A New Phenomenon: Georgetown Geofilters

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If you’ve been using Snapchat in the past several months, you’ve obviously noticed their new geofilter feature. Or, if you’re technologically challenged like me, you might have no idea what I’m talking about.

For everyone out there still struggling to understand the new, hip lingo of our generation, I’ll explain. Geofilters essentially allow you to be even more obnoxious about the amazing places you go. (Good thing I didn’t know about this during study abroad!)

geofiltersGeofilters are small graphic designs that you can add to your original Snapchat photo that specify the location you’re in. For example:

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It’s pretty similar to geotagging a post on Facebook or Instagram. Don’t mind me, I’m just in the Bahamas for spring break – we might like your Instagram, but we secretly hate you. It is obnoxious in the best way possible.

So for the jetsetters out there, this is your chance to make everyone even more jealous of you. As for the rest of us who are bound 2 the 202, here are some Georgetown geofilters that 4E believes need to exist. (Note: a Georgetown DC one does exist, but it’s about as basic as they get. We can do better.)

  • Lau. All those snaps you send of yourself miserably studying in that cubicle will become that much funnier by letting everyone know exactly where you are. This geofilter definitely needs to be dark and grumpy like the building itself and the constant mood of all its inhabitants.
  • Brown house. Those late night regrettable Snapchats will only be more embarrassing by openly admitting that your current location is the infamous Brown house. Although, deep down you know you secretly love it there. Don’t lie. (Just don’t add it to Our Campus Story.)
  • The Corp. Each Corp location should probably have its own geotag, and you know that every single one will be super edgy and hipster with a bunch of Corpies doing the designs. Eating that Hilltoss salad? Geotag it! Quick coffee between classes in the ICC? Snapchat it or it didn’t happen!
  • Heal Fam Stu Cen. I’m still not really sure what we’re calling this building, but it’s so beautiful that it deserves its own geotag. I’m not sure you could fit all the letter of its name on a Snapchat though. If you could, you would immediately win the Snapchat game.
  • Leo’s. The good, the bad, the ugly, the Leo’s geotag would capture all of this. Who needs Instagram when you can Snapchat your Leo’s meals? Am I right?

Well luckily for us, it is apparently now possible to make your own geofilters! So for all the tech kids out there get cracking! Be sure to check this link for more info on how to do it.

I expect to see some great geofilters popping up in my Snapchat inbox soon! And yes, that is a challenge.

Photos/Gifs: support.snapchat.com, https://static5.businessinsider.com/, https://images.businessweek.com/, https://blogs-images.forbes.com/

Dress Up and Win Money From Hoya Health Hut

Hoya Health Halloween Contest

Everyone loves a good ol’ run-in with the Hoya Health Hut. Nothing’s better than stopping by their pop-up kiosk on the way to class and walking away with some free stuff after learning some health info you PROBABLY should have already known by this point. But that’s what they’re there for: To tell you some super important stuff and give you free stuff just for listening!

In this case, that “free stuff” will come in the form of awesome gift cards to some of the best hangout spots in the Georgetown area. What’s the occasion? The Hoya Health Hut Costume Contest. You have until Nov. 8 to send in a perfectly filtered picture of your best costume from this weekend to [email protected]

GU Health Education Services will be posting your submissions on their Facebook page and the three pictures that acquire the most likes will win a prize. First place will walk away with a $100 gift card to Founding Farmers, second place will receive a $50 gift card to Pinstripes and third place will receive a $25 gift card to AMC.

Get your costumes ready and make sure they’re in great form for your Hoya Health Hut snapshot. Don’t worry, if you haven’t gathered your costume essentials just yet, we have a few suggestions.

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