A baptism to yuppie-hood
by bombarda
Opinion // November 21, 2010

In 2003, a clownfish named Nemo swam his way from the Pixar Animation Studios to the hearts of millions—but this is not about him. It is about the friends Nemo made in the aquarium of P. Sherman—those who were placed in plastic bags of water and who rolled over the streets of Sydney, only to…

A toy story
by Lyle Adriano
Opinion //

I love Lego. I grew up building the likes of impossibly cool cars and sleek, but rather bare, spaceships. All of my creations would be piloted by a plucky astronaut, whom I still keep to this day. The concept of building your own toy still amuses me to this day–Lego’s tagline being “A new toy…

What is plagiarism here in the Philippines anyway?
by joaquin
Opinion //

What’s the value of intellectual property rights if we Filipinos are allowed to omit the acknowledgements of our citations? Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the plagiarism case of Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo because of several lame reasons. The SC said that the decision Del Castillo made from the case of Vinuya et al vs. Executive…

I don’t want to die
by Audrey Virgula
Opinion //

Over the course of 28 years, from 1980 to 2008, more than 31,000 people died of 310 cases of fire, according to a survey of EM-DAT, the international disaster database of the Center for Research and Epidemiology of Disasters. A couple of weeks ago, classes and student activities were disrupted at Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall…

It’s a family affair
by crisakol
Opinion //

A friend once told me that in governance, the last name’s the charm. It is a well known trend that has not lost its luster throughout Philippine history. A less popular idea, however, is that this family affair does not necessarily equal pursuits of tyranny. It is assumed by common folk that this trend is…

The dress code matters
by Patrick Ong
Opinion //

I’m the type of person who has random things on my head. I usually have what we Filipinos would call “trips” or rather crazy ideas. One of my “trips” is the dress code. It has been tried, tested and revised for a couple of terms already and this is an issue we can all relate…

Dear future,
by bombarda
Opinion // November 5, 2010

It was like receiving a letter from the past. Weirdly enough, it came in the form of an email. Some few weeks ago, I had a brief correspondence with our first editor in chief (EIC) Polo Pantaleon. I asked him to write a special column for this month’s equally special anniversary issue. Too bad he…

The house that Smit built
by Imman Canicosa
Opinion //

Well it’s not even a house to begin with. It certainly doesn’t have a roof, which is why patches of grass have been indifferently washed away by time like an old man’s receding hairline. It most certainly doesn’t have a name. It’s simply called “the football field.” No walls either; only a several-meters high fence,…

by reneledesma
Opinion //

I have been green-minded for half my life. I was in the same institution for 17 years of my life because, much like my family’s receding hairlines, studying in La Salle was a family legacy. Green had been hard-wired into my DNA.  I am a Lasallian three generations deep and damn proud of it. My…

Light bulb!
by luislaparan
Opinion //

This verbally manifested thought bubble from Despicable Me’s villainous main character, Gru, whenever he had a revelation – or at least whenever he thought he had a great idea – accurately described many moments in my life at The LaSallian. Some schemes turned out to be great; some, epic fail; and some, weirdly enough, both….