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Wilhelm Tan
Maleficent
Rant & Rave // May 31, 2014

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Everybody loves a good villain. Who can forget the menacing Sith Lord Darth Vader, who fought to destroy peace in the entire galaxy? Or the psychotic ‘Clown Prince of Crime’, known only as The Joker, who sought to plunge Gotham City into absolute chaos? Indeed, every now…


Proofs of time immemorial
Vignette // March 5, 2014

They stand tall and proud – those grey-and-black marble or concrete structures that teem the dusty corners and leafy grounds of our beloved campus, stone lips murmuring secrets of an age gone by. Mute and cold, they stare fixedly at all who pass by – chalk-white eyes immobile, heads held high (or bowed, for some),…


Head to Head: Animation revolution
Head to Head // January 27, 2014

If switching on the telly and flipping through comic impressions of talking bunnies and shape-changing dogs fail to take you on a trip down memory lane, then generational trends have indeed changed by a wider margin than initially supposed. Admit it – as kids, we would not have elected to wake up at the first…


Vignette: The Naughty and Nice List of 2013
Vignette // December 18, 2013

‘Tis the season of crisp paper bills, Puto Bumbong, packets of ampao, and anxious ninongs and ninangs. We can forget all about our term-end debacles to enjoy the few moments of unchained freedom that we are blessed with. Looking back at the past months, 2013 has been a frenzied whirlwind of interesting events, both good…


Glimpse: Remembering the “Supremo”
Glimpse // November 30, 2013

The Philippines, in its rich and diverse culture, has produced a wide variety of heroes. There is the warrior-chief from Mactan, Lapu-Lapu; the three martyr priests, collectively called Gomburza; and of course, the nationalistic writer, Jose Rizal. Each of these heroes exemplified nationalism and love for country; however, none may have epitomized patriotism more than…


Toys R’ Dust: Updated versions of our childhood
Opinion // November 23, 2013

Do you remember the last time you wished you were a kid again? Maybe it was that time you were climbing those mountains upon mountains of projects to do and papers to submit, or it could’ve struck you as you waited on an eternal line at the train station, or maybe even when you just…


Glimpse: For all souls and saints
Glimpse // November 1, 2013

Kids eagerly check their bags for candies and sweets earned from a round of trick-or-treating. Teenagers come home from late-night celebrations and costume parties. Adults take down the black and orange decorations that adorn their households. These are all things that symbolize the end of Halloween, one of the most anticipated holidays throughout the year;…


Overnight at DLSU, redux
Off the Beaten Track // October 22, 2013

In March 2010, The Menagerie released an article entitled, “Overnight at DLSU: Searching the haunted halls.” An article, risky as it was, that covered an overnight stay of three staffers in the University. In search of the paranormal and what lurks within the grounds during the grim hours of darkness. Sadly, the expedition failed to…


Rant & Rave: The Walking Dead, Season 4 Premiere
Rant & Rave // October 15, 2013

It’s October again, which can mean a variety of different things, depending on who you ask; some people may celebrate Halloween, while others will simply enjoy the semestral break. For TV enthusiasts, however, October means the return of AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead”, a series that shows the lives of survivors in a zombie-infested…


Crash Course: A handy guide to the Learning Commons
Crash Course // September 12, 2013

In previous years, when students searched for a nice, cool place where they could research their latest academic topics, do a project or two, or just sit down and relax they would head for the library located behind St. Joseph Hall. Spanning four floors, stocked full with books, and even decked out with a coffee…