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7 Things Strong Women Don’t Do

Strength in women can be an intimidating quality for other people — in a society that believes in the meek, docile woman as an idealized version of women, strong and confident women could be off-putting, to say the least. But strength,...

Does This Video Remind You of Your Parents, Too?

Online videos – you either love them or you hate them. So many videos that are posted online nowadays tend to tug at our heartstrings and make us tear up; but ever since Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, I don’t think I’ve watched a video...

(Grad)Waiting In Vain

Article by Deina Ida Blancaflor Padayon, Iskolars! Batch 2017 is long-gone and treading the waters of the post-graduate, real-world, working life. We have nothing but a load of congratulations for this newly-graduated bunch, recognizing and...

Why You Should Never Give Up on Your Studies

Article by Edge Aruta Hello, everyone! I just wanted to share some of the things that went through my mind during my first three years in college. These are my anxieties, doubts, complaints, and questions about my capabilities and my path. I’m an...

9 Songs that Should Be on Your Student Playlist

Article by Mikaela Chu Every person who has ever had to wake up at 5 in the morning, take the school bus, and sit in a classroom for 8 hours is familiar with the constant struggle that this sweet and extremely emotional rollercoaster ride has to...

The Whirlwind of Today

Some people might say that life was so much simpler in the past when social media didn’t exist and further advancements in technology were but a distant dream. Technology provides us with solutions and opens our eyes to possibilities that...

Why Don’t We Write Love Letters Anymore?

The last love letter I received–and by love letter I mean the physical, handwritten, may or may not be on specialty paper, may or may not be scented with the sender’s perfume, one–was last December 2015. Even then, handwritten, physical...

The Story of My Two Unrequited Young Loves

Before anything else, let me address a potential issue in this essay of mine: I KNEW I loved these guys I’m going to talk about. It’s not “maybe just infatuation” as some people might say. I get that I was still young then, but you...

Graduation day celebration

To the People Who Never Believed in Me, Thank You

When I was about five, my parents were set that I was bound for greatness. So they exposed me to a lot of things early: Nat Geo magazines, watercolors, puzzles, educational books, and minus-one cassette tapes. They didn’t know what stuff I would...

I’m a Barbie Girl in My Daddy’s World

The very first toy I remember getting from my dad was a Barbie doll with brown hair and blue eyes.  It came with a set of four beautiful gowns and matching shoes.  I remember feeling so lucky and proud that I had my very own Barbie doll and...