Why 20 Is Not an Irrelevant Age

We here at 4E have set out to explain Why 20 Is Not Irrelevant: You may not get a Tombs Night, but the big 2-0 has some perks.

  1. Congrats! You’ve beaten teen pregnancy!  Take pride in accomplishing something Kylie Jenner could not.

  2. You’ve likely spent fifteen years of your life in school and still don’t understand taxes. But, hey, at least you know that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell!
  3. It is legal to drink in Iceland and Japan. Is there a Tombs in Tokyo?


  4. You’re closer to turning 40 than you are to birth!
  5. Teenage emo phases are over — it ISN’T a phase mom, this IS the real me.


  6. You can officially feel out of touch with ~the youth~ and not feel like a bad millennial. I never understood fidget spinners anyway, to be honest.


  7. Society expects you to get married, have kids and successfully establish a career during this decade! (I’m fine, he’s fine, we’re ALL FINE!)

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, eaglesgymnastics.com

Calling All Women & Men for CATS

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Calling all cat lovers, cat ladies, cat men, college students who miss their furry friends back home and essentially all gentle cuddle-loving human beings: 4E has BIG news for you.

CAT CAFEs are the newest, trendiest, most happening places around and we have one coming our way to DC!

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Crumbs & Whiskers, while not yet having an official location or opening date set, is advising prospective visitors to “BE EXCITED!” as there are full-fledged plans underway to bring a cat cafe here to the district. If you’re wondering what exactly this might entail, here is their blurb:

“Crumbs & Whiskers brings together some amazing things. Specifically coffee, tea, desserts, and you guessed it…cats! DC’s cat cafe will serve as a foster home for the Washington Humane Society’s shelter cats and as a really fun place to hang out for DC residents. The concept is pretty simple. Cats in cages are sad, so we get them out of there. Anyone without a cat is sad (or should be), so we hook them up. Then, we give everybody desserts and coffee and tea. The end.”

So pretty much it’s going to be the perfect venue for all things/moods: lonely, happy, sad, cuddly, first date(?) and even a space to add a new member to your family!

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Should you be worried that the prospect of a cat cafe might be an evil plot to exploit cats, fear not. Crumbs & Whiskers benefits not only its customers, but also its furry felines whose alternative would be a lonely cage. Being a cat at the cat cafe is a huge opportunity for our cat friends, as it greatly increases their chances for adoption! And YOU could be the adopter (I mean within or without respect to you campus housing codes).

If you are considering taking home a furry friend, know that adoption is not done on the spot, but through the Washington Humane Society – so at the least know that your decision will not be one done out of drunkenness.

Other important details to know:

  • No unsupervised kids under 12 (so basically like a 13+ cat club)
  • You must sign a waiver ( cats are animals capable of scratches and such)
  • Flash photos are not allowed for the safety of the cats
  • AND you must resist the urge to pet cats when they are asleep (r-e-s-p-e-c-t)

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To visit the Cafe: Reservations will be made in 30 or 60 minute increments and there will be a cover charge. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space. If someone does not show for a reservation availability will be made known via twitter. You may also schedule private events…team bonding, group study or birthday party???

Snacks & such will be prepared at a separate partner location and will likely be complimentary.

AND for those of you that are really into it- A GentleMeows Club will welcome feature members!!! (Yay exclusivity)

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DC’S SOON-TO-BE NEWEST THING 

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Gifs: giphy.com; tumblr.com; thenypost.files.wordpress.com

Jack’s Summer Splash

babyjackbirthdayOn June 27, Georgetown celebrated Jack the Bulldog’s first birthday with the Summer Splash, allowing students, faculty, staff and alumni to enjoy free ice cream on Healy Lawn while hanging out with Jack. The lovable mascot, who turned one on June 29, played around in a pool, posed for pictures and enjoyed the company of the Georgetown community.

Students like Anthony Bugeja (SFS ’15) took advantage of the weather to play with Jack and eat ice cream.

“It was awesome getting the chance to celebrate being a part of the Georgetown community with fellow Hoyas at Jack’s birthday event; the turnout was great and the atmosphere was friendly,” Bugeja said.

The Hoya interviewed mascot caretaker McKenzie Stough (COL ’13) to learn more about Jack and his relationship with the Georgetown community.

How was the Summer Splash event on June 27?

We are thrilled that so many students, faculty, staff and neighbors took the time to come together, relax, make new friends and enjoy the summer weather on the lawn with Jack.

Describe Jack’s personality. What makes him special?

Jack is a very curious and social dog so this was a nice opportunity for him to make new friends from all parts of the community. Jack, like most bulldogs, gets attached to people quickly. He is always excited when his Jack Crew students pick him up for his walks or when he sees a familiar face on campus. If you couldn’t tell from the baby pool, he loves to play in water.

What events has Jack attended so far? What are his responsibilities at the event?

Jack has attended a wide variety of sports games and events throughout the spring and summer. He made his Verizon Center debut at the final men’s home game of the season versus Creighton. More recently, he cheered on graduates from all of this year’s commencement ceremonies and welcomed alumni back to the hilltop during reunion weekend.

Here’s a brief video of the event put together by Georgetown Today, featuring one of the Fourth Edition’s own, Alexis Oni-Eseleh, in the first few seconds!

So adorable. Remember when he was just a baby?

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We’ve had so many great memories with Jack this year, so let’s take a trip down memory lane with some Hoya articles.

New Bulldog Chosen as JJ’s replacement

GU Tightens the Leash on Mascot Care

New Bulldog to Arrive Next Week

Welcome to Campus, John B. Carroll!

John B. Carroll: Great Expectations

2013 Grad New Bulldog Caretaker 

New Mascot Out of Limelight

Video: Georgetown Today

Photo: Janice Hochstetler

Caption Contest: Happy Birthday, Jack!

In honor of one of our favorite pooch’s birthday, we’re holding a little caption contest! Send your quips into [email protected] and you could be featured here on 4E!

Happy 10th, Jack! Or 53rd according to this handy website… Either way, you’re still looking as beautiful as ever, which is evidenced by this shot from your party earlier today.

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Photo: Alexander Brown/The Hoya

What the Dickens?

by Beth Garbitelli

To celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, there was a little shindig on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library earlier today. For someone who has a contentious relationship with the author in question, it was not the most riveting, but it did have a post-event Victorian themed snack selection. Also, there was an open bar featuring several wines and a traditional English punch.

They served a tasty Welsh Rarebit (think cheese dip with a hint of tangy beer) and a buttermilk cake. The menu also had some cringeworthy names – “A Tale of Traditional Tea Sandwiches”? “creamy Hard Times Herbed Dip”?

Best moment of the event? A certain professor admitted in a speech that during her college year she and her classmates had referred to A Tale of Two Cities as A Sale of Two T******!

Photo: cakecentral.com

Happy Birthday Georgetown!

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by Michelle Cassidy

Today marked Georgetown’s 223rd birthday (we don’t even want to imagine the fire hazard posed by the candles on that cake), and the Campaign for Georgetown released a couple of commemorative treats online . There’s a tumblr where you can post notes and photos to the school on her special day; we’ve featured a few of our favorites here. An interactive timeline is also up over at the Campaign for Georgetown website. There are a few fun pieces of Georgetown history in the timeline, like President George Washington’s visit to Old North, a photo of our very first basketball team in 1907 (and our NCAA win 77 years later) and the conversion of the Hilltop Café into The Tombs. If only the Healy Pub were around today – we would love to share a celebratory drink with Georgetown tonight!