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The University Checklist: PUP Edition University 

The University Checklist: PUP Edition

by Grace Adorable & Jay Denvher Soriano Rally masters, social activists, liberals. Name it. These are the common ascriptions thrown to PUP students, which have long been the worst impressions they always receive. But who cares when life in PUP offers interesting experiences that are unique among other universities? Here are some things only PUPians will understand.   “PUP stands for Pila Ulit Pila” No one in the university doesn’t know this jargon. Seems like a curse that a legit PUPian must encounter numerous Pila Ulit Pila situations. They like…

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The University Checklist: ADMU Edition University 

The University Checklist: ADMU Edition

BY: Marco Lacsamana (contributor) So what’s up with the school up the hill? For sure, it’s beyond the “dude, pereh, tsong, fam” culture or the unspoken “JSEC Fashion”–consisting of boat shoes, tucked in polo shirt, and short shorts–that stereotypes most Ateneans. Here are some things Ateneans get to experience that would surely make them repeat what Jose Rizal said, “Is that the Ateneo? I spent many happy years there.”   ORSEM Let’s say it’s the official welcome party Ateneo throws for its freshies. Aside from meeting their blockmates, this is…

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The K-Pop Invasion: Music, Idols and more Entertainment Music 

The K-Pop Invasion: Music, Idols and more

By: Marci Trio  They are hip, cute & cause a major “LSS” to everyone. via GIPHY  Filipinos’ love for K-Pop culture–whether music, TV shows, celebrities, fashion, and beauty–is stronger than ever. As usual, this is driven mainly by K-Pop music artists. Filipinos still go gaga over them because of their unique style of music & awesome dance moves. It started out as early as 1885 but began to click at early 2000’s by the birth of K-pop Idol Groups which we all love up until now. K-Pop has evolved into different…

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Dress In Style with Affordable Street Wear Fashion Fashion Life and Style 

Dress In Style with Affordable Street Wear Fashion

By: Kim Verana Many millennials likely have no idea that the “cool and trendy” streetwear they love is 30 to 40 years old. Streetwear was a grassroots cultural movement that actually began with California skaters and surfers in the late 1970s and early 80s. Essentially, streetwear started as an ensemble of ultra-casual, comfy pieces worn in the urban outdoors: T-shirts, jeans, baseball caps, sweaters, and sneakers. But since then, streetwear has been influenced by punk rock, hip-hop, Japanese and Korean street fashion, and even haute couture. The latter’s assimilation of…

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Beyond Dance: Discovering passion and art Culture Life and Style 

Beyond Dance: Discovering passion and art

By: Marci Trio Some people see dance as simply entertainment–but more than that, it can reach the level of Art. Whatever dance genre, be it ballet, cultural, ballroom, jazz or hip hop, I have always admired the uniqueness of their choreographies–from simple to complex movements and routines. I always wonder how dancers are able to bring life to these creative acts that combine music and movement. Every time I watch a dance performance, I am overcome by various feelings and emotions. It is amazing to think about how dancers use…

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Filipinos have fallen in love with “Kita Kita” Entertainment Movies and TV 

Filipinos have fallen in love with “Kita Kita”

BY: Kim Verana (Intern) Let’s get real: most people base their attraction on someone’s appearance before getting to know that person. Yes, we hear people say that what counts is the beauty “on the inside” but more often it seems Jim Carrey’s character in “Liar Liar” was right: that’s just something ugly people say. In the movies, the handsome or pretty one gets to be the lead character. The reinforces the notion a good physical appearance should always be appreciated rather than personality. The hit rom-com “Kita Kita” has changed…

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An Artistic Afternoon in SM Manila Culture Life and Style 

An Artistic Afternoon in SM Manila

By: Marci Trio (Intern)  Artists and non-artists had a chance to express themselves and explore their creativity during the Manila Art Sesh event in SM Manila that ran from July 5 to July 23. Participants showcased their art through colorful and fun activities that featured Manila’s art, culture, and fashion. On July 13-15, they held the University Wall Mural Competition as part of the more than two-week long arts fest. Through their murals, artists from top universities and colleges in Manila gave new life to the city’siconic places. Participants at…

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Expression through Art at SM Manila: PsyCOLORGY by Manila Art Sesh Culture Life and Style 

Expression through Art at SM Manila: PsyCOLORGY by Manila Art Sesh

Art is something that provides the freedom to express things that I can’t otherwise say. By: Kim Verana (Intern)  It’s like magic made of shapes and colors.  It breathes new life into my otherwise unexpressed thoughts and allows me to express new emotions. Drawing, painting, and coloring are not exclusively for people who are born with talent, they are pastimes or even pursuits that anyone can enjoy. At least that’s what I think. PsyCOLORgy by Manila Art Sesh was held at SM Manila last July 15, 2017. It was an event…

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Taylor Swift shakes riff off with Spotify and other music platforms Entertainment Music Viral 

Taylor Swift shakes riff off with Spotify and other music platforms

Taylor Swift’s bad blood with Spotify and other streaming services is now over. by: Dannise Galon After garnering backlash for pulling out her music on Spotify in 2014, the 10-time Grammy Award winner surprised the entire world by making her entire discography available online today. The announcement was made by Swift’s management through Twitter and Instagram, saying, “In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 million albums worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 million song certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans for making her entire back catalog available to all…

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Kabahan na si Beyonce? Isabelle Daza perfectly belts out Halo Entertainment Viral 

Kabahan na si Beyonce? Isabelle Daza perfectly belts out Halo

Who knew Isabelle Daza can sing? More so ace a Beyonce song? Or did she? Daughter of the first-ever Filipina Miss Universe, an athlete, actress, model, wife and a certified it-girl… Isabelle Daza added one more in her list of fortes after brilliantly belting out Beyonce’s Halo in a video she posted on her Instagram page! She hit the notes and she perfected the melody, was she hiding this talent all these years? Here’s the clip: So I’ve been secretly taking singing lessons for 6 months. Here goes… ❤️ A…

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