Become a Contributor for The Hoya!

write to kanye2.0The Hoya is looking for contributors for the fall 2014 semester (Read: The Hoya is looking for you!). Applying to be a contributor now is a great decision because you have loads of free time as it’s still summer and, of course, you’re shaking with excitement to get involved back at school.

First, let’s clear the air about what this application actually is. After looking through the 2018 GAAP group, I’ve noticed a bit of (totally understandable) confusion. To be completely honest, I wouldn’t understand what a contributor does if I didn’t work for The Hoya. This is not an application to become a staff member of The Hoya. Rather, contributor applications are for columnists or community members on the editorial board. As a columnist, you write a column, either once a week or every other week, with a consistent and creative theme. Columnist positions are available in the Opinion, Business, Sports or Guide sections. On the other hand, the two editorial board community members meet with the rest of the editorial board to discuss issues on campus and in D.C. before before voicing its opinion in the paper. These two individuals serve as representatives of the Georgetown community on the board, which is otherwise made up of Hoya staffers.

All of these positions provide a glimpse into what goes on at The Hoya and an opportunity to make friends with the lovely staff. Apply — what do you have to lose?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. TOMORROW (Aug. 15). For more specific info and the applications, check out our Facebook event. 

Still confused about what a columnist actually does? Here are some of our favorite columns from past semesters:


ROSENBERGER:Can Christianity Bring Sexy Back? 

FUNT: An Open Invitation to Kanye West


Lessons Learned at GUASFCU 


Forgotten Female Figures 


Blowouts Are a Reality of Sports, Not Bullying

Remember another round of applications to join our staff will be available mid-August. And don’t worry, we won’t let you forget about it!

Staffer of the Week: Ian Tice

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer that has done a particularly awesome job – now you can get to know about them, too. As part of our Leavey 421 series, we’ll be posting quick interviews with each Staffer of the Week. This week’s honoree made things pretty stylish – both on some new Hoya apparel and in this year’s Basketball Preview.
Name Ian (Autumn) Tice
School College
Year 2016
Major(s)/Minor(s) Economics and French
Hometown Maple Glen, PA
Position on The Hoya Layout editor
Why did you earn staffer of the week?
I designed and ordered sweatshirts for 140-plus Hoya staffers. I think they turned out really well and it’s great to see so many people wearing them around campus! Also, Laura (senior sports editor), AJ (senior photo editor), Hunter (managing editor) and I did a lot of work over the weekend, producing this year’s Basketball Preview.
What’s your favorite part about working for The Hoya?
The thrill and risk involved in choosing a semi-broken chair in the office.
Some people who are close with you call you “Autumn.” What’s your favorite thing about the fall season?
Cooler weather and pumpkins. And the geese, of course.

It’s now November, and that mean’s Thanksgiving! What’s your favorite Turkey Day dish?

Stuffing. No joke. Who even needs turkey?
What’s one thing that’s still on your Georgetown bucket list?
I’ve actually never had a Hot Chick from Wisey’s … I know … weird.


I choose you

After a heated debate between some of The Hoya staffers over some of the answers in  a Staffer of the Week post, I decided it was time to settle a major debate that has divided our society since 1996:

Which Pokémon starter is the best? [None of this Mudkip, Torchic, Treeko bullhonky]

  • Squirtle
  • Charmander
  • Bulbasaur

Team Squirtle:

Jon Rabar – Publishing Division Consultant Squirtle is the best starter because his evolved form is literally a goddamn battleship

Victoria Edel – Managing Editor Squirtle is the best because he looks baller in sunglasses.

Nicole Jarvis – Deputy Guide Editor  1. Squirtle is adorable and I am admittedly superficial with regards to my Pokémon. 2. It attacks using bubbles 3. Squirrel + Turtle = Squirtle, and those are both adorable animals. Plus I’m partial to Water-Type Pokemon. Always.

Team Charmander:

Ryan Bacic – Senior Sports Editor As a certified Pokemon Master (I won my grade’s Red and Blue tournament in high school), I’m frankly embarrassed that this question is even being asked. Charizard is a powerhouse — give me that Flamethrower, Slash, Hyper Beam, Earthquake moveset all day, erry day. Boom, you’re dead. Get out.

Michelle Cassidy – Founder/Former Senior Editor of 4E JUST LOOK AT THIS FACE. HOW CAN YOU SAY NO TO THIS FACE?

Team Bulbasaur:

Emily Manbeck – Deputy Guide Editor He’s adorable.

Steven Piccione – Former Managing Editor (Prepare yourself for what you’re about to read) It’s the beginning of the game. No time to waste. You need a starter who will carry you through the first two gyms, so you can level up your fellow team members and evolve your starter. Who do you choose? BULBASAUR. Why? Well here are some fun tips for the Charmander-obsessed (conformists) and the Squirtle-fixated (suckers for a cute baby water turtle).

These types are very weak against grass. If you choose Charmander, you run the risk of losing to Misty as your fire pokemon is weak to water. And as for Squirtle, you run the risk of losing to Lt. Surge due to the fact that water is weak against electric.

Bulbasaur outpaces both Charmander and Squirtle in base HP, Defense, Special Attack, and Special Defense.

But it doesn’t stop there. Of course, one could say Charmander’s evolved form Charizard is a “powerhouse,” but that’s nothing more than being a brute. You want a pokemon who can work with someone with enough brain cells to formulate a strategy:

Sleep powder, Poisonpowder, leechseed, and Growth. These moves are the ones that will keep a pokemon alive in battle. Sure fire is super effective versus grass, but life isn’t about hypotheticals. You need a starter who will be the one to finish the race, not sprint part of it. The archaic moves of both Charmander and Squirtle are cute and fancy at first, but what happens when the 5/5 PP runs out of Fire Blast or Hydro Pump? You’re going to settle with Bubble…or Fly? Hah. Have fun with that. Slowly but surely Leechseed will take you down, or that Poisonpowder will get to you first.

That’s right. You may get lucky with Charmander at first versus Bulbasaur, but this betch will get you from the grave. You’re poisoned, you just won the battle, but good luck getting to a PokéCenter before you die. Shit’s real and Bulbasaur will haunt you from the grave.

In conclusion, Hunter is wrong.



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