99 Problems and Graduation is 1

Graduation

With a week to go before graduation, here is a list of the 99 things my friends and I will miss the most about Georgetown. Naturally, we will miss many more things, but we’ll keep it short for the sake of the title’s reference. Get ready for the tears, they are a coming…

1. Every single view
2. Leo’s
3. Snow Days
4. M Street and Wisconsin
5. Mai Thai, Paolo’s and El Centro Happy Hours


6. 99 Days
7. The Tombs on Saturday nights
8. First Bake at Farmers Fishers Bakers
9. Dixie’s
10. Corp Locations
11. Saxby’s
12. ICC
13. Georgetown clubs
14. Healy
15. The speakers


16. Baked and Wired vs. Georgetown Cupcakes
17. Mai Thai delivery
18. Wisey’s cookies
19. Wisey’s egg sandwiches
20. Wisey’s regular sandwiches
21. Jon Quigley
22. Basketball Games
23. Booey’s
24. Living close to the Waterfront
25. Good Stuff
26. Free MSBagels
27. Cherry Blossoms
28. Verizon Center
29. Drunch
30. Tombs Ale
31. Flex Dollars
32. T Sweets
33. Brown House
34. Thinking Smirnoff is “nice”

35. DFMOs
36. Jack the Bulldog
37. Todd Olson and his scooter
38. The Farmer’s Market
39. Parties with The Chimes

40. Playing cornhole on the front lawn
41. Our freshman floors (@Darnall 5)
42. Hoya Blue
43. Tombs’ Trivia (especially the music round)
44. Senior Night (and $3 vodka drinks)
45. GUGS Burgers
46. Rooftop Parties
47. Looking at Healy and feeling so goddamn lucky

48. Varsity athletes
49. Cosi Bread
50. Free food in general
51. Chicken Finger Thursday
52. Emails from JQP and all of our other favorite admins
53. Georgetown Day
54. The Stall Seat Journal
55. Horrible late night food options
56. Epi quesadillas
57. Regents’ elevators
58. The amazing professors (s/o STIA and Latin American departments)
59. 25 cent large iced waters at the Corp
60. The being stressed is cool
61. Exploring DC, even if it’s for only an hour
62. Free museums

63. The Metro (lol jk never)
64. Tombs coffee cake during weekend brunch
65. Half Priced Wingos
66. Los Cuates (always and forever)
67. Leo’s Brunch
68. Lau 1

 69. Lau 2

 70. Lau 3

 71. Lau 4

72. Lau 5 (JK no one goes to Lau 5)
73. Living on million dollar real estate when your income is 1/1000000th of that
74. Pretending you are a wealthy individual living in Georgetown
75. The Prospect Crawl

76. Sneaking things in and out of Leo’s
77. Foxfields
78. Sweetgreen’s proximity
79. Living near famous people
80. Events in Gaston
81. Mass with Biden
82. The Jesuits
83. Toga parties
84. Tombs nights
85. Running through Dahlgren fountain

86. Skipping class just because (oops)
87. Georgetown Snapchat story
88. All the Georgetown geofilters
89. Hearing about students’ internships on the hill
90. Club Lau
91. Spending insane amounts of time in Lau and getting nothing done
92. Woodbridge
93. Watching tours go by and being insanely jealous
94. Friday afternoons during the spring

95. Being surrounded by so many inspiring people
96. Making connections with people who change your life
97. Running into everyone you know at Midnight, NO MATTER WHAT
98. Feeling accomplished after finishing an impossible class
99. And, of course, we are going to miss everyone.

Hey Georgetown, don’t make us leave!

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Holy Horses: A Guide to FoxField’s

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While everyone is talking about the joy that is Georgetown Day (THIS FRIDAY), there is another critical event this weekend that we need to cover: FoxField’s! 4E has informed you how to look foxxy for this fabulous event, but this year we are going to provide you with the advice you never knew you needed. Here are some critical tips from a seasoned professional:

1. Pack snacks, water and all the alcohol you could ever want/need. FoxField’s is in the middle of nowhere, so make sure you have everything you could ever need to survive, or else you are going to be dying on the trip back.

2. Pick a meeting space for your group. If you have a plot, you are golden. If not, make sure to choose a place to meet so that you don’t get lost and miss your bus. The Uber from Virginia back to the Hilltop is not a pretty one.

3. Bring some cash money. There are a bunch of vendors and food options at the fields, so make sure to bring some dinero to help you out.

4. Be prepared for all weather. Last year’s rain was H O R R I B L E, especially if you aren’t prepared. Bring some extra clothes or an umbrella to make your experience more bearable.

5. Save your phone battery. There is no service at FoxField’s, which is not good for the type of event it is. Save your Instas and Snaps for later, and enjoy the alcohol horses. Which brings me to my next point…

6. Take a lot of photos. Cause you all dressed up nice & it deserves to be documented.

7. Start slow. This is the day after Georgetown Day, so take that into account. You don’t want to be that person.

8. Power through. You can sleep on the bus. See some horses and live the life of a prep. Sleep is for the weak.

9. Actually eat. A midday reminder to eat could just save your life, and your liver. Forgetting could be your downfall. And, finally and most importantly…

10. DON’T GET LOST, MISS YOUR BUS OR GET ARRESTED. None of those things are fun, and will certainly put a damper on the weekend.

See you, your hats and all the pastels at the races (yes there are actually races).

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Caffeine Cravings: Philz to the Rescue

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Do you love coffee and people watching? Are you sick of your typical spots? Do you wanna jump on the newest caffeine trend? Well, look no further 4E has just the place for you!

The coffee shop, Philz, is finally opening two stores right here in DC! You can find them at:

The Yards: 1331 4th Street SE #101

Adams Morgan: 1827 Adams Mill Road NW

Philz is an extremely popular chain, with a ton of stores out in Los Angeles and San Fran. Their cup of joe is amazing and we are so excited to welcome them to the coffee scene!

In addition to their tons of coffee options, the DC stores will also sell food, pastries, and juices from local stores like Rise Bakery, BakeHouse, Bluebird Bakery, Capital Kombucha and Misfit Juicery. And, for those of you who love to study in DC like me, they will be offering free, unrestricted WiFi. Cue the Instagrams!

The stores will be officially opening its Adams Morgan store on Mar. 27th and its hours will be from 5:30am to 10pm. The Yards store will open in May. Get ready for a caffeine overload!

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Where Should You Spring Break?

Banner - Break QuizHave you ever wondered what exotic location is your spirit location. Well, look no further. In honor of Spring Break (and procrastinating midterms), 4E is asking you to ponder: Where should you ~actually~ go for your break?

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Diary of a SWUG: The 10 Commandments of Tombs

Banner - Tombs CommandmentsEleven days ago marked the 99th day before graduation (cue tears). Now, we are down to 88. How scary is that? 88 more days until I am officially irrelevant (Read: irrelevant here, I will always be relevant). To keep you in the loop (and keep myself in check) I will be doing a series of posts focusing on these last 99 days. Join me on an adventure of Tombs, thesis writing and goodbyes. Is it too late now to say sorry?

For those of you who don’t know, for the last 99 days of school, Tombs hosts an event called “99 Days.” Basically, for 99 straight days, (some) Georgetown seniors will visit and buy something at Tombs. Those who succeed get all the glory and an empty bank account.

For my first installment, I will be presenting the ~10 Commandments of Tombs~. While these are not written down anywhere, they are certainly true and worth committing to memory:

^Basically, I am channeling this. Take notes, my friends.

Commandment #1: Thou shall not yell at the bartender (especially if its Jon). The bartender (barkeeps? therapists?) are your friends, so treat them with kindness and maybe you will get some special treatment. Also, they are people. Calm your chill, get off your high horse and join the rest of us. It is a bar, it is going to be crowded.

Commandement #2: Thou shall request songs. Not all the DJs know what your #currentjam is, so you probably should let them know. And, don’t take no for an answer. If you want to hear “My Shot” from Hamilton the Musical, you should be able to hear it (Note: everyone should also hear it).

Commandment #3: Thou shall not steal coats. Come on people, this isn’t Brown House. Aren’t we adults (or at least quasi-adults) now? It is cold out and there is no way that I am ubering back to my house after droppin’ so much money at Tombs.

Commandment #4: Thou shall not arrive too early on a weekend. Okay, this is more of a personal rule. The earlier you get there, the longer you are going to have to wait until you can dance. Personally, I love to dance and I believe having to wait is a crime. As much as I love all my friends, there comes a point when sitting in a booth can get a little tiring.

Commandment #5: Thou shall take advantage of all the drink deals. Being 21+ is expensive, as we have all realized. Tombs has so many drink deals, so why not save money where you can? Plus, if you are doing 99 days, you can still check in if you split pitchers and wine, FYI.

Commandment #6: Thou shall make friends with all of the adults who visit Tombs to relive their glory days. Whether your parents are in town or a wedding just let out, these adults want nothing more than for you to have a good time. Never turn down the opportunity to get some free drinks, or fries. Both are important.

Commandment #7: Thou shall not judge people on the dance floor. I’ve been advocating for a no-judgement zone on the Tombs dance floor for a while now. Whatever happens, happens. We only have a few more months to make fools of ourselves at this place. Does anyone care that much?

Commandment #8: Thou shall actually go to Tombs during the day. It can be easy to forget that Tombs is a restaurant with pretty awesome food. Instead of picking up ‘za at Pizzeria Paradiso, grab a Hoya Salad at Tombs. Or, just go for brunch. Because what is better than brunch?

Commandment #9: Thou shall be aware of what time it is. The worst thing about a night at Tombs is when you forget what time it is and end up the only one of your friends on the dance floor. Things can get hazy down at Tombs, so make sure you actually know when your friends are leaving so you aren’t stuck walking home at closing time.

Commandment #10: Thou shall have fun, no matter what. So you got into a fight with your friend. So some girl spilled her drink on you. It is my personal belief that these are some of the moments we are going to miss the most. Don’t let the little things keep you from enjoying the memories.

Stay tuned for my #knowledge in the coming weeks. That is, once I figure out my life a little more.

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Georgetown Themed Breakup Lines

Banner - BreakupsUnhappy with your current bae? Stuck in a relationship that you want out of STAT, but don’t know how to convey it? With Valentine’s Day rolling around, these questions need to be dealt with immediately, before you are stuck at an expensive and annoying dinner with said lacking bae.

Thankfully, the place (AKA the single AF girl) who brought you Georgetown themed pickup lines and Georgetown themed rejection lines is back for one more round. Now, it’s time for part three: the best Georgetown themed break-up lines.

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I would love to keep dating you, but I prefer to spend my time people watching in Lau.

Our love is like the ICC: complicated and not worth putting effort into.

I Bleed Hoya Blue, but that doesn’t mean I love you. 

I hate your GUTS.

Hoya Hoya Saxa, it’s time to face the fact-a that this relationship isn’t working.

I’m liberally leaving this relationship, no continuity.

Lie down forever lie down.

You’re not the only Hot Chick in my life.

Let’s be like the printers in ICC and break [up] permanently.

The Dahlgren Fountain is deeper than you are.

I wish our relationship was a victim of the Cherry Tree Massacre.

You are like the Walsh elevators, too slow and not worth waiting for.

It’s not you, it’s your Corp order.

ICC you cheated on me.

Our relationship has less than 99 days left. 

And, for those of you who love 4E: I’m leaving you 4Ever

Hope these lines bring you some luck in ending those god awful relationships. And those on the receiving side, you probably should have seen this coming…

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Senior Parents Weekend: What’s Up For Auction?

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Senior Parents Weekend is next weekend! One of the main events of the weekend is the Senior Auction, which takes place on Feb. 6. At this grand event, many items are auctioned off in an effort to raise money for families who can not afford to attend graduation weekend. And, in Georgetown tradition, things tend to get a little out of hand.

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We all know that many Georgetown students/families enjoy the finer things in life, so one could only assume that what will be up for auction is just as crazy. We’ve heard some rumors, started some others. From our research, this is what we assume will be auctioned off:

1. A night in the ICC. 

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Description: DC’s hottest club is the Intercultural Center. Located near Red Square, this hidden gem has faculty offices, SFS secrets and a rocking computer lab. Who wouldn’t want to explore this place for a night?

Estimated Price: The price of one semester of tuition.

2. A trip to the family villa in España.

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Description: Thanks to the donation of Family Z, Georgetown is happy to offer this fabulous villa on the Spanish coast. Houses 10 people, with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and two infinity pools. May or may not have been featured on House Hunters International.

Estimated Price: Why send two kids to Georgetown when you could spend 5 days at this hotspot!

3. A photo with John DeGioia.

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Description: Get to know this Georgetown celebrity on a more personal level! Plus, this provides you with the best Instagram/Profile Picture/LinkedIn photo in the history of the Internet.

Estimated Price: Likely worth the same as your meal plan.

4. Chicken Finger Thursday in Your Home.

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Description: CFT is a national treasure, so why not enjoy it in style? Package includes the omelet lady (“Get ya chicken fingers…”), all the condiments you could ever want and limitless fry refills.

Estimated Price: The price of a dinner at 1789, at least.

5. The Clock Hands.

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Description: All Georgetown students dream of being “that kid” who steals the clock hands. Now that can be you! This includes an interview with a fake news source, certificate of accomplishment, and never ending fake fame.

Estimated Price: Like you could afford this. Also, shipping is not included.

Are you ready to become a big spender? Or will you just people watch? I can’t wait to see.

Note: Auctioned items are only speculation. We do not have the inside scoop. 

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The 10 Gifs You Need This Finals Season

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‘Tis the season for crying and complaining. Welcome to finals, the Georgetown version of a state school frat’s hell week. Teachers aren’t clear, assignments are ridiculous and there is a .9 percent chance that you actually have all of the notes to make that study guide. Before you grab your hammer and start beating a hole into the wall of Lau, take a deep breath. 4E has compiled a list of 10 gifs that are sure to express your current anger and frustration. You’re welcome.

1. When your teacher assigns a take home test that is 100% impossible.

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2. When your final is not cumulative, but also low-key very cumulative.

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3. When all of your pens are out of ink, you run out of paper in your legal pad or your computer dies and you have no charger.

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4. When people are happy and smiling and all you want to do is throw hot coffee in their faces.

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5. When someone complains about having “so much work” when in reality they have one final.

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6. When you dedicate 3 hours to an essay and then you have to change everything you just wrote.

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7. When coffee isn’t helping you anymore. Why have you failed us caffeine?

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8. When all your friends finish finals and you are the only one left in Lau.

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9. When someone asks you to do something during finals.

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10. When you are #overit and it is still study days.

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See ya in Lau, baes. Don’t take it personally if I’m rude.

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Quiz: Are You a SWUG?

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Ah, the age old question. Being a SWUG is an honor that not everyone can achieve. Across the country, and even across time, people have pondered this group of people and tried to earn this coveted status.

For all your NARPs (not defining that for you), “SWUG” stands for “Senior Washed-Up Girl.” That is, a person, typically female, who has seen her glory days pass her by and is content with living a life full of laziness and wine.

Do you have what it takes to be SWUG?

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4E Gossip: Celeb Sightings in Georgetown

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Georgetown was actually really poppin’ this Thursday; 4E was notified of not one, but two celeb sightings last night.

First, Jeb(!) Bush was spotted at Georgetown’s most insane bar, Chinese Disco. What was the Republican nominee hopeful doing there? Maybe reliving his glory years? Just kidding, he was at a fundraiser filled with Georgetown young professional (Read: yo pro’s).

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The other celeb sighting? The one and only Reese Witherspoon! Why was she there? Duh, because she is flawless. Does she even need a reason?

4E could not snag a photo, but we assume this is what she looks like
4E could not snag a photo, but we assume this is what she looks like

I 100% regret staying in and working on my essay right now.

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