Articles By
Wilhelm Tan
Leaving the limelight
Feature // April 18, 2016

“When you feel like you’re on cloud nine, and you think you’re invincible, and all your problems go away. When, out of nowhere, you just feel like smiling, and feel like it’s the perfect day.” This is how Marie Bernadette Tuason (II, MEM-BME), a former member of LSDC-Contemporary, describes the feeling of performing. The shot…


Investigating the case of DLSU’s Thursday lockdown
investigative Straight News // April 3, 2016

As members of the Lasallian community await the University’s official statement on last Thursday’s altercation at Yuchengco Hall and the resulting campus lockdown that had students, faculty, and staff alike stalled at the gates, details of what exactly happened that evening have slowly been surfacing. “None of us knew what [the reason for the lockdown…


Hugot nation
Feature // March 17, 2016

“Buti pa yung kalendaryo, may date. Eh ako?” It’s almost ironic how every February, right around Valentine’s season, social media explodes with these hugot lines that everyone seems to love. On the surface, they’re meant to be bitter one-liners that exude pain and heartbreak. Somehow, though, they have evolved into a predominant piece of both…


Only human
Opinion // March 9, 2016

On December 29th, 2015, I hit a car. It wasn’t a huge crash or anything like that, and thankfully, no one got hurt. Still, it was the first accident I had ever gotten into, and it’s safe to say it shook me up quite a bit. At the time, I was just hoping to get…


The challenge of a lifetime
Feature Student Spotlight // July 31, 2015

How does a trip to New York City sound to you? How about an offer to work for one of the largest and most prestigious banks in Southeast Asia? What would you say to 1,000 US dollars? These are the stuff of dreams for most students, goals that the everyday Lasallian might strive for in…


Making a name: The story behind Noel’s BBQ
Feature // April 14, 2015

The sun is high in the air on a normal summer afternoon as you walk the streets around the vicinity of Taft Avenue in search of a cheap yet filling lunch. On the far end of Agno street, beyond the DLSU’s Enrique Razon Sports Complex and the towering Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall, something catches your…


An average Filipino’s Holy Week
Feature Writer's recap // April 3, 2015

Holy Week can mean a lot of things, depending on the persons being asked. For several students, it might be the chance to enjoy a long break from classes. Meanwhile, for others, it’s the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for a weekend and retreat to a more relaxing and…


Incentive to learn
Opinion // March 29, 2015

Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard several complaints being thrown around about the way the University Student Government (USG) handles things, especially with the recent controversy surrounding this year’s General Elections (GE). The complaints have ranged from accusations of the candidates’ insincerity, to a lack of transparency among the entire USG, to everything in…


Entering the real world: What goes into a résumé?
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You’ve spent seemingly endless years in classrooms, from elementary, to high school, to college, sitting through boring lectures and answering mind-numbing tests. You’ve devoted your free time, skipped meals, and lost sleep for extra-curricular activities and organizations, supposed avenues for unleashing potential and leadership. You’ve devoted immeasurable time and effort, pulled off all-nighter after all-nighter,…


Reviewing the Mamasapano incident with Dr. Antonio Contreras
Feature // March 8, 2015

Now many different accounts of the fateful day are heard left and right, causing confusion as each story is followed by the next. Issues start to bubble up to the surface as the country analyzes what went wrong in the operation and what could’ve been done to save the men. In the midst of a…