Big Questions Ep. 40: Johns Hopkins University

Big Questions Ep. 40: Johns Hopkins University

October 15, 2019 42 By Stanley Isaacs


(calm music) – I’m Sam Clark with Crimson Education and we’re here at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland to
ask some big questions. Let’s do it. (upbeat music) – [Sam] What is the best
thing about Hopkins? – The best thing about Hopkins is probably how cool all the people are. People are interested in
a lot of different things and I think we’re all just
really creative people. – Probably just the environment, that like the culture breeds. I like how it’s competitive,
but also we can have some fun. – I really like how open
the professors are to talking to us and meeting with us and they’re really helpful, yeah. – The amount of opportunities
that you can do. You can just branch out into whatever field of science that you want and you don’t feel like you have to be pressurized or limited
to one specific field. Yeah, you can just use as many resources as you can and, yeah
it’s just really easy. – A lot of the faculty
are doing really really cool research and being a part of that, seeing that, you know having the amenities that we have, is really
really inspiring everyday. – So, I would say the campus just because it’s really pretty. – I definitely think the people here. They’re very genuine and very good people. – [Sam] What’s the worst
thing about Hopkins? – Classwork. – (laughing) – That one’s not as hard, yeah. – Sure, sure, so what’s your major? – I’m computer science. – Okay, that sounds hard. – The culture. A lot of people just study all day. – I feel like there’s often a disconnect between the student body
and the administration. Sometimes some of the decisions they make don’t necessarily seem to correspond with what the student body believes. So, a little bit more transparency there, something that I would hope for personally and I think the rest of the student body would to. – The food. – I’d second that. – (laughing) That was quick. – (laughing) – What makes it so bad? – It’s just like the same
thing over and over again every single day for lunch and dinner. So like — – It’s definitely anywhere, you get bored of it after a while when
you’re eating three meals. – Fair enough. – If you don’t have your
time management down, then it becomes really
hard to be able to just schedule things and be able to do many things you wanna do. So, I mean, as long as you have that down, then it’s manageable, yeah. – Sometimes people care about school a little bit too much and they’re like a little stressed about it, so maybe just like, how stressed people are about school and how sometimes
they can’t focus on other things. – Totally. What do you tend to do on weekends here? – I study. (laughs) – Fair enough, there’s a lot of biomedical engineering to get through. – Well, I’m on the women’s lacrosse team so I travel a decent amount for games or practice, so it’s usually my weekends in the spring. – A lot of the time I’m
just like relaxing and I mean, last weekend was pretty crazy because of the spring fair but um — – For people who don’t know, what is that? – Spring fair is this like uh it’s like our fun weekend I guess. – Sure. – We have like a bunch
of food vendors come in. A lot of different events, like start off with fireworks and stuff. – Definitely go out a decent amount, but I know a fair number of
people who have to study just because of the academic rigor of this university and the school itself. So, yeah, there’s options to have fun but again like, I guess tying into one of the more difficult
things about the school is that it’s very very serious and sometimes there’s not as
much time to let loose and enjoy yourself. – Do my work, or like hang
out with friends, I guess. Especially when it’s nice out. – There’s definitely a
portion of it doing work, but then, you know,
hanging out at night time and going to dinner and
relaxing a little bit. – Awesome. And last question, what did you write your college application essays about? – I wrote my college application essay about juggling. – Juggling? – Yeah, juggling. – Alright. Do you still juggle? – Uh, no not really. I mean I can juggle but not as well. – (laughing) alright fair enough. – I moved halfway through high school so I wrote mine about that transition and how I handled that. – I wrote my college application essay about riding the bus and like how in my community I met a lot of people
through riding the bus and how that was a really important part of my childhood. – My, I think — so in high school I had to get surgery on my ankle and I was out
for like, five months from lacrosse so I wrote it on that and like, my comeback. – Amazing. Go Jays. Sorry, 1..2..3.. Go Jays! – Jays! Oh — (laughing) – That was, yeah no, good work. Alright. (upbeat music) – If you liked this video
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