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Your biggest fan: The fallout of parasocial relationships

The average celebrity is no stranger to endless declarations of love; but how much of a star is really for their fans to have and to hold?

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Head to Head: ACG ‘homegrowns’ Francisco, Ilagan want inclusive, socially conscious CLA

As the second largest college in the University, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) houses a wide variety of creative departments that overflow with students from all batches. On the issue of bridging gaps in efficiency and effectiveness of college-wide programs, presidential candidates Yanna Ilagan of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Ashley Francisco, an…

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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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Writer’s Recap: Cultivating sustainability and development with ‘EULAT for Culture’

Time and time again, the “tragedy of the commons”—a phenomenon of the abuse of open resources for profit—has recklessly mired the environmental landscape. A rallying cry against environmental degradation, the Philippine-Italian Association’s conference titled EULAT for Culture: Filipino Design Links with Asia, the Americas, and Europe presented three talks illuminating the spirit of sustainable development.…

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Justice of no color: Exploring the truth behind the Comelec 35

On February 9, 1986, 35 computer technicians working on the snap election tabulation project walked out of their jobs in protest of the discrepancies between their data and what was being reported to the public. This is their story.

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Rant and Rave: Riding into the night with NCT 127’s ‘2 Baddies’

After almost a year since the release of their last full album, NCT 127 hits the ground running with the unveiling of their exhilarating fourth album: 2 Baddies. Coming from an extended hiatus, the idols’ invigorating desire to put their whole hearts into the production of the album was made apparent in their powerful vocals…

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Into the SUNWW, the birthplace of brilliant Philippine writers

In the heart of Negros Oriental lies Silliman University, the home of Asia’s longest running creative writing workshop.

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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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Rant and Rave: Through music and love, ‘Katips’ sheds truth on Martial Law atrocities

“How big can one get against a force too much bigger than yourself?”  An outcry of the hopeful, a requiem for the fallen–such is the description of the long-awaited Katips: The Movie. Originally a 2016 theater production staged by Director Vince Tañada, its narrative moves away from the polarization of politics to shed light on…

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Rant and Rave: STAYC heralds the change of seasons in ‘WE NEED LOVE’

Fresh off of the K-CON Chicago 2022 high, STAYC marks the change of seasons with their third single album, WE NEED LOVE. Following their second mini album, YOUNG-LUV.COM, the girl group sheds the “Teen Fresh” concept to explore a different kind of sound. Black Eyed Pilseung, producers and founders of STAYC’s agency High-Up Entertainment, decided…