Emoji Dictionary

Guide to EmojisBy now it should be obvious that we love emojis. As we wait anxiously for the emoji update that promises hundreds of new emojiis, let’s make sure we’re taking advantage of the emojiis currently at our disposal. But first we have one question: tumblr_n6z1izqDbX1qk08n1o1_500 1. Flag This emoji seemed particularly necessary recently with the World Cup and summer traveling. Since communication apparently doesn’t slow down no matter what continent you’re on, these emojis can be used as a constant reminder that as you suffer through your unpaid internship or commuting from suburbia, your friends are having fun on vespas in Italy or bar hopping in Germany. Basically they are Lizzie McGuire in The Lizzie McGuire Movie and you are Gordo. emoji12. Flag + Soccer Ball A fun little twist on the Flag (see #1). For all you World Cup watchers, combine a flag with a soccer ball and you can pretend that you know something about soccer (football?) despite having no idea who Cristiano Ronaldo was three weeks ago (myself included). emoji2 3. The little chick with her hand up This is your basic bitch. It is probably the most fun emoji to send and the most annoying to receive. It’s like this little tiny lady is telling you that she is better than you. She holds more power in her left hand than you do in your whole body.emoji3 4. The single tear drop  This emoji is used when your friend has told you bad news and you want to express sympathy. Warning: this is only for when your friend has missed the bus or she has to spend the night in Lau. It would be an extremely inappropriate response to actual bad news. If your friend tells you horrible news, pick up the phone and call her instead of sending a little crying man.emoji4 5. Serious face + Gun  This combination is the best of way of saying “I hate everything and everyone, you may kill me now.”emoji5 6. Food  I always wonder about the taste of whoever created the food emojis because while it seems like there are many options to choose from, there are only a few that represent foods I eat often. I personally don’t ever crave flan enough to text about it, but to each their own.emoji6

How to Be a Georgetown Hustler

georgetownhustleWe’ve all seen the movie American Hustle. Well, maybe not all of us, but if you haven’t, you should get on that this Easter break. Anyway, don’t you want to be like Amy Adams and Georgetown alumnus Bradley Cooper? (I know I do.) It can be hard to get your American Hustle on while you’re in the midst of studying for those last few tests, but never fear, you can still be a Georgetown Hustler, which is just as great, if not better! How, you might ask? Just follow these few tips:

1. Steal three pieces of fruit from Leo’s. They tell you that you can only take two, so be daring and slip a third apple into your bag.

2. Bring uncovered drinks into Lau 3. You’re a rebel and no one can tell you what to do. Bonus points if you walk right past the circulation desk without being detected.

3. Use a friend’s GoCard to swipe into a building where yours doesn’t work. Trespassing in the dorms is so 007.

4. Buy a one-class Yates pass and use it for two classes. You can still be a hustler while you’re getting a workout.

5. Pretend you know a few brothers at one of the frats to get into party. Who do you know here? Uh, Matt, he’s a great guy! We’re best friends! You don’t need to be a freshman to hustle your way in the door.

6. Switch your meal plan at the last second to get extra flex dollars. Switch from the 14 to the 10 and you’ll get 50 more flex dollars — that’s like 10 Corp drinks (swag).

7. Step on the seal. You’re not scared by the superstition. You’re going to stomp on that seal, and then graduate with honors. (Just kidding. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.)

Okay, let’s be honest, you might not be the most badass student on campus, but it’s the small rebellions that get you through the day. You might not be able to wear low cut dresses like Amy Adams. You might not be able to rock the curlers like Bradley Cooper. But with these easy tips, you can still be a Georgetown Hustler.

Bradley Cooper Was (Possibly) Here

Bradley-Cooper-1920x1200Of the many Georgetown traditions held dear in Hoyas’ hearts, 4E has a special love for the partaking in the “I Found Bradley Cooper And Took a Picture With (Of) Him” game. A combination of a simple bird watching hike and the Hunger Games, the quest to find and photograph demands dedication, bravery and sharp eyes. Every time our lovable, Oscar-nominated alumnus shows his heart-melting smile on campus, the Georgetown community goes into a rabid frenzy, and here at 4E we do our best to steer the frantic masses with live updates of sightings. In honor of the fearless Bradley stalkers who so generously share their pictures and current locations despite risk to life and limb, we present the 4E Bradley Spotting Hall of Fame, complete with survivor testimony:

Billy and Bradley“I always take pictures with people who beat me in basketball, and when everyone started liking this one I figured it must be someone important. Turns out it was Matt Damon!”  – W. S. Millerbrad2

“Eighth time down M Street in search of Brad and what to my tired eyes should appear? There he was all along, looking so perfect it was as if he were photoshopped.”  – J. Walshhealy“It was a beautiful, sunny day. I walked onto campus and there he was! Bradley Cooper before my eyes! I quickly snapped a photo of him, and it turned out so well!” – S. W. Quad
Bradley1“It happened just like I had always dreamed it would: Out of the middle of a crowd, his piercing blue eyes met mine and that radiant smile made me feel larger than life.” – L. O’Donovan

2009 Armed Forces Inaugural Committee

“I was at the inauguration and there he was. I couldn’t see President Obama but I could see Bradley’s sparkling white teeth and mystical gaze!” – Joe B. Carroll

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“I was texting on the way to class and glanced up and saw that god of a man emerging from Leavey. Tried to sprint to him but a horde of freshmen trampled me. … I still got the picture though.” – S. Henleson Photo Feb 25, 9 11 41 PM “Saw some black cars outside Healy and remembered that Brad drove a black car in Limitless, so I’m pretty sure thats him in the second one. The windows are pretty tinted but if you squint you can see his flowing golden locks.” – V. C. Westfield

Keep your eyes peeled and cameras poised, fellow Cooper aficionados, and don’t hesitate to let us know when you next spot our elusive star (or someone in a baseball cap and glasses who vaguely resembles him). You never know when he’ll appear on campus!

Photos: hdw.eweb4.com, wikimedia, Courtesy Billy Bowers, Hollywood Reporter, Team Bradley Cooper, Kathleen McMahon for The Hoya

Fashion-Forward: Georgetown Without Eyebrows or Teeth

1979 Georgetown UniversityA new, interesting fashion trend is sweeping Georgetown as well-known Hoyas are losing the brows and donning toothless grins! Well, not really. But, with the help of some amateur (really, really amateur) Photoshopping, we can see if it’s working for any of these Hilltop Hotties. For all your viewing pleasure (read: displeasure), here’s Georgetown without eyebrows or teeth!

JTIII without eyebrows (or a mustache!)

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Otto Porter sans his pearly-whites

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Savannah Guthrie (LAW ’02) showing off those gums! So healthy and pink!

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Madeleine Albright plucked for fashion, too

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Bradley Cooper (COL ’97) goes topless without his upper row of chompers! Wow!

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Another trend-setter, John Carroll!

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Even The Hoya’s online editor, Lindsay Lee, is on top of this fad!

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So, Hoyas, who wore it best? Will this style be the new vogue? Who is next to don this up-to-the-minute style? 4E will be sure to keep you posted!

Photos: ESPN, sportsmancave.com, jesuits.georgetown.edu, mediabistro.com, huffingtonpost.com, georgetown.edu

Bradley and Oscar: A Match Made in Heaven?

OscarBradley Cooper has already been getting a lot of love here on 4E this week, but now he’s getting some from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Today, the Academy announced that Cooper was an Oscar nominee in the category of Best Supporting Actor!

Cooper (COL ’97) was nominated for his role in American Hustle, a film loosely based on an FBI investigation in the 1970s. This is his second straight year in which he is up for an Oscar; last year, he was nominated in the Best Actor category for his work in Silver Linings Playbook alongside actress Jennifer Lawrence. (Cooper will be working with Lawrence again in the upcoming film, Serena, directed by Susanne Bier.)

Other 2014 Best Supporting Actor nominees include Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave).

Best of luck, Bradley!

Photo: filmoa.com

Another Reason We Love Bradley Cooper

Bradley CooperToday, actors Michael Douglas and Jared Leto have come under criticism for their strange and possibly homophobic acceptance speeches during the Golden Globes award ceremony last night. Their comments came as a bit of a shock, considering both had been honored for playing prominent LGBT roles.

While accepting his Golden Globe, Douglas, who earned the prize for his portrayal of the piano icon Liberace in Behind the Candelabra, said, “Being the paranoid actor that I was, I thought maybe I was mincing a little bit in the part that I was doing.”

Leto also made some awkward statements during his acceptance speech. Referring to getting his body waxed to play a transgender woman named Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, he remarked, “I’m just fortunate it wasn’t a period piece so I didn’t have to do full Brazilian. Ladies, you know what I’m talking about; and so do some of you men, I think.”

When hearing Leto’s statement, many ceremony attendees let out a chuckle. Bradley Cooper (COL ’97), however, had a different reaction to the inconsiderate comment:

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Bradley is not impressed.

His reaction just gives us another reason to think Bradley Cooper is so awesome: He doesn’t like weird digs to the LGBT community.

To read the full story and see both Douglas’ and Leto’s full acceptance speeches, head over to Slate.com. To see more Bradley Cooper, watch him in American Hustle, which won last night’s Golden Globe for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Or, who knows, maybe you’ll even see him around campus…

Photo: JustJared.com; Gif: Slate.com via NBC

Acronyms We Wish Existed

AcronymsHere at GU, we love acronyms. It’s not uncommon to head off to the ICC from the MSB to meet your friend (who’s in the NHS), grab a cup of coffee at MUG and start talking about your OA from NSO who’s a GUAFSCU Member and loves GUGS. Okay, so that might be a bit of a strange occurrence, but it is nonetheless an accurate representation of Georgetown’s undying infatuation with abbreviations formed by word components. Here at The Fourth Edition, we’ve had our brushes with acronyms in the past, but now, we’ve put on our thinking caps once again to come up with a special list of Georgetown acronyms… that don’t exactly exist. Yet. Here are some acronyms we wish existed:

EW – (eating Wisey’s) Let’s face it. We’re all addicted to the savory flavors of Wisemiller’s Grocery & Deli. Imagine this conversation:

Hoya 1: “Hey bro, where are you?”

Hoya 2: “Oh, you know, just grabbing a Chicken Madness. EW!”

Hoya 1: “Aw, man! I’m so jealous. I’ve been craving a Hot Chick all week. I wish I was EW-ing right now!”

 

AIL – (Alone in Leo’s) That awkward moment when you don’t have anyone to lunch with so you’re stuck in the loner section downstairs by the windows. It accompanies one of my editor’s favorite pre-existing acronyms, SEAL (Senior Eating At Leo’s) A sample text conversation example of AIL-ing:

Hoya 1: “Hey what’s up?”

Hoya 2: “I’m failing everywhere right now. I’m a SEAL AIL.”

Hoya 1: “Haha. That stinks, but it happens to the best of us.”

 

LOL – (Living on Lau) Courtesy of Blog Editor, Lindsay Lee, LOL describes that tragic time that comes before that big Bio test, the day preceding your ITrade midterm and, of course, during Finals Week. Side effects of LOL-ing include laughing at cubicle puns and procrastinating on Lau 2. Used in context:

Hoya 1: “How are you?”

Hoya 2: “Ugh. Classic LOL.”

Hoya 1: “LOL!”

Hoya 2: “You’re here too?!”

Hoya 1: “No. Just laughing at your sadness.”

 

YSO – (Yates show off) Also provided by Lindsay Lee – Yeah, we see you, Mr. Bodybuilder*. We all know you can bench 210 and squat 250, so there’s no need to prove it as all the ladies walk by.

Hoya 1: “That guy keeps doing curls in front of the mirror every time girls walk by.”

Hoya 2: “What a YSO.”

*YSOs can also be ladies. Check out this common example with a female YSO:

Hoya 1: “I can’t believe that girl. She kept looking at me and running faster on the elliptical like we were racing!”

Hoya 2: “I know. She did that to me the other day. She’s such a YSO.”

 

ROB? – Rhino or Bandolero? A common conundrum that pops up on Thursday nights around 11:30 pm. Example:

Hoya 1: “Where should we go tonight? ROB?”

Hoya 2: “Let’s just stick with Tombs. Much classier.”

 

BAG! – Bradley’s at Georgetown! The expression screamed by thousands of girls when our favorite alum makes a surprise appearance. Por ejemplo:

Hoya 1: “Shut up. No way.”

Hoya 2: “What?”

Hoya 1: “BAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGG!” (Runs out of classroom screaming)

 

SANASuper athletic, non-athlete Used frequently by the bleditor (blog editor) to describe those who are genuinely athletic but who aren’t quite up to the demanding D1 standards of Georgetown. These people hate being classified as NARPs (non-athletic, regular person) so here’ a new term for them.

Hoya 1: “Who should we get for our intramural basketball team?”

Hoya 2: “definitely ask Joe, he’s such a SANA”

Hoya 1: “Okay, what about Jane? She’d probably be good too”

Hoya 2: “Nah man, she’s just a YSO” (see what we did there?)

 

How do you feel about our acronym choices? What would you add? Hit us up in the comments below and don’t forget to share all the AL (acronym love) on Facebook!

Photo: Etsy

 

MARCH MADNESS: Notable Alumni Round 1

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Welcome to the first installment of 4E’s March Madness: The Best of Georgetown. Our first matchup: Bradley Cooper vs. Patrick Ewing. (Scroll down below the poll to see the second matchup)

First off, how can you say no to this smile?

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But on the other hand, you can’t say no to this swag either…

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In their time on The Hilltop…

BCoops took the stage as Casanova and was also a member of the crew team

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While Ewing … well, of course, was on the courts being Patrick Ewing

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Bradley Cooper has starred in many popular movies, including The Hangover and Silver Linings Playbook

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BUT PATRICK EWING WAS IN SPACE JAM…

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Let’s look at the numbers, shall we?

Bradley Cooper has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, three People Choice Awards, three Teen Choice Awards, five MTV Movie Awards and two Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

Patrick Ewing was NBA Rookie of the Year (1986), All-NBA First Team (’90), All-NBA Second Team (’88, ’89, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’97); 11-time All-Star; named one of 50 greatest players in NBA history (’96); and a two-time Olympic gold medalist (’84, ’92).

In the end, the seeding came down to the incredible amount of attention Bradley Cooper has received by the readers of this blog and the deplorable lack of sports knowledge by a vast number of people at this school. Who will win? VOTE HERE:

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 And here is the second Round 1: Notable Alumni matchup.

President Bill Clinton vs. Fictional presidential daughter Zoey Bartlet

At the time of his inauguration, Clinton (age 46) was the third-youngest president ever elected.
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Zoey Bartlet is the third-youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet on The West Wing

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President Clinton graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi and earned a Rhodes Scholarship

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Zoey graduated summa cum laude from The Hilltop. On the day of her GU graduation, she was kidnapped and held hostage for several days.

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Zoey dated Jean Paul …

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… While Bill snagged himself one of the most powerful women in the country

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These two political figures will have to duke it out for the votes of the many Hoya West Wing fans and Billary’s many supporters. VOTE HERE!:

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MARCH MADNESS: The Best of Georgetown

CLOSED: We have a winner! GEORGETOWN DAY!

Ah March: the beginning of Spring, the excitement of two separate vacations, the unpredictable weather, and, of course, MARCH MADNESS.

To celebrate March, 4E has decided to have a little March Madness bracket of our own! We took some of the best parts about living on The Hilltop and being a Hoya and formed “The Best of Georgetown” bracket: full of controversial match-ups and age-old debates.

Over the coming weeks, we here at The Fourth Edition will be posting the matchups and laying out our arguments for and against each contender. That is, however, where our role ends. The results of each matchup will be determined by YOU, our faithful readers, in a poll at the bottom of each round.

So who’s ready to see the bracket? You are. So here we go. The regions will be Wisey’s Sandwiches, Georgetown Bars (West Georgetown only, sorry Adams Morgan), Notable Alumni, and Georgetown Traditions.

Click the picture to get a better look at the bracket!
Click the picture to get a better look at the bracket!

 

UPDATED:

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And here is a schedule of the matchups (so you can carefully plan your study schedules around it):

Notable Alumni

Round 1: Monday, March 18th polls open. Wednesday, March 20th, polls close

Bradley Cooper (1) vs. Patrick Ewing (4)bradley cooper patrick ewing

Bill Clinton (2) vs. Zoey Bartlet (3)Bill Clinton Zoey Bartlet

Round 2: Monday, March 25th polls open. Wednesday, March 27th, polls close

Patrick Ewing (4) vs. Bill Clinton (2) 

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Georgetown Traditions

Round 1: Monday, March 18th polls open. Wednesday, March 20th, polls close

Georgetown Day (1) vs. Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain (4)Georgetown Day Swimming in Dahlgren Fountain

Running to the White House (2) vs. Sitting in John Carroll’s Lap (3)white house john carrolls lap

Round 2: Monday, March 25th polls open. Wednesday, March 27th, polls close

Georgetown Day (1) vs. Running to the White House (2) 

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Wisey’s Sandwiches

Round 1: Thursday, March 21st, polls open. Saturday, March 23rd, polls close

Chicken Madness (1) vs. Gangsta Wrap (4)

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Burger Madness (2) vs. Hot Chick (3)

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Round 2: Thursday, March 28th, polls open. Saturday, March 30th, polls close.

Chicken Madness (1) vs. Hot Chick (3)

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Georgetown Bars

Round 1: Thursday, March 21st, polls open. Saturday 23rd, March polls close

The Tombs (1) vs. Mr. Smith (4)The Tombs Mr Smith

Rhino (2) vs. Mason Inn (3)Rhino Mason Inn

Round 2: Thursday, March 28th, polls open. Saturday, March 30th, polls close.

The Tombs (1) vs. Rhino (2)

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Final Four

Hot Chick vs. The Tombs vs. Bill Clinton vs. Georgetown Day

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Polls open Monday, April 1st. Polls close, Saturday, April 6th

 

Casual Thursdays: Valentine’s Day Love

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Hoyas! Love is definitely in the air, and if you have been by Leo’s today, the sweet aroma of chocolate and chicken fingers are as well. It’s Cupid’s favorite day of the year, so why not get a little festive? Whether you are out tonight celebrating with that special someone, in a hot pursuit of said someone or simply embracing the fact that being single is the way to go, we’ve got you covered for another weekly edition of “Casual Thursdays”.

The drink selection for this week is classy, sexy and delicious, a.k.a everything Valentine’s Day should be. Appropriately, it is called the “Amore Vietato,” which means “Forbidden Love” in some fancy-schmancy “romance” language (with a name like that, you know it has to be delicious) and is very easy to make! Strap on those heels, button up those collars, embrace the pink and the red and whip up this cocktail to get the night going.

Amore Vietato

  • 2 oz. Hendricks gin
  • 1 oz. blood orange juice
  • Dash simple syrup
  • 2 strawberries
  • 4 slices of cucumber

1. Muddle fruit with simple syrup

2. Add gin and blood orange juice

3. Shake and strain into a martini glass

3. Garnish with strawberry, cucumber spiral and orange peel hearts.

“Valentine’s Day” with Bradley Cooper

If you would rather kick back and enjoy a relaxing night in with your TV, dog, boyfriend, or friend, why not pop in a movie? As it is Valentine’s Day, there are a ton of movies that can get you in the lovey-dovey mood, but why not stick with the classic V-Day selection of … you guessed it, “Valentine’s Day”! The great thing about this choice is that you will most likely be able to relate to at least one character in this movie, even if you loathe cuteness and chocolate. ALSO, not only is the movie literally about Valentine’s Day, but one of the stars in the amazingly awesome cast is Bradley Cooper. If you haven’t guessed already, we really, really love Bradley Cooper here at 4E.

Have a great holiday G-towners and here is to hoping that, at least for today, your Thursdays are casual and not your relationships!

Photo: Cosmopolitan, Wikipedia