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

Class of 2015 graduate Demi Obayomi is one of the founders of A-level Capital, a venture capital startup with a team of over 60 members. This team includes co-founders Elizabeth Galbut and Corey Li, as well as a student team of over 15 members and a highly qualified group of about 40 mentors and 10 advisors. In this interview Obayomi talks about lessons he learned from his first entrepreneurial venture as the co-founder of Jama Cocoa and how it served as motivation for starting A-level Capital. He discusses the crucial support necessary to starting A-level Capital, its implication for undergraduate entrepreneurship, and an overview of business details. 

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 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 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.