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Morning classes vs. night classes

As the Animo System loads, the students who are lucky enough to be presented with the option have to decide whether they rather wake up early or stay up late at night. Students are different beings when they start the day compared to the ones that end it. This can affect their attitude, behavior and…

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Head to Head: Animation revolution

If switching on the telly and flipping through comic impressions of talking bunnies and shape-changing dogs fail to take you on a trip down memory lane, then generational trends have indeed changed by a wider margin than initially supposed. Admit it – as kids, we would not have elected to wake up at the first…

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Head to Head: The bus: to ban or not to ban?

Welcome to the gates of hell. This appellation was bestowed upon Manila a few months back by Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, who had not even encountered LRT during rush hour, else he would have known the true meaning of hell. “Blasphemy!” mutter some, shaking their heads upon hearing the cognomen. “He speaks the…

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Local vs. foreign superheroic comparisons

Superman, Batman, Spiderman, these are just few of the superheroes that have, over time, become household names around the world. Everybody is familiar with Superman’s iconic costume: the red cape, blue spandex, and bold insignia, across his chest. Everybody knows about the Dark Knight and his crusade against crime in Gotham City. And everybody is…

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Head to Head: Rain, friend or foe?

It starts off slowly: the soft growl of thunder, the beat of a raindrop or two, and without warning, everything is suddenly striped by falling rain – the long strokes painting the landscape with the sort of still rawness only capable by nature. The warm blues and greens and browns of nature melt away and…

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Head to Head: Governance: Unitary vs Federal

The ‘System’ is often blamed for the many inefficiencies and problems faced by the nation today.  There have been numerous pleas for changing the way the government is set up, mostly for reasons such as welfare and development.  We pit the Philippines’ current government setup against that of its major political influence, the United States…

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The few, the proud, the paperbacks: Books in a paperless society

In Rogue Magazine’s April 2012 issue, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos reported that the sale of e-books used for Kindles were outselling their paper counterparts. To some, this is proof that technology wins out, yet again. With growing concerns over the environment, e-books mean less waste. That is: less need to shave off a few more…

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Recorded versus raw

Everyday is an adventure; the spontaneity of events that unfold before us shape the way we view reality. For some, it is best to enjoy those life moments as they happen, remembering all the details with one’s memory, while others stress the importance of capturing those precious moments with devices, framing and composing shots to…

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Print vs. Non-print

These days, people are at crossroads. With the continuous boom of technology, the print industry has suffered setbacks. Books, magazines, and newspapers, which were once scanned and flipped, are now being scrolled. Pictures, which were once artfully pasted and decorated in albums and scrapbooks, are now being viewed with a press of a button. Letters,…