Sam Sweeney


Bottoms Up: Bud Light’s slogan In-ability

“Drinkability” is dead. All I can say is, it’s about time. You know what I’m talking about—at least you do if you’ve watched TV or opened a magazine in the past three years.


Bottoms Up: Booze in your back pocket

In the Prohibition era, knocking one back—or two, or three, for that matter—was about more than just getting sloshed on a Saturday night.


Lewis’s Big Short takes on Wall St.

In financial parlance, to short something is to bet that it will fail. If I were to short your grades this semester, for example, I would be gambling that you’ll sleep through one final and bomb the rest.


Bottoms Up: Tropical drunk

Spring break is not typically a time for learning about other cultures. At least, it shouldn’t be.


Bottoms Up: A guide to open bar crashing

It was Booker T. Washington who said, “Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” Washington, master orator that he was, apparently never attended an open bar reception.


Bottoms Up: Take one down, pass it around

In 1980, sixteen men were pulled from the North Sea an hour and a half after their fishing vessel had sunk. The frozen fishermen headed below deck


Bottom’s Up: Chuck the Chuck, cheapo

There’s nothing worse than being predictable. That’s why I shrink from serving Charles Shaw, or two-buck Chuck, as the bargain Trader Joe’s wine is affectionately known, at dinner these days. As tolerable and affordable—only $2.99 a bottle!—as the wine is...


Georgetown’s finances find solid footing

Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) was on the warpath. In 2008, Grassley, the ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, had perceived a disturbing trend in higher education: colleges and... Read more


GU to launch funding drive

Georgetown University’s largest fundraising campaign to date began in stealth. The mission for the drive was mapped out, top donors were quietly contacted, and, when enough commitments have been secured... Read more


GU finances improving

After seeing its endowment plummet by just over 25 percent and operating deficit projections approach $40 million in the first half of fiscal year 2009, Georgetown closed out the year... Read more