Features covers the stories of culture as they occur, as Ateneans experience them. Be it with the latest food movements or on larger media trends, the section strives to regularly be in-the-know as it engages these diverse currents.

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Chronicling legacies

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Published 03 October, 2017 at 11:06 PM

Since time immemorial, humanity has possessed an inherent desire to leave a mark in society. The earliest cavemen left their marks on literal stone and...

Dubbing diorama

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Published 03 October, 2017 at 11:03 PM

It's a story everyone has seen before: A poor girl from a struggling family has a lot of heart, but not enough money. Across town, a cold-hearted boy has...

Everyday queens

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Published 03 October, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Eyelashes are firmly in place, lips are painted in a thick, bright shade of red, and the colossal wig goes on. Heels click on the floor as her dress sways from...

Passing the plate

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Published 03 October, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Imagine a warm, steaming plate of adobo and a heaping serving of soft, fluffy rice. This comforting image will probably be accompanied by the familiar walls of...

The solution is child’s play

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Published 11 September, 2017 at 8:22 PM

The apparent antidote for drifting focus is the latest trendy item in every other person’s hand. Somewhere in the confines of a college campus, a...

MBTI and the zodiac: Self-expression or stereotyping?

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Published 11 September, 2017 at 8:17 PM

Personality tests and horoscopes have been around for a long time, but they have now evolved into a singular language of identification and empathy. As a...

Gathering grounds

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Published 11 September, 2017 at 3:39 PM

The culture of collecting has evolved through the years such that today, it exists in a way that benefits the collector emotionally, economically, and...

Business casual

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Published 11 September, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Sam Tangco and Tamika Santos show how far loving what you do and who you do it with gets you. Tamika Santos, a management engineering junior, arrives just...

Rainbows on the reel

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Published 20 August, 2017 at 1:36 AM

With gender topics deemed as taboo as well as the number of conservative viewers posing as an obstacle, what future is there for the LGBTQ community in the...

Queerly drawn

Published 20 August, 2017 at 1:20 AM

While the debate rages on regarding the need for an accurate representation of LGBTQ+ characters in children’s shows, the gender of these popular cartoon...

Bringing back the bamboo

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Published 20 August, 2017 at 1:13 AM

As bamboo is a common resource in the Philippines, it has become increasingly played-out. However, with its many advantages, some Filipino enterprises have...

The matter with memes

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Published 20 August, 2017 at 1:01 AM

A meme is both the picture that is worth a thousand words and the few words that can make a thousand pictures—or not. Like hungry brigands waiting by the...

Between the frames: Philippine animation’s storyboard

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Published 20 August, 2017 at 12:45 AM

Beyond turning stillness into kinetics and stories into visual bliss, the motion of Filipino animators in the industry is not as easy to edit. Judging from...

Watching your language

Published 02 July, 2017 at 9:51 PM

The blazing sun and the scorching heat did nothing to deter the people as they donned on their armor during Pride March 2017. Clasping their rainbow-themed...

Making sense of sensitivity

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Published 09 May, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Cultural appropriation is a social phenomenon still unsolved, where various perceptions and ideals continue to intersect. This poses one crucial question: When...