Holiday Decoration Ideas for Your Dorm

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about decorations for the dorm. While the following few weeks, especially the final stretch between Thanksgiving break and winter break, can be tough to get through, these holiday dorm ideas are sure to brighten up the room and your mood.

If you’re looking for a festive way to brighten the room and atmosphere outside for passersby, window ornaments are definitely the way to go. Just attach ribbon to a cheap ornament and adhere to the ceiling — you’re ready to go!

Can’t fit a Christmas tree into the room? No problem. Just take any string of lights and form them into the shape of a tree — voila! These lights — and any other decorations you want to add) will surely warm the room.

Limited space on the walls? No worries — there are other options for decorating. Get out a pair of scissors and paper and dress up your minifridge.

It’s not the holiday season without door decorations! Forget wrapping presents; it’s time to wrap the door for a cheery touch in the hallway.

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The 4 Looks You’ll See This Halloween Season

Spooky season is upon us, and with it comes the return of some of our favorite looks as well as looks that are … well, quite memorable, to say the least. Below are four looks you’ll be sure to see this Halloween season, as well as a few thoughts regarding these types of costumes.

#1 Angel and devil

If you’re out and about Halloweekend, you’ll be sure to encounter our first type of costume: the angel/devil duo. Just throw on a white skirt or red bustier and you’re ready to go. Whether you go to the Friends of Rigby Halloween bash or a sweaty Henle, you’ll be sure to see way more than your share of angels and devils.

#2 You’re not quite sure what they’re supposed to be

They’re wearing a black outfit and a yellow wig — are they supposed to be a yellow M&M? Is this costume supposed to be a rendition of Violet from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”? Asking them can only end in two ways: either you offend them, or you risk looking uncultured once they point out the character they’re supposed to be.

#3 The one using Halloween to live out their cosplay fantasy

Don’t get me wrong — everyone loves to dress up like their favorite character on Halloween. There are those, however, who treat Halloween more like a cosplay event than a light-hearted holiday. Did they take four hours to complete their Harley Quinn makeup to absolute perfection, or have they been doing it for awhile?

#4 The Sexy *Anything* 

There’s no doubt that we all enjoy taking advantage of the ~ creative ~ liberties Halloween provides us with. It’s a time you’re free to do your hair and makeup however you wish, and it’s also the time to show as much or little skin as you desire. Pretty much anything has a “sexy” version of it marketed for Halloween.

The Four Dates You’ll Encounter This Date Party Season

With the fall comes the inevitability of sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes (shout out to my fellow basic girls), football season and, if you’re a Georgetown student who is still keen on having a Greek life experience, a date party is sure to be included. 

Whether you’re a lucky invitee or the one in the Greek organization, the promise of date party holds great magic and appeal (as long as you don’t find yourself yacking behind the bushes of the venue). Since you’ve probably encountered this group on your own anyway, here are the four dates you’ll come across during your date party experience.

#1 — The Indirect Date

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There’s no doubt that asking someone to your frat or sorority’s date party is nerve-wracking, but there’s nothing quite like the date that’s established indirectly. Maybe it was your best friend who orchestrated the set up, or maybe it was your friend’s friend’s friend who asked if you’d be interested in going together. Either way, all you know is that somehow you got roped into a date without the person even asking you directly or touching base with you about the fact that you’re going together in general. 

#2 — The “I thought we were just going as friends” Date

You’ve known them for a while, shared laughs and played a few good rounds of pong here and there. Thank God, you’ve been asked by a friend you actually don’t need to worry about having ulterior motives. Oh wait, they want to know if you’ll go back to Vil A with them? Welp — this night’s going to have a slightly awkward ending.

#3 — The Mystery Date

Who is this girl? Does she even go here?? You haven’t seen her, and your friends seem to have no clue who she is. You can tell she definitely doesn’t go to Georgetown— perhaps a girl from GW? Oh wait, she goes to American. That explains it. 

#4 — The One Who Had Way Too Much to Drink 

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The night has only begun, yet it seems like this date has been drinking for, well, a while now. Their hair is messy, outfit is ruffled, and their breath is … WOW. The champagne and shackles tradition will end one of two ways: the funniest thing you’ve ever seen or something you can’t unsee.