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.

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.

By Brandon Fiksel
On a Tuesday night this past February, Johns Hopkins’ Digital Media Center (DMC) was relatively quiet. Fifteen minutes before an iOS app development workshop was scheduled to begin, the only audible sounds were a couple off-shift student workers talking in low voices near the check-out counter and the muted sounds of video games filtering in from the center’s computer lab. Cute ‘CubeCraft’ paper cutouts of characters from V for Vandetta, Dragon Ball Z and Portal 2 decorated the walls, and 3-D printed trinkets, including a hefty ‘Poké Ball,’ lay scattered across a table. At 6 p.m., students began shuffling into the computer lab for the workshop taught by DMC Multimedia Specialist and professional artist Benjamin Andrew.