Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.
Hate in sports: dangerous and cyclical
On Oct. 30, 2022, the sports world got another reminder of how sports, at their lowest, can bring out the worst in players, coaches, and especially fans. After falling to... Read more
Eight teams to watch out for in this year’s women’s March Madness
Welcome back to March–a.k.a. the very best time of the year. This year, women’s college basketball has reached new levels of parity and prestige, making this year’s version of March... Read more
“KNIGHT CRAWLER”: your next hauntingly genius listen
“She do white like Home Alone.” “KNIGHT CRAWLER” by Trippie Redd featuring Juice WRLD, a dynamic rap hit from Redd’s latest album MANSION MUSIK (2023), has been topping international charts... Read more
Strange World: the most realistic Disney animation you’ve never heard of
The eerie silence surrounding the release of Disney’s latest animated film Strange World (2022) underscores the studio’s hesitancy to publicly support diverse representation in children’s media. Starkly contrasting the overwhelming... Read more
It’s past time for Canada to “believe” in women’s soccer
The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) defeated Brazil 2-1 on Wednesday, Feb. 22 to handily win the SheBelieves Cup for the fourth time in a row, justifying their spot... Read more
The Premier League accuses Manchester City of financial violations
Manchester City won a crucial match against Premier League leaders Arsenal 3-1 on Feb.15, but the English soccer club faces an even more important contest off the field. The Premier... Read more
I watched all the 2023 Best Picture Nominees so you don’t have to
Content Warning: This article includes references to Sexual Violence. Listen, I get it. Who cares about the Oscars anymore? This year’s nominations saw several great pictures snubbed. Babylon (2022) and... Read more
Homer’s Odyssey takes center stage in EPIC
Greek mythology is, quite literally, timeless. Dating back to Ancient Greece, the stories’ motifs are historically present in media, from Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” to the 1950 French film... Read more
The Ewing theory, relitigated
There’s nothing worse in sports than being called a loser. Once you’re flagged as someone who can’t win, it follows you like a pungent smell. The stench of purported failure... Read more
Don’t cry because it happened, smile because it’s over (hopefully): full length
Welcome to the most hope Georgetown basketball has had in years! Come on down, take a seat. I’m assuming if you’re reading this that Ewing has either officially resigned or... Read more
Harry and Meghan and a clash of cultures
The six-part docuseries tells the story of two cultures we don’t tend to think of as very different: the US and the UK. You probably know the story. In classrooms... Read more
Nikki Hiltz won their first USATF title. Here’s why that matters.
When Nikki Hiltz came out as transgender non-binary in 2021, they found themselves at an inflection point in their running career. Hiltz’s sponsorship with Adidas would end in December, and... Read more
Who is defending the District in 2023?
On Feb. 19, Sea Dragons will fly into Washington, D.C. Thankfully, the District has gained new knights in shining helmets. The D.C. Defenders of the newly reformed XFL—a new springtime... Read more
LeBron James took the crown as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. When could he be dethroned?
With 8:29 left in the third quarter of last Tuesday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James canned a catch-and-shoot triple. The next possession, James grabbed the rebound... Read more
What lies beyond Infinity: Lessons the MCU’s Phase 5 can learn from its shaky predecessor
This review contains spoilers for Phase Four of the MCU The year was 2019. After 11 years, 21 films, and several (retroactively canon) TV shows, each building upon a massive... Read more
Fall Out Boy’s “Love From The Other Side” proves that they haven’t lost their emo touch
In the past six months, we have seen a throwback to the early 21st century, and for a moment it seemed like the Holy Emo Trinity was going to make... Read more
Georgetown’s Josette Andrews makes OAC debut at Wanamaker Mile
Laura Muir, the British record holder and Tokyo Olympic silver medalist in the 1500m, pulled away with the Wanamaker Mile victory Saturday evening during the Millrose Games in 4:20.15. Josette... Read more
A Playlist of Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs
Because who’s actually celebrating anyway? I feel like most holidays (at least here in the United States) are commercialized to the point they don’t even seem real. Valentine’s Day is... Read more
Voice Sports Predicts Super Bowl LVII
Super Bowl LVII will take place this Sunday, February 12, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30pm at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Kansas City Chiefs, led by experienced quarterback... Read more
Glass Onion adds a new layer to the conventional murder mystery
Director Rian Johnson was faced with an undeniable challenge this time around: how to make a satisfying sequel after such a strong first installment.