TikTok Review: October 2020

In case you missed it: The Hoya is on TikTok!

We know, we know, try to contain your excitement. 

With The Hoya’s newfound TikTok fame — we have over 100,000 likes! — we at 4E have decided it’s about time to release our top TikToks so far.  Is this list mostly subjective? Absolutely. 

Now, in no particular order, let’s move on to our favorite TikToks from The Hoya so far.

POV: Louis Tomlinson Is Your Cashier at Vital Vittles

 “its the gocard tapping for me”

With over 135,000 views and about 55,000 comments, this TikTok is clearly a fan favorite. While freshmen don’t entirely get it, any One Direction reference is always welcome. 

Georgetown Cupcake v. Baked & Wired v. Levain Bakery

 “i cant believe that georgetown cupcake vs baked and wired is a whole genre of tik toks”

Kinda rude for Levain to open up when I’m 3,000 miles away, but whatever.

Georgetown Schools as Hogwarts Houses

“congrats, you’ve given the msbros an even bigger ego”

I mean, as a fan of “Harry Potter,” which as we all know was written by Daniel Radcliffe, I appreciate the effort. However, I’m sure I speak for 99% of the Georgetown student population when I say the MSB should’ve been Slytherin.

Georgetown Campus

Last, but certainly not least, is the iconic, tear-jerking, makes-me-miss-campus-the-most TikTok of the century. Do I watch this daily to pretend we’re on campus? Absolutely. Does it make me cry every time? Yes. And what about it?

Too Fit To Quit

too fit

Did you work out today? Eat healthy? Drink lots of water? Get proper sleep? Believe it or not, Hoyas, the answer is probably yes. That is, if you’re in the D.C.-Metro Area.

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Washington, D.C. ranks second on their Annual Fitness Index (AFI) of the 50 top U.S. metropolitan areas.

The index measures levels of chronic disease, preventative health behaviors, health care access, community resources and policies that encourage active, healthy lifestyles. This year, D.C. was awarded 77.7 out of 100 possible points on the AFI rankings. First place went to the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area, who scored a 78.2 overall.

The ACSM data showing D.C.’s health-concious lifestyle is nothing new. This is the second year in a row that D.C. has come in second place overall on the AFI. (Last year, D.C. scored a 75.8 – once again inched out by Minneapolis-St. Paul, which scored a 76.4.)

According to an ACSM press release regarding this year’s Index:

Washington ranked first on personal health indicators related to health behaviors, chronic health conditions and health care access. The area ranked third on community/environmental indicators associated to the built environment, recreational facilities, park-related expenditures, physical education requirements and primary health care providers.

The ACSM aims to improve urban quality of life across the U.S. through initiatives like the annual AFI. For this year’s survey, the group worked alongside the Indiana University School of Family Medicine and a panel of 26 health and physical activity experts to compile data from numerous sources, including the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Census and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

For more information about Washington’s health statistics, this year’s AFI and more, check out this page.

And until next year, stay healthy, Hoyas.

Photo: Sari Frankel/The Hoya