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Retrospective: Highlights of 2017

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG and CARLITO P. TOPACIO IT WAS a year of definite twists and turns for everyone; Filipinos were simply left thinking that 2017 was being “extra” with its roller-coaster ride. Moments of surprise, terror, and unity brought people together and somehow managed to make this year bearable. …

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Millennials and a glimpse of publishing at #SCOUTxUST

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG IT WAS an afternoon of creativity, lessons, and music as Scout magazine capped off their campus tour at the University of Santo Tomas on Monday. Students started their week with a blast as they played games with their squad, posed like cover models at the photo …

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Karnabal X: The New Frontier of Local Artistry

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG, ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO, ANGELA M. SE, AND CARLITO P. TOPACIO DEVOID OF the typical bearded ladies and strongmen, Karnabal X features a different kind of freak show questioning the very foundation of modern art and serving as a breeding ground for innovative masterpieces. From Oct. …

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ManilArt 2017: The Forefront of Philippine Culture

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG AND CARLITO TOPACIO THE PHILIPPINES has emerged as a frontrunner of Asian artistry in recent years. Producing a multitude of well-renowned artisans and the most stunning of artworks, one exhibit dares to contain this eclectic melting pot of aesthetics and culture that this fair nation has …

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Vulnerability and the art of expression

By ANGELA M. SE HONESTY IS key to art, and as much as it comes at a price of one’s vulnerability, to manifest oneself is to reveal the wounds that need healing or unearth one’s hidden burdens. Just like any therapies, honesty in oneself is a must to uncover issues …

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Artlet Bites: Eat, drink, study, repeat

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG, ALISHA DANIELLE GREGORIO, ANGELA SE, AND CARLITO TOPACIO WE UNDERSTAND your pain. It is again the season of studying and drowning into piles of readings, burning the midnight oil, cramming projects to meet the deadlines, and staying awake just to finish all the chapters covered for …

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A nation-changing tantrum

“TEMPERAMENTAL BRATS” is the label that Communications Secretary Martin Andanar aptly attached to Filipino youth. The youth could throw tantrums all they want, but the fact that they are millennials still remains. If there is anything these “snot-nosed” kids know how to do, it is how to get loud. A …

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War At Its Finest

By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO ONE OF the essential lessons taught to Filipino students as early as elementary is the history of war in the Philippines and the world. Most people know their basic Philippine history and their respective effects on the world we live in today. Filipino artist Eric …

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‘Tis the season to hoard books

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG IT IS not December yet but Christmas came early for book lovers. Bookshelves upon bookshelves in the convention center await visitors. The air is filled with bookworms’ curiosity and excitement over finding an addition to their collection. Sounds of joy are heard when one finds the …

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