Student Spotlight
Ian Lariba: A legacy enshrined
by Andrea Punzalan
Sports Revisited Student Spotlight // October 28, 2018

Former DLSU Lady Paddler and Philippine Olympian Ian Lariba passed away last September 2, after losing her battle to acute myeloid leukemia. As the Lasallian community witnessed Lariba’s journey as a student athlete, The LaSallian looks back at the brief but bright career of one of the greatest athletes to don the Green-and-White. Former teammates…

Female Athlete of the Year: Emy Dael continues Lady Paddlers’ winning tradition
by Bench Peralta
Sports Feature Student Spotlight // August 13, 2018

Reaching the top of the mountain is no easy feat but staying on top of that mountain is an even more difficult task. Only a select few teams have successfully done it and one of these teams is our very own DLSU Lady Paddlers, who won their fourth consecutive title in a span of four…

Female Rookie of the Year: Bea Delos Reyes begins collegiate career on a high note
by Jose Reyes and Juro Morilla
Sports Feature Student Spotlight //

The DLSU Women’s Football Team lost seven players from the Season 79 championship squad due to graduation and to complicate things further, the Castañeda sisters, Sara and Anicka, decided to sit-out the entire Season 80 thus putting a massive gap in the middle of the pitch for head coach Hans Smit. With the departure of…

Male Rookie of the Year: Angelo Tantuico makes immediate impact for the Green Batters
by Andrea Punzalan and Rob Matibag
Sports Feature Student Spotlight //

Season 80 of the Men’s Baseball tournament ended on a sour note for the Green Batters. The Lasallians ended their campaign losing to the AdU Soaring Falcons in the Finals, 13-6. Although it may seem that this loss is the end of the long road to glory, rookie Angelo Tantuico is just suiting up for…

Male Athlete of the Year: Ben Mbala earns spot among La Salle’s greatest athletes
by Gabriel Garcia and Renzo Miguel Mercado
Sports Feature Student Spotlight UAAP 80 // August 10, 2018

Despite being limited to only a couple of years in the UAAP due to eligibility issues, Ben Mbala’s legacy will forever be cemented in the history of DLSU Basketball. His short-term stay with La Salle was packed with individual milestones and team achievements. Backlashed for his race and hated by his opponents for his brute…

Abu Tratter: Gilas debut against powerhouse Australia
by Juro Morilla
Sports Feature Student Spotlight // June 30, 2018

With Gilas-Pilipinas down by 16 points at the 3:47 mark of the fourth quarter, head coach Chot Reyes decided to give the big man from De La Salle University his international debut. A loose ball foul on June Mar Fajardo allowed Reyes to shuffle his players as he brought Abu Tratter and Allein Maliksi in…

In the pointe shoes of a prima ballerina
by Danielle Arcon and Yanna Zhang
Student Spotlight // April 9, 2018

Twirling gracefully in a pool of silk, ribbons, and tulle, Odette is every inch a vision in white.  The Prince notices the maiden, instantly struck with the kind of emotion people crossed oceans for, the kind of romance people wrote novels about. It only takes a glance, a few steps closer and then the star-crossed…

Green Gallery: Jamica Arribas
by Angeline Valenzuela and Rob Matibag
Green Gallery Sports Feature Student Spotlight //

Students live a life where juggling academics and organization work is the name of the game; but that is not the case for fourth year Sports Management major Jamica Arribas, who lives the life of a student-athlete away from her home. Living in the bustling streets of Bacolod City, Arribas picked up a love for…

A reckless abandon into a stand-alone sound: An exclusive with The Ransom Collective
by Beatrice Del Rosario
Student Spotlight // March 31, 2018

Now to others, this may not be so, as many see the Philippine music industry as sort of the awkward cousin (ten times removed) of the glamorous and popular America. However, despite the petty controversy, which is often tainted with negativity, bad vibes, and backlash—whatever else you want to call it, the truth of the…

Abu Tratter: Life away from Taft
by Juro Morilla
Sports Feature Sports News Student Spotlight // March 24, 2018

Despite standing at 6’6, Abu Tratter stayed away from the spotlight during his collegiate days with the DLSU Green Archers as he did his job completely under the radar. The Filipino-American was overlooked several times but it did not stop him from helping the Green-and-White reach the finals twice and clinch a championship at the…