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The five-minute rule

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

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

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*

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

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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Humanity in Reverse?

IN CASE you missed it, your ancestor is an ape. Evolution helped us to become more human and taught us to walk on two feet. Thankfully, evolution also took out all the excessive growth of body hair and made our brain more capable of thinking and adapting. Changes are not …

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Static

I REMEMBER it clearly—it was a Saturday and I was wearing my Type-B uniform. As I approached the water fountain, I came across my block mate who immediately noticed my shirt. “Buti ka pa may Type-B na,” she said. Puzzled, I replied, “Hala bakit kayo wala pa rin?” While walking back …

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RePRESSed

TO SILENCE the campus press is to silence the student body. Last month, the Philippine Collegian, the student publication of the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman, sought the help of the publications in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to uphold campus press freedom following the attacks against campus press in …

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Getting Away With Catcalling

AFTER VISITING my dog at the hospital, I had to rush to UST for a 3 p.m. meeting. I chose to board an FX going to Morayta and sat beside the driver because what could go wrong with having fewer seats to fill and decent air conditioning? Apparently, a lot. …

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Some Flavors Turn Sour

MOCHA WAS a pretty good flavor—not until it manifested itself as something so distasteful. In case you are wondering, this is not about food or satiating the taste buds. In fact, this is about satisfying a deeper hunger that is of the intellect. However, in order to address this in …

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