Articles By
Cody Cepeda
Gender queeries: M2F, F2M, fluidity
Feature // September 14, 2015

In October of 2014, the news of the slaying of Jennifer Laude caused outrage throughout the whole country, with major LGBT orgs condemning the brutal murder of the transgender Pinay. Nevertheless, Jeniffer’s case is just one out of the numerous cases of hate crimes committed against Filipino transgenders and transsexuals, most of which go unreported…


25 Cents’ Worth: In defense of millennials
25 Cents' Worth // July 30, 2015

Millennials: We are not entitled. We are frustrated and we have every reason to be. I’ve heard the phrase, “Iba na talaga ang kabataan ngayon,” one time too many. I’ve heard it from my parents, my grandparents, my titos and titas, my professors, and even the occasional jeepney driver. I know I’m not the only…


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…


Rant & Rave: Jurassic World
Rant & Rave // June 22, 2015

The Ankylosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Barynoyx, Mosasaurus, and the hybrid abomination, Indominus rex. These are just a few of the new dinosaurs that were unveiled in Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. Netting the biggest movie opening of all time with $208.8 million in its first weekend, there is no doubt…


Adventures up north
Feature // April 1, 2015

Everyone wants to travel, but no one’s got the time. But, if you had a bit of time, just where exactly would you want to go? Typically known as “the rice bowl of the Philippines,” majority of Northern Luzon is composed of plains and valleys, which is why it’s famous for its rich harvest of…


The plight of the bystander
Feature // March 1, 2015

Atop the chalkboards in every classroom rests a plastic marker that reads, “Lasallian Achievers for God and Country.” For decades, this vision has been a constant reminder for Lasallians who will lead our country into a brighter tomorrow. Whether through chosen careers in the future or through random acts of kindness, there are many ways…


Lasallian achievers for foreign countries
25 Cents' Worth // February 4, 2015

May 27, 2013 marked my first ever class in DLSU. I remember it so clearly: Room 805, Bro. Andrew Gonzales hall, POLISCI. Professor? Mr. Rene Pilapil, Jr. Traffic was heavy and I remember taking the stairs to the 8th floor thinking I was severely late for my first class. Good news, I wasn’t. My professor…


Swiping away with Tinder
Feature // December 22, 2014

Perched quietly in one corner of the room, eyes glued to the screen of his phone and swiping from left to right, Marcus* could be mistaken as playing a game of some sort. Marcus, however, is not playing any games. He is using Tinder. Tinder is undeniably familiar to most people’s ears; with the recent…


Janitors for a day
Feature // November 23, 2014

Janitors: we see them all the time around campus, sporting their white, unsung uniforms and carrying buckets, mops, and brooms. Some strike up a conversation with them, some see them but don’t acknowledge their presence, and for others, they might as well just be another face in a sea of faces. Meet Ate Amy and…


The legacy of Mang Jack
Lounge // October 21, 2014

In television, discipline officers are depicted as larger-than-life, clipboard-carrying, bloodthirsty hunters of rule-breakers and hoodlums. They carry in their hands every student’s fear: The deadly, unmistakable pink slip of paper with the words ‘DETENTION’ clearly written on it. Their spine-chilling “see me after class” mantra is enough to scare a student out of his wits…