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Krizzia Asis
The women in Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories
Feature // December 7, 2017

When the nights were long in December, I began to fall in love with somebody. Experiencing intimacy in new ways: Easily sleeping at his home in Cubao when I had lost electricity for a while in mine, teaching me the proper way to floss as his mother was a dentist, putting makeup on his sister,…


Green Music Collective: The advent of independent Lasallian musicians
Feature // June 2, 2017

Some time in August 2015, a group of Lasallian students with a shared love for music and hunger to pursue their craft kickstarted the Green Music Collective (GMC). Aadil, one of the five founding students of GMC, enumerates the reasons why it was built. He makes mention of the lack of gigs available on campus,…


Towards Feminization: Defining the women experience in STEM
Feature // April 4, 2017

  Among the films that were shown in the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) last December, it was the teen comedy Vince, Kath, and James that tackled the issues of sexism in the workplace head-on. In the film, Vince and Kath are both engineering students and are co-interns for an engineering company. In one…


Every Girl Can: Traversing the terrains of Filipina feminism
Feature Writer's recap // March 31, 2017

The definition of feminism varies from context to context–what is empowering for one woman may not be for another–that the way then to make sense of feminism as a movement is to accept that, at its periphery, it changes form and shape depending on the type of women that we are magnifying. In the Philippines,…


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.  …