The Mysteries of 2017: A Recap

As 2018 begins, leaving 2017 in the dust, we here at 4E want to make sure you remember all the mysteries past. Don’t forget all the unsolved questions that made 2017 so special!

1. Is Kylie pregnant?

2. Did The Wisey’s Rat™ successfully make its escape from Georgetown? Are it and its four children ~thriving~ ?

3. Does Royal Jacket serve breakfast for a meal swipe? Or is this one just a me problem?

4. Will anyone ever find a quick way to the new Uncommon Grounds (preferably no stairs)?

5. How many more devastating losses will Georgetown men’s basketball have this season?

6. What happened to the @hoyas_eatin_naners account?

7.  How much longer will “Mr. Brightside” be THE Georgetown party song?

8. What new meal will Remy, the Leo’s mascot, cook for us next?

9. Will Bulldog Tavern ever become efficient?

We here at 4E sincerely hope that some of these mysteries will be solved in 2018. See you never @2017!

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, attitudemag.com

RIP Jack Sr.

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As any Georgetown student, D.C. citizen and dog-lover already knows, our dear Jack Sr. passed on this past Tuesday. The pup was 12 years old, and had been in his second year of retirement. Anyone who lived in New South during the school year of 2012-2013 will remember, Jack Sr. was the lovable pet of the freshman dorm. We here at 4E already miss him.  And, as it turns out, everyone else is having the same emotions as us (obviously).

Here is the Georgetown’s community response to this tragic event:

Of course all the Georgetown-based media immediately spread the news.

Most people have just reacted with pure sadness and shock. Personally, I didn’t even see this coming. The shock is what affected me the most.

A Crash Course in Cuddlr-ing

cuddlrguideIn 2012 the world witnessed the launch of Tinder, a groundbreaking new “dating app” that allowed users to connect with each other with a single swipe.  Coeds across college campuses found themselves captivated as they wasted hours upon hours of their lives scrolling through photos and making the quick decision between left and right swiping.  However, fingers soon began to tire and cramp from tedious Tinder-ing, emotions ran high from the rejection of not matching with a solid right-swipe and confusion arose as awkward messages were exchanged.  Such sentiments made it clear that a new innovation in dating apps was necessary.

The breakthrough presented itself in September of this year with the emergence of Cuddlr, an app which allows users to connect with one another in the hopes of finding a platonic cuddle buddy.  The app functions similarly to Tinder as it accesses your Facebook and allows you to scroll through potential matches while providing you with the option of sending other users “cuddle requests”.  If your potential match accepts your request, you are given the option to exchange messages and also view a map with the GPS location of one another.  We here at 4E took it upon ourselves to compile a list of the top 5 cuddle requests you should actually accept (because let’s face it, you won’t want to give your exact location to just anyone):

5. Bradley Cooper: This one made the list for pretty obvious reasons.  Bradley is a former Hoya, big time celeb and all in all pretty easy on the eyes.  He may live outside of the Cuddlr app vicinity for Georgetown, but hey a girl can always dream.

4. Jack the Bulldog: He’s cute, furry and pretty easy going.  Give this potential match a treat and he’ll cuddle right up to you…just make sure you watch out for his drool!

3. Your Roommate:  If you and your roommate are pretty inseparable then matching on Cuddlr is really just the next step in your relationship.  It’s convenient because you’re likely already in the same room, so travel arrangements won’t really be an issue as it could be with other potential matches.  Pull up your favorite show on Netflix and let the binge watching ensue (bonus points if it’s a shared account)!

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte:  It’s finally fall on the Hilltop, and what’s more in season than a steaming PSL to go along with your pumpkin scone and pumpkin scented candle collection?  Answer: Nothing.  Be honest, does anything really sound better than cuddling up with your favorite seasonal drink after a long day of classes?  That’s what I thought… #Basic

1. The Boyfriend Pillow:  This one speaks for itself.  It’s easily portable, incredibly comfortable, and it won’t complain when you insist on watching Rom-Com marathons…I mean could things get any better than this?!

Cuddle on, 4E readers!

Images and Gifs From: blog.travelbox.com, tumblr.com, and svetlanasevich.com

This Day In Hoya History: Deja Vu?

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Though it might be a bit late to say this, I’m still going to: Welcome (back) to the Hilltop, Hoyas! Quite a bit has occurred during our summer absence, and as we enter into a brand new school year, it seems like the Hilltop is in flux. Many changes are underway, and Georgetown as we know it is continually growing and improving… just like it was in 1970.

Believe it or not, September 6, 1970 bears a lot of uncanny similarities to the occurrences that are happening on the Hilltop today. There was triumph, controversy and, perhaps most importantly, the beginnings of New Student Orientation (NSO)! Take a look below at the eerie resemblance between 1970 and today:

  • This year’s Class of 2017 admissions proved to be one of Georgetown’s most selective years yet, accepting 16.6 percent of students. But it also proved to be Georgetown’s most diverse class ever, with 39 percent of students coming from minority backgrounds.
    Hoya headlines from 1970 show a similar trend (though still characteristic of a different era), accepting more women and minorities than previous years. Of the 1,122 incoming freshmen in ’70, 33 were black — a 300 percent increase from previous years!
  • While controversy on the Hilltop today is usually focused on administrative transparency and the loss (and replacement) of our beloved bulldog, J.J., the September ’72 drama surrounded a strange Georgetown University Radical Union publication. The GURU letter claimed that Hoyas have “hidden behind the ivy-covered walls of the Hilltop since 1789” and also dispersed a “radical” required reading list that included 1984 by George Orwell (also, take a moment to consider that 1984 hadn’t happened yet) and Quotations by Mao Tse Tung.
  • This year’s NSO was the first to feature educational content about sexual assaults on college campuses, but 1970’s NSO was the first to be, well… NSO. Orientation Chairman Jim Ould (SFS ’73) said that the fall orientation program would be geared at assimilating Hoyas to life on the Hilltop. And ironically, he expressed concern with administrators who didn’t keep in contact with student the Planning Board. (Sound similar to some events over the summer?)
  • Last, but certainly not least, 1970 was a year of new gadgets. Forget iPads and Droids; 1970 boasted a spiffy Talking Notebook (on sale for only $29.95). And who needs Good Stuff Eatery or new macaroon joints? 1970 had a shoe cobbler on 35th street, which apparently had a “virtual monopoly on heel healing in the neighborhood and unlike other monopolies (e.g. the phone company), it [was] benign.”

Feeling a weird deja vu with 1970, yet? Tell us about it in the comments. In the meantime, enjoy the beginning of the year and stay tuned for our next installment of This Day In Hoya History.