Poems for Every Sun Sign

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Feature by Ticia Almazan, Micah Avry Guiao, and Aletha Payawal Art by JJ Agcaoili   To entrust your fate on how it’s written in the stars is an earnest leap. Astrology’s purpose in the contemporary remains more evident; we seek for assurance that every shift in space creates a structure that we can build our… Read more »

Resurgence of Retro Art and Pop Culture

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Feature by Hazel Lam and Sam Wong Photos by Maiko Aira, Red Bautista, and Ryo Rodas Today’s younger generations can be characterized as creatures of nostalgia, recalling the past more than any other. In the modern century, they are bringing back the past to the forefront for discourse, making it more tangible in their own… Read more »

6 Banned Books Around the World

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Feature by Micah Avry Guiao and Carla Mei Reyes Art by Justine Daquioag    Oscar Wilde once said, “The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” And he was right. Even as early as the 19th century, book censorship has been in place in attempt to… Read more »

Cubao Couture

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Feature by Ticia Almazan, Billy Caluag, and Arnold Rillorta Photos by Julia Carpio and Maiko Ng       Cubao, a district in Quezon City, seems to be asleep in the interests of present day Filipinos. To many, it may just be a stop on the LRT 2 or a place that is home to the Araneta… Read more »

Unpacking Contradictions: Mirick Paala’s “The Source”

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Feature by Micah Avry Guiao   It has been said time and time again that absolute power corrupts absolutely, but why do we allow it to happen anyway? Heights’ first folio for the 66th volume seeks to make sense of power structures and how they ultimately manifest within our daily lives. The systems in place… Read more »

Sa Ngalan ng Ama: “Dasalin ng anak sa ikatatlo ng hapon” ni Joycel Vincent V. Dabalos

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Sinulat ni Ticia Almazan   Ang kapangyarihan ay madalas na iniuugnay sa mga mahahalagang tao sa matatatag na institusyon. Sa mga institusyong ito, malinaw ang pagkakaiba ng iba’t ibang antas ng kapangyarihan, katulad ng punong-guro ng isang paaralan o presidente ng isang bansa. Ngunit, may mga uri ng kapangyarihan na hindi kaagad napapansin: mga uri… Read more »

Political Power at Play: Jude Buendia’s “larong baril-barilan”

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Article by Hazel Lam Portrait of Jude Buendia taken by Maiko Aira Photos of “larong baril-barilan” by Jude Buendia       Power, according to political theorist Steven Lukes, is traditionally viewed as having three faces: the decision-making process, agenda-setting, and preference shaping. These all revolve around the idea that power is utilized to shape… Read more »

Ateneo Art Gallery opens five new exhibitions

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Last February 8, the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) launched five new exhibitions, a first in the history of AAG. These will run during AAG’s 2017 Exhibition Program. The gallery’s Director and Chief Curator, Maria Victoria Herrera, gave the opening remarks and introduced the new exhibitions to the audience. The first exhibition, Ligalig: Art in a… Read more »

Escolta Street: A queen lying in wait

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Walk along Escolta Street in Binondo, Manila and your eyes are certain to land upon rows of tarpaulin that proclaim: “Welcome to Escolta! Manila’s Queen of Streets!” A survey around the area is a must to confirm the validity of this claim. This is what is revealed: vendors selling lansones and pomelo outside of Santa… Read more »