Culture, Schools, Station North

North Ave Just Got a Little More Beautiful

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 11:12am

Centre Theatre

The newly re-lettered Centre Theatre. Photo by Eric Hatch.

North Ave just regained a tiny bit of its old charm, as the Centre Theatre facade finally got some letters back up there. The renovation is part of joint effort by Johns Hopkins, MICA, and the Maryland Film Festival to spruce up and occupy both the old Parkway Theatre (read about that here) and Centre Theatre across the street. Read More →

Money & Power, Schools

Hogan Wants to “Hit the ‘Pause’ Button on Common Core”

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 8:33am

Larry Hogan doesn't like Common Core

When the Washington Post‘ s Valerie Strauss asked a Gov. Larry Hogan spokeswoman what the governor planned to do about Maryland’s commitment to Common Core and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, this was the email reply:

“Governor Hogan believes that we need to hit the ‘pause’ button on Common Core and give control back to teachers and parents.”

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Their Future Begins with a Great Foundation – Green Spring Montessori

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 4:00pm


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Freshman Lacrosse Player Found Dead in Johns Hopkins Dorm

1 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 2:50pm

Jeremy Huber (courtesy JHU)

Jeremy Huber (courtesy JHU)

A freshman student gearing up to begin his career on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team was found dead in his dorm room on Monday, university officials said. Read More →


Six U-Md. Applicants Were Accepted with a Hug from a Fuzzy Turtle

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 11:55am

University of Maryland

The admissions staff at University of Maryland know that their acceptance letters give joy to anxious applicants. It’s a joy that they’ve wanted to get in on themselves, after slogging through thousands of applications with little direct emotional payoff, year after year. So this time around, they picked six students “mostly at random” to surprise with a bus full of admissions staff in Maryland colors plus one person dressed up as Testudo, the school’s terrapin mascot, rolling up to their front door. Read More →


New Major at Hopkins for Humanities-Loving Pre-Meds

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 10:15am


Anton Chekhov was a doctor; so was poet William Carlos Williams. These days, though, things are more difficult if you’re a poetry-loving pre med. With all the science and math requirements, many students feel as though they have to choose either the humanities or medicine. But now, thankfully, Johns Hopkins is changing that or into an and. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Schools

York Road College Bar Shut Down For Being Too Crazy

3 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 9:34am

Photo via Baltimore Business Journal

Photo via Baltimore Business Journal

Assault. Sexual assault. Underage drinking. Indecent exposure. Alcohol poisoning. Another assault. More alcohol poisoning. Sound like a fun night to you? Then you will probably be sad to hear that Craig’s, aka Favorites Pub, a popular college drinking destination on York Rd. has been shut down by the city’s liquor board.  Read More →

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Friends’ Senior Guard, Rachel Kehoe’s Quest for 1,000 Points Could End Tonight

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 4:30pm


Senior guard Rachel Kehoe heads into this evening’s home game against Indian Creek with 998 points, where she is expected to achieve her 1000 point milestone.  Only three female players in Friends School history have surpassed 1,000: Karleena Tobin ’02 – 1,168 pts., Allison White ’01 – 1,084 pts. and Kirsten Campbell ’98 – 1,030 pts. The season runs into February so Kehoe could end her Friends School career in the top 3. Read More →

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Friends School Capella Group, The Pleiades Opened for Jay Leno Last Night

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 1:00pm

large_news767351_639526Friends’ all-female a cappella group, The Pleiades, were selected to open for comedian Jay Leno when he presented an evening of chat, comedy and entertainment at the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric on Thursday January 22. Comprised of 12 Upper School girls in grades 9 through 12, the Pleiades is entirely student-directed. Its members annually audition new singers, select and arrange songs, and hold weekly rehearsals outside of school. Read More →

Food & Drink, Schools

Beyond Ramen: Johns Hopkins Teaches Gourmet Dorm Cooking

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 10:49am


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During the month of January, Johns Hopkins hosts Intersession. Students can choose from a number of 3-week classes, some of them very serious; others, less so. But by far the most useful offering this Intersession was Dorm Cooking 101. Read More →

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