Halftime

Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.



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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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The Art in Mixed Martial Arts, Part 2

Culturally, fistfighting is a renouncement of social progress. McCain, O’Donnell, and Streep describe MMA with various ornate synonyms for barbaric, so what does that make the men and women who... 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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The Art in Mixed Martial Arts, Part 1

Until 2016, my favorite sport was illegal in the state of New York. During a hearing regarding its legalization, NY assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell memorably quipped, “[It’s] two half-naked hot men... 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

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QUIZ: Your government-assigned vibes

Your vibes are currently under inspection by our team. Take this government-mandated quiz to help determine which specific subset of vibes you fall under. It’s the law. (You notice my... Read more

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Trailer Takes: The Batman, KAJILLIONAIRE, Unpregnant

Trailer 1 — The Batman (2021) John: I will admit the DC brand of superheroes has always taken itself a little too seriously for my liking. Especially in the most... Read more

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Ten alternate versions of WAP

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new female sexual empowerment anthem, “WAP”, is certainly a hot topic of conversation. The song, whose acronymic title stands for “wet ass pussy,” has... Read more

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So You’re A Five-Star Recruit. Where Should You Go To School?

Signing top recruits remains the most predictive factor of a college football program’s success, and five-star recruits are the surest tickets on the market. So how do you convince one... Read more

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Holey Moley: How I learned to stop worrying and love mini-golf

I am a terrible golfer. Granted, I’ve only ever been golfing one time and gave up halfway through, but rest assured, I was awful. Then mini-golf entered my life—a game... Read more