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List of 20 news stories.

  • 188 Years of Misogyny: Abortion and the Poor Law Amendment Act

    Zoe Sommer '23
    Just over two months ago, West Virginia delegate Chris Pritt addressed the state House and argued that child support requirements should be ended. His reasoning: child support requirements encourage abortion.
  • Bar charts show an increase in nightly homework for both 10th and 11th graders.

    New Schedule Forces Necessary But Uncomfortable Changes

    Anika Madan '24
    After two years of our Covid-modified schedule, Hopkins now returns to Maroon and Grey weeks with shorter classes that meet more often over a two-week rotation.
  • Results from DivBo's Curriculum Committee survey of Hopkins students' thoughts on classroom inclusivity.

    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.
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs the Parental Rights in Education Bill.

    Fascism in Florida? The “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

    Eli Ratner ‘24
    On March 28, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Bill.
  • Customers refuel in Washington, D.C. on April 11.

    Oil Companies are Thriving While Americans Suffer

    Teddy Witt ‘24
    Gas prices are continuing to hit record highs this spring.
  • A poster featured at a reproductive-rights protest.

    Reproductive Rights Threatened by the Supreme Court

    Sophia Neilson ’23
    With the impending decision regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade, women across the country are feeling a mix of emotions: Fear, outrage, and disbelief are only a few of the negative feelings plaguing our nation.
  • The graph shows the math score distribution by race or ethnicity and highlights the race gap in SAT mathematics

    The Real College Board: Inequalities in Standardized Testing

    Zoe Sommer ’23
    On May 13, students across the country breathed a sigh of relief as AP (Advanced Placement) exams officially ended.
  • The movie poster for the film Jules et Jim.

    Society Lacks Reform 50 Years Later: Feminism in Jules et Jim

    Anjali Subramanian ’22 Managing Editor
    I recently watched the 1962 French New Wave film Jules et Jim. The movie follows the friendship between two men, Jules and Jim, and the woman who enters their lives, Catherine. Immediately, Catherine’s commanding presence, free-will, and bravado captured me. But even more so, I was drawn to her overt disregard of gender norms and her challenge to traditional femininity.
  • Stores stock up on excessive amounts of candy and
decorations on February 14 annually.

    Valentine’s Day: A Holiday of Capital

    Abby Regan ’22 Lead Op/Ed Editor
    I am a hopeless romantic and I love those candy conversation hearts, so you’d think I’d love Valentine’s Day.
  • 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.
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