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‘Let your story bleed’ »

Although looking confident, young adult novelist E. Lockhart went onstage at the International School Manila with the words “Don’t panic” written on the back of her hands. It was what the main characters in her book “We Were Liars” did—they wrote their life mottos on the back of their hands. Emily Jenkins in real life, […]

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Bibliotherapy: Reading for well-being and healing »

First of two parts The days I spent reading Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky were my happiest. Curled up on the green sofa in my father’s study, forgetting where I was and who I was—absorbed in a world of dramatic stories and exciting settings, rich characters and intricate plots—I wished I could linger a little […]

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Teachers of ‘hope’ honored »

A Home Economics and Livelihood (Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan or EPP) teacher became the first man to be named national winner of the Guro ng Pag-asa Award, a joint initiative of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Aside from Danilo B. Bambico of the Baguio City Special Education (SPED) Center […]

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Many-chambered mansion »

The Nautilus is a marine animal that is closely related to squids and octopi, except that it is enclosed in a shell that is divided internally into a series of progressively larger and larger chambers. The mollusk occupies the last and largest of these cells. As the animal develops and matures, it outgrows its former […]

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A ‘jolly’ cooking contest »

“Dream on while keeping your eyes wide open.” This was the message of chef Sau del Rosario to culinary students at the Jolly University Grand Culinary Challenge held recently at Midtown Atrium in Robinsons Place Manila. The chef was one of the judges in the competition. Defending champion University of Santo Tomas, represented by Team […]

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The Varsitarian launches first national campus journalism awards »

MANILA, Philippines—The Varsitarian, the official student publication of University of Santo Tomas, launched the first ever journalism awards for campus organs in the Philippines. The Thomasian paper, together with alumni and New York-based labor lawyer Julio Macaranas Jr., will give recognition to student journalists who have written exemplary works in feature writing, in-depth news, and […]

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Building bridges from molecules to mankind »

Of all the components of the cell—what a high school Science teacher would call the “basic unit of life”—the ribosome has always been a favorite. Known as the cell’s protein “factory,” the ribosome “translates” what are called “amino acids”—think of phrases in a sentence—into proteins that play vital functions in the human body, from twitching […]

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2015 Science awardees seek solutions to current issues »

Laboratory work may not be as glamorous or as rewarding as a career in finance, but basic scientific research is essential to national development. Some banks or insurance companies award talent in picking stocks or building portfolios, but for more than 25 years now the Bank of the Philippine Islands, with the Department of Science […]

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Learning about music performance from a master »

The young and promising often take master classes to strengthen their profiles as artists. Through  master classes, they learn from veteran artists, the more famous, the better. Pianists aspire to be able to include in their biodata tutelage by Van Cliburn or Susan Starr or Cecile Licad. For violinists, it pays to have taken master […]

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Game to make Math fun wins Benilde’s design prize »

Silliman University (SU) won the first Benilde Prize with its innovative social design, ‘’The Bamboard Game Project.’’ The team received P500,000 in grant money and a trophy designed by Ann Pamintuan. Other winners were the Green Roof Project of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), Disaster Tycoon of University of Immaculate Conception, Still Mind […]

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Magsaysay, the education Guy »

In his very first address to the nation, delivered before a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives on Jan. 25, 1954, after his election to the presidency, Ramon Magsaysay (RM) declared that “students have proved their right to participate in public affairs.” And to underscore this conviction, Magsaysay appointed as his […]

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RM’s Credo »

I believe that government starts at the bottom and moves upward, for government exists for the welfare of the masses of the nation.

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Francisco Balagtas and the info ‘jeproks’ »

You are a happy (or serious) netizen. Meaning, you are frequently online or connected to the Internet (and Facebook and Twitter) through your smartphone, laptop, or whatever gadget. Or at least you have access to the nearest Internet café. If you are, you have probably never heard of, or are even remotely interested in, that […]

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The world is your oyster »

Mollusks comprise the large phylum of invertebrate animals collectively known as Mollusca. It is the largest marine phylum, accounting for 23 percent of all existing marine organisms. They live in freshwater, saltwater and terrestrial habitats. Mollusca comprises six classes but the subject of this article will center on the class Bivalvia, all of whose members […]

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