Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: GIVEAWAY

UntitledLooking for something fun to do next week?  Perhaps a distraction before the impending doom of never-ending midterms begins?  Well then you’re in luck as The Hoya will be giving away five admit-two tickets to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  The tickets will be valid starting on Monday, February 8th any Monday through Thursday at an AMC theater in the DC area.  The movie puts a twist on Jane Austen’s classic novel with the addition of some pesky zombies (huge shock given the title, we know).

Ready to win some tickets now?  All you have to do is answer the question below!  If you’re feeling stumped, check out this article for a hint. Last day for entry is Thursday, Feb. 4 at 11:59 p.m.

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Free Nutella

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Between now and Feb. 17 you can tweet a picture of Nutella pancakes @Nutella using the hashtag #NutellaPancakeSweeps and you’ll be entered to win a coupon for a free jar of Nutella!

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Leo’s puts out Nutella every once in a blue moon, so whether you get the opportunity to snap a pic and devour the delicious pancakes remains to be seen.

This promotion is probably in celebration of World Nutella Day, which, for you uncultured commoners, is TODAY!

Here are a few ways to celebrate Nutella Day – which, by the way, should be celebrated everyday:

Nutella cinnamon rolls (just get the ready-made kind from Vittles and drown them in Nutella)

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Banana Nutella smoothie

Nutella and peanut butter sandwich with bacon

Nutella milkshake (you can get one at the Bulldog Tavern)

Bacon covered in Nutella

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Nutella and banana croissants (Pillsbury crescent roll dough with sliced banana and heaps of Nutella rolled inside)

If none of these suggestions moved you, you can always just grab a jar and a spoon. Go to the grocery store, get tweeting and enjoy World Nutella Day!

Photos: Nutella; Buzzfeed.com; firstcovers.com

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Yik Yak Contest

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There is nothing college students love more than finding new ways to procrastinate and getting free stuff. With that premise in mind, Yik Yak is holding a contest at Georgetown for students to win #free #swag. Yes, we said free!

All you have to do is:

  1. Find Yik Yak stickers around campus
  2. Tweet or Instagram them with the hashtag #SpotTheYak

AND THEN: Win Yik Yak-related prizes that give Yik Yak free advertising and give you #ultimatestreetcred.

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The contest opened at midnight today and will run until Friday (Feb. 6) at 11:59 pm. Check out the Facebook event here for details on all the prizes.

While using Yik Yak usually gives you intangible illusions of popularity and gratification via anonymous strangers, you can now receive actual, tangible rewards through your association with the app, including t-shirts, baseball caps and beer koozies (to hold your water bottles, obviously).

So take a break from passive aggressively posting about your roommate and constantly asking strangers whether you should tell that boy you like him, and go out and #SpotTheYak.

Photos/Gifs: Tumblr.com; dailydot.com

Georgetown-Themed Pickup Lines

Georgetown Pickup LinesLove is in the air on the Hilltop! As it happens every year, February is bringing out the hormone craziness in Georgetown student population.

We here at 4E know it’s a fact that nothing says Valentine’s Day more than cheesy pickup lines. And we happen to kill the pickup game because we’re sooooo witty.

So because of this reality, 4E is (currently) holding a Valentine’s Day competition for 5 pairs of tickets to a hilarious comedy show in D.C. on Valentine’s Day (featuring Nema Williams and Ed Blaze with special guest HOPE FLOOD). It is bound to be legen – wait for it – dary.

How do you win these free tickets? Glad you asked: All you have to do to get your name in the running is tweet to @thehoya4E with your best (and hottest) pickup lines! From these we will determine the best lines and the winners will be rewarded with these amazing tickets! You can find all of the instructions here.

Comedy and love, or just comedy and not love — whatever your fancy is, you will have an amazing time. Laughter cures all wounds, right?

To get you in the mood for the competition (and romance?), here are 4E’s Georgetown-themed pickup lines:

Girl, you’re like Wisey’s because every time I’m with you it’s madness.

I wish we could go back to NSO, ’cause girl I want to break the ice with you.

The only thing I’m checking out at Lau is you.

Do you work in Vittles? Because I think you’re Vital to my happiness.

Let’s be men and women for each other.

I’m an RHO employee; What size is your package?

You’re like Jack the Bulldog; I really wanna take a walk with you.

Somebody call GERMS, cause it’s unhealthy for you to look that good.

Girl, you’re like Chicken Finger Thursdays; I’d wait all week for you.

Let’s be like the cups in Leo’s and stick together.

Your eyes are like the ICC, I get lost in them all the time.

Are you in the SFS? Because I wanna map your modern world. 

Try them on your floor, that person you like or even me … whomever! Think you can do better? Tweet at us and enter for a chance to win! Oh, and make sure you feel the love, Hoyas.

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Help Georgetown Unlock a Free Week of UberX!

UberPPTDo you feel the need to hibernate in your room all day long because this winter is way too much to handle? Do you refuse to walk anywhere outside the gates because the half hour you spent last week at Yates was already enough?

Well, even though staying bundled up under your covers watching Netflix seems like the perfect of perfect days, D.C. has too many things to offer. UberX has the perfect solution for all of your first world problems!

Uber is an mobile phone app that allows you to request a car, which will pick you up wherever you are, without having to wait or walk in the cold. Because Hoyas are so cool, Uber is offering the entire Georgetown community one free week of UberX if at least 1,500 people sign up for Uber using the Georgetown-only promo code: DCuberXtraCredit3.

We have from right now – yes, sign up NOW – until Feb. 11 to achieve our goal, so go tell every person you know to sign up for Uber. Tell your teachers, tell your friends, tell Jack the Bulldog. Since I know you’re probably as broke as I am, you probably want to save up a little something for Spring Break, so a free week of UberX would certainly come in handy.

To recap, all you have to do is the following:

1. Go to the App store and download Uber
2. Sign up using the Promo Code: DCuberXtraCredit3
3. Procrastinate your studies for at least an hour while you announce publicly why everyone should sign up too
4. Hibernate in your room watching Netflix until Uber unlocks a free UberX week for Georgetown
5. Explore everything D.C. has to offer FOR FREE. (My suggestions: Busboys and Poets on U Street, and Madam’s Organ in Adams Morgan.)

Well, what are you waiting for? Start downloading and let’s get some free UberX!

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Valentine’s Day Contest: WIN FREE STUFF!

UntitledLove to laugh? Like to love? This year we are giving away FIVE pairs of tickets to a hot comedy show on Valentine’s Day so you and your special someone (and maybe your third wheel) can have a steamy, romantic evening watching each other laugh so hard you choke on your sparkling apple cider.

The tickets are for a Feb. 14 show that will be held at The Arc Theater and features D.C. comedians Nema Williams and Ed Blaze alongside special guest HOPE FLOOD. Oh, did we mention that we’re giving away these tickets FOR FREE?

All you have to do to win is tweet the sauciest pickup lines possible to @thehoya4E. (Keep ’em clean, though.) The 4E staff will then try them out on unsuspecting bachelors/bachelorettes to determine our favorites, and then we’ll announce our contest winners who will be off to a night of laughter, footsies and projectile soup. Don’t forget your bib!

To get your wheels spinning, we’ve provided two of our favorite pickup lines for inspiration. May the love be ever in your favor:

1. Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?

2. Do you like pepperoni? Cause I want a pizza dat.

See? This is why you guys get to make up the pickup lines and we’re the ones giving you free comedy show tickets. Get those creative Cupid juices flowing, kids.

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Name This Pup

We’ll take any excuse we can get to write about baby animals (and wolves no less — fitting for the upcoming premiere of the second season of Game of Thrones), and this is a fun one. Back in January, four maned wolf pups were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia, and the National Zoo is putting their names up to a vote.

Two of the four pups (one male and one female) still need names, and the poll to decide what they would be opened yesterday on the Zoo’s Facebook page.

Potential names were selected by the pups’ caretakers “in an attempt to reflect the animals’ personalities, natural history and range.” The options for the male pup are Canastra, Cerrado, Rocko and Timido, while the female could be named Bela, Estrella, Pinga or Terra. The potential names are all Brazilian Portuguese, with the exception of “Rocky,” which was the nickname of one of the researchers’ fathers.

The pups are all healthy and feisty, according to veterinary technicians at the SCBI. Maned wolves are native to central South America, and are threatened in the wild.

Voting will only be open until noon on Friday, March 30, so if you want to play a part in naming these little guys act quickly.

Photo: National Zoo