Halftime

Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.



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When soccer and disaster collide

On March 17, 2011, a record 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that led to the biggest nuclear meltdown since Chernobyl. Months later, the unlikely... Read more

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Modern Love’s second season doubles the charm

The Emmy-nominated series Modern Love has returned to Amazon Prime for its second season to showcase a new collection of heartwarming and sorrowful tales (or rather the intimate glimpses into... Read more

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Quiz: What Type Of Cheese Are You?

This summer, I worked at a local Northern Virginia cheese store as a cheesemonger. Because of the specificity of this job, I now have too many opinions about cheese and... Read more

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The Weekly List: 10 songs to remind you of summer

A second COVID summer has come and gone too quickly, as all summers do. Classes are picking up, pens are collecting in the bottom of my backpack, and my coffee... Read more

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Quiz: Which famous Virgo are you?

From now until September 22, the *best* star sign is in the spotlight… It’s Virgo season! An earth sign, with the Virgin as its symbol, this section of the Zodiac... Read more

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Coffee Chat: La Jolie Bleue

Let’s set the scene.  For 1.33 years of my young adult life, my afternoon intake of iced nitro cold brews on the brick sidewalk of an overpriced yet picturesque neighborhood... Read more

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Racism following the UEFA European Championship fundamentally changes what it means to be an English football fan

The result of the Euro final was devastating. Sure, as a staunch fan of English football, the final penalty kick that resulted in an Italian victory was a punch in... Read more

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Knowing It’s Over

It began on April 28, 2012, when the electric kid launched a rocket into the wall in center field at Dodger Stadium for his first big-league hit. It ended on... Read more

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The underrated talent of the upcoming NBA free agent class

With the NBA Finals almost at its end, the now year-round state of the NBA heads into its next stage: the offseason. Composed of the NBA Draft, the Summer League,... Read more

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Tributes to Naya Rivera

Three Voice writers pen tributes to Naya Rivera, a woman that paved so many paths for so many young people.

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10 of the best movies about baseball

Roman is a Giants fan. Annie is a Dodgers fan. By the rules of all things sacred, the two of us should not be friends. Yet somehow, we are, even... Read more

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Dodie Tries to Forget in “I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You)”

Prior to the release of her debut album, Build a Problem (2021), Dodie shared one final snippet for fans to enjoy, “I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You).” The artist had... Read more

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Billie Eilish returns to stardom with single “Your Power”

Following her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (2019), Billie Eilish became a household name, winning multiple Grammy Awards and dominating charts. This year, she... Read more

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What Teams Would Make My NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL No-Trade Clauses?

When the Spittin’ Chiclets guys had Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri on their podcast recently, they were joking about the teams Kadri probably had on his modified no-trade clause when... Read more

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“Deja Vu” Proves Olivia Rodrigo’s Songs are Really Just That Great

We’re barely halfway through 2021, but it’s hard to think of the breakout stars of the year without mentioning Olivia Rodrigo. In January, the High School Musical: The Musical: The... Read more

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Fun Hypothetical – What If the MLB and College Baseball Had the Same Agreement as the NFL and College Football?

The NFL’s structures are unparalleled. And the league has created an absolute mammoth spectacle in the NFL Draft. This is because the Draft, and the NFL in general, flows so... Read more

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DC United Falls 1-0 At Home To Orlando City SC

On May 16th DC United (2-0-4, 10th, Eastern Conference) fell 1-0 to Orlando City SC (2-3-0, 2nd, Eastern Conference). The game’s only goal came in the seventh minute, thanks to... Read more

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Beneath the American sports fray, tennis’ Big Three continue to defy logic

What Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are still doing—jockeying with each other and only each other for position at the absolute pinnacle of men’s tennis—is unfathomable in 2021.... Read more

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Sam Darnold and a Mini-Rant on How We Value Quarterbacks

There is absolutely no way to overstate the importance of the quarterback to an NFL team’s potential success. This is an uncomfortable, novel reality. I suspect this is because, whatever... Read more

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The Weekly List: Feel free to sue me if every single one of these five The Wilds season two theories is wrong

Spoiler warning: nothing I have listed is confirmed for season two, but all the theories detail major plot points from and information that is uncovered throughout the first season. The... Read more