Hillary is Coming to the Hilltop

If you’re anything like us here at 4E, you probably freaked out pretty hard when you found out Hillary was coming to campus. I mean, after all, What Dreams Are Made Of” is a modern classic.

But after watching “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” for the umpteenth time in order to prepare ourselves for what we thought would be the first stop in the 2017 Hillary Duff Comeback Tour, we noticed something a little odd about our email invitations to the event in Gaston Hall on Friday.

The invitation didn’t say Hillary Duff, it said Hillary Rodham ClintonThis couldn’t be.

Last we’d heard, the former Secretary of State and pantsuit-aficionado was lost deep in the woods of Chappaqua, New York with her dogs. We wanted to do something about it, but sending a search team to look for America’s most accomplished grandma isn’t a part of The Hoya‘s budget.

At first, we didn’t know what to think. After months of #FakeNews, we didn’t know if we could even trust our own eyes. But there it was right in front of us.

The Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to the Hilltop!

Since the announcement, questions have arisen.

  1. Do we get in line at 3 AM or 4 AM?
  2. Should we wear that old campaign T-shirt we haven’t been able to look at since November 8th without vigorously crying?
  3. Will she mention Trump?
    (Editor’s note: In a perfect world, he would show up at the speech too and they’d have a wizard’s duel à la McGonagall and Snape in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” over the presidency but hey, we get that that might be asking for a little too much. In fairness though, Healy Hall has always reminded us of Hogwarts.)

Whatever Hillz says, we’re sure it’ll be memorable. Almost as memorable as that time she won the popular vote by a few million votes and somehow still didn’t become president! Hahaha you’re so funny @ElectoralCollege! We’ll never get over that one! #TBT

Oh and Bill, if you see this, feel free to come too. We promise to get you lots of balloons.

Sources: giphy.com, tumblr.com, buzzfeed.com

Throwback Thursday: Trump’s Presidential Bid

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More than a year ago today, on June 16, 2015, Donald J. Trump, the real estate mogul and reality TV star announced his presidential bid.

Fast forward some thirteen months, during which we’ve witnessed 403 spins of the earth, the development of Pokémon Go, the death of Prince, the continued rise of ISIS and the welcomed emergence of Mac n’ Cheetos, to the past few days… On July 21, 2016, our favorite head of hair to mock and its owner, Donald J. Trump, accepted the official GOP nomination for President of the United States.

Going back to a Mac n’ Cheetos-less time around a year ago, Trump’s bid announcement was met by many a comedic tweet. It is safe to say that since this spike in media coverage, the success of his campaign has come as somewhat of a surprise to many here in America and around the world. Let us go back to that fateful day in June of 2015 and ponder the things we would have thought to be just as feasible as Trump winning the nomination.

We would colonize Mars. While seemingly unlikely, this idea isn’t too far-fetched. Rumor has it: kids are already in training to be the first astronauts to go… or maybe this is just the making of the next Punk’d. Sound familiar?

A video game would infiltrate time and space.  Again, unlikely, but not unwarranted. To the surprise of parents and even global political leaders, Pokémon Go has made getting outside and playing video games at the same time a possibility.

Pigs would fly. While it may be physically impossible for pigs to grow wings and take off flying, it is likely that at some point today, a live pig will be on an airplane.

Britney Spears would make an unparalleled comeback rising to the top of the charts and maintaining her position as World Pop Idol for 100 days. This too, could happen.

Rather outlandish for sure, but not outside the realm of possibilities. There are many things we thought more feasible than the rise of Donald J. Trump. Moral of the story: Continue to think out-of-the-box, and before you know it, your dream/nightmare may very well become reality.

 

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, www.cnn.com

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DCOM Marathon

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If you couldn’t tell, I tend to contribute most to the blog when it’s Disney related.

90’s kids get ready for the best 4 days of your life, because Disney Channel is airing a 51 movie DCOM marathon!! (If you don’t know what DCOM means- can we even be friends??)

Why have we been so #blessed? According to Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5 and HypeLine.com, Disney’s having this marathon to celebrate the release of “Adventures of Babysitting”, which will be their 100th DCOM (let’s be real though who cares about this new one).

From Friday, May 27th to Monday, May 30th get ready to feel old AF with all the movies you watched while you applied blue eyeshadow and used flip phones after school. Break out the popcorn now, ‘cus here’s the schedule:

FRIDAY, MAY 27

10:00AM – Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama

11:20AM – Read It and Weep

12:55PM – Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

2:40PM – Jump In!

4:15PM – Lemonade Mouth

6:15PM – Zapped

8:00PM – High School Musical 2

9:55PM – The Cheetah Girls 2

11:45PM – Zenon the Zequel

1:25AM – Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge

2:55AM – Twitches Too

4:25AM – Alley Cats Strike

Saturday, May 28

6:25AM – You Wish!

8:05AM – The Proud Family Movie

9:50AM – Quints

11:25AM – Horse Sense

1:10PM – Cow Belles

2:50PM – Twitches

4:30PM – The Even Stevens Movie

6:15PM – Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie

8:00PM – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

9:50PM – Princess Protection Program

11:30PM – The Cheetah Girls: One World

1:05AM – Zenon: Z3

2:40AM – Halloweentown High

4:20AM – The Thirteenth Year

Sunday, May 29

6:00AM – Right On Track

7:45AM- Full-Court Miracle

9:35AM – Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off

11:20AM – Brink!

1:10PM – Double Teamed

2:55PM – Rip Girls

4:35PM – Motorcrossed

6:20PM – Cloud 9

8:00PM – Teen Beach 2

9:55PM – Bad Hair Day

11:40PM – How to Build a Better Boy

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2:55AM – The Other Me

4:30AM – Genius

Monday, May 30

10:00AM – Stuck in the Suburbs

11:30AM – Halloweentown

1:05PM – Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century

2:55PM – Smart House

4:25PM – High School Musical

6:15PM – Camp Rock

8:00PM – Descendants

10:05PM – Teen Beach Movie

11:55PM – Cadet Kelly

1:50AM – The Cheetah Girls

3:35AM – Johnny Tsunami

What better way to say goodbye to responsibility for 3 days?? Enjoy the #tbt and remember we’re all in this together!

 

Schedule Credit: hypeline.com, Radio 104.5

Images: giphy.com, http://www.garph.com/

RIP Jack Sr.

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As any Georgetown student, D.C. citizen and dog-lover already knows, our dear Jack Sr. passed on this past Tuesday. The pup was 12 years old, and had been in his second year of retirement. Anyone who lived in New South during the school year of 2012-2013 will remember, Jack Sr. was the lovable pet of the freshman dorm. We here at 4E already miss him.  And, as it turns out, everyone else is having the same emotions as us (obviously).

Here is the Georgetown’s community response to this tragic event:

Of course all the Georgetown-based media immediately spread the news.

Most people have just reacted with pure sadness and shock. Personally, I didn’t even see this coming. The shock is what affected me the most.

Childhood Stars Comeback?

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With all these surprise albums and collaborations coming out, we at 4E have noticed that we’ve been having a hard time keeping up with who’s who in the music world. Take FKA Twigs, for example. She has suddenly blown up and all we find ourselves doing is scratching our heads at the mention of her name.

Times like these are when we wish we were back in the glory days of the early 2000’s, when we all listened to Hannah Montana on our Disney Mix Sticks and ‘N sync on our Hit Clips.

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To ease your confusion with the present day music scene, we’ve decided to make a list of our top 5 childhood music stars that we wish would make a comeback. Hopefully this list will also help ease the fact that Disney Channel and Nickelodeon are no longer the same channels they used to be. #TBT

  1. Aaron Carter. This little stud first gained popularity because of the fact that his older brother Nick Carter is in the Backstreet Boys. His first studio album had the hits “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party (Come and Get it)” that had us all bouncing in our seats and jamming to our Walkmans. We miss how it felt to be carefree kids, going to house parties at 10 years old that we thought were so cool. The feeling of pure ignorance as a kid is what made Aaron Carter so successful, and as college students struggling through midterms, I’m sure we could all use some of that right now. aaron carter
  2. The Cheetah Girls. Who didn’t love this dynamic pop group? Their songs were filled with messages of girl power and staying true to yourself, and their movies took us on adventures through Spain and India. Everyone had the lyrics to “Strut” and “Cheetah Sisters” memorized (we’re sure you still do) and in all they were just a feel-good group that reminded us all that we have friends that have our backs through the good and the bad.the cheetah girls
  3. Aly and A.J. If you don’t remember this duo, you’re lying. These are the pop princesses that brought you “Potential Breakup Song” and “Chemicals React” (which we still jam to these days) and were part of the few Disney Channel stars that could actually sing and were not just thrown a recording contract for being on a hit T.V. show. We loved them for their electro-pop influences and their ability to act as well (remember Phil of the Future?) and we need more of their sassy/sweetness in our lives.Aly_&_AJ_-_Insomniatic
  4. Jesse McCartney. This hunk was in the hearts of all teenagers who had a radio/eyes during the 2000’s. He appeared in shows like Summerland and All My Children, and was in the boy band Dream Street, but really captured our hearts when he went solo and released his first album “Beautiful Soul”. This album won him multiple Kids Choice Awards (throwback!) and paved his Disney career until 2007. We miss his dreamy eyes and gorgeous hair and wish he would call our pretty faces sometime. jesse mccartney
  5. Lizzie McGuire/Hilary Duff. The epitome of the 2000’s was without a doubt, Lizzie McGuire. The TV show and following movie inspired preteens and adolescents everywhere to follow your dreams and that it was okay to have an alter ego that was a cartoon character. Her music was equally uplifting, and we still haven’t gotten over the fact that Paolo set her up to be embarrassed in front of Italy. But who else would show us what dreams are made of?Lizzie and Isabella

There you have it, our wishlist for surprise albums from our (and your) favorite artists of the early 2000’s. Feeling nostalgic yet?

Photos/Gifs: amazon.com, tumblr.com, giphy.com, wikipedia.com,imgbuddy.com, survivingcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Lizzie-McGuire-Disney-Channel-Shows-.png

Friends: A Retrospective

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It has officially been over a month since Friends took Netflix by storm. One month, and so much has changed.

Here is the deal: Ten seasons + 236 episodes + 6 friends = The destruction of my social life.

*Note: I haven’t finished the show yet, but I am well on my way.*

While I think that I have lost all connection to the outside world because of this show, I gain some sense of solace in knowing that everyone (well, everyone who has their priorities in check) is going through the same thing. It is an addiction and a real #struggle.

 So what have I learned in the last month?

1. Dating within friend groups is an amazing idea, until it really isn’t. But, if you keep going for enough seasons you will achieve a kind of bliss.

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2. Always make it clear if you are or are not on a break. You don’t want to start up that fight… again.

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#teamross

3. Jobs aren’t important, you can go a season without a real job and no one will question it.

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4. “How you doing?” is the only pickup line you ever need. Even though it will work only like 1/3 of the time.

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5. Getting divorced 3 times in 10 seasons is not only allowed, it is encouraged. Despite this, you actually will find love.

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6. Smelly cats can provide the inspiration for the best songs. But actually, what are they feeding you?

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7. There will always be that extremely annoying person who will actually NEVER GO AWAY. No matter the year, the time, the place or the person, they will find you.

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8. Neighbors are forever. But if you stare at them from your window long enough they will move away. TBT ugly naked man.

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Have I watched too much Friends? That’s my business. Are you judging me?

tumblr_lkixwwFaw01qc9z2jo1_500 Remember, friends who watch Friends together are better friends.

See you on Netflix.

Photos/Gifs: news.com.au; tumblr.com; giphy.com

Things We Forgot Happened in 2014

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2014 was a long year – 365 days, to be exact. This might have felt longer or shorter depending on if you had a good year or a bad year. Nonetheless, there are a ton of things that we forgot happened in the last 12 months. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

Sochi Olympics

Tweets made fun of the Sochi Olympics #sochiproblems

Justin Bieber got arrested

Someone scored for their own team in the World Cup

Obama appeared in “Between Two Ferns”

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Georgetown was in the NIT

People were obsessed with Flappy Bird

Erdogan got elected president of Turkey

Lauren Conrad got married

Johns Hopkins mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 296 rejected students

Kim Kardashian was on the cover of Vogue

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber fought

Adam Levine got married

Suarez bit someone

Taylor Swift took all her music off Spotify

Ellen took a celebrity selfie at the Oscar’s

We landed on a comet

Chris Christie (NJ) caused a traffic jam as political revenge

Malaysian Airlines had a tough time

“How I Met Your Mother” ended

Kim Kardashian tied the knot for the third time

Jay Leno’s Tonight Show ended

Jimmy Fallon started his Tonight Show

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Solange and Jay-Z fought in an elevator

Robin Williams died

“Wrecking Ball” got video of the year

The iPhone 6 made its debut

Derek Jeter retired

The ice bucket challenge took over

Marijuana was legalized

Kim Kardashian’s butt broke the internet

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Ebola happened

A person with Ebola flew on a commercial airplane

Maya Angelou died

The Republican party won the majority of the House and the Senate

Starbucks released their first new holiday drink in forever – chestnut praline latte

California Chrome didn’t win the Triple Crown

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” premiered

Phillip Seymour Hoffman died

Hillary Clinton spoke to an empty Gaston Hall

2048

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Hoyas, we at 4E hope you had an awesome year with some truly unforgettable moments.

Photos: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/; http://www.nbcnews.com/; http://blog.datumbox.com/; http://www.brunchnews.com/; time.com; zap2it.com

Transformation Tuesday: 4E Bloggers

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From #mancrushmonday to #tbt, there is no social media craze that the 4E staff haven’t tackled.

Today’s topic? Transformation Tuesday.

As the holiday season nears, people tend to pull out those adorable December pictures from years past. From what I have been seeing, the people of Instagram have changed a ton since day 1.

Well, what about our own bloggers? I went hard-core stalker mode to dig up the 411 on all your favorite writers.

First up is the one and only DJ Angelini. Look at those faces… Can you see the resemblance?

DJ TransformationNext is the internationally famous Sydney Bolling. Still classic after all these years.

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Next is former Blog Editor and Online Editor, Lindsay Lee. She has the most amazing clothes, don’t you agree?

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No one does Transformation Tuesday as well as the flawlessly fabulous Alexis Oni-Eseleh.

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The next transformation is former 4E Editor Emma Holland. Still the most hardworking blogger, as you can see.

Emma TransformationLast, but not least, I threw in my own Transformation Tuesday because I was such an adorable kid.

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Go ahead and stalk us. We would love it.

Let the transformation be with you.

Photos: Instagram