By Hayley Dott

It is a blustery and bleak day outside Clark Hall at Johns Hopkins University, but inside, students are working on something big and bright on the horizon. Under the fluorescents of one classroom ceiling students are 3-D printing, programming, soldering things together; it is a symphony of movement in the orchestra of prostheses, artificial limbs for amputees. The soldering iron hums, the solder sizzles and the printer buzzes all in perfect harmony. This complex rhythm is the coming together of research into a sensor database that will lead to new, unprecedented technology in prosthetic devices. In this lab, the students hope to meld technological data with brain signals in prosthetic machinery, like no one has ever done before.  

By Albert Huang

If you wanted to publish a professional website, one as slick as those born from corporate PR departments, the Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center (DMC) can teach you the whole nine yards. It’s true, I saw part of the process live myself. This past Wednesday, October 7th, was one of the DMC’s recurring workshops, “Code-Free Web Design,” taught by the DMC’s very own resident PR head and design aficionado Graham Coreil-Allen.

By Barnabas Odeyomi

Thursday, February 16, 2006, the weather was clear and the roads were dry. The crew had left Fordyce headed to Carthage in northeast Dallas County, Texas, never to return again. According to the State Police’s accident report, James Goodman, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Timothy Clowers, a Paramedic, were responding to a medical emergency when the 7 p.m. accident occurred. The driver of the ambulance lost control while negotiating a curve. The accident report indicated that neither of the men were wearing seat belts. The vehicle overturned several times before striking the tree, ejecting them both. Goodman was married with two children. Clowers was single.

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 or designing a new app while watching cricket matches half a world away.

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 Kenzie Lane
At the end of Bernadette Wegenstein’s documentary, “The Good Breast,” we see below us the haunting image of a woman lying on an operating table before her mastectomy, her arms outspread. This image, both biblical and medical in its imagery, perhaps captures the very essence of the documentary, whose filmmaker dares not shy away from controversy around this surgical procedure, but rather embraces it with feminist, religious, and cultural influences.