Living more with less: A look into minimalism
by Danielle Arcon and Addy Binoya
Feature // March 6, 2017

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…

Film, music, and fare in Tagpo: Isang Pagtitipon
by Catherine Orda, Casey Margaret Eridio and Katherine Moro
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With time and place promptly set, and eager attendees gradually flocking to Circuit Makati, the almost morose, unexpectedly bleak atmosphere in the early evening of February 18 was not the subject on everyone’s minds. Instead, guests braced themselves for the incoming barrage of films and live performances that was promised by the Green Media Group…

Bedroom beatmakers, a new wave of artists
by Katherine Moro and Flores Gilda
Feature // February 16, 2017

Beyond the local music we hear on the radio lies a treasure lurking in cyberspace that has yet to be fully explored—the up-and-coming beatmakers in the Philippines. With sounds that range from ambient electronica to futuristic lo-fi, these electronic musicians offer an avant-garde exploration of sounds which goes beyond the ubiquitous music blaring from the…

Living with a disability: A blessing or a curse?
by Lance Villarosa and Marielle Lucenio
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Sometimes a normal man’s motivation is another’s limitation. Whether it has done wonders to the former or angst to the latter does little to shed light on how Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are and should be perceived. It is of no secret that PWDs are cut from a different cloth. Some are able to still…

Tagpo: Isang Pagtitipon
by Catherine Orda, Katherine Moro and Casey Margaret Eridio
Feature // February 15, 2017

  The age-old adage describing the comforts of good food and good company is about to take on an interesting addition this Saturday, February 18, at Circuit Makati with the Green Media Group’s Tagpo: Isang Pagtitipon, a celebration of local food, music, and film. The premise is simple: Highlights of the local art scene provide…