In the name of Bengga
by Francesca Militar and Cody Cepeda
Feature // August 17, 2014

In this technology-driven world, snail mail has become a thing of the past, and mobile apps have become the latest innovation of the present. Nowadays, hundreds of apps are being designed for every smartphone user. Be it for entertainment or for business – the choices are infinite, but among the more popular apps downloaded today…

Toughest subjects in DLSU: The College of Liberal Arts
by Belle Justiniani and Alexis Sobremonte
Feature // August 15, 2014

De La Salle University maintains eventful university lives for each and every one of its students. This is evident through its wide array of different colleges and the option to enroll for either a single or double-degree course. In spite of these colleges being distinct from one another, every student can agree to the presence…

Conversing With Elves: A Crash Course on Tolkien’s Elven Language and Runes
by Stephanie Pagdanganan
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If there’s any one sure way to impress the opposite gender, it’s through knowledge. And, naturally, there’s no knowledge more seductive than Middle Earth lore. For those who have been living under a rock for the last fifty years, and are ignorant of hobbits, orcs, and internet Golum memes, Middle Earth is the fictional realm…

Third in line: Jon Choi on food culture
by Alex Diaz de Rivera and Jose Felipe Montinola
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In a country more known for tea, Jon Choi stumbled inside one of China’s coffee shops during a business trip for an IT job years ago. It was here that he began his love story for coffee, which has not ended but culminated in Magnum Opus, a third wave café found among the many restaurants…

Plural, a new voice of prose
by Jeanne Marie Cornista and Isabella Argosino
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Deep into the hidden valleys of literature, past the forests of fiction and hills of poetry, lies a hidden gem called prose. Prose, which can be defined as a form of language characterized by its natural flow of speech, spans several forms of communication. With its origins tracing back as early as Shakespeare’s time, prose…

Keeping a pulse on Philippine literature
by Nathaniel Sierras and Josienne Cordova
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Philippine literature, coming a long way from its humble pre-Spanish beginnings and nationalistic propagandas to modern 21st century writings, is an expression of our culture and experiences. As long as there are those who write their ideas on paper and share them with others, it’s hard to think we could actually run out of things…

A visit to National Artist for Literature, Dr. Cirilo Bautista
by Cirilo Cariga and Kim Ho Jae
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“He is a genius,” says Dr. Rosemarie, referring to her husband Dr. Cirilo Bautista. A distinguished academician and poet of the Philippines, he became the 12th National Artist for Literature last June 20, putting him beside such literary giants as F. Sionil Jose, Edith Tiempo, and Nick Joaquin. He has also devoted more than 30…

A look into CHED Memo No. 20-2013: The end of a language?
by Cirilo Cariga and Audrey Giongco
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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum (CMO) No. 20, series of 2013 has raised more than a few eyebrows among professors of Filipino and organizations including Tanggol Wika and Pambansang Samahan ng Linggwistika at Literaturang Pilipino (PSLLF), as there are no Filipino subjects included in the proposed New General Education Curriculum (GEC) for college.

Green Parody Series: Keeping up the parody
by Arielle Poblete and Nathaniel Sierras
Feature // July 24, 2014

The second part of our parody account series is about the ups and downsof @Amphigong, @MoreFunInDLSU, and @Lozolpls.

Green Parody Series:  Backgrounds and beginnings
by Arielle Poblete and Nathaniel Sierras
Feature // July 17, 2014

No classes in STC. I thought ONE LA SALLE?! RT if One La Salle pls 🙁 — More Fun In DLSU (@morefuninDLSU) July 14, 2014 What is a parody account? Their tweets make people laugh about anything from students’ struggles to the University’s events. Parody accounts regularly inject humor into Lasallian life and gain a…