The Many Faces of Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams

Last year, 2AM Club brought their “hip-hop rock alternative” vibe to Georgetown Day – well, the night of. This year, a couple of things have changed.  The invited performer is playing at 9:30 p.m. – at Regents Lawn with indie rock band Stone Cold Fox – and the announcement of his arrival probably came as a great surprise to many of you. We’re talking about Casey Abrams, a singer-musician who placed sixth in American Idol. There are a number of impressive things about Casey, including his very expressive face. Behold: the many faces of Casey.

This is Casey Abrams.

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He was on American Idol.

He impressed the judges with his voice (duh) and with his instrumental abilities.

Born in Texas, Casey spent most of his youth in California.

He majored in music at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

His musical influences include Ray Charles, James Taylor and Frank Sinatra.

Casey released his debut album, Casey Abrams, in June 2012.

The music video for his single “Get Out” features him stalking and dreaming about a woman in New York City.

Casey also released a version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with fellow Idol contestant Haley Reinhart.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, Case!

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The Many Faces of John Kerry

The Many Faces of John KerryHere at The Fourth Edition, we love to take the time to appreciate the many speakers who grace us with their presence on the Hilltop. We’re fortunate enough to have many big names in government, business and culture share their knowledge with us. Nov. 15 will be no different, as three political all-stars – John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush – take to Gaston Hall to discuss the future of Afghan women. To prepare for this event, we at 4E have decided to give you a rundown on the many faces of Secretary of State John Kerry. Take a peek for yourself:

This is John Kerry.

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He’s a pretty cool guy.

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He’s also very intelligent: He has received degrees from both Yale University and Boston College Law School.Kerry_graduation

From 1968-1969, he served a four-month tour of duty in South Vietnam, and for his service, he was awarded numerous medals, including a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. Later, Kerry became an outspoken member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War Group, testifying numerous times in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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For many years, Kerry served as a United States Senator representing Massachusetts.

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He even made a presidential bid in 2004 with running-mate John Edwards …awkward

… which, unfortunately for them, ended in a loss to incumbent President George W. Bush.

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Things have since gotten better for Kerry. He now serves as the 68th United States Secretary of State …

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… though some believe that he is secretly an Oompa Loompa.kerry-oompa-loompa

Regardless, he’ll be speaking tomorrow at Georgetown on the future of Afghan women. We can’t wait to hear you speak, Secretary Kerry!

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The 224 Project

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Red Square. There might not be a more perfect place to capture the vibrant life of Georgetown. After all, it is an area where people bribe you with cookies and homemade snow cones just so you’ll pick up a flyer or sign up for a particular organization. It is the home of delicious GUGS burgers on Fridays, people watchers, ambitious flyer-ers and stragglers during the week and even passionate club promoters during GAAP weekends. Still, because of our busy and hectic lives, it can often be very easy to zone out with our headphones in and lose sight of who is standing around us during that ordinary Red Square walk.

In order to take a second out of our crazy schedules and get to know our community a little better, The Hoya instituted a very special project. Last year, the 223 Project aimed to showcase the many faces of the Georgetown Community by randomly selecting 223 students, faculty, staff and administrators passing through, you guessed it, Red Square.

This year, the tradition continues as Georgetown enters its 224th year of existence. Photos and captions of some of the numerous faces that make up the university are live on the website, manyfaces.thehoya.com, as of today, Monday, April 22 (If we were basically in any country besides the U.S., the launch date would be 22/4. Get it?) Their pictures and bios will also be seen throughout campus in various locations:

The first floor corridor of Healy – April 22
Red Square – April 23
Leavey Center – April 24
The first floor corridor of Healy – April 25

Don’t miss out on this inspiring celebration of our school community!