Johns Memekins

Johns Memekins

Memes are taking over the internet. It seems like a day can’t go by without me scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed and coming across a new meme. Whether they are posted in a group like “Hopkins Memes for My Lost Hopes and Dreams” or just shared on a friends wall, memes serve as the door to a world of procrastination – exactly the opposite of what we need during finals period. For those who may be slightly confused right now, Google describes a meme as,…

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Click Here To Procrastinate

Click Here To Procrastinate

Picture this: it’s 11:45 p.m. and you have a paper due at midnight. Luckily, you’re almost done except for some last minute edits and one final proofread. That’s when you get a Facebook notification from a friend who just tagged you in a post. Even though you’re dead set on submitting the paper and your mind tells you no, your finger hits the notification and you enter a world of procrastination filled with memes, videos, and literally any other distraction known to man. I’ve been…

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Musical Motivation

Musical Motivation

The fall semester is finally in full swing! Unfortunately, this means that with each passing day, the number of homework assignments, papers, and midterms continues to grow and grow. Most days, I’m able to plan out a schedule for myself, so I can get a decent amount of sleep. However, on rare occasions, even with a schedule, the amount of work I have to do keeps me up to obscenely late hours in the night. It’s during times like these that there is only…

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Six S’s to Sophomore Survival #embracetheS

Six S’s to Sophomore Survival #embracetheS

Every Hopkins student and his or her family can remember a conversation during which someone referred to the university as John Hopkins University (leaving out the ‘S’ in Johns). In fact, most students know that one person who, no matter how many times you tell them, keeps referring to the university as John Hopkins University. For example – “You got in to John Hopkins University? Great job!” or “Hows John Hopkins University going?” and even “My friend’s son got into John Hopkins University….

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SOHOP(kins)

SOHOP(kins)

SOHOP(KINS) About a week ago, I had the opportunity to be a Host Advisor for SOHOP. SOHOP, for those who don’t know, stands for Spring Open House and Overnight Program. It’s an event where accepted students have the opportunity to visit Hopkins and stay overnight in order to gauge whether or not they fit in at the university. As Host Advisor, I had the responsibility of making sure visiting students attended all of the planned programming, were matched with a…

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Why I Don’t Have Time for the Gym

Why I Don’t Have Time for the Gym

Why I Don’t Have Time for the Gym This year my New Year’s Resolution was to go the gym more often, and for the first couple weeks of the year I was successful. This is because during Intersession I had ample time between class and homework for two-hour long gym sessions. However, once Intersession ended and second semester started, I became a lot busier than I could’ve ever forseen; my daily two-hour long gym routines became weekly one-hour gym visits. Even though…

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What I learned in class today: Investing in Chipotle

What I learned in class today: Investing in Chipotle

This semester I’m taking Introduction to Business with Professor Aronhime primarily because I’ve recently been considering minoring in Entrepreneurship and Management. E&M, a minor in the Whiting School of Engineering, is one of the most popular minors on campus and exposes students to a wide array of classes designed to equip them to lead in business, professional, and academic arenas. All of this is not to say that I will definitely pursue an E&M minor, rather I’d like to experience…

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Brody by Level

Brody by Level

Brody by Level Now that my second semester at Hopkins is well underway, I’ve realized that I’m spending a lot more time in the library this semester than I did last semester. Of course this makes sense to some degree because my grades are no longer covered, and so I need to work a lot harder. However, I think it’s gotten to the point where I’m in the library more than I’m in my own room. If you’re wondering why,…

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How 2: Physics 2

How 2: Physics 2

Whether or not you go to Hopkins, there is a good chance you’ve taken or will have to take two semesters of physics. It’s a requirement for many majors and highly recommended for pre-medical students. However, if you’re reading this and you’re a high school student, I’d highly recommend taking (and of course doing well on) the AP exam in both Physics Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. Getting double 5’s just may come in handy once you’re in college. To…

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Terms Only Hopkins Students Use (FOOD EDITION)

Terms Only Hopkins Students Use (FOOD EDITION)

Terms Only Hopkins Students Use FOOD EDITION What I noticed, especially after talking to my high school friends over winter break, is that each college has its own terms – slang if you will – understood only by its students. At Hopkins we use words, abbreviations, and acronyms to describe places, areas, and things on and around campus. If you’re unfamiliar with Hopkins terminology you will undoubtedly find the following list helpful, but if you’re already a Blue Jay who uses these terms in conversation…

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