Lights, cameo, action: Triumphs of bit players
by Danielle Arcon and Samantha Faye Se
Feature // October 5, 2017

It’s easy to notice the leads. They’re the faces you see along billboards, the names you often read about, and, if it strikes your fancy, they’re the same faces you root for in the movies. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets her back—they’re the ones who live the theater-filling happily-ever-after. The credits roll,…

Linguistic relativity: A modern day puzzle
by Westin Perez and Nadine Macalalad
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Man’s mind is an enigma, and to this day, we can’t fully comprehend what it’s truly capable of. We only understand a fraction of how it works, and so much of what it can do is still left in the dark. Such was the case when American linguist Edward Sapir hypothesized in 1929 that the…

The man behind the judgment
by Lance Villarosa and Eternity Ines
Feature // September 30, 2017

The judge’s eyes glosses over the numerous people awaiting his decision. Below him, the prosecution slumps down, disheartened and tired. This would be the third time in his entire career that he will make these two words come to fruition. The decision to free a life or condemn it has been delicately placed on his…

The truth behind mental hospitals
by Casey Margaret Eridio and Abigail Quirong
Feature // September 27, 2017

Some call it a madhouse, a theater for the freak shows, or a home for the misfits, but the truth is, one would find themselves walking along the halls of what seems to be a hybrid of a nature-filled retreat house, a white-walled hospital, and a prison with rooms for isolation. On the outside, it…

Passion plays: When talent leads to success
by Paolo Pamati-an and Nicole Wong
Feature // August 31, 2017

He stands at the center of the stage. Everyone’s eyes are on him while he plays to his heart’s content. Beads of sweat drip from his brow to the strings of his violin. The music crescendos, deafening the otherwise hushed atmosphere of the audience. Then, it slowly fades away, his piece drawing to a close….

Turning pages: The coming of age of YA
by Abigail Quirong and Danielle Arcon
Feature // August 29, 2017

There’s a subtle moment, a turning point in time when a chapter of memorable firsts transformed one’s period of youth into an age of maturity—the time when a first heartbreak, first love, and first dream were more than just parts of a story, they were beginnings.  With arms opened wide and eyes closed, the first…

Painting in rainbows: The true colors of LGBTQ+ Lasallians
by Nadine Macalalad and Samantha Faye Se
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Last June was a very special month for an oft-misunderstood and marginalized group of people. For those not in the know, June is the international pride month for the LGBTQ+ community. Every year, the LGBT community celebrates its greatest triumphs in fighting for their rights and sheds light on those who have suffered discrimination and…

The naked truth
by Ella Baccay and Katherine Moro
Feature // August 26, 2017

From inside the enclosed space of the gallery, a low and almost silent chatter accompanies the subtle sounds of pencil on paper. The illuminated gallery houses dozens of artists huddled before their art materials, all focusing intently towards the middle of the room where a naked human figure stood. While the thought of stripping down…

The state of the district of San Andres
by Marielle Lucenio and Nicole Wong
Feature // August 25, 2017

“It is when the night darkens, that dawn breaks,” President Rodrigo Duterte quoted on his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), a month after he sat on power. The nights have darkened, the doors were broken, yet dawn never came for the people of San Andres. The president, despite the inconsistency with his statements,…

Dr. Antonio Contreras: Unashamed and unapologetic
by Cody Cepeda and Wilhelm Tan
Feature // August 21, 2017

Dr. Antonio Contreras is no stranger to controversy. These days, he is most known for actively sharing his opinions on varying political issues through his Facebook account. Whether it is comparing two typhoons and their corresponding wind speed and fatalities based on the president at the time and nothing less, or shaming a student whose…