What To Do This Summer If You Don’t Have an Internship

So now it’s April and you’ve found yourself without an internship. You’re probably asking yourself: what exactly can I do this summer? Well believe it or not, there is plenty more out there than being a Hilltern or interning with your favorite consulting firm. We at 4E have a few ideas of what you could do with your non-internship filled summer.

Let’s begin with some classics. You could take classes, volunteer, work at a local ice cream shop or be a camp counselor.

Read a lot of books. This summer activity is commonly done poolside or at the beach. You could always go for the throwback and catch up on all that summer reading you never did in high school.

But wait, why not write a book? Better yet, why not compile a whole series? Not only will you find a way to pass the summer, but you may even become the next J.K. Rowling in the process.

I call this next category personal start-ups. In this day and age of media, there is so much fun stuff you can create. You could start your own blog: a food blog, a workout blog, a blog for your cat–the options are endless. A meme page could also be your calling, or maybe it’s one of those Twitter accounts where you pretend to be a famous person. Who knows? This summer is your chance to find your social media calling.

Train for an Olympic Summer sport. You may discover you’re actually really talented at canoeing, throwing a javelin or steeplechase. Then you have the whole summer to learn an Olympic sport to begin training for Tokyo 2020!

Challenge yourself. Try every ice cream flavor at every ice cream store within a 25 mile radius of where you are spending the summer. This activity will take a lot of perseverance, money and a very strong stomach. But we believe in you and advise you to always order a large small.



Start your coursework for Fall 2017. It’s never too early to begin your 1000s of pages of readings.
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Learn the fight song. Patrick Ewing was just announced as the new Men’s Basketball Coach, so you might want to go to a basketball game next season! Prepare yourself. And, if learning the song doesn’t take the whole summer, you can always learn the alma mater too.

Never leave your house. Not once. This will take lots of dedication and a long list of either books to read, shows to watch or walls to stare at, but you’re a Hoya and thus can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Note: if you do in fact write a book, become a successful blogger, or eat at every ice cream shop within a 25 mile radius, please let us know, as we would like thanks and partial credit for your achievement.

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, disney-planet.fr

9 Reasons Why We Love The Farmers Market

Banner - FarmersAh, Wednesdays. It’s a special type of day… not only because we’ve gotten through half of the week, but also because our generous university has gifted us with the deliciousness that is the Farmers Market. Here are nine reasons we are in love with it – is your favorite on the list?

  1. That Incredible Pizza

The Timber Pizza Company hits it out the park every time. You can get an amazing wood-fired pizza that’s classic cheese, pepperoni or veggie/pesto-style. Any way you order it, the pizza is so fresh and delicious that no one would judge you if you got right back in line for another.

2. It’s Not From Leo’s
Let’s face it, you need to avoid it at all costs a break once in a while.

3. Churros. Stuffed. With. Nutella.
Quite honestly, there’s little to nothing I would rather have right now. The name says it all.

4. Rita’s To-Die-For Crepes

They start out with the perfect crepe, and from there you can go savory or sweet – or both!

5. The Dumplings
Pinch’s handmade Chinese dumplings will never let you down. As my official go-to farmers market meal, I highly recommend these little pockets of perfection.

6. Melties

The combination of warm cookies and ice cream will make you want to cry the happiest tears of joy.

7. Swizzler’s ~Gourmet~ Hot Dogs
I said gourmet, right? I’ll bet you haven’t had a hot dog this fancy in your life. So do yourself a favor and treat yo’ self.

8. The Ambiance
You gotta love the happy, heart-warming atmosphere on Copley Lawn every Wednesday. Break out that picnic blanket, grab some friends and get out there!

9. You’re Slowly Becoming More Of An Adult

What? Is that you buying fruit and bread for breakfast, carrying around grocery bags, and providing for yourself? Props to you, you fully functioning adult!

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, gufarmersmarket.org

(Free) ICE CREAM ON WHEELS

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Okay Georgetown: how many times have you said, “I would kill for a pint of ice cream right now” or “If you bring me a pint of ice cream right now I’ll love you forever”?

Well now you can have ice cream delivered to your very own (office) door without the potential for jail time or a life-long attachment. Spread the word: Ben and Jerry’s ice cream trucks are on tour around DC delivering free scoops.

All you have to do is tweet them your location (@BenJerrysTour) and, according to their Twitter, they will come make your wildest dreams come true.

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For those of you Ben and Jerry’s noobs, here are a few flavor recommendations:

Americone Dream (duh, Happy 4th)
Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch
Peanut Butter Cup
Phish Food
Half Baked

Bonus points to whoever gets the truck closest to campus. You have until the 18th to make this dream a reality. Get tweeting, Hoyas!

Photos/Gifs: Huffington Post, Twitter.com

Ben and Jerry’s Pot-Infused Ice Cream

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We all knew that Ben and Jerry had some hippie habits with their introduction of ice cream flavors such as Half-baked, Phish Food and Jamaican Me Crazy. But now the duo are ready to take it to the next level: they are proposing a pot-infused ice cream flavor! With marijuana being legalized in several states such as Colorado, Washington, Alaska and now DC, the two are quoted saying “makes sense to me, combine your pleasures”. Considering that in the last year Colorado sold over 5 million edibles, Ben and Jerry could be on to something. And have they let us down before?

Here are some possible names for this proposed ice cream….

Super-Baked: This ice cream flavor is similar to half-baked except for the fact that swirled in with those cookie dough chunks is a sprinkle of cannabis… or maybe more that a sprinkle.

Is This Love: In honor of the dread wearing, free lovin’ Jamaican legend Bob Marley, this flavor takes on a more tropical feel. You’ll be able to be free of worry as you taste this mango and pineapple combo… and a little marijuana.

Two Birds, One Stone(d):  As Ben Cohen stated earlier why not “combine two pleasures”? This Nutella, caramel and weed infused ice cream may do the trick.

Cannabiscotti and Cream: Sorry to say I did not come up with this name myself, but it sounds pretty clever to me. This flavor would have a more sophisticated flare with biscotti chunks and a rich butterscotch after taste.

Chunky Monkey Munchies: A play on an already existing Ben and Jerry’s flavor, Chunky Monkey, this ice cream with chocolate chunks and walnuts may leave you feeling hungrier. Lucky for you, this isn’t your first rodeo and you are prepared with another pint of ice cream.

Blaze of Glory: For all of those chocolate lovers out there, this is the flavor for you. It’s creamy chocolate ice cream infused with “special” brownies will leave you feeling delightful.

Though Ben and Jerry consider this idea to be genius, it is not up to them if production can actually begin.  So, it may be a while until we actually see this ice cream in stores.

Sources: Time Magazine “Ben & Jerry’s Founders Think Pot Ice Cream Makes Sense”

Photos/Gifs: Tumblr.com,  benjerry.co.uk

Girl Scout Cookies: Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Midterms are upon us. 4E knows that, believe us. There is so much stress and emotions surrounding this time period, most people crack under the pressure. But, this doesn’t have to be the case. Nothing says “who cares about that grade?” like delicious food.

A few weeks ago Jimmy Fallon and Ben & Jerry’s brought us “The Tonight Dough”, AKA a revolutionary type of ice cream that basically makes you wanna cry.

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Now, things are getting even better in the ice cream world. It is like the heavens have answered our prayers.

We all love Girl Scout cookies with a burning passion. Well, the Girl Scouts are expanding their market and they are now selling Thin Mint ice cream sandwiches!

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WHAT? HOW? WHEN? These were all the questions racing through my mind when I found out.

According to the Consumerist, a 6-pack of these amazing treats costs $3.50 at Shop-Rite or Target.

How cheap! How affordable! How broke I am going to be!

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So, somebody please go out to the nearest Target/Shop-Rite and report back to me on how #amazing and life changing these are. Hopefully they make other flavors soon!

Say hello to the future of snacking!

Photos/Gifs: http://hellogiggles.com/girl-scout-cookie-ice-cream; http://consumerist.com/2015/02/25/new-products-girl-scout-cookie-ice-cream-bars-taco-bell-sauce-packet-chips/; tumblr.com; coetail.com

The Ultimate Ben & Jerry’s and Netflix Pairing Menu

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There are many things that go hand in hand without need for explanation. Football and Thanksgiving, Lau 2 and procrastination, Burnett’s and regrets, winter and leggings, Leo’s and sickness, Rhino and freshmen. But one of the most important of all of these is a good ol’ pint of Ben & Jerry’s and your go-to Netflix show. We at 4E have enough experience to provide you with a proper menu for pairing the perfect flavor with the perfect show.

“House of Cards” and Americone Dream:  What better way to celebrate ‘MERICA and its politically corrupt president in “House of Cards” with a vanilla, caramel, chocolate swirl waffle cone infused pint of B&J. You’ll be scooping mouthfuls of this stuff as you observe Frank mercilessly and oh so cleverly battle his way to the top.

“Gilmore Girls” and Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Froyo:  You may need a little something for comfort as you ceaselessly fret over the future of Lorelai and Luke or Rory’s incessant complaints over her boy troubles. This is where a pint of delicious raspberry froyo sprinkled with chocolate chunks comes into play. Better yet, the fact that it’s froyo and says raspberry on the label makes it healthy enough to fit into the diet you started this morning.

“Weeds” and Half Baked:  With recent legalization laws in place, it’s only fitting that you celebrate with a classic stoner show and some ice cream to help with the munchies. This flavor is not very complicated, but it’s oh so good with its chunks of gooey cookie dough that your pint will be gone in no time.

“Scandal” and Karamal Sutra:  Not only will the title of this ice cream make you feel a little scandalous, but its rich caramel chocolatey core may also get you all hot and bothered. Maybe this is what you need to embrace your inner Olivia Pope and her fierceness. ¡Muy escandalosa!

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and Hazed and Confused:  What better way to watch the debauchery of these five underachievers with a little, scratch that, a lot of Ben & Jerry’s Hazed and Confused. Like this show, this ice cream combines everything that is good in life into a pint of pure bliss (hazelnut and chocolate). Beware: this show does involve hysterical laughing and tears of happiness, so remember to eat your ice cream in between episodes or during commercials.

Gif: Giphy; Photos: whattofix.com, netflix.com

DC Ranked Third for Best Dessert Food Trucks

DC3rdfoodtruckFor those Hoyas lucky enough to be in DC this summer, it’s time for you to get out and get some dessert on the street. There’s a whole world of of dessert trucks out there selling everything from sweet waffles to gourmet ice cream. Travelers using the dating site, MissTravel.com, were polled on which cities had the most delicious dessert trucks in the US. I don’t know why users of a dating site were polled as opposed to literally any other better, more qualified group, but we’ll take it.

It doesn’t surprise me that users of a dating site love this dessert truck.

Not surprisingly, ice cream beat out all other desserts for participants’ favorite. Granted, I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable going up to a truck self-titled “Street Cream” without seeing the entire process by which the ice cream is made, but I’m sure it’s delicious. I’ll definitely trust the ratings given from a cut-rate dating site.

“That Cheesecake Truck” is one of DC’s most popular trucks. They offer an individual cheesecake for $4 a pop, so be sure to follow their Twitter to find out where they’ll be in the DC area so you can check them out! In the meantime, I’ll be watching Food Network and salivating.

Photos: foodtruckfiesta.com, supremecart.org

Jack’s Summer Splash

babyjackbirthdayOn June 27, Georgetown celebrated Jack the Bulldog’s first birthday with the Summer Splash, allowing students, faculty, staff and alumni to enjoy free ice cream on Healy Lawn while hanging out with Jack. The lovable mascot, who turned one on June 29, played around in a pool, posed for pictures and enjoyed the company of the Georgetown community.

Students like Anthony Bugeja (SFS ’15) took advantage of the weather to play with Jack and eat ice cream.

“It was awesome getting the chance to celebrate being a part of the Georgetown community with fellow Hoyas at Jack’s birthday event; the turnout was great and the atmosphere was friendly,” Bugeja said.

The Hoya interviewed mascot caretaker McKenzie Stough (COL ’13) to learn more about Jack and his relationship with the Georgetown community.

How was the Summer Splash event on June 27?

We are thrilled that so many students, faculty, staff and neighbors took the time to come together, relax, make new friends and enjoy the summer weather on the lawn with Jack.

Describe Jack’s personality. What makes him special?

Jack is a very curious and social dog so this was a nice opportunity for him to make new friends from all parts of the community. Jack, like most bulldogs, gets attached to people quickly. He is always excited when his Jack Crew students pick him up for his walks or when he sees a familiar face on campus. If you couldn’t tell from the baby pool, he loves to play in water.

What events has Jack attended so far? What are his responsibilities at the event?

Jack has attended a wide variety of sports games and events throughout the spring and summer. He made his Verizon Center debut at the final men’s home game of the season versus Creighton. More recently, he cheered on graduates from all of this year’s commencement ceremonies and welcomed alumni back to the hilltop during reunion weekend.

Here’s a brief video of the event put together by Georgetown Today, featuring one of the Fourth Edition’s own, Alexis Oni-Eseleh, in the first few seconds!

So adorable. Remember when he was just a baby?

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We’ve had so many great memories with Jack this year, so let’s take a trip down memory lane with some Hoya articles.

New Bulldog Chosen as JJ’s replacement

GU Tightens the Leash on Mascot Care

New Bulldog to Arrive Next Week

Welcome to Campus, John B. Carroll!

John B. Carroll: Great Expectations

2013 Grad New Bulldog Caretaker 

New Mascot Out of Limelight

Video: Georgetown Today

Photo: Janice Hochstetler

Things You Can Only Get Away With During Summer

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Happy (almost technically) summer, Hoyas!

Bring on the warm weather, sandy beaches, service trips across the globe and internships, internships, internships! As you know, each season brings a special etiquette – i.e., “Don’t wear white after Labor Day” and “You can only start listening to Christmas music after Thanksgiving” – and summer is no different. The sunny skies and lazy days of the season bring about a special rule book that is all their own. So let’s take a gander at it, shall we? Here are “The Things You Can Only Get Away With During Summer”:

Summer is the only time when you can sleep in all day.

So in the morning, you can be like this:

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And then in the afternoon, you’re a little like this:

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But then at night, you look like this…

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…because you’re going out! Duh.

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Maybe you’re even going to a bonfire!

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Okay, maybe more like this:

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Only during the summer can you chill by the pool…

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… and do really cool tricks off the diving board.

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And afterwards, you can eat ridiculous amounts of these Freeze Pops:

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And then eat obscene amounts of ice cream:

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Followed by daiquiris.

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And then you’ll go to a music festival.

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Cause it’s summer. And you can do/watch/eat whatever you want.tumblr_mlzgscIULn1qhmnito1_500

For example, you can wear a whole bunch of pastels. BECAUSE IT’S SUMMER.

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Or you can wear this bathing suit. BECAUSE IT’S SUMMER.article-1031081-058986F00000044D-341_468x395

Just kidding. You should NEVER wear that bathing suit because it is morally and visually WRONG.

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But you can go to the beach! (Because it’s summer.)

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And you’ll look like the cast of Baywatch!

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Only because it’s summer. And you’re awesome.

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Happy summer, Hoyas!

Images/Gifs: tumblr.com

Let’s Scream For Ice Cream!

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Memorial Day Weekend unofficially starts summer and what says summer more than ICE CREAM? This week at 4Eats, we’ll keep you cool with a list of deliciously refreshing ice cream shops as we face our first heat wave of 2013.

Thomas Sweets
Located just a short walk from campus on P Street, Thomas Sweet is the go-to ice cream shop for those who want to sample a variety of yummy treats in one setting. They pride themselves on using the freshest and finest ingredients to create the indulgent products they offer. You can choose from their classic ice creams and cakes, guilt-free fro-yo, decadent chocolates & fudge, or their signature Thomas Sweet original, the Blend-In.

A sample of their flavors include the traditional ones like vanilla, chocolate, Oreos and cream and mint chip. They also have some modern flavors! Here are the highlights:

  • Nutella
  • Tiramisu
  • French Kiss (dark chocolate raspberry mousse with bittersweet chocolate chips)
  • Eastern Chai
  • Coffee Amaretto

But it doesn’t stop there. You can’t forget the endless flavors and toppings! Thomas Sweets boasts a selection of chocolate chunks, rainbow and chocolate sprinkles, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces, Oreo cookies, Kit-Kat, Nutter Butter cookies, York Peppermint Patties, Mounds, brownies, milk chocolate M&Ms, peanut M&Ms, Heath Bar Crunch, Malt Balls, and more!

Dolcezza
For a more cultured palette, try Dolcezza’s Italian gelato. Gelato has half the fat and calories of ice cream, has a denser and smoother texture, and served at a warmer temperature. What makes Dolcezza unique is its promise to use only the finest available ingredients provided by local farmers.

Experience a different flavor everyday every year. Indulge in strawberries in the Spring, peaches in the Summer, quince in the Fall and sicilian blood orange in the Winter.

Serendipity 3
Finally, there’s always an excuse to eat ice cream as a meal by itself altogether. If you haven’t been there already for someone’s birthday, visit Serendipity 3 on M St. Although it’s a bit pricey, you won’t be disappointed by its decadent offerings. Try their famous frozen hot chocolate and finish it off with a variety of rich toppings. Or indulge in one of 12 milk shakes and floats, including Oreo Express.

And don’t forget their “Drug Store” sundaes.

The Classic One topping included, Additional Toppings $1Hot Fudge, Caramel, White Chocolate Fudge, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, Strawberry, Pineapple, Chocolate, Marshmallow, Maple Walnut, Covered Espresso Beans, Raspberry

The Red Velvet Chocolate Ice Cream, Scrumptious Red Velvet Cake, Hot Fudge, Whipped Cream & Rainbow Sprinkles

Black ‘N White Sundae Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Marshmallow Cream, White Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, Whipped Cream & Tuxedo Strawberry

Check out their menu for more!

Rainbow Surprise Recipe
If you’re feeling lazy and wanna stay in the comfort of your room, at least make your chilly dessert fun to eat. With a few simple ingredients, you can create boring ice cream sandwiches into rainbow surprises.

What you need:

  • a box of ice cream sandwiches
  • wax paper, sprinkles
  • a glass dish
  • a cookie sheet

1. Line cookie sheet with wax paper.
2. Pour sprinkles into dish.
3. Unwrap ice cream sandwiches.
4. Press each side into the sprinkles.
5. Lay sandwiches on cookie sheet.
6. Place ice cream sandwiches into the freezer.
7. Set until ready to serve.

Recipe found here.