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Perspectives

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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A Recuperating ABSC From Lazo and Avila (And Quitoy)

STRUCK BY controversies and distrust, the Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) is taking light but bold steps in regaining the Artlets’ trust. Those plaguing issues did not fall on deaf ears, but generated much interest among Artlets—as the supermajority is still walking on eggshells. The trust shattered into …

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Same Old

DURING THE first week of our classes, my block was not able to meet our professor in Ethics because the room assigned for that period was occupied by another class. In the second week, we were not able to meet our professor again because of the same reason. It was …

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The Crumbling of the Fourth Estate

IT IS a thankless job. During the first 100 days of our president, his press conferences became a “culture shock” of some sort to the media. His way of speaking, sprinkled with colorful expletives, landed the headlines of every news entity. Meanwhile, as his avid supporters cried foul as they …

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Handang Lumaban

Editor’s Note: In line with the 44th anniversary of the declaration of Proclamation 1081 as the law of the land, the Flame will post a series of articles written by the publication’s former staffers during the Martial Law period. The Flame, being one of the student publications who continued its …

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The Language of Protest

Editor’s Note: In line with the 44th anniversary of the declaration of Proclamation 1081 as the law of the land, the Flame will post a series of articles written by the publication’s former staffers during the Martial Law period. The Flame, being one of the student publications who continued its …

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For Now, My Watch Has Ended

I REMEMBER how uncertain my purpose was when I first entered the halls of St. Raymund’s Bldg. wearing my white polo barong and black trousers. Besides, during that time, I was only thinking of how bad the consequence of my fickleness would be. When people ask me why I chose Behavioral Science (BES) as my second choice, …

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