Burger Business

After crackers and cherry-flavored diet sodas, cheeseburgers are definitely one of my favorite categories of food, so you can imagine my excitement when I learned about the recent opening of Bo Z’s Burgers on St. Paul Street. Located a block away from campus, St. Paul Street has always been a…

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13.1

Last Saturday, the angry city-goers stuck in a half-day road block must have had a terrible day. But for the 17,000 participants of the Baltimore Running Festival and the rest of the Baltimore community that took the time to be involved, I imagine that the experience couldn’t have been any…

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Sticker Story

When I was a wee one, I belonged to a sticker club. It was this wonderfully 90s thing; it was this network of other wee ones, and we would mail each other stickers. It was like pen pals, but a thousand times better, because I care more about Lisa Frank-licensed decals…

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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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A Weekend Away

People have been telling me to go explore Balti(more)^2, but with student groups starting and midterms coming up, it feels like there’s already enough to do on campus. Last weekend was the first time I really got out of Hopkins and Peabody, and it’s definitely been my favorite college experience…

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Game Day

Due to my aforementioned luck (or lack thereof) and my love for football, I was ecstatic when I got the text message saying I had won The HOP’s raffle of two tickets to the Ravens vs. Bengals game this past Sunday. I’d never been to an NFL game before, so…

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Vacationing in Baltimore

As I walked through the wide crosswalk, I gawked without caring. The flashy buildings, quiet water, and air of action yanked my attention far away from my destination. For a moment, my absentminded steps diverged from my family’s walk toward dinner. My Dad had to catch my attention, causing my…

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Off To The Races

The Kinetic Sculpture Race was this past weekend, and like so many of Charm City’s other festivals and traditions, it was a reminder as to why I think Baltimore is so perfect. Before I launch into my love letter to this bizarre event, let me explain it… It’s an annual race sponsored…

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