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JC Ababan: Atop the seat of impartiality

“I actually started as a volunteer in June 2016,” he shares, going back to when he first set his sights on the commission he now leads. The University was having its annual Recruitment Week, and the familiar booths and stalls lined the SJ Walk once again. Lost in the frenzy of recruiters, he almost missed…

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Rant and Rave: Genshin Impact—Behold, the Chalk Prince and the Dragon

“The transition from nothing into something, from shoot to stem…and now to fruition,” says the Chalk Prince Albedo as one embarks on a quest to discover truths hidden within the snow capped mountains of Dragonspine—the latest addition to Genshin Impact’s world. Genshin Impact is a free-to-play action-adventure game developed by Chinese studio miHoYo. After the…

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Baby steps: Traversing tourism during the pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many industries came to a standstill. The lockdown measures implemented to keep people safe had adverse effects on their livelihoods as well. Profits were lost, businesses were shut down, and workers were laid off. Nonetheless, some enterprises were able to adapt and remain flexible by implementing strict physical distancing…

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Macoy, undubbed: The human beyond the humor

”Sino ang kumain ng sisig sa Jollijeep?” cries Nigel in the iconic Devil Wears Prada scene. For those scratching their heads, no, this is not some deranged Tagalog dubbing in a late Sunday night local network line-up. This is one of the zingers comedian Macoy Dubs delivered in their early days of making dubbed content…

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Spectrum of experiences: Children with special needs face up to distance learning demands

The past few months have not been easy for anyone. The threat of COVID-19 has forced many to stay at home or distance themselves from others, upending the status quo. Many parents have had to make critical decisions to protect the well-being of their children—even if it means having to temporarily pull their children out…

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Unmute: Enduring inescapable realities

DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild (HTG) presented its first online film production, Unmute, last September 23 to 25 on AnimoSpace, and on September 27 in a closed Facebook group.  The show presented a collection of four plays that offered glimpses of life during the pandemic, interweaving relevant social issues into each narrative. The virtual curtains opened…

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Writer’s Recap: Sana OL, Present!

Performing theater, online at least, has become a familiar sight during the pandemic. After all, the Virgin LabFest was presented live and free-of-charge this year via their official Facebook page. But if Sana OL, Present! has anything to prove, it’s that there’s still room for new talent in the world of online storytelling. Sana OL,…