I’m privileged. Do we have a problem?
by Lance Villarosa
Opinion // August 26, 2018

I have always wondered what life would be if everyone was rich, and no one was poor; how families would celebrate birthdays, how the means of production would thrive, and how bailouts would be the new dole outs. I started asking, “Is it really possible for everyone to own a pair of Armanis?” Yet the…

Ban the banners
by Denise Nicole Uy
Opinion // August 13, 2018

I love the color red. There’s something about the vibrant color that’s so calming, and for years I’ve always associated it with home and family. But now, it’s tainted. While it’s quite difficult nowadays to scroll through social media without getting offended at the atrocities happening around the world, I barely have the words to…

Ignorance is (privileged) bliss
by Cara Patalinghog
Opinion // July 13, 2018

I have been a firm believer of the famous quote by Thomas Gray: “Ignorance is bliss.” It is a very convenient belief—you don’t know what’s happening, so you wouldn’t ever be affected by whatever it entails. The downright laziness to even read on weight loss led sixteen-year-old me to think that, of course, I didn’t…

The devil’s work
by Thea Tagulao
Opinion // July 11, 2018

Today, we live in a society that has become too materialistic and has been defined by the brands we use. We adore people who have lavish lifestyles with the notion that money is equivalent to happiness. Our society dictates that we must wear designer clothes, use expensive gadgets, and drive extravagant cars in order to…

Monetizing exhaustion
by Eternity Ines
Opinion // July 1, 2018

Camera, rolling – just like the hands of a clock perpetually moving around and around the face of a watch, evading rest; like everyone all around the set, working and working, evading rest. Sound, speed – but the work seems so slow. Everyone’s sluggishly moving in the hot midday sun, unable to decide which shot…

Message sent
by Kaycee Valmonte
Opinion // June 23, 2018

Last term, I took a class on Copywriting and Creative Management (ADWRITE), which focused on training students to strategically persuade people with their ideas through writing. It is arguably one of the most feared courses an Advertising student is bound to take in their stint in La Salle. During a class activity, we had to…

The true winner
by Andrea Punzalan
Opinion // March 31, 2018

Scrolling through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has become a mundane activity for me. At times of stress and boredom, I find myself reading tweets and sharing posts about anything that trigger my mind and brews my own curiosity. Last Sunday, February 25, at around 3 am, as the dawn of the 32nd…

The plague of equanimity
by Patrick Quintero
Opinion //

Equanimity, the state of psychological stability and composure, is the center point of the work of Dr. William Osler, Aequnamitas. It provides a clear definition for the role of a physician, who is required to have an equal mind and soul, as the term suggests. However, until what extent are doctors obligated to display Aequanimitas?…

Supremely mad
by Denise Nicole Uy
Opinion //

We’ve seen them walk around in packs all over our social media feeds. Viral post after viral post, the hypebeasts have come. And they came dressed. For those who aren’t clear on what hypebeast is, it’s basically a style of streetwear. Originating from America, the style evolved from early 90s street attire to the style…

Filling in the void
by Elijah Quevedo
Opinion //

Have you ever watched a great series and follow through the show’s progress only to realize that it has an unhappy, inconclusive ending? The characters you came to love either dies or end up being the worse villain they could possibly be, and the characters you pair or “shipped” don’t end up together because of…