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Georgetown Freshmen Turn Dorm Into Suspected Meth Lab

Hooray for resourceful college-aged entrepreneurs at a prestigious peer institution: police arrested two Georgetown University freshmen this weekend in connection with a dorm room in all-frosh Harbin Hall that looked suspiciously like the set of AMC’s Breaking Bad.

CNN.com reports:

The three males, each at least 18, face charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman for the police department. The third individual was a campus visitor. None was identified.

Police said that shortly before 6 a.m., they received a call about a foul odor at Georgetown’s Harbin Hall.

The entire dorm—about 400 students—was evacuated, and seven were reportedly exposed to noxious chemicals. Wow. And your parents’ thought the empty beer bottle you forgot to hide was bad?

[*insert facile, vaguely coherent “Eclectic likes drugs, haha” remark here*]

[*also link to vaguely related Onion story*]

Thanks to friends at Brown’s Blog Daily Herald for the tip.

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

In a nod to Wesleying, a Georgetown senior has started the blog SaxaSpeak. Readers of Wesleying will find the format rather familiar.

“I found myself addicted to Wesleying and then subsequently jealous that my school didn’t have a similar outlet so I decided to bring Wesleying to Georgetown, if you will. Yes, I borrowed liberally from Wesleying’s aesthetic in creating the site: why reinvent the wheel?”

I can’t speak for all of Wesleying, naturally, but for my part I wish them luck. All schools should be so lucky as to have one of us.

UPDATE: Turns out Trinity likes the model as well. A sophomore at Trinity has started the blog TrinTalk, and a Trinity ACB as well. The format isn’t quite as similar as SaxaSpeak, but the essence is there. He wrote:

“A few of my friends at Wesleyan showed me Wesleying and the ACB, and I had to admit, I felt like dear ole TrinTrin needed something similar. So I’ve done a bit of work and last night launched TrinTalk.com and an accompanying ACB at trintalk.com/acb.”

The moral of the story? Holly and Xue are trendsetters, and you should go out and get some of whatever they’re up to.