Okay, beloved student readers, commenters, and trolls. We’ve given you a whole week since the end of finals to relax, unwind, and get yourselves acclimated to summer laziness. And hopefully, by now you’ve come to a realization: Without schoolwork and the distractions of living with thousands of your peers, summer can get pretty boring.
What’s the cure for boredom? Writing for Vox, of course!
With Sam and I having gone home to our different corners of the country for the summer, John’s the only one holding down the blogging fort in D.C. But wherever you are in the country (or world!), we still need some blog help this summer. We’ve got features to do (new ones coming soon!), campus plan fiascoes to cover, and, of course, lots of opportunities to get ourselves on other news blogs.
If you’re interested in joining the summer Vox team, which by now all of you should be, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like what you’ve seen from the Voice so far this semester? Want to get involved but not sure how? You’re in luck! We’re going to be having a second open house of the year this Friday, Oct. 1 from 6pm to 7pm in our office, Leavey 413.
The open house is a great place to talk to current staffers, get a feel for what working on a student paper is like, and get some free pizza. We always need more talented reporters, writers, bloggers, photographers, graphic designers, artists, techies, copy editors, ad sellers, and crossword writers. So if you’ve got a skill that you think the Voice could put to good use, please come by the open house!
If you can’t make it to the open house but are still interested in the Voice, feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com or stop by our office any Wednesday evening and see what our production nights are like!
Interested in working for Georgetown’s greatest newsmagazine (and blog!)? Well, you’re in luck: the Voice will be having an open house this Friday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in our office, Leavey 413.The open house is a great place to talk to current staffers, get a feel for what working on a student paper is like, and get some free pizza.
In addition to the open house, we’ll be having meetings for specific sections throughout the week. The schedule for those is as follows (like the open house, all meetings will be in Leavey 413):
Copy Editing: Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m.
Sports: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.
Photography: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
Design & Artwork: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
Technology: Saturday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m.
News: Saturday, Sept. 11 at noon
Leisure: Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.
Crossword: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.
Fiction: Sunday, Sept. 12 at noon
Blog: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.
Opinions: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
Business: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m.
Editorial Board: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
If you can’t make it to the open house or a section meeting that you’re interested in but you still want to be involved with the Voice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us what you’re into and we’ll put you in touch with the right person!
If there’s one thing every college student loves, it’s free food. Each week, Vox will highlight a few events to help you survive without a meal plan. Send tips and suggestions to email@example.com.
Goldman will discuss how his life and his passion for cake making—all while creating one of the unique cakes that made his bakery, Charm City Cakes, famous.
The tickets cost five dollars online, or eight dollars at the door—and yes, we know that we broke our own rule about the food being free. However, this is probably the only time you can get a cake like this for cheap, since cakes regularly cost upwards of $1,000.
Although our Prefrosh Preview series is over, we still have one more thing to share with Georgetown’s newest students—Twitter.
While plenty of stories end up on Vox, we cover even more through our Twitter account. So, follow us. You might even end up on Twuesday Tweetacular.
To help the social-media inclined get adjusted to Georgetown campus life, we also made a few nifty lists that cover as many Georgetown-related accounts as we could find. (If we missed anything, be sure to let us know in the comments.)
Starting in two weeks, VFT will post bi-monthly advice columns about sex, dating, and anything else that’s inappropriate for polite conversations. But, there’s a catch—she needs your questions.
Here’s our request to you all: Dig down into your sexual psyche, then email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything related to relationships is fair game. (And we guarantee anonymity, so feel free to use pen names at your leisure.)
Let’s see what you’ve got, Georgetown. Venus Fly Trap is waiting.
Believe it or not, summer’s almost over—which means the Voice will be putting out its first issue of the school year in a mere week! Not to give too much away (since I know you’re all waiting with bated breath to see what our first cover story will be) but a big part of the first issue will be a Best of Georgetown feature for new freshmen.
We at the Voice think we have pretty good taste, but because we’re such a democratically-minded newsmagazine, we wanted you all to have your fair say, too. So, without further ado, please help us out and vote for your favorite option in the following categories (and feel free to leave endorsements in the comments section)! Winners will be featured in our first issue, which will be hitting newsstands all over campus August 27th.
After the jump, vote for your favorite Chinese, delivery, pizza and more!
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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 entries.
We’re putting the contest to a vote now, meaning that you all get to decide which sign will be mass-produced and distributed in late August.
Do you like the “Beware of college students” and “Raising property values since 1789″ signs, both submitted by Alison Crowley (COL ’11)? How about Steven‘s “Complain to my landlord, not to my school” sign? Or perhaps one of the other two entries?
Take a look at your choices, ponder over them a bit, and then vote for your favorite after the jump. The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, so vote while you still can.
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 a giant Bieber head saying “GET OUT OF MY GHETTO”
What do you think?
While we secretly hoped a resident would win, Jeffrey’s comment delighted us. Congrats, the Georgetown Barbie is forever yours.
At the risk of repeating ourselves, we want to thank everybody that reads Vox. Your tips, comments, and feedback keep this little blog going. Our job would be decidedly less fun—and more pointless—without you.
And while we’re elbow-deep in self-promotion, we just want to remind you to try submitting a slogan to our 2010 Campus Plan sign contest. We promise there’s no better way to waste away your precious summer hours.
Our trip into Burleith yesterday got us thinking about a few things. Why should the residents be the only ones who get to have fun with signage? How can students get involved with the 2010 Campus Plan? And why has it been months since our last contest?
And so, in the spirit of fairness, we’re launching a “2010 Campus Plan” sign contest. All next week, we’ll be checking email@example.com for submissions. If you’d like to enter, don’t forget to include your name, school, year, and a little bit about what inspired your sign.
Next Friday, we’ll choose our favorite signs and then pit them against one another in a vote. That’s right—you choose the winner! Lucky you!
The winner will receive a yet-to-be-determined prize.
After the jump, we’ve posted a sample sign to spark your creativity.