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    As I write this article, I am eagerly and excitedly live-streaming Olympic figure skating - nothing gets me tearing up more than a story like Mirai Nagasu’s: left off the 2014 Olympic team, on Sunday afternoon she became the first American woman to land a triple axel (three-and-a-half rotations...
    February 19, 2018 · Miranda Bannister
    This June just outside of Denver, Colorado, a number of teachers gathered together for an elective course in school safety. Under the instruction of police officers and other educational personnel, the teachers put on soundproof earmuffs, gathered loaded pistols, and fired at targets—blue...
    Teacher layoffs, overcrowded classrooms, unbearable temperatures in both the highs and lows: these are only a handful of the many challenges faced by Baltimore City public schools. For decades, both state and city governments have consistently underfunded education in city schools to the great...
    The Chairwoman of Maryland’s Senate Committee for Education, Health and Environmental Affairs shivered and motioned her assistant to turn on the heat; it was a January day in Annapolis. This ostensibly simple heating request quickly became enveloped in irony, as supporters of Senate Bill 161...
    February 19, 2018 · Oliver Goodman
    From King George III, to Nazi Germany, to the U.S.S.R., the United States has stood in opposition to autocrats who rule their respective countries with an Iron Fist. Today, that is truer than ever before. Our chief national foes remain Russia and North Korea, both brutal regimes who have...
    In 1967, US Surgeon General William Stewart famously said, “the time has come to close the book on infectious diseases. We have basically wiped out infection in the United States.” This statement is regarded by public health practitioners as a grave miscalculation. By “closing the book”, public...
    February 12, 2018 · Emeline Armitage
    Content Warning: Rape In November 2014, two sisters, both non-Hopkins students, arrived at an SAE party that was invite-only for men but open to women. The older sister Maria had come to spend time with Ivan Booth, a sophomore at the time. Around midnight, the youngest sister Gabriela, who was...
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