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Rant and Rave: ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ never goes out of style

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” captures the perfect storms of Taylor Swift’s journey with love and luster.

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25 Cents’ Worth: The trials and triumphs of coming out

While coming out is empowering, being forced to do it defeats the compelling nature of this act.

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After hours with the University’s unsung heroes

Behind every harmonious community stands those who work to maintain its cleanliness, order, and security.

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Musikangbayan is music by the people, for the people

Musikangbayan frontman Danny Fabella writes songs of love, community, and resistance dedicated to the Filipino people.

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Rant and Rave: When pretty isn’t pretty, it takes ‘GUTS’ to stand out

When a teenage girl’s angst is shown in pop culture, it is often done with an air of superficiality. A young woman’s rebellion can never be too radical; her public defiance is approved by a flock of corporate executives behind the scenes, concocting a surface-level image that never goes beyond the high-pitched whine: “It’s not…

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Rant and Rave: The stakes are high, the water’s rough, but ‘Speak Now’ is ours

“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” is a mature expansion of Swift’s original 2010 masterpiece, and will leave fans wanting more from her re-recording projects.

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Writer’s Recap: Finding our voice with Pelikulove’s “Shoutout Pinas 2023—Maghayag at Lumikha”

Pelikulove and the Harlequin Theatre Guild partnered up for the hybrid film event, Shoutout Pinas 2023: Maghayag at Lumikha last May 24 and accomplished hard-hitting portrayals of sociopolitical commentary.

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An open secret: Uncovering queer stories from all-girls schools

In many all-girls schools, glass ceilings are typically shattered and stained with the various hues representing one’s social identities. Strict handbook guidelines, indoctrinated curricula, and tumultuous student-to-student dynamics are ever-defining of how one comes about with their comfortability in expressing their truest selves. While these institutions stand separately from how their students choose to identify,…

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Writer’s Recap: Harnessing the fiery passion for the Arts at ‘Graphika Manila 2023’

Last February 11 to 12, Graphika Manila 2023, the Philippines’ annual premier creativity conference, made its comeback at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City. This year, it was able to make its regular two-day comeback as it featured an impressive slate of inspirational speakers in the world of art and design.  Working for what…

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The tempests of ardor

Love takes on many forms; it can be soft and shy to the touch, but much like a tempest, it can be violent and raw. Here, you will find the many faces of love.