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Celestine Sevilla
Beyond the scenes: Stories and realities from the drug war
Feature // October 12, 2017

This is what we think we know; we’ve heard enough sides to know the truth. It is a primetime narrative summarized as incidents fueled by entwined destinies of noble intention and bloody execution. But the headlines and three-minute reports rarely ever tell us much. Besides somber faces caught on camera and the families whose lives…


Writer’s Recap: Geek Day 2017
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A sudden flash of bright-colored wigs here, an assortment of oversized props over there; these are the telltale signs that yes, you’ve found yourself in the midst of a geek gathering. Pop culture enthusiast or not, one cannot help but be drawn to the flurry of excitement. Be it the intricate costumes, themed merchandise, or…


Resorts World Manila attack: The day the mall stood still
Feature // August 9, 2017

The clock turns midnight and with it comes the echoes of gunshots and smokescreens of fire exiting the Resorts World Manila. A horror scene much like in the movies, now so much more visceral and enigmatic, with the suspension of disbelief bordering reality. About a month later and still, that haunting scene resides among the…


The rise and rise of contractual workers
Feature // July 28, 2017

Not too long ago, rallies protesting the practice were rather common. Unfortunately, nothing significant would come from them. For the unaware, contractualization is a common business practice characterized by keeping employees under short-term contracts and not classifying them as “regular employees.” Corporations, especially larger ones, do this as a means to cut down on the…


Rant & Rave: Precious Moments Gift Shop and Restaurant
Feature Rant & Rave // February 14, 2017

Be it a haven for collectors of well-loved porcelain figurines or simply a sanctuary for those seeking comfortable solitude, this quaint little nook hidden within the metropolis of Makati is none other than the SamBREW Cafe inside Precious Moments Gift Shop and Restaurant. Having just been reopened after undergoing renovation,  Jojo Sonillo, president of Precious Moments…


Green Pulse: On stricter regulation of social media
Feature // February 8, 2017

Social media became witness to last year’s significant turn of world events. From #Brexit, the United States elections, the Aleppo crisis, the impeachment of South Korea’s President, to President Duterte’s anti-American streak, our news feeds have been fueled with stories that have spread like wildfire. The democratizing power of networked spheres spur easier citizen participation…


Close encounters of the ghost kind
Feature // November 15, 2016

Films such as The Sixth Sense, The Conjuring, and The Blair Witch Project, have piqued interests regarding the belief of those returning from the afterlife as ghosts. These movies portray ghosts as entities who try to haunt us, send us messages, or tell us to stay well away from certain places or things. But while…


The phases of cosplaying
Feature // October 22, 2016

 “Clothes make a statement; costumes tell a story.” – Mason Cooley With the recently concluded Asia Pop Comic Con, a convention where fans of all ages can immerse themselves in everything pop culture to bring out their inner geek, one of the factors that made the event a smash hit was the unbelievable amount of…


Writer’s Recap: Asia Pop Comic Con 2016
Feature Writer's recap // September 5, 2016

The last week of every month can be all-sorts of crazy due to deadlines, projects, and whatnot. Despite final exams and the end of the school year, however, the last week of August provided a spectacular month-ender after all: The much-awaited Asia Pop Comic Con 2016. Now held in the SMX Convention Center and already…


Lin Javier: DLSU’s resident Valak
Feature Student Spotlight // August 23, 2016

You might remember hearing sudden cries of terror coming from all around the campus in response to the undead pointing towards Haunted Hall during University Week, but possibly the most terrifying among all of them was the main villain of The Conjuring 2 herself. Complete with a nun outfit, ashen skin, and ghostly white eyes,…