Different, Not Less
It took me years to say this out loud. I suffer from Bipolar I mood disorder. I have taken cocktails of mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety, depression, and sleep medication. I am Robert Escalante. Son of a father with the same illness. I suffer from Bipolar I disorder—and I am no longer ashamed. “Crazy. Dramatic. Exaggerated. Just […]
features 5:18 PM Oct 2018
Take a Break
Law school, as we know it, is hard enough as it is. Stress is common, but having this condition is a handicap. It is a burden I carry on top of the enormous law...
features 7:52 PM Oct 2018
You Are Not Alone
I was 17 when I learned that my mother had an affair. I never told my dad because I know he would not let it pass, and that it will greatly affect our family....
features 5:01 PM Oct 2018
Law School Secret to Mental Health and Wellness
Mental challenge is not something all of us are comfortable discussing over, as if it is something to avoid at all costs. As the fictional character Hermione Granger once said, “Fear of a name...
features 4:27 PM Oct 2018
It would not be entirely true to say that you did not see it coming. All your life you tell yourself, “I am not him.” You somehow believe that it will not happen if...
features 12:51 AM Oct 2018
“The past few months,” my -girlfriend said. “Ibang-iba ka na magalit.” A few hours later, she called on the phone and ended our three-year relationship. Even if a big part of me knew it...
features 10:41 AM Oct 2018
“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.” This...
features 1:44 PM Oct 2018
Getting There, Staying There, and Leaving
Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Major Depressive Disorder. Bipolar Disorder. So many disorders, so little time. They all sound so familiar, yet so foreign, as if plucked out of a menu. Here, life says, the monkey...
features 10:09 PM Sep 2018
TCRL launches Centenary Lecture Series: The Proposed Federal Constitution Overview
In keeping with its role as a forum for informative, credible, and healthy discourses, the Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law (TCRL) held the first installment of the Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee (CJCT)...
features 8:03 PM Sep 2018
Batch 2020 Party: Celebrating the New Semester
Last Saturday, September 1, 2018, the Juniors of A.Y. 2018-2019 of the ALS celebrated their Batch Party at Lobo, Poblacion. First of its kind, the batch party for all incoming third year students were...
features 11:53 AM May 2018
THE MILLENNIAL LAWYER: Legal Ethics in the Time of Social Media
Our generation is a generation of a billion voices echoing all at once. In our fast-paced world, we tend to speak but not listen. Facebook posts become essay writing competitions, Tweets are judged by...