Articles By
Nathaniel Sierras
Literature professors on what to read next
Feature Lounge // April 22, 2017

Note: This article has been altered from its original format due to the failure to properly credit the interviewees’ responses. The LaSallian offers its sincerest apologies to Sir Johann Espiritu and all other parties for this grievous error.   In this busy and ofttimes fast-paced world, we are left with too many books, but with too…

Youth Activism: Letting the torch burn bright
Feature // February 24, 2017

As the corpse of a long dead dictator was put to rest in the Libingan ng mga Bayani last November 18, 2016, the fires of outcry and defiance burned bright all around the country. People from all walks of life, near and far, took their stands and made their voices heard. And while in the…

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…

Tales from the Balikbayan box
Feature // December 3, 2016

Halfway through one of Philippine cinema’s most memorable films, Anak, Vilma Santos and Claudine Barretto find themselves in the middle of a confrontation; Barretto sobs as the scene unravels unspoken tensions and escalates to a climactic mother-and-daughter conflict. “Siguro ang talagang gusto kong sabihin, mas malaki ang nawala sa amin noong iniwan mo kami,” she…

The Senior High experience
Feature // November 5, 2016

De La Salle University is the new home of several starry eyed senior high schoolers. Beginning their classes last June, the senior high students are now the new faces in the Lasallian community. They’re not that hard to spot; their IDs are worn horizontally and they move in droves, at times carrying with them an…

The DLSU LPEP Green Guide: Meet the developers
Feature Student Spotlight // October 17, 2016

Back then, the typical DLSU freshmen in their first few days could be described as utterly lost. Every year, there are fresh faces on campus wondering what ‘A708’ is, and spending hours trying to figure out how to survive in Taft. Thanks to the La Salle Computer Society (LSCS), however, this year’s freshmen are the…

Of ethics and phishing: Decoding the hacker collective
Feature // July 28, 2016

“My laptop’s webcam suddenly turned on for no apparent reason, probably due to some malware or hacking,” Jedrek (II, CS-CSE) recalls a creepy hacking incident he experienced one night, comparing it to the 2011 thriller film Abduction. Panicking, Jedrek quickly disconnected his laptop from the internet, scanned his computer for potential malware, and disabled his…

Chillist 5: The chillest places in Taft
Feature // June 24, 2016

Oftentimes, life can be draining. The academic requirements take their toll, the org projects become a constant source of fatigue, and the never ending wheel of university life finally hits the bottom. Eventually, you just need a place to unwind: a spot where you can enjoy a nice cold beverage in peace, or where you…

The finals week routine
Feature // April 12, 2016

One of the downsides to having a trimestral school year is that finals week gets to sneak up on us thrice each year. It’s something that we Lasallians didn’t realize when we decided to study in Taft. But no worries, we at The Menagerie have made a comprehensive cheat sheet for all of you panicking…

The man behind the controversy: Dr. Antonio Contreras
Feature Lounge // January 26, 2016

Political science students know his name—he is, after all, the only professor teaching one of their majors. But recently, his name has become famous (or infamous?), not only within the University, but also around the country, as some of his actions have once again put him in the spotlight. De La Salle University’s own Dr….