InstagraMondays: Halloweekend

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Halloweekend is over. Four costume changes and 50 Facebook albums of a clique of blondes in Risky Business attire later, college students’ most anticipated holiday season has come to a close. With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there was no excuse not to go big for both the pre- and post-Oct. 31 festivities. If you’re like me and were dangerously close to resorting to the brutally basic cat and/or devil ensemble, you’re relieved to be over the hurdle of stress shopping at American Apparel and Buffalo Exchange, strict dieting to accommodate spandex bodysuits, wearing a scant amount of clothing, trying to incorporate a coat into the outfit that necessitates said “scant” amount of clothing and seeing boys in too-short shorts.

Much like the anticlimactic morning after Christmas Day, the Monday after Halloweekend calls for some deep reflection. The same way we pack up the ornaments and say goodbye to the 25 Days of Christmas specials on ABC Family, so too must we put away our neon jumpsuits, body paint and tank tops that walk the fine line between a “cropped tank” and a bra. And much like waking up on Jan. 1 after a long New Year’s Eve night, we must take the time to contemplate our resolutions for the next holiday season.

Next Halloweekend, can you assure yourself with the same conviction that you can pull off that Miley Cyrus getup complete with leotard, teddy bear and foam finger? Should you? Should you try to be more politically correct with your costume choice next year (this one’s for you, promiscuous Barack Obama on the dance floor)? Or for the men in tights and the Cady Heron-esque Playboy bunnies, perhaps opt for more overall coverage?

To honor the memories of this wild Halloweekend, here are a few favorite Instas of your very own 4E bloggers.

D.J. Angelini shines as a cat lady. If it wasn’t for @ltonnessen615’s clarifying caption I would have had to call my grandma to make sure she wasn’t raging on the Hilltop this Halloweekend.

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Cristina Serra shows Texas how 4E does Halloween. Isn’t John Mayer from there? No? Okay well her body is still a wonderland.

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Sara Carioscia shows that Halloweekend has the unique ability to bring all walks of life together. Mormons and ninja turtles, for example.

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And now for some non-blogging fellow Hoyas this Halloweekend.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at Cuates is a very Hoya Halloween. Props to @sarahjdevs for the clever geotag (even though the Mexican blanket is a dead giveaway).

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Here is @mollyrose5494 and @annetayl0r with a cute Mary Poppins tribute.

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In this insta, @maireadryan3 & Co. kill the Charlie’s Angels trio. Location: Mission XXX.

IMG_7244And there you have it. Until next Halloweekend, Hoyas. May your post-Halloween stupor be filled with thoughts of how to better keep down that Pumpkin Burnett’s and maintain your dignity next October.

Photos: Instagram

The Many Faces of Warren Buffett

Here at The Fourth Edition, we love to take the time to appreciate the many speakers who grace us with their presence on the Hilltop. We’re fortunate enough to have many big names in government, business and culture share their knowledge with us … with some help from the Lecture Fund, of course. And Sept. 19 will be no different, as Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffet delivers some words of wisdom. As we’ve done in the past, we wanted to give you a little briefing on Warren’s many faces and what you can expect when he arrives on campus. Take a look:

This is Warren Buffett

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He has lots of money …warren-buffett

$53.5 billion to be exact … if you could stack all of Warren Buffett’s money (in $100 bills), it would be the distance from campus to Annapolis … IN MONEY.

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He got this money from working at Berkshire Hathaway as a primary shareholder, chairman and CEO.

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Before that, he went to University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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(He also went to Columbia Business School).

He’s really just your average guy, though. He enjoys ice cream.Warren-Buffett-dq

And basketball!

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And he’s won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Even though Mr. Buffett gets upset sometimes…

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He’s usually a very happy man.WarrenBuffett

Maybe it’s because he’s giving away most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation …US-billionaires-happy-to-pay-more-taxes

… or maybe he’s just a ninja.kgHpc

Either way, we can’t wait to hear from you on the Hilltop tomorrow at 5 p.m.!

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