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Westin Perez
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…


The Last Jedi: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Feature // April 12, 2018

The movie was revealed to have hit a 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and critic reviews were overall very good. However, the week after it was released internationally, things started to change. While the critic score on Rotten Tomatoes stayed above 90 percent, the audience score plummeted from the 60s down to the 50s, where…


Tech-ing a break: The disconnection and disassociation from devices
Feature // March 31, 2018

The show’s creator, Charlie Brooker, is a big believer in the negative aspects of technology. He wrote for the Guardian in 2011 saying, “We routinely do things that just five years ago would scarcely have made sense to us. We tweet along to reality shows; we share videos of strangers dropping cats in bins; we…


The Greatest Showman: Truly the greatest show?
Feature // March 26, 2018

The musical type of storytelling used in film has very old roots. They first found a home in cinemas around them 30s, and have nowadays adapted to fit modern conventions of good movies. It has endured until the 21st century, finding a home in Disney movies, in on-screen Broadway adaptations akin to that of Les…