Vox would like to extend its utmost congratulations (and a lovely bag of leftover Halloween candy from the Georgetown CVS) to the winners of this year’s Halloween costume contest. In a landslide victory over the other three competitors, Katie Pak (COL ’12) and her gang of 12 facepainted seniors scored a crucial win with their “zombie Big East” getups, which has proven to be the only time it’s acceptable to wear a Syracuse shirt around campus. If only the same good fortune could befall the conference that inspired them.
Thanks to everyone who entered or voted! This was so much fun we just may enact a Thanksgiving costume contest later this month.
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Wow, we certainly had a lot of creative entries, didn’t we? After our judges had a heated secret conference in which one person was unfriended and another accused of illiteracy, there was one winner who brought home the traditional Valentine’s Day chocolate fish. Behold! Our winner and most-honorable mentions.
Kid A took home the choco-fish with a heart-warming poem about sweaters.
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Not 21 yet? Has Third’s stopped accepting your ID? There’s one bar that will never close its doors to you—a candy bar.
With our sweet tooth at the ready, we visited Georgetown Candy Bar yesterday. Here’s what we learned about the store:
- The first half of the deceptively long store features bins of scoopable candy. To our delight, the store seems to leave nothing out—classic gummies and sours, licorice Scottie Dogs, candy rocks, and even a few oddities like “Swiss fruit candies” and neon “techno bears” line the narrow aisle. (Don’t get too excited, though; a pound of assorted candies will set you back ten dollars.)
- Further inside the store lie a variety of taffies, lollipops, and brightly decorated gift sets aimed at children.
- Near the register, you’ll find different brands and flavors of chocolate, including a chocolate-bacon bar we thought only existed in our dreams.
It might be a bit pricey, but if you’re yearning for a sugar rush—or if you’ve always loved chocolate with bacon bits in it—take the worthwhile walk down to 1417 Wisconsin Avenue to visit Georgetown Candy Bar.
Photo: Julie Patterson
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