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Free spirit: Elle Aspilla is rewriting all the rules

It was the night before the prom and Elle Aspilla (III, BS-IBS) had just come out of the closet. It would still be quite a while before she would identify as a trans woman, but even back then, just embracing queerness was liberating. And what better time to be unapologetically herself than prom night? “Nagsuot…

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Rant and Rave: Why care a lot about I Care A Lot?

While male characters have long been afforded complexity onscreen through the likes of Michael Corleone or Charles Foster Kane, female characters are relegated to the sidelines as love interests, mothers, or friends—one-dimensional roles that serve to prop up men’s character development. J Blakeson’s I Care A Lot flips the script with a ferocious female anti-hero…

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Rant & Rave: Gaya sa Pelikula

We often daydream about living in the magical worlds promised by childhood fairy tales. There was always something so reassuring about the fantasy of a true love’s kiss and the certainty that in the end, all will be well. While some fairy tales do come true, more often than not, we take a sharp nosedive…

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The Final Frontier: Between science and fiction

While taking in the vast expanse that is our universe, humanity has tried time and time again to comprehend the many elements hidden within. We once turned to gods and deities to bring society to order and hopefully make sense of the world around us, until we eventually built our own tools to survive and…

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A lone: Social isolation as a good thing

In the blistering crowds of urban life, it can be easy to lose yourself in the routine of life. Surrounded by strangers and being in a bustling environment lends little respite. With the earliest everyday routines starting by squeezing into crowded public transportation and the constant company of other busy people, the last thing any…