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Fanfiction: And the story continues

If you’ve ever been a diehard fan of any TV show, movie, book, play or any other form of pop culture, chances are that you weren’t the only one. And chances are that within this loyal and enthusiastic group of fans you’re a part of (or “fandom”, as they’re collectively called), there is a small…

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Foodie and gamer paradise: Board Game Cafés

With students on a momentary break from all the homework, quizzes, and exams, they might be looking for ideas on where to spend their precious free time. Enter the board game café: a place to dine, relax, and play board and card games to your heart’s content. Board game cafes have been steadily becoming more…

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Aldrich Shih: Brewing a business

“That’s when I really started loving coffee. It changed my perception of [it as] just a stale, bitter drink, but it opened me to the perspective of how it [can be] a lot different… how some can have [a] fruity taste, how some can have a chocolatey taste.” Different people have different interests. Some may…

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The invisible trinity of the LGBT community

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States last year and various Pride parades and movements being held here in Manila, it seems the LGBT (or LGBTQA, as it’s being increasingly called) is receiving stronger support from the general populace, and with it, a call for more accurate representation of the LGBTQA community…

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A wartime aggression: The case of the comfort women lolas

In Amihan, Quezon city, a certain house stands in the street of Narra—an old, run-of-the-mill kind of house that is easy to miss and pass over. It has no prominent signs and no doorbell, instead guarded by two watchdogs who bark at the slightest sound and movement. This house is the center of Lila Pilipina,…

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Agreeing to disagree: Religious minorities in DLSU

Every individual who embarks on a three, four, or even eight-year journey as a Lasallian knows that the University is steeped in Catholic tradition. It starts from the distinctive Lasallian prayer, to the Angelus played every noontime, to brothers walking around the hallways, to the 12 units of TRED classes that every student goes through.…

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Stuck in the fringe: The culture of reading

“Mutability is our tragedy, but it is also our hope,” Boethius, a philosopher of the 6th century, once said. Every day, more than ever, the mutability of the world forces itself upon our doorstep, and every tweet and Facebook post contributes to that greater scheme of movement. The book industry, a world in itself, operates…

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Stuck in the fringe: The culture of reading

“Mutability is our tragedy, but it is also our hope,” Boethius, a philosopher of the 6th century, once said. Every day, more than ever, the mutability of the world forces itself upon our doorstep, and every tweet and Facebook post contributes to that greater scheme of movement. The book industry, a world in itself, operates…

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Unapologetically Hipster

What is a hipster? How do we even begin to define the hipster? Is it the skinny jeans or the tinted Instagram filter that gives it away? Or is it the coffee shop abode and the weekend hiking plans? In a campus swarming with canvas Herschel backpacks, bleach white Stan Smiths, and comments like, so…

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The most borrowed books from the library

De La Salle University’s (DLSU) Learning Commons houses thousands of books and documents. Students go to this haven of learning for several reasons: to take advantage of the numerous resources, to look for quiet places to study, or to just hang out with friends. But mostly, people come for the books. Have you ever wondered…