Menagerie
Vices, Virtues, and the Thin Line inbetween
by Glenielle Nanglihan
Feature // November 11, 2018

“This morning we are going to face the hard truth.” Those were the words spoken right before the speaker, Mary Jane Brennan, was introduced. True enough, she has made a career out of making people realize the hard truths. A certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, she has spent most of her life traveling to…


WWII: Smoke fades, scars don’t
by Emily Lim
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Smoke tinged with the cries of people, wind carrying ashes of memories and livelihoods, mothers with empty arms and children with mental scars. This was World War II–this was the era Bill* lived in, the era he survived. This is his story and his scars. In 1945, Bill was around five or six when his…


What influences an influencer: An exclusive with Andre Lagdameo
by Beatrice Del Rosario
Feature // November 9, 2018

Let’s face it—it’s everyone’s secret dream to have a following. Whether it’s pretending you’re walking an audience—non-existent as it may be—through a step-by-step process on  cooking pasta when you’re alone in the kitchen, or even starting your random videos of the day with the overused “Hey, guys!” Many of us have a hidden desire to…


Office of Counseling and Career Services: Willful help or False hope?
by Ella Baccay, Addy Binoya and Nadine Macalalad
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It has been known as the pulpit of service aimed at cultivating an atmosphere of positivity. The Office of Counseling and Career Services otherwise known as the OCCS, renders its services to those who are in need of support. The OCCS is managed by professional counselors to help monitor student performance and find effective solutions…


Seeing Through the Third Eye
by Emily Lim and William Ong
Feature // November 8, 2018

We are bound by the reality that we live in, examining what is in front of us with our five senses. We see. We hear. We smell. We taste. We touch. Yet there are circumstances where a few are gifted with a sixth sense. This extrasensory perception sees beyond our plane of existence, and to…


LitAw VisAw: A Night of Funk and Freedom
by Yanna Zhang
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The night of October 12, 2018 showered well-deserved awards as The Malate Literary Folio and event participants celebrated The 33rd DLSU Annual Awards for Literature (LitAw) and The 8th Annual Awards for Visual Arts (VisAw) Awarding Ceremony at the William Shaw Little Theater. The LitAw VisAw is centered on recognizing and praising student writers and…


Professional Parents: I Study, They Teach
by Denise Nicole Uy, Kay Estepa and Erinne Ong
Feature Menagerie // November 7, 2018

You raise your hand. You’re nervous and jittery, and you don’t want to make a fool of yourself in class. The professor’s eyes stare into yours, patiently waiting for your answer. The place is different but the face is familiar, you’re just not used to seeing this part of their life. Here, you say “Sir”…


The surge of a DLSU phenomenon: A DLSU Bids to Pick story
by Addy Binoya and Ella Baccay
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With the fast-paced technological advancement and the constant rise of social networking, it is apparent that social engagement has definitely grown out of the pits of its once nomadic endeavors and into the podium of search engines and online posts. And with the emergence of this different wave of communication culture, people—especially the youth—are able…


The meshed and the mixed: The undefined meaning of Filipina beauty
by Yanna Zhang and Kay Estepa
Feature // November 5, 2018

A sparkling stage and a towering list of expectations, beauty pageant contestants are no stranger to competition. All that work and fight for a sash and crown, symbols of success to any aspiring Filipina beauty queen. The definition of beauty has changed repeatedly, from corsets to lip gloss to threaded brows—the interpretation of beauty shifts…


Let the Tarot be told: The truth behind Tarot reading
by Emily Lim and Celestine Sevilla
Beyond La Salle // November 2, 2018

Believed to be akin to black magic and performed by a mysterious lady dressed head-to-toe in colorful garb, complete with a turban, heavy mascara, polished cat-like nails, and a shiny crystal ball, Tarot reading has always been shrouded by stereotypes. The media’s dramatic representation of Tarot reading has raised a great deal of questions, assumptions,…