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Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.



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On analytics, Justin Turner, and how sports reflects society

If you read Twitter in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s Game 6 between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers, you would’ve gotten the sense that analytics had... Read more

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Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor is a dazzling horror love story that captivates hearts (and nightmares)

Mild Spoiler Warning: I vaguely discuss some details that give away parts of what happens toward the end of this show. It’s nothing in depth and nothing too explicitly obvious,... Read more

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The Weekly List: Quarantine birthday

I turned 20 a few weeks ago and, damn, was it weird. There is something unsettling about turning another year older after you’ve spent the past six months doing absolutely... Read more

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QUIZ: Which “Puppet History” episode do you need to watch right now?

Let’s face it: you probably should be studying instead of taking this quiz. However, instead of guilt-tripping you into doing the right thing, I’m going to throw some more fuel... Read more

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Gotta love a loaf

F*** YES. IT’S BREAD WEEK. Thoughts on Bread week – no biggie but its abso-freaking-lutely my favorite. So many iconic moments are affiliated with this week. *cough cough* Paul’s bread... Read more

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Netflix’s Ratched is another stylish-but-convoluted mess from Ryan Murphy and Co.

The odds seem to be against famed TV creator Ryan Murphy this year. Last month’s Ratched is the third release from the producer following May’s Hollywood and June’s season 2... Read more

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Recency Bias and Its Footing in the NBA GOAT Debate

Who is the greatest of all time (GOAT)? Who are the best to ever do it? Who had an impact on the game like no other? In all sports, these... Read more

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Deaf U: The diversity of deafness and the messy joys of young adulthood

Disclaimer: This piece comes from a hearing perspective. If you travel five miles directly east of Georgetown’s gates, you will reach a campus that is unlike any other, even if... Read more

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Trailer Takes: The Witches, The Croods: A New Age, Iron Mask

Trailer 1 — The Witches (2020) Sarah: I loved Roald Dahl books as a child, so I am always excited to see an adaptation of one of his classic stories.... Read more

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The Weekly List: A spooky soundtrack to accompany your mandated annual AHS: Coven rewatch

Halloween is my favorite holiday—and I am a “every day should be like Halloween” kind of person. But, for most people, the beginning of October marks the beginning of the... Read more

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Gingerbread teacups, biscuit waistcoats, and very large nuts

Call me American, but I have a tumultuous relationship with biscuit week. I know the snappy, uniform, basic, hard-as-rock British “biscuit” situation is designed to be dunked and enjoyed with... Read more

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QUIZ: Which Le Creuset cookware color are you based on your Spooky Season?

Happy Fall, Hoyas! October marks the official start of Spooky Season, which calls for fall festivities. The vibrant colors and unique shapes of Le Creuset pots and pans are currently... Read more

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Return of the tent: My knight in shining gingham

Spoilers for GBBO Series 11 (Netflix Season 8), Episode 1 Ahead! Let me set the scene: it is September 2020. Times are bleak. Instead of wallowing over my first midterms... Read more

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The Wine and Cheese Club: “All Night Long” and “Stadia II”

“Mixed-media art pairings that go together like fine wine and good cheese.” Near Christmas-time, on a cloudy day full of holiday traffic, I was taking the Metro down to the... Read more

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The Weekly List: Christian girl autumn

It’s fall y’all.  Okay, I know I’m like a year late on this trend, and I must admit, not a member of its titular group. But as the wind blows... Read more

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Netflix’s new thriller The Devil All The Time isn’t very … thrilling

Pennywise, Edward Cullen, the Winter Soldier and Spider-Man all walk into a bar: sounds like the beginning of a bad joke… or maybe just a stacked cast in a mediocre... Read more

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QUIZ: Describe your midterm week and we’ll tell you which Reese Witherspoon movie/show you are!

Happy midterm season Hoyas! Looking for a quick study break? Here’s a quiz (don’t fret, it’s a fun one!) to determine which Reese Witherspoon movie you belong in! This will... Read more

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The Weekly List: Nine songs to drift off to sleep in a cold fall evening

I love fall, but I hate the cold. As much as I look forward to Halloween, I can never get used to the freezing wind mercilessly piercing my face. The... Read more

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Halftime’s Non-Fiction Recommendations

Katie: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach A specialist in both comedic and scientific writing, Mary Roach truly knows how to write non-fiction in a way... Read more

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Trailer Takes: On the Rocks, Dune, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Trailer 1 — The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Anna: To be honest, when I quickly glanced at this title, my mind went straight to the Netflix limited series... Read more