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Denise Nicole Uy
Shadow of a cross, faith, and Iglesia ni Cristo
Feature // June 21, 2018

Can you hear the quiet hum? It’s the sound of millions across the country praying. The Church of Iglesia ni Cristo, commonly referred to as the INC, is one of the most politically and culturally influential religious groups in the Philippines. A homegrown religion founded by Felix Manalo in 1914, membership in INC has grown…


Supremely mad
Opinion // March 31, 2018

We’ve seen them walk around in packs all over our social media feeds. Viral post after viral post, the hypebeasts have come. And they came dressed. For those who aren’t clear on what hypebeast is, it’s basically a style of streetwear. Originating from America, the style evolved from early 90s street attire to the style…


Of beats, silence, and vision: The importance of musical scoring in films
Feature // March 22, 2018

You reach into your pocket or bag and pull out that tangled web of white wires. “Not this again,” you sigh as you then start the grueling task of trying to untangle the mess that was previously your set of earphones. Nothing is worse than not being able to listen to your music because your…


The nice guy syndrome
Feature // February 28, 2018

A science fiction show that explores the tangled relationship between humanity and technology, it features a unique episode format in which each episode stands alone story-wise. Though there are references to other episodes scattered throughout, for now the show’s creators claim that each episode is a contained story. An episode that has received a lot…


The nips, the tucks, and the fillings: The other grotesque face
Feature // December 7, 2017

The news of the plastic surgery “transformation” of the internet sensation named Marlou Arizala, who now goes by the moniker “Xander Ford”, has been making headlines as well as memes on social media. Marlou had features typically associated with Filipinos: Dark moreno skin and a flat nose. His appearance when he was still Marlou got…


Out of school youth: Bent but not broken
Feature // October 15, 2017

Life’s paintbrush paint our canvas with beauty in every stroke, at times a little too fast, in order for us to see the grandeur in every aspect of ourselves,  albeit somewhat trivial and nonsensical. Hardly ever noticed, but never out of relevance, the things we take for granted are far for the most part, the…


Sheer dehumanization: Fake nudes and revenge porn
Feature // July 26, 2017

We swipe open our screens, tap through hundreds of apps, and mindlessly slogging through the vast amount of information available at the tips of our fingers. Thumbs up for memes, double tap for that vacation photo, angry react at the barrage of fake news invading our space. Everyday, hundreds and thousands of photos are posted…


When copy-paste is a crime: On plagiarized art
Feature // April 18, 2017

At educational institutions such as our own, the act of plagiarism is treated gravely. Heavy punishments are usually meted out to any offenders who get caught stealing—or copying—someone else’s intellectual property. With tools such as Turnitin seeing widespread use among students and professors, it is clear that plagiarism is treated seriously in the academe. Merriam-Webster…


Memoirs of a Lasallian: Pio Uy Dehesa
Feature Lounge // February 9, 2017

“Hindi ko talaga alam kung mayroon pa akong kaklaseng buhay,” admits 96-year-old Lasallian alumnus Pio Uy Dehesa, his voice quiet and contemplative. For him, age is not just a number, but a hint of how different the world he was born into is from our world right now. What must it be like not knowing…


The naughty and nice of Christmas gifts
Feature // December 19, 2016

Christmas songs are starting to fill the air again. Beautiful decorations are slowly and steadily adorning the streets and houses you see on your commute while the scent of hot chocolate and warm coffee beckons you to enter shops and take a peek at the freshly baked Christmas-themed goods.   Christmas is a great time…