Lauren Eller

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Lauren Eller is a graduate of Friends School and a student at Kenyon College. She is the Baltimore Fishbowl Summer 2017 intern.

Friends School Senior Earns State Dept. Scholarship to Study Russian

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Friends School senior Benjamin Sherbakov poses with Russian children’s TV character Cheburashka. Photo via Benjamin Sherbakov.

Even as U.S.-Russia relations remain tense and politically fraught, one Friends School of Baltimore senior will immerse himself in the latter country’s language during a trip to the other side of the world.

Mulberry Madness Festival Returns to Harvest Baltimore’s Pervasive Superfruit

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Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Orchard Project

When Anthony Nathe plucks mulberries to snack on in Baltimore, he often meets with confusion and surprise.

Baltimore Valedictorians Have What it Takes to be Head of the Class

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At Baltimore Polytechnic Institute’s graduation ceremony on June 4, no singular student took the podium to deliver the valedictory address — the speech was a team effort.

Second Body Recovered from Inner Harbor Within a Week

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Baltimore police this morning recovered a body floating in the Inner Harbor, the second one discovered there in the last week.

Open Wide: Discovering Baltimore’s Place in Dentistry History

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NationalDentistryMuseumThis summer, Lauren Eller is visiting some of Baltimore’s neighborhood-level museums. Like the communities where they are located, these museums have a strong, colorful identity all their own. Each deserves a closer look, for though they may be off the beaten track, the history held within is both harrowing and fascinating in equal turns.

Many people may dread a trip to the dentist, but a trip to the National Museum of Dentistry shouldn’t inspire that same kind of fear. Located right by the University of Maryland Medical Center, it contains a comprehensive history of dentistry complete with engaging and interactive exhibits.

Tracing the History of Baltimore’s Great Railroad

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Inside the B&O Railroad Museum roundhouse. (public domain photo)
Inside the B&O Railroad Museum roundhouse. (public domain photo)

This summer, Lauren Eller is visiting some of Baltimore’s neighborhood-level museums. Like the communities they are located, these museums have a strong, colorful identity all their own. Each deserves a closer look, for though they may be off the beaten track, the history held within is both harrowing and fascinating in equal turns.

You may think that trains and railroads are merely artifacts of a bygone era. But if you visit the B&O Railroad Museum in Southwest Baltimore, you’ll see just how essential these engines have been in our country’s history. The legendary B&O — named for its headwaters in Baltimore and ending terminus in Ohio — began right in our hometown.

American Visionary Art Museum Inspires Hope & Imagination

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The American Visionary Art Museum. Photo by Jack Hoffberger
The American Visionary Art Museum. Photo by Jack Hoffberger

This summer, Lauren Eller is visiting some of Baltimore’s neighborhood-level museums. Like the communities they are located, these museums have a strong, colorful identity all their own. Each deserves a closer look, for though they may be off the beaten track, the history held within is both harrowing and fascinating in equal turns.

Before paying a visit to the American Visionary Art Museum this summer, I’d only been once before for a bat mitzvah that was held in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center. Even then, although the space was arranged to accommodate the celebration, I was struck by the works of art on display: their unusual, spontaneous forms and the ingenuity with which they’d been crafted.

Baltimore Tattoo Museum Goes More Than Skin-Deep

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baltimore-tattoo-museumThis summer, Lauren Eller is visiting some of Baltimore’s neighborhood-level museums. Like the communities they are located, these museums have a strong, colorful identity all their own Each deserves a closer look, for though they may be off the beaten track, the history held within is both harrowing and fascinating in equal turns.

The Baltimore Tattoo Museum, nestled in historic Fells Point, is a place that seeks to share the story of the tattoo. Since the late 19th century, this combination of tattoo studio and museum has preserved the rich history of the inky artform.

Monument Quilt Creators Win Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

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FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, co-founded by Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle, stand in front of a portion of The Monument Quilt. Courtesy of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. Photo by BOPA.
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, co-founded by Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle, stand in front of a portion of The Monument Quilt. Courtesy of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. Photo by BOPA.

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, offered annually to a visual artist or collaborators in Baltimore, was awarded Saturday to FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, according to the Baltimore Museum of Art. This prize provides a $25,000 fellowship and operates in partnership with Artscape.

Baltimore High School Valedictorians Take it to the Top

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Lauren Sands, valedictorian at Notre Dame Prep.
Lauren Sands had the highest GPA at Notre Dame Prep.

What do an aspiring biologist, computer scientist, gender/sexuality theorist and engineer have in common?

They all had the highest grade point average in their graduating class.

For four recent graduates of Baltimore-area high schools, achieving the distinction was no simple feat, but all felt driven to push themselves toward it.

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