Georgetown Day Fails

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It’s that time of year again, Georgetown Day! 4E asked a few of our non-Freshman bloggers about their worst best Georgetown Day moments.

*Note: All the names in these stories have been removed. There is no way to figure out who everyone is.*

Contributor #1: “On Georgetown Day last year I kept getting the phrase “hooked up” confused with “hung out” for some reason. So, when I wanted to tell all my friends about how I had just hung out with someone I, mistakenly, told them I had hooked up with him. Fortunately they knew this wasn’t true because they had been with me the entire time (yeah, not sure why I was explaining this to them if they were there, #drunk), so they tried to get me to stop saying that. I got annoyed and obviously assumed they weren’t listening to anything I was saying so I just started yelling “BUT I JUST HOOKED UP WITH   (name redacted)  !” repeatedly outside of Lau. This person also happens to be in a Frat on campus, and one of his brothers also just happened to walk by while I was screaming this and witnessed the entire thing. I’m sure if I could actually remember any of this then I’d be embarrassed. But yeah, this is my confession.”

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Contributor #2: “Freshman year I had a Spanish oral at 11 a.m., so I decided to do a champagne brunch before then. However, this caused me to get super nervous, freak out before my final and go crazy in the ICC. Afterwards I was so scared I wasn’t drunk enough that I pregamed insanely hard and was #blackout by the time I got to the lawn. I remember very little from my time on the lawn. The only thing I do remember is screaming ‘Scotty doesn’t know’ at a super high volume before retreating to my 5 hour nap. Nothing was the same after that.”

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Contributor #3: “Like any good Hoya on her first Georgetown day I woke up at 7:30 a.m., excited to start the day. I proceeded to take a couple of shots before trying to cook breakfast – needless to say my ‘fried’ eggs were so poorly cooked I’m surprised they didn’t give me salmonella. Then I went to a classic ‘toasts to toast’ Georgetown Day party, during which I proceeded to finish off a bottle of André by myself, before moving on to more shots. Despite my roommate’s best efforts to force a bagel down my throat and sober me up a bit, I blacked out around 10:30 a.m. I woke up on a couch, my head in a trashcan, with my roommate and the senior boys who lived there looking down at me. I spent the rest of the day in my bed, alternating between passing out and dry heaving. I missed all of the Georgetown day activities, and obviously all of my classes. Total rookie move. Don’t be like me – eat a good breakfast and pace yourself or pay the price!” 

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Don’t make the same mistakes as these Georgetown Day veterans. Good luck and be sure to document all of it on social media.

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Jesuit-Founded Dog Tag Bakery Debuts

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As we settle down at home for the holidays, some of you may be looking for a Hoya-themed holiday feel-good story. How about a bakery-slash-academic class, operated by military veterans and co-founded by a Jesuit from Georgetown? Earlier this month, on Dec. 6, the Dog Tag Bakery had its grand opening at 3206 Grace St. NW.

This nonprofit runs as a six-month-long training program hiring returning veterans in a fellowship. The fellowship consists of coursework at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies – earning a certificate in business administration – while running the bakery storefront. Co-founded by Connie Milstein and Georgetown’s own Father Rick Curry, S.J., the first class of Dog Tag Bakery fellows consisted of seven veterans, a small percentage of the whopping 117 applicants.

A special feature of the fellowship, for those who may not be familiar with Father Curry’s interest in theater, is a special communications class, which involves public speaking training in a performance setting.

So when you’re back on campus and get a craving for banana bread or other baked treats (vegan and gluten-free items included!), head to Grace St. Because if Dog Tag Bakery isn’t a shining example of Georgetown’s Jesuit ideals, what is?

Check out the more information about Dog Tag Bakery, including the menu, here.

Thanks to D.C. Eater and the Washington Post for the info!

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Concert for Valor Playlist

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The Concert for Valor is this Tuesday at 7 p.m. and it’s FREE. The National Mall will undoubtedly be packed with thousands of fans screaming for such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Jessie J, Rihanna, Zac Brown Band and The Black Keys.

I could make a top 10 playlist for each of these phenomenal bands and singers, but here are a few songs to get you started as you prepare for the music event of the semester:

Price Tag – Jessie J 
This song was featured on Pitch Perfect, so it’s an automatic classic.

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
This 2005 song is a huge throwback that evokes memories of campfires, sleepovers, field trips, cool beer, good friends and an antiquated machine called a “radio.” It also features a shout out to veterans.

Little Black Submarines – The Black Keys 
This song is perfect for everything: pump up playlist, car ride, wake up, sing-along. It is the most versatile and most auditor-aly pleasing song on earth.

The Monster – Eminem and Rihanna
This powerhouse duo absolutely slayed on the Monster Tour, so it would be a sin for them not to perform together on Tuesday night.

Enter Sandman – Metallica 
This song kind of creeps me out but will be unreal if they perform it Tuesday night.

Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen
This might be the one sure-thing song that might actually be about Veterans. The lyrics are pretty sad but luckily the chorus is a blast to sing along with.

Love the Way You Lie – Eminem and Rihanna 
They’re both going to be there so why not? Rihanna’s duet with Eminem will be almost as good as the one with Shy Ronnie on “SNL.”

Spotlight – Jennifer Hudson 
She’s such a babe and this song is great.

Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood 
This was everyone’s favorite break up song when we were eight, and now that many of us have experienced real break-ups the lyrics are even more fun to belt out in public.

Best of You – Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl)
For those of you who are not familiar with rock culture, Dave Grohl was the drummer of Nirvana before he became the lead singer for the Foo Fighters. So this song is a definite jam.

Because Tuesday is a holiday many people will not have work or school, so the National Mall will probably be packed by the 7 p.m. start time. We recommend arriving early. Learn more about the concert here. Happy Veterans Day and enjoy the music!