Ryan Mazalatis

Former Leisure Editor


Carrying On: True Meditation in the Self-Help Era

When I first started practicing Buddhism at age 11, I became the odd one out in my family of Catholics and atheists. Piles of sutras, Buddha images, and prayer beads... Read more


Voice Staffers’ Favorite Summer Reads

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison I read The Bluest Eye in the eleventh grade, and it had a sense of realness that books hadn’t yet held for me. It wasn’t... Read more


The Best of SpongeBob: Remembering Stephen Hillenburg

Animator and marine biology teacher Stephen Hillenburg passed away on Nov. 26. Hillenburg’s most famous creation was the Nickelodeon show SpongeBob SquarePants, where he served as director, producer, and writer. He... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Meme Files: Spongebob Edition

Welcome back to The Meme Files! In this series, Halftime staffers pick memes to cover, exploring their background and appeal. In this edition, we look to honor the incredible legacy... Read more


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an overwhelming examination of Westerns

What can be added to a genre that is already oversaturated, filled with stereotypes and clichéd movie tropes? The age of the Western has come and passed, yet directors Ethan... Read more


Critical Voices: BROCKHAMPTON, iridescence

BROCKHAMPTON, a self-described “boy band” from San Marcos, Texas, has confronted both fame and controversy in their sudden rise to the top.  Before founding the band in 2015, the 13... Read more


Concert Preview: Car Seat Headrest, Sept. 20, 9:30 Club

Car Seat Headrest is undoubtedly one of the most prominent and talented alt-rock bands out there. The band has a distinct sound, contrasting slow, chill beats with moments of harder,... Read more


Sights Unseen Exposes the Cracks in the Surveillance State

The information age has revolutionized the ways humans connect with each other. Most Georgetown students do not remember a time before the emergence of cell phones or the Internet and... Read more


Joe Biden at the Anthem

In modern America, political discussion has become taboo among friends and family. The country is engulfed in a sense of division that’s unprecedented in modern political history. The US finds... Read more


Preview: Vice President Joe Biden’s American Promise Tour, Feb. 6, The Anthem

Throughout his decades-long career as a U.S. politician, Vice President Joe Biden has acted as an inspiration and moral compass for all Americans, regardless of political affiliation. His message is... Read more