The Best of Urban Dictionary

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One more week of class till the end of the semester. Two more weeks until freedom. The sun is out. The birds are chirping. It’s the time of ultimate procrastination. And what better way to waste the next few hours of your life than to scour Urban Dictionary in search of the funniest, grossest and weirdest slang words and phrases.

You may be that person awkwardly laughing alone in a Lau cubicle, but finals week is a judgment-free zone. Take advantage of that. And maybe add a few entries of your own.

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ah, a definition that many college students are all too familiar with.
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driving the struggle bus all the way to finals!
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YOU KNOW IT.
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Hey! Not necessarily…though homework does suck and I did sleep until noon today…

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Friday Fixat10ns: Summer Countdown

Somehow, it’s almost the end of the spring semester, and we only have a month until the next round of final exams. Winter coats are being put away for good, and the sun is finally coming out to play. However, we aren’t free just yet. We hope that our 4E playlist will provide you with the motivation that you need to make it through the final stretch.

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson I’ve heard the saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” a million times, but, for some reason, when Kelly sings it, everything just clicks.

Firework – Katy Perry Yes, Katy, sometimes I do feel like a plastic bag. Don’t we all? No? Okay, maybe that’s just me. All I know is that this is the best pick-me-up song ever.

Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi For some reason, taking my Developmental Cell Biology final exam or writing my USPS final paper isn’t my idea of happiness, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction If you’re anything like me, then you’ve caught the One Direction bug. They know exactly what to say to a girl.

Numb – Linkin Park It’s never a good idea to bottle up stress so the next time that you’re angry at the world, just turn up this song and channel your inner rocker.

Fighter – Christina Aguilera You have to be a fighter in order to make it through the last month of school. Are you up for the battle?

Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield Always remember that whatever happens in the next month does not define your life. Your life is unwritten, and you have the ability to do or be anything. Sorry, that just got really deep.

Never Say Never – Justin Bieber He may be on a slippery slope ever since his split with Selena, but this boy sure knows how to sing a catchy tune, regardless of how trite his lyrics may be.

One Step at a Time – Jordin Sparks I loved this girl ever since American Idol, and I love her now even more. And she’s completely correct  – we all just need to take each day as it comes. Before we know it, we’ll be packing up and heading home for the summer.

It’s My Life – Bon Jovi This song will be my anthem as I walk out of my last final exam. End of story.

March Madness: Georgetown Bars Round 2

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So the top seeds in the Georgetown Bar region made it to the Elite Eight, but which one will get to the Final Four?

Rhino or The Tombs?

Rhino isn’t too far from campus, but, after a long night of party hopping, you may not want to trek all the way to M street.

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But M Street also means food. Johnny Rockets, Tuscany, Quick Pita. And, at a certain point in the night, that’s all that really matters.

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However, The Tombs is literally steps off of campus. You can even spend your night in Lau and then pop over for a drink.

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Then again, our basketball team has often been spotted at Rhino, especially after a big win.     Who can turn down an opportunity to dance with the stars of the school?

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Rhino is more of a weekend bar, but The Tombs is known for their weekly theme nights like Country Night every Monday and Trivia Night every Tuesday.

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Personally, The Tombs is a Georgetown staple, as we showed in the Round 1 argument, but can Rhino pull out a win? Anything is possible in March as we’ve seen. (Editor’s Note: clearly this is true. The West region of my bracket is in shambles)

Vote HERE:

Georgetown Bars Round 2: The Tombs or Rhino?

Photos: stationstart.com, atlantadowntown.com, georgetown.edu, flickr.com, sdcitybeat.com

4E Flix: Government Overload

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And the countdown begins: Spring Break is almost here. Before we can head home or fly off to some tropical destination, we need to power through the rest of our midterms. But everyone needs a break every once in a while so we at 4E are here to provide you with some Netflix recommendations to get you through the next two weeks. Good luck everyone!

Parks and Recreation

Parks and RecreationAre you in desperate need of a 20-minute study break? Then put away the books to watch an episode of Parks and Recreation. Although there are already five seasons of this comedy series, you don’t need to start from the beginning to fall in love with the show. Parks and Recreation, which uses a mockumentary filming style like in The Office, is about the lives of local government officials in Pawnee, a small town in Indiana. Amy Poehler stars in the show as Leslie Knope, a perky and enthusiastic bureaucrat in the parks department. Since there is a wide range of characters from Ron Swanson, the staunch libertarian, to April Ludgate, the sarcastic college student, every viewer will be able to connect with one of the characters in this highly addicting series.

The American President

The American PresidentThis 1995 romantic comedy-drama has all of the elements of a great movie: love, suspense, and Michael Douglas. And, to top it off, it’s set in the best city in the world. Douglas plays President Andrew Shepherd who attempts to win over environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade after the death of his wife. For those West Wing fans, many elements of this movie are depicted in the popular TV series. If only I could watch this movie for my US Political Systems class!

 

 

 

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4E Flix is a weekly post designed to help the Netflixer with nothing new to watch. The Fourth Edition is not affiliated with Netflix in any way.

 

Cabaret Preview

Georgetown CabaretWant to see some of Georgetown’s finest show off their musical talents? You’ll be able to see all of your favorite singers belting their hearts out at Georgetown Cabaret this Thursday night at 7pm. The venue, Fur Night Club, is located at 33 Patterson Street NE. There will be free buses, supplied by The Corp, leaving from the McDonough gym parking lot at 6pm and 6:45pm. If you miss the buses, it’s best to take the GUTS bus from campus to Dupont and then to take the red line to the NoMa-Gallaudet station. Tickets, which are $15, can be bought online, at Vital Vittles, at the door, or from any of the Cabaret members.

Want a special preview performance before the show on Thursday? Go to Tombs tonight at 10:30pm where you can see a selection of Thursday’s set! You must be 21 or older to attend Tombs night.

Photo: Georgetown Cabaret Facebook

The Procrastinator’s Guide to the Galaxy: Awkward Family Photos

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What better day to procrastinate then on the Sunday of a three-day weekend? You still have tomorrow to write that paper or study for that midterm so put away the work and focus on doing absolutely nothing. We at the Fourth Edition are happy to provide you with another weekly installment of The Procrastinator’s Guide to the Galaxy to get you through the day.

How embarrassing is your family? Are you terrified when your parents come to visit during Parents Weekend? Do you shamelessly try to hide them from all your friends? Are you absolutely convinced you just had to be adopted?

Not to worry fellow Hoyas. You’re not alone. But, trust me, it could be worst, and, if you don’t believe me, check out this assortment of awkward family photos. I mean, this could have been your family’s Christmas card. Or this. Even worse, what would you do if these people were your parents? There is an array of different albums from pets to grandparents so have fun for the next few hours!

Do you have a family photo so awful that it just needs to be shared? Make sure to submit it to AwkwardFamilyPhotos! What more would you want then for millions of people to see you in your absolute worst?

Have a happy Sunday!

WikiWhat? Manhattanhenge?

WikiWhatYou know when you’re desperately trying to find basic information for you research paper and you stumble upon a weird article on Wikipedia? Sometimes I have absolutely no idea how I got there, but it’s a good thing that I’m a procrastinator because these quirky little facts are a great way to get out of any awkward situation.

For instances, have you ever heard of the Manhattanhenge? This event, also known as the Manhattan Solstice, happens twice a year around the summer solstice when the setting sun perfectly aligns with Manhattan’s street grid. The term was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. New York City isn’t the only city to witness such an incredible phenomena since a similar event occurs in Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal. For any CSI: NY fans, you may recognize the Manhattanhenge since it was featured on an episode of the popular TV show that aired on November 25, 2009.

So, next time you’re at a party and you’re at a loss for what to say, just pull out this fun fact, and I promise that it will spark some instant conversation. And, if you’re in NYC for the next Manhattanhenge, please be that obnoxious person who tells everyone what it is actually called.

Restaurant Week Preview

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When you’re a college student, you’re pretty much broke. It’s that simple. Unfortunately, you just can’t afford to wine and dine yourself like you deserve. Good meals are hard to come by — unless your parents decide to visit — and I, for one, always take full advantage of that opportunity.

But for this week, we’re in luck! D.C. Restaurant Week of Winter 2013 begins today and lasts until Sunday! For that limited time period, you can enjoy a three-course lunch or dinner for a reduced price. The fixed price for lunch is $20.13 and $35.13 for dinner. A number of Georgetown restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week including Café Milano, Clyde’s, Filomena, Il Canale, Nick’s Riverside Grill, and Farmers Fishers Bakers. A quick side note. I went to Farmers Fishers Bakers last weekend, and it is by far my favorite restaurant in Georgetown. If you’re going to go anywhere for Restaurant Week, go here. But make reservations well in advance because this place is always booked.

For those of you who have never been to a restaurant during Restaurant Week, here are some tips to make the most out of your experience.

Make Reservations. This isn’t the kind of thing where you can just stroll into a restaurant and expect to be seated immediately. Restaurants are packed during Restaurant Week regardless of where you go, so you have to be prepared. Your friends might think you’re crazy for making reservations five days in advance, but they will thank you later.

Read Menus and Reviews.  You want to find the restaurant that is going to give you the best deal, but you need to actually like the type of food that the restaurant serves. Try to do some research beforehand so that you aren’t disappointed when you get there.

Check the List of Participating Restaurants.  Not every restaurant in D.C. has fixed prices for Restaurant Week. You should always ask if the restaurant is participating in Restaurant Week when you call to make reservations.

This week is also a great opportunity to explore some cool neighborhoods in D.C. But, wherever you go, food will be involved so that’s an automatic win. Have fun eating!

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Friday Fixat10ns: Waiting for the Snow

It’s 50 degrees in February. I’m not wearing a jacket. I see no snow on the ground. This is definitely not what winter is all about, but I’m not ready to give up on it just yet. If you are still desperately holding out for a snowpocalypse so you don’t have to write that paper, I hope our 4E playlist pleases the snow gods for all of us.

Winter Song – Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson Can it honestly get any better than this dynamic duo? I think not. These two women have the voices of angels. Seriously.

Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons I don’t think I ever been more obsessed with a band. Everything they do is pure genius. And if you were lucky enough to snag a ticket to their sold out concert in Fairfax, Va., this February, this song should definitely get you in the mood for an absolutely incredible concert.

Snow (Hey, Oh) Red Hot Chili Peppers We can always count on the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a catchy chorus. Who knew how much fun it would be to sing, “Hey, Oh,” over and over again?

January Wedding Avett Brothers If you’re a sap like me, you are dying to see a winter wedding at Dahlgren Chapel, preferably during a snowfall because that would just be magical.

Snowfall Ingrid Michaelson She is just too amazing not to be on this playlist twice. And yes, Ingrid, I too “want a snowfall kinda love.” Just in time for Valentine’s day.

Winter Song Caesars Swedish indie rock band. Come on, it doesn’t get any cooler than that.

In Like a Lion (Always Winter) Reliant K They really aren’t feeling the whole winter thing, but I refuse to move on to spring until we get a snow day. End of story.

Early Winter Gwen Stefani Beautiful metaphor, Gwen. Sorry about the end of your relationship, but winter isn’t ending for us just yet.

Wizards in Winter Trans-Siberian Orchestra Okay, I’m usually not into the whole no lyrics thing, but this song is awesome. I don’t know how they do it, but they are a progressive rock band so I guess they can do anything.

Angel in the Snow Elliot SmithThis song makes me want to run outside and make snow angels. Badly. All I need is the snow.

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Making the Most of Parents Weekend

It’s finally here. The weekend we all love yet hate. It may all seem great – eager parents wanting to spoil you, a free meal at a place other than Leo’s, time with the family. But, in reality, this weekend is an opportunity, provided by Georgetown, for parents to see if we really have our lives together without their constant, overbearing supervision. Don’t worry though. If you stick to the following guidelines, you’ll be able to survive parents weekend without a hitch.

Go to Dinner on M Street: If you’re like me, you have been desperately trying to avoid Leo’s for weeks and have gone broke at Epicurean and Vital Vittles. Finally, the parents are here to pay! I recommend that you make reservations in advance because every other student at Georgetown probably wants to go to the same place as you do. Some great family restaurants are Thunder Burger and Clyde’s.

Take Your Family on a Tour of D.C.: There are a lot of activities available for students and their parents on campus, but my parents’ favorite part of last year’s Parents Weekend was when we walked along the waterfront to the monuments. Your parents want to see that you have taken advantage of the all that the city has to offer so go out and explore with them!

Pretend You Actually Clean Your Room: Schedule a cleaning party with your roommate before your mom comes to campus and freaks out about the state of your room. Or maybe wait till she gets here so that she can do it for you. Hide all prohibited items so that you don’t have to come up with a quick explanation for how these items mysteriously appeared in your room.

Make Smart Decisions: The last thing that you want to do is wake up on Saturday morning with the worst hangover of your life and a full day of family events planned. You only have a limited amount of time with your family so make sure to get the rest needed in order to make the most out of this weekend with them.