Dress Up and Win Money From Hoya Health Hut

Hoya Health Halloween Contest

Everyone loves a good ol’ run-in with the Hoya Health Hut. Nothing’s better than stopping by their pop-up kiosk on the way to class and walking away with some free stuff after learning some health info you PROBABLY should have already known by this point. But that’s what they’re there for: To tell you some super important stuff and give you free stuff just for listening!

In this case, that “free stuff” will come in the form of awesome gift cards to some of the best hangout spots in the Georgetown area. What’s the occasion? The Hoya Health Hut Costume Contest. You have until Nov. 8 to send in a perfectly filtered picture of your best costume from this weekend to [email protected]

GU Health Education Services will be posting your submissions on their Facebook page and the three pictures that acquire the most likes will win a prize. First place will walk away with a $100 gift card to Founding Farmers, second place will receive a $50 gift card to Pinstripes and third place will receive a $25 gift card to AMC.

Get your costumes ready and make sure they’re in great form for your Hoya Health Hut snapshot. Don’t worry, if you haven’t gathered your costume essentials just yet, we have a few suggestions.

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Free Food Alert: Head to ShopHouse on Wednesday

ShopHouse Free Bowl

There is almost nothing that brings more joy to a college student than the word “free.” It’s the free things in life that make us smile and jump up and down in our pajamas in the living room (or is that just me?).

So what, you might ask, is the only thing that makes me happier than something free? The answer to that is easy: Food. Free food, the two critical “F”s, are two of the most joy inducing, make-my-day words I could hear. Did you notice what happened when you read “free food”? Your mouth curled into a smile, your vision got blurry, you lost focus on anything school-related and all that was ever bad or stressful melted away. Let me repeat myself: FREE FOOD.

We at 4E have featured the magic that is ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen before. For the whole month of October the ShopHouse at 2805 M St. NW is offering free drinks to all Georgetown students, and this Wednesday (10/8), ShopHouse is having another killer free bowl day from 4 to 9 p.m. for anyone with a GOCard. I know you don’t need any more convincing to go. You’ve already added it to your calendar, started a dashboard countdown and made plans to go with friends. So what am I here for? Well, to help you channel all that excited energy into some productivity, I will help you pick an order. Let’s review how the ShopHouse menu works, shall we?

Pick a base: Rice, noodles or salad. Obviously this is not only a difficult choice but perhaps the most crucial decision you will make. Rice says, “I’m sophisticated, mature and enjoying a culturally ambiguous meal.” Noodles say, “Let’s just have some fun!” Salad pretty much speaks for itself. No matter what you choose, we respect you for making it to ShopHouse and indulging in free food. Go with your heart.

Pick a protein: Chicken, steak, pork and chicken meatballs or tofu. Just my two cents: Do not deviate from your norm here. There is never a right time to experiment with new meats.

Pick a veggie: Now this is the place for experimentation and adventure. We are looking at kale, corn, squash or green beans. Not only do they have completely different colors and flavors, they have different spice levels (can you handle the heat of the green bean?) and different personalities. Which do you pick? Whatever the moment selects for you.

Pick a sauce: Tamarind vinaigrette, green curry or red curry. Read the fine print so you know what you are getting yourself into.

Top off your bowl with garnishes and toppings. Remember to enjoy it primarily because it’s good food. But you should also enjoy it a little more because it’s free. Feel free (pun!) to go all out and have no fear. This is the time to let your hair down and enjoy the pleasure of a free ShopHouse meal.

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