Make a move cautiously
by Cristina Francia
Opinion // February 21, 2019

Back when I was still a frosh, I was the type of person who was afraid to test out new things. Joining an organization or doing other extracurricular activities did not cross my mind, since I had this internal pressure and belief that I would not be able to do well if I decided to…

No offense? None taken
by Cara Patalinghog
Opinion // February 17, 2019

I’ve had my fair share of criticism. In fact, my life is full of it—either I give it or I accept it. Being both an advertising student and an editor of a newspaper, it’s something that comes by daily from clients, professors, and the general public. Nevertheless, they didn’t always hit me easy. During the…

In my time, all the time?
by Denise Nicole Uy
Opinion //

The first time I saw the UVs and buses dropping off students by the North gate I couldn’t help but exhale my jealousy. I remember when my blockmates and I would trek to Harrison Plaza every Saturday morning for our NSTP immersions. This was way back when we used to take jeeps to our immersion…

Birth of the new bogeyman
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // February 16, 2019

Last January 28, the final reading of the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 to 12 years old was passed by the House of Representatives. Many were taken aback by the speed in which the bill was passed, many more were afronted at the implication that children as young as 12…

That kind of love
by Pamela Isidro
Opinion // February 14, 2019

Once again, it is that time of the year. Heart-shaped balloons surround the area as couples cling to each other’s arms in every corner. Love is put under a microscope every February when people give beautiful flowers and delicious pastries to their beloved. It is almost the same tradition every year, but what makes it…

A few minutes of your time
by Kaycee Valmonte
Opinion // January 22, 2019

  It was another regular school day. I had just come from class to submit documents to the Student Media Office. There were other members of the different Student Media Groups hanging out at the common room.  “How are you? How is your day going?” were the questions I was greeted with. I responded with…

Think before you act
by Frank Santiago
Opinion // January 14, 2019

“Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.” You’ve probably heard this line countless times before. Growing up, this served both as a warning and a mindset to me. We had a Computer class every year, a staple of my pre-college education. While my grade school teachers taught me the basics—how to boot a computer,…

Mad world
by Cara Patalinghog
Opinion //

Picture this. You had just finished buying groceries at a store near your condominium and are about to head home when you realize that you have no change left for a tricycle. It’s eight in the evening and stores have already started to close for the night. The way to your condominium is a bit…

Putting out the fire
by Ramon Castañeda
Opinion // January 11, 2019

There are a lot of things in life that come and go easily. There are also some, no matter how hard we try, that just would not let us be. To me, one of those would be the emotional trauma left by all the bullying I’ve experienced, most especially in elementary. All the while, I…

Let’s talk about this more
by Kaycee Valmonte
Opinion // December 20, 2018

Have you ever tried buying a box of condoms in a convenience store? I have. Early on a Saturday morning, I had to buy eight boxes of condoms from a convenience store near campus for a midterm for one of our Advertising electives. The cashier looked at me, the eight boxes of Durex condoms I…