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Westin Perez
Morality and man: The story of an ER worker
Feature // November 13, 2017

More often than not these days, the four walls of a hospital’s emergency room are glorified by popular culture and the media. It never really sinks into the eyes and hearts of viewers what it is like to bear the responsibility of a man’s life in one’s hands. Most people can sit comfortably in front…


The nightwatchers: The other side of the drug war
Feature // October 16, 2017

Police knock, suspect pleads, and then a gunshot or two is fired—a sequence of events that has become all too familiar. In this day and age, the police seem to be painted in a negative light on news headlines—both internationally and locally—far more often than they previously were. Extra-judicial killings and racist acts have served…


Atty. Noel Fernandez: A man of self-worth
Feature // October 11, 2017

Men are defined not by their accomplishments, but by the journey they undertook to achieve triumph. In totality, the feat alone does not justify their worth, it comes auxiliary to the herculean effort and eventual victory. When the end of the road seems all too imminent than than it already is, that’s when the beckoning…


Linguistic relativity: A modern day puzzle
Feature // October 5, 2017

Man’s mind is an enigma, and to this day, we can’t fully comprehend what it’s truly capable of. We only understand a fraction of how it works, and so much of what it can do is still left in the dark. Such was the case when American linguist Edward Sapir hypothesized in 1929 that the…


Finding love in diversity: A look into interracial relationships
Feature // August 21, 2017

In the never-ending shared posts and videos on Facebook feeds, Jinky “Madam Kilay” Anderson, a Filipina known for her vastly overdrawn eyebrows and aquamarine hair, somehow finds her way to capture everyone’s attention. As one clicks on one of her videos, one would immediately notice, after her striking look, is a Caucasian man conversing with…


Colonization through a historian’s eyes
Feature // July 11, 2017

Driving around Manila, the sight of Philippine flags leaning on lamp posts or draped on the most distinct spots on buildings become all the more frequent as the days go by. The days leading up to June bring about a heightened sense of nationalism. Last June 12th, the Philippines celebrated her 119th year of independence….


More than mere tokens: On being Chinese
Feature // May 29, 2017

In my first term in DLSU, when I was still getting to know the people in my block, assumptions were immediately made of myself and the other two people in the block who are also Chinese. I recall a time when my classmates asked one of them how to say her Chinese name. She replied,…


The mysteries of resurrection: On near-death experiences and revivals
Feature // April 18, 2017

From sentiments of surprise, skepticism, and even wonder, near death experiences are labeled with a wide spectrum of reactions, but easy to dismiss is not one of them. The tales of those who’ve died, been to the other side, and came back are plenty. And it’s often met with an assorted mix of responses. Some…


Cutting across the conventional relationship
Feature // March 6, 2017

The strongest of bonds are forged from the fires of the toughest challenges; be it by proximity, societal perception, or just simply superficial incompatibility. These are barriers faced by the modern day Romeos and Juliets who struggle to gain recognition that their love is not so different at its core. When it comes to love,…


Youth Activism: Letting the torch burn bright
Feature // February 24, 2017

As the corpse of a long dead dictator was put to rest in the Libingan ng mga Bayani last November 18, 2016, the fires of outcry and defiance burned bright all around the country. People from all walks of life, near and far, took their stands and made their voices heard. And while in the…