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…

A generation’s wait finally over: A review on the Incredibles 2
by Beatrice Del Rosario and Nadine Macalalad
Feature // August 13, 2018

After ages of waiting (yes, ages because that’s exactly how a few minutes feels like when you’re a little kid), one of the cinema’s glass doors creaks open, and you hold yourself back from rushing in and pushing your way past the people coming out; your mom or dad holding down a kid from his…

At highest altitude
by Celestine Sevilla, Eternity Ines and Yanna Zhang
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We fly straight into the world of female pilots as they commandeer and maneuver a winged vehicle so high off the ground, stowing away whatever it is that we are doing to listen to what it truly takes to become successful in the aviation industry. As we rattle and shake with anticipation in the same…

Between the ropes: A look into the exhilarating art of trapeze
by Danielle Arcon, Ella Baccay and Beatrice Del Rosario
Feature // July 14, 2018

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Julie muttered to herself as she anxiously looked around the sea of people she was silently drowning in. She’d hated crowds for as long as she could remember—especially noisy, restless, and sweaty ones. Though her eyes darted from left to right, rabidly searching for a way out kind of…

The fifth element of hip-hop
by Celestine Sevilla and Yanna Zhang
Feature // July 5, 2018

Imagine this: A sound underground, barely audible at first. Getting louder the closer you get, so you dare take a step forward. A smack and a pat-tat-tat of simple dubstep. Just when the rhythm was getting good, it switches. A symphony of orchestral instruments. The string and bass mixing together, blending and merging in nicely….

Love on the line: A look into online relationships
by Katherine Moro, Nadine Macalalad and Westin Perez
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…

The teacher behind the title
by Denise Nicole Uy
Feature Statement // June 27, 2018

I love going to bookstores. Walking past rows and rows of books, hearing the quiet prowl of other book lovers in search of new worlds to devour. But not all books in bookstores are abrogated the lust for adventure and mystery deserving of its kind.  There are dark corners; but none darker than the Filipiniana…

Covenants of blood: A brotherhood
by Westin Perez and Marmeelyn Sinocruz
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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…