Remember, Reclaim, Resist
by Marmeelyn Sinocruz
Feature Writer's recap // September 22, 2018

On September 19, the International People’s Tribunal (IPT) found Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte guilty of Human Rights abuses in Brussels, Belgium. In the early morning of the same day in the Philippines, the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) held a forum at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman in the wake of the impending…

Time flies: Gaming while all else fades
by Kay Estepa and Erinne Ong
Feature // September 19, 2018

He reached for the light switch the second he entered his room. It had been a long day for him. The temptation to continue where he had left off the previous night  had been plaguing his mind the moment he first sat down on the stiff desk chairs provided by the school. It had only…

The Res Speaks for Itself: A Group Digest on the Life of a Law Student
by Alfonso Dimla
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In just a few more months, students will start preparing for the long and arduous journey of legal studies, and whether they have been dreaming of this their whole life or just simply trying their luck on a new career path, it is certain that this road less traveled, is still a complete mystery to…

Bedtime stories of a war veteran
by Casey Margaret Eridio
Feature // September 18, 2018

When we were kids, we always had this pure look of wonder in our eyes whenever we listen to our parents tell a story. At night, right when we go to bed, once-upon-a-times perk our ears up without a fail. There’s always this fascination with magical forests and daring adventures that made our eyes sparkle…

Horror roommates: Of dirty laundry and even dirtier people
by Jemille Lim and Yanna Zhang
Rant & Rave // September 16, 2018

From the most outrageous things they’ve done, to the most annoying habits they still carry, these “horror” roommates definitely deserve a moment of discourse, if not condemnation altogether. We got anonymous stories from people who have lived with the worst of the worst. Laugh or cringe; these confessions will make you glad you don’t share…

Along the rails: Living by the tracks
by Ella Baccay and Katherine Moro
Commentary Feature // August 30, 2018

The smokey fog makes it hard to see the heat coming from the train when it passes by almost unbearable, but what choice do they have? Early morning, people start milling around; grabbing their laundry and heading to wash them, crossing the tracks as if a speeding train doesn’t scare them one bit. The sound…

The road to fitness: Torment and contentment
by Addy Binoya and Danielle Arcon
Sports Feature // August 26, 2018

Scroll down into the bottomless pit of posts and status updates reflected beneath the glossy surface of your phone and you’re faced with the loud and ringing reminder: Don’t pause. Curated Instagram grids highlight the bright smiles overcoming marathons, the toned physique, the glistening sweat that silhouettes a post-workout glow.  It’s easy to resent a…

Love, Simon: A generation’s coming out story
by Marmeelyn Sinocruz
Feature Statement // August 24, 2018

“To come home, to be brave” those were just a few words from Wild Heart by the Bleachers—one of the songs from Love, Simon’s official soundtrack. Today’s generation, though benefitting from the recent surge of LGBTQ++ movies—if you can call it such a surge, are often presented with films which are highly divorced from the…

Football in the Philippines: Sports’ black sheep
by Westin Perez
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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…

An intertwined fabric of heart, culture, and food: The legacy of Chef Hiroaki Otsuka
by Beatrice Del Rosario
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As a little girl, I was at the Otsuka household a lot. While at work,  mom and dad always preferred leaving me with people they trusted—those who, without a shadow of a doubt, wouldn’t only watch over me, but would treat me as one of their own. They always preferred family, which is why I…