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Samantha Faye Se
Burning rubber: A day in the life of a jeepney driver
Feature // May 27, 2017

Jeepneys have become an icon in the culture of the Filipinos. Back in the period of American colonization, an abundance of jeepneys were left over by the foreign troops, starting the enculturation of the jeep as one of our main modes of transport. From then until now, jeepneys have stayed with the Filipinos, along with…


Food in review: New stalls in Animo Biz
Feature // March 6, 2017

A new year comes with new trends, new styles, and new flavors. One of the staples we bring into every new year is food. Life in the University is not in any way different; we are always on the lookout for the newest and freshest restaurants. This is why numerous stalls line the University, all…


Rant & Rave: Metro Manila Film Festival [Part 2 of 2]
Feature Rant & Rave // January 18, 2017

  Oro Reviewed by Samantha Se Oro is based on the true story of a tiny village situated on an isolated island. The islands’ inhabitants make their living by extracting and purifying gold deposits that they collect from a cave near their village. This is a major source of income for the villagers’ families, and…


What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?
Feature // December 22, 2016

“I know it might sound shallow, but the little things get me excited the most—like holiday edition drinks from Starbucks, and Christmas jazz music. Of course, on the more intimate side, it’s the one time a year that I get to unite with my relatives; even just having my mom and cousin with me is…


Lin Javier: DLSU’s resident Valak
Feature Student Spotlight // August 23, 2016

You might remember hearing sudden cries of terror coming from all around the campus in response to the undead pointing towards Haunted Hall during University Week, but possibly the most terrifying among all of them was the main villain of The Conjuring 2 herself. Complete with a nun outfit, ashen skin, and ghostly white eyes,…


Gotta catch ‘em all: The Pokémon Go craze
Feature // August 22, 2016

What pops into your head when you hear the word ‘Pokémon’? Do you imagine the cuddly yellow face of Pikachu, the franchise’s mascot for a little over two decades? Or do you perhaps recall the hundreds of other adorable, elegant, silly, or downright terrifying creatures that are members of the huge Pokémon family? From Abomasnow…


Female Superheroes: Heroines In Hollywood
Feature // August 10, 2016

The past few years have provided us with a multitude of superhero films and television shows. While comic book lovers and pop culture enthusiasts unite and rejoice in song, these adaptations and their characters never escape the critical eye. One criticism, in particular, is that female superheroes never seem to have enough screen time. People…


Fanfiction: And the story continues
Feature // July 15, 2016

If you’ve ever been a diehard fan of any TV show, movie, book, play or any other form of pop culture, chances are that you weren’t the only one. And chances are that within this loyal and enthusiastic group of fans you’re a part of (or “fandom”, as they’re collectively called), there is a small…


Foodie and gamer paradise: Board Game Cafés
Feature // May 14, 2016

With students on a momentary break from all the homework, quizzes, and exams, they might be looking for ideas on where to spend their precious free time. Enter the board game café: a place to dine, relax, and play board and card games to your heart’s content. Board game cafes have been steadily becoming more…


Aldrich Shih: Brewing a business
Student Spotlight // April 22, 2016

“That’s when I really started loving coffee. It changed my perception of [it as] just a stale, bitter drink, but it opened me to the perspective of how it [can be] a lot different… how some can have [a] fruity taste, how some can have a chocolatey taste.” Different people have different interests. Some may…