By Mike Wang
In this high-tech age of internet and text-based communication, three-letter acronyms are all the rage. As bizarre as they are popular, examples include “bae,” “AMA” and, at Johns Hopkins University, EML.
EML, short for Electronic Music Lab, is a new campus group that provides student disc jockeys with the opportunity to come together and progress their craft through discussion and hands-on instruction.
By Dael Norwitz
What do computer hacking, Bollywood and cricket have in common? They’re all passions of Rutgers University programming student Varun Shah. On an average night, the 21-year-old can be found writing Bollywood film reviews for his website bollywoodtothepoint.com or designing a new app while watching cricket matches half a world away.
By Sara Jones
Snagging a photo of the Mona Lisa sans iPhone obstruction is a difficult feat these days. Maneuvering through the halls of the Louvre can be hard as it is, and with the array of portable technology, people aren’t the only thing you have to squeeze by.
By Alex Dragone
There’s an old adage that used to say: ‘Go west to California and find your fortune.’ Since the Gold Rush, this narrative of opportunity has entered our national ethos. It’s as American as Apple Pie. Except now we’re not panning the water for flickering specks, but trying to start or get on board the next big technological innovation. Alex Koren is one such pilgrim to Silicon Valley.
By Jacqui Neber
John Anderson and his wife, Amanda, sat at a table with me at a restaurant within the Johns Hopkins University Robert Packard Center for ALS Research. It was September 15, 2014. The restaurant was called Grille 601, and according to John, it was the hospital’s better place to eat. He had ordered a veggie burger that he was eating with Amanda’s help. She held the burger up to his chin for him to take bites. He chewed the carrots and broccoli carefully, in small round bites, looking up at the ceiling as he talked.
By Rachel McCoy
When she was just six months old, Johns Hopkins University student Kathryn Champ was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma, and had to have one of her eyes surgically removed.
By Chiara Wright
Not all fraternities are Greek organizations filled with boys dedicated to binge drinking, sports viewing and other youthful debauchery. In a quieter corner of campus, away from the booming dance music and the beer-can-littered front lawns, a certain brotherhood has been developing their own vision of a good time. All year they have been working to hone their business acumen, occasionally donning sleek black suits and meeting in small groups to discuss finance, business plans and their next idea for a startup. These are the members of Johns Hopkins Alpha Kappa Psi, Rho Psi chapter.
By Brandon Fiksel
As the lights dimmed on a packed Shriver Hall, two students representing two separate generations of Octopodes Alums took the stage to introduce the Octopodes’ spring concert. It was Saturday night, April 18, 2015, and the Octopodes were celebrating their 25th anniversary, and thus the 25th anniversary of a cappella at Johns Hopkins.
By Nehal Aggarwal
Cancer has become so prolific in the past few decades that it’s almost commonplace. Yet, despite the prevalence of this disease, attempts at improving the efficiency of cancer diagnoses have been largely unsuccessful — that is until 22-year-old biomedical engineering student David West created Proscia, a digital health company that uses cloud computing to help pathologists diagnose biopsies.
By Malini Valliath
At Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the arrival of spring doesn’t just mean longer, warmer days for its class of graduating seniors—it means sharp suits, new shoes, grad school acceptance letters, investment bank interviews and sparkling sign-on bonuses. But while many students are preparing for medical school or for their new positions at top finance companies, there’s another, smaller group of students headed for a different sort of life: a career in public service.