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Maxine Ferrer
Archer’s graduation: The end of the beloved mascot’s security shift
Feature // March 15, 2019

Before he was Archer, he was Lion King; and then he was Security Cat. But he will always be the King. Most are familiar with the fluffy orange and white cat nestled near the North Gate. With his piercing gaze and aloof demeanor, Archer claimed his place in our hearts as the King of all…


Drawing the line on sexual harassment: Is DLSU a safe space?
News Feature // March 12, 2019

Recognized universally as a form of violence against women (VAW), sexual harassment has affected women across varying countries, socio-economic classes, and cultural backgrounds. In the Philippines, prior legislation such as Republic Act (RA) 7877 or the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 sought to provide victims with avenues to seek justice. However, recent incidents online of…


DLSU hosts voters’ education forum as elections near
Straight News // March 3, 2019

Over 61 million Filipinos are expected to head to their respective polling precincts on May 13 to elect new members of the national and local government. According to the National Youth Commission, 40 percent of these voters will be comprised of the youth aged 18 to 30 years old. Given the potential impact of their…


Diokno: ‘Help put back the faith in the justice system’
Straight News // February 27, 2019

“I couldn’t keep silent anymore,” Atty. Chel Diokno declared when asked about the reason behind his decision to run for senator. The 58 year-old human rights lawyer visited the Agno Food Court last February 26 to engage in an informal dialogue with members of the Lasallian community. Despite his intention to run, the senatorial candidate…


Extending a helping hand: COSCA’s relief efforts
News Feature // February 17, 2019

The first steps taken during the immediate aftermath of a calamity are crucial to the recovery of an affected area. Whether the damage was caused by natural or man-made forces, responders need to think fast to ensure the immediate survival of the people affected and to lay the groundwork for long-term rehabilitation. Accomplishing this may…


Strength and perseverance: Living as a student mother
Feature // February 15, 2019

Outside the four walls of the classroom, a bell rings—class dismissed. Time for students to go home and see about their school assignments and extra-curricular work. Some may be worried about which essay to write first, or which math problem to solve for later; others may be fretting over what to prepare for the family…


Divided perspectives: Senatoriables tackle national issues in televised debate
National Situationer // February 12, 2019

After facing a panel of journalists in the first round of Debate 2019: GMA Network’s Senatorial Face-Off last February 9, the 21 aspiring senators were then paired off for short debates on 10 pressing national issues. Each candidate was given 45 seconds to explain why they were in favor or against the assigned topic, and…


Senate hopefuls probed on track record, competence in Debate 2019
National Situationer //

Twenty-one senatoriables pit their wits against each other last February 9 in Debate 2019: GMA Network’s Senatorial Face-Off. The televised debate, hosted by Pia Arcangel and Vicky Morales, was organized into two rounds. In the first round, candidates had to face a panel of veteran journalists who fielded staggering questions concerning the senatoriables’ track record…


Unraveling the story behind the South China Sea arbitration case
News Feature // January 23, 2019

Six years ago, the Philippines sent a formal Notification and State of Claim to the People’s Republic of China concerning disputed areas in the South China Sea. What followed after that bold move was a series of arbitration proceedings, during which the Philippines emerged victorious after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) deemed China’s “Nine-Dash…


DLSU professor accused of sexually harassing students
News Feature // January 12, 2019

A post made rounds on Facebook last October when an anonymous Marketing Management student claimed on the DLSU Freedom Wall page that one of their professors, who hailed from the Marketing and Advertising Department (MAD), sexually harassed and humiliated her and her classmates. The post, which has since been taken down along with the original…