Farewell Fourth Edition Seniors!

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Co-authored by Mike Radice and Meg Lizza 

This year, 4E lost nine fantastic seniors to a terrible phenomenon called “graduation“. We are very sorry to see them go, but will forever remember them for their contributions to the 4E family. Check out their stories and some of our favorite articles of theirs:

Courtney Klein (AKA Coco): The original Blog Queen, Courtney was the 4E Senior Editor from Spring 2015 through Fall 2015, and later served as a Contributing Editor. Our resident internet-breaker, Courtney first broke the internet with her awesome Georgetown pickup lines, and later rejection lines, and just when you thought it was over, breakup lines. When she isn’t perfecting her Instagrams of DC, she’s probably doing what really matters: rating DC’s Bagels or predicting what Burnett’s flavor represents you.

Under Courtney’s reign, 4E greatly expanded its visibility. She helped spread truly #breaking news, like snapchat updates and national guacamole day. Courtney will forever be our Dear Leader, and we will miss her devotions to guacamole and The Swug Life.

Karl “KP” Pielmeier (Our Founding Father): KP served as our Senior Editor from Fall 2013 through Spring 2014, and later as a Contributing Editor. Imparting his wisdom on everything from Burnett’s to the crazed pumpkin spice phenomenon, KP and his expert knowledge on all things gastronomic will surely be missed. When he wasn’t crafting the perfect salad at Hilltoss or honoring some of our best staffers at The Hoya with his Staffer of the Week posts, KP was probably reigniting the infamous 4E GroupMe (you wish you could be a part of it).

Under his reign, 4E took on a more generally light-hearted tone, but that didn’t deter KP from writing about serious and important issues that can happen at Georgetown. We will undoubtedly miss his devotion to all things RumChata and his highly anticipated drinking games.

Emily Min (Campus News Expert): Emily was 4E’s Senior Editor from Fall 2014 through Spring 2015. Out and about, Emily always had the inside scoop on big things happening at Georgetown. She broke the important news about the JesRes renovation and the missing clock hands. The first to tell us about the spring concert guest and bubble tea at Georgetown, Emily played an important role in keeping us on top of the Georgetown trends.

Her wisdom expanded beyond 4E, and she helped our readers prepare for important life traditions, like trick-or-treating on Embassy Row. We never want to see her go, but its time to #breakup.

Max Wheeler (Blogger by day, DJ by night): Max thrived as the Blog’s resident ‘Manly Monday’ expert, providing Hoyas with a fresh male take on all things deemed ‘basic’ and ‘womanly.’ It was Max who broke the news to Georgetowners everywhere that listening to Justin Bieber’s most recent album ‘Purpose‘ would, in fact, be a good use of time.  When he wasn’t perusing the iTunes Top 100 Albums chart, Max spent his time hosting his own successful radio show, and entertaining listeners everywhere with a live Snapchat stream of the underpinnings of the show, including, but not limited to, countless videos of him lip-syncing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” into the radio mic.

At 4E, Max was known as the Music Man, as he reviewed, revered, and even wrote music of his own. Do you need a playlist to snuggle to? How about some inspirational tracks to get you through finals season? Max had you covered, and we at 4E will miss him and his jazzy demeanor immensely.

Matt Sullivan (Social Media King, #Slay): The man, the myth, the blog legend. Matt had the incredible ability to write about anything and everything, and irrespective of what he produced, his articles would go viral. He kept us informed on what goes on in Lau and had visions of true artistry on our campus. Matt also provided 4E readers with awesome advice, like how to find love at Georgetown and what’s appropriate to wear at FoxFields.

With Matt’s contributions, 4E was able to drastically increase its social media presence, making us the most widely read online publication at Georgetown. Lastly, Matt could make the seemingly impossible look easy, like he did in his article about O’Donovan’s 2.0.

Sydney Bolling (Our Very Own ‘Jane Hoya’): Probably cheering on her Hoyas at the Verizon Center, Sydney helped us get through this stunning 2016 election cycle. At 4E, she wrote a great variety of posts: from the uplifting articles that helped us determine which Good Stuff concoction we are, to the relatable articles about internship fails and preregistration fails.

Sydney gives some of the best advice, too. Whether its about what you should and should not do in the GAAP group, or even what DC Happy Hours have to offer, we always trusted her judgment. We hope to cross paths again with her, but we know that October 3rd is probably not the best day to do that.

Keaton O’Neil (Quiz Queen): When Keaton wasn’t crafting your coffee at Saxby’s, she was probably pondering what would become some of 4E’s most popular quizzes, like one that would help you determine how romantic you are and another that tested your knowledge of Georgetown’s course offerings. She even made one of the most difficult quizzes to ever come off the 4E presses: Would You Rather?: Georgetown Edition. In fact, Keaton’s quizzes were so popular, they even made unannounced guest appearances on some other Georgetown publication’s website (smh)!

Keaton truly mastered the art of the quiz and helped make 4E a more fun and exciting publication. We will miss her eye for the future and know that she will seize all of the world’s many opportunities (especially those at Trader Joe’s).

Lindsay Lee (GroupMe Creator and Blog OG): Lindsay was 4E’s Senior Editor from Spring 2013 through Fall 2014. Even though Lindsay Lee left us for bigger and better things, we can never forget our original 4E ‘First Lady’. Publishing a hundred articles, it’s almost too hard to pick her best posts. A true blog bae and Georgetown Hoya, Lindsay anticipated Georgetown Day in proper fashion with her “Twas the Night Before Georgetown Day”, an article that never goes out of 4E style. She also hyped up the annual Mr. Georgetown competition in 2013 with her “Meet the Contestants” article (it literally broke all 4E records for most views).

Lindsay wrote about what really matters to our fellow Hoyas, like her helpful guides on alternatives to Tuscany (RIP) and reusing your empty kegs. Our 4E OG put a lot of work into this beloved publication and we will always be forever thankful for that!

Alexis Oni-Eseleh (Beyoncé Extraordinaire): Joining 4E as a sophomore, Alexis got right down to the issues with her blog posts. From her “Open Letter to GUSA Campaigns” to her “GUSA Video Takeover”, Alexis helped 4E capture the latest on school happenings.

While reporting on the #important stuff, Alexis also just had to include posts about Queen Bey, like her “Six Degrees of Beyoncé: Dip Ball Edition” and her “Flawless? Your Saturday Morning Story” articles. Thank you for reminding us that “I woke up like this” applies to all of us!

Last but not least, we will miss their debauchery.

You will always have a place in our hearts and in the GroupMe.

Brb #crying

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An Ode To Brown House

Banner - BrownHouseFor those of you who haven’t yet heard some of the worst news to ever arrive to a Georgetown student’s ears, Brown House will no longer house students next year. So, without further adieu, here is 4E’s ode to this magnificent Georgetown party scene staple:

There you are, brown bricked, standing high and tall

Gracing N St. with your presence for all,

Forever in our hearts and in our minds-

For freshman year you were one of the greatest of all finds,

Brown House you will be dearly missed-

For when we heard the provost office claimed you, we bawled in fits,

Who will appreciate your walls for dancing?

Who will be there late into Saturday night for dance floor romancing?

The Provost’s office, man, what do they even do?

Certainly not host parties, Georgetown’s social glue-

On campus there will be one less place for freshmen to crawl,

One less place to find bouncers with which to brawl,

Your sticky floors will never be the same-

The tidy little Provost is going to make you so lame,

I never did dare go pee when there,

One of many memories we will never be able to share,

But don’t feel too bad Brown House; you’ll always be in our heart-

For your legacy among Hoyas shall never depart

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Hoya Love Tips

hand-holding-love-tumblr-1-520x245You may have heard about the recent proposal on campus where two members of Georgetown staff were casually caught walking out of Healy Hall on a Tuesday evening only to be greeted by a candlelit Healy circle engulfed in the bellowing voices of the Georgetown Chimes.

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Missed it? Perhaps you’ve had a chance to swoon over other Hoya Love Stories. Or, if anything, you must’ve heard by now that 70% of Hoyas marry Hoyas.

If all of this is sounding really unfamiliar, no worries! 4E is here to bring you back into the love loop. Here are our expert-advised top four best ways to ensure you find love on the hilltop!

  1. Freshmen we’re looking at YOU. This first one’s a good one, but you’ve got to lock it down fast. It’s about laundry and given that we’re only about a month into school your suitor might still be unsuspicious when you approach him or her in the laundry room asking for instruction. Here are the can’t miss questions to lock down your lover in a CODElaundry101 situation: Which machine cleans clothes and which one dries them? Uh huh. Next ask something a little more cheesy: Are you an angel? Because you’re just so radiant, sparkly and clean I don’t even think I need to wash this load. And last, but **not least** Could you help me fold my delicates?
  2. giphy-6Next we have the one, the only, LEO’s 2.0. Is there a particular hunny you’ve got your eye glued to, enough to notice that he/she waits in the pasta line at 5:40pm every weekday (except Tuesdays) where she orders wheat, a little of both sauces and loads up with a bowl of broccoli to mix in? Ah, we know just the case! Surprise your prospect by arriving at 5:20pm, have their pasta ready for them as they come in, lock arms and direct them to a table. Proceed to ask them in miniscule detail about every aspect of their worst nightmare. Then act it out. It will put them at ease.
  3. TA-TIME: Think your Econ TA’s got their eye on you? There’s about a 300% chance that all hunches are accurate, so I’d say you’re in the clear. Now’s your time to swoop in. On your next exam, granted that the TA will be the one grading it, make sure to add a little something something to one of your short answers. Throughout the test you can throw out subtle hints like a few hearts here and there, maybe a pick up line, but save the real juicy stuff for the end. When it comes time for that final short answer question, I don’t care what the subject is: Math, Econ, Poetry in the 18th century… Use your knowledge to construct a well thought out plan of action. For example: Roses are red, violets are blue, meet me at my place at 6 so I can “kiss you”.

giphy-74. Last, but certainly not least, the classic: The girl or guy next door. Maybe the above scenarios haven’t quite hit home yet. If that’s the case this is the one for you. Throughout your four years here on the hilltop you are bound to have a neighbor befitting of the guy/gal next door complex. When you do, here’s what you need to do: First, slide notes under his/her door. One per week. Try to write a story with them, it can be about anything, but we prefer bunnies. Additionally, you need to listen. Through the wall, through the door, I don’t care. But you need to dig up as much dirt as you can! Once you’ve mastered the art of eavesdropping caring, you can use your acquired material to your advantage. Show up at his/her door and walk them to class. Every class, everyday. You absolutely cannot miss. Your persistence will steal their heart. Keep the notes coming and add more stalker-esque activity whenever you hear something fitting.

Happy loving! 4E can’t wait to be apart of your wedding party when the big day comes at Dahlgren Chapel!

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Kickback Playlist: The Morning Tunes

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are 100% aware that The Corp’s music festival, Kickback, is this Saturday. As someone who was abroad last fall and missed the first Kickback, I am beyond excited to go this year.

To get you in the mood for the music performances you will be seeing this weekend, 4E reached out to some of the Georgetown-based acts to determine what artists have influenced their sound.

These are the songs that set the vibe for the beginning of the day:

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  1. “Waiting on the World to Change” John Mayer
  2. “Sister” Andrew Belle
  3. “Static Waves” Andrew Belle
  4. “I’m on Fire” John Mayer
  5. “High Hope” Glen Hansard
  6. “Superstition” Stevie Wonder
  7. “Alma” Snarky Puppy
  8. “Celebrity” Snarky Puppy
  9. “Gentleman” Chance the Rapper
  10.  “Hol’ Up” Kendrick Lamar

Tune in to 4E on Wednesday for part two of this playlist!

Photos/Gifs: The Hoya

The 7 Fictional Characters Who Attended Georgetown

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Way back when in 2012, 4E wrote an article about Georgetown’s Fictional Alumni. While this post covered the classic Georgetown movie/TV references, we now have 3 more years of media that calls out the Hilltop.

1. Melanie Porter (Raven Symoné): Those of you who understand real culture must remember the classic Disney film, College Road Trip. Raven plays a college senior applying to Georgetown University (which she eventually attends). While the school filmed in this movie looks nothing like our hilltop, it is certainly nice to be recognized by Disney. Also, who could forget the double dutch bus (AKA the best song of the century)?

2. Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario): It was only a week ago that the star of Pretty Little Liar’s character announced that she was attending Georgetown University and, since then, tweens have been buzzing about it. Why should we be surprised? Her hyper stressed attitude, love of caffeine and preppy style fit perfectly into the Georgetown stereotype.

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3. Walter Larson (Tim Robbins) and Haroon Raja (Bernard White): Both of these characters from the new show The Brink are supposed Georgetown grads. Robbins plays the US Secretary of State and White plays Pakistan’s ISI. Probably SFS grads #diplomacy.

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4. Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes): According to this article, the Homeland main character is also a Georgetown alum. While I have never seen this show (I know, what am I doing with my life), I’ve heard that her character is pretty bad-ass. I mean she works for the CIA, how much more SFS can you get?

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5. Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and Will Gardner (Josh Charles):  Of course representing Georgetown Law are these two lawyers from The Good Wife. Our beloved university plays the particularly important role of bringing these two together, whose relationship is an extremely important part of show.

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6. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington): Another Georgetown Law “alumni” is none other than Ms. Pope herself, the gladiator. She is beloved by Georgetown students (AKA my idol), and truly personifies the Georgetown personality.

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7. Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin): Added by popular demand is Agent Archer. Sadly, I have never seen this. Sorry fans. But if you say he went to Georgetown, I’ll believe you. Hoya Saxa spies.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Meet Dikembe Mutombo

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Breaking news: Last night, a billion worlds collided.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Prince William and Kate Middleton), as part of their three-day trip to America, attended the Nets-Cavaliers NBA game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“Sounds cool,” you’re probably thinking, “but what does this have to do with me, a Hoya and a lover of Beyoncé and/or Jay-Z?”

Sound the alarm! Kate and Will met both the unofficial American royal couple as well as a remarkable Georgetown alum, Dikembe Mutombo. For those who don’t know, Mutombo was a powerful defensive player for the basketball team back in the late 80s-early 90s, who was also very successful in the NBA. He also starred in a stellar Geico commercial.

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And here’s Beyoncé and Jay-Z chatting with the royal couple:

Will and Kate also met LeBron James, who gave them both Cavaliers jerseys.

To round off this exciting and kind of hilarious news, enjoy this video of Dikembe Mutombo sharing popcorn with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Thanks to For the Win at USA Today for the info!

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A Very Bollywood Proposal

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Hot off the heels of Rangila comes another exciting Bollywood-related event at Georgetown — but this is no extracurricular activity. Aditya Sahajwalla (MSB ’11) proposed to Bahar Dave (SFS ’11) on the steps of White Gravenor Hall with an amazing Bollywood dance routine.

Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., first brought our attention to this momentous event (which actually took place Nov. 15) via his Facebook page:

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That’s right, everyone. Two Georgetown alumni got engaged on the steps of an academic building. And you thought White Gravenor was just for last-minute add-drop and psych seminars.

Check out the incredible, heart-warming video here (complete with Bahar’s reactions captured in the corner). Congratulations to Aditya and Bahar!

Photos: Facebook, panaramio.com

Your Friend John Mulaney Has a New Show

mulaneyJohn Mulaney, who graduated from the College in 2004, has a self-titled show that is premiering tonight at 9:30 p.m. on Fox. Sure you know that Bill Clinton and Bradley Cooper attended Georgetown, but you’re only a true Hoya if you know this guy, our own lanky little gem.

Prior to working on this show, Mulaney wrote for “Saturday Night Live” where he co-created the character Stefon with actor Bill Hader. Whoa. SPICY. Mulaney also does incredible stand-up. You must see his skit, New in Town. Here’s a short clip of it.

Whenever I watch this clip, I wonder if the perfume story happened somewhere on N Street or in Burleith:

So he’s hysterical and he makes us proud to be Hoyas. And now he has a show called “Mulaney.” The Twitter-verse is chattering, including two former Hoyas. Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00), a big-shot comic in his own right, weighed in:

Nick Kroll (COL ’01), a comedian and actor who wrote for the Chapelle Show, played “the douche” on “Parks and Rec,” Ruxin on “The League,” and created and stars in the “Kroll Show” (along with Mulaney), also chimed in:


We’re glad to see funny Hoyas sticking together and hustling the world for all it’s worth.

If “Mulaney” is anywhere close to being as funny as Stefon or the comedian’s stand up, we’ll all be living the #blessed life. Just make sure to let everyone know that this dude is a Hoya. John Mulaney is the Hoya we all wish we could be. Congrats, you little fat girl.

Nextspot: The New and Improved Doodle

Next SpotHere at 4E, we’re always up-to-date on the best new apps for Hoyas – if you’re not using the BroApp, you’re missing out. Nextspot was recently founded by Georgetown student Daanish Jamal, and while the app is still in its infancy, it is fully functional. According to its description, Nextspot “helps you and your friends organize casual meetups. It streamlines the details – what, when, where and who – in a collaborative process, so everyone’s input is accounted for.” Basically, it allows you to create various groups within the app, which then provides a group chat as well as the ability to create “events” for that group.

It lets every person in the group vote on what times are best for them, similar to how a Doodle poll works. It’s insanely helpful if you have to get together for a group project and need to decide whether to do it in Lau at 9 p.m. or in Regents during the afternoon. Or, it’s especially ideal for trying to organize a pregame and deciding whose place is the best.

Obviously, your friends  have to have the app for its functionality to be fully realized. So link your friends to this article, download the app and support a Georgetowner trying to get his company off the ground!

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