Articles By
Casey Margaret Eridio
Bedtime stories of a war veteran
Feature // September 18, 2018

When we were kids, we always had this pure look of wonder in our eyes whenever we listen to our parents tell a story. At night, right when we go to bed, once-upon-a-times perk our ears up without a fail. There’s always this fascination with magical forests and daring adventures that made our eyes sparkle…


Pills, paws, and play: The wonders of Animal-assisted therapy
Feature // March 25, 2018

The doctor is in. And he is striding along the hallway as he welcomes his patients with the purest of intentions and enthusiasm. He goes on with what he usually does—sometimes easing pain, but on good days, saving lives. It’s enthralling and almost unbelievable how someone like him could perceive his job as something mundane…


Nazareno Translascíon: The mystic pull of the modern day Sisyphus
Feature // March 6, 2018

The beat of the sun on his back as the sweat starts to drip down unto his brows, he sees the mass of hands, all rising to touch, grasping for even the tiniest bit. The crowd of people pushes harder and Ronaldo feels his lungs wheeze air from the tight squeeze. It’s suffocating. Murmuring a…


Bullets and cameras: The crime of photojournalism
Feature // December 26, 2017

Some flights to Leyte are more memorable than others. The first time you tasted their sweet midget pineapples, your first time at the Pintados-Kasadyaan festival, or witnessing firsthand the horrors of Typhoon Yolanda. Rem Zamora is no stranger to polarizing moments in life such as these, being the professional photojournalist that he is. As he…


James wears a scarlet letter
Feature // October 16, 2017

At night, when people slip into their pajamas, lights from windows flicker out one by one, and the mundane world stays still, the red light districts come alive. They look the same as they do every night: bold and beaming, lurid with fluorescent signs, and piercing with loud music. Matching the scenery are fire truck…


Atty. Noel Fernandez: A man of self-worth
Feature // October 11, 2017

Men are defined not by their accomplishments, but by the journey they undertook to achieve triumph. In totality, the feat alone does not justify their worth, it comes auxiliary to the herculean effort and eventual victory. When the end of the road seems all too imminent than than it already is, that’s when the beckoning…


The truth behind mental hospitals
Feature // September 27, 2017

Some call it a madhouse, a theater for the freak shows, or a home for the misfits, but the truth is, one would find themselves walking along the halls of what seems to be a hybrid of a nature-filled retreat house, a white-walled hospital, and a prison with rooms for isolation. On the outside, it…


Finding love in diversity: A look into interracial relationships
Feature // August 21, 2017

In the never-ending shared posts and videos on Facebook feeds, Jinky “Madam Kilay” Anderson, a Filipina known for her vastly overdrawn eyebrows and aquamarine hair, somehow finds her way to capture everyone’s attention. As one clicks on one of her videos, one would immediately notice, after her striking look, is a Caucasian man conversing with…


On persuasion and conviction: The psychology of politicians
General Elections // July 15, 2017

Democracy has come a long way, dating back to the tribalism of hunter gatherers making agrarian and societal decisions and the Athenian democracy of ancient Greeks electing the longest-lasting democratic leader Pericles. It then spread like wildfire, used in institutions in the medieval era and all the way up to modern national governments. Now practiced…


USG: A year in review
General Elections // July 14, 2017

With the 2017 General Elections upon the student electorate, the University once again will welcome new platforms, new campaign slogans, and of course, new student leaders. While the electorate looks forward to familiar faces and new candidates alike for the upcoming elections, The LaSallian looks into the milestones and achievements of the University Student Government…