A glimpse into the world of beauty pageants
by Eternity Ines and Anthony John Tang
Feature // October 13, 2016

An elaborate display of women in shimmering night gowns and smiling faces is not new in any country’s colorful history. Women being paraded and gazed at because of their beauty isn’t an entirely new concept either but beauty pageants take it into royally new heights. With dashing beauties, harder question and answer portions, and exciting…

by Michi Dimaano and Nadine Macalalad
Feature // October 8, 2016

Thanks to the calendar shift, gone are the days of one month breaks before the start of a new school year. Although short breaks aren’t alien to students, it’s understandable that some might feel rattled until now. Fret not, for an escape is possible—through reading a book, that is. Here are a few suggestions for…

The face behind the prestige: Getting to know Dr. Aristotle
by Eternity Ines and Nadine Macalalad
Feature // September 30, 2016

The best and brightest of the department of Mechanical Engineering gather on the highest floor of the tallest building in the University, and make magic happen in DLSU’s very own bio-culturing laboratory. Although math and science are based on logic and reason, Dr. Aristotle Ubando uses these tools to create new life. Many would be…

Sink or swim: Stories of fresh grads
by Alexis Sobremonte and Jaime Papa
Feature // September 29, 2016

Think of it as a whole new level of Werewolf on Telegram. You’re a lowly villager whose life has been dedicated to being industrious and hardworking, yet you’re vulnerable to wolves who can devour you within seconds. Parallel to the game, there are a number of possible real-life scenarios which can occur once you graduate…

A look inside the Temple of Heaven
by Audrey Giongco and Anthony John Tang
Feature // September 28, 2016

When you made your way towards the retreat house for your LASARE1 or LASARE2 along Agno Street, you probably saw this ancient looking temple to your right. With its green roofing and high red gates, it looked quite out of place in the busy street of Fidel Reyes, located in between makeshift houses. Believe it…

Breakup playlist: Singles for the single again
by Isabella Argosino and Nicole Wong
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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…

Thriving bookstores near and around Taft
by Cody Cepeda and Flores Gilda
Feature // September 20, 2016

With books now just a click away, thanks to e-books and tablets, the entire reading experience becomes convenient, instant, and almost effortless. This, however, forces bookstores to close their doors, with independent bookstores being the first to go before the big book chains. Such is the tragic reality of bookstores caught in the midst of…

25 Cents’ Worth: The Mocha Uson show
by Paulo Yusi
25 Cents' Worth Feature // September 5, 2016

Mocha Uson. No two words in recent memory have elicited such a polarizing response from the general public. On one hand, she’s a cultural behemoth that has transcended the usually impenetrable walls of standard journalism. On the other, she’s the epitome of ignorance and oversimplified thought. However, taking sides is not an issue that I…

Writer’s Recap: Asia Pop Comic Con 2016
by Celestine Sevilla
Feature Writer's recap //

The last week of every month can be all-sorts of crazy due to deadlines, projects, and whatnot. Despite final exams and the end of the school year, however, the last week of August provided a spectacular month-ender after all: The much-awaited Asia Pop Comic Con 2016. Now held in the SMX Convention Center and already…

Happy Thursdays: The aftermath
by Eternity Ines and Nadine Macalalad
Feature // August 25, 2016

It’s Thursday once again. Stepping out of Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall, the music from the various bars nearby resonates as the stream of people heading in that general direction never fails to amaze those whose only Thursday night plan is to get some sleep. But then again, this is what Thursday nights are for a…