Samantha Tritt

Samantha Tritt is a junior in the college studying linguistics and psychology and is Halftime Leisure editor. She loves reading, writing, traveling, and all types of dogs.

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QUIZ: Which of my favorite books from 2020 should you read based on your coffee order?

I read a lot of books last year. I also drank a lot of coffee last year. Now that the semester has started I no longer have time to read... Read more

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One line reviews of every book I read during 2020

One Day In December by Josie Silver— A disaster of miscommunication The Toll by Neal Shusterman— Long and anticlimactic  Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston— serotonin in book... Read more

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Miley Cyrus proves she has a voice for rock with viral TikTok covers

Anna and Samantha explore the recent TikTok covers of Miley Cyrus. The success of her covers suggests Miley Cyrus has a voice for rock.


Professors tackle COVID-19 vaccine distribution in new ethical framework

Georgetown professors work to develop a framework for distributing any COVID-19 vaccines ethically and effectively.


D.C. government implements COVID-19 contact tracing app

D.C. residents with iPhone and Android smartphones began receiving push notifications encouraging them to opt into a new mobile exposure notification system on Oct. 20. 


Kajillionaire is weird in the best way

Kajllionaire (2020) is first and foremost a weird movie. Most elements of the film—from the quirky characters paranoid of every rumble or quake to the puzzling visuals of pink foam... Read more

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Best books from a quarantined summer

During a summer that was not quite as we expected it to be, many Voice staffers rediscovered their love of literature, while others—well-established book nerds—appreciated the extra time to read.... Read more


Chemical Hearts trivializes mental illness with its doomed love story

Chemical Hearts (2020) may be a romance, but it was never supposed to be a love story. Based on Kyrstal Sutherland’s novel Our Chemical Hearts, the film follows the doomed... Read more


Slave ship logbook in library provides new insight into the slave trade in North America

Georgetown University Library recently announced it received a logbook from the slave ship the Mary from a donor in California.  The logbook is a record of the day-to-day events of... Read more

On The Pandemic

On The Pandemic: The dangers of the news using war metaphors

In discussions about COVID-19, it is the military metaphors that are the most dangerous. War metaphors related to COVID-19 are overused and often inaccurate, and descriptions of the pandemic should instead turn to non-violent metaphors that emphasize the need for community and perseverance.