Elise Widerlite

Home is on the Hilltop: Welcoming Georgetown’s Next Class

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The days of being a prospective or accepted Georgetown student may seem like forever ago to those of us who know what a Hoya is or who can rattle off an impressive list of Georgetown-related acronyms. But, most Hoyas distinctly remember how influential their Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program weekend was in deciding to attend Georgetown or how one tour guide made them feel like Georgetown was the right school for them.

Famous for their balloon arches, bright smiles and welcoming words, GAAP volunteers make it their job to answer the question, “What is Georgetown?” for prospective students. GAAP staff and Blue and Gray tour guides are passionate about presenting the true Georgetown experience and giving prospective students the chance to explore Georgetown. GAAP weekends and tours of campus are a time to view Georgetown from a new perspective and give admitted students the opportunity to discover what Georgetown means to them.

Note: All video was captured on an iPhone 4s, using FiLMiC Pro. Final editing was done with Final Cut Pro X.

Room Raiders: LXR Residents Reveal Secret Stashes

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Tucked away on Georgetown University’s East Campus, LXR Hall has a bit of a mysterious air to it. Far enough to deter its residents from eating at Leo’s, the residence hall forces students to form its own version of a secret society. While ghosts may not haunt the site of the former Georgetown University Hospital, what your roommate is hiding under his or her bed may be more than enough to shock you.

So what’s your hallmate hiding behind closed doors? Three LXR residents were brave enough to spill their secrets. I stopped Margit Westerman, Emmy Falvey and Mark Troianovski as they walked through the LXR lobby. Each agreed to show me their dorm rooms and answer one question: “If another student knocked on your door, what would they find in your dorm room that might surprise them?” Margit, Emmy and Mark all chose items they couldn’t live without. You’ll never guess what some Georgetown students consider dorm room must-haves.

Note: All photos were taken on an iPhone 4S, using 6×6 and Hipstamatic. Adobe Photoshop Express was used for final edits. All audio was captured using Voice Memos on the iPhone 4S and edited in Audacity. Photos and audio were compiled using Soundslides.