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Packing up the pitchforks

In 2018, Amber Heard wrote an op-ed, published on the Washington Post, about her experience with domestic abuse, saying, “I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out.” This was alluding to the abuse claims she filed against her ex-husband Johnny…

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Light in the brushstrokes: Inmates capture the colors of life in ‘Humans of Hope’ exhibit

The cold confines of prison can be a damning place.  In the time one spends sitting behind bars, an inmate could lose some semblance of hope in such a desolate setting. This desire to help the inmates was what inspired the Servants of the Holy Eucharist to initiate the Restorative Justice Program at Mandaluyong City…

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Growing concerns: The disruptive effects of a pandemic on children

The forced isolation imposed on families across the country due to COVID-19 has left a massive impact on the lives of everyone involved. This has been no less true for some of the most vulnerable members of society—children. Over the past couple of months, the conventional life that a child may have known has been…

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Chasing titles: The race for credentials

Applying for a job can be a daunting task for any fresh graduate. With many vying for the same position, it can be difficult to stand out among the crowd. Ask a fresh graduate or even an intern about the application process and they would certainly say that it is challenging. What does one require…

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Through small eyes

I’ve always had a problem with the way my eyes look. My earliest memory of my disdain for my Chinese features was when I was told that Piolo Pascual was the epitome of male attractiveness. Young, impressionable, kindergarten Westin was heartbroken when he looked in the mirror; he faced not the chiselled, brown-skinned, wide-eyed Piolo…

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Reevaluating romance: The inner workings of polyamory

The Valentine’s season often heightens one’s awareness of the presence of couples—hand in hand, enjoying time spent together, and perhaps even sharing a kiss or two. For many, this is the de facto image of love and romance: one person cherishing the presence of another romantically. However, this vision of romance does not necessarily hold…

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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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Highlights of the silver screen: Oscar 2020’s Best Picture nominees – Part Two

With nine films vying for Best Picture, a second article was warranted to give ample space to discuss the highs and lows of each work. Without further ado, The LaSallian presents part two of its reviews of Oscar-nominated films. Parasite, Joaquin With an ensemble of veteran and novice actors, director Bong Joon-ho—having helmed classics like…

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Highlights of the silver screen: Oscar 2020’s Best Picture nominees – Part One

2019 has been a good year for cinema. When movies like The Lighthouse, Uncut Gems, and The Farewell are left out of the nominees for Best Picture, the competition among the high quality films in the running to snag an Oscar is definitely tough. That said, with the 92nd Academy Awards just around the corner,…

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Writer’s Recap: Rampant with the Rat

A cool breeze blew across Ongpin on the morning of the first day in the year of the metal rat. Red lanterns littered the sky above our heads, suspended between buildings and on the edges of window sills. Street vendors laid out their products in sidewalk stalls adorned by red and yellow hues. All was…