Outdoor Pursuits


Name: Jenna McLaughlin Year: Class of 2014 Major: Writing Seminars As a senior in the fall semester of my final year at Johns Hopkins, I find myself doing some obligatory reminiscing about my experiences here—what I’ve learned, what I’ve done, and what I’ll take away from Homewood. When thinking about where and from…

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First day of kindergarten, first day of work.

Name: Caitlin Dwyer Hometown: Northport, NY Year: Class of 2017 Intended Plan of Study: Writing Seminars “This is the train to…Penn Station. This station is…Penn Station,” the monotone automated voice blares over the loudspeaker. I groan, realizing I have to open my eyes, not because I’m awake, but because in less than a minute,…

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Just Fine


Name: Allison Comotto Hometown: Towson, MD Year: Class of 2017 Intended Plan of Study: Political Science and Writing Seminars “So you want to be a doctor?” We’ve all heard it. The second the word “Hopkins” flies proudly from your mouth, your listener’s brain does its whole awesome forming connections trick, and you might as…

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Philadelphia Cityscape

Name: Amber Zhang Year: Class of 2017 Hometown: Maple Grove, PA Intended Plan of Study: Biology Icebreakers are the worst. (Not the mints, but those are pretty bad, too, when they spill all over the bottom of your backpack.) I’m talking about those first days in a new environment. Everyone’s standing around in this…

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Enjoying Baltimore’s Artscape, the country’s largest free art festival, and exercising my inability to take anything seriously.

Name: Genevieve Ott Year: Class of 2017 Intended Plan of Study: Film & Media Studies and Writing Seminars Hometown: Parkton, MD A Baltimore County native, I grew up with Hopkins in my backyard. I constantly heard the name (complete with both Ss―the locals know their stuff) on WBAL-TV 11 upon groundbreaking medical advancements. I…

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