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Samantha Faye Se
Out of school youth: Bent but not broken
Feature // October 15, 2017

Life’s paintbrush paint our canvas with beauty in every stroke, at times a little too fast, in order for us to see the grandeur in every aspect of ourselves,  albeit somewhat trivial and nonsensical. Hardly ever noticed, but never out of relevance, the things we take for granted are far for the most part, the…


Lights, cameo, action: Triumphs of ekstras and bit players
Feature // October 5, 2017

It’s easy to notice the leads. They’re the faces you see along billboards, the names you often read about, and, if it strikes your fancy, they’re the same faces you root for in the movies. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets her back—they’re the ones who live the theater-filling happily-ever-after. The credits roll,…


Painting in rainbows: The true colors of LGBTQ+ Lasallians
Feature // August 29, 2017

Last June was a very special month for an oft-misunderstood and marginalized group of people. For those not in the know, June is the international pride month for the LGBTQ+ community. Every year, the LGBT community celebrates its greatest triumphs in fighting for their rights and sheds light on those who have suffered discrimination and…


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…