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Krizzia Asis
Inside the world of sneakerheads
Feature // November 25, 2015

The streets of Harlem in the final years of the 70s had a desolate and resigned air to it. Massive amounts of people took what they called an ‘exodus’ out of that part of New York, in search of a place that would afford them a better shot at the American dream. Only those who…


Stuck in the fringe: The culture of reading
Feature // October 26, 2015

“Mutability is our tragedy, but it is also our hope,” Boethius, a philosopher of the 6th century, once said. Every day, more than ever, the mutability of the world forces itself upon our doorstep, and every tweet and Facebook post contributes to that greater scheme of movement. The book industry, a world in itself, operates…


Stuck in the fringe: The culture of reading
October 19, 2015

“Mutability is our tragedy, but it is also our hope,” Boethius, a philosopher of the 6th century, once said. Every day, more than ever, the mutability of the world forces itself upon our doorstep, and every tweet and Facebook post contributes to that greater scheme of movement. The book industry, a world in itself, operates…


On the ground: 174th Commencement Exercises
On the ground // October 13, 2015

“After 14 years of being a Lasallian, I’m finally here and honestly I’m going to miss it. I don’t know if I’m going to cry later.” — A graduate by the steps   Before entering PICC, a mother takes a picture of her kids huddled together. Her daughter fixes Kuya‘s robe for the photograph.  …


A year of zeal: Up and coming student organizations
Feature // September 24, 2015

Some origin stories aren’t as poetic as the narrative of the Holy Bible’s Genesis, or as abrupt and mystifying as the beginning of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Some origin stories, when stripped of metaphors and other literary techniques, become stories of human passion. As much as we’re often overwhelmed in our academic affairs on campus, some Lasallians…


Heneral Luna: The waxing and waning of a hero
Feature // September 14, 2015

“Bayan o sarili?” This is the question posed to us by Jerrold Tarog’s new film, Heneral Luna, chronicling the rise and fall of one of the greatest military generals in Philippine history. From his success with Sana Dati, an endearing romantic comedy featuring Lovi Poe and Paulo Avelino, Tarog has shown his ability to be…


SiKuna: The rekindling of Filipino art
Feature Writer's recap // August 14, 2015

The sky was gray, the clouds thick, and the air heavy with suspended silence. At the entrance, goers were huddled in a circle carrying all sorts of percussion instruments—empty water gallons, bamboo, cow bells, tambourines, and wooden sticks. A man steps to the center and raises his cow bell and thin wooden stick to begin…


The profound unrest of Abbey Sy
Feature // July 20, 2015

She blends right in at Frank & Dean, with the crimson brick walls and the photographs of pop-culture icons plastered on a giant corkboard. Overhead, the blue glow of a neon sign that screams COFFEE seems to fuel the vibrant chatter of customers who look ready to get back to work in their respective studios….


The evolution of running
Feature // July 8, 2015

Track shorts, check. Running shoes, check. Singlets, check. When it comes to running marathons, options are, more or less, endless. With the different kinds of marathons available today, you can be sure that there’s bound to be one that’s right for you. Whether it’s a 3k fun run sponsored by an organization to serve a…


The birth of artisanal cafes
Feature // May 19, 2015

The artisanal cafe is slowly gaining ground all around Manila, bringing with it an altogether new culture on how we Filipinos enjoy our coffee. Perusing history’s pages, cafes have been a place for artists and dreamers to spend their days fixated in their own crafts and business. The first few coffee shops ever built were…