Passion plays: When talent leads to success
by Paolo Pamati-an and Nicole Wong
Feature // August 31, 2017

He stands at the center of the stage. Everyone’s eyes are on him while he plays to his heart’s content. Beads of sweat drip from his brow to the strings of his violin. The music crescendos, deafening the otherwise hushed atmosphere of the audience. Then, it slowly fades away, his piece drawing to a close….

Turning pages: The coming of age of Filipino YA
by Abigail Quirong and Danielle Arcon
Feature // August 29, 2017

There’s a subtle moment, a turning point in time when a chapter of memorable firsts transformed one’s period of youth into an age of maturity—the time when a first heartbreak, first love, first dream, and first barkada were more than just parts of a story, they were beginnings.  With arms opened wide and eyes closed,…

Painting in rainbows: The true colors of LGBTQ+ Lasallians
by Nadine Macalalad and Samantha Faye Se
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Last June was a very special month for an oft-misunderstood and marginalized group of people. For those not in the know, June is the international pride month for the LGBTQ+ community. Every year, the LGBT community celebrates its greatest triumphs in fighting for their rights and sheds light on those who have suffered discrimination and…

The naked truth
by Ella Baccay and Katherine Moro
Feature // August 26, 2017

From inside the enclosed space of the gallery, a low and almost silent chatter accompanies the subtle sounds of pencil on paper. The illuminated gallery houses dozens of artists huddled before their art materials, all focusing intently towards the middle of the room where a naked human figure stood. While the thought of stripping down…

The state of the district of San Andres
by Marielle Lucenio and Nicole Wong
Feature // August 25, 2017

“It is when the night darkens, that dawn breaks,” President Rodrigo Duterte quoted on his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), a month after he sat on power. The nights have darkened, the doors were broken, yet dawn never came for the people of San Andres. The president, despite the inconsistency with his statements,…

Dr. Antonio Contreras: Unashamed and unapologetic
by Cody Cepeda and Wilhelm Tan
Feature // August 21, 2017

Dr. Antonio Contreras is no stranger to controversy. These days, he is most known for actively sharing his opinions on varying political issues through his Facebook account. Whether it is comparing two typhoons and their corresponding wind speed and fatalities based on the president at the time and nothing less, or shaming a student whose…

Finding love in diversity: A look into interracial relationships
by Westin Perez and Casey Margaret Eridio
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In the never-ending shared posts and videos on Facebook feeds, Jinky “Madam Kilay” Anderson, a Filipina known for her vastly overdrawn eyebrows and aquamarine hair, somehow finds her way to capture everyone’s attention. As one clicks on one of her videos, one would immediately notice, after her striking look, is a Caucasian man conversing with…

Thrifts, threads, and things: Manila’s best markets and thrift shops
by Isabella Argosino and Audrey Giongco
Feature // August 18, 2017

Some might argue that shopping is a mundane chore meant for the bare necessities like the sheets you haven’t replaced in five years and the occasional lamp for your aunt’s birthday, while others will say that retail therapy is the way to go. For the latter folk, sometimes all it takes is a new bag…

The Lasallian Soundtrack: Law School Playlist
by Alfonso Dimla
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In lieu of the first few weeks of classes of the DLSU College of Law, The LaSallian figured they’d give the fresh meat about to embark on the path to legal excellence a much-needed introduction to the many (oh so many) lows and incredible highs bound in the law school experience. We know you’re still busy…

Resorts World Manila attack: The day the mall stood still
by Celestine Sevilla and Lance Villarosa
Feature // August 9, 2017

The clock turns midnight and with it comes the echoes of gunshots and smokescreens of fire exiting the Resorts World Manila. A horror scene much like in the movies, now so much more visceral and enigmatic, with the suspension of disbelief bordering reality. About a month later and still, that haunting scene resides among the…