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Mikkah Factor

Mikkah Factor

Point: Of Breaking and Of the Pen

THE FINGERS of the five-year-old me circled around the straps of my backpack so tightly that my knuckles had visibly gone white. My mother spoke gently but firmly. She said education is essential. Going to school would make me a better person; there I would learn, and when I asked …

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Paki: Starting Anew Despite Old Age

By KRIZIA MAICA G. MAGBITANG AN UNPLEASANT fact in the Filipino society is how common it is for men to commit adultery and how women turn a blind eye. One particular article even remarked at the increasing infidelity rates of married Filipino males and the justification of their act by …

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Gemma

“Ano po ‘yung pinakakinatatakutan niyong mawala sa inyo at bakit?” “Buhay ko. Kasi ‘pag mawala na ako, wala nang mag-aalaga sa mga anak ko.” “Meron na po bang nawala sa inyo na malaki ang naging epekto sa buhay niyo?” “Meron, asawa ko. Namatay na siya. Kaya ako ngayon ang nag-aalaga …

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AB dethrones Educ in Teomasino

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) claimed the top spot in this year’s Teomasino: Thomasian Theology Quiz Bee after dominating both the elimination and extemporaneous speech rounds Wednesday at the Medicine Auditorium. AB Team composed of Sociology senior Alexandra Azul, History junior Dennis Amarante, …

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Antebellum

IT IS  the calm before the storm. The cold howl of December has arrived and it bellows the last few days of the semester. For every student, it hails icy anxiety and pressurizes them to complete every task there is until the finish line. To some, it constricts the hearts …

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Angelo

“When do you think something has to go?” “When it becomes toxic to your humanity, when you just realized […] na wala nang nangyayari, na continuous na nagiging ewan ka na lang sa mundo, sa pag-cling on mo sa something na hindi naman pala ka-valuable sa‘yo.” “Do you think losing …

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No podium finish for AB Men’s in Goodwill

By MARIA EDEN T. DINO THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Volleyball Team faltered against the UST Senior High School (SHS), 20-25, 27-29, and 17-25, settling for fourth place in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games at the P. Noval Court Tuesday. The Dapitan-based squad almost grabbed the second …

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AB to hold alumni homecoming for Artlets, Philets

By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG THE UST Philets and Artlets Alumni Association, Inc., in partnership with the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC), is set to hold an alumni homecoming on Dec. 3 at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building. The event titled “Grandeur and Glory: A Homage to …

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Photons Scramble

CHILDREN WERE interesting to watch, he concluded as he occupied a bench by the entrance of the amusement park, waiting. There was something about the way they hugged their parents’ arms and pointed at whatever caught their interest that tugged his lips upwards. So willful, a single-mindedness which by itself …

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