News Team, Assemble!

Anchorman NewseumLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, CAN I PLEASE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION … I’VE JUST BEEN HANDED AN URGENT AND HORRIFYING NEWS STORY …

The News Team is indeed assembling … but this time, far from sunny San Diego. On November 14th, Washington’s Newseum will begin featuring an exhibit dedicated to the the beloved comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”. The exhibit, quite fittingly, will be titled “Anchorman: The Exhibit.” In anticipation of the movie’s upcoming sequel, the exhibit will be open through August 2014 and will display the costumes worn by the Channel 4 News team, some of the original props and a re-creation of the KVWN-TV desk.

Commentary by none other than Ron himself will lead you through the exhibit, as you lay your eyes on the jazz flute that he played so wonderfully to win over Veronica – or as you witness, with your own eyes, Brian’s coveted Sex Panther. For all the aspiring journalists out there, the exhibit allows you to take part in joining the team by participating in a broadcasting simulation with Mr. Burgundy.

The Newseum is all it’s cracked up to be, and with this exhibit coming next week, it’s about time to cross it off the bucket list. Everybody loves “Anchorman”, or at least yielded a smile at some point during the absurdity. So bring your Brian, your Champ and even your Brick … and head on down to the museum.

And remember, you stay classy … Georgetown.

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Source/Photo: Newseum.org, Sourcefed, Family Fun and Beyond

No Shave November: The Origins

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With November upon us, the leaves continue to fall, the days are getting longer and dreams of turkey and stuffing begin to creep into our thoughts. But for many men, and for those boys who are able, Movember and “No Shave November” begin.

Almost all are eager to start and less are able to finish, as campuses and communities across the country and world begin the month with thin and patchy peach fuzz that hopefully will produce thick and full mustaches and beards.

Most are familiar with the idea of “No Shave” (the cool way to say it), but we thought it could be useful, and meaningful for those choosing to put away the razor, to hear a little about the history and the vision of the organization Movember.

Movember is an organization founded in 2003 in Australia from 30 men’s decision to grow out their facial hair for 30 days. Their decision was based upon a desire to raise awareness of the heath issues affecting men across the world every day, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and depression.

Since 2003, the movement has grown, and men and women have started raising money with their mustache growth. $147 million has been raised to date, as “mo bros” around the world have taken on the challenge and the duty to raise awareness for fellow men. The month is often kicked off with a “Mo party” where people gather in the workplace, at a favorite bar or at school to celebrate the beginning of the journey to “change the face of men’s health.” Here’s a great video worth checking out that gives a nice little history of Movember.

Along with the video, Movember’s site has all kinds of cool stuff including leader boards“Mo Maps” to find parties and fundraisers, and directions and tips on how to get involved. Whether you’re hosting a party and raising some money, donating or growing it out for kicks, know that men around the world are joining you for 30 days, not just to make your appearance more rugged, but to raise awareness and help create a healthier world for men one ’stache at a time.

Long Weekend Ho! How to Make the Best of a Long Weekend

How To Make The Best Of A Long WeekendLooking forward to a long weekend is similar to counting down the days before Christmas or Hanukkah, or maybe a slightly less significant holiday like St. Patrick’s Day. (Deputy Editor’s note: I highly contest that St. Patrick’s Day is a “less significant holiday,” and I would even move to have it placed with the aforementioned days in terms of degree of importance.) All students have the long weekend circled on their calendar and we all know that that extra day means everything during midterm season.

success-baby-long-weekend-aww-yeaaWith many years of school under our belts, we students like to think we know how to approach the long weekend: another night to go out, another morning to sleep in and maybe (only for the truly ambitious or the truly swamped in work) some extra study time. But the three day weekend can zoom by as fast as Netflix marathons on a lazy afternoon, so it can be useful to come in with a strategy or a set of goals. With Columbus Day weekend upon us, here are some tips on how to make the best of the next three days:

1. Take the opportunity to explore D.C. For new and veteran students alike, the long weekend is a great chance to get out of your rooms and off campus. Walk to a new restaurant so you can work off the meal afterward or visit a museum. Don’t let the shutdown get you down; the Smithsonian is still pretty cool looking in from the outside, and the Newseum is still open.

2. Don’t listen to Nas; sleep is not the cousin of death, at least for overworked students The long weekend is exciting, but don’t be afraid to sacrifice time hanging out with your buddies to remedy the all-nighters you pulled this week for those three midterms and two papers. You’ll have sweet dreams of A’s and A+’s with frosting on top.

3. The long weekend is as much of your friend as it is an enemy Friday will trick you into thinking you’ve got an eternity to do what you want with your free time. Saturday will say, “Hey, homework is for Sundays, but don’t forget football,” and Monday morning will quickly turn into the annoying “I told you so” when you haven’t studied, done your laundry or cleaned your room.

4. Do. Your. Laundry. We know you’re wearing the same socks that you wore yesterday because midterms have kept you from getting your laundry done. This long weekend is a great chance to expand your wardrobe back to its proper size.

5. Finally, in the spirit of the holiday, make your Columbus Day and long weekend worthwhile Find the balance between studying and going out, between eating and exercise and between college football and the NFL. Toast friends, family and fall, and raise your glasses to the long weekend.

Photos: Vacation-Lovers, Rungitom