How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

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Do you know what this Friday is?!!??

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Well, yes… but NO! IT’S GALENTINE’S DAY!

Last year 4E brought you a glorious introduction to “Your New Favorite Holiday” and we’re here to remind that you’re in luck – It’s that time of year again!

What is Galentine’s Day you might ask?

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For those of you Parks and Rec fans out there, and really for ALL of you guys and gals (but mostly gals), Galentine’s Day is the perfect prelude to the forever dreaded/over-anticipated V-day.

It is no secret that for most, Valentine’s Day generally turns out to be some extent of a disappointment. Whether you spend the day gawking at cute couples, chocolates, flowers and bears while being reminded of your own nonexistent love life, or whether you obsess, over-anticipate and set the bar too high for your own significant other, Valentine’s Day is mostly a day of inevitable letdown. However, we here at 4E are here to tell you that it does not have to be like this.

The solution: Galentine’s Day

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Here are some things to do on Friday that will bring you so much love and companionship that you will forget it’s a holiday:

1. Get started extra early with Galentine’s Day at the Women’s CenterHead over to the Women’s Center tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm for treats, crafts, and company!

2. Invest in a great brunch, the ultimate gal pal time.

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3. Go see 50 Shades of Grey. I know you’re all thinking it so here are the details for Friday: Showtimes: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:45 pm, 10:00 pm
Fandango cost: $10.56

4. Bake cookies, cakes and chocolate-covered everything. Take over your common room and/or someone’s apartment and let out your inner culinary desires while satisfying your craving for non-diet friendly sweets.

5. Go crazy with crafts! Scissors, glue, glitter – get creative, make a frame, make a gift and, most importantly, make a mess.

6. Make an Insta-Collage. Do you even need a reason to compile all of your favorite gal pics (awkward, cute, embarrassing, etc.)?! Take advantage of the excuse to express your love via social media!

7. Or do this:

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Whatever you do, make a point to serenade the awesome gals in your life. Happy Galentine’s Day!

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GUSA Presidential Debate Drinking Game 2014

GUSAHeader4We here at The Hoya neglected to post our annual drinking game for the GUSA Vice Presidential Debate yesterday. Fortunately, we quickly have a second chance because fate Ethan Chess scheduled the GUSA Presidential Debate for tonight.

The main event is set for 8 p.m. in the Leavey Program Room and @TheHoya (and a coterie of senior GUSA wash-ups) will once again be live-tweeting the debate.

If you think we missed a good opportunity for a new rule, suggest it in the comments! And, as always, enjoy your GUSA elections responsibly.

For 21+ students only

Drink once for:

*Every time a question or candidate uses the word(s): 

  • Access to benefits
  • Advocacy
  • Balanced tickets
  • Catholic/Jesuit heritage/identity
  • Diversity
  • Dr. Jeanne Lord
  • Dr. Todd Olson
  • GUSA insider/outsider
  • Innovation
  • One Georgetown, One Campus
  • Sustainability
  • Transparency
  • What’s A Hoya?

*Every time a candidate mentions his or her running mate

*Every time a candidate works in a campaign slogan into an answer

*Every tweet from former GUSA Vice President Greg Laverriere (COL ’12) or former GUSA Chief of Staff Jake Sticka (COL ’13)

 

Drink twice for:

*Every losing candidate from previous years who attends the debate

*Every reference the candidates or moderator makes to House of Cards, The West Wing or Scandal

 

Take a shot for:

*Everyone at the debate who isn’t on a campaign staff or a member of campus media (don’t worry, this won’t be too many)

*Every question that Nate Tisa or Adam Ramadan submits during the audience questions portion

*Every mention of the Georgetown mobile app, the potential to build a new website or leveraging new technology (we’re looking at you Spencer Walsh!)

*Every mention of a candidate’s cross-endorsement 

*If the still-ubiquitous former GUSA Vice President Vail Kohnert-Yount (SFS ’13) shows up

 

Finish your drink:

*If a candidate leaves the stage for a bathroom break

*If the Stewards are mentioned (but be secretive about it)

The Finals Coffee Drinking Game

coffee_olympics2At this point in the week, Lau-goers have become downright restless. With the Christmas lights at the end of the tunnel, it’s time to push through those last few papers and memorize those last few chapters you forgot to take notes on. If there’s any time in the finals process that caffeine equates to the nectar of the gods, it’s now. We at the 4E have decided to spice up your caffeine intake with this coffee drinking game. Enjoy, and good luck on those last few exams!

Take a swig of that coffee…

1. Every time you finish a page of an essay or a chapter for your final tomorrow.

2. If you see someone sleeping in the comfy chairs on Lau 2.

3. If you hear a pre-med kid say he’s going to drop pre-med.

4. Every time someone recites their finals schedule to you.

5. Every time you’re asked, “When do you leave?”

Take a shot (of espresso)…

1. If your casual night studying in Lau just turned into an all-nighter.

2. Every time you see laughter turn to tears. (Bonus: Finish your drink if those tears become real.)

Finish your drink if…

1. You see someone with three or more empty coffee cups, an entire meal or a pillow-blanket combination in their cubical. These are all signs that this person has decided to forgo their dorm for the week and move into Lau, and they deserve your caffeinated support.

2. You’re already home. Ugh.

Drink ’til you drop that last paper on your professor’s desk! Good luck, Hoyas!!

Let’s go round two: The Official GUSA Presidential Debate Drinking Game

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We can’t think of a better way to celebrate President’s Day than by watching tonight’s GUSA presidential debate… except of course, by watching the debate and playing this game. The big event will take place in the Leavey Program Room at 8 p.m. and for those too lazy to go, The Hoya will be live-tweeting the debate. But seriously, it’s a holiday, so you really have no excuse.

As always, if you have ideas for a new rule, suggest it in our comment section! Enjoy the game, and stay safe, Hoyas.

Drink once…

  • For every candidate that mispronounces their running mate’s name
  • Every time someone says “SAC is broken”
  • For everyone at the debate who isn’t in GUSA, a member of campus media, or a former candidate (don’t worry, this won’t be too many)
  • Every time Jake Sticka tweets something sarcastic
  • Every time a candidate works his or her campaign slogan into an answer (it’s like when they say the title of a movie in the movie itself and seem to be really proud of it)
  • Every time someone hates on Hoyalink
  • Every time a candidate mentions ‘innovation’ or ‘solutions’
  • For every reference to the Catholic/Jesuit Identity
  • For every bizarre face the candidates make when they don’t agree with each other

Drink twice…

  • For every former executive candidate at the debate
  • Every time former VP Greg Laverriere tweets (Yeah, we kept this rule. Why? This is why)
  • If the rat menace is mentioned again
  • If someone starts a chant

Finish your drink…

Photo: Jezebel

Casual Thursdays: Red, White and Booze

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U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A! It’s inauguration weekend! You know what that means! Beyoncé is FINALLY being recognized as the real president of the United States of… wait…what? She’s not? Well that’s just absurd … your day will come, Beyoncé. Your day will come.

This weekend, kick back and be an American in style with this Patriotic Margarita.

“Red, White and Booze”

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Dark rum
  • Coconut milk
  • Pineapple juice
  • Lime juice
  • Crushed ice

1. Puree thawed frozen strawberries.

2. Put 2 tbsp. each of strawberry puree, dark rum, coconut milk, pineapple juice,  lime juice, and a 1/2 cup crushed ice in a blender

3. Blend until smooth

4. Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons of HPNOTIQ into a glass, and top it off with 2 to 4 tbsp. of the strawberry mixture.

 

“My Date With The President’s Daughter” Drinking Game

Best movie ever. Get together some friends for a night in and get in the presidential spirit!

Take a sip every time…:

-They say “President”

-They say “America”

-Every time Duncan’s (Will Friedle) jaw drops at how attractive the president’s daughter is

-Every time Hallie (Elisabeth Harnois) does something rebellious

-Every time they play the “My Date With The President’s Daughter” song. SO catchy.


Finish your drink every time…:

-They lose the secret service

-Every time you think of how much you miss the show ‘Boy Meets World’

 

Take a shot when…:

-Duncan (Will Friedle) spends $730 on a super-ugly dress for Hallie … poor dude …

 

Photo: Coastal Living, Load Paper