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Rant and Rave: Godzilla vs. Kong vs. half-baked storylines

Rant and Rave: Godzilla vs. Kong vs. half-baked storylines

April 9, 20215 min read

Every ecosystem has its own hierarchy to consider—a fundamental rule that has held true since the inception of our biosphere. When reduced to our basest instincts, we are seemingly locked…

Free spirit: Elle Aspilla is rewriting all the rules

Free spirit: Elle Aspilla is rewriting all the rules

April 3, 20217 min read

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…

Sign of the times: Reviving Philippine historical education

Sign of the times: Reviving Philippine historical education

March 23, 20217 min read

Most Filipinos become aware of our country’s history within the four walls of the classroom. In subjects such as Sibika (or HeKaSi), Social Studies, or Araling Panlipunan (AP), they grow…

Taking up space: The rise of Filipina plus-size models

Taking up space: The rise of Filipina plus-size models

March 16, 20216 min read

Models have always symbolized the unattainable, embodying perfection on catwalks, billboards, and magazine spreads. The confidence that these fashion muses exude have always been staples in how they are perceived—everything…

Skin deep: Peeling off the Philippines’ colorism problem

Skin deep: Peeling off the Philippines’ colorism problem

March 13, 20216 min read

Amid the sudsy sachets of shampoo and tubes of toothpaste in a typical Filipino bathroom lies an infamous product—skin whiteners. Ranging from soaps to serums to creams, these products claim…

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