4E’s Fall Fashion Preview 2016

Banner - Fall FashionWe at The Fourth Edition take our look quite seriously. As I’m sure you saw, The Hoya released it’s Fall Fashion preview November 4th. As we were so inspired by The Hoya‘s theme of “Forever Young,” we pulled a copy cat move; not “Forever Young” but “Forever Free to Be Me.” Check it out:

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Meet our models.

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Sarah Reuter, Smolder Queen
Laura Bell, hipster Elle Woods
Laura Bell, Hipster Elle Woods
Caroline Bucca, stargazer
Caroline Bucca, Stargazer
Joseph O'Reilly, fuzzy wuzzy
Joseph O’Reilly, Fuzzy Wuzzy
Charles Fritz, The Lone Ranger
Charles Fritz, The Lone Ranger
Meg Lizza, Editor Extraordinaire
Meg Lizza, Executive Editor Extraordinaire

Reuter, our resident fortune teller, correctly predicted that 2016 would conclude looking eerily like 1994. Here’s her take on recycling fashion trends.

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O’Reilly, Fritz, and Bucca took a natural approach to our shoot.

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Yeezy? You frontin’? What?

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Safari on campus: Searching for the chill.

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Update: Chill located.

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Peace & Blessings.

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Please stop scrolling.

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Told you.

Photos: Alessandra Puccio, mashable.com

8 Steps to Aggressively Embrace the Fall Season

8 Steps to Fall

As we find ourselves in the midst of fall, it’s extremely hard to contain the excitement. Show everyone you love the fall season by following these 8 easy steps! Because 4E freaking loves the fall.

1. Gather leaves

No one will believe you love fall unless you show them! Grab some leaves from the ground, shove them in your backpack, and sprinkle them around your classrooms and residential halls to spread the fall love.

2. Chug a pumpkin spice latte and carry another around everywhere

Fall is never complete without letting everyone know you are obsessed with a mediocre drink! Also, take a pro tip from us: spill a little of your pumpkin spice latte on your shirt so people will ask about it! When they do, just remember to flash a big smile and say “Haha! Oh, it must be my pumpkin spice latte! It’s gotta be fall, AM I RIGHT?!” They’ll love it!

3. Clutter your every source of social media with pumpkin patch pictures

tumblr_inline_ne6rx2hAi11qzj4kc Instagram? Facebook? A text to your grandma? All of the above! And don’t forget to print a ton and hand them out to your friends so they know you LOVE pumpkins.

4. Bombard your refrigerator with apple cider

You’re not super into fall season if you don’t drink at least 30 gallons of apple cider! I always drink mine in a pumpkin-inspired “I LOVE FALL” mug! It always pulls everything together.

5. Bundle up!

If it’s not a Snuggie, make sure to wear a scarf, sweater, and brown boots EVERY DAY! Even if you get tired of it, make sure to stick to these items until the end of fall!

6. Pick a ton of apples and tell everyone about the experience

 All your buddies should know that you are jazzed about apple picking –  it’s all part of the seasonal festivities!

7. Call it ~autumn~

 Autumn sounds super fancy, so people will definitely be able to tell you appreciate it. You can be just like this girl, who doesn’t care that a leaf has fallen on her face!

8. Sit in a pile of leaves for a couple of hours 

 In my experience, people have approached me with some concerns as to how long I’ve admired the leaves. Don’t worry about these people – they probably prefer summer, or something crazy like that!

The fall season is only a limited amount of time, so aggressively enjoy it while you can!

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The Official 2015 GU Pumpkin Spice Guide


Pumpkin Spice EverythingAutumn is officially upon us, and we all know what that means: Leaves are falling, Halloween is approaching and, most importantly, ravenous people want their pumpkins… and they want them now.

October is a pumpkin spice world, and we are all just living in it.

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Here at 4E, we get it. Biddies, we understand your need for all things pumpkin, and we’re here to help. That’s why we used all of our journalistic/investigatory skills to put together this map for you. It contains all of the pumpkin food and beverage locations on (and near) Georgetown’s campus, so you can get your pumpkin fix wherever you are, whenever you need it. You’re welcome PSL fiends, you’re welcome:
Georgetown Pumpkn Spice Map

But we wouldn’t leave you hanging with just this random map! Here’s a guide to all the locations indicated above, complete with their pumpkin-flavored menu items and prices.

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1. SAXBYS – This is for the pumpkin spice connoisseur in your friend group.  SAXBYS offers pumpkin spice chai (Medium $4.45), pumpkin spice smoothies (Medium $4.50) and pumpkin spice lattes (Medium $4.44), all made in-house with their natural pumpkin spice mix. That’s right: No sugary syrups here. Just the real deal. 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 4/5 pumpkins.

hero-pumpkin-152. Einstein Bros Bagels – It doesn’t take an actual Einstein to know that these folks have their pumpkin game on fleek. Fresh-baked pumpkin bagels with pumpkin schmear, pumpkin-spiced lattes and pumpkin muffins, all for a simple meal swipe that you weren’t going to use anyway! The best bang for your pumpkin-craving buck! 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 4/5 pumpkins.

3. Wisey’s – At the time of this writing, there were no pumpkin spice items at Wisey’s. However, I was assured by an employee that pumpkins would soon be coming. I don’t really know what to say to that. Go eat a Hot Chick while watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and call it a day. 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 1/5 pumpkins.

4. The Tombs – Pumpkin cheesecake. $8. It’s really good. That’s all I have to say about that. 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 2.5/5 pumpkins.

5. Corp Coffee Locations (Midnight MUG, MUG, UG) – I’m pretty sure Gandhi once said, “If you want a good PSL, sometimes you need to think creatively.” That’s what you need to do at these Corp coffee spots. The pumpkin is there, but it isn’t blatantly advertised as such. Our suggestion: Order a 2% medium latte with flavor shots of pumpkin spice and vanilla ($4.20). 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 3/5 pumpkins.

6. Bulldog Tavern – Attention all you boozy 21+ SWUGs: The Tavern is ready for you. As part of their Seasonal Fall Cocktails list, they’ve prepared a delicious pumpkin spice martini ($8.99) that will make even the most basic of pumpkin addicts squeal in delight. Made with spiced pumpkin vodka and topped with whipped cream, nutmeg and cinnamon, this creation is ready to get you drunk on autumn – and just flat out drunk in general. 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 3/5 pumpkins.

7. Leo’s – Even O’Donovan’s on the Waterfront is hopping on the pumpkin spice train. Try their pumpkin spice loaf to make the most out of those meal swipes! 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 2/5 pumpkins.

IMG_09518. Vital Vittles – If you are looking for your pumpkin candy fix, look no further than Aisle 3A at Vittles, where you can find the Capital Candy Jar’s Pumpkin Pretzel Rods ($3.84) and Pumpkin Candy Coated Oreos ($3.29). They’re even covered in little leaf sprinkles! So. Adorable. *SWOON* 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 3/5 pumpkins.

FullSizeRender9. Cosi – Look, everyone. Cosi knows that you’re a hipster and you like ~trying new foods~ and experimenting with flavors. That’s why they didn’t just settle for serving PSLs to the masses (which they do sell, $3.99 for a Medium). Instead, Cosi dreamed bigger and decided to make your pumpkin spice even spicier. How spicy, you ask? Chipotle Pumpkin Soup spicy. It’s like bagged butternut squash soup gone rogue. $4.59 for a Medium bowl. Try it if you’re feeling zesty. 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 4/5 pumpkins.

10: Epi – Epi totally pulled a Wisey’s and told me they had “no pumpkin items stocked yet.” However, I was assured that pumpkins would make an appearance – maybe in the form of pie? – in the coming weeks. Again, I’m not sure what to do with this information. Stay tuned. Get a quesadilla in the meantime. 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 1/5 pumpkins.

11. Starbucks – Starbucks, you just get it. You understand the inner basic-ness of your customer base. You understand the only things frothier than your PSLs are the foaming mouths of your thirsty Georgetown customers. That’s why you have everything for the pumpkin-craving consumer: Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos (Grande – $4.15), Pumpkin Spice Espresso Drinks (Grande – $4.15), Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Loaf and Pumpkin Scones (All $2.45). You even have VIA Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte 4-Packs, for those of us who want to take pumpkin home for later ($6.95). So, thanks, Starbucks. Keep doing pumpkins and keep doing you. 4E Pumpkin Spice Rating: 5/5 pumpkins.

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Great. Glad we’re all on the same pumpkin page now. Go get some PSLs and stay basic, Hoyas.

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The 10 #Basic Commandments of Fall

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Fall is undoubtedly the greatest season of all: The leaves start to change colors, Starbucks releases its seasonal drinks and, of course, Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. Naturally, the beautiful autumn backdrop and seasonal traditions lend themselves to the perfect Instagram (with the right filter), which is sure to rack up the likes. So really, it comes to no one’s surprise that fall is a  #basicgirl’s favorite season.

As you have most likely noticed, the #basic movement has definitely taken over the Hilltop as the aroma of artificially scented pumpkin everything fills the air and infinity scarves are in abundance. After noticing the trend, you may find yourself asking, “WOW! What can I to do to become more #basic?” If this applies to you, then we here at 4E have some answers, as we’ve compiled the 10 Commandments of Being #Basicinthefall.

1. Thou shall visit a pumpkin patch for the sake of a new profile picture (which thou shall delete if it does not get enough likes).

2. Thou shall go “apple picking” at least once and Instagram the entire excursion because thou shall always #doitfortheinsta.

3. Thou shall not pick more than three apples when “apple picking”, because excessive apple picking detracts from picture taking time.

4. Thou shall instill creativity in your Halloween costumes.

5. Thou shall honor the sacred combination of riding boots, vests and flannels and this shall be worn at least three times a week.

6. Thou shall purchase an abundance of fall scented Yankee Candles, for which your roommate will surely thank you.  Permitted scents include: Apple Pumpkin, Season’s Blessings, Cozy Sweater, November Rain and Autumn Wreath (and yes, these scents actually do exist).

7. Thou shall partake in an extravagant Friendsgiving feast … in your dorm.

8. Thou shall channel your inner Martha Stewart and try every fall related recipe on Pinterest for your aforementioned feast.

9. Thou shall go out of your way to crunch every dead leaf you encounter on your walks to and from class, which is sure to be a nuisance to all other passersby’s.

10. Thou shall spend at least half of your flex dollars at the Leavey Starbucks this season exclusively on Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and Salted Caramel Mochas.

So there you have it 4E readers, a whole set of #basicguidelines. Hopefully, it will help you embark on your #basicjourney to become a #basicHoya. Good luck!

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Staffer of the Week: Ian Tice

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer that has done a particularly awesome job – now you can get to know about them, too. As part of our Leavey 421 series, we’ll be posting quick interviews with each Staffer of the Week. This week’s honoree made things pretty stylish – both on some new Hoya apparel and in this year’s Basketball Preview.
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Name Ian (Autumn) Tice
School College
Year 2016
Major(s)/Minor(s) Economics and French
Hometown Maple Glen, PA
Position on The Hoya Layout editor
Why did you earn staffer of the week?
I designed and ordered sweatshirts for 140-plus Hoya staffers. I think they turned out really well and it’s great to see so many people wearing them around campus! Also, Laura (senior sports editor), AJ (senior photo editor), Hunter (managing editor) and I did a lot of work over the weekend, producing this year’s Basketball Preview.
What’s your favorite part about working for The Hoya?
The thrill and risk involved in choosing a semi-broken chair in the office.
Some people who are close with you call you “Autumn.” What’s your favorite thing about the fall season?
Cooler weather and pumpkins. And the geese, of course.

It’s now November, and that mean’s Thanksgiving! What’s your favorite Turkey Day dish?

Stuffing. No joke. Who even needs turkey?
What’s one thing that’s still on your Georgetown bucket list?
I’ve actually never had a Hot Chick from Wisey’s … I know … weird.

Autumn on the Hilltop

Congrats Hoyas — you’re on one of the best campuses to be on this autumn. According to thebestcolleges.org, Georgetown is sixth in the nation for best autumn campuses. As it says on the website, we should consider ourselves lucky with our “…picturesque New England trees and cool, crisp air.”

Although it may not feel like it with Hurricane Sandy knocking down some our gorgeous New England trees, the neighborhood is looking a lot better with the decorations out in force. We’ve got a distinct flavor in the neighborhood; walks around campus and the surrounding area are better than usual.

Georgetown is also highly ranked because of our Halloween traditions. As most students know, The Exorcist is a horror movie near and dear to the Hoya heart. The annual screening of the film in Gaston Hall is followed by the “Healy Howl.” Students go to the cemetery by Healy Hall and let out their best howl. (This is post is from a while ago, but this tradition also places Georgetown on the list of “10 Strange College Traditions“)

If you don’t feel too appreciative of how nice the area is looking, don’t worry. There’s plenty of time and the colors on the trees are just showing up now. The days where you can sit down on a nice green lawn and nap are numbered; enjoy your campus Hoyas.

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