Hillary is Coming to the Hilltop

If you’re anything like us here at 4E, you probably freaked out pretty hard when you found out Hillary was coming to campus. I mean, after all, What Dreams Are Made Of” is a modern classic.

But after watching “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” for the umpteenth time in order to prepare ourselves for what we thought would be the first stop in the 2017 Hillary Duff Comeback Tour, we noticed something a little odd about our email invitations to the event in Gaston Hall on Friday.

The invitation didn’t say Hillary Duff, it said Hillary Rodham ClintonThis couldn’t be.

Last we’d heard, the former Secretary of State and pantsuit-aficionado was lost deep in the woods of Chappaqua, New York with her dogs. We wanted to do something about it, but sending a search team to look for America’s most accomplished grandma isn’t a part of The Hoya‘s budget.

At first, we didn’t know what to think. After months of #FakeNews, we didn’t know if we could even trust our own eyes. But there it was right in front of us.

The Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to the Hilltop!

Since the announcement, questions have arisen.

  1. Do we get in line at 3 AM or 4 AM?
  2. Should we wear that old campaign T-shirt we haven’t been able to look at since November 8th without vigorously crying?
  3. Will she mention Trump?
    (Editor’s note: In a perfect world, he would show up at the speech too and they’d have a wizard’s duel à la McGonagall and Snape in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” over the presidency but hey, we get that that might be asking for a little too much. In fairness though, Healy Hall has always reminded us of Hogwarts.)

Whatever Hillz says, we’re sure it’ll be memorable. Almost as memorable as that time she won the popular vote by a few million votes and somehow still didn’t become president! Hahaha you’re so funny @ElectoralCollege! We’ll never get over that one! #TBT

Oh and Bill, if you see this, feel free to come too. We promise to get you lots of balloons.

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Childhood Stars Comeback?

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With all these surprise albums and collaborations coming out, we at 4E have noticed that we’ve been having a hard time keeping up with who’s who in the music world. Take FKA Twigs, for example. She has suddenly blown up and all we find ourselves doing is scratching our heads at the mention of her name.

Times like these are when we wish we were back in the glory days of the early 2000’s, when we all listened to Hannah Montana on our Disney Mix Sticks and ‘N sync on our Hit Clips.

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To ease your confusion with the present day music scene, we’ve decided to make a list of our top 5 childhood music stars that we wish would make a comeback. Hopefully this list will also help ease the fact that Disney Channel and Nickelodeon are no longer the same channels they used to be. #TBT

  1. Aaron Carter. This little stud first gained popularity because of the fact that his older brother Nick Carter is in the Backstreet Boys. His first studio album had the hits “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party (Come and Get it)” that had us all bouncing in our seats and jamming to our Walkmans. We miss how it felt to be carefree kids, going to house parties at 10 years old that we thought were so cool. The feeling of pure ignorance as a kid is what made Aaron Carter so successful, and as college students struggling through midterms, I’m sure we could all use some of that right now. aaron carter
  2. The Cheetah Girls. Who didn’t love this dynamic pop group? Their songs were filled with messages of girl power and staying true to yourself, and their movies took us on adventures through Spain and India. Everyone had the lyrics to “Strut” and “Cheetah Sisters” memorized (we’re sure you still do) and in all they were just a feel-good group that reminded us all that we have friends that have our backs through the good and the bad.the cheetah girls
  3. Aly and A.J. If you don’t remember this duo, you’re lying. These are the pop princesses that brought you “Potential Breakup Song” and “Chemicals React” (which we still jam to these days) and were part of the few Disney Channel stars that could actually sing and were not just thrown a recording contract for being on a hit T.V. show. We loved them for their electro-pop influences and their ability to act as well (remember Phil of the Future?) and we need more of their sassy/sweetness in our lives.Aly_&_AJ_-_Insomniatic
  4. Jesse McCartney. This hunk was in the hearts of all teenagers who had a radio/eyes during the 2000’s. He appeared in shows like Summerland and All My Children, and was in the boy band Dream Street, but really captured our hearts when he went solo and released his first album “Beautiful Soul”. This album won him multiple Kids Choice Awards (throwback!) and paved his Disney career until 2007. We miss his dreamy eyes and gorgeous hair and wish he would call our pretty faces sometime. jesse mccartney
  5. Lizzie McGuire/Hilary Duff. The epitome of the 2000’s was without a doubt, Lizzie McGuire. The TV show and following movie inspired preteens and adolescents everywhere to follow your dreams and that it was okay to have an alter ego that was a cartoon character. Her music was equally uplifting, and we still haven’t gotten over the fact that Paolo set her up to be embarrassed in front of Italy. But who else would show us what dreams are made of?Lizzie and Isabella

There you have it, our wishlist for surprise albums from our (and your) favorite artists of the early 2000’s. Feeling nostalgic yet?

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