Student spotlight: Lasallian collections
by Shi Ailyn and Arielle Poblete
Feature // March 1, 2015

Throughout the ages, collecting has remained a timeless fad. While buttons, stamps, and receipts are the typical collector’s fare, others have been known to collect a variety of oddities. Take, for instance, Graham Barker, who has the world’s largest collection of navel fluff (yes, bellybutton lint!), according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Sergei…

Toughest Subjects in DLSU: Gokongwei College of Engineering
by Alexis Sobremonte and Anthony John Tang
Feature // February 4, 2015

All throughout DLSU, there has been both over and underestimation on the difficulty of degrees in the Gokongwei College of Engineering. Many have triumphed against the odds, undaunted, unscathed, boasting their victory over the insurmountable odds that most perceived as beyond their abilities. Others return battered, beaten, and broken, never to return to the gauntlet,…

Provincial food in the Metro
by Josienne Cordova and Belle Justiniani
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Manila has always been a melting pot of different cultures. Being the capital city of the Philippines, it showcases the best of 7,107 islands. Part of the culture that it boasts is the variety of cuisines coming from all directions—from the northernmost part of Luzon to the farthest island in Mindanao. For students who hail…

Renegade music
by Jose Felipe Montinola and Roy Loyola Jr.
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Rap music is what-is-on-your-mind music; unlike EDM, and pop which somewhat have to stick to a certain formula of I-love-you. Rappers have a lot on their minds ranging from turf wars to obsessions of derrieres. While people may put it down and its listeners here in the Philippines since it may seem hard to relate…

The life of a Filipino writer
by Francesca Militar and Stephanie Tan
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Captivating the readers’ minds is the one great task of any novelist. These writers have to challenge themselves to overcome this overwhelming sense of doubt and create beautifully written masterpieces that can stand the test of time. The Philippines is lucky to be blessed with incredibly gifted writers who have written impressive and relatable stories…

Stories from January
by Shi Ailyn and Stephanie Pagdanganan
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It is of great consequence that January is the month of beginnings – the month to jumpstart newfound resolutions and plans, and the month that brims with hope and energy for the promising year ahead. We tear off old and yellowed calendars and mark our planners with renewed vigor because we know that a historical…

The conflict in torrents
by Arielle Poblete and Daniel Ian Comandante
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Raid after raid has been done by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Optical Media Board (OMB) to catch pirates sailing about with goods of Enrique Gil’s new kilig movie, Sheldon and Amy’s most recent awkward quirks, the latest adventures of Bilbo Baggins, or Jessie J’s latest work of pop. Despite all the…

Resolution revolution
by Wilhelm Tan
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“Learn how to drive.” “Hit the gym.” “Become a Dean’s Lister.” Sound familiar? These may or may not have been the new year’s resolutions exchanged around the dinner table just one year earlier. Fast forward twelve months, and it’s that time of the year again: the arrival of January, and with it, promises we make…

Catching the third wave
by Isabella Argosino and Audrey Giongco
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Over the years, people have found new ways for them to get their daily dose of caffeine. From starting out as packed grounds on grocery shelves to becoming concoctions brewed by your local shops, coffee has now once again been recreated to suit the needs and demands of the many. Third wave coffee is coffee…

Beauty without breed: Adopting a pet
by Jeanne Marie Cornista and Nathaniel Sierras
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From pugs to corgis, persians to exotics, nowadays, having a pet is no longer meant for companionship but rather for attaining a higher status symbol. It is as if pets have been given certain brands that determine whether they are highly desirable or not. As a result, numerous pet hubs across the metro have sprouted…