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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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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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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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Grit and glamor: Reimagining masculinity through male pageantry

Male pageantry redefines traditional masculinity by celebrating all physicalities of the male nature. In doing this, the notion of toxic masculinity is unraveled and destroyed.

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Rant and Rave: A taste of Taft cuisine—Part Two

Variety There is no denying the existence of the delectable medley of dining splendor that Taft Ave. presents to those that visit. Every bite—spicy, sweet, or something in between—is a celebration of the many unique cultures and traditions the place brings together. The LaSallian now explores the last three chosen staples that the Taft menu…

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Art meets religion: Kawit’s unique Christmas tradition

Christmas—a time of togetherness and rejoicing. In the municipality of Kawit, Cavite, there exists an artistic tradition of devotion and community.

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How farmers’ cries for help grow louder amid calamities

While natural disasters wreak havoc across the nation, farmers are left to fend for themselves, to salvage their homes and livelihood.

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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: 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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25 Cents’ Worth: When Filipinos turn against each other

There is a certain satisfaction that comes with seeing your rivals under distress—but when applied in the political sphere, this feeling becomes more of a detriment to society.