Stumped on what to wear to GW’s Inaugural Ball? Check out tips from the University’s new Pinterest page.
The University Events page has four boards – wardrobe, hair and make-up, accessories and shoe ideas – with a total of 61 pins.
The “Inaugural Ball apparel” board features celebrities and stylish politicos, like alumna and former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis in her 1961 inaugural getup.
The page also advises students to select outfits, accents and makeup with a buff-and-blue theme to show “Colonial spirit.”
Tickets for the Jan. 21 ball, which will cost $100, go on sale Election Day.
Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop opens Friday after about a month of preparation to its J Street space.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels is handing out free samples on its opening day Friday.
Samplers can stop by the new J Street venue between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to taste the original and cinnamon pretzels.
The University announced this fall that Auntie Anne’s would replace Freshens, which sold frozen yogurt and smoothies.
It is the first chain restaurant added to J Street since Campus Dining scrapped the Wendy’s and Chik-Fil-A in August 2011.
Director of Campus Support Services Nancy Haaga said she hoped Auntie Anne’s will excite more students about J Street, which has swapped out several vendors and overhauled its marketing in the last few years to attract diners.
The Fojol Brothers of Merilindia food truck employees serve Indian food while donning turbans and playing Punjabi music. Photo courtesy of Dave Kleinschmidt under Creative Commons License
The Fojol Brothers food truck that brings turbaned employees and Punjabi music to H Street to serve up Thai, Ethiopian and Indian specialties is being called out for “brazenly insulting of others’ cultures.”
Change.org posted a petition Tuesday that garnered more than 400 signatures as of 3:42 p.m. to tell the food truck’s owner to “stop the brownface minstrel act,” citing employees’ stage names like “Dingo” and “Ababa Du.”
The petition follows “An Open Letter to the ‘Fojol’ Bro-dawgs” posted Friday on Facebook, blasting the truck for “brazenly insulting of others’ cultures.”
Drew Franklin, the author of the post, called the owners “a bunch of callous opportunists banking off the ever profitable enterprise that is Western Orientalism.”
One of the truck’s owners, Justin Vitarello, told The Huffington Post that Fojol Brothers will not change anything about their costumes or “Merlindian” personas.
“We’re not going to stop doing that, is what it comes down to,” Vitarello said. “The people and the market will tell whether they like this or not.”