Liwanag: The iconic Lasallian Christmas tree
by Addy Binoya, Sabrina Joyce Go and Eternity Ines
Feature // December 17, 2018

Amidst the scramble of students trying to finish course requirements, a sure sign of the coming holiday is when decorations start popping up in our University. Every year, decorative pieces adorn the campus, giving the University a beautiful atmosphere once it lights up. Perhaps the most iconic decoration in our campus is the Christmas Tree…

Dawn of the underdogs: Azkals take on Asia
by Westin Perez, Beatrice Del Rosario and Erinne Ong
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Months after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2019 wastes no time bringing about another international football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation, the AFC Asian Cup. Unlike the World Cup, the Philippines will be taking part for the very first time, duking it out for the Asian title. This no doubt begs the question…

Locker Room Talk: A perspective on the machismo culture
by Blair Clemente, Nadine Macalalad and Enrico Peliño
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In recent times, sexism and misogyny have become rampant topics debated over online. Threads on social media platforms have opened up several issues for discourse such as sexual entitlement and catcalling behavior. Swarms of people, particularly men, have been called out on social media, and a rising topic is why many men feel sexually entitled…

Grasping the past: An inside look on LSDC Folk dance concert anniversary
by Addy Binoya
Feature // November 24, 2018

The history of Philippine folk dance dates back to our roots as a people, and it continues to flow well in the current of our culture. Reflecting the richness of our heritage, folk dancing still retains its ties to the past whilst evolving into something more generation after generation. Once again, the La Salle Dance…

Queer Eye: Fulfilling the gay agenda
by Eternity Ines
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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was released on American cable television in July 2003. The premise of the show relied on gay men—belonging to fields considered as gay stereotypes—helping straight men get their life together. The show was successful, garnering positive critical reception as one of the most innovative, original, and entertaining reality shows…

Living clean. Living…mean: The intentional, mindful, zero-waste lifestyle
by Beatrice Del Rosario
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It started with a turtle. As she found herself staring at her screen, appalled by the gruesome sight of a plastic straw being pulled out of the harmless sea creature’s nose, Phoebe Blas knew she had to do something to overturn this chaos humans have caused with our apathetic expending of the earth’s resources without…

A lifetime of steel: dogs and cages
by Westin Perez and Emily Lim
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Dogs have the honor of being known as man’s best friend, but with that honor comes a twisted reality. With the popularity of dogs naturally comes a demand for adorable puppies to love and spoil. This desire has led to man manipulating these dogs to get their “ideal dog” through breeding. But when is enough…

Vices, Virtues, and the Thin Line inbetween
by Glenielle Nanglihan
Feature // November 11, 2018

“This morning we are going to face the hard truth.” Those were the words spoken right before the speaker, Mary Jane Brennan, was introduced. True enough, she has made a career out of making people realize the hard truths. A certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, she has spent most of her life traveling to…

WWII: Smoke fades, scars don’t
by Emily Lim
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Smoke tinged with the cries of people, wind carrying ashes of memories and livelihoods, mothers with empty arms and children with mental scars. This was World War II–this was the era Bill* lived in, the era he survived. This is his story and his scars. In 1945, Bill was around five or six when his…

What influences an influencer: An exclusive with Andre Lagdameo
by Beatrice Del Rosario
Feature // November 9, 2018

Let’s face it—it’s everyone’s secret dream to have a following. Whether it’s pretending you’re walking an audience—non-existent as it may be—through a step-by-step process on  cooking pasta when you’re alone in the kitchen, or even starting your random videos of the day with the overused “Hey, guys!” Many of us have a hidden desire to…