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Perspectives

‘Genuine’ service

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IT’S that time of the year again. Few weeks from now, people we barely know will greet us—all smiles—in the hallways of the campus as they shake our hands. Our ears will get tired listening to mudslingings, wittily crafted slogans and speeches, recycled platforms, and promises that may never see …

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The Blame Game

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WHENEVER I get catcalled, I would either (1) keep on walking as if I hadn’t been harassed, (2) look the offender in the eye with the hope of catching him off-guard, or (3) actually stop and call the offender off for thinking that proudly calling me “baby” with a nasty smile …

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Virality as a means to get even

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ALL’S WELL that ends well, but sometimes, it goes viral. The power of social media has changed the way we do things—from connecting with the people we love to the way we do work and everything else in between. With what looks like just mish-mashed interactions online gave rise to what …

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Closet Survival

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IN The Wizard of Oz, the Wizard exercises an illusion of power and magic over his constituents by projecting a spectral mirage of himself through the use of a contraption that conceals him from the view of his subjects. We need to remember that the Wizard is mortal and perhaps …

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Living in “the gates of hell”

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WALKING, though it may sound superficial, is one of the most efficient methods of commute. Walking short distances to school or work costs nothing, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and reduces one’s carbon footprint. But here in Manila, walking is a stressful and perilous activity for everyone. To begin with, sidewalks …

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The five-minute rule

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WHILE people get all giddy and excited whenever the new year comes, I feel nothing special. To me, it’s just another ordinary day—a continuation of the day before, which is last year. “New year, new me,”and New Year’s resolutions do not apply to me anymore. Besides, every day is a new …

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Great Expectations

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GRADUATING. Saying the word makes me anxious. Seven months from now, I will leave the halls of St. Raymund de Peñafort Building hoping that whatever I learned in college will lead me somewhere. I am one of the many who had to leave home and move to the city because …

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We’re Not What You Think

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NO, REALLY, we’re not. Although the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “millennial” as “a person born in the 1980s or 1990s,” or those between the ages 17 and 36, it could mean so much more for different people. A few months ago, Rappler asked the Twitterverse what word often comes …

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In Pursuit of *The One*

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YOU SIT down in front of your computer, determined to set out on the journey of discovering the forest of related researches you need to collate for your undergraduate research. Then you go on to Google Scholar, and scour through pages and more pages of researches just to enrich your …

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The Problem with Keeping it Real

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IS IT still good to “be real” if the “real” you is bitter and hateful? In a video that went viral online, former Miss Earth-Philippines 2016 Imelda Schweighart could be seen letting go of her “true self” as she hung around her fans in the backstage after the pageant. In the …

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