Articles By
Krizzia Asis
The wonder of children’s books
Feature // March 11, 2017

The illusory concept of time permits us to create a sense of a past and future self. It sets the stages of life, too: Being a child with urgent needs for comfort and warmth, an adolescent awashed in the pressure of finding an identity, an adult weighed by the demands of a society to contribute…


Epiphanies in growing up and entering the real world
Feature // November 2, 2016

There are two kinds of people you will most likely meet in college: The ones you see rushing in the hallways to get where they have to be, finish homework, set rigid goals to accomplish in a day, week, even as far as a year, then graduate earlier than everyone else. Or you will meet…


The portrait of a professor: Living on through their teachings
September 22, 2016

You attend class and find that your professor hasn’t shown up in days. Upon checking your DLSU e-mail account, you are just then told of the news: The professor has passed away, leaving their desk empty for all days. Maybe you wonder about your grades, or who will take over the class. But as you…


25 cents’ worth: A shared affliction
25 Cents' Worth // August 7, 2016

“What is beautiful is seized.” – Lorrie Moore, Self-Help (1985) I grew up in a town with only one bookstore, a PCBS branch. Now, when people ask me what bookstores we have in our province, I just shrug and say none. But I vividly remember walking towards its glass doors on a Sunday morning, giddy…


Shedding light on Lasallian breastfeeding mothers
Feature // August 6, 2016

Women faculty and personnel work for different reasons, but one that we cannot deny is that most of them have families to provide for. Some of them gave birth years ago, others just recently. We call them ‘ate,’ ‘ma’am,’ or ‘miss,’ but for those waiting for them in their homes, they are ‘mom’ or ‘mama.’…


Lasting first impressions
General Elections // July 29, 2016

Every candidate vying for the highest position in the University Student Government (USG) has a narrative. The incumbent. The angry. The experienced. The hopeful. Maybe a hodgepodge of all. We take a look back on the past five USG presidents and see what made them stand out during campaign week and throughout their term.  …


Campaign movers and shakers: Core members in the spotlight
General Elections // July 26, 2016

“In a span of two weeks, I had five nosebleeds,” Mark Jacinto (III, BS-FIN) of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) confesses. This was during the 2015 General Elections, when the campaign failed to reach a voter turnout of 50 percent plus one vote. Mark had not been fielded as a candidate, but showed up every…


A Tale of Love and Darkness: A boy’s recollection
Feature // July 7, 2016

Last June 8th at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, the Israeli Embassy hosted the 14th Israeli Film Festival with a showing of Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness. This year’s theme for the festival was “Romance in the Holy Land,” featuring Israeli films which will be available for viewing in different Cinematheque…


The 22nd Metro Manila Pride Festival: Letting love in
Writer's recap // July 2, 2016

On June 28, 1969, the very first gay riot broke out in New York. It was a time and place that shunned homosexuals, and it was normal for police back then to raid clubs and bars that made a home for homosexuals to drink and socialize. But on that day, in the Stonewall Inn, members of…


Hope for the Philippine literary scene
Feature Writer's recap // May 25, 2016

Last April 28 and 29, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) held the 7th Philippine International Literary Festival at the QCX Quezon City Memorial Circle as part of the celebration of National Literature Month. With the unifying theme Against Forgetting, delegates and festival-goers conversed with respected authors and burgeoning contemporary Filipino writers. The program was…