Tabitha VelascoTabitha Velasco, doctoral student, English, authored the short story “Departures” in the Festival of the Pacific Arts anthology Local Voices; and her article, “The Sapin Sapin Generation,” appeared in Humanities Diliman by the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Velasco also presented at the University of the Aegean and International Small Islands Studies Association’s “Islands of the World XIV Conference 2016: Niss(i)ology and Utopia—Back to the Roots of Island Studies” in Lesvos, Greece, where she was honored with the ISISA 2016 student scholarship.