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Beatrice Del Rosario
Too much or too little? : Examining the art of reinvention
Feature // January 14, 2019

  “New year, new me” is a saying that has been repeated since time immemorial, or at least since Facebook was invented. The way we choose to express ourselves is a constant work in progress. The thought of reinventing oneself has probably crossed everyone’s mind once or twice. Whether it’s finally going to the gym…


Dawn of the underdogs: Azkals take on Asia
Feature // December 17, 2018

Months after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2019 wastes no time bringing about another international football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation, the AFC Asian Cup. Unlike the World Cup, the Philippines will be taking part for the very first time, duking it out for the Asian title. This no doubt begs the question…


Justice delayed is justice denied
Opinion //

After decades of what has seemed to be an armistice between the corrupt abuse of power and the obligation of one to answer for it, it looks like justice has finally taken a step forward. Just this month, former Prima Donna, (which, ironically, is Italian for “First Lady”) Imelda Marcos, was convicted of not one,…


Living clean. Living…mean: The intentional, mindful, zero-waste lifestyle
Feature // November 24, 2018

It started with a turtle. As she found herself staring at her screen, appalled by the gruesome sight of a plastic straw being pulled out of the harmless sea creature’s nose, Phoebe Blas knew she had to do something to overturn this chaos humans have caused with our apathetic expending of the earth’s resources without…


What influences an influencer: An exclusive with Andre Lagdameo
Feature // November 9, 2018

Let’s face it—it’s everyone’s secret dream to have a following. Whether it’s pretending you’re walking an audience—non-existent as it may be—through a step-by-step process on  cooking pasta when you’re alone in the kitchen, or even starting your random videos of the day with the overused “Hey, guys!” Many of us have a hidden desire to…


An intertwined fabric of heart, culture, and food: The legacy of Chef Hiroaki Otsuka
Feature // August 24, 2018

As a little girl, I was at the Otsuka household a lot. While at work,  mom and dad always preferred leaving me with people they trusted—those who, without a shadow of a doubt, wouldn’t only watch over me, but would treat me as one of their own. They always preferred family, which is why I…


A generation’s wait finally over: A review on the Incredibles 2
Feature // August 13, 2018

After ages of waiting (yes, ages because that’s exactly how a few minutes feels like when you’re a little kid), one of the cinema’s glass doors creaks open, and you hold yourself back from rushing in and pushing your way past the people coming out; your mom or dad holding down a kid from his…


Between the ropes: A look into the exhilarating art of trapeze
Feature // July 14, 2018

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Julie muttered to herself as she anxiously looked around the sea of people she was silently drowning in. She’d hated crowds for as long as she could remember—especially noisy, restless, and sweaty ones. Though her eyes darted from left to right, rabidly searching for a way out kind of…


From High School to College: Exoneration or Prison Transfer?
Feature // June 13, 2018

For the uninitiated frosh taking their first steps into the University, college presents itself as an entirely unfamiliar terrain—a place where no one knows your name, so you could rebuild it in however way you want from the ground up. Such self-reinvention is possible in college because of all the freedom that comes with it….


A reckless abandon into a stand-alone sound: An exclusive with The Ransom Collective
Student Spotlight // March 31, 2018

Now to others, this may not be so, as many see the Philippine music industry as sort of the awkward cousin (ten times removed) of the glamorous and popular America. However, despite the petty controversy, which is often tainted with negativity, bad vibes, and backlash—whatever else you want to call it, the truth of the…