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Nicole Wong
When copy-paste is a crime: On plagiarized art
Feature // April 18, 2017

At educational institutions such as our own, the act of plagiarism is treated gravely. Heavy punishments are usually meted out to any offenders who get caught stealing—or copying—someone else’s intellectual property. With tools such as Turnitin seeing widespread use among students and professors, it is clear that plagiarism is treated seriously in the academe. Merriam-Webster…


Know your body: A reintroduction to the Reproductive Health law
Feature // March 6, 2017

Over the years, the infamous Republic Act No. 10354—colloquially known as the RH Bill but now called the RH Law—has been constantly delayed in implementation due to the uprising of the church and pro-life groups. Although the bill has long been passed, there seems to be little to no change in the healthcare scene as…


IN RETROSPECT: The rollercoaster that was 2016
Feature // January 28, 2017

The last few days of every year are usually met with the same mundane routine: Christmas zips into New Year’s Eve, people rush around traveling or attending parties, and, when asked, ‘How was your year?’ an indifferent ‘Meh, uneventful’ would probably be the reply.  Last year proved to be different. There’s no denying that 2016…


A very secular Christmas
Feature // December 19, 2016

It begins, as most celebrations do, with the act of informing everyone at arm’s length that it is almost here. We then count the days that lead to it—excitedly and religiously—and there is almost a sense of collective relief as we get to cross off another day on our calendars. Then there are the images…


Lazy Bastard: Ridiculously comfortable
Menagerie // December 11, 2016

  With an ambience reminiscent of a simple hole-in-the-wall restaurant in New York, Lazy Bastard is dedicated to serving customers their ridiculous comfort food, as one of its partners, Mr. Justin Qua, puts it. And at Lazy Bastard, ridiculous is a good thing: Hotdogs topped generously with ingredients such as meaty chili con carne, or…


Close encounters of the ghost kind
Feature // November 15, 2016

Films such as The Sixth Sense, The Conjuring, and The Blair Witch Project, have piqued interests regarding the belief of those returning from the afterlife as ghosts. These movies portray ghosts as entities who try to haunt us, send us messages, or tell us to stay well away from certain places or things. But while…


OPM’s not dead: On the fate of Filipino music
Feature // October 21, 2016

Just when you think you’ve got OPM figured out, it throws you a curveball. Channeling the charm of the local sound with lush, boombox-ready sonic palettes, Original Pilipino Music strikes the right chords, reconciling the universal with the intimate. On pitch and veering into broader varieties, OPM registers precisely with the melancholy and occasionally wonderful…


Breakup playlist: Singles for the single again
Feature // September 28, 2016

Breakups are messy. Anyone who tells you they ended “on good terms” forgot to include the part where they stayed up for three days moping in between watching re-runs of The O.C. and frantically refreshing their ex’s Twitter page every ten minutes, all while living off melted ice cream with tears for toppings. Few ever…


On getting tattoos: Our skin, our canvas
Feature // August 13, 2016

Beneath an orchestra of faint buzzing sounds and punk music, an artist sits intently by his canvas. This is Jason’s ideal creative environment. He has been a personal tattoo artist for seven years, and the human body is his Sistine Chapel. “Don’t be mistaken just because I like rock and roll and look like this,”…


The LaSallian’s transitioning years: An interview with Carmen Reyes-Odulio
Feature // June 25, 2016

The LaSallian, the University’s official student publication, started its operations in the 1960s. A paper for the students, of the students, and by the students, The LaSallian is deeply rooted in its colorful history, one that helped shape it into what it is today, which is the bastion of issue-oriented critical thinking. This fulfillment wouldn’t…