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 →
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.”
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Friends’ 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 →
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