An intertwined fabric of heart, culture, and food: The legacy of Chef Hiroaki Otsuka
by Beatrice Del Rosario
Feature // August 24, 2018

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
Feature //

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
Fearless Forecast Feature //

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…

Shadow of a cross, faith, and Iglesia ni Cristo
by Denise Nicole Uy and Kobe Lacsamana
Fearless Forecast Feature // June 21, 2018

Can you hear the quiet hum? It’s the sound of millions across the country praying. The Church of Iglesia ni Cristo, commonly referred to as the INC, is one of the most politically and culturally influential religious groups in the Philippines. A homegrown religion founded by Felix Manalo in 1914, membership in INC has grown…

From High School to College: Exoneration or Prison Transfer?
by Beatrice Del Rosario and Nadine Macalalad
Feature // June 13, 2018

For the uninitiated frosh taking their first steps into the University, college presents itself as an entirely unfamiliar terrain—a place where no one knows your name, so you could rebuild it in however way you want from the ground up. Such self-reinvention is possible in college because of all the freedom that comes with it….