25 Things to Expect on Election Day

Election Day

Four years ago at this time I was a sophomore in high school, wondering who would be running for president when I would finally be able to vote. Fast-forward to now, and let’s just say many of us are surprised by where we are today in terms of presidential candidates.

Now is the time we all have been waiting for. After all, many Hoyas look forward to Tuesday because being in D.C. will certainly make things interesting. As doomsday Election Day draws closer, people are undoubtedly wondering what the day will entail. As always, 4E is here to help you and present you with a list of things to expect on election day.

  1. Expect to wake up at 5:00 AM to the loud noises and chants of campus campaigners.
  2. You’ll probably step out of your dorm room and find your hallway wallpapered with pictures of Hillary, Donald memes and ads for those other candidates that you forgot existed.
  3. Leo’s will be full of people wearing campaign shirts, pins, hats, etc. You may see some joke shirts too (I don’t think we really need to go into depth on why). 
  4. You’ll walk into Red Square and witness a number of things, first and foremost, a great swarm of students.
  5. College Democrats will be rooting for Hillary.
  6. College Republicans will be rooting for well…we don’t really know, since the ol’Donald’s policies have been denounced by many Republicans on the Hill.
  7. Matthew Kroenig will be lecturing to the public on the current election situation and predicting what will happen to our country depending on what candidate wins.
  8. Some random student will also be trying to lecture. People will stand by to either listen or put it on their snapstory…
  9. …Leading to the next observation: Snapchat will be full of “I Voted” stickers and all sorts of filters for this special day.
  10. Some organization will have written (in chalk) messages about remembering love and peace during this election season (will they end up vandalized?).
  11. Finally, one last group of students won’t be campaigning for anyone, but just telling you to vote and fulfill your ~civic duty~.
  12. Dahlgren Chapel will be packed with students, faculty, locals and maybe even Joe Biden, all praying for neither candidate to win and for the next four years to be over quickly.
  13. Will Hillary Clinton herself make an appearance? She’ll probably be in Washington anyway, so why not head to a college campus?
  14. On a similar note, John Kerry will most definitely be seen around the neighborhood. You may see him around O Street or, like Hillary, possibly campaigning on our campus.
  15. If you see John Kerry, you’ll also see his security guards. Be sure to look if they seem slightly tipsy
  16. …Which leads to my next point: you may, in fact, see plenty of drunk Hoyas (21+ of course). Just as some played drinking games to get through the debates, some will drink to get through the day (let’s hope not for the next four years).
  17. Back to campaigning: will Eric Trump make an appearance at his alma mater? His father might want to balance the Dems’ campaigning efforts, so he may send Eric out from the golf clubs to do some #work.
  18. Later in the day, all the interns from Capitol Hill will return to campus. Some will talk about how they monitored results when in reality they were just getting Congressmen coffee.
  19. Expect some mild rioting throughout the day. No one’s happy, but no one’s going crazy…yet.
  20. Around the time that the results are announced, you’ll see a large crowd running out of the front gates. This isn’t a revolutionary force; it’s just GRC going on it’s White House run. Check it out- you’ll get to see all the craziness downtown.
  21. Walking through HFSC at this time, amid all the shouting, you’ll hear various news channels gauging the international response. From laughter to threats of nuclear war, expect foreign leaders to have a wide variety of responses.
  22. IF HILLARY WINS: Expect many people to relax, mostly out of relief that Trump wasn’t elected president against all odds.
  23. IF TRUMP WINS: Much of D.C. goes up in flames, along with a large part of the country. Expect mass rioting and looting throughout the city.

    Maybe not this drastic…
  24. Will anarchy spread to campus? It’s possible that some crazy students will rob various Corp locations of bagels and coffee beans. Tables in Lau could be overturned. Hoverboards may even make an appearance in apparent disregard for authority.
  25. And to finally close out the day, you’ll get that Public Safety Announcement from Todd Olsen and Jay Gruber, encouraging students to remain in their dorms and act responsibly, even though this election was just a disaster from the start.

On that note, there’s only one thing to say as we come up on one of the most controversial elections in American history: 

Photos/gifs: giphy.com, http://bit.ly/2fpYCnS

The GU Farmer’s Market Rocks

fairview-farmers-market-tomato-strawberryWhat says “happy hump day” like an hour spent wandering through Red Square blowing all your money? I give you: The GU Farmer’s Market. Here’s a rundown of what’s there, what’s good and what you should totally get.

District Donuts
This is a new addition to the market. The DD tent offers 4-6 flavors each week; the donuts will cost you $3 for 1 or $5 for 2 (yes, the deal did motivate me to go ahead and buy 2). The milk chocolate was fantastic and the “brown butter” is sent straight from heaven.

Chicken and Rice
There is a tent usually to the right of the large colorful caravan that offers paella. This little tent has the best chicken and rice in D.C. at $8 for a pretty good portion. Definitely drown your chicken in the three sauces they have on the side (orange is the best). They also offer empanada-like pastries for $3-5 each; the spinach and feta swirl is amazing.

Crepes
This crepe place rocks. They have a ton of interesting options like Greek chicken and Nutella with banana. My favorite is the “Gorgonzola and Pear” crepe: pear, dates, dried cranberries, pears, spinach and gorgonzola.

Scones
The awesome little white tent near District Donuts has great empanadas and amazing scones. The best scone is dark chocolate and oreo; other options include wild berry, chocolate coffee bean and orange. All the empanadas are also great.

Indian Food
This is a new addition this year! They have this cool thing called “Kati Roll” that’s shaped like a burrito but way cooler. You can choose chicken or vegetables, three different types of bread and a couple of different sauces. I had one with chicken on naan bread and it was life changing. If you’re looking to skip bread, you can get the chicken and toppings served over rice instead.

“Wanna taste my sausage?”
The huge tent lined up alongside Copley offers a number of variations of handmade sausages. They’ve got bratwurst, spicy sausage, smoked sausage, sausages on buns, sausages with peppers, basically any sausage you could ever hope or dream for. They also have a little sample station set up, so you can taste all of the day’s options before choosing your favorite. They have killer lemonade. Like, it must have cocaine or something in it because that stuff is addicting and delicious. Try the mint limeade.

Farm Stand
Since this is a Farmer’s Market, I guess it makes sense that it offers fresh produce. They have really great peaches (yellow or white flesh, to suit your fancy). They also have apples and some other stuff, too.

Bread
The cutest bread tent on earth is tucked away into the corner near the doors of ICC. They have regular bread, biscuits, rolls and dessert bread. My favorite: pumpkin bread.

Waffles
Forget Belgium – Georgetown’s Farmer’s Market has the best waffle in the world. I had a sample last week and cried so much I fainted.

Dumplings
You can get dumplings at the Farmer’s Market. Basically it’s like Mai Tai came to Georgetown, but better.

Wood-fired Pizza
These personal pies look awesome.

Paella
The huge colorful cart has a bunch of different options for paella. Though I haven’t tried it, the line is always long so it must be good.

In short, the Farmer’s Market rocks. Save all your money, fast for three days and come check out all the awesome this Wednesday.

Photo: wedesign.la

The 224 Project

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Red Square. There might not be a more perfect place to capture the vibrant life of Georgetown. After all, it is an area where people bribe you with cookies and homemade snow cones just so you’ll pick up a flyer or sign up for a particular organization. It is the home of delicious GUGS burgers on Fridays, people watchers, ambitious flyer-ers and stragglers during the week and even passionate club promoters during GAAP weekends. Still, because of our busy and hectic lives, it can often be very easy to zone out with our headphones in and lose sight of who is standing around us during that ordinary Red Square walk.

In order to take a second out of our crazy schedules and get to know our community a little better, The Hoya instituted a very special project. Last year, the 223 Project aimed to showcase the many faces of the Georgetown Community by randomly selecting 223 students, faculty, staff and administrators passing through, you guessed it, Red Square.

This year, the tradition continues as Georgetown enters its 224th year of existence. Photos and captions of some of the numerous faces that make up the university are live on the website, manyfaces.thehoya.com, as of today, Monday, April 22 (If we were basically in any country besides the U.S., the launch date would be 22/4. Get it?) Their pictures and bios will also be seen throughout campus in various locations:

The first floor corridor of Healy – April 22
Red Square – April 23
Leavey Center – April 24
The first floor corridor of Healy – April 25

Don’t miss out on this inspiring celebration of our school community!

WHERE IN GEORGETOWN IS BRADLEY COOPER?

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You know you’re a true Hoya when your entire News Feed and Twitter Feed are full of posts about Bradley Cooper. Well here’s one more social media site talking about our famous alumnus. Where in Georgetown is Bradley Cooper?

Car Barn The GM of The Hoya (the venerable Mary Nancy Walter) says he’s currently in the Car Barn! FLOCK THERE HOYAS, RUN LIKE THE WIND.

Red Square A false report from Facebook’s “Georgetown Insults” stated that the Silver Linings Playbook star was seen picking his nose in Red Square. This has been debunked, but if it had been true, I would have sprinted out of my Econ lecture in the ICC Auditorium (where I am currently writing this post, missing many iClicker questions) and handed him a tissue.

Leo’s The very funny @PizzaAtLeos says that he is currently enjoying, wait for it….Pizza at Leo’s. If he was, this would be the perfect opportunity to say “I want to go to Leo’s so badly!” (which has never been said before in the history of TIME)

Saxby’s Many claimed to have seen him at Saxby’s as well, though I doubt that he is still there. I’m sure some crazed fan is digging through the trash right now looking for his used latte cup.

Wisconsin Ave. Cooper was also reported to be shopping on Wisconsin, probably attracting hoards of fans as he went. Feel free to run down there and look for the mobs!

My Room Unlikely… or is it? One can only dream. But I sure hope he’s not there, it’s kind of a disaster zone. I think my roommate is somewhere in there drowning in the pile of unfolded laundry I left on my bed.

Good luck finding him Hoyas!

Photo: InsideMovies

The 223 Project: Many Faces, One Georgetown

Today marks the launch of The Hoya’s 223 Project, an effort to capture the spirit of Georgetown through the faces that make up our community.

Georgetown has been around for 223 years now, so we rounded up 223 students, faculty, staff and administrators as they passed through Red Square, took their pictures and asked them to tell us about themselves.

It’s easy to walk through Red Square quickly and avoid eye contact with the strangers that are trying to get your attention (it’s okay, we’ve all done it). But by getting people to slow down for a minute and chat with us, we’ve put together a project that shows just how diverse the Georgetown community is, on many levels.

So take a look at the website to see all 223 faces (and meet the creators!) and learn something about your community. We also have the photos on exhibit: they’re on display on Healy 1 today and in the Leavey Lobby on Wednesday and Thursday.

Photo: thehoya.com