Friday Fixat10ns: Georgetown Day

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As today marks the one week mark til our favorite holiday, GEORGETOWN DAY, 4E has crafted the ultimate pump up playlist.

Play it while you study, while you drink or maybe even on actual Georgetown Day! The limits are endless.

1.Uptown Funk- Mark Ronson (feat Bruno Mars). While this song is annoyingly popular, there is no better song to start of the day!

2. Four Five Seconds- Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney. Three of the best artists, one song…. how could you get any better?

3. Love Me Like You Do- Ellie Goulding. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

4. Geronimo- Sheppard. This is personally my goto workout song, but it also is the most epic pregame to anything.

5. Summer- Calvin Harris. Cause it’s almost summer and there is nothing better!

6. Shut Up and Dance- Walk the Moon. Could be renamed shut up and rage with 4E.

7. Ghost- Ella Henderson. We keep, going to the lawn to rage. And we can’t contain how excited we are.

8. Santeria- Sublime. This song just reminds me of driving around, with the top down and my hair all in the wind (name that movie).

9. I Love It- Icona Pop (feat Charli XCX). This song sums up Georgetown Day freshman year and just brings back all the memories.

10. Wagon Wheel- Old Crow Medicine Show. Is there any other way to end a playlist, party or study sesh?!

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MEGA IMPORTANT PSA: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

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Attention people! Today, Tuesday, April 14th is the most important day of the year: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s.

As you’ve probably noticed, we here at 4E love lists, so we decided to make a list of things that are better than Ben & Jerry’s free cone day:

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Be sure to visit our local Ben & Jerry’s at 3135 M Street (aka make a pilgrimage to Mecca) to get your free cone from now until 8 pm. Bonus: the walk to the shop will be a nice change to your usual routine of trekking to Vittles, grabbing a carton and watching Netflix while shoveling ice cream into your mouth.

Whether you’re a New York Super Fudge Chunk connoisseur or a Phish Food fanatic, today is sure to be the highlight of the year. Go solo or with friends, but don’t miss out on the chance to acquire free happiness and joy in its most pure form.

Shoutout to the two most important men in my life for always being there for me. Love you Ben & Jerry.

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What Does Spring Mean to Georgetown?

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Spring has begun to sprung on the Georgetown campus! The weather is getting better, people are becoming happier and Lau is actually becoming less appealing!

4E asked Georgetown students what words they think of when they hear spring, and the responses we got were very indicative of the Georgetown community.

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Okay Georgetown…

Emma Watson

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Cherry Blossoms

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GUGS

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Daisy Buchanan

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Frisbee

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Happiness

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Enjoy the warm weather, Hoyas. Hopefully it does not end soon!

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Friday Fixat10ns: Sing Along Songs

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As my friends and I were reminiscing over our first year at Georgetown we realized some of our favorite weekend nights ended in song. We noticed that our favorite way to end a night of revelry was to circle around and belt out a series of songs that we all knew and loved: Sing Along Songs.

I’ve learned from country music that summer parties are all about gettin’ your boys together talkin’ about girls and trucks and maybe goin’ down to the river to take a little dip. These songs seem perfectly suited to singing together on summer nights. So grab a partner, throw your arm over her shoulder, sway a little, and get ready to sing like you never have before.

And no I won’t include “Don’t Stop Believing” or “Sweet Caroline” or “Last Danc because they remind me too much of bat mitzvahs rather than college parties and I just don’t want to go back to seventh grade.

Just a Friend – Biz Markie Every since I saw heard this song on an adorable Heineken commercial that discouraged sadness, inhibitions and drunk driving, I decided it was the perfect song to sing after toward the end of a  long night with friends

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen This song, as well as every P!nk song known to man, has been astoundingly overplayed on Long Island radio stations. I never got sick of it. You know all of the words, so sing them, even if they don’t make sense.

Too Little, Too Late – JoJo Everyone loves JoJo. So sassy.

Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne Sing Along songs are almost always throwbacks to a simpler time. Be an over-confident high schooler for a few minutes and if there is a girl named Stacy with you don’t miss the chance to annoy the hell out of her.

Ordinary Day – Vanessa Carlton Ordinary day was released when I was six years old. At six, I probably never expected to be singing this song twelve years later in a Village B apartment at Georgetown with a bunch of people from across the country, but I didn’t expect much at all at six years old. For some reason I still love this song and you should too.

Mean – Taylor Swift I was recently lambasted for not knowing every word to this song, so I promptly committed it to memory. This song is perfect to sing if someone was mean to you earlier or if you ran out of Cheez-Its and you’re not sure how to go on.

Royals – Lorde Don’t tell me you’re sick of this song — you’re not. Just give it a few seconds and you’ll be chanting “Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece” with the rest of ’em.

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus You may not be a dirtbag. You may not even be a teenager anymore. But sometimes it just feels good to be a part of a group, especially a group that sticking it to the man.

22 – Taylor Swift Now that we all feel like rebels it’s time to take ourselves down a notch and rock out to some more T-Swift.

Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC Okay so I don’t know the words to this song but I imagine it would be really cool if I did.

Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show or Darius Rucker Both suffice. This is the quintessential college sing along song. In fact, if you haven’t sung Wagon Wheel like your life depended on it yet you’re probably not trying hard enough to have fun.

So get out there with your besties and show the world your singing skillage, it’ll be the most “college” thing you’ve done in a while.

 

The Perfect Georgetown Snow Day

snow dayIt began almost 24 hours ago: The rumors started circling about gigantic snowstorm that was supposedly headed in the direction of our humble Hilltop abode.

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However, the glimmer of hope for a snow day seemed not to be, as students received the terrible news last night that the university would stay open. Everyone felt like this:

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Thankfully, luck seemed to shine down on the Hoyas today, and as of 5:35 a.m. the university officially closed!

tumblr_mgzprdh87Z1rjrmzvo1_500 I mean, come on, snow days are the best days! Here’s why:

You get to sleep in, all day if you want.

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You can have breakfast for dinner or any combination of meals!

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You are not required to change out of your comfy clothes, ever.

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You can go play in the snow and relive your childhood glory days …

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… or you can have a dance party with your roommates.

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You can watch/catch up on your favorite shows without the pressure of classes.

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You can read 4E all day long.

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(For a fun post, check out our 12 Over 12.)

And most importantly, you can avoid Lau …

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… because you probably already spent too much time there this weekend.

Enjoy the snow day, Hoyas! You never know when another one will come along!

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Well, it kind of is. Just remember that this weekend is longer then our school week will be! And then we’ll have another weekend! It’s amazing how time works (especially when snow is involved).

Gifs: Tumblr; Photos: cccb.edu, Karl Pielmeier for The Hoya

How to De-stress and Get Happy

HappyWith ongoing midterms (and finals around the corner), it’s easy for GU student stress levels to run exceedingly high. All-nighters in Lau can take quite a toll, and sometimes naps – although quite beneficial – just aren’t enough to alleviate the negative effects of the high-workload, fast-paced lifestyle of the Hilltop. For that reason, 4E has compiled a special list of stress relievers that can make every Hoya relaxed and happy.

1. Watch a Disney movie I don’t know what it is – the nostalgia, the opening montage where they show the Cinderella castle, how relatable the characters are to your friends on the Hilltop or even the word “Disney” itself – but something about Disney movies can bring out happiness in everyone. Click here for a complete list in ranked order.

2. Go to the Georgetown waterfront and sit by the Potomac Studies indicate that water has a soothing effect on the mind and can help people to find their zen. Take a moment to relish in the relaxing effects of the Potomac. For an added bonus, sit down and watch the sunset behind the Key Bridge … or grab a relaxing bite at Farmers Fishers Bakers.

3. Play hooky I’m not joking. Sometimes, the best way to avoid the stress of those 200-person lectures is to simply skip class. If you think you won’t be productive or paying attention, you might as well use that time for something more useful. In your newfound free time, try out something on our list or don’t get out of bed. You’ve earned it. (Do not make it a habit, though.)

4. Do something you love doing simply because you love doing it Sometimes college can take away from the hobbies we love the most. Take some time to bring them back into your life. Have a favorite band? Go see them. Want to read a book about 18th century Europe? Do it. Step back from what is required, and look into what you actually need at this moment.

5. Go to a restaurant that has your favorite food For me, it’s the rhubarb pie at Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street. Take a moment, find your comfort food and seek it out. Your belly will thank you.

6. Talk to someone you haven’t in awhile Nothing feels better than reconnecting with a old friend. Reminisce about good times or plan some new good times. Either way, remove yourself from current stress and invest some time in your friendships.

7. Do something nice for a complete stranger Volunteer your time. Give a compliment. Donate a dollar. Buy a cup of coffee. Swipe someone into Leo’s. A random act of kindness can go a long way, especially to someone you don’t even know (and it will probably make you feel better, too).

8. Spoil yourself That’s right. Spoil your diet. Buy that item of clothing you probably shouldn’t. Order dessert. Fog up the entire bathroom when you take a shower. Sometimes you need to forget the rules and live just for you.

9. Walk (or run) outside Fresh air works wonders on a clouded mind. Get those endorphins pumping on one of our favorite running trails.

10. Smile Research shows that whether real or fake, smiling really makes you happier. Besides, if Simon Cowell can do it, so can you:

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11. [Insert Your Happiness Here] The ball’s in your court. Whatever your methodology, take the time to destress and get happy. We aren’t doctors here at 4E, but hey, we’re ordering you to do it anyway.

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