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…

Youth Activism: Letting the torch burn bright
by Westin Perez and Nathaniel Sierras
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…

Writer’s Recap: Art Fair Philippines 2017
by Catherine Orda, Casey Margaret Eridio, Addy Binoya, Katherine Moro and Lance Villarosa
Feature Writer's recap // February 23, 2017

Now on its fifth year, Art Fair Philippines sets its sights on some of the country’s busiest locations, opting for countless extensive multi-media installations, exhibits, and talks around multiple spots in the metro rather than the much more insular and distilled hubs that housed a few paintings and sculptures in its previous iterations. Homes to…

Revisiting Intramuros
by Michi Dimaano and Audrey Giongco
Feature // February 21, 2017

For most of recent history, we’ve taken Manila for granted. For those of us who haven’t witnessed the city in its heyday, our knowledge of it is only as deep as the content of our history books—especially with it being the venue of the significant events that shaped our nation. Although our campus is located…