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Wilhelm Tan
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General Elections // July 28, 2016

The biggest spotlight during the General Elections (GE) season is on the candidates running for positions in the Executive Board (EB). The five highest positions in the entire University Student Government (USG) need to be filled and those vying for these positions carry an enormous weight on their shoulders as they strive to bring their…


The art of the RTR
General Elections // July 25, 2016

“Can we have a few minutes of your time?” It’s a familiar phrase that comes after a few knocks on the classroom door, one that can only mean one thing during General Elections (GE) season—it’s time for aspiring University Student Government (USG) officers to make their names and platforms known to the student body through…


A timeline of the General Elections
General Elections // July 24, 2016

A look at some of the important dates for this General Elections (GE) season.   The filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) is the first official step taken by candidates in the General Elections. Those aspiring for seats in the University Student Government (USG) submit all their requirements to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in…


The art of getting by: A look into senioritis
Feature // May 24, 2016

The Art of Getting By, starring Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts, was released a few years back to little buzz and acclaim. The underrated film revolves around George, an introverted high school student who has a talent for the arts, but who seems to harbor a nihilistic view of the world. As such, George lacks…


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…


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…