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Pottermore: A Living Legacy of a Modern Classic

July 15, 2011 marked the end of an entire literary era for Potterheads because of the release of the final Harry Potter movie. It seemed like it was finally time to completely let go of the magic, until (like magic) a ray of hope appeared—Pottermore. Pottermore is a website conceptualized by the author of the…

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Rant and Rave: All Time Low – Live in Manila

All Time Low: Live in Manila had been a highly anticipated event for fans in the Philippines. Smart Araneta Coliseum was filled with Filipino Hustlers, all of whom felt like dancing to the sound of the awaited band. The show started with a few songs from the local band, Typecast. Many fans could not hold…

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Beyond Black, White and Technicolor

Lights, camera, action! The film starts to roll in black and white, and Audrey Hepburn saunters on screen, wearing her lovely gown, long gloves, paired up with her iconic wayfarers. She walks to the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th street in New York, towards Tiffany and Co. She gazes at the shop windows and…

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Six Commandments to Self-Love

Every day is a whirlwind It is 7:15 in the morning. In a heartbeat, you realize that your class starts at 8:00 a.m. After taking a quick shower, you are on your way to school. Then the worst things start to happen. You cannot find your I.D., the LRT stops because of technical problems, and…

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Manila Art: Snippets from an Art Scene

The visual art scene in the Philippines is construed in a walled gallery, with a display of framed paintings and a sculpture or two. It is elitist in nature with its selective patrons, acquired inclination to aesthetic appreciation and limited audience reach. “It is not for everyone,” they would say. Art collection may be for…

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Current Dreamer, Future Champion

When I was about seven or eight, I decided to become a fireman. Then again, plans always change. I stopped wanting to be one because of the first time I actually felt fear for my life and the welfare of my family. The hour was after dinner, when the lights in our house suddenly went…

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Rant and Rave: The Night Circus

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves – a magical circus seemingly woven from a dream and an enchanting feast for the senses. One can take delight in the black-and-white atmosphere, the luscious caramel apples and the spiralling acrobats, as the plot driven by the onslaught of forbidden love intensifies and enmeshes you into the strings…

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Rant and Rave—Westlife: Gravity Tour 2011

Who said boy bands are a thing of the past? Irish pop sensation, Westlife, included Manila in their Gravity Tour last Sept. 29, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Four out of the five original members of the boy band were able to capture the crowd’s hearts, mostly women, who were once teenagers that avidly followed…

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Rant and Rave: ‘The Secret Circle’

A dark past filled with mysteries, lies and murders of the supernatural, a new kind of teenage rebellion, and a budding teen romance that could change the very fate of the stars are all in the new television series: The Secret Circle. The Secret Circle is based on a book series of the same name,…

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What Makes La Salle Truly Green?

Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features, but how exactly does one become a minimalist? DLSU Philosophy professor, Laureen Velasco, says that a minimalist lifestyle essentially means, “Simplifying one’s needs and one’s wants. [it] means not taking whatever in excess,…