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Westin Perez
Screening for intimacy
Feature // February 13, 2019

A cultural behemoth, that’s what it is. There is no arguing how the internet and by extension, social media, occupies a unique place in our lives. Its ubiquity brings with it modes of communication and interaction that most take for granted, hiding in plain sight. For the internet is now so integrated in how we…


On resolutions: Resolve or restart?
Feature // January 13, 2019

The new year comes with plenty of promise. No one can know for sure what it holds, but the potential it has is near limitless. Perhaps this is why resolutions for the new year is such a common practice among people. Maybe it’s the idea that the year can be molded and shaped into what…


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…


A lifetime of steel: dogs and cages
Feature // November 24, 2018

Dogs have the honor of being known as man’s best friend, but with that honor comes a twisted reality. With the popularity of dogs naturally comes a demand for adorable puppies to love and spoil. This desire has led to man manipulating these dogs to get their “ideal dog” through breeding. But when is enough…


The clown conundrum
25 Cents' Worth Feature // October 25, 2018

When one ponders about the prospect of a clown flick, the first genre that comes to mind would be that of horror. Instead of a mascot greeting you at the door as you order a burger, or a jolly, makeup-clad man in a circus, a defining representation of clowns in many people’s minds is that…


Crazy Rich Asians: A step in the right direction
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In August, Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters. It was a movie that I had been anticipating for a long time. Being of Chinese descent myself, I was excited to see what this majority Asian cast and crew could bring to the table. Boy, was it a ride. True, it wasn’t a movie that was particularly…


Football in the Philippines: Sports’ black sheep
Feature // August 24, 2018

As the World Cup rampaged through the month of June to the month of July and some of the world’s finest athletes took the largest stage in the world, all eyes were fixated on the riveting action on display—all except for the Philippines.   That, of course, is an exaggeration. It’s not as if no…


Love on the line: A look into online relationships
Feature // July 1, 2018

The phenomenon of online dating has reformed the entire landscape of dating in general. Nowadays, people meet online, through romance apps and whatnot, for a multitude of purposes within the realms of the romantic, whether it be for a quick fling or for something more intimate. The notion of dating through conventional means, as is…


Covenants of blood: A brotherhood
Fearless Forecast Feature // June 27, 2018

It is said that the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water from the womb. It is in that regard that the sanctity of brotherhood is so revered in society. We as humans naturally seek companionship; longing to be able to share our lives with others. For some, loneliness is satisfied by making…


To Infinity—Avengers: Infinity War movie review
Feature // May 8, 2018

A decade worth of superhero blockbuster action has led up to this; Avengers: Infinity War. Over the years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has given birth to and cultivated an extensive cultural following, redefining the definition of comic book movies time and time again. In Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios displays an incredible amount of…