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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

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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

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Somber yet charming, Hollow Knight is my favorite game in years

There’s nothing more enticing than a story about the unknown. The reward and exhilaration that come from asking questions about things we don’t understand, then daring to uncover the answers,... Read more

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A Case for the Classics: 2000’s rom-coms

Here’s a take you probably haven’t heard in a while: 2000’s era romantic comedies are the best era of movies. Sure, you have your 80’s John Hughes films, your sci-fi... Read more

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BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez Create a Pastel Summer Fantasy with “Ice Cream”

BLACKPINK has been making waves since they debuted in 2016 with their rap heavy, “girl-crush” singles, “Whistle” and “Boombayah”. Members Jisoo Kim, Jennie Kim, Rosé Park, and Lisa Manoban rose... Read more

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All caught up with the Kardashians

“Kim, there’s people that are dying,” would probably be most people’s reactions if I told them I shed a tear after learning that the iconic reality TV show, Keeping Up... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Enola Holmes, She’s in Portland, Alone

Trailer 1 — She’s In Portland (2020) Sophie: This movie feels so familiar and ordinary that it could have come from any script at a random Starbucks in Los Angeles.... Read more

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The Weekly List: Freshman year back to school bops

This school year is off to a strange start, to say the least. With a full week of Zoom University completed, the reality of our collective circumstance has set in.... Read more

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Curating a virtual social life: Online games for COVID-19 isolation

COVID-19 has caused a global interruption of standard social life. Social distancing guidelines along with the closing of most public places have forced many people into isolation. Yet, we are... Read more

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The Weekly List: Seven songs to help you embrace those main character vibes

While I may not be able to do very much right now, there’s still one thing that I’ve found that coronavirus hasn’t ruined: listening to music on a rainy day... Read more