The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Yik Yak Contest

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There is nothing college students love more than finding new ways to procrastinate and getting free stuff. With that premise in mind, Yik Yak is holding a contest at Georgetown for students to win #free #swag. Yes, we said free!

All you have to do is:

  1. Find Yik Yak stickers around campus
  2. Tweet or Instagram them with the hashtag #SpotTheYak

AND THEN: Win Yik Yak-related prizes that give Yik Yak free advertising and give you #ultimatestreetcred.

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The contest opened at midnight today and will run until Friday (Feb. 6) at 11:59 pm. Check out the Facebook event here for details on all the prizes.

While using Yik Yak usually gives you intangible illusions of popularity and gratification via anonymous strangers, you can now receive actual, tangible rewards through your association with the app, including t-shirts, baseball caps and beer koozies (to hold your water bottles, obviously).

So take a break from passive aggressively posting about your roommate and constantly asking strangers whether you should tell that boy you like him, and go out and #SpotTheYak.

Photos/Gifs: Tumblr.com; dailydot.com

Punt, Pass, and Pizza

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Attention all pizza enthusiasts, this Super Bowl Sunday, Leo’s is offering you one large pepperoni or cheese pizza for one meal swipe!

That’s right, according to @gtowndining, you can get a whole pizza for one of those meal swipes you’ve been needing to use up. In addition to this great deal is the opportunity to win an iPad mini. If you find a golden ticket in your pizza box, you win! (Note: only one golden ticket will be given out.)

So here is how it works:

First, you must email [email protected] by Jan. 28 at 8 p.m.

In the email, include your choice of cheese or pepperoni and your 16 digit GoCard ID (located on the back of your GoCard, obvi).

Next, pick up your pizza at Leo’s on Feb. 1 between 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (carry out only).

Don’t miss out on this amazing, cheesy opportunity!

It’s love at first sight!

Photos/Gif:giphy.com, ispot.tv

Let’s Play the Name Game: GU Medical Marketplace

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Earlier today 4E received a special notice via our 2nd favorite social media, Twitter, from the fabulous people at Georgetown Dining.

Here is the 411:

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 1.13.28 PMBasically Georgetown is opening a new food option in the medical center, which for those of you who do medicine things will be so clutch. Even better, they are recruiting the voice of the people, aka Georgetown’s online blogs, to help name the newest edition to the food family.

In response I would just like to say, Georgetown Dining: challenge accepted.

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As a connoisseur of weird phrases and names, I obviously took a stab at this.

The Medicine Cabinet

Doctors R Us

The Prep Room

Think you can do better? Tweet your ideas at @Gtowndining with the #hashtag #GUMCNameGame. If your name is good enough, you could win $150 in store prizes.

Are you interested yet?
Are you interested yet?

Who knows, you could one day be able to brag that you named the place that feeds all the amazing Georgetown doctors. #famous

Photos/Gifs: tumblr.com, concept-w.com

 

The GUSA Video Takeover

GUSA Campaign VideoGUSA campaigns. They’re unavoidable. Strangers keep interrupting your “House of Cards” binge (rude!) to tell you about their candidates’ platform. Red Square is lined with gargantuan posters and now your Facebook timeline is incredibly confusing because all of your friends have campaign logos as their profile pics. Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wives, but it doesn’t matter because these GUSA campaigns will find you.

As the loyal and hilarious “Top Site” in your web browser, 4E has decided to keep you informed about the GUSA campaigns that have been infiltrating your Georgetown existence for the past few days. But mostly we’re just interested in the same stuff you are, so here are this year’s GUSA campaign videos:

The Candidates

Zachary Singer (SFS ’15) & Dan Silkman (COL ’15)

The Video

As the unbiased writer of an article called “Six Degrees of Beyoncé,” I believe the song choice was ***Flawless. Zach and Dan had a lot of hip action going on. Like, a LOT. I respect this. They committed and brought out their inner divas. While I can tell that dancing isn’t necessarily their strong suit (again, lots of hip action), they’re not auditioning for “America’s Best Dance Crew” so A+++ for effort. The choreographed dance scenes had a very “We’re All in This Together” vibe to them, and I was about it. This video, combined with the pictures from their website, only further confirms my theory that this campaign is a publicity stunt for a new NBC sitcom called “A Political Bromance: The Zach and Dan Story.” I’d watch it.

The Candidates

Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15)  & Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15)

The Video

Staying in the realm of musical campaign ads, Trevor & Omika want to let us know that they’re “Happy” with a capital “H,” all while giving a nod to the massive hat Pharrell decided to wear to the Grammys. Their platform just makes Georgetown students all over the world want to get up and dance like nobody’s watching, even though the people in the background are totally watching. Their dance moves might just give Zach and Dan a run for their money (just look at their hip action). Instead of a debate or a town hall meeting, it appears a dance-off would be a better use of the public’s time.

Lastly, let’s just talk about “Tromika” for a minute. (Backstory: Trevor + Omika = Tromika). It’s very celebrity couple of them, and as an avid reader of People magazine I support this. First came Brangelina and their football team-sized, jet setting, multicultural family. Then the world plagued us with KimYe (Refer to Kanye West’s “Bound 2” music video for proof). What will Tromika bring us? The answer remains to be seen, but we’re sure it will be something “Happy.”

The Candidates

Thomas Lloyd (SFS ’15) & Jimmy Ramirez (COL ’15)

The Video

This video made me believe in love and honest communication. “I remember looking at you, and just seeing you sweat, and hit on every single girl in the program.” So honest and also weirdly endearing. Excellent song choice that reminds me of “The Parent Trap”? Check. Pun based on our outdated, early 2000s AOL designed, roommate-pairing/dating site? Check. Witty banter and phenomenal comedic timing? Check. Thomas and Jimmy have the group dynamic of two policemen in a buddy cop comedic movie a la “The Other Guys” and we can’t wait to see more videos from them!

The Candidates

Ben Weiss (COL ’15) & Sam Greco (COL ’15)

The Video

These guys won’t interrupt your “House of Cards” marathoning. They get it. Short and to the point. They’re no Frank Underwoods (thank goodness!), but they plan to get the job done. Also, in accordance with their video, they’re not unreasonably physically fit, so every Joe and Jane Hoya should feel free to challenge them to an act of physical fitness. Perhaps a dance-off? It’s almost as if this is a reoccurring theme or something.

Now it’s time to vote. Well, it’s time to vote on what’s important: the videos. Which was your favorite? We’d also like to suggest a dance-off. Just be forewarned candidates, 4E will also participate and we will be victorious.

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Georgetown-Themed Pickup Lines

Georgetown Pickup LinesLove is in the air on the Hilltop! As it happens every year, February is bringing out the hormone craziness in Georgetown student population.

We here at 4E know it’s a fact that nothing says Valentine’s Day more than cheesy pickup lines. And we happen to kill the pickup game because we’re sooooo witty.

So because of this reality, 4E is (currently) holding a Valentine’s Day competition for 5 pairs of tickets to a hilarious comedy show in D.C. on Valentine’s Day (featuring Nema Williams and Ed Blaze with special guest HOPE FLOOD). It is bound to be legen – wait for it – dary.

How do you win these free tickets? Glad you asked: All you have to do to get your name in the running is tweet to @thehoya4E with your best (and hottest) pickup lines! From these we will determine the best lines and the winners will be rewarded with these amazing tickets! You can find all of the instructions here.

Comedy and love, or just comedy and not love — whatever your fancy is, you will have an amazing time. Laughter cures all wounds, right?

To get you in the mood for the competition (and romance?), here are 4E’s Georgetown-themed pickup lines:

Girl, you’re like Wisey’s because every time I’m with you it’s madness.

I wish we could go back to NSO, ’cause girl I want to break the ice with you.

The only thing I’m checking out at Lau is you.

Do you work in Vittles? Because I think you’re Vital to my happiness.

Let’s be men and women for each other.

I’m an RHO employee; What size is your package?

You’re like Jack the Bulldog; I really wanna take a walk with you.

Somebody call GERMS, cause it’s unhealthy for you to look that good.

Girl, you’re like Chicken Finger Thursdays; I’d wait all week for you.

Let’s be like the cups in Leo’s and stick together.

Your eyes are like the ICC, I get lost in them all the time.

Are you in the SFS? Because I wanna map your modern world. 

Try them on your floor, that person you like or even me … whomever! Think you can do better? Tweet at us and enter for a chance to win! Oh, and make sure you feel the love, Hoyas.

Gifs: Tumblr

Help Georgetown Unlock a Free Week of UberX!

UberPPTDo you feel the need to hibernate in your room all day long because this winter is way too much to handle? Do you refuse to walk anywhere outside the gates because the half hour you spent last week at Yates was already enough?

Well, even though staying bundled up under your covers watching Netflix seems like the perfect of perfect days, D.C. has too many things to offer. UberX has the perfect solution for all of your first world problems!

Uber is an mobile phone app that allows you to request a car, which will pick you up wherever you are, without having to wait or walk in the cold. Because Hoyas are so cool, Uber is offering the entire Georgetown community one free week of UberX if at least 1,500 people sign up for Uber using the Georgetown-only promo code: DCuberXtraCredit3.

We have from right now – yes, sign up NOW – until Feb. 11 to achieve our goal, so go tell every person you know to sign up for Uber. Tell your teachers, tell your friends, tell Jack the Bulldog. Since I know you’re probably as broke as I am, you probably want to save up a little something for Spring Break, so a free week of UberX would certainly come in handy.

To recap, all you have to do is the following:

1. Go to the App store and download Uber
2. Sign up using the Promo Code: DCuberXtraCredit3
3. Procrastinate your studies for at least an hour while you announce publicly why everyone should sign up too
4. Hibernate in your room watching Netflix until Uber unlocks a free UberX week for Georgetown
5. Explore everything D.C. has to offer FOR FREE. (My suggestions: Busboys and Poets on U Street, and Madam’s Organ in Adams Morgan.)

Well, what are you waiting for? Start downloading and let’s get some free UberX!

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Valentine’s Day Contest: WIN FREE STUFF!

UntitledLove to laugh? Like to love? This year we are giving away FIVE pairs of tickets to a hot comedy show on Valentine’s Day so you and your special someone (and maybe your third wheel) can have a steamy, romantic evening watching each other laugh so hard you choke on your sparkling apple cider.

The tickets are for a Feb. 14 show that will be held at The Arc Theater and features D.C. comedians Nema Williams and Ed Blaze alongside special guest HOPE FLOOD. Oh, did we mention that we’re giving away these tickets FOR FREE?

All you have to do to win is tweet the sauciest pickup lines possible to @thehoya4E. (Keep ’em clean, though.) The 4E staff will then try them out on unsuspecting bachelors/bachelorettes to determine our favorites, and then we’ll announce our contest winners who will be off to a night of laughter, footsies and projectile soup. Don’t forget your bib!

To get your wheels spinning, we’ve provided two of our favorite pickup lines for inspiration. May the love be ever in your favor:

1. Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?

2. Do you like pepperoni? Cause I want a pizza dat.

See? This is why you guys get to make up the pickup lines and we’re the ones giving you free comedy show tickets. Get those creative Cupid juices flowing, kids.

Photo: pure-adventures.com

Free Tickets to Taylor Swift!

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I’m not kidding.

Starting tomorrow, May 9, 2013, Diet Coke will begin it’s “Silver Ticket” scavenger hunt, giving 8 Washington D.C. area residents a chance to win free tickets to Taylor Swift’s sold-out RED Tour concert on May 11 at the Verizon Center.

Want to get free seats at T-Swift’s Verizon Center Show? Here’s how it can happen:

Diet Coke will be releasing a series of “Swift-inspired” scavenger hunt clues on its Twitter, @DietCoke, beginning at 8am tomorrow morning! The @DietCoke clues will ultimately lead Swift fans to a secret “Silver Ticket” location in the D.C. area. The first eight fans (who are 18 and older) to reach the secret “Silver Ticket” location will receive two passes to Taylor’s May 11 Concert at the Verizon Center.

D.C. is one of several cities that Diet Coke has chosen to launch their “Silver Ticket” sweepstakes in partnership with Taylor Swift. Swift was recently chosen as a centerpiece in Diet Coke’s Stay Extraordinary campaign, on which she will serve as a brand ambassador for numerous initiatives and ad campaigns.

So what are you waiting for, Hoyas? Forget finals, put down your cup of coffee and forget your struggles! Who wouldn’t want free tickets, especially for something like this:

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Caption Contest: Happy Birthday, Jack!

In honor of one of our favorite pooch’s birthday, we’re holding a little caption contest! Send your quips into [email protected] and you could be featured here on 4E!

Happy 10th, Jack! Or 53rd according to this handy website… Either way, you’re still looking as beautiful as ever, which is evidenced by this shot from your party earlier today.

IMG_1921Caption away, Hoyas!

Photo: Alexander Brown/The Hoya