10 Things Hoyas Should Be Thankful For


Can you believe it? Midterms are (finally) over and Christmas is literally WEEKS away!

Before I get too far ahead and offend all those people who “love” Thanksgiving, let’s jump right into what this article is actually about. Today, I’ve decided to give you the 10 things you should be most thankful for as a Hoya — and yes, I know it can be pretty difficult to figure it out sometimes. Here they are:

  1. That one time a semester when you think a rat is about to jump out of the bush and it turns out to be a bunny                                                        
  2. All your tuition money is being spent on a “green space” that will not be finished until after we all graduate.
  3. The elevator in Regents that is ALWAYS there for those of us who have given up on taking the stairs up to Leavey
  4. When the workers at Einstein’s learn your name — it’s a great feeling, speaking from personal experience here.       
  5. Pasta week at Launch — it’s 100 percent the best week, don’t try to deny it.      
  6. When Jack’s Crew lets you get less than 3 feet away from Jack to take a picture
  7. The Georgetown meme page
  8. The smell on the second floor of the ICC is almost completely gone.
  9. Well, you go to Georgetown. I know this is kind of soft, but it’s true.
  10. MAC MCCLUNG…have you seen him dunk??

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Have a happy Thanksgiving, Hoyas. See you soon!

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101 Thankful Things


Gratitude is always important, but we recently celebrated an entire day dedicated to it. And there are lots of things to love: turkeys, colorful leaves, family…the usual.

We at 4E have compiled a list of 101 things that Georgetown students are and should always be grateful for:

  1. That one time my professor tore into that know-it-all when she said wrong things
  2. Professors who ignore the instructional continuity policy
  3. Roommates who don’t suck
  4. The Instagram “gufreshmendoingthings”
  5. Inattentive student guards
  6. Free food
  7. Free t-shirts
  8. Student discounts
  9. Getting a table in lau
  10. Leaving lau
  11. Not having to go to lau
  12. Club Lau
  13. The really nice security guard in lau who doesn’t judge me for always leaving lau really late
  14. Netflix
  15. Netflix and chill
  16. What happens after Netflix and chill
  17. Being featured in Georgetown’s Instagram
  18. The girl who lends me a chair from her table so that I can put my feet up
  19. Dogs
  20. Let me say that again: dogs
  21. T Sweets
  22. Christmas lights
  23. The “share location indefinitely” feature on the iPhone
  24. Brown house
  25. Slutty brownies
  26. Friends who distract you via text message while you’re in a boring class
  27. Georgetown basketball
  28. Professors who are chill
  29. Professors who care
  30. Free Chipotle
  31. When the guy at Chipotle doesn’t remind me that the guacamole costs extra
  32. Guacamole
  33. Beyonce
  34. Friends who make you food
  35. Friends who actually return the stuff they “borrow”
  36. When the pasta line at Leo’s isn’t eight miles long
  37. The “doge” meme
  38. First dates
  39. Second dates
  40. What even is a third date?
  41. Brunch
  42. Drunk brunch
  43. Not throwing up at drunk brunch
  44. The friend that patted my back after throwing up at drunk brunch
  45. Tequila
  46. The Harbin security guard that let me back in without a GoCard when I left the building in my pajamas to pick up the Mai Thai I had ordered for the fourth time that week
  47. Happy hour(s)
  48. Nutella
  49. When the Metro is on time
  50. When the GUTS bus is on time #rare
  51. Finding your wallet and purse safe and your phone fully charged despite not knowing how you got home
  52. Losing your phone and having someone you don’t know find it in their freezer
  53. Awkward times in class when you are placed in a group project with a Tinder match
  54. Cancelled classes
  55. Todd Olson
  56. Jack DeGioia
  57. When the other person cancels plans first so you don’t have to
  58. Sweetgreen
  59. The bread at Sweetgreen
  60. Parks and Recreation
  61. Donald Trump’s hairspray
  62. When the professor forgets to pass around the attendance sheet the day you skip
  63. Heely’s
  64. Hoverboards
  65. Friends with free MSB printing
  66. Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat stories
  67. When your Safeway order shows up on time
  68. When they don’t include rotten avocados in your Safeway order
  69. The one crazy dude who carries on class discussions in Problem of God
  70. Georgetown sunsets
  71. When randos let you pet their dogs
  72. 2000’s era Cartoon Network/Disney/Teen Nick channels
  73. 4E (duh)
  74. Ducking autocorrect
  75. Double stuffed Oreos
  76. When your favorite elliptical/treadmill/bike at Yates is free
  77. The fact that in New York they actually put cream cheese on your bagel
  78. The Lau geo-tag
  79. People who studied abroad but don’t start every sentence with, “When I was studying abroad…”
  80. When you see a former hookup but you look super hot
  81. Chick Fil A not having E. coli
  82. The smoothies at Leo’s brunch
  83. Yahoo answers
  84. When somehow ace a pop quiz without doing the reading
  85. The kid who dropped a dish in Leo’s last week and it shattered
  86. DFMOs
  87. Group texts
  88. When you put your music on shuffle and all of the songs you like come on
  89. Professors who don’t give a sit-down final
  90. When the Corp’s coffee isn’t burned
  91. The new athletic facility that we all get to use #loljk
  92. The cops who didn’t arrest me when I threw my fake ID at them
  93. Social justice Facebook posters
  94. When random organizations give out free food and you pretend to be interested just for the candy
  95. Rumchata
  96. #Jesuits
  97. Intramural battle ship
  98. Epi’s lax refill policy
  99. Epi’s quesadillas
  100. Drunk Epi
  101. Epi

And just for fun, here are the few things we are not thankful for:

  1. Epi buffet prices
  2. Group texts
  3. Georgetown basketball
  4. Kylie Jenner’s ability to inspire an entire generation
  5. The cops who arrested my friend for using his fake at Towne
  6. The guy tapping his foot really loudly in the cubicle next to me in Lau
  7. The new GUTS routes
  8. The thin Oreos

Happy Thanksgiving, Hoyas!

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100 Things to Be Thankful for at Georgetown

Be Thankful For

There are a lot of things to be thankful for this year. Besides the classic “family and friends,” some people might be giving thanks for Chipotle, Beyoncé or other things that would be considered “unorthodox.” However, an unknown author has been leaving a list of Georgetown-specific things to be thankful for around campus, “dedicated to Dean Carol Lancaster, Andrea Jaime, Mark Adamsson, and all those members of the Georgetown community who passed away this year.” Below is the (alphabetized) list of the parts of Georgetown that we, as lucky students, should rightfully be grateful for.

1. “Carry That Weight” Movement
2. “Free Henle” Movement
3. #YesAllRAs
4. 3AM Conversations about Life
5. A Different Dialogue
6. Abissa (ASG’s Cultural Showcase)
7. Active Minds
8. African American Studies Program
9. Alta Gracia apparel in the bookstore
10. Alternative Break Programs (formerly ASB)
11. Angel Garcia (Residential Living)
12. Back on My Feet
13. Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown
14. Beeck Center
15. Ben Shaw
16. Black House
17. Bridget Sherry
18. Calcagnini Contemplative Center
19. Campus Ministry
20. Candy in Lau during finals
21. CBL classes
22. Chaplain Pratima Dharm
23. Chaplains in Residence
24. Chicken Finger Thursday
25. CMA
26. Coffee Hours
27. Coordinators of DC Reads and DCSP
28. Dahlgren Quad
29. Dean Keshia Woods
30. Dr. Diana Guelespe
31. Dr. John Wright at CAPS
32. Educators OUT Day
33. Erika Cohen-Derr
35. Farmer’s Market
36. Food Service Workers
37. Fr. Raymond Kemp
38. Francisco and Javier at Leavey Grab-N-Go
39. Frankie at the Regent’s Einstein Bagels
40. Free flu shots
41. Free food wherever we find it
42. Georgetown decorated for the holidays
43. Georgetown Heckler
45. GSC’s Worker Breakfast
46. GSP (Missy, Christine, Berto, Ale)
48. GU’s Ferguson Activism
49. Healey Family Student Center
50. Heritage Months
51. Hoya Saxa Weekend
52. Hoyas United for Free Speech
53. Imam Hendi
54. Jack’s Instagram
55. Jen Schweer
56. Jeron (Nevils/LXR security guard)
57. Kalmanovitz Initiative
58. Late-Night Breakfast-for-Dinner
59. Lau Sings
60. LEAD and YLEAD
61. MeChA
62. Meditation Center
63. Mentorship
64. Ms. Pat (Lau Guard)
65. NASC Pow Wow
66. Night Shift Workers
67. NSO
68. Piano Rooms in HFSC
69. Picchii Multimedia Room
70. Playing in the fountain
71. Professor Brian McCabe
72. Professor Elizabeth Velez
73. Professor Marcia Chatelain
74. Professor Pamela Fox
75. Professor Sabrina Wesley-Nero
76. Professor Sky Sitney
77. Rabbi Rachel
78. Rangila at the Kennedy Center
79. Reventón Latino
80. Reverend Kesslyn
81. Riggs Library
82. Saxby’s (especially Jim!)
83. Sexual Assault Peer Educators
84. Shiva and the LGBTQ Resource Center
85. Spanish Mass
86. Special Accommodations Notice
87. Steve from DPS
88. Study abroad (Office of Global Engagement)
89. Suru / Umberto / Ripai
90. Take Back the Night
91. Thanksgiving Leo’s Dinner
92. The Arts at Georgetown
93. The G2
94. The Trail Behind Yates
95. The Wisey’s Guys
96. The Women’s Center
97. Tree HAUS Art Share
98. Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets
99. Women’s Basketball Team
100. You-Me Park

Thank you, anonymous author, for reminding all of us to be thankful for so much of Georgetown that can often be taken for granted. Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Very Hoya Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingHappy (early) Thanksgiving, Hoyas! Besides all of the travel plans, cheer, relatives and turkey, there is another reason for this much-needed break: giving thanks! On the Hilltop, we have many things to be thankful for. Here is 4E’s list of what we’d like to give thanks for at Georgetown:

1. Short lines at Corp locations – Hoyas need their caffeine to live. A short line at MUG can and will translate into an uncannily happy Hoya.

2. Empty machines at Yates – We all know the importance of working on that fitness. When Hoyas see an open elliptical those endorphins go crazy.

3. The Omelet Lady at Leo’s – “Get ya omelets!” Leo’s brunch would not be the same without that special bell. And if they get the order completely right? All the better.

4. Open tables on Lau 2 – Near an outlet, with chairs … oh, the joys. Staking out Lau territory is serious business.

5. Holiday drinks – Pumpkin spice lattes for days. There is not a girl on this campus who doesn’t explode with happiness when these drinks come out for the season.

6. Georgetown merchandise – You don’t own a Georgetown shirt? Do you even go here?

7. Chicken Finger Thursday – Best day of the week, no questions asked.

8. Wisey’s cookies – Any day is better when an chocolate chip Oreo cookie is involved. Actually, any day is better when Wisey’s in general is involved. Burger Madness anyone?

9. M Street shopping – You know what I’m saying. Who doesn’t like walking downtown and engaging in some retail therapy? Admit it: You’re going to use Christmas shopping as an excuse to go to M Street a little more often, aren’t you?

10. Half-priced Qdoba Tuesdays – Guacamole. Avocados. Amazingness. Could it get any better?

11. SafeRides – This is a Hilltop, and we should not be expected to climb it. Thanks for always saving our aching legs, SafeRides.

12. John B. Carroll, J.J., Jack – WE LOVE BULLDOGS!

13. The magical place we call the Hilltop – HOYA SAXA! And, of course, basketball … always basketball.


Photos: College Prowler, Turtle Techie