Conor Williams is the Post’s “Next Great Pundit”

In a landslide victory yesterday, Conor Williams (GOV ’11) was named the Washington Post‘s “Next Great Pundit.” Williams’s win marks the end of a month-long gauntlet of rounds, which included blog posts, traditional op-eds, and a roundtable debate. Now, he will receive a three-month writing contract with the Post. As a pundit, Williams hopes to […]

WaPo’s last-minute costumes for lazy college students

Looking to go out tonight but not sure what to wear? Use up all your good costumes already? The Washington Post has a few suggestions for college-themed costumes, including “Can of Four Loko,” “Mark Zuckerberg,” and of course, the Georgetown-themed “Alleged Georgetown DMT Lab Scientists.” From the Post‘s college blog, Campus Overload: Throw on a […]

Enter Vox’s Halloween costume contest!

With Halloween only a few days away—and a weekend of themed parties, Lupe Fiasco, and the Daily Show rally ahead of us—we figure Georgetown students are going to wear some great costumes. Why not show us your favorites? Until Monday morning, we’re accepting submissions for our Halloween costume contest. Send a photo of your best […]

Students compete to be WaPo’s “Next Great Pundit”

At least two Georgetown students are competing to become “America’s Next Great Pundit” over at the Washington Post. The contest, which awards a three-month stint with the Post to the winner, received approximately 1,400 entries earlier this year. Out of those 1,400, 50 were selected by Post staff for the vote. PhD candidate Conor Williams […]

The winners of the Homecoming haiku contest

We learned two things about Vox readers this weekend: They have a knack for Japanese poetry, and they really, really like free stuff. Although it was hard to choose, here are our five favorite Homecoming-themed haikus. “BS” impressed us with his vocabulary: Football team? lolskies. Wake me when it’s basketball I’ll don blue and grey […]

Write a Homecoming haiku, win tickets to see Freakonomics

Vox has a bundle of tickets for an advance screening of Freakonomics, a documentary adaptation of the best-selling book, that we want to give to our readers. So, we stole one of New York Magazine‘s recurring gimmicks: the haiku contest. The screening is next Monday, September 27, at 7 p.m. at the E Street Cinema. […]

The Worst Idea Georgetown’s Ever Had: A final countdown

We’ve run the gauntlet of Georgetown’s worst ideas. We argued over party fuck-ups, embarrassing alumni, property mistakes, and hell, we even let your suggestions duke it out. (Congrats to “hoyaalum” for winning the wonderfully appropriate prize—a Georgetown shot glass.) Let’s get serious now. It’s time to choose Georgetown’s worst-ever idea, which will live in infamy […]

The Worst Idea Georgetown’s Ever Had: Wild card edition

For the final round of our “Worst Idea” feature, we’re turning over the nomination process to the wild world of Vox commenters. Think you know Georgetown’s worst idea ever? Let us know in the comments. On Thursday night, we’ll wade through the submissions and pick out our favorites. Then, we’ll pit the best of the […]

Get your lawns ready, the 2010 Campus Plan sign contest is over

After a week of submissions and another week of voting, we’re ready to name the winner of our 2010 Campus Plan sign contest. With a whopping 60 percent of the vote, “Raising Property Values Since 1789″ won outright. Congrats to Alison Crowley (COL ’11), who just earned herself a pair of tickets to the E […]

Vote for your favorite 2010 Campus Plan lawn sign

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer You guys impress the hell out of us. In the past week, you flooded the comments and our inbox with some great submissions for the 2010 Campus Plan sign contest. It took some time—and a little bit of Photoshopping—but we managed to whittle it down to the five best […]

10,000 reasons we love Vox commenters

We fell sleep for a few hours and—BAM!—our 10,000th comment contest ended overnight. As promised, the winner will receive his very own Georgetown Barbie. Our first five-figure comment, written by Jeffrey Bien (COL ’10), a.k.a. “Bring Back the Blingees!”, shows in oh-so-many ways why we love Vox commenters: Seriously, can we make blingees? I’m envisioning […]