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 »

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 »

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 »

Trigger Warning: The Rise of Trauma Literature

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  Sex sells―and so does pain and violence, apparently. This is evidenced by the popularization of “World War II” fiction such as The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, or All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Even the recent rise of dystopian literature such as the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins or… Read more »

Disrupting the Familiar: A review of Tanghalang Ateneo’s Rite of Passage (Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud)

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Actors Cholo Ledesma (Isoy) and   Teroy Guzman (Tiyo Berning)

In confidence. Isoy (Cholo Ledesma) shares his misgivings about his future to Tiyoy Berning (Teroy Guzman).   Rite of Passage (Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud) is a play written by multi-award winning playwright Glenn Sevilla Mas. Directed by Ron Capinding, it is Tanghalang Ateneo’s adaptation of Maria Milagros Geremia Lachica’s Kinaray-a short story. It begins with… Read more »

Crafting worlds with Edgar Samar

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Edgar Calabia Samar—”Egay,” as some are wont to call him—is no gamer, but the virtual world of Terra Anima Legion of Anitos (TALA) and the heroes, monsters, and perils that revolve around it come alive in his first young adult novel, Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon. The novel opens as such: in… Read more »

On Art and The Areté

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AdMU President Fr. Jett Villarin talks to Heights about art, its role in society, and the new building meant to promote creative thinking