This Week on Halftime: Nostalgia for T.V. shows
This week on Halftime, the leisure side gets nostalgic as they see big changes (possibly) coming in the near future.
Connor Letendre looks back on Stephen Colbert’s career on The Colbert Report, and decides that his recent decision to move to The Late Show might not be what television audiences need.
Perhaps I am just a little bit afraid of change, but the world needs The Colbert Report, not another late night talk show… The Colbert Report helps people realize just how ridiculous the media can be, and shows how important it is not to rely too heavily on just one news source.
Halftime Leisure Editor Daniel Varghese begins his two-part series arguing for the renewal of Community for what would be its sixth season.
Fast forward another five years and my entire high school career as Community sets to close it’s fifth season next week. The show has endured the threat of cancellation, the firing of it’s showrunner, the departure of cast members, and yet still remains one of the most consistently exceptional shows on television, constantly challenging the pedantic sitcom format by being “meta,” or self-referential.
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Voices Editor Chris Almeida argues why we shouldn’t just consider legacy when ranking top athletes.
I could start the National Goat Polo League and win the next 20 NGPL championships against the five random competitors that decided to join the league. If the sport caught on, and we had the country’s top athletes being bred from birth to be top Goat Polo players in a hundred years, it would to be much harder for anybody to win 20 titles in a row. I would be considered one of the greatest Goat Polo players of all time because people would be able to make the “titles” argument, even though I was just a random kid with a stupid idea who was around when the sport was a joke.
Kevin Huggard makes the case for the Boston Bruins, arguing that they have the players and the know-how to win the Stanley Cup.
The formula that the Bruins used to win their Stanley Cup in 2010 is simple: put well-organized, disciplined forwards capable of playing both ways in front of a shut-down defense. And then anchor everything with stellar goaltending. It worked for the Bruins then, and the Kings replicated it to precision the following year.