Articles By
Ronnel Tumangday
Head to Head: Governance: Unitary vs Federal
Head to Head // June 11, 2013

The ‘System’ is often blamed for the many inefficiencies and problems faced by the nation today.  There have been numerous pleas for changing the way the government is set up, mostly for reasons such as welfare and development.  We pit the Philippines’ current government setup against that of its major political influence, the United States…

A penny from danger: Dangerous jobs, dangerous lives
February 25, 2013

Quite a number of us may have been thinking that the day would come when the risk to remain tight as a bud was more painful than the risk to blossom bright. Until then, we shall remain locked up in the secure and glassy world we have built for ourselves – seeing and feeling things…

Alternative routes: Success beyond degrees

“What are you going to do with an arts degree?” a lot of people, students and parents alike, often ask. Substitute art with philosophy, education, or any discipline not associated with common white-collar career paths, and the question remains equally ubiquitous. We live in a society where choosing mastery over one’s interests over job security…

The Lasallian Life Cycle
January 30, 2013

A new term has begun, and it is the last for this academic year.  Where some are still beginning to feel, maybe even struggling, the realities of college life and culture, others are nearing the end of it all, the road to the world of work just a short distance away.  The start of a…

Kulturang 日本
October 26, 2012

Reading the title felt like some sort of miscommunication, didn’t it?  Yet oddly enough, there may have remained a slight hint of understanding.  You see symbols of another language you do not understand, yet somehow you know that it is that language just by seeing it – perhaps simply because of how unique it looks….

PDPA: Public Display of Physical Awkwardness
October 1, 2012

Unless you are a social butterfly sipping punch from that candy-crystal glass while fluttering about from person to person in all smiles, then this article is for you. This month’s Off the Beaten Track presents an uncanny outlook into the Lasallian sociological sphere: an experiment gauging the social awkwardness of the average green-clad student. Basing…

Crap bestsellers and hidden masterpieces
Vignette // August 22, 2012

Life isn’t always fair. As cliché as it sounds, no other words ring true than when lady luck hands you a 1.0 after all those long nights doing all the work, while your friend gets the luck of the draw, with a 4.0 for doing nothing. And all because you were late that one time….

Rant and Rave: Overexposed
Rant & Rave // July 7, 2012

“You’re perfect on the outside, but nothing at the core.” That is Adam Levine summing up Maroon 5’s newest album Overexposed.  Not content with their pop-sounding previous album, Hands All Over,  the group takes a headfirst dive into the world of dance-electro-pop, delivering an entirely new kind of sound, though not exactly new for the…

A trope addiction
May 18, 2012

It looks simple and harmless, but little did I know that clicking a link as inconspicuous as thousands of other links I encounter online a few months ago would change the way I see fiction forever. And the scary thing is that it really did. Tropes are, simply put, elements authors add to their works…

Fearless Forecast: Back to the Future
Fearless Forecast // September 25, 2011

This issue’s fearless forecast revolves around the joys and wonders of travel. Whether we it is for leisure or otherwise, it has always been there. In the form of our daily commute to and from school or work, the usual walk to a friend’s house, or the occasional trip to a local or foreign tourist hotspot.