GUSA Presidential Debate Drinking Game: 2017 Edition

It’s that time of year again. No, not the time to start getting ready for darties, freaking out about that perfect outfit for spring break or stressing out about midterms. It’s something even more important than that!

It’s the 2017 GUSA election!

Even though it seems like every year the election sneaks up on us, it’s important that we are aware of each campaign’s platform. So in true 4E fashion, we have prepared the perfect drinking game for tonight’s presidential debate.

The presidential debate begins tonight, February 20th, at 7:30 p.m. in the HFSC. Let’s learn more about our candidates and have a libation in our hand at the same time (for 21+ students only). Stay classy and drink responsibly.

Take a small swig…every time a candidate or a question uses the following word(s):

  • Advocate
  • 2018 Campus Plan
  • Issues
  • Diversify
  • Unique perspective
  • Increasing engagement with administrators
  • Barriers
  • Platform
  • Involvement
  • Awareness
  • Grassroots
  • Corp coffee

Take a big swig…

Chug the rest of your drink and go cuddle with Jack the Bulldog…

  • If a heckler begins a “Fire JT III” chant.

Election day is February 23rd! Vote on and Hoya Saxa!

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GUSA Town Hall Drinking Game

Banner - GUSA gameThis is your official notice that the GUSA Town Hall happening tonight is actually going to be interesting. A write-in ticket has announced that it will hold an alternative town hall. More importantly, Hot Chick and Chicken Madness will be at the university-sanctioned town hall to answer your questions. Sandwiches will present at a town hall meeting. Sandwiches will speak.

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If there were ever a campaign season that necessitated drinking, it’s this year’s GUSA debacle. Here are the rules that will help get you through tonight’s town hall:

Drink if

  • Someone claiming to be a translator brings a Hot Chick and a Chicken Madness
  • You learn the name(s) of candidate(s) who have already dropped out
  • You learn the name(s) of candidate(s) who are still in the running
  • Someone mentions “Diversity though inclusion”
  • A candidate acts like he or she can “fix” the campus plan
  • Todd Olson comes up
  • Chris promises to be “inclusive”
  • Hot Chick declares that the use of hoverboards is a natural right
  • Someone mentions Aramark and/or its contract with the university
  • The counter-town hall ticket shows up
  • Anyone name drops an administrator like they’re old friends

Finish your drink if

  • Someone uses the term “Crenushe”
  • Crenushe breaks into this song about bridges
  • Trump won’t come because he thinks Megyn Kelly will be there

Take flaming shot if

  • A candidate accuses Enushe of receiving funding from Goldman Sachs

Pour one out if

  • Someone steals a bite out of any of the candidates

Streak in the snow from one town hall to the other if

  • Georgetown Academy attends wearing a Phantom of the Opera mask

Experience the impending hilarity in the HFSC great room. Or you can follow the Hoya’s twitter account, @thehoya for live updates.

Photos: facebook.com, pbs.org

2 Chicks, 1 Georgetown: An Interview with the Sandwiches Behind It All

12654225_1397592526934586_2076489336744658532_nWith the GUSA elections heating up, both on and off the griddle, two sandwiches seem to have taken the campus by storm as they continue to rally a surprising amount of support amongst students.  Considered the Holy Grail by all who have had the pleasure of gracing Wisemiller’s fine establishment, it’s clear that this fan favorite ticket has the potential to spice things up this election season.  As many students are left salivating at the thought of two sandwiches overseeing student affairs, they are also left wondering just how the sandwich plans to change campus life for the better.  Fortunately, the sandwiches behind the campaign agreed to grant 4E an ~exclusive~ interview for an inside look at their vision for a tastier Georgetown.

School administrators’ reactions every time they realize they can’t eat the student body president at GUSA meetings

Why did you choose to put Hot Chick up for President and Chicken Madness for VP this year?
As we have previously stated, it’s 2016. It’s about time the Chick came first. With all due respect to Madness’s reliability as a sandwich, we believe Hot Chick, with her bold paprika-based flavor, is more than capable of leading GUSA.

Does Hot Chick’s hotness impact her ability to govern at all?
Absolutely not, in fact her zest and full-bodied flavor are assets that we intend to leverage to bring flavor back to the Hilltop. Her attractiveness does not and should not have any impact on her ability to govern. She’s an accomplished, flavorful and beloved sandwich. That is what matters in this race. Not her looks (which are to die for).

On a similar note: why does Hot Chick have to be “hot?” Can’t we just call her “beautiful” to fight sexism on campus?
Chicks are hot in all sorts of ways. Hot Chick owns her hotness and recognizes that. Our vision for Georgetown is one where everyone can embrace and own their hotness.

How can you expect to be taken seriously when you’re constantly flip flopping on the grill?
We’re not flip-flopping per se, we’re just getting used to the heat the top job brings. Let’s just say, we’re used to getting grilled. And on that note, our only hope is that the GUSA election committee doesn’t discriminate against well-seasoned chicken when they want to deny us entry into the debate. We do, after all, have more people attending our election-event than another well-known ticket.

Can you talk a bit about the general lack of diversity on your ticket as you’re both pieces of white meat?
If I could make an observation, our ticket contains (in no particular order) poultry meat, onions, bacon, peppers, tomatoes, peppercorn dressing, bread and numerous other ingredients. Far from just being “white meat.” And, as we are all well aware, the color of one’s meat does not determine one’s ability to lead.

If your goal is to make Georgetown more inclusive, how will you accommodate the vegetarians?
We totally embrace the idea that you can make any number of substitutions to your order. Anything on our menu is up for changes — tell us exactly how you want it, and we will deliver (and by deliver, we mean pick up for carry out).

We noticed that The Georgetown Academy recently endorsed your campaign on their blog, how do you feel about this?
While we do go by the adage, “all press is good press”, we want to emphasize that our platform is built on one of inclusion and diversity. No one at this school should feel discriminated against or harassed because they chose not to get onions on their sandwich, or wanted a gluten-free option. Those are not the ideals that this school was founded upon. Although we appreciate their support, our vision for Georgetown is very much different from the one that they espouse.

Finally, for our readers who want to support your ticket, will you be accepting Flex dollars as campaign contributions?
We pride ourselves on being the only campaign that is self-funded. However for every $7.95 that you donate we will be giving out free sandwiches of your choice as a token of our gratitude for your support.

Feel like you’ve been swayed by the chicks’ deliciousness?  Don’t forget to vote in the GUSA election next Thursday!

Photo/Gif: facebook.com, giphy.com

Staffer of the Week: Daniel Smith

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Once a week, The Hoya recognizes one or two staffers who have done a particularly awesome job — now you can get to know about them, too. Here’s our interview with Staffer of the Week, Danny Smith:

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Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Year and School: SFS ’17
Major: International Politics
Position on The Hoya: Photo Editor

Why did you earn Staffer of the Week?
I took the photos for the spring fashion issue of The Guide, put in requests for new photo equipment and was recognized “for being a generally competent human being.” That last one is my favorite. It essentially means I do my job.

If you could be a Wisey’s sandwich, which would you be and why?
The predictable answer is Chicken Madness, but what people don’t realize is that I’d be a perennial favorite in the GUSA executive election. I also think there’s a hint of spice in my personality ;) probably due to my Latino heritage.

Why did you decide to join The Hoya, and how has it contributed to your college experience?
I joined my freshman fall because I was pretty into photography and thought it’d be a good way to stay at it. It doesn’t hurt that being a staff photographer for The Hoya means you get to take photos of famous politicians and cover Georgetown basketball. Working for The Hoya has been a defining part of college for me – sometimes I feel like I go to Georgetown University, where I work for The Hoya and take classes on the side. But I’m definitely more than okay with that.

If you could be Jack the Bulldog for one day, what would you do?
I’d go for a nice walk down P Street, the most underrated street in Georgetown. Then I’d go down to the waterfront and play with the other dogs that get walked down there. After that, I’d be exhausted from all the attention Georgetown students would shower me with, so I’d take a nap up by the observatory. Not a bad day at all.

Photo: Michelle Xu/The Hoya

It’s Restaurant Week in D.C.

DC Restaurant Week

Feeling unsatisfied with Leo’s? Think Epi’s too far a trek for dinner? Not feeling up for one more Chicken Madness? While that last one is impossible, all foodies of Georgetown can rejoice, because this week, Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, is Restaurant Week in D.C.!

If you go to a participating restaurant, you can enjoy a prix-fixe meal – $20.15 for lunch and $35.15 for dinner. That’s three courses at some of D.C.’s best restaurants for a fixed, discounted price.

242 restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week. It should be noted that not all of them are doing both the prix-fixe lunch and dinner, so make sure ahead of time that they do. A brief selection of Georgetown-located participating establishments include: 1789, Bandolero, Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar, Boveda, Café Milano, the Caucus Room Brasserie, Chef Geoff’s, Degrees, El Centro, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Filomena, Fiola Mare, the Grill Room, La Chaumiere, Mama Rouge, Morton’s, Sea Catch, Tony & Joe’s and Unum. And there are so many more in the surrounding area! Don’t miss out!

Info: http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=68&m=9 (This includes the full restaurant list)

Photo: ramw.org

This GUSA Race Is Madness!

The past few weeks have been a storm of information about the upcoming GUSA elections. We have watched the campaign videos, played the drinking games and dissected each campaign’s graphic design skills. But in the midst of it all, there has been growing support for a candidate unlike the rest: Chicken Madness.

Chicken Madness and his once arch-rival Hot Chick have decided to run together for GUSA president and vice president. The campaign started a few weeks back when a mysterious man by the name of Jack Wisemiller sent many Georgetown students a Facebook friend request. In the time it took for every freshman to ask his roommate, “Did we meet a Jack Wisemiller at NSO?”, the Facebook account had already gathered hundreds of friends and followers.

The reason for Jack Wisemiller’s Facebook? To spread the word about writing in Chicken Madness and Hot Chick on GUSA election day! I was a little shocked when I heard the news. I thought to myself, How could two undeniably delicious sandwiches run our student government? But after some serious contemplation and soul searching, I have discovered some qualities about this dynamic duo that every potential GUSA president and vice president should aspire to.

5 Great Qualities of Chicken Madness and Hot Chick 

1. They can motivate the student body 

Whether you are running on the track at Yates or studying in Lau on a Saturday afternoon, nothing keeps you going like the idea of a Chicken Madness. If it weren’t for this Wisey’s classic, no one would get anything done. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard, “Alright, 20 more minutes of reading and then I’m hitting up Wisey’s!” Keep it up, Chicken Madness.

2. They are (uniquely) committed to diversity

In any political race, candidates pay close attention to the role of diversity among the people they wish to represent. The Chicken Madness and Hot Chick pair are truly diverse. Chicken Madness, a savory grilled chicken delicacy, is there when you need comfort food. Hot Chick, on the other hand, is a spicy chicken tender sub that never disappoints. Those are some diverse flavors if I say so myself.

3. They have a sick campaign slogan

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“Two sandwiches… One Georgetown.” That slogan is tough to beat.

4. They unite the students at Georgetown

Whether you live on or off campus, Chicken Madness and Hot Chick bring people together. As you stroll into Wisey’s ready to pick up your delicious Chicken Madness or Hot Chick, you can run into just about anyone. From that study buddy you crammed for finals with last semester to that freshman roommate you lost touch with over the years, you can always bond over your love for a good ‘ole Wisey’s sandwich.

5. They can’t knock on your doors

Enough said.

Photo: facebook.com

MARCH MADNESS: Wisey’s Sandwiches Round 2

See full bracket and results here

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Results from the First Round of the Wisey’s Sandwich Region are in, and it appears our fellow Hoyas have an affinity for chicken, as the Hot Chick and the Chicken Madness advanced to Round Two.  The #1 Seed Chicken Madness outlasted the Gangsta Wrap as expected, while the Hot Chick (much to my excitement) pulled through with the upset over Burger Madness.  So now it’s down to two.  Which fantastic, heavenly, wild, chicken-based creation will come out of this death match to represent the Wisey’s Region in the final four? That’s up to you.

I should remind you that this is officially the second time in one semester that Chicken Madness and Hot Chick have gone head to head… Maybe this time the results will be different.

The Chicken Madness is certainly a One Seed for obvious reasons, combining the deliciousness of grilled chicken and mayo with the sizzle of bacon…2321551065-184x300

But Colonel Sanders (and the Leo’s chefs) would approve of the fried chicken fingers on the Hot Chick

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Plus, the Hot Chick has cayenne for a little extra kick

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Picking against the Chicken Madness seems like.. well.. madness

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 Yet if any 3 seed has a shot at a cinderella story, I think it’s this Hot Chick (see what I did there?)

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While the Chicken Madness took care of business as a one seed, I think (and hope) that the Hot Chick has the potential to make this the upset of the bracket.  It’s not up to me, though.  Which sandwich reigns supreme in the hearts of Hoyas alike? Vote here, and check back in for the results.

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MARCH MADNESS: Wisey’s Sandwiches Round 1

See full bracket and results here

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Welcome to the third installment of 4E’s March Madness. Let’s get right down to business. Whether it’s a sunny, spring March day or a blustery winter evening, one thing iscertain: Wisey’s is delicious. Today’s March Madness contenders are the best of the best on the Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli menu. Which sandwiches will rise to the top of their mouth-watering bracket? Which will fall short? Let’s find out. Our first matchup for Wisey’s Sandwiches: Chicken Madness vs. Gangsta Wrap.

(Scroll down to see the second matchup)

It might seem impossible to take down Chicken Madness, the mother of all Wisey’s creations…

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…but Gangsta Wrap, with its turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and parmesan pepper dressing just might be up for the challenge.

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Or maybe not. How can you say no to this? So good, it’s “madness.” See what I did there?

1951Hatter But how can you say no to something so “Gangsta”? (Note: In no way does Tate Tucker officially endorse “Gangsta” Wrap, but he does make some pretty amazing “gangsta’ rap” … I immediately regret using that term but WISEY’S MADE ME DO IT.)

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Then again… how can you say no to these ingredients?

Chicken Madness: Slices of chicken grilled hot and sweet peppers, onions, cheese, bacon and mayo. Hear the Hallelujah chorus yet?

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When it comes to Wisey’s, Chicken Madness is and will forever remain a beacon of culinary design and a Georgetown staple, making it an obvious frontrunner in this bracket. Can the Gangsta Wrap achieve an massive upset? Who will continue on to March Madness glory (and into my belly)? ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE! Vote here:

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Burger Madness Hot Chick

Onto the next one! This round looks to be a close one, folks. Part two of our Wisey’s Sandwiches Showdown: Burger Madness vs. Hot Chick.

Our number two pick is the not-so-ugly step-sister of Chicken Madness: Burger Madness. Same madness, more beef, more mayhem.

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But Hot Chick is looking to spice things up … with cayenne pepper and parmesan pepper dressing. Bam. Game changer?

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However, Burger Madness coincides with March Madness. (Here’s a bracket in case you need one.)

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But I mean, who doesn’t like hot chicks?!

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Then again, there’s always the Burger Madness’ sweet, savory goodness.

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Who will be the winner of Part 2? Will it be the beefy Burger Madness or the spicy Hot Chick? Who will make it on to the next round? Why am I salivating so much? IT’S UP TO YOU! (Except the salivating part. That’s not up to you; that’s just because Wisey’s is delicious.)

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Photo: Burger Madness; Yelp; IMDB; Hot Sauce and Salsa; The Daily Beast, Mogi Beats; Alice and Wonderland Wikia; Head, Heart, and Hand; Team Rankings

MARCH MADNESS: The Best of Georgetown

CLOSED: We have a winner! GEORGETOWN DAY!

Ah March: the beginning of Spring, the excitement of two separate vacations, the unpredictable weather, and, of course, MARCH MADNESS.

To celebrate March, 4E has decided to have a little March Madness bracket of our own! We took some of the best parts about living on The Hilltop and being a Hoya and formed “The Best of Georgetown” bracket: full of controversial match-ups and age-old debates.

Over the coming weeks, we here at The Fourth Edition will be posting the matchups and laying out our arguments for and against each contender. That is, however, where our role ends. The results of each matchup will be determined by YOU, our faithful readers, in a poll at the bottom of each round.

So who’s ready to see the bracket? You are. So here we go. The regions will be Wisey’s Sandwiches, Georgetown Bars (West Georgetown only, sorry Adams Morgan), Notable Alumni, and Georgetown Traditions.

Click the picture to get a better look at the bracket!
Click the picture to get a better look at the bracket!

 

UPDATED:

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And here is a schedule of the matchups (so you can carefully plan your study schedules around it):

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Round 1: Monday, March 18th polls open. Wednesday, March 20th, polls close

Bradley Cooper (1) vs. Patrick Ewing (4)bradley cooper patrick ewing

Bill Clinton (2) vs. Zoey Bartlet (3)Bill Clinton Zoey Bartlet

Round 2: Monday, March 25th polls open. Wednesday, March 27th, polls close

Patrick Ewing (4) vs. Bill Clinton (2) 

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Georgetown Traditions

Round 1: Monday, March 18th polls open. Wednesday, March 20th, polls close

Georgetown Day (1) vs. Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain (4)Georgetown Day Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain

Running to the White House (2) vs. Sitting in John Carroll’s Lap (3)white house john carrolls lap

Round 2: Monday, March 25th polls open. Wednesday, March 27th, polls close

Georgetown Day (1) vs. Running to the White House (2) 

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Wisey’s Sandwiches

Round 1: Thursday, March 21st, polls open. Saturday, March 23rd, polls close

Chicken Madness (1) vs. Gangsta Wrap (4)

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Burger Madness (2) vs. Hot Chick (3)

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Round 2: Thursday, March 28th, polls open. Saturday, March 30th, polls close.

Chicken Madness (1) vs. Hot Chick (3)

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Georgetown Bars

Round 1: Thursday, March 21st, polls open. Saturday 23rd, March polls close

The Tombs (1) vs. Mr. Smith (4)The Tombs Mr Smith

Rhino (2) vs. Mason Inn (3)Rhino Mason Inn

Round 2: Thursday, March 28th, polls open. Saturday, March 30th, polls close.

The Tombs (1) vs. Rhino (2)

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Final Four

Hot Chick vs. The Tombs vs. Bill Clinton vs. Georgetown Day

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Polls open Monday, April 1st. Polls close, Saturday, April 6th

 

Chicken Madness vs. Hot Chick

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As Georgetown students, when someone says “Wisey’s sandwich”, we typically think of Chicken Madness. Recently, there has been much debate (see here in today’s issue of The Guide) as to whether the Hot Chick actually deserves more fame than the Chicken Madness. So Hoyas, what do you think?

To refresh your memory:

Chicken Madness Slices of chicken, grilled hot and sweet peppers, onions, cheese, bacon, mayo

Hot Chick Chicken fingers, cayenne ranch dressing, pepper jack cheese, and tomatoes

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