Georgetown Forever: A Drinking Game

We received this submission from an anonymous senior (whoever you are, we love you), and thought it was too good to pass up. So as finals season starts to wrap up, take a look at this game and decide whether you want to gamble your liver on it. May the odds be ever in your favor, Class of 2012.

Georgetown Forever: The Drinking Game for soon-to-be Georgetown Graduates

Our time on the Hilltop is drawing to a close and like many of my fellow seniors, I’m reflecting on my time at Georgetown, which has included many celebrations from Homecoming to Georgetown Day. While I will be moving into adulthood and plan on taking the spirit of Georgetown with me, I won’t be able to dedicate my Tuesday… and Wednesday… and Thursday nights to shameless behavior at the Tombs. With a bit of creativity, I’ve decided that graduation calls for a moment to toast to our time at Georgetown. Hoya Saxa and Georgetown Forever!

This game is called “Georgetown Forever” and it is not for the weak of heart or those with a low alcohol tolerance. The rules of the game are simple and it starts from the end of your last final and continues until you walk across the stage to shake John DeGioia’s hand and show your parents what they got for a $220,000 investment.

Basic rules:
1. Start the game on the day of your last final and end the game when you graduate. DON’T drink everything one the same day… this is 120+ shots Hoyas, so pace yourself!
2. Count every credit that you have taken, including summer school. Transfers must count the other credits they took at another college.
3. Get an official copy of your transcript if you can (it’s the least that Georgetown can do for all that tuition money) and make a shopping list. Its study day so study up on what you will need.
4. The higher rules outrank the lower ones, for example if the credit was in your major that would outrank a credit for in the school it was taught.
5. Each credit only gets one shot. If a credit was in your major and in the College, don’t double count the shots! We’re not looking to give GERMS more practice during Senior Week then they had all four years of your life in college… you do want to walk and get that diploma, right?
6. If you do the shots in the order of the classes which you took, then you get bonus points. If you took “Problem of God” freshman year and your thesis class senior year, then drink in that order.

Click through for the Hierarchy of Shots.

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Finals Fixat10ns: The Best (and Worst) Study Songs

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Throw on a pair of sweatpants, grab your 30-pound backpack, head to Lau, pull out a computer, slap in a pair of headphones, and (maybe) start studying — it’s a familiar routine during finals season.

And if you’re like me, you’re not only looking for your music to help you study, but also to distract you from those obnoxious whispering girls next to you, lift your spirits when the work gets too cumbersome, and provide a break from the monotony of Lau and study days.

So, here’s a list of music to help provide some extra motivation for you to finish that paper, memorize that vocabulary, or finish that last problem.

Best study hits:

Perth – Bon Iver Lead singer Justin Vernon’s voice is mesmerizingly beautiful. To be mesmerized further, here is the video from the Deluxe cover of the album.

Hell of a Season – The Black Keys With all of the nice spring weather out there, tt’s a hell of a season to try to stay focused. This song, released just this past week, should help.

The Mall and Misery – Broken Bells I wrote an entire paper to this song. It singlehandedly made me productive.

Citizen – Wye Oak Soothing voice, calming instrumentals, and great drumming. All you need to study.

Glowing Heart of the World – Calexico I find that any song that reminds me of driving alone down a desert road is suitable for studying.

Traveling at the Speed of Light – Joywave The band’s name describes this song: It’s a joyful wave.

Slowdance – Matthew Dear The more you listen to “Slowdance,” the more relaxed you become. Great for lowering your blood pressure.

The Birds Part 1 – The Weeknd Such a cool song. It’s genius.

Rill Rill – Sleigh Bells This song makes me want to study drunk. It is so chill.

Adieu – Coeur de pirate It’s easier to study when you don’t know the words to the song. Unless you’re from Quebec, you will probably not understand the song.

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) – Fun. Anything that Janelle Monáe does is infinitely better than what the Glee cast can do. I also recommend the acoustic version.

Most distracting study songs:

Love On Top – Beyoncé Listening to this song will make you want to learn its dance. Stay away from it unless you’re planning on watching the music video and learning the dance from it for hours on end.

Levels — Avicii Anything that reminds you of house parties should not be listened to in Lau. Also, avoid any of the hundreds of mash-ups using this song.

Call Me Maybe — Carly Rae Jepsen I am the first person to start dancing when this song comes on. But this hit from the third place finisher on the fifth season of Canadian Idol is not productive study music. Neither are any of the mashups on this playlist.

Any song from “Glee”: I once made the mistake of dancing in Lau. Not a good idea.

Making It Through Finals Alive

Finals 1Let’s face it, most of us are currently riding the struggle bus. Finals can be rough, and whether you have 3 exams on the same day or 170 pages of papers to write, we believe that you can make it through somehow. But to make the process a little easier, here are some tips to help you survive the next week and a half before glorious summer.

Self Control Whether it’s your own self control or the app (personally I recommend the app, it’s much more reliable), find a way to focus on your work. Get off Facebook, quit scrolling through old whatshouldwecallme posts, stop making memes of your friends.

Give It a Rest Make sure you’re not sacrificing too much sleep. I’m not going to tell you to get your 8 hours a night or avoid cramming because that’s not realistic, but think twice about pulling an all-nighter and going straight into an exam. You know how loopy you get around 4 a.m.? That’s probably not the best state to be taking a test that’s worth 25% of your grade in. Try to sneak in a few hours to refresh your mind. is a helpful tool that will calculate the best times to plan to wake up so you’re not groggy when you get up.

Find Your Groove Even the quietest of quiet spaces is going to have some background noise. Whether you need to tune out the loud conversations of Lau 2 or just drown out that guy who brought a selection of crunchy snacks into the quiet room, have some music on tap that will help you focus. Classical music is great (personally I’m a fan of the Lord of the Rings soundtrack), but if that’s not your thing go for something that won’t make you want to dance or sing along. See our Finals Fixat10ns from last semester for a start.

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Sunday Night Wrapup: In Search of Stanley

Campus was busy this weekend between Relay for Life, GAAP weekend and Rigby Ball. So whether you were busy running between all these events or just cooped up in your room hiding from the rain, we’re here to catch you up on what happened this weekend.

  • Relay for Life happened this weekend on Harbin Field, with 1,732 Participants, 155 teams, and $203,558 raised for the American Cancer Society.
  • In the world of D.C. sports, defending Stanley Cup champions Boston Bruins bested the Washington Capitals 4-3 OT to force game 7 in the East conference quarterfinal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
  • President Obama narrowly leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in slew of new polls released this week. Republican primaries this Tuesday in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut, should allow Governor Romney to put more distance between him and his fellow GOP competitors, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
  • Tomorrow marks the beginning of the last full week of classes, so celebrate now before you have to buckle down for finals (or if you’re a senior, just celebrate!). 
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FRIDAY FIXAT10NS: Impatience

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It’s that in-between time of the school year, almost the end not quite. You’re ALMOST done with that final project. It’s ALMOST Georgetown Day. Admit it, you’re impatient.

Countdown — Beyonce “London speed it up, Houston rock it.” This song is so frantic and  bouncy it makes being impatient a little bit less unbearable.

Annie Waits —  Ben Folds This song is about a girl waiting for some guy to pick her up, I think. Not sure, since all of Ben Fold’s lyrics can be sort of abstract.

Whole Love — Wilco A song about loving and leaving and moving on. Sort of how some of us seniors feel about almost being done with Georgetown.

Crash Years — The New Pornographers Okay, some more obtuse indie song lyrics in this one. What are the crash years? Is that like…a reference to The Great Depression? I’m just not sure. But it definitely seems to be about being in-between here and there.

Here Comes My Baby — Cat Stevens  I.LOVE.THIS.SONG. It’s more about liking someone who’s unavailable but that’s also a type of impatience. And it’s so gosh darn positive about it.

Changing– The Airbourne Toxic Event  Part of impatience is wanting things to change. So that’s what this song is about.

We Used to Wait — Arcade Fire A great song about waiting. Plain and simple.

Changes — David Bowie And another throwaway about change, “turn and face the strange, ch-ch-changes”