a mask.

    Holiday Hypocrisy: Politicians Break Their Own Rules

    Riley Foushee ’23 Assistant Op-Ed Editor
    For the first time that I can remember, I spent Thanksgiving with only my parents and brother.
  • Amy Coney Barrett in the White House Rose Garden on September 26, 2020

    SCOTUS Appointee on the Path to Merge Church and State

    Sophia Neilson ’23 Assistant Op-Ed Editor
    Whatever happened to the separation of church and state?
  • Submit to The Razor x RealTalk Collaboration: Share Your Voice

    Do you want your voice heard?
  • President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris celebrate their victory on Saturday November 7, 2020.

    The 2020 Election Aftermath

    Abby Regan ’22 Lead Op-Ed Editor
    Tuesday November 3, 2020, election day, lasted five days. But it felt like five years.
  • The Razor x Real Talk Collab

    The first excerpt from the Razor x Real Talk collaboration comes to light
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Editor in Chief 
Zach Williamson

Managing Editor 
Anjali Subramanian

News
Kallie Schmeisser
Riley Foushee
Evie Doolittle
Amir McFerren
Features
Vivian Wang
Aanya Panyadahundi
Zoe Sommer
Megan Davis
 
Arts
Anand Choudhary
Sophia Neilson
Amalia Tuchmann
Rose Robertson


Op/Ed
Abby Regan
Anika Madan
Shriya Sakalkale

Sports
Melody Cui
Tanner Lee
Sam Cherry
Eli Ratner
Hanna Jennings
Editors-at-Large
Brayden Gray
Connor Tomasulo

Cartoonists 
Ayelet Kaminski




Web Editors
Nick Hughes
Sophie Denny

Business Manager
Sophia Cerroni
 
Luca Vujovic

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Elizabeth Gleason
David Harpin
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