This Day In Hoya History: Still Ballin’ Since 1994

TDIHHWell, Hoyas, it’s that time again: time for another installment of This Day In Hoya History. Today’s segment takes us back almost 20 years to a time when this batch of freshmen and sophomores were born: 1994! Even though some things are radically different, a lot of things haven’t changed at all.

For one, Darnall was still a hot mess. (This writer wishes no disrespect to the “Dirty-D,” yo.) It just so happened that in 1994, vast quantities of unforwarded mail found themselves in some Darnall recycling bins. If you’re thinking this type of behavior is against regulation, it is – and consequently, the U.S. Postal Service wasn’t too happy about the Georgetown University post office’s actions. Take a look below:photo 4

Speaking of things that went against regulation, crime was a top problem in 1994. Back then, the most common problem on campus was theft, with 183 thefts occurring in 1993. Recently The Hoya reported increased overall crime rates in 2012, with 235 thefts taking place in the past year.

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Other things stayed the same, too. Our ballers still balled…photo 3

… the N.S.A. was still recruiting …

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… and we liked Syracuse? (Writers note: I can’t even fathom why The Hoya ran this advertisement and I’m questioning both their judgment and their sanity.)photo 2

Maybe some things have changed since 1994 after all. Keep up with all your 2013 midterms and keep tuning in to everything 4E has to offer. Until our next Hoya History installment, Hoyas.

(P.S. Syracuse sucks.)

Happy and Stressed Out—Sounds About Right

Newsweek has released its 2012 college rankings, and it turns out we’re one of the happiest colleges in America! Also one of the most stressed. Georgetown was ranked the sixth happiest and eighth most stressed out of 25 schools.

Criteria for the happiest colleges were based on retention rate, student satisfaction, and likelihood that students would choose to attend the school if they had to start the whole college admissions process over again. With our sixth place finish we came in above University of Southern California, Tufts, Duke, and Harvard. Stanford was the overall winner, with Carleton College coming in second and Yale at third. The University of Chicago just edged us out in fifth place.

Newsweek used academic pressure, average student debt, and campus crime record to determine which schools were most stressed out. It turns out that Washington University is the most stressful campus in the country, followed by UPenn and Columbia. Georgetown is more stressful than Duke, Yale and BC. Guess all those laptop thefts take a toll on our mental well-being.

Sadly we failed to make the Most Beautiful Colleges list (I’m blaming Lau for that one) or the Top Party schools. You can check out the rest of the lists over at Newsweek.

Photo: Flickr user Marks_DC_Pictures