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Your biggest fan: The fallout of parasocial relationships

The average celebrity is no stranger to endless declarations of love; but how much of a star is really for their fans to have and to hold?

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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.

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25 Cents’ Worth: How the girlboss stained her blazer and her empire

As the girlboss trend escapes social media, one questions if this is a new leap for feminism or a patriarchy-induced delusion.

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25 Cents’ Worth: The performance and power of an apology

While apologies acknowledge one’s errors, it should not be used as a substitute for accountability.

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En pointe: Beyond the jumps and splits

“May ballet pala sa Pilipinas?” (Does ballet exist in the Philippines?) Such is a question often posed by Filipinos when thinking about the Philippine dance scene. And it is one that Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Ballet Manila founder and artistic director, hopes to answer—a barrier and a notion that she and many other local ballet enthusiasts strive…

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Fitness first: Hitting the gym in the New Year

To many people, the New Year season means a fresh start, with everyone seemingly enveloped by newness and change. Anything seems possible at this time of year, as the fireworks and horns usher in the clean slate that everyone looks forward to. A New Year’s resolution that many have in common is hitting the gym…

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The clown conundrum

When one ponders about the prospect of a clown flick, the first genre that comes to mind would be that of horror. Instead of a mascot greeting you at the door as you order a burger, or a jolly, makeup-clad man in a circus, a defining representation of clowns in many people’s minds is that…

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25 Cents’ Worth: Generation X

It takes only one generation for everything to change. A lifetime is enough for a whole new world to emerge from the depths of human civilization. It is this change that separates us from the past and ourselves. It defines us, may it be a generalization or a stereotype. Such is the case for our…

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The kuwatro standard

Working on our rough edges can be quite tricky at times. We are all constantly soldiering on through life to “seek a Great Perhaps”, like Pudge in John Green’s Looking for Alaska. The best of us graduate with honors, but lack honor. Through the challenges we face in various aspects of our young lives, a…

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25 Cents’ Worth: The Mocha Uson show

Mocha Uson. No two words in recent memory have elicited such a polarizing response from the general public. On one hand, she’s a cultural behemoth that has transcended the usually impenetrable walls of standard journalism. On the other, she’s the epitome of ignorance and oversimplified thought. However, taking sides is not an issue that I…