What to Do on GAAP Weekend: Prospective Student Edition

Dear Class of 2021, and so on and so forth,

WELCOME to the Hilltop. D.C. or, as both the cool kids and the geotag call it, “the District,”  is breathtakingly beautiful and the Georgetown bubble (aka my happy place) is nestled in a cozy corner of this vibrant and inspiring city. Home to an ambitious and driven student body, professors for whom one is willing to spend hours studying on Lau 4 and one well-loved bulldog, Georgetown is well worth visiting. Sign up to have a Blue and Gray tour guide escort you along patios strewn with empty beer cans the Vil A rooftops and point out where Bill Clinton lived in Harbin Hall, before he left communal bathrooms and his cluster for a marginally-more-upscale White House residence. Additionally, please make note of following important “Do’s and Don’ts” of visiting our campus.

Don’t try to join the meme page

Please don’t pretend that you’re a non-conforming Jesuit teen. Prep school has not prepared you for this type of meme mastery. One ~incredibly persuasive~ reason to attend this university and surround yourself with peers who also did quite well on the SAT, is the high caliber of meme quality that you will find here. However, seeing as you don’t go here (yet), you probably won’t be able to fully appreciate our self-deprecating jokes. Additionally, by bemoaning the state of Leo’s, Lau and the basketball program, the meme page fails to highlight the many things that make Georgetown so wonderful, and we don’t want you to get the wrong impression.

Don’t disrespect Leo’s

What are the odds that Leo’s will look like the Hogwarts’ Great Hall after the remodel? (unfortunately slim..)

To the hordes of red-sweatshirt clad minions getting WAY too excited about the weird ice cream flavors and groups of parents concernedly poking at salads, I don’t really understand why you are here. First of all, it’s O’Donovan’s by the Waterfront, to you. You are not allowed to poke fun at Leo’s mysterious lack of forks, soggy scrambled eggs, or constant abundance of gross Rum Raisin ice cream unless you have spent 14-18 meals a week in this fine establishment, and Kim Kim knows you by name. Second, while Georgetown is truly an incredible place, our on-campus dining options are not the reason that my future children’s first words will be “Hoya Saxa.”

Don’t brag about going to Georgetown “Frat Parties”

I would like to help you make the important distinction between a “frat party” and a party (or awkward, sweaty gathering) thrown by a frat in a cramped and dimly lit Henle apartment. I suppose I am powerless to stop you from putting a video of yourself singing along to Closer on your Snapchat story or taking a shot of Vanilla Burnett’s (Disclaimer: teen drinking is very bad, and also illegal). Just know that you’re not as cool as you think you are.

Do bask in the glory of Healy Hall

Does looking up at the Healy clock tower give you chills? Copley Lawn, peppered with Hoyas studying on blankets, throwing frisbees and laughing with their friends, feels so perfectly collegiate. The idyllic-ness of the hundreds of color-coordinated tulips gently swaying in the breeze by the front gates (almost) justifies the exorbitant cost of arranging such botanical displays. Can you resist taking a picture with John Carroll? Of course not. He is the GOAT, and you probably won’t get in if you don’t document meeting him (in statue form). Please note, this is not all too good to be true. I can assure you that one year later, when I am hammocking with my favorite people on the front lawn, it still feels just as magical.

A few additional points of clarification:

  • If you got the impression on your tour that The Corp rules this campus, this intuition is quite correct.
  • Jack the Bulldog and I are in an exclusive relationship. Take as many pictures with him as you would like, but he and I have already booked a date for our Dahlgren Chapel wedding.

Photos/gifs: msfs.georgetown.edu, giphy.com, facebook.com

We All Need a Little Jack the Bulldog

Jack the bulldog

It’s been a tough week – no matter how you feel about Tuesday’s results. The world may feel like a strange, divided place right now. But, if there is one thing that can bring us all together, it’s our very own Jack the Bulldog. So sit back, stop refreshing every news and social media site, and just enjoy…

If you find yourself asking what rocks during this time, we at 4E have the answer.Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 17.18.21

Don’t worry, Jack will never let go.
Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 17.23.04

Here we find Jack celebrating the Oscars. Will 2017 finally be his year? If Leo won, anything is possible.
Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 17.08.09

Jack “watcher of the wall, leader of the Night’s Watch” stands guard of a snowy Hilltop. Yes winter is coming, which means snow days, hot chocolate, and even more pictures of Jack in the snow.
Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 17.08.35

Don’t forget the time we beat Syracuse and Jack graced us with this stunt
Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 17.08.51

If in these next four years couple of days you find yourself feeling like this…
Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 17.09.38

follow Jack’s lead and stop and smell the roses.
Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 17.10.00

And to conclude, we leave you with the highlight of my freshman year one of the best Jack moments of all time.


Photos: Instagram: gujackbulldog, Video: Georgetown University, http://www.casualhoya.com/

So You Need A Halloween Costume?

Banner - CostumesWe’re almost two weeks out from Halloween, and even though we’ve been celebrating and talking about it since mid-April, it’s actually time to get ~serious~. If there’s one thing we all know for sure, it’s that Halloween isn’t so much about having fun as it is about getting a new killer cover photo or breaking 200 likes on your Instagram pic. With the help of 4E, you have four solid, not totally atrocious nor totally basic costumes to choose from. Better yet, they’re all tailored to Georgetown, so it reduces the likelihood that that one person you hate from your high school will be wearing the same costume as you. With one of these bad boys on, we wager you might even break, like, 300 likes.

 

1. John Carroll (Statue)

statue-of-john-carroll-founder-of-georgetown-university-washington-dc

To start off this list we have a Georgetown classic: the John Carroll statue. I’m tailoring this costume to specifically refer to the statue because I don’t know what John Carroll looks like in non-statue-form, and neither do you. Anyways, this one is great because you can decide how far you want to go with it, you can keep it simple and wear a long sleeve shirt and wrap a sheet around your lower half or you can go all the way to statue-mime-street-artist.

This costume will also buy you at least like 15-20 minutes of good, solid attention at any party you walk into, and once everyone is over it, just saunter right on to the next party.

*Sexy “John Carroll”: for girls this just means making the skirt shorter. For guys, no need for a sexy upgrade: the freshman girls will already be crawling up on you to take pictures with you. I mean, that’s what the John Carroll statue was intended for, right?

2. MSBro

Screen Shot 2016-10-12 at 11.51.37 AM

Does this one even need explaining? The multiple layers of polos (extra points for Vineyard Vines brand) are both warm and super stylish, the rest are lifestyle choices if you truly want to commit to the character. Alternatives include a SigEp shirt or even a Goldman Sachs zip-up you got from your internship over the summer. Both are great options.

Pursue this costume with reckless inhibition. Who cares that Halloween is on a Monday? You weren’t going to go to class anyways!

3. Jack the Bulldog

d125afc525c3ef1e70f22094fbc5cdd3

A potential downside to this costume is that for the ladies, it may be slightly more difficult to stand out among the abyss of other animal-eared gals, especially when being a cat for Halloween is basically the same thing as wearing Stan Smith’s on campus…we’ve all done it and we’re all guilty. But whatever–the upside to this costume is that, like most animal-themed costumes, it’s really easy to make this sexy.

Dog ears + Georgetown crop top and maybe even some dog face paint (if you’re willing to try out that Instagram DIY against your better judgement) = perfect five minute costume and you’re not even going to have to use the snapchat dog filter all night!

Seriously, don’t use the dog filter with this costume, its too meta and you’ll probably end up looking something like:

 

4. Chesapeake Babe

Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 9.42.58 PM

This is every Georgetown girl’s last minute costume. Just throw on your Lilly Pulitzer shift dress, Jack Rogers (obviously the gold ones), navy LongChamp (all which should have been included in your welcome package) and you’re good to go. Oh, and for the hair, just take the two pieces around your face and clip those bad boys together in the back. Bonus points: bring a Martha’s Vineyard windbreak in case, like, it gets chilly.

Sexy version: Try a two piece Lilly set; some of the skirts are seriously short and you can always throw on a monogram necklace or some Cartier love bracelets to spice things up.

Enjoy every moment because this is the one night in the Georgetown/DC area that you could stand out wearing any combination of these items.

Show up to the party with a few of your friends and start talking about Nantucket and how Exeter parties were so much better than the ones here:

If you don’t have something to wear yet, then you def need to get yourself together and take one of our suggestions. Don’t be too picky or you’ll end up wearing some stupid banana suit you got from a friend-of-a-friend under some bed in New South. Beggars can’t be choosers and these next two weeks are crunch time.

And in case you thought you finally found a Halloween-related post without a Mean Girls reference or gif: SURPRISE! Happy Hoyaween!

Photos/Gifs: pinterest.com, huffingtonpost.com, wikipedia.com, lilypulitzer.com, iwalk-free.com

Leo’s: The Mysterious & Majestic

IMG_0250-1024x7644E has a lot to say about everyone’s favorite dining hall on campus, but first let us say: CONGRATS!

We are seriously so happy and excited for the joint success of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee and the Leo’s-Aramark campaign with their win!!! The advocacy and rallying done by students and workers on this campus have yielded extraordinary efforts:

  1. An increase in minimum wage for Aramark workers by $2.00 over the next 4 years
  2. Broader health care coverage with lower premiums
  3. Greater protection for immigrant workers
  4. A sustainability committee to improve food quality, as well as paid training for all cooks
  5. Life insurance and a scholarship fund
  6. Guarantee of union representation and a fair bargaining process for all other Aramark employees

Finally, the hardworking friendly faces that are responsible for our survival each day (literally a freshman with a meal plan owes their life to Leo’s at this point right?!) will receive the benefits and compensation that their hard work deserves!

*Even those of you who may not be particularly keen with the options at O’Donovan’s by the Waterfront have to be grateful for the familiar friendly faces that serve us our vegan banana bread, chicken tenders and wok each day.

giphy-8

Now to the other purpose of this post……

Leo’s: the mysterious and the majestic.

As an avid Leo’s goer and Leo’s lover, I find myself full of questions about the magic that goes into creating such a deluxe college cafeteria environment. My personal favorite mystery is the playlists: Where do they come from? Is there a schedule? When is the best time to go to get a little throwback 2000’s R&B/hip hop going on? But best of all… how will I ever get my own music collection to live up to the glory of Leo’s?

It’s been rumored that it is the Leo’s workers themselves who pick the playlist. While I can neither confirm nor deny this, I will commend it. It’s just always so on point.

giphy-14

Jo-Jo, 3OH!3, Michael Jackson, 50 Cent, Walking in Memphis, Get Low… They seriously run the gamut from the all-time best sing alongs to the songs that bring you back to the days of driving to the grocery store with your mom as a little kid. It’s magical.

On another note, 4E has heard the speculative rumor that Leo’s is, in some discreet way, offering tours?! True or not, we have come up with a Leo’s bucket list of our own to explore the mystery…

1. The room out back downstairs where all of the basketball players eat: what goes on in there? We figure it probably involves crowns, worship, and caviar…?

2. Where does the food come from? Actually though, they’re serving thousands of us each day, how do they cook it all? Do they have a team of minions helping them out?

3. Where does Jack the Bulldog eat? Feeling like it wouldn’t be unsafe to assume he has his own kitchen and palace somewhere up in here.

4. The elevator outside in the back: where does it go?

giphy-7
Access to Hogwarts?!!?!
giphy-6
Narnia?!!??!!

5. What are the vegan chicken nuggets made out of? Because they’re seriously so good.

For now, that is all. Congrats again, Leo’s! I’m sure many of us will be seeing you soon.

gifs/photos: giphy.com,thegeorgetownindy.com 

Jack Previews a New Trick

Jack Trick

You may have noticed that here at 4E, we’re pretty obsessed with the school mascot, Jack. So imagine how excited we were to be invited by the Jack Crew for a preview of Jack’s latest trick, to be formally debuted at the Verizon Center. We met up with Jack’s caretaker, McKenzie Stough (COL ’13), one of the heads of the Jack Crew, Neve Schadler (COL ’15) and Frannie Murray (SFS ’17) to check out Jack’s new trick and talk about his training schedule.

IMG_6903

What’s a regular day in the training life for Jack?

McKenzie: He’s been training all year, we’re really excited. We’ve already practiced this trick at women’s basketball and women’s volleyball games. Last year we practiced outside, but we’ve moved into the gym. We sneak in at lunch time.

Neve: Three times a week for an hour.

McKenzie: He can get on by himself. He’s had an affinity for the skateboard since he’s been a puppy.

Frannie: Bulldogs have a low center of gravity, which helps with the trick. Also he’s from California, so he’s laidback. He’s a skater boy. And he’s so smart!

What’s your favorite part of training Jack, or being a part of the Jack Crew?

Neve: We’re not just walking a dog, we’re representing Georgetown. He’s the face of the Hoya blue spirit. Also he’s a fantastic dog, so loving. He’s the University’s pup. It’s an honor.

Frannie: It’s hard to find an image of “Hoyas.” But Jack represents the Hoyas and all of the students. When big athletes see him, they break down in smiles. They love to hang out and pet him. His smile is so infectious!

McKenzie: He’s so excited to see everyone that he knows.

Neve: There are six of us in the Jack Crew and he recognizes us all. He’ll get really excited when he sees us even if we’re not walking him.

What’s his favorite reward?

McKenzie: We try to tier his treats. In practice we give him a lot of small treats. But at the Verizon Center, we give him turkey. He loves that.

Neve: Or cheesesticks.

Frannie: He loves carrots.

What’s Jack’s pump-up song?

McKenzie: Actually, we’ve been trying to think of one.

Neve: “Who Let the Dogs Out?”

Anything special you’d like to add?

Neve: We’re so excited to show off this new trick – it’s been so much hard work. This trick fits his personality so well.

McKenzie: The point of the trick is to get people up and cheering. That’s our mission.

Frannie: I think our mission’s been successful.

IMG_6895

 


Thanks McKenzie, Neve, Frannie and (of course) Jack for previewing for us! Maybe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can definitely teach an adorable mascot how to skateboard. We can’t wait to see Jack in action at the Verizon Center.

Photos: Emily Min/The Hoya

Jack the Bulldog Is Killing the Insta Game

hi2jacksApparently Jack the Bulldog is a real Instagram expert. His most recent instas are praisewothy and 4E enjoys praising. So here they are:

Markel Barks! Jack shows his hops sporting a #Georgetown #Hoyas basketball jersey. Tune in for a new #Halloween costume each day this week!

A photo posted by Georgetown’s Jack the Bulldog (@gujackbulldog) on

We really enjoyed Jack’s Halloween costumes but his Instagram captions made them even better.

“Know thy enemy.” Jack disguises as a squirrel (and fools no one) for Day 2 of Halloweek! #HoyaHalloween A photo posted by Georgetown’s Jack the Bulldog (@gujackbulldog) on

So witty. No wonder he got into Georgetown.

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Bone. #ExpectoPAWtronum #HoyaHalloween (Photo via @frannie_murray)

A photo posted by Georgetown’s Jack the Bulldog (@gujackbulldog) on

 Jack also flaunted his freestyle barking talents on Instagram recently. 

Jack’s layin’ down tracks in the studio, spittin’ hot fire for basketball season. (via @georgetownathletics) A photo posted by Georgetown’s Jack the Bulldog (@gujackbulldog) on

And the resulting recording is pretty cool too. Hear Jack spit hot fire:

We also love Jack because he addressed Kim Kardashian’s scandal-inducing gluteus maximus via Instagram. #breaktheinternet

“Am I doing this right?”

A photo posted by Georgetown’s Jack the Bulldog (@gujackbulldog) on

Now that you’re feeling the Hoya love make sure to get to the men’s basketball’s second game on Tuesday and check out The Hoya’s Basketball Preview for the men’s and women’s teams.

Follow Jack on his instagram account, @gujackbulldog!

Photos: Daniel Smith/The Hoya, Jack the Bulldog Instagram

Staffer of the Week: Brian Carden

staffer of the week

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes one or two staffers who have done a particularly awesome job — now you can get to know about them, too. Here’s our interview with Staffer of the Week Brian Carden:

Brian Staffer

Hometown: Port Washington, N.Y.

School: MSB
Major: Finance and Operations & Information Management
Minor: Economics
Year: 2016
Position on The Hoya: Director of Sales
Why did you earn Staffer of the Week?

I sold a bunch of ads, including breaking the record for the New Student Guide. To quote Executive Editor Mallika Sen, “#nonewsfriday.”

What famous actor would play you in a movie about your life?
I’d have to say Adam Scott since I have a strikingly uncanny resemblance to Ben Wyatt.

What advice would you give a young Brian Carden – let’s say four years ago?
Don’t take yourself so seriously.

Are you a Jack the Bulldog or a John Carroll?
While the idea of lounging around Copley Lawn and winding up in the profile pictures of squatting freshmen certainly sounds appealing, I’m going to have to go with John Carroll. Like me, he seems like the kind of guy who liked to get stuff done. (I mean, after all, he founded Georgetown.)

Congrats to Brian! May you continue in your sales success.

Photo: Facebook

4E’s Fall Fashion Preview

Fall Fashion Preview

As fall gets underway, the leaves aren’t the only things changing on campus — so are the styles. Last week, The Guide published their annual Fall Fashion Issue with great success. However, the final photos that made it into the newspaper are but a small fraction of the photos from a grueling photo shoot. Here at 4E, we took it upon ourselves to publish some exclusive photos that didn’t quite make the final cut. Behold, 4E’s Fall Fashion Preview.

(l-r) DJ: jorts ($0, homemade), blazer ($500.01, J. Crew), gym shoes ($?); Catherine: Halloween vest ($5, Party City), sneakers ($89.99, Nike©Just Do It); Sara: blazer ($500.02, J. Crew), tutu ($9, WalMart), leggings ($6, Hot Topic); Emily: animal-themed loungewear ($25, Ebay); Max: pinnie ($0, the State of Rhode Island), golf knickers ($90, Golfsmith), socks ($3, Georgetown bookstore); Alexis: American flag ($17.76, America), smize (priceless)
(Left to right) On DJ: jorts ($0, homemade), blazer ($500.01, J. Crew), gym shoes ($?); On Catherine: Halloween vest ($5, Party City), sneakers ($89.99, Nike©Just Do It); On Sara: blazer ($500.02, J. Crew), tutu ($9, WalMart), leggings ($6, Hot Topic); On Emily: animal-themed loungewear ($25, Ebay); On Max: pinnie ($0, the State of Rhode Island), golf knickers ($90, Golfsmith), socks ($3, Georgetown bookstore); On Alexis: American flag ($17.76, America), smize (priceless)
Ties are always in style, but why only wear them around your neck? Throw one around your head for a twist on an old classic.
Ties are always in style, but why only wear them around your neck? Throw one around your head for a twist on an old classic.
Seasonally appropriate outerwear is a must. Catherine rocks the Halloween-triathlete motif that’s making its way through Milan and Paris. Sara goes for a more conservative approach with the funky leggings, tutu and blazer. Try out one of these looks, and strangers will be constantly asking you, “Why are you wearing that?”
Seasonally appropriate outerwear is a must. Catherine rocks the Halloween-triathlete motif that’s making its way through Milan and Paris. Sara goes for a more conservative approach with the funky leggings, tutu and blazer. Try out one of these looks, and strangers will be constantly asking you, “Why are you wearing that?”
Sometimes a guy’s best accessory is a strong power point. Sometimes it’s a pair of bold argyle socks and pants that scream “No one picks out my clothing for me.”
Sometimes a guy’s best accessory is a strong power point. Sometimes it’s a pair of bold argyle socks and pants that scream “No one picks out my clothing for me.”
Looking good doesn’t have to constrict your movement. An artistically baggy item, like a “children Halloween theme kangaroo pajamas”, or pants that could go over another pair of pants, can make for a great casual daytime outfit.   On Emma: Chicken Finger Thursday t-shirt ($0, from the woman dressed as a chicken outside Leo’s that one time), sweatpants ($39, high school)
Looking good doesn’t have to constrict your movement. An artistically baggy item, like a “children’s Halloween theme kangaroo pajamas”, or pants that could go over another pair of pants, can make for a great casual daytime outfit.
On Emma: Chicken Finger Thursday t-shirt ($0, from the woman dressed as a chicken outside Leo’s that one time), sweatpants ($39, high school)
How much leg is too much? As long as you have a pair of Spandex and/or a great attitude, it doesn’t matter.
How much leg is too much? As long as you have a pair of Spandex and/or a great attitude, it doesn’t matter.
It’s okay to be a loose cannon in terms of fashion choices. Maybe one day you want to wear a sweater and jeans. Maybe the next day you want to wear a businesswoman-ballerina-??? combination. It’s up to you.
It’s okay to be a loose cannon in terms of fashion choices. Maybe one day you want to wear a sweater and jeans. Maybe the next day you want to wear a businesswoman-ballerina-combination. It’s up to you.
In the timeless classic, “#SELFIE”, by the Chainsmokers, the song’s protagonist gives advice that applies both in the bathroom of a club and in the real world: “But first, let me take a selfie.” Hey, if you’re rocking a free tee and a gray-on-gray combo, why not? It’s a crime not to document how good you look.
In the timeless classic, “#SELFIE”, by the Chainsmokers, the song’s protagonist gives advice that applies both in the bathroom of a club and in the real world: “But first, let me take a selfie.” Hey, if you’re rocking a free tee and a gray-on-gray combo, why not? It’s a crime not to document how good you look in that graufit.
Bulldogs are in this season. No other dog breed goes better with a sailing pinnie or a blorts (blazer-jorts) outfit.  On Jack: nothing, he’s a dog.
Bulldogs are in this season. No other dog breed goes better with a sailing pinnie or a blorts (blazer-jorts) outfit.
On Jack: nothing, he’s a dog.
When getting dressed in the morning, make sure to ask yourself, “What can I wear that will make me stand out in a group?” Any of these outfits would be perfect for a job interview or for whatever the opposite of Where’s Waldo is.
When getting dressed in the morning, make sure to ask yourself, “What can I wear that will make me stand out in a group?” Any of these outfits would be perfect for a job interview or for whatever the opposite of Where’s Waldo is.
In the world of fashion, confidence is everything. If you put on a polka-dot dress and cardigan, look at yourself and think, “This is a horrible outfit and I don’t feel comfortable in it,” then you’re in need of an ego boost. If you want to look good, you’d better feel good first.   Good looks: not for sale
In the world of fashion, confidence is everything. If you put on a polka-dot dress and cardigan and look at yourself thinking, “This is a horrible outfit and I don’t feel comfortable in it,” then you’re in need of an ego boost. If you want to look good, you’d better feel good first.
Good looks: not for sale

Thanks to Freddie (a.k.a. Bulldog Wrangler) for letting us take photos with Jack!

Photos: Bloggers for The Hoya 

Calling All Mascot Hopefuls

New Mascot

We at 4E like to keep up with the Georgetown-themed social media pages. Georgetown University rocks an official Facebook page, Twitter profile and it racks up the likes on perfectly filtered Instagrams. Georgetown Hoyas, the athletic program’s social media moniker, does the same. You couldn’t believe the excitement the 4E bloggers exhibited while reading this tweet just a few days ago:

NEW JACK THE BULLDOG MASCOTS! Obviously, people are going to jump at the chance to represent the coolest college canine around. However will the athletic program choose? Well, we have a few ideas on how to get a Jack the Bulldog worthy enough to represent the Hoya community.

1. Cheddar Cheese and Carrot Eating Contest

Anybody who knows anything knows that Jack the Bulldog LOVES cheddar cheese and carrots. For a new Jack the Bulldog mascot, they should definitely be able to eat their fair share of this underrated delicacy. We will accept all forms of the food. (Bonus points if cooked in an Epi quesadilla.)

2. Georgetown History Trivia 

20110406 ADV_0056

Jack the Bulldog is a smart animal. Many a time he can be seen lounging on Healy Lawn amongst the frantically studying Hoyas. Any mascot should be able to have half of this dog’s intelligence. We think a Jeopardy!-style game show would separate the true Jacks from the phonies. 99% of the questions should be about Patrick Ewing’s cameo in Space Jam.

3. Race Around the John Carroll Statue

Jack likes to hang out around Healy Circle. He struts his stuff around our founder John Carroll for hours on end. All prospective Jack mascots should race around Healy Circle to see who can separate themselves from the pack. To make it more of a challenge, the mascots need to navigate the crowd of freshman girls waiting for a Valencia-filtered Instagram on John Carroll’s lap.

4. Trash Carrying Contest

jack2

As pictured above, Jack knows how to take out the trash. To test general strength and determination, I propose a hardcore weightlifting competition. Participants should lift trash bags full of half-eaten Verizon Center chicken tenders and the tears of our opposition after a Hoya victory.

5. General Cuteness

jack

I don’t think any explanation is needed.

6. Dance Dance Revolution Throwdown

We propose bringing this nerd-learns-to-dance-in-arcade game back, just as Justin brought sexy back. DDR would test the prospective mascots’ stamina and flair for the art of dance. We want to see you get down with your bad selves in the student section during basketball games.

As this post should show you, if you want to be the next Jack the Bulldog rallying the student body, you better be on your A game. Not just any person can strut their stuff in a bulldog costume. So break out your running shoes and your obscure Georgetown facts. Good luck to all hopefuls!

Photos: georgetown.edu, brookhollowbulldogs.com, zimbio.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?

1844287061

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