Features
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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Changing the script: Kolleen Yvonne Ricaro

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Published 05 December, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Kolleen Yvonne Ricaro has a new story to tell with every character she plays. But the story of how—and why—she shifted from engineering to theater is one...

Serving outside the lines

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Published 05 December, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Just when we thought our beloved JSEC stalls have left us after a whole year of satisfying our cravings, we find them flourishing outside university borders,...

A millennial milieu of fashion

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Published 05 December, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Within the hectic, ever-changing world of the new millennium, versatility and comfort has ushered the revival of many past trends that have now become vogue in...

Co-working spaces: Points of productivity

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Published 06 November, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Welcome to the age of the open office, where quirky facilities and a sense of community replace cubicle boundaries. Co-working spaces make that switch from...

Otherworldly origins

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Published 06 November, 2016 at 5:12 PM

As October days grow cooler and the nights get longer, there are moments when you can’t help but feel as if someone were watching your every move. Do you...

A show of talent

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Published 06 November, 2016 at 4:56 PM

As you step up on stage, strobe lights blind your eyes, a crowd cheers you on, and concert speakers blare music right into your ears. You falter exponentially...

Spin-offs: Charm or curse?

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Published 26 October, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Just when you think a series is over, a new addition suddenly materializes. But when is it time for the last chapter? Be it a spring of inspiration from the...

Heroes vs. saints

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Published 26 October, 2016 at 10:12 AM

Just like superheroes, Catholic saints and Biblical figures have strived to fight against evil, and to protect those in need. Yet why is it that when both come...

Silver screens, blue beginnings

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Published 26 October, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Every OrSem is marked with the anticipation of a new O-Film. Unbeknownst to the average Atenean, however, the O-Film dates back to the mid-2000s and there is...

The merits of modeling

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Published 23 October, 2016 at 11:06 AM

Juggling academics, social life, and sleep already takes a toll on the average college student, but for these student-models however, it’s an entirely...

Pokémon: The game of generations

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Published 01 October, 2016 at 6:20 PM

As Pokémon makes a comeback on its latest platform, Pokémon Go, fans of the franchise are looking at a gameplay that is both immersive and...

Disco reborn: Dance crazes

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Published 30 September, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Just as often as tropical cyclones grace the country, dance crazes come and go every year, taking the Philippines by storm and carrying dance cultures from all...

The phases and faces of rap

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Published 08 September, 2016 at 10:18 AM

From American streets to foreign airwaves, rap has evolved into a great instrument of self-expression far beyond its musical root. It has become the poetry of...

Virtuality revisited

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Published 23 August, 2016 at 10:37 PM

You wake up to find yourself drifting aboard a space station. Around you is a floating wreck of equipment. You find dead crewmembers in the station’s other...

Roadside recipes

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Published 01 July, 2016 at 7:07 PM

Upon arriving at the open area on Federacion Drive and 9th Avenue, we saw a tract of unbuilt land—but in the middle proudly stood the World Street Food (WSF)...