99 Problems and Graduation is 1

Graduation

With a week to go before graduation, here is a list of the 99 things my friends and I will miss the most about Georgetown. Naturally, we will miss many more things, but we’ll keep it short for the sake of the title’s reference. Get ready for the tears, they are a coming…

1. Every single view
2. Leo’s
3. Snow Days
4. M Street and Wisconsin
5. Mai Thai, Paolo’s and El Centro Happy Hours


6. 99 Days
7. The Tombs on Saturday nights
8. First Bake at Farmers Fishers Bakers
9. Dixie’s
10. Corp Locations
11. Saxby’s
12. ICC
13. Georgetown clubs
14. Healy
15. The speakers


16. Baked and Wired vs. Georgetown Cupcakes
17. Mai Thai delivery
18. Wisey’s cookies
19. Wisey’s egg sandwiches
20. Wisey’s regular sandwiches
21. Jon Quigley
22. Basketball Games
23. Booey’s
24. Living close to the Waterfront
25. Good Stuff
26. Free MSBagels
27. Cherry Blossoms
28. Verizon Center
29. Drunch
30. Tombs Ale
31. Flex Dollars
32. T Sweets
33. Brown House
34. Thinking Smirnoff is “nice”

35. DFMOs
36. Jack the Bulldog
37. Todd Olson and his scooter
38. The Farmer’s Market
39. Parties with The Chimes

40. Playing cornhole on the front lawn
41. Our freshman floors (@Darnall 5)
42. Hoya Blue
43. Tombs’ Trivia (especially the music round)
44. Senior Night (and $3 vodka drinks)
45. GUGS Burgers
46. Rooftop Parties
47. Looking at Healy and feeling so goddamn lucky

48. Varsity athletes
49. Cosi Bread
50. Free food in general
51. Chicken Finger Thursday
52. Emails from JQP and all of our other favorite admins
53. Georgetown Day
54. The Stall Seat Journal
55. Horrible late night food options
56. Epi quesadillas
57. Regents’ elevators
58. The amazing professors (s/o STIA and Latin American departments)
59. 25 cent large iced waters at the Corp
60. The being stressed is cool
61. Exploring DC, even if it’s for only an hour
62. Free museums

63. The Metro (lol jk never)
64. Tombs coffee cake during weekend brunch
65. Half Priced Wingos
66. Los Cuates (always and forever)
67. Leo’s Brunch
68. Lau 1

 69. Lau 2

 70. Lau 3

 71. Lau 4

72. Lau 5 (JK no one goes to Lau 5)
73. Living on million dollar real estate when your income is 1/1000000th of that
74. Pretending you are a wealthy individual living in Georgetown
75. The Prospect Crawl

76. Sneaking things in and out of Leo’s
77. Foxfields
78. Sweetgreen’s proximity
79. Living near famous people
80. Events in Gaston
81. Mass with Biden
82. The Jesuits
83. Toga parties
84. Tombs nights
85. Running through Dahlgren fountain

86. Skipping class just because (oops)
87. Georgetown Snapchat story
88. All the Georgetown geofilters
89. Hearing about students’ internships on the hill
90. Club Lau
91. Spending insane amounts of time in Lau and getting nothing done
92. Woodbridge
93. Watching tours go by and being insanely jealous
94. Friday afternoons during the spring

95. Being surrounded by so many inspiring people
96. Making connections with people who change your life
97. Running into everyone you know at Midnight, NO MATTER WHAT
98. Feeling accomplished after finishing an impossible class
99. And, of course, we are going to miss everyone.

Hey Georgetown, don’t make us leave!

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Senior Parents Weekend: What’s Up For Auction?

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Senior Parents Weekend is next weekend! One of the main events of the weekend is the Senior Auction, which takes place on Feb. 6. At this grand event, many items are auctioned off in an effort to raise money for families who can not afford to attend graduation weekend. And, in Georgetown tradition, things tend to get a little out of hand.

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We all know that many Georgetown students/families enjoy the finer things in life, so one could only assume that what will be up for auction is just as crazy. We’ve heard some rumors, started some others. From our research, this is what we assume will be auctioned off:

1. A night in the ICC. 

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Description: DC’s hottest club is the Intercultural Center. Located near Red Square, this hidden gem has faculty offices, SFS secrets and a rocking computer lab. Who wouldn’t want to explore this place for a night?

Estimated Price: The price of one semester of tuition.

2. A trip to the family villa in España.

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Description: Thanks to the donation of Family Z, Georgetown is happy to offer this fabulous villa on the Spanish coast. Houses 10 people, with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and two infinity pools. May or may not have been featured on House Hunters International.

Estimated Price: Why send two kids to Georgetown when you could spend 5 days at this hotspot!

3. A photo with John DeGioia.

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Description: Get to know this Georgetown celebrity on a more personal level! Plus, this provides you with the best Instagram/Profile Picture/LinkedIn photo in the history of the Internet.

Estimated Price: Likely worth the same as your meal plan.

4. Chicken Finger Thursday in Your Home.

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Description: CFT is a national treasure, so why not enjoy it in style? Package includes the omelet lady (“Get ya chicken fingers…”), all the condiments you could ever want and limitless fry refills.

Estimated Price: The price of a dinner at 1789, at least.

5. The Clock Hands.

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Description: All Georgetown students dream of being “that kid” who steals the clock hands. Now that can be you! This includes an interview with a fake news source, certificate of accomplishment, and never ending fake fame.

Estimated Price: Like you could afford this. Also, shipping is not included.

Are you ready to become a big spender? Or will you just people watch? I can’t wait to see.

Note: Auctioned items are only speculation. We do not have the inside scoop. 

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Quiz: Are You a SWUG?

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Ah, the age old question. Being a SWUG is an honor that not everyone can achieve. Across the country, and even across time, people have pondered this group of people and tried to earn this coveted status.

For all your NARPs (not defining that for you), “SWUG” stands for “Senior Washed-Up Girl.” That is, a person, typically female, who has seen her glory days pass her by and is content with living a life full of laziness and wine.

Do you have what it takes to be SWUG?

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The Closing Address

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I remember the exact day that I became Deputy Blog Editor and began my climb up the 4E ladder of power. I was sitting in a random hostel in Tel Aviv, Israel, on a trip with a subset of my abroad friends. It felt like a dream to me, both because I had just achieved one of my goals and because I was in ISRAEL (Read: wut). Anyway, I know for many this does not seem #lifechanging, but for me it was (cue emotions). Over the past two years, 4E and the bloggers have given me so much. It has defined so much of my Georgetown career, and for that I couldn’t be more grateful.

However, the time has come for me to give up my power and become an actual wash up. It is scary leaving something you love. But graduation is coming (even though I am trying to fight it) and it has come time to accept that the end of Georgetown is near.

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While this won’t be my last 4E post — because I am not ready for that yet — I am writing this to close the chapter of my dictatorship editorship. And, what better way to do this than by reminiscing on my favorite posts (of the 124 I have written) from the past two years.

From my heart to yours:

  • The End of the Beginning– “Oh, and when you are finally at your study abroad destination complaining about ‘how weak your internet connection is,’ just think about your favorite blogger (a.k.a. me) trying to stream videos in Turkey. God help me.”
  • 4-eign E: All About that Mosque– “Other than the untimely alarms, Turkish society is pretty normal. In Alanya, there are TWO Starbucks (and yes, they do serve iced coffee), local shops, a beach and a million and a half tourists.”
  • Campus Confusions: Post-Study Abroad– “My friends and I have realized that we have missed out on some key phrases that have been added to this beautiful language of ours. Excuse me, but what is ‘on fleek?’ Is that like a compliment? So beyond confused.”

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  • The Five Times when You Know You are a Senior– “The youth has been deprived. I explained the saga of going to Tuscany’s yesterday and actually got emotional. Who doesn’t miss the curb sing-a-longs? Or, wait, was that just me?”
  • Friday Fixat10ns: Freshman Year Throwbacks– “Let me set the scene: The year was 2012, fall to be exact. The place? Georgetown. Obama hadn’t been re-elected. Libya and Syria were all over the news. Gay marriage was not illegal nation-wide. Kim Kardashian and Kris were still technically married. And these songs were the hits of the time….”

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  • Finals Fashion: A Guide to Dressing Down– “This is me. I am leggings…There are many different ways to pull of this innovative look. Pair them with a t-shirt for a relaxed, ‘I might work out today’ look. The athletic, dressed down combo is sure to make people think that you might be fit and actually do something with your life. Or you can do what I usually do and pair your leggings with a sweater. The best part about this look is that people often will think you are put together. Joke’s on them.”
  • 5 Reasons Georgetown Students are Really Olivia Pope– “You’re awesome at delegating work and watching it all come together. Georgetown students work hard (and we Netflix even harder). Hoyas all possess the natural skill to command and demand attention. Come on, all of us have at least once delegated tasks and reaped the rewards. Life is a battlefield.”

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  • What flavor of Burnett’s are you?– “Sweeter than Whipped Cream, you are Sugar Cookie Burnett’s! This flavor should be illegal because it does not even seem like alcohol. You are perfect for fun night out, but not always for a crazy one! Maybe as the evening goes on…?”
  • Snapchat Updates Again: Emojis– “Fire- This emoji is the compliment to end all compliments. You guys are on a snapchat streak! Either you are besties missing each other or you are both too obnoxious on social media. Nonetheless, you have been snappin’ back and forth for the number of consecutive days indicated. Congrats!”

Honestly, I could list all my posts here. I have had such a blast being part of this amazing publication. Also, I’ll miss you all. Even those who rarely read my posts. Just having the opportunity to bring my thoughts to the world has been a gift to me. Don’t miss me too much.

Signing off from the Lau 3 reading room, forever 4E editor Coco.

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Senior Memories: Things that Only Seniors Remember

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As the first semester has begun to wind down, my nerves about leaving Georgetown in only a few months are increasing. I can barely remember my freshman year, the people I met then feel like people I have known my entire life. However, there are some things that have not been so permanent. From bars to fads, Georgetown has seen a bunch of turnover during the last three years.

So underclassmen, give me this one post to rant. And seniors, join me in my trip down memory lane.

Things Only Seniors Remember:

1. Tuscany’s. The pride and joy of our freshman year. If you didn’t sit on the sidewalk with a large slice, make friends with a stranger or get into a fight about who ordered first than you haven’t lived.

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2. Rhino. Okay, some underclassman might remember this one. But, only we remember how magical Rhino was once upon a time. Do I miss the idea of it? Yes. Do I actually miss it? To be honest, not at all.

3. Shit Georgetown Girls Say. This video defined my freshman year, and I still recite it weekly. While I was heartbroken that these guys took this video down, I am still petitioning for them to bring it back. Favorite lines include:

  • “Does Rhino take Go-Card?”
  • “What to chase with, what to chase with.. Diet Coke, zero cals!”
  • “Betch I’m drunk in Leo’s I need your help.”
  • “He must be cute, he went to Delbarton.”
  • “Son of a betch where is my Go-Card?”

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5. Reiss Pathway. As a former Darnallian, the Reiss Pathway was basically family to me. Best people watching and easy access to Leavy… what more could you want?! It makes me so incredibly sad that some people think that the construction has always been there. They don’t know the great things they have missed.

6. Omelet Lady. Feel free to correct me, as I have not been to Leo’s in a while, but I’ve heard that the omelet lady no longer exists? How does one get his or her omelet without the signature “getcha omelet” call? That was the only acceptable way to end a weekend.

7. New South before the Heal Fam Stu Cen. I had to explain to a freshman the other day what was in the HFSC’s place prior to its creation… and all I could say was nothing. It literally seems like that building sprung from nowhere. If only it had been around my freshman year, I probably would have been more inclined to study!

8. Leo’s Burrito Bowls. Ugh, back when Leo’s did so many things right. Their burrito bowls were my favorite thing. Like Chipotle, but from a meal swipe! You didn’t even have to pay extra for guac!!
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9. Juicing ‘Cuse in 1 Season. Way back when Syracuse was in the Big East. We were so lucky to see 2 wins against ‘Cuse in only one season. Hopefully we can juice ‘Cuse again this year on Dec. 5!

10. Epi before it became a hotspot. My underclassman sources have informed me that Epi is the new “late night hot spot.” Back in my day, it was just a great place to get a quesadilla and chill with friends. I guess we can blame the loss of both Tuscany’s and Eat & Joy for this one!

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Studying for Midterms: Freshman Year vs. Senior Year

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It is that time of year again, when Lau becomes our second home, Mai Thai delivery orders spike and classroom friendships emerge solely out of necessity.

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That’s right, midterm season has hit the Hilltop. While all my midterms are not this week, this “time off” has given me some time to reflect on this horrible time of year. The way I approach midterms nowadays is extremely different than my approach when I was a freshman. Time to take a trip down memory lane…

1. Study Guides:

Freshman Year: You take the time to collaborate with a variety of people to create the most comprehensive study guide in the planet. Naturally, you add your own information to it and even include reading summaries.

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Senior Year: Now midterms are a game of Google Docs, and how many smart people can you get to work with you and share their knowledge. There is no way your notes are indicative of what was taught, making finding that Google Doc key. If you think you need reading summaries, you are living in a delusional world. You have real life to worry about, HELLO.

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2. Study Groups

Freshman Year: Study groups are a jumping off point for friendships, buddies or whatever may have emerged. You struggle together and all pull your weight. Oh, those good times on Lau 2. Best Friends Forever.

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Senior Year: Take a look around your classroom and there is a good chance you don’t know the majority of people in your class. Ugh, don’t you hate being old? Midterms have become a game of “Who do you know?” and the more people you know, the better off you will be. There is much less of a chance of long term friendships in this case, these people will be here after you are gone. Now, that is just sad.

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3. Office Hours

Freshman Year: If you didn’t show up to your professor’s office hours at least once during midterms, you are doing something wrong. Naturally, you have to show up with a list of questions and be extremely prepared.

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Senior Year: Office hours is now about how much information can you get your teacher to tell you. There is no chance you know enough to ask a question. Time to learn by osmosis.

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4. Study Style

Freshman Year: You actually spend time looking good because you are going to Lau and are going to be around people potential love interests. You never know, what if you met the love of your life there? You heard that is a thing, right?

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Senior Year: If you make it to Lau, it is an accomplishment. If you look presentable, you get an award. You would only be caught looking better than SWUG-ish if you had an internship or an interview. Other reasons are not acceptable.

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5. Coping Methods

Freshman Year: The pain is over, thank god! Time to relax in your New South common room, try to find a good party and catch up with your friends. Not for too long though, those five classes will keep you significantly busy and you don’t want to fall behind!

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Senior Year: If you don’t have a drink in your hand at least an hour after your midterm, I will question your life choices. Is it a Monday? Who really cares? Do you? Are you sure you are a senior?

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Godspeed friends. Hope your internships, job searches, part time jobs and activities don’t get in your way of passing those midterms. We are rooting for you.

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The Five Times When You Know You Are A Senior

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I am officially old. And, by old, I mean 20. But, I am a senior, which means I have three years of classes, parties and Wisey’s cookies to look back on.

Everyone always talks about how senior year is the best and so fun, but I think that someone has been lying to me. Don’t get me wrong, I always have a good time at Georgetown. But senior year, at least the fall, is beyond stressful. You’ve got classes, clubs, relationships (LOL or lack there of), internships, job recruitment and bills. Honestly, the list could go on and on.

So, in light of what I have experienced the last few weeks, here are the five times when you now you are a senior at Georgetown: 

1. You have explained Tuscany’s so many times that you are depressed. The youth has been deprived. I explained the saga of going to Tuscany’s yesterday and actually got emotional. Who doesn’t miss the curb sing-a-longs? Or, wait, was that just me?

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2. People expect you to know things. While I love all my new bloggers, who you will meet soon, they are definitely giving me too much credit. I say such nonsense. Words. Am I making up things? Most likely.

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I know less than Michael Scott.

3. You don’t know what Leo’s serves anymore. Literally I am looking for someone with a meal plan to take me to Leo’s for a #TBT. I miss it. I never thought I would say that. The kids these days keep mentioning these new stations and options, and I just shrug and disappear into the corner.

4. You would rather have a party with only your friends than spend the night at Rugby. Or Chimes. Or Brown House. Or SigEp (RIP Pink House). Why isn’t it socially acceptable to just sit around with my, like, 15 friends and gossip about people? I’ve met everyone at this school anyway!

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5. You cringe whenever you heard the G-word. And by that I mean graduation. Cringe. You can’t conceptualize how scary the real world is until you are sitting at your billionth information session at the career center thinking, “How the f*** did I get here?”

Thank god graduation isn’t for a few more months. I am not ready to be kicked out yet.

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Friday Fixat10ns: Freshman Year Throwbacks

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Has it really been 3 years since we, the Class of 2016, were mere Freshies struggling to find our way through the ICC? Yes my friends it has been that long. While I am a firm advocate for not accepting our impending graduation, there is going to come a time when showing up to Brown House parties is no longer acceptable.

In honor of the start of Dis-O tonight with the Leo’s Keg Party, 4E is taking you back to a simpler time.

Let me set the scene: The year was 2012, fall to be exact. The place? Georgetown. Obama hadn’t been re-elected. Libya and Syria were all over the news. Gay marriage was not illegal nation-wide. Kim Kardashian and Kris were still technically married. And these songs were the hits of the time….

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  1. “Gangnam Style” – PSY. The song of our NSO, the one that sparked so many awkward dance parties. Man, the last time I Gangnam Style’d… we are not going to get into that. This basically is the song of our generation (Read: but actually not at all).
  2. “Starships” – Nicki Minaj. If you don’t know all the words to this song you are most likely higher than a m***** f***** (you know what I mean). This was the song we all sang along to at the random party when we didn’t know each other. Were we awkward? Yes. Did the upperclassmen laugh at us? Most likely.
  3. “I Knew You Were Trouble” – Taylor Swift. Who could forget when Tay’s newest album, Red, emerged on the scene. My friends and I listened to EVERY SINGLE SONG. I still think to this day that T-Swizzle played a crucial role in the creation of my friend group. Thanks for the memories and all the romantic angst, girl.
  4. “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. I’m 97.6% positive this song sparked the hipster trend at Georgetown. Don’t quote me on that though. Whenever you heard those beginning notes you knew that it was on and that it was time to sing. Did anyone actually know all the words? Or any words other than “grandma’s clothes?”
  5. “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen. I feel like there was a dance attached to this song. Was that just me? Nonetheless, it was the song of the fall. The amount of people I told to “omg call me maybe” is kinda sad. I should be disappointed with myself. Whatever, I’m still here so I guess I didn’t screw up too much!
  6. “Boyfriend” – Justin Bieber. Ugh, the good old days when Justin was still young and quasi-innocent? Swag, fondue and falsetto. Did ever freshman girl want to be his girlfriend? Because, personally, this song kinda creeped me out. Like, hey dude please leave me along didn’t you get the message I am not interested.
  7. “Too Close” – Alex Clare. This song reminds me of all those 1st week relationships that quickly died out. This song perfectly explains the  moment when you realize “oops, we just met and I don’t think I actually like you.” RIP to all the fallen possible lovers.
  8. “Titanium” – David Guetta (Feat. Sia). My fondest memory of this song is me and my friends drunkly singing it at the top of our lungs in front of Tuscany’s (again, RIP). Such empowerment, I don’t think I could have gotten through the emotions and struggles of freshman year without the lyrics of Sia.
  9. “We Found Love” – Rihanna (Feat. Calvin Harris). Freshman year was tough. Thank god we found love (AKA alcohol and friends) in this hopeless place. This is back when Rihanna was still very pop. Doesn’t this song just make you want to hug your friends and look back at all your #mems?
  10. “Good Feeling” – Flo Rida. UGH FLO RIDA FOR THE WIN. The ultimate pump up song. This song completed every party. Every time I hear it  a montage of freshman year house parties and all the stupid things I did pops into my head. TBT that time I showed up to Brown House when there was no party. Oops!

We are not gone yet, Class of 2016. Let’s go out with a bang. Happy Dis-O!

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