Ajani Jones

Ajani is a freshman in the College majoring in Linguistics. He is a Halftime Leisure Assistant Editor and has a really soft spot for every book Rick Riordan has ever written.


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Halftime Leisure’s favorite summer reads

Fight Night by Miriam Toews (2021) Miriam Toews’ books all cover very similar thematic ground, but each novel finds a new emotional angle to explore her cultural history. Toews was... Read more

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Twelve Glee songs that are better than the original (and counting)

Glee, for all its many flaws, boasts one of the most extensive musical catalogs in television history. Since its debut in 2009, Glee quickly built a reputation for doing it... Read more

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‘The Cookout’ enshrines Black joy, builds community

After months of exertion by its four coordinators, the April 9 ‘Cookout’ represented a dream coming to life.

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 explores the tricky relationship between love and grief

Based on Volume 0 of Gege Akutami’s beloved manga and anime series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021) is a dark fantasy film that expertly navigates the tricky web of pain and guilt that sits under the shadow of unreconciled grief.

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Howard University non-tenured, adjunct faculty approve new union contract

Professors at Howard University are seeing the beginnings of positive change in their labor negotiations with the university administration. 

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The misunderstood masterpiece of The Emoji Movie

What makes great cinema? Must it move the masses? Need it withstand the test of time? To these questions and more, I proclaim yes. In a cultural milieu so saturated... Read more

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TEDxGeorgetown 2022 poses the question of renewal in a world altered by the pandemic

The organizers of TEDxGeorgetown are looking ahead, to a “renaissance” of new hope after two years of strife and isolation on a global scale.

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Quiz: What’s your role in the next big adventure story?

Take this quiz to find your role in the iconic ‘Five Man Band’ adventure archetype.

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Project ELEECT receives $2.6 million grant to improve multilingual teaching in D.C.-area schools

Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences announced that the U.S Department of Education awarded the school’s Program of Educational Transformation (MAET) a $2.6 million, five-year National Professional Development (NPD)... Read more

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Beyond the Lights sits at the intersection of commentary and theatre

It’s five minutes to show time on the opening night of Beyond the Lights, and nobody knows exactly what to expect. The air buzzes, electric with barely contained enthusiasm and... Read more