College is a time of great uncertainty. Everyday, we ask ourselves: “What will I do with my life?” “Who will I be when I grow up?” “Why did I decide to major in English?”
We know these questions might seem scary, but 4E is here to help you procrastinate writing that essay for another five minutes discover who you really are. Take this quiz, and finally find an answer to the timeless question:
Ahh, senior year is finally here! While for many this involves dreaded words like “employment” and “graduation,” there is a very easy way to forget all of this: The Tombs. From the great deals on draft, to its charming atmosphere, there’s no question why The Tombs is one of Georgetown students’ favorite places to share stories pitchers.
However, only the the most successful of seniors really knows ~everything~ there is to know about this restaurant. Do you have what it takes to be crowned a trivia master? Check out 4E’s latest quiz to determine whether you’ve forgotten everything from your late nights at our favorite spot, or you’ve got a memory strong enough to power you through one last year of cramming for your last history requirement you somehow pushed off until senior year:
Freshman year of college is like the first episode of New Girl or the sex-ed class in 5th grade- awkward. But it’s okay because you’re a freshman and you get to embrace this identity throughout all of those moments that make you cringe, want to dive into some water, put a bag over your head, etc. When you’re a sophomore it’s still pretty awkward and you have less of an excuse to embrace it (but you of course do anyway). Have no fear though because by the time you’re a senior, well you know what they say: it’s only awkward if you make it awkward. And well, you still probably are.
4E is ripe with a haul of self-proclaimed awkward experts. Had an awkward moment? It’s most likely that we’ve been there, and back, too many times. So for those times when you’re torn between hiding under the covers or breaking free out into the world, we’re here to push you toward the latter! Let us now walk you through a few scenarios and some strategies for conquering them.
1. First, the classic name game. You’ve met 1,000 people this year and you’ve remembered about 6 of their names. When the moment arises that you forget someone’s name, you can…
Proceed to cough various names in hopes that one will trigger their attention.
Find a reason to clarify the spelling.
Call them pal, Jack, Caroline, or Sarah, you have a 40% chance of being correct.
2. Next, you are walking behind someone that totally looks like that person that’s in that group with you. They’ve got the same hairstyle, cool shoes, and the same build. Rather than awkwardly walking directly behind them to class you jump ahead and start talking. But then you realize it’s not the person whom you thought it was. You can…
Continue to talk to them as if they were that person and imply that it is them not you who is crazy.
Introduce yourself and invite them to coffee because this could be the making of a
perfectly awkward friendship.
Pretend you were talking to the imaginary person behind them.
3. A friend asks you on a date. You had just settled in for the night, aka you only have a t-shirt and underwear on and you hear a knock at your door, “So, I was wondering if you would want to get dinner later this week?” You can…
Shut the door in their face, go to bed, and apologize in the morning you thought you were having a nightmare.
Say yes, but call it a “friendly dinner” and continue to emphasize how excited you are for the “friendly dinner” all week.
Pretend you no longer speak English, and mistakenly thought they asked if you had any extra socks. Proceed to hand them socks.
4. An actual date. Let’s say it was coffee. Here we shall focus on the goodbye. You just departed Saxbys and are heading in the opposite direction of your date. You can…
Keep as much distance as possible so that by the time they go in for a move you are
halfway up O Street.
Go in for the handshake. Bold. Sends a message that you’re serious.
The usual, “Let’s do this again sometime,” followed by the expected response of a nod
of the head and one resounding “Yeah, totally, for sure.” (*thanks but no thanks).
5. Your professor overhears saying something you would rather them have not heard.This could be anything from the Saturday night that you wish to never relive, to how you haven’t done in the reading all semester. It’s all awkward. You can…
Go to office hours, kneel on the floor, and plead your apology.
Act like you were acting out someone else’s life and proceed to talk about all of the
studying you did this weekend.
Wallow in your embarrassment and never go to that class again.
6. Alas, the person you’ve been seeing asks ‘what you guys are.’ You can…
This article isn’t about which GU bathrooms are the best (Regents) and which are the worst (Reiss), but about the treasures you find inside them: the Stall Seat Journal. Not to be confused with the Wall Street Journal, which is often also read in the bathroom, the Stall Seat Journal (SSJ) is filled with nuggets of knowledge and common sense for Georgetown students.
Freaked out about the flu and need some tips? Desperate to hear some #hoyarealtalk? Hiding from you ex in Lau 3 and need something to read while locking yourself up in the bathroom stall? SSJ has got you covered.
An avid SSJ fan, this reporter went undercover to investigate the old Stall Seat Journal archives, which are located behind the new edition of the SSJ because nobody actually throws them out.
Test your knowledge of advice given by the Stall Seat Journal with this quiz. One of the answers is a real piece of advice given from the Stall Seat Journal, the rest are made up by your friendly neighborhood SWUG who has not left her house for 29 hours.
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.
While many Georgetown students will humbly proudly tell you about their GPA, extracurricular involvements and internship prospects, they will fail to relay the information that really matters: how up to date they are on the gossip about the administration. A 4.0 may not predict success on this 4E quiz, which is said to test even the most Georgetown-obsessed person.
If you’re up-to-date on your Georgetown email account and know what’s up on the Hilltop, see how you fare:
It’s that time of year again! With all the primaries and campaigning going on around the country, election season is in full swing. For the political fanatics, it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.
Many questions are asked about each candidate in order to see who is most fit for office. Topics ranging from foreign policy to health care come up in the famed debates that Georgetown students faithfully watch (and argue about) in the HFSC. While some students tear each other apart on subjects, the rest of us just sit here like:
Fortunately, we at 4E know what the people want. On that note, we are going to combine all those “important” questions by playing a simple game: WOULD YOU RATHER?. This will give you an idea of the candidates with whom you identify most closely, and thus can help you decide whom you should vote for in November. Note: this quiz does include candidates who have failed miserably dropped out of the race.
Sure, the words “studying abroad” bring up other fearsome ideas, like “applications,” “language requirements” and “expensive,” but in reality, many Hoyas will say that the experience is once-in-a-lifetime and life-changing. In reality, one of your biggest challenges, though, will be deciding where to spend your time overseas. Take this 4E quiz to figure out (with 100% certainty, of course), what country or region is best suited for you: