Pokémon Go: Georgetown Edition

Pokemon Go

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent most of your summer outdoors since the release of Pokémon Go. Pokémania has swept through the nation, including the Hilltop. Besides the obvious (and painful) sunburn I’ve acquired, I have managed to catch a fair amount of Pokémon over the summer. Campus is a great place to go ~pokéhunting~, and as an avid Pokémon player since 2001, I feel qualified enough to be 4E’s best “poké-safari” leader, and thus present to you the best places to catch Pokémon on campus:


Leo’s: Other than the hungry hoards of Georgetown students, you can find some cool Pokémon here. Legend has it if you remain in Leo’s for all three meals, at late night, the super powerful Alakazam will appear (already equipped with spoons).


However, most of the time you will only find a Rattata scurrying near the plate return.


New South: You will find hoards and hoards of Pidgey. They will be packed into one of the rooms, from head to toe. Just Pidgeys. Take caution while searching, as the Pidgeys stuff the dorm rooms entirely so that the oxygen is mostly replaced by sweat. Upon opening the door, they may tumble out all at once. However, it has been passed down through the years of New South residents that a super-powered Pidgeot will make itself known to only the most worthy pregame host. Those pregame hosts that try and fail will only be left with a dirty room, empties, and of course, a hoard of Pidgeys.

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St. Mary’s: Home to the School of Nursing and Health Studies, you may be lucky enough to find a super rare Chansey.


Real af pokémasters know to continue into the mysterious St. Mary’s and climb to the top. Once deep inside the Computer Science department, one may make a sacrifice to the UIS Gods by lighting a UIS business card on fire – after which a Porygon is said to appear.200-1

McDonough School of Business: Go into the Rafik B. Hariri Building, climb to the fourth floor and enter into the Fisher Colloquium. You will find an abundance of Meowths. MSBros have been using the valuable coins on their heads for years, trading them on the stock market and using them for leverage on the investment banking recruiting cycle. Only you can save Meowth from the MSBros.


Epi: You can find a Snorlax by the buffet sections, but only around 4:30 a.m. on the weekends. Therefore, Snorlax is only obtainable by the most dedicated and worthy Hoyas out there.

Gaston Hall: And finally, A Jynx can be found during late nights rehearsing on the stage of Gaston Hall. Rumor has it is that Jynx was rejected from every a cappella group on campus. Her wails can be heard from Dahlgren Chapel.


Happy hunting fellow trainers – as most of the time spent Pokéhunting on the Hilltop, you’ll just find Weedle.


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Attack Of The Doors: Part II

Banner - Bad DoorsI am about to write about something very important to me, something that should also be very important to you. I am giving the people what they want: another article about doors.

1. Leo’s Doors: WHY are they so hard to open? Sometimes, I am absolutely starving. All I want is my chipotle mayo from the panini press. Why do these horrible doors stand in my way? Maybe, there is someone else, going through the right set of doors, racing to the one swiper on duty. I’m hungry, I need to be there first, but I am milliseconds behind because of the doors on the left.

2. Reiss Doors: There is nothing inherently wrong with the doors themselves. However, it is not a double set of doors. Going into my giant philosophy lecture, standing in the Reiss foyer, I expect warmth and shelter. Instead, I find myself needing a Canada Goose, as, after all, they are made for the arctic tundra.

3. HFSC Doors: There is no rhyme or reason to these doors. Some days, you can use these doors for a shortcut through the student center. Other days, they are locked. There is no pattern. All it leads to is me looking dumb.

4. Business School Doors: Leaving the undergraduate commons, there is a handy exit leading outside. However, there is no contraption at the top to close the door after opening. Why? Must I slam this door? Sometimes people forget to close it, letting in the cold air. Now I have to get up out of my seat and close it myself. What is this heresy?


However, I don’t hate all doors on campus. I can do more than just complain. The Walsh doors, the ones that open automatically, are my absolute favorites.


Photos/Gifs: noblegroupwindows.com, dailydot.com, tumblr.com

Quiz: Do You Recognize Georgetown’s Buildings?

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With all of the construction around campus, it’s nearly impossible to know exactly what campus looks like at any given point. See how Georgetown has changed over the years and see if you can still recognize parts of campus in this super ~fun~ quiz.

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A Menace to Campus: Deadly Doors

Banner - Deadly DoorsBetween Sellinger Lounge and Regents lies one of the most trying obstacles on Georgetown’s campus:

One may be strutting briskly from UG, Pygmalion in hand, wearing his new Canada Goose jacket, when he realizes Einsteins is about to close. He begins to rush, but, instead of flying through the doors, he is stopped with a thud and spills his drink all over his new fur lined jacket. Good thing it was only 50˚ outside.

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Another student may find herself late to class. She tries to run through, only to smack flat into the doors, falling and spilling her books across the floor. She forgets to pick up her final paper, which counts for 95% of her grade, and subsequently fails the class.

And just after, another girl, lost in thought about the next Brown House rager, forgets which way the doors open and smacks her head. Unfortunately, she is too concussed to go to Brown House that weekend.


All of these completely ~plausible~ stories have one thing in common: the doors that separate Regents and Sellinger Lounge. If you sit and watch, you will see many people try and fail to pass through the threshold. While it’s entertaining for the observer, someone could break a nose or even die from blunt force trauma from these evil doors.

These doors are public enemy number one on campus. Forget the everlasting puddle on the Lau steps, these doors wreak havoc on the Georgetown community and must be stopped. How about a sign? All it would have to say is “push” or “pull.” Is that so hard? I may even write one up in 72 point bolded comic sans font and tape it there. This is really an easy fix.


But these are not the only doors on campus that are ridiculously engineered. Why do these doors exit from the outside? This is just not how this works?


I, therefore, propose a complete ban on doors at Georgetown University and will not open any doors until my demands are met. Join me students of Georgetown in fighting the issues that really matter.

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