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Rant and Rave: A new samsara blooms through ‘Genshin Impact 3.2’

After the electrifying events that transpired in the nation of thunder and lightning, Genshin Impact took travelers to new areas around the world of Teyvat. But even after exploring the enigmas within the mists of Tsurumi Island, the depths of Enkanomiya, and the mines of the Chasm, nothing could beat the anticipation of finally heading…

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Rant and Rave: Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ makes the whole place shimmer

There’s nobody else who knows her magic like Taylor Swift.  It’s a repeating cycle: Swift will bring us into a fantasy that we have no choice but to fall into, leave us, and then come back to us again. None of us seem to be bothered, though–not when she’s transported us out of bounds in…

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Writer’s Recap: ‘Italian Film Festival Manila’ transcends cultural boundaries

With moviegoers gradually trickling back into theaters, the film industry has to put its best foot forward as it reintroduces itself once again to mainstream audiences. After Filipinos were forced into social distancing for two years, the Italian Film Festival Manila (IFFM) highlighted the cinema’s ability to transport viewers to new locales through a diverse…

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Learning the ABCs of early childhood education with kindergarten teachers

The opportunity to teach young minds is one quite familiar to kindergarten teachers. Though fulfilling, the work entails various day-to-day dilemmas they must contend with.

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Beside buried cases house buried truths in the Filipino true crime scene

True crime is often shrouded by the dark air of mystery—but where there is mystery, there are those who aim to expose the truth, whether through podcasts or journalistic reporting.

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Writer’s Recap: Celebrating tenacious creativity at ‘Graphika Manila 2022’

Last August 14, Graphika Manila 2022 at the SMX Convention Center welcomed participants in Asia’s most influential creativity conference. With six speakers from a multitude of fields—such as graphic art, illustration, and motion graphics—the conference gathered artistic minds and built an avenue where they can share their journeys, passions, and inspirations. This year’s Conference on…

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Faced with tragedy and grim realities, trauma journalists stand their ground

From braving strong typhoons to reporting militant crossfire, a trauma journalist’s job is the relentless pursuit of truth despite the danger.

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Tales of tarnished text: Grappling with the censorship of progressive literature

Progressive literature has the power to overturn outdated and oppressive structures, giving writers the power to decide the future that’s best for them.

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Simplified or diversified?: Reviewing the influence of local children’s media on young girls

One must recognize the cruciality of how media’s portrayal of women critically shapes and empowers a young girl’s self-image.

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Writer’s Recap: Turning chapters with outstanding journalists at the 17th Lasallian Scholarum Awards

In this uncertain age where widespread social media disinformation threatens the upcoming national elections, the pursuit for truth has never been more urgent. As DLSU President Br. Bernard Oca FSC said in his opening remarks, “What we gather in the news serves as lampposts in our journey to the future.” This was the mission that…