Will the real Miguel and Bea please stand up?
From the Certified Lover Boys driving Mitsubishi Lancers to the “pabigat” BS Org groupmates, there is a never-ending list of stereotypes plaguing Ateneans. In online discussions (ADMU Freedom Wall, meme pages, Twitter threads—you name it), Miguel and Bea have recently become the face of the typical Atenean. However, with Miguel …
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What’s on your playlist? 🤔🎧 Find out as Vantage Magazine presents the first episode of a new series called Campus Speaks!
Fun Guys Review
My review of Fun Guys, one of the student-led food stalls for the 2023 JSEC Challenge at the Ateneo de Manila University.
No lies detected: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)
A review on Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” (2022) on Netflix.
A homage to homegrown nostalgia
My feature article on Twitter hub for local teen magazines, @glossyarchive.
I’m ready to wave my flag, but I need friends to hold the pole with me
An essay on queer friendships in “Heartstopper” for the Coming-of-age column of The GUIDON’s Vantage Magazine.
No place like RausHaus: A collective of young creatives
MUSIC HAS always had the power to build families out of strangers—transcending any differences they may have. RausHaus, a young Ateneo-based music collective, shines as an exemplar of this notion as they provide a home not just for musicians but all kinds of creatives as well; they value their sense …
blueREP’s We Aren’t Kids Anymore explores the hard truth about growing up in a new normal
“What can you do when you’re tossed in the middle of this so-called normal with the little you know?” the cast sings on the titular number, “We Aren’t Kids Anymore.” Experiencing the transition from childhood to adulthood in a global pandemic is hardly normal—and lockdown has done nothing but aggravate …
Books to read while listening to Red (Taylor’s Version)
If there’s anything that makes Taylor Swift’s music heart-wrenching, it’s the vulnerability in her storytelling. Although she played the role of an author in the “All Too Well” short film, Swift is yet to release her own romance novel. Luckily, we’ve prepared a list of books you can read while …
Martial law art by women throughout the years
49 years later, Martial Law’s far-reaching consequences are still felt in the economic, environmental, and social arenas. As the threat of historical revisionism perseveres, the variegated works of Filipino artists produced out of their continual engagement and response to the issues of the regime become vital. Protest art is not …
Study with Me: Companionship via livestream
Ever since my second year of college, I knew that I would be taking on my senior year thesis project alone. It would be the hardest two semesters ever with weeks of seemingly endless research, reading, and writing, but I admit that I still romanticized the process quite a bit.
The Glimpses on The GYUDON Spoofcast 2021
It's the return of the comeback! Here's something to enjoy before the end of the quarter break! #TheGlimpses on The GYUDON brings you the latest news on Ateneo’s most pressing issues today. Editor's Note: This is a work of satire.
The search for disappearing dishes
It’s ironic how food—something so universally revered—can still be taken for granted. Often, it’s the simple pleasures of life that we miss the most when they’re finally gone. And yes, food, like most things, has a lifespan. Sometimes a relative may fail to pass down a treasured recipe, or a …
Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 3 is half-baked but heartfelt
Netflix’s third installment of Formula 1: Drive to Survive continues the docuseries’ attempt to grant viewers a glimpse into Formula 1’s drama beyond race results. While its first two seasons are not without controversy—with drivers critiquing its overt sensationalism—Netflix managed to showcase an exciting albeit occasionally fabricated side of the …
To All The Boys: Always and Forever writes its own story
Few romantic comedies in recent years have been more highly anticipated than Netflix’s To All The Boys series, which follows shy, but sweet Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) as she journeys through the world of love and adolescence. While the final installment of the trilogy does several new things right, …
Establishing rituals for busy students
As the new year dawns, it’s easy to say you want to start afresh. But how do busy students actually stick to their plans? Studies have shown that if you really want to pursue your goals, you need to become a creature of habit. So forget New Year’s Resolutions and …
Vantage POINT: February 2021
This is Vantage POINT: A monthly moodboard for things that have been on our minds as of late, topics both fresh and familiar. We point you towards what to watch out for and what we think you should be enjoying right now. And if whatever we love becomes whatever you …
Party Worth Crashing celebrates the mess and wonder of moving past youth
A review on Ateneo Blue Repertory's first online play—Party Worth Crashing. I reviewed the play after being tasked to live-tweet its press conference.
Redefining beauty: Body positive brands
A feature on members of the growing body positivity movement
While the concept of female beauty standards is nothing new, the advent of social media has further heightened the already unrealistic standards of what the ideal woman should look like. The body positivity movement, which began as a way to empower plus-sized women, seeks to challenge these standards. In an …
I Get A Little Lonely: An ode to my 2020 anthem
Weeks before Spotify dropped the yearly Wrapped playlists, I already knew what my top song of 2020 would be. In fact, most people in my life knew what my top song would be. When I checked mine on December 2, sure enough, there it was.
Sources of inspiration
The life of any individual artist involves navigating various unfamiliar circumstances and mental blocks in pursuit of creative endeavors. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented an almost-insurmountable challenge to artists. With venues closing and quarantine restrictions, artists have been forced to stay home—devoid of commissions or any outside inspiration.
In defense of the romantic comedy, my quarantine constant
Coming-of-age is a Vantage column where staffers share their opinions on a specific beat. From in-depth analyses of TV series to miscellaneous musings in music (and everything in between), this monthly column is an avenue to spread and inspire thought-provoking ideas.
I made you a playlist (and other confessions)
"Every person [I've] ever had feelings for has a playlist dedicated to them." A personal essay on how, for the longest time, creating playlists was my replacement for emotional expression.
Protest music: Voices of a nation
It’s no secret that music is widely used as a form of expression, often reflecting human experience. Many artists write about how they feel or what they know, whether this is love, loss, or friendship. This is why artists often turn to protest music when wishing to express their views …
Five Y2K fashion trends making a comeback
Amid the ever-changing rules and fads of culture, one thing remains consistent: Fashion. Sure, style is eternal, but trends come and go like a cycle, with our present wardrobes bearing influences from the past. The so-called 20-year-rule applies especially now with the fads of year 2000, or Y2K fashion, making …
Reimagining tradition: OrSem Tuloy Feature
An article on the first online Ateneo de Manila University’s freshman Orientation Seminar (OrSem)
Bringing Pride home
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on several renowned physical movements and events, the Metro Manila Pride March persists with its efforts to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community regardless of the setting.