DC? More like IQ!

Well, my fellow Hoyas, if you didn’t like living in D.C.  enough already, here’s one more reason why the experience is so great: we’re smart! (Psh. Like we didn’t know it already!) According to Fast Company, Washington, D.C. is the 6th smartest city in North America!

The rankings were based on what is called a “Smart Cities Wheel” (see here), containing six key components and three key drivers for each component. These included focuses on People, Economy, Environment, Government, Living, and Mobility.
Boston topped the list, followed by San Francisco and Seattle.

According to Fast Company writer, Boyd Cohen, “D.C. is one of the top cities in the U.S. for transit use and e-governance … [and] has been a pioneer in the adoption of new technology, including the launch of a private cloud in 2010 and the early use of mashups to become a “Geographic Information System (GIS) model city.”

D.C. was also ranked in the top five for the three of the Smart Cities Wheel components: economy, governance, and people.

We at The Fourth Edition like to think that Georgetown’s brilliant students bumped D.C. further along the list.

Stay smart, Hoyas!

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Good Vibrations

Here’s a post that’s sure to spark some, ahem, pleasure in some of our readers

Trojan is giving away thousands of free vibrators at the Park at 14th (920 14th St, NW) this Tuesday, the 13th.

So all you ladies with the inclination for exploration or elation from some vibration sensation to cause the culmination of your frustration, head to that location between noon and 4pm while supplies last!

These “Pleasure Carts” will be carrying the ‘Tri-Phoria’ and ‘Pulse’ models, and I’ll leave it up to you to research those further so you can choose carefully. After all, it’s not every day that you can get these for free! Well…in exchange for only the amount of courage it takes you to walk up to one of these carts in the middle of the Park at 14th.

But hey, take pride in the vibe, ladies of D.C. Trojan, the giver of the quiver, is here to bring the throb to the mob of empowered women in this lovely capital. After all, you can’t trust guys for anything, amirite?


DC Comes Out on Top: Best-Educated City

D.C. was recently voted Best-Educated City in the nation! (as if we were surprised) Combine that with Georgetown’s number 1 win for best college town and number 3rd finish for best college sex life, good ole District of Columbia is surely making us proud.

The study was conducted by William Yu, an economist at UCLA, and was based on a bunch of educational statistics that are pretty boring but added up to D.C.’s landslide victory of 140.5 points. The points were gathered by a fancy schmancy “city human capital index”, which measured the average amount of schooling students acquire in that particular city.

With all the data and newfound glory that comes along with the title, numerous people are starting to side with notion that D.C. is one of the best places to live… and, let’s be real, who can blame that logic? As a student living in D.C., it only seems natural that the city has captured all of these coveted titles. Way to go, DC! Now, not only are we sexually active and a beautiful place to live, we’re also super smart!

Oh and in case you were interested…Boston finished second while San Francisco rounded out the top 3. (Take that, Harvard)

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