Halftime

Halftime is the Voice’s sports and leisure blog.



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Maddie Zahm cultivates community on TikTok with her latest single, “Fat Funny Friend”

TikTok’s latest viral single, however, confronts another kind of broken relationship: the one we have with our own bodies. 

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“The “Joker and the Queen” feat. Taylor Swift is, no-joke, an incredible love song

Sheeran uses card-related language to make surprisingly sweet and cringe-free puns about his relationship.

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Kyle and Amanda’s tumultuous relationship kicks off season six of Summer House

Though I have loved “KyManda” together in the past, this season has me questioning how I really feel about their relationship

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NBA 2022 Trade Deadline Recap and Reaction

Last week in sports was supposed to be defined by the upcoming Super Bowl, but apparently no one told the NBA. With the NBA trade deadline coming and going February... Read more

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100 gecs is glorious, excessive—and the future of music

Jargon aside, it’s clear that 1000 gecs is a delightful smorgasbord of excessive noise, and I am absolutely obsessed. 

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Quiz: Who was your Georgetown Valentine this year?

Want me to guess which Hoya stole your heart and took you out on the big day?

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The Weekly List: Top five Mitski songs to help you cope with how lonely you are on Valentine’s Day

Without further ado, here are the top five Mitski songs that will provide the perfect background music to your holiday-fueled existential spiral. 

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The Voice Super Bowl LVI Preview

Super Bowl LVI will take place later today at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time, with two great clubs battling it out at SoFi Stadium. Joe Burrow is looking to lead the... Read more

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Quiz: What’s your role in the next big adventure story?

Take this quiz to find your role in the iconic ‘Five Man Band’ adventure archetype.

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Lucy Dacus revisits bittersweet memories in new single “Kissing Lessons”

Lucy Dacus has done it again on her new single “Kissing Lessons.” By “it” I mean that she has, in her signature style, taken a seemingly mundane moment of the... Read more

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The Weekly List: Infectious songs for a pandemic anniversary

A lot of them even evoke some nostalgia for those first few months of quarantine, now that we’ve entered a new version of pandemic-life. 

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Being the Ricardos (2021) is emblematic of today’s awards season. Here’s why that needs to change

Being the Ricardos is so fast-paced, so thematically unfocused, and so unconcerned that it gives Lucy no dimensional backstory.

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Quiz: What is wrong with you?

You wanna know what it is about you that keeps the townsfolk up at night, clutching their rosaries and muttering about you under their breath?

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Rafael Nadal is now the best but for the wrong reasons

Eyes all over the world are on Rafael Nadal, as he just clinched his 21st Grand Slam title in the Australian Open, breaking tennis records and further cementing himself as... Read more

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The Harry Potter Reunion renews the relations between beloved cast members

The Harry Potter series changed my life. I have been a self proclaimed super fan since seventh grade so, when I saw the trailer for the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary... Read more

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Albums we love: Phrazes for the Young

The year 2022 marks the upcoming thirteenth anniversary of Julian Casablancas’ debut solo album Phrazes for the Young (2009). Why is this significant? It’s not, really; I just wanted a... Read more

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Quiz: Which Andrew Garfield are you?

We are living in the Andrew Garfield Renaissance. His recent performances in Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) and Spider-man: No Way Home (2021) have reminded Americans just how much we love... Read more

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Looking back: Madonna’s Ray of Light 24 years later

On February 22, 1998, singer-songwriter Madonna released Ray of Light, her seventh studio album. An introspective, psychedelic, and electronica-influenced album which reflected Madonna’s study of Hindu scripture and conversion to... Read more

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Lyn Lapid is spectacular on Spotify, and even better live

To much of the world, she’s Lyn Lapid—an up-and-coming songwriter-musician with characteristically melodic vocals and captivating song premises. But to me, she’s Katelyn—a high school friend I endlessly bombard with... Read more

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The Voice debates: Is Die Hard a Christmas film?

This holiday season, two Voice editors grapple with the age-old question: is Die Hard (1988) a Christmas movie?  (Alert: spoilers incoming)  Annie: Let me set the stage for you: It’s... Read more