CBB Upsets

In what has been a fairly tame basketball season thus far, last weekend and this past week have been full of upsets. Villanova, Duke, UVA, and Purdue were all top 5 teams that fell victim to upsets over that span of time. The AP rankings have since changed, and will likely change again as a...

Trailer Takes: Ready Player One, A Quiet Place, and Thy Kingdom Come

Ready Player One — https://youtu.be/D_eZxSYRhco Inès: What jumps out at me the most in this trailer is the visual effects. All the scenes are very crafted, down to the smallest details, and they look pretty amazing. It’s directed by Steven Spielberg, and that tends to be a good indicator of the quality of a film....

Westworld : The Pain of Conciousness

I always say that science fiction isn’t really about the special effects or giant battles between forces of good and evil; it’s more about using speculative scenarios as a lens to examine the human condition. That’s why it’s the superior genre. Nowhere else can we examine ourselves through such creatively understandable means. That’s why I...

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A Lakers Eulogy

A Lakers Eulogy

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02/06/2014

Being a Lakers fan used to be a lot of fun. Following the team into the playoffs year after year; watching Kobe light up the stage by making shots that I could have sworn were physically impossible; and studying the ways of Zen-master Phil Jackson all made being a fan of the Purple and Gold…

All The Way: MLB lowers transfer fees

All The Way: MLB lowers transfer fees

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02/06/2014

  This is a column from the February 6, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here Major League Baseball did its part to help reduce the United States’ trade deficit before the end of 2013 by developing and executing a new posting system for Japanese players being traded out of Nippon Professional Baseball…

Deadbeats: She didn’t ring the alarm

Deadbeats: She didn’t ring the alarm

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02/06/2014

This column originally appeared in the Georgetown Voice. The online version can be found here. There are few things I enjoy more than counting down the days until one of my favorite bands releases their next full-length album. An album is a snapshot of an artist’s musical talent and style at a specific the time….

Safety in Sochi: Snowboard Slopestyle

Safety in Sochi: Snowboard Slopestyle

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02/06/2014

When one of the best snowboarder of all time drops out of an Olympic event because he is worried about making it through the course without injuring himself, it may be time to consider the reality that there is a problem. Shaun White recently released a statement explaining that he would not be competing in…

Under the Covers: Narcoland prosecutes drug war

Under the Covers: Narcoland prosecutes drug war

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02/05/2014

This column was written for the print edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here. Early in January, 20 men dressed in uniforms of the Mexican Federal Police force and armed with AK-47s blocked off Anabel Hernández’s street in a quiet neighborhood of Mexico City. After scaring and bullying her neighbors into submission,…

The Weekly List: Bombay Bicycle Club

The Weekly List: Bombay Bicycle Club

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02/03/2014

[8tracks url=”http://8tracks.com/drvarg01/the-weekly-list-bombay-bicycle-club” ] Hi there! I’m Daniel Varghese, one of the current assistant leisure editors for the Voice. Welcome to Halftime, the new staff blog for Leisure and Sports. It’s a fun time, isn’t it? We’re super stoked about all the new content we’re going to get to post here. This week we’re going to…

2014 Winter Olympics Could be one for the ages

2014 Winter Olympics Could be one for the ages

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01/30/2014

The Winter Olympic Games give Americans an extra chance to come together and celebrate our American-ness while watching athletes representing the Stars and Stripes overseas winning medals in events that we can only sit and watch in awe. This round of the Winter Games begins on February 6 and is planned to end the 23rd…


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