Subway Caters?!

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Apparently they do now!

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Subway can make and deliver either a 3 or 6-foot long sub for whatever the occasion. They’ll also make sandwich platters that have a bunch of different kinds of sandwiches too. It’s too bad this wasn’t available before the Super Bowl last weekend; it surely would have gotten more attention than Leo’s weird meal-swipe-for-pizza deal.

According to their flyer, you can contact them about this deal by emailing HoyaCourtSubway@gmail.com or by calling 202-687-1806.

We all know that the best way to end a night is by going to Epi to gorge on pizza or sandwiches. But what’s better than not having to leave the party because there’s 3 feet of sandwich in a refrigerator? 4E knows all too well that there is not.

Photo: Emily Min/The Hoya; giphy.com

Take a Break With Santa Tomorrow Night

Breakfast with Santa

Dreading the upcoming week of finals? Excited about the end of classes? Hungry for pancakes? Whatever the reason, get ready for Breakfast with Santa Claus tomorrow night. At 10 p.m. in the Great Room of the HFSC, InterHall will be serving up free pancakes, hot chocolate and coffee.

Maybe you think this event is beneath you. But you know who else loves pancakes?

The President.

Also, Santa will be there, as you can see in the letter below.

You won’t want to miss out on this — even if it’s just for a study break. All I’m hoping for is that DeGioia shows up in a red suit and a large white beard.

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A Capella Alert: DCAF Is Here

DCAF 2014 Preview

It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween — DCAF. For those of you that don’t know, DCAF is the D.C. A Cappella Festival, a two-weekend annual fall concert hosted by Georgetown’s very own Phantoms and Gracenotes. The two weekends feature various Georgetown a cappella groups, as well as some guest groups from other schools.

The first performance is this Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by the Phantoms. In addition to their performance, the Chimes, Superfood and the Gracenotes will perform. The NYU N’harmonics and the Johns Hopkins Octopodes will be the guest groups of the night. The second performance hosted by the Gracenotes will be the following Saturday, Nov. 8, with performances by the Capitol G’s, Saxatones, Phantoms, REL and guest starring the University of Virginia Hullabahoos.

Tickets are only $8, but tend to sell out quickly, so be sure to pick up yours soon! They’re available online here, and will also be sold by the Gracenotes and Phantoms in Red Square.

You will not be disappointed.

To get you pumped for Saturday’s performers, here are videos from last year’s DCAF.

The Phantoms

 The Gracenotes

Superfood

The Chimes

Now two of the guest groups:

The NYU N’Harmonics

The JHU Octopodes

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Lesser-Known Georgetown Traditions

Lesser Known Traditions

Kicking off Homecoming weekend this Friday is Traditions Day 2014, taking place on Copley Lawn. From noon to 3 p.m., you’ll be able to enjoy free GUGS burgers, a cappella performances from several groups and (obviously) free T-shirts. More information can be found on the Facebook event, but it’s sure to be an awesome afternoon.

While the day is meant to celebrate some of Georgetown’s famous traditions, 4E is here to add some newer, lesser-known traditions that you might not have heard of yet.

The counter at Epi 

Everyone know about the tradition of sitting on John Carroll’s lap that every freshman partakes in because that’s been the tradition for years now. With Epi open 24/7 you can partake in the tradition of sitting on Epi’s counter at 2 a.m. until a cashier inevitably asks you to to get off. Plus, the counter has the added benefit of being a little easier to get onto than John Carroll.

The line at Eat & Joy 

Most recent grads and current juniors and seniors remember the glory of Tuscany, which was put out of business unceremoniously over the summer of 2013. Eat & Joy has stepped up to the plate to fill the void left by Tuscany, and (assuming they don’t also mysteriously go out of business one day soon) they have become the newest Georgetown tradition.

The Healy tunnels

Disclaimer: 4E does not condone trespassing. With construction all over campus (I think I’ve reached my limit for complaining about this), there’s no way to access the Reiss rooftop anymore; the Healy tunnels are just waiting at the heart of campus to be discovered!

The Hot Chick

During practically every tour of Georgetown’s campus and neighborhood, prospective freshmen hear about the Chicken Madness at Wisey’s and how it’s a must-have. In my two years here, though, I have come to largely prefer the Hot Chick for its simplicity and originality. If you haven’t had it yet, you need to get one (or three, and eat them all in one sitting).

While you might not have heard of some of these traditions until now, we can guarantee you’ll soon be making them a part of your usual Georgetown tradition routine. So, on Friday for Traditions Day and throughout Homecoming Weekend, inaugurate these newfound traditions as an integral part of your Hilltop experience.

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Third-Year Meal Plan Requirement: The Conspiracy

Conspiracy

When news of the possible third-year meal plan requirement broke this past week, students were infuriated, and rightly so. In case you didn’t hear news from any campus news source whatsoever, GUSA announced in a press release that the administration is considering implementing a third-year meal plan requirement.

While the most obvious reason for doing this is to boost revenue, my inner conspiracy theorist doesn’t buy it. The university can’t seriously be considering this plan — that they had to know would outrage students — without some ulterior motive. And 4E is here to wildly speculate about what those motives could be.

To distract students from the massive impending construction Unfortunately, this Monday, the East Reiss pathway and Leavey bridge will be closed indefinitely due to construction. By introducing this ridiculous meal plan proposal, the administration was clearly trying to pull students’ attention away from the construction to this new annoying university endeavor. Then, when the meal proposal magically doesn’t pass, we’ll all feel a sense of victory as we inconveniently walk around the west side of Reiss without complaint.

The university seriously screwed up their budget With the cost of the new HFSC and Northeast Triangle construction, financial constraints have to be pretty high right now. They’re probably too embarrassed to try to solicit more alumni donations, and so they have to resort to literally siphoning money from current students. Probably the most likely explanation.

They’re using this to cover up some other thing that students would get more upset about This is the best conspiracy theory because it’s open-ended. Maybe UIS is responsible for hacking Snapchat? Just think of all the stories we don’t know about because we’re all up in arms about this new proposal instead of looking for another piece of journalistic gold.

And now you know what went through my mind when I heard this news.

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The Positives of Campus Construction

Positives of Construction

If you think the construction around campus is annoying now, just wait until the massive Northeast Triangle construction (eventually) starts. I use the Reiss walkway nearly every day, and its impending blockage is definitely going to mess with my flow. It’s a bummer to think that for the rest of my time at Georgetown, I won’t be able to use that shortcut. However, we’ll all get used to it soon enough, and these are some of the positives that will probably come of the change.

More exercise

You’ll never have to be worried about missing leg day again. Traveling between the north end of campus and places like Lau or even just the front gates will be a solid walk (as if you don’t walk enough by virtue of living here). So the way I see it, the construction’s just throwing you some added cardio.

Become the best planner ever

Because you’ll have to start building travel time into everything that you do, you’ll be sure that whenever you start your day, you know exactly where you’re going. If you live in Darnall or Henle, you’ll become especially adept at planning when you have to leave for events.

You now have a great excuse for not wanting to go somewhere

If there’s a party that you know will make you feel like the man in the gif, there’s a perfectly legitimate reason for turning your friends down. “Sorry guys, it’s definitely too much effort to walk through campus to meet you at that party.” Unless you really are that thirsty.

So even though you might not be the biggest fan of construction, there are plenty of benefits for all of us. Yay campus development!

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DC Ranked Third for Best Dessert Food Trucks

DC3rdfoodtruckFor those Hoyas lucky enough to be in DC this summer, it’s time for you to get out and get some dessert on the street. There’s a whole world of of dessert trucks out there selling everything from sweet waffles to gourmet ice cream. Travelers using the dating site, MissTravel.com, were polled on which cities had the most delicious dessert trucks in the US. I don’t know why users of a dating site were polled as opposed to literally any other better, more qualified group, but we’ll take it.

It doesn’t surprise me that users of a dating site love this dessert truck.

Not surprisingly, ice cream beat out all other desserts for participants’ favorite. Granted, I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable going up to a truck self-titled “Street Cream” without seeing the entire process by which the ice cream is made, but I’m sure it’s delicious. I’ll definitely trust the ratings given from a cut-rate dating site.

“That Cheesecake Truck” is one of DC’s most popular trucks. They offer an individual cheesecake for $4 a pop, so be sure to follow their Twitter to find out where they’ll be in the DC area so you can check them out! In the meantime, I’ll be watching Food Network and salivating.

Photos: foodtruckfiesta.com, supremecart.org

Georgetown Day Fashion

Gtown Day Fashion
Georgetown Day is in three days. THREE DAYS. You know what that means. The perfect day to get out of class quickly, go outside and celebrate the day that every Hoya dreams of for the entire year. It is an undisputed fact that Georgetown Day is the best day of the year, and come Friday, we’ll all once again be reminded why. There’s sure to be plenty of alcoholic beverages, food and relaxation on the lawn.
In order to do this glorious day right, you have to look the part. That’s why 4E is here to walk you through the ideal Georgetown Day outfit.
Tank top — It doesn’t really matter what tank you’re wearing, but it’s mandatory. There are official Georgetown Day 2014 tanks available for purchase, but anything will work. There isn’t a more appropriate day than Georgetown Day for everyone to be outside maxin’ and relaxin’ in a tank. The bro-ier, the better!
Colored shorts — Another obvious must-have. My favorite (and as it turns out, 80% of Georgetown’s favorite) is Nantucket red; nothing screams Georgetown Day like being outside in a bro tank and some Nantuckets. Actually, regardless of what day it is, you will see pastel shorts — and shorts of all kinds (shoutout to jorts!) — reemerging with the coming of spring.
Flip-flops — I’m a firm believer in flip-flops over boat shoes when spring comes around, and Georgetown Day is no exception. I realize that I am at Georgetown, however, so I’m probably in the minority with this one. Either way, throw on a pair of flip-flops or boat shoes and you’re good to go.
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Fanny packs — You will have to carry a lot of stuff around on Georgetown Day: your keys, emergency snacks, what’s left of your dignity. You could stuff your belongings in your pockets, or you could carry a fanny pack! Yeah, maybe they were uncool when your parents wore them around Disney World, but for Georgetown Day, you can get some that put the fun in functional. Check out the ones being sold by the Georgetown women’s rugby team in Red Square!
Well, that’s about all you need in order to have an awesome Georgetown Day. As of now, there’s an unfortunate prediction of some rain for Friday, but don’t let that put a damper on getting hyped for this long-awaited day. Rain or shine, throw on this outfit (and maybe an umbrella hat) and you can be a Georgetown Day hero.
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D.C. Ranks Top City for Post-College Jobs

background-employmentGraduating from Georgetown – it’s something no one here wants to think about. The long, fun nights spent in Lau, the delicious food available at Leo’s, the top-notch living accommodations… who could ever want to leave everything that Georgetown has to offer? But eventually, you’ll have to leave your home on the Hilltop and enter the real world. However, whenever you are forcibly removed from campus, you’ll be greeted by a relatively large job market in the D.C. area.

According to Indeed and Apartment Guide’s newly released list of the top 10 cities with the most entry-level job openings, Washington, D.C. was named the top city for recent college graduates. This was determined by looking at the number of job postings available in major cities and combining that with the average rent and square footage for both one and two bedroom apartments in each city. (Obviously, they didn’t take Village B into consideration when they created this list.) With such a wide availability of jobs in the D.C. area, hopefully you’ll be able to avoid the always infuriating question of “So, what’s your plan once you graduate?”

While you may not find a stellar job that will put to use everything you learned in college (read: beer pong), you can rest assured you will at least be able to get a job in D.C. to pay the bills (i.e. your Georgetown debt).

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Nextspot: The New and Improved Doodle

Next SpotHere at 4E, we’re always up-to-date on the best new apps for Hoyas – if you’re not using the BroApp, you’re missing out. Nextspot was recently founded by Georgetown student Daanish Jamal, and while the app is still in its infancy, it is fully functional. According to its description, Nextspot “helps you and your friends organize casual meetups. It streamlines the details – what, when, where and who – in a collaborative process, so everyone’s input is accounted for.” Basically, it allows you to create various groups within the app, which then provides a group chat as well as the ability to create “events” for that group.

It lets every person in the group vote on what times are best for them, similar to how a Doodle poll works. It’s insanely helpful if you have to get together for a group project and need to decide whether to do it in Lau at 9 p.m. or in Regents during the afternoon. Or, it’s especially ideal for trying to organize a pregame and deciding whose place is the best.

Obviously, your friends  have to have the app for its functionality to be fully realized. So link your friends to this article, download the app and support a Georgetowner trying to get his company off the ground!

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