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    “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in time of moral crisis, preserve their neutrality.” Neutral is not a word one would use to describe Johns Hopkins University. As an international leader in education, the university has made clear its political beliefs. From President...
    Baltimore County’s Public School funding continues to build a deficit. With this year’s budget deadline looming, the county currently faces a budget deficit of about $130 million. To address the problem, the school board is looking at potential cuts that could slash thousands of teacher jobs and...
    In early March 2017, a fresh scandal shook the Baltimore Police Department. Seven officers, members of the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), were indicted on federal racketeering charges after a year-long DEA investigation revealed a coordinated campaign of extortion, drug-dealing, robbery, and fraud....
    abril 24, 2017 · Kevin Wu
    Speaking recently to an international friend at Hopkins about foreign policy, he said something that struck me-- “The US needs to stop trying to make people like each other". When I thought about that statement, I realized that we as Americans have often been taught to think that our nation can...
    abril 24, 2017 · Guest Writer
    On March 10, the Constitutional Court of South Korea decided to impeach President Park Geun-hye. Three months since her presidential powers were suspended by overwhelming legislative support, Park was removed. Acting Chief Justice Jung-Mi Lee declared that the court considered Ms. Park’s actions ...
    abril 24, 2017 · Alyssa Karbel
    During the 1960s, most individuals who followed California’s agriculture industry believed that the state would no longer employ any migrant farm workers by the 1970s. They were wrong. Today, migrants constitute a large portion of California’s agricultural work force, and depending on the crop,...
    abril 24, 2017 · Tarek Meah
    “Hues of Blue” is a three-part series in which each article will focus on an issue facing the Democratic Party, and the opinion of a Hopkins student as it pertains to the Party’s actions. The goal of this project is to highlight the complexity behind the label “liberal.” What different...
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