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…

Office of Counseling and Career Services: Willful help or False hope?
by Ella Baccay, Addy Binoya and Nadine Macalalad
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It has been known as the pulpit of service aimed at cultivating an atmosphere of positivity. The Office of Counseling and Career Services otherwise known as the OCCS, renders its services to those who are in need of support. The OCCS is managed by professional counselors to help monitor student performance and find effective solutions…

Seeing Through the Third Eye
by Emily Lim and William Ong
Feature // November 8, 2018

We are bound by the reality that we live in, examining what is in front of us with our five senses. We see. We hear. We smell. We taste. We touch. Yet there are circumstances where a few are gifted with a sixth sense. This extrasensory perception sees beyond our plane of existence, and to…

LitAw VisAw: A Night of Funk and Freedom
by Yanna Zhang
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The night of October 12, 2018 showered well-deserved awards as The Malate Literary Folio and event participants celebrated The 33rd DLSU Annual Awards for Literature (LitAw) and The 8th Annual Awards for Visual Arts (VisAw) Awarding Ceremony at the William Shaw Little Theater. The LitAw VisAw is centered on recognizing and praising student writers and…