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Season two of Our Flag Means Death brings so much more than death to the table

This season delivered on exactly what the fans wanted and brought massive changes to the scallywag crew of The Revenge, dawning a new era.

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Passing down Pinoy pride on the hardwood

Aurea Gingras, sophomore point guard for Paul VI High School’s women’s basketball team, stood in the corner as the seconds ticked down in the 2018 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)... Read more

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A lion, a sea witch, and their flashy wardrobes: A wicked history of Hollywood’s queer-coded villains

Hollywood’s use of queerness almost exclusively in its villains—as deviations from the norm—has become a lazy and problematic cop-out.

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Even at 4 a.m., Georgetown South Asians find a home in cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup kicked off this October in India, drawing millions of fans to watch another competition between the world’s cricket powerhouses.  Despite being... Read more

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Cassandro unmasks the world of lucha libre

Although Cassandro's approach prevents it from reaching its full potential, the film redeems itself as a visually appealing underdog story

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Washington Wizards basketball enters a new era

Washington, D.C. is a hoops city through and through. Basketball has a long and rich history in the area that has nurtured the development talents of 76 unique professional players.... Read more

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An exclusive Q&A with Katie Barnes, ESPN reporter and author of Fair Play

On Sept. 19, ESPN reporter Katie Barnes published their first book. Titled Fair Play, it’s the result of years of research and study into the past, present, and future of... Read more

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On her latest EP, Jensen McRae solidifies her artistry through live visuals and vocal prowess

McRae holds the audience’s hand as she muscles through multiple forms of heartbreak, ultimately coming out alive on the other side

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The Love of the Game

Some see “America’s pastime” as just that: past its time. But every year, when the World Series rolls around, we still hear the passionate roars from legions of hungry supporters.... Read more

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A Case for the Classics: The Exorcist

By maintaining a tight narrative scope and crafting a bone-chilling atmosphere free of trite gimmicks, The Exorcist is something spectacular.

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“Bongos” is a vibrant and celebratory farewell to summer

While “Bongos” was a few weeks shy of being the “song of the summer,” there's no doubt that it delivered everything fans hoped for and more.

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A Case for the Classics: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off continues to appeal to viewers with its poignant reflections on living life to the fullest.

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The Sickos’ guide to college football

College football is now in full swing, and while most fans are soaking in the season’s top headlines—the incomparable skill of Caleb Williams, the swagger of Deion Sanders’s Colorado Buffaloes,... Read more

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Let Black horror haunt your screens this Halloween

Black horror is booming. Several films released this summer to overwhelmingly positive reviews and streaming success.

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Don’t Choose Love: Choose Peace

Regardless of your decisions, Choose Love presents a lukewarm story, barely one-dimensional characters, and unsatisfying conclusions.

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NFL QB Rankings: Patrick Mahomes is the perfect football player

I ranked every current starting quarterback in the NFL based on how I think they can perform this upcoming season, taking into account how they have played in the first... Read more

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How TV money is gerrymandering college sports

In July, thousands of college sports fans tuned in to watch a Zoom meeting of the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents. These meetings are typically administrative affairs closed for... Read more

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“Winner” by Conan Gray is a devastating deep dive into familial abandonment

Conan Gray's new single “Winner” takes on the form of a vulnerable declaration—this time revealing the scars dealt by an absent parent. 

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Voice Sports predicts the 2023 WNBA Finals

After an exciting and competitive regular season, the 2023 WNBA Finals begin October 8; which Voice staffer has the best crystal basketball? [Note: This article was last updated on Saturday,... Read more

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A Case for the Classics: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Nightmare’s prevailing influence in pop culture and commentary on the horror of life in the ’80s is sufficient to justify its classic status.