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Fighting in the trenches, ALS instructors push for support

Instructors of ALS say that the program’s goal is being challenged due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Seeking justice: The uphill battle for safer spaces in academic institutions

Last June 2020, Miriam College High School came under fire after several cases of sexual harassment were uncovered, starting the #MCHSDoBetter hashtag. Consequently, other educational institutions followed, and the #DoBetter movement trended on social media. These women, notably from prominent schools like St. Paul College Pasig, Marikina Science High School, and Ateneo de Manila Junior…

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Melting point: Obstacles in Philippine figure skating

The sport of figure skating demands not a hardwood floor nor a grass field; it survives in icy plains, challenging the sport’s sustainability against the backdrop of the Philippines’ hot and humid weather. With professional figure skating—a craft that can only thrive in sub-zero temperatures—there is still much to be done to keep the local…

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2021 USG EB looks back on performance despite shortened year

For the Lasallian community, 2021 was a year of many firsts, and the same holds true for the University Student Government (USG). Extenuating circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic precipitated DLSU’s first-ever online elections, and alongside it, the USG’s first fully online administration.  Needless to say, for the current USG Executive Board (EB), many…

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Rant & Rave: ‘Genshin Impact 2.0’ walks the tightrope of eternity

Ad Astra Abyssosque, adventurers! From the ruins of Khaenri’ah to the caves of an eroded stone dragon and to the misty islands of the Golden Apple Archipelago, ready your teapots as we set sail to the land of eternity.  Genshin Impact’s open-world, role-playing action gameplay expanded its horizons with one of the biggest updates the…

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Handle with care: Unpacking misconceptions on sustainability

Now that the world has found itself at the mercy of a climate crisis, the need has arisen for a middle ground—which, as agreed upon by 193 countries in the United Nations, was sustainable development. These days, sustainability is more commonly known through the proliferation of metal straws and Instagram-worthy eco-friendly packaging. However, this commercialized…

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A menagerie of pride: Reclaiming queer narratives

For so long, queerness has been seen as the Other—shameful, aberrant behavior to be talked about in hushed whispers. For this reason, many queer figures’ sexualities have been erased from history—that is, if history remembers them at all.  Today, we get to remember them. As more and more queer creators step into the spotlight with…

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Writer’s Recap: OUTLIVE 2021 levels up the game called life

Climate change, a global pandemic, and the downfall of democracy—such are the realities of our present. And for many people, this is a story whose next chapter they no longer want to read. However, for some, there is light at the end of the tunnel. While the beginning of this book may have been dark,…

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Mind over matter: The pandemic mental health crisis

“‘Pag pupunta ka lang sa psychiatrist, sasabihin ng ibang tao na baliw ka na. ‘Baliw’ agad ‘yung term,” shares Dr. Reggie Pamugas, Vice Chair of Health Action for Human Rights. As someone who’s been in the field for more than 19 years as a community-based physician, Pamugas knows all too well the stigma associated with…

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Heavy is the head that wears the crown

Every year, Filipinos huddle around their television sets to watch the Miss Universe coronation night. Holding hands and sweating in anticipation, fans shriek in pure joy when the country’s representative struts down the runway, with “Philippines” written in bold font on the sash across her chest. However, this love and appreciation do not come for…