What Famous Hoya Are You?

College is a time of great uncertainty. Everyday, we ask ourselves: “What will I do with my life?” “Who will I be when I grow up?” “Why did I decide to major in English?”

We know these questions might seem scary, but 4E is here to help you procrastinate writing that essay for another five minutes discover who you really are. Take this quiz, and finally find an answer to the timeless question:

What Famous Hoya Are You?

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“Totally Real” Yahoo Answers: The 4th Edition

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We did not make this up, or at least, the questions. Pulled straight from the World Wide Web’s very own Yahoo Answers, 4E has picked out some classic questions from the “education” category. We tried to come up with an answer with common sense, but sometimes the questions are too much…

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Are 60 seconds and 1 minute really the same?

No, absolutely NOT.  This common misconception is all part of the Illuminati’s plot to make us lose track of time as they slowly take control over our minds #conspiracy.  Rihanna writing that she’s “four five seconds from wildin'” is a perfect example of their work.  What does that even mean, and why is “wildin'”?  The world will never know, but luckily there are some people working to prevent the Illuminati from gaining complete control.  After all, we can thank Rebecca Black for helping us to accurately remember the days of the week!  Just keep reciting her insightful lyrics and remember ~they’re watching~.

What does “K” mean in terms of money?

K, noun, is a term that delves into the question of the existence of money. Where does it come from? Is it a figment of my imagination? How do I got more of it? Derived from the infamous Kardashian family, K is demonstrative of how money exists seemingly without grounding; it is something that just ~is~.

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How do I get my sister not to go to college?

In researching the answer to this question, some sources actually provided reasons like: since she’s a girl she shouldn’t make money, a college degree would guilt her husband into letting her get a job (oh no!), and college will make her promiscuous (so truuuuu). In light of these answers, our answer is that your sister MUST go to college to combat these ludicrous ideas that say she shouldn’t.

What incantations work best for summoning Jesus?

The absolute best way to bring Jesus back from the dead is to wear your pajamas inside out, run around your dining room table five times, and leave a spoon under your pillow.  Ironically this also works for snow days!  If you’re not really feeling this incantation, we recommend leaving a milkshake outside on your lawn.  We’ve heard this method is known for bringing all the boys to your yard.

 

Are UC Applications due December 1?

Irrelevant because Georgetown’s application is due January 10th and that’s all you need to know.

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4E Horoscopes

horoscope-gallery-sagittariusSo I’m actually way more prophetic than people give me credit for.

Check out your horoscope below to see how your future, love life and Halloweekend is going to play out. 100% accurate or your money back.

Capricorn (12/22 – 1/19)

Your life has been crazy and hectic lately, but after this week you’ll finally settle into a more normal rhythm. In your time of desperation, you’ll find a wrapped item of a food on the ground, but you should not eat it. You’ll think about it though.

LoveLyfe: Your side-bae is going to be a side-bye. Get ahead and start moving on.

Halloween-o-scope: You have way too many options for Halloweekend. You’ll be overwhelmed if you try to do them all, so pick carefully. Stay away from group costume ideas.

Aquarius (1/20 – 2/18)

Next Thursday will literally be a #tbt. Some ghosts of Christmas past will walk back into your life in a way that you were not expecting. Though you may feel overwhelmed at first, take a deep breath—this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

LoveLyfe: You normally live by the commandment, “thou shalt not text first.” But next weekend, if you get over yourself and just go for it, something good will happen.

Halloween-o-scope: You’ll meet a tempting someone dressed as a promiscuous animal on Halloween night. Stay away.

Pisces (2/19 – 3/20)

You know that listening isn’t your strong suit, but you know who really deserves to get listened to? Yourself. You’re in desperate need of some #me-realtalk and just be honest with yourself.

LoveLyfe: The moons have shifted in a rare fashion. Your love interest will acknowledge you sober and in public … potential keeper here.

Halloween-o-scope: So your Halloween costume might be more on the risqué side … but this isn’t something you should feel self-conscious about. If you got it, flaunt it.

Aries (3/21 – 4/19)

You’re stressed out about post-grad plans, but you should not be. Things are going to work out a lot more seemlessly then you’re anticipating, and then you’ll realize that all this nervousness now was unnecessary.

LoveLyfe: You may think you’re the only one courting your crush, but you’re very wrong. Time to step up your game so that someone else doesn’t step on your toes.

Halloween-o-scope: Halloween will not be what you’re expecting this year, but just be prepared to go with the flow.

Taurus (4/20 – 5/20)

Your next CTF experience will not be what you’re hoping for.

LoveLyfe: You’re kind of in a rut here. You’re bored with the people around you, and you’re anxious for someone new to walk into your life. But maybe it’s not someone new you should be looking for, but someone old. Not like middle-aged old, but someone you already know. Re-examine the boo’s in your life and do some soul-searching to find out which one could be bae.

Halloween-o-scope: You’re in for a fright this year. Stay cool though, everything will be alright.

Gemini (5/21 – 6/20)

Your next Facebook profile picture will get more likes than you ever thought possible.

LoveLyfe: You feel like a stalker when it comes to your crush, and in some ways, you kind of are. Next time you’re in the same area, introduce yourself in a not-creepy way. They’ll be flattered you took the time to pay attention to them.

Halloween-o-scope: You feel like you’re just over Halloween. You’ve done this for twenty-odd years now, and the routine of going to different houses and collecting candy/shot of Burnetts is getting old. Holidays are just a social construct, right? Isn’t this just a way for the candy companies and Victoria’s Secret to increase their profits? While you may be right, ditch the indifferent attitude just for one night. Have fun with it, put on some animal ears, and go with the flow.

Cancer (6/21 – 7/22)

Work has been going super well lately, and this isn’t just a fluke. You’re really hitting your stride and expanding your skills, so give yourself a pat on the back.

Your frenemy Tequila is going to stab you in the back next weekend…stay away.

LoveLyfe: Your wheelhouse is going to expand…but can you juggle all these new love interests? No need to get serious with anyone yet, but your options are going to increase. In a month or so you’ll have to make a hard decision about one of them.

Halloween-o-scope: You’re going to eat too much candy, but that’s okay.

Leo (7/23 – 8/22)

You feel like your outer appearance has been a bit ratchet, and in all honesty, it kind of has been. That’s mostly because of all the stress you’ve been feeling lately. Give yourself a detox day to give your skin the healing that it needs. You’ll feel better inside and out.

LoveLyfe: Someone in your extra-circular activities has recently caught your eye … don’t let that person out of your sight. Don’t be a stranger, but don’t be a stalker either.

Halloween-o-scope: Your kitty costume isn’t be the only thing that is blacking out this weekend.

Virgo (8/23 – 9/22)

Everyone thinks you’re perfect and you have your life together—but do you really? You feel like the answer to this question is no, and having to pretend like you do is driving you mad. It’s a good idea to confide in those you’re close with to say you feel like a mess, and their advice in this situation will be invaluable.

LoveLyfe: You really need to be less self-conscious about yourself, bae and/or side-bae isn’t as judgmental as you think.

Halloween-o-scope: Your kitty tail isn’t the only thing you’re in danger of losing this Halloweened—keep a close eye on your wallet and iphone. You may be in need of an upcoming screen repair.

Libra (9/23 – 10/22)

You may think you’re under-appreciated, but the people in your life value you a lot more than you think. You’re very popular in your inner circle, so don’t forget that.

The wifi at your residence currently sucks. This isn’t going to change.

LoveLyfe: The mixed signals you’ve been getting from a certain someone lately are finally going to clear up. Don’t force this though, this honest conversation will occur organically.

Halloween-o-scope: This Halloween may be the best one you’ve had in a while. Your costume is going to receive a lot of praise, even if you need to explain to some people first.

Scorpio (10/23 – 11/21)

Tension between you and a certain nemesis will peak this month, but try best not to let your annoyance with this person escalate in a way you’ll regret. Like a poster in my second grade classroom said, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will hurt forever.”

LoveLyfe: Remind your bae and/or side-bae of you interest in them, because they may be uncertain at times. Don’t be afraid to be more forward than you usually are, and slap a couple extra emojis in your texts to show that you really do care.

Halloween-o-scope: So you’re panicking that you don’t have enough costume ideas—but don’t fret. Revisit your childhood costume ideas for inspiration (and maybe ask your mom to FedEx a couple accessories).

Sagittarius (11/22 – 12/21)

You feel like you’ve just run a marathon. Life has been busier than you ever thought possible, and you’re deserving of some much need relaxation. Next Thursday night, bring a glass of pinot into an extra-hot shower to calm your nerves.

LoveLyfe: You’ve been feeling really frisky lately. Go to your favorite bar next Friday, and you’ll be sure to DFMO.

Halloween-o-scope: Your costume idea for Saturday night is destined to be hot and snarky. Though you may not remember all of this weekend, people are definitely going to give you lots of compliments.

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So, Drake and Future Dropped a Mixtape

future-drake-performing-e1441985249807Haven’t listened to the new Drake mixtape yet? Don’t fret.

We’re all busy here at the Hilltop. Sometimes, too busy to keep up with all the pop culture happenings. But we all still want to seem cool in front of that hottie in our Intermediate 1 Spanish class. Freshman boys, I‘m looking at you.

4E is here for you. We’ve listened to and analyzed the new Drake and Future mixtape, so you don’t have to.

Quick Facts:

Title: What a Time to be Alive

Release date: Sept. 20

When you should say you first heard about it: Literally forever ago

Album art:

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Social Media connection: All of Meek Mill’s Instagram photos have been getting spammed in the comments by diamond emoji, in reference to his feud with Drake.

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WARNING: Don’t go too far into this if you don’t actually know about the Drake and Meek Mill feud.

How many times you should play it at your New South pregame this weekend: On a loop. There should be nothing on else on your Spotify playlist.

At some point someone might ask you, “Is this the new Drake mixtape?” Score, they took the bait! Now, when discussing the mix tape, make sure to describe it as “fire” at least six times. Anything else and they’ll know you’re faking it.

WARNING: Don’t mention the 6. We all know you don’t know what the 6 is.

Now if you want to really get into the album, but still don’t have time to listen to it, we’ve provided a track list with our insights into the meaning of the songs, to give you something to discuss.

  1. Digital Dash: This is a tricky one, but after exhaustive research, we at 4E have concluded that the title is in reference to the classic 2004 Sonic the Hedgehog video game.
  1. Big Rings: About Saturn. Trust us on this. Drake is really into astronomy.
  1. Live from the Gutter: In late 2006, Drake did a benefit concert for homelessness in Toronto, in preparation for which he spent 6 months living on the streets. This song is about that.
  1. Diamonds Dancing: About being an astronaut in space with stars. See above re: Drake and astronomy.
  1. Scholarships: Honestly, we’re kind of stumped by this one. When discussing this one, take a pause in the conversation to mention how either: a. You didn’t need a scholarship to come here, or b. How much money other schools offered you that you turned down because you couldn’t imagine going somewhere that didn’t have the ugliest library in the entire country.
  1. Plastic Bag: Remember Katy Perry’s Firework? Drake does. He feels like a plastic bag, and wants us to know it!
  1. I’m the Plug: Drake is a sensitive man, and he’s not afraid to show it. One time, Nicki mentioned that she could never find outlets in his apartment, but he couldn’t find the words to tell her that HE’S the plug, and he doesn’t feel like she’s accepting his emotional energy.
  1. Change Locations: Drake’s tour manager is very underqualified. Drake is not happy about this.
  1. Jumpman: Self-explanatory.
  1. Jersey: A tribute to Jackie Robinson, an inspiration to us all and true American hero.
  1. 30 for 30 Freestyle: There was a sale on mini hand sanitizers at the Bath and Body Works once.  Drake bought 30 of them for $30, so, as we all know, he loves a good sale.

From all of us at 4E, you’re welcome.

Now go out and pull some betches with your newfound Drake knowledge.

And when pulling those betches, don’t forget to ask yourself, “WWDD” (what would Drake do?). Respect and treasure those betches.

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SENIORS, STUDY ABROAD AGAIN!

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So what are you doing after you graduate? The question haunts every senior who is slowly realizing that his or her idyllic life at Georgetown will eventually come to a close. If you’re considering graduate school, there’s an event you should check out that may make you a bit more willing to answer that daunting question about the FUTURE.

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Sept. 15 is your opportunity to meet with representatives of top U.S. and international universities. The QS World Grad School Tour is hosting a fair that will feature reps from schools like University of Oxford, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science and King’s College London. If that doesn’t get you going, here’s another MAJOR reason to show up:

The QS World Grad School Tour is offering $1.7 million in scholarships, and this money is exclusively available to attendees of one of these grad school fairs.

And if that doesn’t get your heart pumping, the fair is also a great opportunity because:

  1. You could win free online GRE test prep for a month from Magoosh (which is an awesome name). The winner will be announced at the event like this:

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  1. There will be informational seminars available, including a GMAT seminar hosted by GMAC.
  1. Finally, if you are one of the first 100 people to arrive, you will receive a free QS Top Grad School Guide.

Studying at an international grad school could be a great experience for all of the reasons you loved undergraduate study abroad. But even if you’re down to stay in ‘MURICA for the rest of your life, you should still check out the event because there will be top U.S. grad school representatives there too.

P.S. To get free entry you have to preregister online here and say the Hoya’s exclusive secret password at the door.

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Okay, don’t tell anyone but the password is… “Hoya promo”.

Here’s the address for the QS Grad School Tour fair:

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW 13th floor
Washington, D.C. 20045

Sept. 15, 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

So register and enjoy the spoils!

This post is sponsored by the QS Grad School Tour.

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4E’s 12 Over 12: The Game-changers of Tomorrow

12 Over 12This week, The Hoya reported that five members of the Georgetown University and Georgetown Law community were featured in this year’s Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list. The list recognizes talented future leaders in 15 different fields, and notably, all those selected still haven’t hit the big 3-0.

But frankly, Forbes has nothing on these Hoyas.

Meet 4E’s “12 Over 12,” a group of über-talented, especially innovative game-changers – all over 12 years old. Let’s meet the future, shall we?

4E’s 12 Over 12

Fashion’s Future Anna Wintour

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Ellen Rote (COL ’17)

“My favorite pants are comfy and they have a hole in them.”

 

The Next Picasso

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Nikki Waddley (COL ’17)

“I prefer crayons over markers.”

 

Famous Food Critic

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Meg Wallace (COL ’17)

“Today at Leo’s I ate canned peaches with a fly in them. And I drank Raspberry Diet Sprite. I’m big into artificially flavored sodas.”

 

Future Talent Spotter/Music Manager

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James Constant (COL ’16)

“I like The Mountain Goats.”

 

Future Fortune 500 CEO

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Tyler Byrd (COL ’17)

“I had a silver piggy bank once.”

 

Algorithm Developer

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Maddie Hopp (NHS ’16)

“Two plus two equals four.”

 

The Next Steve Jobs

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Carleigh Douglas (MSB ’16)

“I’m the most technologically inept person. I mean, I like Twitter.”

 

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist

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Teddy Schaffer (COL ’16)

“I’m going to the gym today.”

 

Future President of the United States

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“I don’t belong to a political party.”

 

Next Great American Novelist

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Kathleen Soriano-Taylor (COL ’14)

“The last text message I wrote said, ‘Cool, see ya’.”

 

Animal Rights Activist

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Maggie Blackwood (MSB ’16)

“I have a dog, a wheaten terrier. I take her on walks.”

 

The Next Oprah Winfrey

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Jared Kimler (COL ’16)

“Yeah, I’ve watched Oprah before.”

 

Photos: Emma Holland and Karl Pielmeier for The Hoya; photos courtesy of Tyler Byrd, Meg Wallace and Nikki Waddley

HILLDOG: Hillary on the Hilltop

HillToday, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) will graciously host the former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Gaston Hall! Along with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and former First Lady Laura Bush, Clinton will talk about promoting peace and progress in Afghanistan in order to advance Afghan women.

Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, former Senator of New York, former Secretary of State, is without a doubt one of the most respected politicians in America. She is often known for her quick retorts, solid stances on the issues and fantastic pant suits. Let’s review what makes Hillary so glorious:

This is Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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This is also Hillary Rodham Clinton, circa the time she embodied the peak of coolness at Wellesley College:

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Hillary’s fashion sense has only gotten better since then. For example, her hair in the 90s:

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(Although the hair changed, Clinton never did. Pure poetry. As she once snarkily said “If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.” Preach!)

Some First Ladies might feel inferior to their husbands. Not Hillary. Bill knows Hillary doesn’t care about what he says. She is one of the world’s most eloquent supporters of women’s rights

Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely — and the right to be heard.

We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.

Too many women in too many countries speak the same language — of silence.

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It’s not easy being the best, but through all the stress, Hillary has remained classy and strong. She composes herself masterfully. For example, she can be totally hip,

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or totally get-out-of-my-way serious

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or even crush those who stand in her way.

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She stands up for herself when she has to

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and stands up for what she believes is right.

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It’s time that we move from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions.

Hillary has always been truly amazing and isn’t even close to reaching her peak. You can be sure to see this class act when you go see Hillary speak in Gaston tomorrow at 10:00am!

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Inspiring Quotes by Laura Bush on the Future of Afghan Women

Laura BushTomorrow morning, former First Lady Laura Bush will join Secretary of State John Kerry and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Gaston Hall to discuss the future of Afghan women. Over the past decade, Mrs. Bush has been an impassioned champion for for the advancement of women in Afghanistan. To give a taste of tomorrow’s event, 4E has featured some of Mrs. Bush’s most uplifting quotes:

When we look around the world today, when we see in Afghanistan that 10 million people have registered to vote in their upcoming elections, including 40 percent of those people are women, that’s just unbelievable.

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For many Americans, the situation in Afghanistan seems too complex and too far away to confront. I worry that the message we are sending to Afghan men, women and children is that their lives are not worth our time or attention. That message must change – we cannot abandon them.

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Fighting brutality against women and children is not the expression of a specific culture; it is the acceptance of our common humanity – a commitment shared by people of good will on every continent.

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The plight of women and children in Afghanistan is a matter of deliberate human cruelty, carried out by those who seek to intimidate and control.

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Civilized people throughout the world are speaking out in horror — not only because our hearts break for the women and children in Afghanistan, but also because in Afghanistan we see the world the terrorists would like to impose on the rest of us.

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The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women.

 

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Hilltop tomorrow and hear what you have to say, Mrs. Bush. (Hopefully we’ll get a few more quotes to add to our list!)

Photos: Wikipedia, Stoykovich, White House Archives, LA Times, Georgetown, Bookish