From War to Dating, an Enlightening 1941 Hoya Poll

Hoya Poll

In honor of The Hoya’s 95th birthday, Friday’s special issue features cartoons, advertisements and more blasts from the past. As we searched the archives for entertaining pieces of Hoya history, we came across an especially enlightening 1941poll.

1940s Hoyas offered opinions on everything from music and movies to dining halls and dating. We learned that the dining hall used to have waiters and listening to the New York Philharmonic was a popular radio choice.

The all-male student body focused on their love lives back in the day, estimating that they would be married “four and a half years” after graduation. Answers to dating questions also revealed that freshmen of the day were just as naive and full of hope.

What is your favorite topic in bull sessions?
Women. Exactly 99.99/100 per cent.
Translation: What do you talk about when bro-ing out?

Do you think you will marry the girl you are going around with now?
The seniors set the pace, with 80% saying NO. The underclassmen were more
optimistic; about 50% said YES. The rest either hedged or said “Maybe.”

A six-question section on World War II demonstrated some passionate political opinions. One particularly eloquent Hoya opposed the draft because, “The food in the army is awful,” proving that college students have always prioritized mealtime.

And just as your SFS and Government major friends love to debate international conflicts, Hoyas from the 1940s also offered superior insight into world politics.

Do you think the U.S. will eventually have to fight Japan?
No. (Approximately 75%.)
Yes. (Approximately 25%.)

Oops.

In honor of our birthday, here are some select questions from the 1941 poll so you can compare yourself to Hoyas of the past.

Who is your favorite movie actor? 1941 answer: Cary Grant

Who is your favorite movie actress? 1941 answer: Rosalind Russell

What is your favorite orchestra? 1941 answer: Tommy Dorsey.

What is your favorite moving picture? 1941 answer: The Philadelphia Story

What is your favorite gripe? 1941 answer: Food and general atmosphere of the dining hall

Check out the full original poll below.

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Photos: The Hoya, washingtoncitypaper.com

 

HFSC Poll Results: And The Winner Is …

the healThe votes are finally in and all you Hoyas have selected “The Heal” as the official nickname for the new student center.

But while The Heal was the clear winner, numerous Hoyas offered their own ideas for a nickname:

“I call it ‘High Fructose Corn Syrup.’ The letters are the same as those in HFSC, and there is a lot of controversy over the center – much like corn syrup, no one knows if it’s bad or good for students due to its limited study space, limited hours, but prime hangout location. Also the center is super sweet but without much substance.” –Ashton

“The Holy Fu*cking Sh*t Center. It’ll really take your breath away.” –Connor

“Definitely the Krusty Krab. All of the acronyms begin with H which remind me of David Hasselhoff who once appeared in a Spongebob episode. Spongebob lived in Bikini Bottom and the student center is near the bottom of campus. Plus, it’s right across from Leo’s aka The Chum Bucket.” –Connor

“Brew South. There’s even a pub.” –Casey

“The Family Room. Duh.” –Jared

“The McHealey Pub. Promoting Anglo-Saxon alcoholic stereotypes.” –Ryan

“The New Lau 2: Come get nothing done here instead!” –Sam

“I really am a fan of ‘The Deep South.’ Its cultural implications are weighty and significant, and the use of a cardinal direction in the name will integrate the new building into the community immediately.” –Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J.

While the famous Jesuit’s favorite choice actually finished in second place, we hope he will still grace The Heal with his presence. Well known for his slew of photos with famous people and landmarks including Bill Clinton, Pope Francis and the new cross on top of Healy Hall (old Healy), it would be cool if Father O’Brien added a selfie with this new building to his photo collection.

Happy to be finally christened, “The Heal” looks forward to the openings of Hilltoss and the pub in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for flashing signs, possible safety hazards and lots and lots of hype as the new nickname is pasted all over campus in the next few days.

Poll: Name the Healey Family Student Center

hfsc nickname poll

OK, Hoyas. We’ve given you a month to get attached to the trendy Healey Family Student Center, and now we’re going to let YOU choose a nickname that does your love for the place justice. Read our picks for the center’s nickname and then vote for your favorite below.

HFSC
Georgetown loves acronyms. HFSC is quick, clear and impossible to say. AChefEssie?

GUHFSC
Pronounced Goofska. You can’t have an acronym without GU — right, GUGS, GUAFSCU, GUTS, GUCC, GUAS and GUAC?

The Deep South
It’s part of New South, but deeper into the south side of campus, deeper into the ground and it’s moving deeper into our hearts. We know the name Deep South has been used for a part of New South but the student center is even more “southern.” (New Deep South is also an option.) With this nickname comes the semi-mandatory dress code of sunbonnets and cowboy boots and a lesson in how to make peach cobbler.

Village D
We have Village A, Village B, Village C West (woohoo!) and Village C East. It only makes sense to add another village to the family.

The SAC
Short for Student Activity Center. It is a center for student activities. And there’s so much room for them! Bang bang.

The Heal
Popularized by OAs during NSO, “The Heal” rolls of the tongue and is easy to type in text messages. Its one drawback is its similarity to the body part, the heel, located on the back of the foot. No one wants to study inside a heel. Heels are gross.

H Fam Stu Cen
Single syllables for the win.

The Nap Trap
Tired during the school day? Go crash on one of those funky looking step couches — no one can use them for studying anyway. The Corp has no coffee presence in the center, so there is no possibility that the smell of delicious (?) coffee will interrupt your slumber.

HGSCGUHFSCSDHadfhkaddu
If an acronym isn’t significantly longer and more cryptic than the name itself, is it really an acronym? While these letters don’t actually stand for anything, this provides an easy way to steal the spotlight from Georgetown’s current most confusing and unnecessary acronym, GUASFCU.

As part of the university’s new agreement to listen to student voices, whatever nickname you choose will probably be carved into the stone patio outside of the center and recreated on the roof of New South using six million giant glow sticks, so it will be visible from above. Cast your vote today and change the future of Georgetown forever.

Which nickname is worthy of our new favorite spot on campus?
HFSC
GUFHSC
The Deep South
Village D
The SAC
The Heal
H Fam Stu Cen
The Nap Trap
HGSCGUHFSCSDHadfhkaddu
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I CHOOSE YOU…

I choose you

After a heated debate between some of The Hoya staffers over some of the answers in  a Staffer of the Week post, I decided it was time to settle a major debate that has divided our society since 1996:

Which Pokémon starter is the best? [None of this Mudkip, Torchic, Treeko bullhonky]

  • Squirtle
  • Charmander
  • Bulbasaur

Team Squirtle:

Jon Rabar – Publishing Division Consultant Squirtle is the best starter because his evolved form is literally a goddamn battleship

Victoria Edel – Managing Editor Squirtle is the best because he looks baller in sunglasses.

Nicole Jarvis – Deputy Guide Editor  1. Squirtle is adorable and I am admittedly superficial with regards to my Pokémon. 2. It attacks using bubbles 3. Squirrel + Turtle = Squirtle, and those are both adorable animals. Plus I’m partial to Water-Type Pokemon. Always.

Team Charmander:

Ryan Bacic – Senior Sports Editor As a certified Pokemon Master (I won my grade’s Red and Blue tournament in high school), I’m frankly embarrassed that this question is even being asked. Charizard is a powerhouse — give me that Flamethrower, Slash, Hyper Beam, Earthquake moveset all day, erry day. Boom, you’re dead. Get out.

Michelle Cassidy – Founder/Former Senior Editor of 4E JUST LOOK AT THIS FACE. HOW CAN YOU SAY NO TO THIS FACE?

Team Bulbasaur:

Emily Manbeck – Deputy Guide Editor He’s adorable.

Steven Piccione – Former Managing Editor (Prepare yourself for what you’re about to read) It’s the beginning of the game. No time to waste. You need a starter who will carry you through the first two gyms, so you can level up your fellow team members and evolve your starter. Who do you choose? BULBASAUR. Why? Well here are some fun tips for the Charmander-obsessed (conformists) and the Squirtle-fixated (suckers for a cute baby water turtle).

These types are very weak against grass. If you choose Charmander, you run the risk of losing to Misty as your fire pokemon is weak to water. And as for Squirtle, you run the risk of losing to Lt. Surge due to the fact that water is weak against electric.

Bulbasaur outpaces both Charmander and Squirtle in base HP, Defense, Special Attack, and Special Defense.

But it doesn’t stop there. Of course, one could say Charmander’s evolved form Charizard is a “powerhouse,” but that’s nothing more than being a brute. You want a pokemon who can work with someone with enough brain cells to formulate a strategy:

Sleep powder, Poisonpowder, leechseed, and Growth. These moves are the ones that will keep a pokemon alive in battle. Sure fire is super effective versus grass, but life isn’t about hypotheticals. You need a starter who will be the one to finish the race, not sprint part of it. The archaic moves of both Charmander and Squirtle are cute and fancy at first, but what happens when the 5/5 PP runs out of Fire Blast or Hydro Pump? You’re going to settle with Bubble…or Fly? Hah. Have fun with that. Slowly but surely Leechseed will take you down, or that Poisonpowder will get to you first.

That’s right. You may get lucky with Charmander at first versus Bulbasaur, but this betch will get you from the grave. You’re poisoned, you just won the battle, but good luck getting to a PokéCenter before you die. Shit’s real and Bulbasaur will haunt you from the grave.

In conclusion, Hunter is wrong.

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So, what do YOU think? THIS DEBATE MUST BE SETTLED. VOTE OR PERISH.

Which of the following Pokémon starters is the best?
Squirtle
Charmander
Bulbasaur
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Chicken Madness vs. Hot Chick

chick vs hot chick

As Georgetown students, when someone says “Wisey’s sandwich”, we typically think of Chicken Madness. Recently, there has been much debate (see here in today’s issue of The Guide) as to whether the Hot Chick actually deserves more fame than the Chicken Madness. So Hoyas, what do you think?

To refresh your memory:

Chicken Madness Slices of chicken, grilled hot and sweet peppers, onions, cheese, bacon, mayo

Hot Chick Chicken fingers, cayenne ranch dressing, pepper jack cheese, and tomatoes

Hot Chick or Chicken Madness?
Chicken Madness
Hot Chick
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How Soon Is Too Soon For Holiday Music?

Too Soon

If their killer holiday music playlist is any indication, our friends at the Guide clearly think that holiday music is fair game after Thanksgiving. Some eager beavers demand their Christmas carols months in advance, and some scrooges don’t want to hear Dominic the Donkey on his holiday rampage until December 24th. So I wanted to ask some of my blogging staff, when is it acceptable to listen to holiday music?

Leila Ali It’s simple. After Black Friday, it’s appropriate to display Christmas decorations/festivities and listen to Christmas music because it’s the next upcoming holiday. Plus it’s more meaningful listening to Christmas hymns and carols when it’s the season to be jolly as opposed to any other time of the year. Then, it’s just weird, and you don’t feel the Christmas jitters and joy as you would when it’s leading up to Christmas.

That’s true. I personally don’t feel that it’s the season to be jolly until I see some snow…but then again, I’m from Albany, New York, so that happens a lot earlier and more frequently there than it does here. I guess I’ll just have to learn to deal.

Karl Pielmeier (KP) – Deputy Editor
It is my humble opinion that there is no wrong time for Christmas music. Sometimes, in the middle of an April shower, or in the soft breeze of an August morning, the only thing I want to hear is Mariah Carey begging me to “make her wish come true,” or telling that “Santa Claus is coming to town.” Christmas music is clearly acceptable at all times of the year. And even if it isn’t, I’m still listening to it when I want to.

Well… that’s just because KP does what he wants whenever he wants.

Marlene Cox Because the spirit of Christmas is better than the fact that Sweet Brown is my distant third cousin*, I would have to say Christmas music is always in season. For the people who say, “Ain’t nobody got time fo dat” well my cousin*, Sweet Brown, and I would like to say “Ain’t you a ho ho ho.”
*Skeptical

I’m not sure how to respond to any of this… but to use Marlene’s token adverb, I think my Christmas spirit would be a little “shambly” if I listened to holiday music year-round.

Michelle Cassidy – Contributing Editor
Call me a curmudgeon, but I don’t want to be hearing Christmas music 24/7 until I’m done with finals and sitting at home double fisting Christmas cookies. I’ll only make an exception for the new Backstreet Boys Christmas song, but that’s only because I have a crush on Nick Carter.

I have a strong allegiance to the younger of the Carter brothers, so I’ll be listening to this song while I stuff my face full of these.

Anna Goldberg If there’s no snow, I say no. I’m with you Lindsay!

Yes. Gold stars for Anna.

Kate Wellde – Deputy Editor
When the leftovers are gone. That’s when you can start playing Mariah Carey.

Mmh, preach. This is officially my new stance on this topic. Case closed. 

So fellow Hoyas, when do you think it’s acceptable to break out the Michael Bublé Christmas? (Well actually…any Michael Bublé is always acceptable, but you get my point)

When is it acceptable to start listening to holiday music?