Free For All: If Georgetown Day just doesn’t float your boat

Vegging Out

While most of campus is engorging on GUGS burgers in pre-Georgetown Day celebration, there’s a small sect of campus who’d rather chow down on something that doesn’t contain any ground-up animal flesh. But since it’s not looking like the Georgetown University Celery Munching Society is gaining SAC funding any time soon, the University’s vegetarian contingent is forced to take refuge elsewhere.

Luckily, this week is VegWeek MD, a celebration of vegetarian-friendly events in Maryland sponsored by Compassion Over Killing. The best of these events comes on Thursday, when the Silver Springs Whole Foods will offer a free vegan product sampling between 5 and 7 p.m. Vegan or not—who doesn’t love free food that would normally cost an arm and a leg? To get there, take the Red line to Silver Spring. And don’t forget to log onto for more information.

We Want More-gan!

Who doesn’t love Morgan Freeman? Whether he’s playing God in a bad movie or voicing a penguin’s struggle in a good one, he never fails to make audiences love him like some ubiquitous old grandpa telling stories at the dinner table. If you’re looking to get your Freeman fix, come see the free screening of the Oscar-winning movie Glory this Friday night at the National Archives . Also starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington, Glory chronicles the famous 54th Regiment and its unique struggles during the Civil War.

The movie starts at 7 p.m., and you can get there via the National Archives station on the Green or Yellow line.

Muggle Mania

When you brag to your politically-minded friends about Georgetown, you probably mention Bill Clinton. When you do so to your weird, nerdy friends, you might want to throw add that Melissa Anelli, founder of obsessive Harry Potter fansite, hails from the Hilltop. Moreover, Melissa will be making her grand return to Georgetown tonight at 7:30, for a lecture promoting her new book, Harry: A History, which is sure to be a hit with anyone who’s ever considered getting a lightning-shaped scar tattooed on their flesh.

The lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Lorhfink Auditorium, but because the event is open to the broomstick-wielding public, doors open for Georgetown students at 7.

Photo by Flickr user Masahiro Ihara used under a Creative Commons license.

3 Comments on “Free For All: If Georgetown Day just doesn’t float your boat

  1. There will be no GUGS burgers on Georgetown day. The university sold its soul to Aramark so Aramark will be providing semi-frozen tasteless patties while GUGS will be relegated to grilling Bratwursts instead. But it’s ok, what could possibly be more of a Georgetown tradition than Aramark burgers?

  2. Melissa Anelli isn’t the founder of the Leaky Cauldron, she’s the webmistress

  3. Pingback: Vox Populi » Georgetown alum speaks on Harry Potter, college experience

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