Favor! The Life Saver

UntitledEver wanted a personal delivery assistant? Look no further. Favor is here for you. The Favor app (for iOS and Android), is free through Apple and Google Play, allows you to order ANYTHING and get it delivered to your dorm, job, a party, wherever. With an average delivery time of 35 minutes or less you can have whatever your heart desires… So, what are you waiting for?

5 Favor Life Savers for the Hoya College Student:

1) Sick: We’ve all been there – sick as a dog? Can’t move from bed? Well, don’t. Your personal Favor delivery assistant will bring you medicine and comfort food right to your door. Gatorade, anyone?

2) Hangover Cure: Crazy late nights and early mornings. Favor to the rescue with that caffeine pick me up and supplies to get you through that 8 am! Really, who can even learn at 8 am?

3) Keep your Lazy on: Netflix & Chill. Kick back, relax and let our Runners wait on your behalf!

4) Drowning In the School Work: Already have tests, papers, and homework galore? Fear not. Whether studying in the library, in your dorm, or at your apartment, our Runners will find you, but not in a creepy way though ;)

5) Treat Yo’ Self: You are awesome! You’ve worked hard and you deserve a Favor.

Excited to start using this amazing app?  New to Favor? They have your back! Simply use the code HOYA to waive your first delivery fee! And don’t forget to share your personal referral code to get $6 in delivery credit for every friend who places their first order.

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The Top 10 Halloween Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Halloween-Scary-Wallpaper-2014Well, Halloweekend is quickly approaching, a time when you will reach both preak blood sugar and, most likely, blood alcohol content.

We all want a Halloweekend side bae, but finding that special person is difficult. Yes, there will be plenty of skeletons and witches, but you will most likely be unimpressed by their non-Georgetown themed costumes. We all know that a good side bae is one with a creative costume, like a sexy cat.

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While you could tell her how much her whiskers accentuate her cheekbones for hours, she will, hopefully, not be impressed and you will need to come up with your next move.

Well friends, the 4E is here for you. As everyone knows, asking someone to Netflix and Chill is the most sure-fire way to gain their favor. In the spirit of the holiday, we offer you a list of movie suggestions that are sure to both make you seem highly cultured, and make your beloved cling to you in fright.

The Top 10 Halloween Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of:

Ranked in order of increasing spookiness

1. Clue: This 1985 cult classic, based on the eponymous board game, is funny, campy and has enough double entendres to get your Netflix and Chill session started off right.

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Spooky Rating: 1 Pumpkin- Not at all spooky, despite the multiple murders.

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2. Rubber: A telekinetic tire rolls around killing people. Stylish and weirdly unsettling, this one will make you give that spare tire a second glance.

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Spooky Rating: 1 Pumpkin and 1 Ghost – In the words of the IMBD parents guide for this movie, “lots of humans and animals get blown the f*ck up.”

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3. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: An Iranian Vampire Western. If that alone won’t get you enough hipster movie cred, it’s also in black and white with subtitles. It’s a romance too, so you know, that helps.

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Spooky Rating: 3 Pumpkins – Black and white is spooky. So are vampires.

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4. It Follows: Imagine hooking up with someone, only to find out that you’re now being followed by a murderous spirit. And now imagine that the only way to get rid of this spirit is to pass it on to someone else. Scary, am I right?

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Spooky Rating: 2 Ghosts – There are some jump scares, and a spooky old woman.

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5. Let the Right One In: Another vampire romance, this time with kids. Bonus points if you watch the original Swedish version.

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Spooky Rating: 2 Ghosts and 1 Skull – Lots of gore. Lots of blood.

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6. Teeth: This girl has teeth in, um, the worst place possible. Gives a whole new meaning to the word “maneater.”

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Spooky Rating: 1 Screaming face and 1 Ghost – Not super scary, but as I’m sure you can imagine, there’s some injury to body parts that might make half of the population uncomfortable.

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*Trigger Warning: This movie includes scenes of sexual assault*

7. Rosemary’s Baby: Roman Polanski’s 1968 horror classic makes me scared to ever buy an apartment. Plus: Young Mia Farrow. Minus: The actual devil. Bonus points if you call this one overrated, and can name at least one other Polanski movie you “think is better.”

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Spooky Rating: 2 Skulls – Incredibly unsettling without relying on jump scares or special effects.

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8. Titicut Follies: A 1967 documentary that unflinchingly shows the conditions inside a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane. Hint: they’re not great. Fun Fact: It has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Word of warning though, don’t share this fact unless you actually know what that means.

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Spooky Rating: 4 Skulls – It’s scary because it’s real.

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9. The Babadook: You remember those books you would have your parents read to you over and over again when you were a kid? Imagine one of those tries to kill you.

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Spooky Rating: 5 Skulls – Guaranteed to make your intended cling to you in fear. May also give you a permanent fear of books and children, which is slightly less desirable.

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10. Antichrist: Full disclosure: I watched this movie in the middle of the day on my laptop and, for 70% of it, I had my hands over my eyes. Which is a shame because, as much as it will f*ck you up, this film is absolutely gorgeous. The realistic scenes of graphic genital mutilation can be a bit of a mood killer, so I wouldn’t recommend this movie for a first date.

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Spooky Rating: 2 Screaming Faces, 1 Devil, 4 Ghosts, and 3 Skulls – We had to make a new rating category for this movie because it is the absolute definition of 2spooky.

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From all of us at the 4E, have fun, be careful and please don’t die this Halloweekend. Or do. It’s up to you.

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PSA: No One Wants to Netflix & Chill

o-beyonce-funny-face-facebookIt’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday night, and you’re standing outside of your room trying to unlock your door while not dropping your keys, Epi Quesadilla or dignity. Just as you stumble through the door, your phone goes off. You look down and see you’ve just received a text from that ~special person~ who only seems to text you once all the bars are closed and SNAPS has shut down every Village A rooftop. Nevertheless, you’re still excited to see that name on your phone and drop everything, including the quesadilla, in your rush to see what they sent.  The message reads: “Netflix and chill?”

Your excitement quickly fades, surely there must have been a slightly more original way to ask for that late night hangout. You’re unimpressed, decide that text doesn’t even warrant a response and head to bed. In the end, no one wins when such an unoriginal pickup line is used. So, in an attempt to relieve Georgetown of the Netflix & Chill plague, 4E has compiled a list of the newest alternatives that are guaranteed to elicit positive responses.

  1. Amazon Prime & Fine Wine: Some people are about the finer things in life, so a simple Netflix & Chill text just won’t suffice. Hit up Wisey’s for a bottle of their finest Woodbridge and grab your nicest plastic wine glasses, because there’s no way you’ll be rejected when using this line.
  2. Hulu & HU: There’s no need to disguise your true intentions when asking to Netflix & Chill. You might as well be straightforward because honestly goes a long way, and nothing could be more direct than this text. It’s all on the table, so they can either take it or leave it. (Note: For you non-trendy Hoyas who aren’t up to date, “HU” is the new term for hook up)
  3. RedBox & Relationship: Maybe you’re ready to take your late night encounters to the next level. Using the old Netflix & Chill line won’t really get this point across, so sending this text is really your best alternative. Plus, you’ll get to avoid the general awkwardness of actually talking and defining your relationship.
  4. VHS & Viagra: Honestly, if you’re old enough to still own a VHS player you probably need the Viagra to go along with it. There’s really not much else to say about this line other than to use it sparingly.
  5. Put Locker & Procreate: Seriously, who doesn’t want to procreate to an illegal video streaming website?

So go forth and embrace your creativity. Putting in this extra effort really might help you seal the deal.

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So, You Want to Netflix & Chill?

hfliljdkzvxldfyupzwnWith a new crop of students roaming the Hilltop comes a new set of questions to be answered. At 4E, we’ve already received numerous emails asking questions like:

“How can I avoid the freshman 15?” It’s unavoidable.

and

“How do I do laundry?” Honestly who knows, just call your mom.

However, seeing as how the answers to such problems could easily be looked up on Google, we haven’t felt compelled to grace these young Hoyas with our words of wisdom. That is, until we received the following email:

Hey 4E,

I’m really in need of your help. I saw some of your posts a while back where you gave pretty solid advice, and I’m so desperate I thought I’d give this a shot. I’m emailing you now because I’m having some major guy problems. I mean, I haven’t had this much drama since since my prom date Jason saw me DFMO with Kyle on the dance floor to “Love Story”. But, like, can I live?

So, about two weeks ago I met this really cute upperclassman guy at a totally exclusive party. He’s an athlete, and I think he plays football or like some sport where you throw things. Anyway, we ended up hanging out all night and I got to tell him all about my hopes and dreams for college. It was just sooo refreshing to talk to such mature guy about mature things, totally not like conversations with my high school boyfriend. Then, before I went back to New South, he said “Emma, can I get your number?” And I was like “sure,” even though my name’s actually Becca. But like, they both end in “A” so he probably just misheard me, right?

Now this guy has been texting nonstop for the past two weeks. He’ll usually text me some time between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., which is kind of late but it’s nice to know that he’s thinking of me! Most of the time he’ll just text me things like “yo” or “sup,” but that’s enough for me to know that he’s totally into me. Sometimes I respond with really long texts about my day or what I ate at Leo’s, but he usually doesn’t respond to those. I figure he’s probably fallen asleep because he has practice early in the morning.

Anyway, last night he changed things up with his texts and at 2:32 a.m. texted me “Netflix and chill?” I was so confused at first, like what does his text mean? Why does he want to watch a movie so late?? Is this a date??? 4E, please help me! I just really need to know what his text means.

Becca in New South

Dear Becca,

We’re glad you decided to reach out to us at 4E, because we’ve definitely got a lot of advising to do for your situation.

First off, we definitely agree that this super cute upperclassman guy must be into you. As for the instance of him calling you Emma rather than Becca, he definitely didn’t mishear you. While some people call their significant others “babe” or “bae,” he opted to think outside of the box by calling you Emma. Think of it as a compliment, you only spent a few hours telling him your hopes and dreams before you scored that pet name! If that’s not love, then I don’t know what is.

As for his late night texts, don’t worry about how late he’s sending them. Guys in college spend a lot of time doing homework, and are known to pull all-nighters when their professors assign a lot of optional reading for class. If anything, you should be flattered by the fact that you’re the first thing he thinks about when he’s done with all of his assignments! The fact that he’s also able to formulate such coherent thoughts as “yo” or “sup” after a full night of hitting the books is also commendable.

Now, in regards to his most recent text, you should know that this is in fact his way of not only asking you on a date but also asking you to be his girlfriend. You don’t want to Netflix and chill with just anyone, it’s just way too personal! I mean think about it, would you really be comfortable with anyone apart from your significant other seeing all those Disney movies and weird documentaries in your “recently watched” section? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Our best advice is to text him back ASAP, set up a convenient time to Netflix and chill and find the longest movie possible. (Note: We recommend anything by Nicholas Sparks.)

Much Love,

4E

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