Notes on Niwana

This, reader, is a love story. Just like many romances at Hopkins, it began just after the Preakness Stakes. The year was 2014, and I was a bright-eyed sophomore who had spent all day loafing around and pretending to watch the horses. I’d also refused, on principle, to wait in…

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Summer in the City

In case the heat wave that’s been sweeping the East Coast these past few weeks hasn’t given it away, it’s officially summer here in Baltimore. While a sizable amount of the Hopkins student body chooses to pack up and depart, shoving nine month’s worth of free t-shirts into minivans or…

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Apartment Odyssey

I don’t remember much about the first time I toured Hopkins, but there are three things I can recall with almost perfect clarity. The first is that I threw a penny into a fountain near campus, and I made a wish that I would be admitted. The second is that, despite the awful August…

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My Space

Hi everybody! Thanksgiving break is officially over, and that means I’m right back on the Hopkins campus, packing away some leftover mashed potatoes and trying in vain to get some studying done. In case you didn’t know, I live in the Bradford Apartments, also known as the sophomore housing option…

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Halloween at Hopkins

God, can we just take a second to appreciate how bad I am at coming up with blog titles? I certainly have no future in advertising, as writing a few words to grab someone’s attention is apparently as difficult for me as multivariable calculus (the latter of which I assume…

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It’s Summer!

Hey guys! It’s hard to believe, but it’s been just over two weeks since I packed up the contents of my tiny Wolman double, shoved what seemed like a billion trash bags into the back of my mom’s car, and said (a temporary) goodbye to the Homewood campus. While many…

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