Halftime

Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.



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Ariana Grande’s Positions Deluxe (2021) is a Miniature Extension of Love

For the first time since her 2014 album My Everything, singer Ariana Grande has released a deluxe version for that of her latest, Positions (2020). The decision makes sense—not only... Read more

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$7 Million on a Golden Room

The Super Bowl is infamous for its Halftime Show, featuring big artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Shakira. This year’s performer, The Weeknd, delivered a show with certain elements... Read more

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Why you should watch Netflix’s Firefly Lane

February just got a little more exciting—with a new Netflix release! Based on Kristin Hannah’s book of the same title, the new series Firefly Lane follows bestfriends Tully Hart (Katherine... Read more

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QUIZ: Which One Direction Tour Are You?

One Direction has now officially not been a band for longer than they have been one! But hey, instead of crying about that fact take this quiz and I’ll let... Read more

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A Nepalese team became the first to summit K2 in the winter—here’s why it matters

On Jan. 16, the 8,611-meter summit of K2 heard the sounds of something it had never heard before during the winter months. The sound of humans on the peak in... Read more

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All the Songs from Ratatouille the Musical Ranked

Anyone can cook—or write Broadway-worthy musical numbers, as demonstrated by TikTok users around the world. Based on the beloved Pixar film Ratatouille (2007), Ratatouille the Musical became one of the... Read more

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The Weekly List: The Best of The West Wing

I have been hooked on The West Wing since I started watching it one week sophomore year of high school when I was sick with the flu. Since then, its... Read more

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Cognitive Dissonance of the Super Bowl

Content Warning: This article mentions instances of assault and domestic violence.  The first Super Bowl I remember watching was in 2007 when the Chicago Bears, led by Brian Urlacher, took... Read more

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QUIZ: Which one of my many, many houseplants are you?

I’ve always loved plants, but over the course of the last year my addiction has accelerated at unprecedented rates. I started 2020 with two house plants and ended it with... Read more

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Second Half Fireworks Display Guides Manchester City To Their First Win At Anfield Since 2003

Manchester City (14-5-2, 1st) traveled to Merseyside on Sunday for one of the Premier League’s most anticipated games this season. After an almost 18 year winless-streak at Anfield, the Citizens... Read more

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The Voice Super Bowl LV Preview

Super Bowl LV will take place later today at 6:00 pm Eastern time, with two formidable clubs battling it out for arguably the most challenging championship in recent memory considering... Read more

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Manchester City Continue Their Winning Ways Against Sheffield United and Burnley

As the two teams at the top and bottom of the Premier League faced off, one goal proved to be the difference in Saturday’s hard-fought match. Gabriel Jesus’ ninth-minute finish... Read more

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The Weekly List: The Best of Adventure Time

I’m a big fan of Adventure Time. Such a big fan that I’ve watched all 274 episodes an unholy amount of times and manage to find “Oh my crease” funny... Read more

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We Need to Talk About the Young Avengers

**Contains spoilers for Endgame, Captain Marvel, Wandavision and MCU’s Phase Four** The Young Avengers are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).  I know this. Kevin Feige knows this. Probably... Read more

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The Best Dynasties To Propel To Glory In The New NCAA College Football Video Game

Every generation of sports fans has their moment, the event in your teens or twenties you can just instantly identify as one you’re going to be cornering your grandkids retelling... Read more

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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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Retread Coaches in College Football: Does Hiring the Fired Guy Usually Work?

This year’s college football coaching carousel was always going to be atypical. Between the relative strain the coronavirus has put on budgets and the vastly differing number of games each... Read more

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The Ascendancy of His Dark Materials Season 2

Warning: Spoilers for seasons one and two of His Dark Materials ahead A year after its debut season reintroduced viewers to Philip Pullman’s world of daemons, armored polar bears, and... Read more

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What Can We Learn From College Football’s Contrarians?

For as much fun as following college football is, those that can see the forest beyond the trees will point out that the game has become a bit repetitive. The... Read more

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Pixar’s Soul beautifully entwines the profound with the playful

Pixar specializes in embedding deep, existential lessons into gorgeously animated masterpieces, and Pete Docter has accomplished just this with Soul (2020). The film conveys a poignant message that all adults... Read more