It’s been a long year, Baltimore. So long, in fact, that I’ve already forgotten many of the exciting/upsetting/utterly inexplicable things that took place in 2012. (The bronies! The ear-clone! John Waters hitchhiking!) And so, to trigger my memory (and yours!), I’ve rounded up some of my favorite stories from 2012:
We took a look at Towson University’s white pride problem; wondered whether Baltimore would survive a nuclear attack on DC; and were happy to see that Johns Hopkins regained its place near the top of the medical school rankings.
We took notes during Ira Glass’s commencement speech at Goucher College; followed along as John Waters hitchhiked across the United States; and watched in awe as Johns Hopkins moved an entire hospital’s worth of patients — with absolutely no Grey’s Anatomy-style disasters.
I braved the Baltimore auditions for the Bachelor/Bachelorette (spoiler alert: they didn’t pick me); tried to understand what the God Particle is; and got incensed that some jerk tried to kidnap Cal Ripken’s mom!
Johns Hopkins doctors grew a new ear on a patient’s arm, and the internet collectively went EWWW!/YAAAAY!; Towson’s homecoming party got way out of hand; and we tried to figure out what to wear for Purple-Orange Friday.
I declared that no one outside of Baltimore should be allowed to eat Berger Cookies. University of Maryland surgeons gave a man a new face. Oh, and there was a storm that got kind of intense.
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