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IP month: Bridging the gap

Although some aspects in life remain distant from each other, some just need a little push to work out well. Equality is an example of what this little push is all about: if you and your other half feel that you are not fit for each other, then put an …

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Treevolution: real life Hunger Games

Last Friday, September 26, the Mindanao Development Authority spearheaded Treevolution, a tree planting event seeking to break the Guinness record for the most number of trees planted in an hour. While the record was apparently broken with over 2 million trees planted, many Ateneans were unhappy with the experience. Most …

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Giving a martyr her due

This article was written in culmination of the Campus Press Freedom week. In such a polarizing power struggle, to feel weak is the most natural response. It was April 5, 2002 and the sun shone brightly in Sitio Bukatol, Arakan Valley. Seated in a nipa hut beneath the noon light …

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Hold Your Nose, Davao!

You’re walking three kilometers from home to school on a hot weekday. You say, “I have to prepare my towel or handkerchief to wipe off sweat all over my face.” You are exhausted and feel like you’re joining a marathon. To put the icing on the cake, smoke from passing …

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LOVED: stories for Dad

Kindred spirits long for each other, making the simplest things the sweetest, and the smallest ideas the most intimate. In celebration of Father’s Day, let’s give our dads a sweet pat on the back and remember all the good memories we had together. Love is in the sincerest of memories. …

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PAASCUhan: Years-long celebration

It was indeed a time for celebration. Ateneo would always look extra sharper, cleaner, newer and brighter when it’s PAASCUhan. We’d always be glad to see the walls coated more vividly, or the central conditioning cleaned, or the elevators levelled-up. Who wouldn’t want a friendly reminder of the emergency exits …

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AdDU Confessions: A foretaste of the truth

There was a time when confessions used to be in a private circle of friends whom you trust. By that time then, a pact was made between the confessor and those who listened to never spill the beans in public. Yet, times have changed the ways on how you confess. …

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New smoking ordinance: a beacon of hope

Life really is in Davao City. The health and safety of the people of Davao City has always been a top priority. Just a few weeks ago, a stricter smoking ban has been implemented around the city. Naturally, people reacted to the new ordinance, which was launched last May 31—the …

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Out of the arena and into the fray

The hype is rocketing and it isn’t stopping anytime soon. It’s in the rushing air, the texture of a fabric, the moment in a picture, and in the bulging folder of papers, probably the last one that you’ll ever compile standing on Ateneo de Davao University grounds. Now, you know …

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