The 10 Reasons Why Everyone Must Attend Kickback

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Those of you who were around last fall should remember that The Corp started an awesome music and art festival, combining Georgetown-based acts and professional headliners. I wasn’t there personally, but I heard it was awesome.

Well, The Corp is bring back this event again THIS SATURDAY Sept. 12. From 12 p.m. until the last act blows you away, all Hoyas can enjoy some awesome music, some insanly creative art and a bunch of fun activities. This year, The Corp has partnered with a few other Georgetown groups to make this event more collaborative and more intrinsic to the Georgetown experience.

After meeting with the people in charge of this awesome event, 4E has determined the top 10 reasons why this is the can’t miss event of the semester:

1. The Food. The Corp has not spared any expenses when it comes to the most important thing in all our lives, food. they are going to have a ton of local food trucks and eateries there to fill your mid-Kickback hunger. It is rumored that among these trucks will be Rito Loco, Swizzlr and Captain Cookie.

giphy2. Zipcar Membership. As part of this year’s Kickback, The Corp is working with Zipcar to provide discounted Zipcar memberships for those Hoyas who attend the festival and feel the need for a membership. But, in reality, who doesn’t need a car? Hello… trips to Costco?!

3. Flash Tats & Water Balloons. To make this event even more exciting, WGTB Georgetown radio will be providing both flash tattoos. I repeat: FLASH TATS. The Corp is providing water balloons, so basically anything could happen. Also, there will be water guns, hola hoops and other random things all provided by Zipcar. I have no idea what we are going to do with all this, but I do know that it will be fantastic.

4. Down Dog Yoga. At around noonish, Down Dog Yoga will be providing a free class on the lawn for anyone in attendance. Who wouldn’t want to start their day with some meditation and tree pose?!

5. Instagram Opportunities. The backdrop of Copley makes the perfect frame for your #nofilter Instagram. If that wasn’t enough, The Hoya (hay) is having some of our professional photographers take photos of people on the front lawn. And everyone knows that professional photos > iPhone photos.

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6. Bringing Tie-Dye Back. Along with the flash tats, WGTB Georgetown radio is also hosting a tie-dye booth at the event! Ugh, how retro and awesome is that?!

7. Sunbathing. What better way to bask and enjoy Copley lawn than accompanied by music?

8. Artsy Art. Georgetown students are super talented. Why not see your friends’ art displayed across the lawn? You can tell them how great they are or maybe even discover your new favorite artist. So many possibilities.

9. The Music (duh). What other chance do you have to watch and jam out to student and professional performances? The answer: you don’t. This is your only chance.

10. FOMO. All your friends are going, so why wouldn’t you? You don’t wanna be that one person who missed out on Kickback, as if!

Kickback tickets are on sale now here and are only $10. 4E can’t wait to see you there.

Photos/Gifs: The Corp; giphy.com; 

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Private Bathrooms

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The Good:
All upperclassmen can attest to the fact that having your own bathroom is quite a luxury. To all you freshmen: your day will come, I promise. And to all you horribly unlucky sophomores that landed a spot in the Southwest quad: A. Yikes. B. Your life sucks. C. You’ll get there eventually.

So, back to the more important (and obviously superior) students. Bidding adieu to communal bathrooms is a task that merits celebration. You no longer have to use the bathroom at the same time as your neighbor… Pee buddies, yay! You no longer have to worry about entering the bathroom on Sunday morning looking like a zombie drag queen. It was a late night and it’s a much too early morning, alright? Back off. You no longer have to worry about walking down the hallway in nothing more than a towel to take a lukewarm shower. Please, please, please let no one see me right now. Lastly, and debatably most importantly, you no longer have to worry about intruders as the contents of your alcohol-filled stomach gracelessly launch into the toilet. It must be the flu…

You finally get some privacy to do what ya gotta do when ya gotta do it. And since you’re living with your best friends (hopefully), they can’t judge you. Even if they do, they can’t back out now, so HA. Hooray for your own bathrooms!

The Bad:
Eh, not so quick. Remember how communal bathrooms came with toilet paper, paper towels (if you were lucky) and hand soap? Well, private bathrooms don’t. You have to buy all that  yourself. It sounds pretty simple, I mean, how expensive can toilet paper be? Well, as it turns out, pretty damn expensive. Especially if you spoil yourself and go for the two-ply Charmin, which isn’t even a real if, it’s a must. You and your roommates all pitch in, but even so, these small items add up to a hefty bill in the long run. How are we supposed to pay for our Burnett’s if we have to buy our own hand soap?! UGH. Next time parents’ weekend rolls around, make sure to pencil Target into the itinerary.

The Ugly:
As horrible as communal bathrooms are, they possess one advantage that becomes very clear to you once you have your own bathroom:

Communal bathrooms are cleaned by Georgetown staff.
Private bathrooms are cleaned by you and your roommates.

At the beginning of the semester, you and your roommates buy Clorox wipes, shower cleaner and trash bags in bulk, promising that you will all alternate to keep the bathroom spotless. That lasts for about a week. The dust accumulates on every surface by the second. The mirror seems to be covered in who-knows-what all of the time. The nasty shower grime grows by the day. The trash is seemingly always overflowing. It’s a downright ugly sight. And yet, all of you are much too lazy to do any sort of major cleaning. Just close the doors and pretend it’s not there…

WIth all that being said, it’s best to focus on the benefits of having your own bathroom. I mean, if you have your own bathroom, you have at the very least your own suite with your friends, right? Because in the end, it doesn’t matter if you have a Martha Stewart bathroom as long as you have your friends. Now can somebody please take out the trash?

Photos/Gifs: Giphy; WiffleGif; bloody-disgusting.com

Stuff Georgetown Kids Like: Healy Beach

With weather climbing into the 90s this week, it’s hard to deny that Healy Beach season is officially upon us. One of the common denominators of Georgetown student life lies in the grassy expanse of Healy lawn on a sunny day. Every group has their niche, though some more alternative folks might head to Copley lawn instead (I’m looking at you, Ultimate Frisbee).

Once the sun comes out, there are some characters that you can reliably find out on the lawn. Walking across the front of campus becomes a scavenger hunt: four people smoking hookah, three Sig Ep bros tossing a football, two girls tanning and one guy playing “Wonderwall” on an acoustic guitar (bonus points if he doesn’t have a shirt on).

But the predictability of Healy Beach only makes it that much more welcome. Along with sundresses and allergies, it’s a sure sign that spring has finally arrived.

And who could complain about that? Our professors maybe – the thought of sitting in an underground ICC classroom can be too much to bear with the sun shining and the smell of GUGS in the air. Watching the rest of the student body frolicking through the windows of Healy might be even more unbearable. Let’s just say if it weren’t for finals, we would be seeing a lot more empty classrooms around this time of year.

While our neighbors might not be fond of sunbathing, they can’t complain if it’s on campus. You can get away with wearing a bathing suit, despite the lack of beach or pool. Just be sure to bring a blanket – for everything there is to love about Healy Beach, scratchy grass isn’t one of them. And who wants grass stains ruining a perfectly good tan?

Healy Beach also acts as a beacon of good things to come. And by good things I mean Georgetown Day. Even without a beer garden gracing Healy lawn this year, or the moon bounce on Copley, these will still be the central meeting place for the best day of the year. Since we’re only about a week away at this point, I think it’s a good time for a throwback to Snowpocalypse 2K10 to say just how excited we are for Georgetown Day.

Stuff Georgetown Kids Like is our attempt to classify and understand, well, the stuff that students at Georgetown like. It is  homage to Stuff White People Like, which we like.

Photo: Michelle Cassidy/The Hoya