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List of 20 news stories.

  • President Donald Trump speaks about his plans for office at the Republican National Convention.
Photo credit: CNBC

    The Current Political Climate

    Riley Foushee '23 Assistant Op/Ed Editor
    As November 3 gets closer, the presidential election is beginning to heat up.
  • Students KC Chustecki ‘23(top left), Sophia Neilson ‘23(top right), and Arianna Amoedo ‘23 (bottom middle) work in a Zoom breakout room during their online math class. 
Photo taken by: Sophia Neilson

    COVID-19 and its Affect on Students

    Sophia Neilson '23 Assistant Op-Ed Editor
    When we all began school last fall, no one expected that we would spend our spring in isolation.
  • Pictured to the left, pollution blocks the Himalayan mountains before quarantine. But on the left, the mountains are visible in India for the first time in thirty years.

    What Will the World be like After COVID-19?

    Abby Regan ’22 Lead Op-Ed Editor
    Quarantine, coronavirus, what else is new? The truth is: nothing.
  • Modern language teacher, Lan Lin donates N95 masks to help essential workers while we are social distancing. Photo by the Hopkins Instagram @hopkinsschoolct

    A Global Perspective on Social Distancing

    Riley Foushee '23, Assistant Op-Ed Editor
    COVID-19, which originated from Wuhan, China, spread across the globe in a matter of months, becoming a pandemic and forcing people worldwide to stay home.
  • Letter to the Editor: How do Our Childhoods Affect Our Politics?

    Aaron Gruen '21
    Over the past few years, a phrase has been repeated to me: “Youth are the future.” However, I haven’t truly contemplated these words’ meaning until now.
  • Cartoon by Jon Schoelkopf

    Quarantine: A New Way of Life?

    Abby Regan '22, Lead Op-Ed Editor
    When I thought about the spring of sophomore year, I imagined walks with friends during G blocks, working on the spring play, running track, and enjoying my favorite time of year at Hopkins; I never imagined our last day of the 2019-2020 school year would be on March 6. 
  • The new library policy causes controversy among students.

    "Free the Library!": Students Rally Against New Silent Policy

    Sophie Sonnenfeld '21 Op-Ed Editor, Vivian Wang '23
    "There would be 50 to 60 kids in this space and kids all over the floor” was how Head Librarian Faye Prendergast described the Calarco upper library on a typical day.
  • Drawn by Arthur Masiukiewicz

    Academically Advanced, Socially Sheltered

    Sarah Roberts ’20 Managing Editor
    Throughout the four years of my high school education, anytime I complained about the rigor of Hopkins academics, a deluge of adults assured me “But you’ll be so prepared when you get to college!”
  • Drawn by Arthur Masiukiewicz

    Academically Advanced, Socially Sheltered

    Sarah Roberts ’20 Managing Editor
    Throughout the four years of my high school education, anytime I complained about the rigor of Hopkins academics, a deluge of adults assured me “But you’ll be so prepared when you get to college!”
  • Jon Schoelkopf ’22 depicts the suffering wildlife in Austrialia

    Surviving the Senior Grind

    Eleanor Doolittle ’20 Editor-in-Chief
    First term senior year has come to a close, and having lived through the grueling college process, copious amounts of work, and the crushing blow of rejection (or deferral) I write to those who may be stressed, defeated, or cautious of the future beyond the security gates of Hopkins.
  • Gene editing has revolutionized how we think about disease prevention

    The Future of Gene Editing

    Saira Munshani ’20 Senior Op/Ed Editor
    Gene editing and therapy, like Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), are revolutionizing the way we view and treat disease.
  • A Universal Basic Income as a Solution

    Riley Foushee ’23 Staff Writer
    Despite unemployment levels at lows not seen since the 60’s and a continuously rising GDP, the average American is not benefiting from the growing U.S. economy.
  • Accepting My Political Identity

    Sarah Roberts ’20 Managing Editor
    When we started to debate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in my 21st Century Democracy class, I was surprised by my initial and somewhat emotionally-charged response.
  • A lethal dose of fentanyl compared to a penny.

    Fentanyl: All it Takes is One Time

    Kallie Schmeisser Assistant Op-Ed Editor ’22
    A student, Jane, walks into an after dance party and the music is blaring.
  • 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.
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Editor in Chief 
Julia Kosinski

Managing Editor 
Teddy Glover 

News
Anushree Vashist
Anjali Subramanian
Aanya Panyadahundi
Melody Cui
Features
Sophie Sonnenfeld
Emmett Dowd
Vivian Wang
Evangeline Doolittle
 
Arts
Zach Williamson
Craigin Maloney
Matthew Breier
Anand Choudhary


Op/Ed
Abby Regan
Riley Foushee
Sophia Neilson

Sports
Maeve Stauff
Kallie Schmeisser
Tanner Lee
Sophia Zhao
Editors-at-Large
Juan Lopez

Cartoonists 
Emmett Dowd
Jon Schoelkopf




Webmaster
Nick Hughes

Business Manager
Sophia Cerroni
 
Luca Vujovic

Faculty Advisers
Jenny Nicolelli
Elizabeth Gleason
Rebecca Marcus
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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