Get Freaky with a Frappula this Halloweekend

starbucks-has-a-new-secret-halloween-drinkSo you’ve made it through midterms… OK that’s a joke, midterms literally never end. So you’re in the middle of midterms and Halloween is coming up. You want to get excited about the holiday but you haven’t even had time to think of a clever costume. Maybe you wanted to go to a pumpkin patch and make lots of apple baked goods but you’ve been stuck in Lau all weekend. Never fear, the FRAPPULA is here!

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So now you’re thinking, what the heck is a frappula? It is the amazing new Starbucks drink here Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. You might be stuck studying this Halloweekend (although you should be trick-or-treating on embassy row), but no matter what you’re doing you’ll need a caffeine fix at some point. The Frappula is here to help caffeine-starved, holiday cheer craving student everywhere.

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You may remember the green tea Fraken Frappuccino from last year, but this time around Starbucks is stepping up their game. The Frappula involves a white chocolate blend sandwiched between a layer of mocha and whipped cream, with an additional raspberry drizzle for a delicious and spooky flavor combination.

So take a quick study break and be sure to grab one of these blended treats at a nearby Starbucks! Otherwise, the trick is on you.

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Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, twitter.com, thrillist.com

InstagraMondays: Halloweekend

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They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Toss a filter and 30 likes on it and it’s worth even more. Take a look at some of our favorite Instagrams from this week and stop back next Monday to see if yours were featured on 4E’s newest weekly feature, InstagraMondays! Also, follow The Hoya on Instagram here.

It’s just a regular Monday here on the Hilltop. The witches hats have been hung up, and the goblins have all been put to rest. But this weekend, the Hoya Instagram feed was full of toil and trouble. Let’s recap on a few Instagram users’ celebration of the holiday:

Let’s start off with brnstbrz’s impeccable face paint job that has all those easily-scared souls calling for their mummies. 

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On the other end of the spectrum, morganlwright’s costume is a mixture of sugar, sweet, and a whole lot of sass. 

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Check out _margoyle_’s execution of this spectacular science pun. You’re right, virgfar, it is brilliant.

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Meggs_benedict kept things in the academic realm, channeling her literary side with her rendition of The Scarlet Letter. 104 likes later, she’s definitely caught the attention of 4E.

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No matter their costumes, Hoyas geared up for a weekend of tricks and treats. Legooo is right, eewilcox3!

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We hope you all had a fantastic weekend, Hoyas, and 4E wants to join rachelclau in wishing you all a happy Halloween!

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Have a bewitching week, and stay tuned for more editions of InstagraMondays!

Halloween Costumes, Hoya Style

When it comes to us Hoyas, it’s pretty safe to say there’s nothing we love more than Halloween! (Other than Georgetown Day, visits from the Secretary of State, and the Chicken Madness from Wisey’s.) Thus, selecting costumes—yes, costumes, PLURAL!—to celebrate our favorite holiday requires some real effort and preparation. Now, before you get more flustered than Jim Lehrer during the presidential debates, take a second to relax. We at The Fourth Edition have got you covered. Here are our top costume picks that’ll be sure to make your Hoya Halloween unforgettable:

 

Group Ideas Everybody loves a well-planned group. Just look at the Spice Girls, the Backstreet Boys, and N*Sync. Try some of these group costume ideas:

The Avengers- Iron Man. Captain America. Hulk. Thor. Winning. This movie was the third highest grossing of all time, and this costume theme will make you and your friends the most loved of all time.

Mario Party- What’s a better way to dress for Halloween than as our favorite Nintendo friends? If your group’s costume is Mario Party, you’re going to be the life of the party.

One Direction- This costume is that “One Thing.” It’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”

The Internet- Let out your inner tech nerd and go to town. Dress up as Facebook, Twitter, Firefox, or Google Chrome. Your Internet theme might not take up megabytes, but it’s going to be a “mega-hit.”

The Election Get in the spirit of the season by dressing up as Barack, Michelle, Mittens, Ann, and the whole gang. Want to really spice things up? Throw Martha Raddatz or Candy Crowley into the mix… Game changer.

 

Keeping Up With The Times Nothing says Halloween like a good dose of pop culture costumes. Here are some famous (and infamous) figures who you definitely should dress as:

Carly Rae Jepson- Make me your costume, maybe?

Big Bird- He might be on the chopping block with Mitt, but he’s still topping our list.

Stephen R. Brown- Show up as Stephen R. Brown to your next party, and who knows, maybe he’ll even make a weird video of it…

Lady Gaga- This is possibly the easiest Halloween costume in existence. You really can do anything with this one: don’t wear pants, do wear meat, go blonde, go brunette, go anything really… except normal.

Ryan Lochte- Dig out your Speedo, pop in some grills, and look beautiful.

 

Bringin’ it Back Oh, nostalgia. We love you so much. Here are some costume ideas that’ll take you back to the good ol’ days:

The Cast of Friends- Everybody’s favorite 90’s television show, and everybody’s favorite costume. (We also highly encourage Seinfeld and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.)

Disney Characters- Oh yeah. We see you rocking that Little Mermaid costume.

The Clintons- It’s not a Hoya Halloween until someone’s dressed like our favorite alum Slick Willy and the gang. Believe us, this costume will take you back to the days of budget surpluses…

Childhood Toys- Remember Furby? Trolls dolls? Cabbage Patch Kids? Chia Pets? Mmhm… We do too.

 

Regardless of what you choose for a costume, remember to go all out and rock your look. Halloween only comes once a year, so make sure to go big, go skanky, or go home. Happy Halloween, Hoyas!

 

Photo Credits: John HartEstate, Heave Media, Stapleton Exchange