FDA bans caffeinated alcoholic drinks; college parties everywhere get more boring

Just like Philly P, parties with more than two kegs, and Dan Porterfield, another piece of college canon is leaving us for good. After a struggle led by pretty much everybody except college students, the Food and Drug… Read More

ANC wrapup: Let’s go to the HOP

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission met on Monday to discuss the usual—license approvals and community noise complaints. As expected, commissioners also mentioned the shenanigans in Harbin Hall, as well as a few local bars and restaurants. Here are the… Read More

D.C. Health Department asks GERMS to report Four Loko cases

Growing opposition from medical and academic communities may threaten the continued production of Four Loko, a hyper-caffeinated malt liquor dubbed “blackout in a can.” The main concern? The mix of caffeine and alcohol causes heavier, longer periods of… Read More

GW tightens alcohol policy, enforces party registration

The George Washington University is cracking down on large parties. After a number Greek-life groups held unregistered parties on campus, the University began to place heavy sanctions on non-compliant organizations. According to the GW Hatchet, the requirement was… Read More

Survey claims friends try to prevent drunk hookups

Every weekend, it’s easy to see the prevalence of the hookup culture at Georgetown. The number of hookups—and subsequent hookup horror stories—even led to three Georgetown students creation of WorstHookups.com, where students can share all the details of… Read More

Thirds temporarily shut down by D.C. gov’t

Due to violations that stemmed from a felony assault, the D.C. Alcohol and Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) shut down Third Edition for three days in early August. The bar was closed from August 8 to August 10. According… Read More

Prefrosh Preview: Illicit activities

Below, we’ve republished Juliana Brint’s August 2009 post about “all the various vices you might be interested in engaging in during college: drinking, drugs, sex and smoking.” And here’s our disclaimer: Vox isn’t endorsing any of these activities…. Read More

ANC blasts alcohol regulators for allowing Dixie Liquor to sell singles

For as long as Dixie Liquor has been seeking an exemption to the Ward 2 ban on single bottles of alcohol, the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission has been trying to stop Dixie owners from getting one. Their logic?… Read More

MPD created party patrols in response to neighborhood complaints

At the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year, the Metropolitan Police Department began party patrols to monitor Burleith and West Georgetown from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. five nights a week, including weekend nights,  according to e-mails exchanged between… Read More

GWU has GERMS envy

While our friends in Foggy Bottom may be outdoing us in terms of programming  boards and on-campus comedians, there’s one thing they’re still envious of us about: GERMS. The GW equivalent of GERMS is a “the Emergency Medical… Read More