The life of the Golden Gays
by Audrey Giongco and Marielle Lucenio
Feature // April 9, 2017

A burned, dilapidated house is being renovated in one of the streets of Pasay. What used to be filled with laughter, singing, and playful banters is now empty of its tenants, only occupied by the workers rebuilding the destroyed house. This used to be the home of the Golden Gays, a group of old gays…

Towards Feminization: Defining the women experience in STEM
by Krizzia Asis and Nadine Macalalad
Feature // April 4, 2017

  Among the films that were shown in the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) last December, it was the teen comedy Vince, Kath, and James that tackled the issues of sexism in the workplace head-on. In the film, Vince and Kath are both engineering students and are co-interns for an engineering company. In one…

Every Girl Can: Traversing the terrains of Filipina feminism
by Krizzia Asis
Feature Writer's recap // March 31, 2017

The definition of feminism varies from context to context–what is empowering for one woman may not be for another–that the way then to make sense of feminism as a movement is to accept that, at its periphery, it changes form and shape depending on the type of women that we are magnifying. In the Philippines,…

For battered or for worse: Tales of the abused
by Casey Margaret Eridio and Marielle Lucenio
Feature // March 16, 2017

The woman has the face of a saint. People call her a mestiza, porcelain-skinned with rosy cheeks. She is the feminine ideal: Shy, demure, modest, loyal, submissive. Her name is Maria Clara. Key to lock, she gently enters the room that changes it all. Her long dark hair is tugged and used to drag her…

The wonder of children’s books
by Krizzia Asis and Eternity Ines
Feature // March 11, 2017

The illusory concept of time permits us to create a sense of a past and future self. It sets the stages of life, too: Being a child with urgent needs for comfort and warmth, an adolescent awashed in the pressure of finding an identity, an adult weighed by the demands of a society to contribute…

EDSA Revolution revisited
by Katherine Moro and Nadine Macalalad
Feature // March 7, 2017

Thirty-one years ago, Manila was brought to a standstill. Along Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue, the usual lines of vehicles were replaced by throngs of people as millions of Filipinos took to the streets and reclaimed the democracy that they had been deprived of, displaying their honor and courage for the whole world to see….

Food in review: New stalls in Animo Biz
by Eternity Ines and Samantha Faye Se
Feature // March 6, 2017

A new year comes with new trends, new styles, and new flavors. One of the staples we bring into every new year is food. Life in the University is not in any way different; we are always on the lookout for the newest and freshest restaurants. This is why numerous stalls line the University, all…

Living more with less: A look into minimalism
by Danielle Arcon and Addy Binoya
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Minimalism just might be the new black. More than just being the opposite of hoarding, the minimalist lifestyle is at once vivid and monochrome, striking and humble. In a time of luxurious imaginings and gluts of clutter, screaming the word “more” in flashing neons, still there are those who remain steadfast to the lifestyle of having few…

Cutting across the conventional relationship
by Lance Villarosa, Westin Perez and Jaime Papa
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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,…

Know your body: A reintroduction to the Reproductive Health law
by Audrey Giongco and Nicole Wong
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Over the years, the infamous Republic Act No. 10354—colloquially known as the RH Bill but now called the RH Law—has been constantly delayed in implementation due to the uprising of the church and pro-life groups. Although the bill has long been passed, there seems to be little to no change in the healthcare scene as…