If you have Facebook, you are probably familiar with the group “Subtle Asian Traits” or “Subtle White People Traits.” Here is the newest and only edition of “Subtle Georgetown Traits,” aimed to demonstrate all our ~peculiarities~ and ~quirks~ here on the Hilltop. Feel free to show this post to your friends who ask you “Georgetown? Is that the same was George Washington?” or “Oh, Georgetown in Kentucky?”
1. Having to apply to a club devoted to eating
Note: I got rejected. I guess I don’t eat the right food.
2. Thinking it’s cool to talk about SAT scores at a party
To freshmen: You all got into Georgetown. Why does it matter if you got a 1550 and Brittany over here got in with a 1200? Please just do what the rest of us are doing and get so drunk that all you’re thinking about is food.
3. Sending hundreds of emails about burglaries on campus but insisting on hiring student guards instead of professionals
The only thing that floods my inbox more than the GU bookstore emails (GET YOUR TEXTBOOKS TODAY!) is HOYAlert. I’ve been to other college campuses before, all of which hire police officers and security guards. Meanwhile, here on the Hilltop, our strongest defender is a 6’2″ MSBro just trying to make $14.
4. Considering a plain tortilla with some heated cheese a “gourmet tradition”
Don’t get me wrong. I love Epi quesadillas. But we’re out here paying over $70k to flex about quesadillas and Chicken Tenders on Thursdays.
5. Being in the minority for not having a Goyard bag or Gucci belt
People who don’t succumb to the temptations of luxury brands are like those who still didn’t watch Game of Thrones after all the memes and posts online.
6. Giving your resume to Hasan Minhaj
To whoever did this: What did you gain?
7. Competing to see who has the most midterms this week
This one is always the definition of “weird flex but ok.” Chad, I’m sorry you have to stay up all night to complete four group projects and presentations. That doesn’t change the fact that I still have to study for my exams.
8. Hosting a 2.5 hour long chef battle to make up for the fact that there was a dead fly in your salad
In all fairness, it was an intense battle. “Chopped” is quaking.
9. Paying $2.6 million to have your kid live in a flooded VCE
No explanation needed.
10. The most diverse part of Georgetown is the workers at Leo’s
As GUSA candidates always say, “Diversity and Inclusivity!”
All jokes aside, we at 4E absolutely love Georgetown. We have our ups and our downs, but even the brutalist architecture of Lau represents home to us.