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Rant & Rave: Hamilton

Not everyone can be “in the room where it happens”, but now it’s a possibility. Sort of. Hamilton hardly needs any introduction. The cultural and internet phenomenon based on United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s biography was unavoidable in 2016. Articles praising the show’s music—an inspired blend of rap, hip-hop, R&B, and show tunes—and diverse…

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Glimpses of love

Cloud 8.999…, Albert Right before I left for college, my phone dinged. It was him. Two conversations ran parallel in my head: one weaving what I wanted to say to him, and one with myself trying to understand what I was feeling. I thought of the subtle winks and the smiles, the times I felt…

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Opinion

Breathe easy

There are times when even simple tasks feel daunting. A pen poised to write the first word faltering before ink can meet the page. Encroaching deadlines can feel like shadows weighing you down until taking a nap feels like the best course of action. Writer’s block, procrastination, and denial—these are manifestations of the crippling fear…

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Hogwarts DLSU and the tale of the Potter Prof

Dark robes with colorful hoods contrasted against the iconic St. La Salle Hall facade. A gaggle of witches and wizards en route to their class, not on broomsticks, but through the Agno Gate. These are only some of the magical sights that students might see around campus once a year. Given how the magic of…

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Vanguard

Hot or cold?: Utilizing air conditioning, cooling systems vs effects of climate change

Climate change, or the change in global climate patterns due to increased concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, has greatly affected Earth’s living conditions and recent reports from the United Nations have shown that Earth will only continue to get hotter. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies monitors the Earth’s…

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Opinion

It is okay to feel

It’s been more than three years since I first felt a lump in my breast. To say that I was scared was an understatement. I was still in my first year of college then, still settling in when suddenly the record screeched. Deep breath in. I have never really given much thought to my relationship…

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Jessica Soho: A vision in truth

 “You have to be relentless in pursuing the truth.” The air in the room shifted at the sound of those words, delivered with the gravitas expected of esteemed broadcast journalist Jessica Soho. A true storyteller, Soho commanded the room full of student journalists—who were hanging on to every word—with nothing more than her presence and…

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UAAP: Lady Shuttlers fail to dethrone Lady Eagles, 3-0, settle for silver

In the second meeting of the Women’s Badminton Finals, the DLSU Lady Shuttlers yielded to the ADMU Lady Eagles, 3-0, earlier today at the Camp Crame Badminton Court in Quezon City. Swept by Ateneo in the best of three series, 2-0, the Green-and-White was able to finish the tourney as first runners-up—an improvement from missing…

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The shifting tides of Philippine movies: An interview with Erwin Blanco

The morning after getting uproariously drunk for Piolo Pascual’s birthday, Erwin “Lucky” Blanco sat beside the pool in Thailand. A throbbing headache kept him sidelined from the day’s activities. Left only with his laptop, he scoured the net for ideas for his next film. Snow. Sorrow. Suspense. Hours later, woven from a hundred loose threads…

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Just as capable: Of campus accessibility and beyond

Commuting in the Philippines is a staggering and herculean experience. Squeezing nearly half a million people in a metal train every day is something one must probably get used to when living in a city. You get to see a variety of people in different stages of life in these zones of liminality: a worshipper…