Thanksgiving College Basketball: What to Look for at PK80

Thanksgiving is here. As the holiday pertains to college basketball, it means that we are treated to a full slate of marquee early-season tournaments, including the Phil Knight Invitational (PK80). The PK80 features 16 Nike-affiliated schools, split across two brackets, Motion and Victory, that will compete in Portland in an exciting event for college basketball...

NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers

Week 11 in the NFL was filled with tight, exciting games, with a couple blowouts along the way. Several teams solidified their spots as playoff contenders, while others made us skeptical and unsure. As we start to find out who are the contenders and who are the pretenders, here are the NFL Week 11 winners...

Skateboard Shoes, Sneaker Culture, and a Mob with Machetes

Cosigns don’t sell shoes anymore; shoot, Kylie Jenner can’t even make Pumas look cool in 2017. It takes a village to bring your clout up, something Nike Skateboarding (SB) can attest to. I don’t mean Nike as a whole, they’re doing fine. Nike SB, born in 2002, was Nike’s attempt to breach the skater culture...

Halftime

Martin Brodeur: A True Devil

Martin Brodeur: A True Devil

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04/17/2014

Sports, for a variety of reasons, have always meant a lot to me. As the child of first generation immigrants, watching sports represented joining American culture. My parents weren’t really interested, and so I spent most of my early years pouring over newspapers, learning as much as possible about players that I had never seen….

Critical Voices: Ingrid Michaelson, Lights Out

Critical Voices: Ingrid Michaelson, Lights Out

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04/17/2014

  In some ways, Ingrid Michaelson is like Nutella: sweet, addicting, and great in endless creative combinations. This has certainly proven to be the case in her latest release, Lights Out, in which the singer trades out her trademark indie style for a more polished, mainstream sound. Unlike so many artists, for whom stylistic transitions…

Land Art Rocks!

Land Art Rocks!

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04/16/2014

Brown twisting twigs support white and pastel pink flowers. The blooms’ sweet scent floats in the warm breeze running off the Tidal Basin while, across the water, the flowers blend into puffy clouds. With their visual and olfactory aesthetics, the trees at the Cherry Blossom festival are works of art. This idea, that nature is…

A Song of Fire, Ice, and Smooth Jazz

A Song of Fire, Ice, and Smooth Jazz

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04/16/2014

It’s Sunday at 9PM. You and your friends gather around your television—or more likely, the HBO GO screen on your laptop—and settle in for the new episode of Game of Thrones. The cellos and basses strike that familiar chord, and you are transported to Westeros, the Wall, or wherever your White Walker heart desires. Though…

The Team, The Time, The 2006-07 Islanders

The Team, The Time, The 2006-07 Islanders

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04/16/2014

Over the next few months, Halftime writer Joe Pollicino will re-examine some of the favorite teams, players, and moments from his halcyon days of fanhood. 30th out of 30. That’s where all the publications and experts had the New York Islanders pegged to finish entering the 2006-07 season. And if they could have placed them…

Harley Quinn’s Craziness Is Outstanding

Harley Quinn’s Craziness Is Outstanding

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04/15/2014

Character development in the superhero genre is harder than you would think. With numerous writers and artists presenting the cape and cowl crowd over and over again, it’s hard for radical changes and development in a character to really have lasting power. Sometimes, these changes are not done for the right reason or are just…

Mickelsatire: Crowley Does the Masters

Mickelsatire: Crowley Does the Masters

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04/15/2014

Area Golfers Head to Local Courses, Remember How Shitty They Are at Golf BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA – After four straight days of Masters binge-watching, throngs of area golfers hit the links this week, hoping to find their form despite having not played since this time last year. “It’s the most entertaining few days of my year,”…

The Case for Community: Part I

The Case for Community: Part I

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04/15/2014

In the fall of 2009, a series of new pilots from all the big broadcast networks were dropped onto iTunes for free, as they are at the beginning of every broadcast season. These networks do this to stir up buzz for their new shows, to make people actually watch all the following episodes. I downloaded…

Submit to the Voice’s Photo Contest

Submit to the Voice’s Photo Contest

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04/15/2014

At the end of each year, the Voice likes to take a break from its regular programming of hard-hitting, investigative features to give you something that you’ve loved since your preschool days: pictures. Yes, it’s finally time for the Voice’s annual photo contest! Several photos will be selected from all of the submissions and will…

The MLBeat: Dirty Hands

The MLBeat: Dirty Hands

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04/14/2014

Can’t we all just play fair? In Major League Baseball, the answer to this question is not as simple as yes or no. It is understood in all sports that players will do whatever it takes to get any slight advantage on their competition and it has been understood for decades upon decades. These strategic…


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