The night before All Hallows’ Eve, Lauinger Library was no pretty sight. Students settled low in their cubicles, watching the the dismal rain fall slowly out of the gray, gloomy sky. Frankenstorm is over, dear Hoyas, and it’s time to get out of your pajamas and back into the ICC.
Both the federal government and all schools in D.C. will reopen today and resume normal schedules. The Metro restarted service around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the Washington Post, 112,000 people lost power in the District.
University spokeswoman Stacy Kerr said that no dorm or building on campus lost power. Darnall and Village C West had the highest reports of flooding or leaking into residences, but Kerr said most reports were leaks and not floods. No students who live off campus needed to relocate on campus for any reason.
“We began planning last week,” Kerr said. “I think that the timing of the storm presented some decisions that needed to be made, primarily about food.” She added that last minute preparations were necessary at Leo’s for students to get food before the dining hall closed.
Hurricane Sandy is already forcing students like Lizzy Lafranchise to settle for questionable forms of entertainment, like shopping at Pottery Barn. It won’t be long before the Georgetown community devolves into a state of nature.
Bisi O‘s deal with nature succeeded, resulting in cancelled Monday classes. Overjoyed students were soon rewarded with yet another day off. And so, the vicious self-reinforcing cycle of procrastination continues.
Halloween lands smack in the middle of the week, so we obviously have to celebrate it both weekends, right? That means twice as many costumes as past years…good thing I just got my 12-variety-pack of mustaches in the mail today!
In the holiday spirit, I’ve included a few spooky classics, though there are still plenty of new tunes to dig into. I also just had to include two tracks off the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Man with the Iron Fists featuring RZA and all his best hip hop/kung fu magic. It comes out November 2, and features RZA’s entire posse on the soundtrack, including The Black Keys, Kanye, Wiz Khalifa, and Wu-Tang.
The shooting occurred on Halloween night during the traditional M Street celebration, when two groups of teenagers got into a fight on the street’s 2800 block around 11:00 p.m., and three shots were reportedly fired.
The boy’s death is the first among the at least six victims shot in the District on Halloween night. So far, Metro Police have made one arrest, that of a 24-year-old being charged with carrying a pistol without a license, in connection with the Georgetown crime.
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.
Did you wake up today wishing your Tuesday-morning hangover would last a little bit longer just so you wouldn’t have to let Halloween weekend go just yet? Well, here at Vox we’re staying in the spirit, and bringing you the opportunity to vote in this year’s costume contest! Thanks to everybody who submitted their photos, and here are our top 4:
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Around 11 p.m. on October 31, a man was reported shot on the 2800 block of M street. At 28th Street, three gunshots were reported by the owner of George’s Falafel House according to the Washington Post.
One witness reported to Vox that a group of 15-20 teenagers were walking down M Street toward Foggy Bottom. As they crossed the street toward George’s Falafel House, a truck passed and three gunshots were heard.
According to the GW Hatchet, “A man come up behind GW Hospital in the aftermath of a fight at the station that was cleared by the police. When the truck approached a car that was picking the man up, the person ran toward an alley, the witness said, and the person from the truck shot the man, who fell.”
A GW graduate living in the area told Vox that several cops started IV fluids and tourniquets on the victim on the sidewalk.
The shooter ran to 24th and New Hampshire where he threw the gun into some bushes. Paul Biedlingmaier (COL ’11), told Vox that he saw the perpetrator be apprehended in an alley near 900 24th Street around 11:10 pm. A red pick-up truck is being inspected by MPD and a van of Secret Service Officers.
According to GW spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard, “At approximately 11:15 p.m on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, the George Washington University Police Department was notified of armed suspects in the I Street Mall area. Both suspects have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department.”
It’s Halloween! Well, actually that’s not entirely true—Halloween isn’t until Monday. But since “Halloweekend” starts tonight (for some of us maybe even last night), there are some ambitious revelers who will be dressing in up to five different costumes to celebrate this wonderful holiday. And you know what that means? Up to five chances to win Vox‘s 2011 Halloween costume contest!
Last year, the top honor went to Jed Feiman(COL ’12) for his portrayal of 2010′s favorite politician Jimmy McMillan. If you want to be the recipient of this year’s prize (which we promise will be better than the old, probably unsafe bag of candy corn that we gave out last year), email a picture of you in your costume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll open up the vote to our readership sometime next week.
We even got a group entry! Lauren Mahon (NHS ’12),Margaux McGrath (COL ’12), Margaret Delaney (COL ’12), Jillian Falbe (NHS ’12), and Hannah Klusendorf (COL ’12) tugged on our childhood memories as the cast of Recess.
Take a minute to look at the costumes, then choose your favorite. We’ll keep the polls open until Friday, when we’ll announce the winner.
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 Georgetown sweatshirt and maybe a white lab coat, drink your beverages out of a mason jar but do not actually try to create DMT yourself—it’s a crime.