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Every bird’s got to leave the nest
by Blaise Cruz
Opinion // March 14, 2018

I recall having this one conversation with a high school friend where we talked about plans during and after college. “I’m going to get my master’s degree and leave the country, seek out the masters and the pioneers. Learn from them. You know, master the craft. How about you?” I casually asked him . “I’ll…


The death of retail
by Ray Ausan
Opinion // March 6, 2018

Manila is a shopper’s paradise. With over 150 malls and counting, it is dubbed as “Asia’s Shopping Capital”. From stalls to boutiques, tiangges to supermalls, and plazas to gardens, Metro Manila has it all for you. Malls have shaped the Filipino culture and economy for the past century, but they may ultimately change in the…


Filling in the void
by Elijah Quevedo
Opinion // February 28, 2018

Have you ever watched a great series and follow through the show’s progress only to realize that it has an unhappy, inconclusive ending? The characters you came to love either die or end up being the worse villain they could possibly be, and the characters you pair or “shipped” don’t end up together because of…


First!
by Thea Tagulao
Opinion //

They say that the greatest form of flattery is imitation. But how far does imitation go? Does it stop when we finally become an exact replica of the people we pretend to be, or will a simple acknowledgement of our efforts be enough? Last September, Eduardo Martin, a 32-year old leukemia survivor claimed himself as…


The walk, the drama, the prejudice
by Lance Villarosa
Opinion // January 23, 2018

I’ve always had a love for old school cheesy love songs. From Boys II Men to Usher to Babyface to Mariah Carey, you name it, and I’ll most probably tear the lights out. On my best day, I could even memorize the heartfelt monologues meant to tear jerk and tear our heartstrings apart. It’s the…


On net neutrality
by Ray Ausan
Opinion // January 13, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States recently announced a plan to slash net neutrality rules. Net neutrality is the equal treatment of all data. Shall the FCC’s plan proceed, internet usage of Americans will be restricted and limited. How would this affect us? Unbeknown to us, Filipinos have already lost net neutrality….


Christmas: Then and now
by Celine Rose Dalag
Opinion // December 23, 2017

With all the requirements piling up and deadlines to meet, I didn’t notice that Christmas is only a few weeks away. When I was a kid, we always celebrated Christmas first with our relatives from my mother’s side in San Mateo, Rizal. Then, on the following day or on New Year’s Day, we would go…


Did anyone listen?
by Patrick Quintero
Opinion // December 14, 2017

Last week, I was in my lab class when I received a message from a friend. He asked me whether I was in the forum regarding the U Break. Obviously, I wasn’t, as I had an exam to take, simultaneous with the forum. As I viewed the message on my phone, Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda…


On the Hallyu
by Andrea Punzalan
Opinion // December 7, 2017

Last July 2015, my cousin told me to watch this music video on YouTube. It was a music video by a Korean-Chinese pop boy band called EXO, titled Love Me Right. At first, I could only shoot my cousin various disturbed glances her way. Was she so tired of hearing Sledgehammer by Fifth Harmony on…


The art of overcoming
by Yasmin Cariño
Opinion //

I despise hospitals; its ghostly white interiors, its intimidating doctors, and the pervasive smell of blood. All this began when I was a child, stricken with a high fever while my mom was quietly making an appointment with an available pediatrician. That gave me ample time to survey my surroundings and truth be told, upon…