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Punctuating life with a semicolon

“Your story isn’t over yet.” Just recently, the Project Semicolon has become famous online along with this inspiring tagline. But this is not just a trend splashed over the internet – it is a heartfelt advocacy. The Project Semicolon is a “faith-based non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and love …

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Dear Pa

Dear Pa, While others are celebrating Father’s Day with their fathers, I am here greeting Father’s Day with you somewhere around the globe again. I am here, waiting for your call, for a conversation that could’ve been more often and more personal if not only for the distance and time …

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Cultural preservation and economic development: Are they really rivals?

3rd place On-the-spot Feature Writing (English) 75th National Student Press Convention (NSPC) Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet Like water and oil, cultural preservation and economic growth have become two seemingly irreconcilable things. It is as if we either have cultural preservation or have economic growth. Imagine choosing between drinkable …

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Bullying: not just in elementary

Bullying may have different meanings to different people, but all of these have the same thought: someone in power purposely behaves aggressively toward or intimidates a weaker person. This often happens during elementary times, but not many of us see it being present at the college level. Bullying in college? …

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Living from Within: A Valedictory Address

Living From Within A Valedictory Address By Sharmaine Dianne C. Mamaed Ateneo de Davao University Class of 2015 Introduction Rev. Fr. Joel Tabora of the Society of Jesus, President of the Ateneo de Davao University; Mr. Benjamin A. Lizada, representing the Board of Trustees; Guests of Honor, Fr. Roberto C. …

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Islamophobia: the Mamasapano incident aftermath

January 25, 2015. While this was a normal day for most of us, it was not for the members of the Special Action Force (SAF). They were in pursuit of two high ranking terrorists allegedly hiding in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. No SAF member, however, had an idea that forty-four of them …

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Spooky tales: a Halloween special

Photo taken from thefairytaletraveler.wordpress.com It’s that time of the year again when kids and the young-at-heart don their scary yet creative costumes, when television channels show marathons of horror movies or series, and when people scare the living hell out of each other. So, in the spirit of Halloween, we …

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