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Ukraine and Russia: A Love-Hate Relationship

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine. Nobody expected that in the 21st century, two sovereign nations on the European...

What’s up with mandatory military service?

We've all probably heard that a vice presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2022 elections is advocating for mandatory military service, or conscription, in the...

Been There, Done That: Korean influence in Filipino culture

Filipino culture, in many ways, is already a mishmash of other cultures and brought to a boil in the sweltering Southeast Asian sun. That’s...

Filipinos in video games: Is it just a fad?

In recent years, we have seen a growing number of Filipino characters in video games. Some are accurate representations of our culture, while others...