Menagerie
The women in Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories
by Krizzia Asis
Feature // December 7, 2017

When the nights were long in December, I began to fall in love with somebody. Experiencing intimacy in new ways: Easily sleeping at his home in Cubao when I had lost electricity for a while in mine, teaching me the proper way to floss as his mother was a dentist, putting makeup on his sister,…


The nips, the tucks, and the fillings: The other grotesque face
by Denise Nicole Uy and Nicole Wong
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The news of the plastic surgery “transformation” of the internet sensation named Marlou Arizala, who now goes by the moniker “Xander Ford”, has been making headlines as well as memes on social media. Marlou had features typically associated with Filipinos: Dark moreno skin and a flat nose. His appearance when he was still Marlou got…


Aesthetic expression: The art of catharsis
by Addy Binoya and Ella Baccay
Feature // December 5, 2017

With the constant pressure to succeed heavy on our shoulders, and the everlasting existential crisis plaguing our seemingly mundane lives, we can’t help but sometimes feel alone and helpless, trapped within the confines of our minds. The struggle of battling bouts of depression and anxiety can be extremely difficult to overcome. Many have been victims…


With milk and love: Through the eyes of animal rescuers
by Addy Binoya and Ella Baccay
Feature // December 4, 2017

The streets are filled with all types of creepy crawlers wafting through the sea of garbage and canal water and the rain seems to have no business in stopping. The squelching of your sneakers stop as your eyes are drawn to a small, curled up fur ball on the sidewalk right beside a sari-sari store….


Empowering and enticing: The allures of pole dancing
by Katherine Moro and Eternity Ines
Feature // November 26, 2017

  Along the financial district of Ortigas lies an ubiquitous building with a studio perched on its top floor. Soft electronic music plays in the background as the women in the room stretch in front of ceiling mirrors. It’s an odd assortment of women of different sizes and ages, with the youngest among the bunch…


Trying times: A family against a fatal illness
by Celestine Sevilla and Jaime Papa
Feature // November 13, 2017

A common sight on the silver screen and unfortunately in the lives of many in the Lasallian community is the struggle of the terminally ill and the traumatic wake it leaves behind on those around them. For many of us, it’s bad enough that our parents, who have always been these larger-than-life figures in our…


Morality and man: The story of an ER worker
by Westin Perez, Danielle Arcon and Abigail Quirong
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More often than not these days, the four walls of a hospital’s emergency room are glorified by popular culture and the media. It never really sinks into the eyes and hearts of viewers what it is like to bear the responsibility of a man’s life in one’s hands. Most people can sit comfortably in front…


From martial law to marshal hero
by Ella Baccay and Danielle Arcon
Feature // October 24, 2017

It is an era that is vividly remembered as a wound that hasn’t completely healed. A memory that refuses to dissolve into faded decades and a turbulent part of Philippine history, the mention of martial law sparks an outcry of different contradictions.  It was a grim era smeared with shades of scarlet insurgence—a period of…


Only, but not lonely
by Celestine Sevilla
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Growing up with the question “How many siblings do you have?” was as much a burden to hear as it was to actually answer. I would always look down shyly and quietly tell whoever was asking that I had no brothers or sisters – I was, and still am, an only child. After hearing quite…


Getting Uber It
by Audrey Giongco and Celestine Sevilla
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With October already upon us, more and more people are excited to partake in the month’s festivities. Attendance in Halloween costume parties, trick-or-treating around neighborhoods, binge watching scary movies, and last but not least, exchanging horror stories. Last month, however, Filipinos were unfortunately greeted by a rather early horror story: They had awoken to the…