The 23rd Metro Manila Pride Festival: Here together
by Ella Baccay, Paolo Pamati-an and Abigail Quirong
Feature Writer's recap // June 29, 2017

Last June 24, 2017, the 23rd Metro Manila Pride March was held in the streets of Marikina City. It was a sight to behold; boisterous laughter and joyous chanting filled the air as thousands of people gathered together in front of the Marikina City Hall. The usually dull grounds of the city hall were now…

Animusika 2017: Lights, music, and sounds
by Danielle Arcon and Rebekah Navarro
Feature Writer's recap // June 25, 2017

In celebration of the University’s Vision-Mission Week and the never-ending love for Original Pilipino Music (OPM), Animusika, the awaited culmination night concert, was held at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall Grounds last June 16. Pursuing its annual tradition of promoting the local sound, Animusika featured musical acts such as Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, SUD, Imago,…

Green Music Collective: The advent of independent Lasallian musicians
by Krizzia Asis and Audrey Giongco
Feature // June 2, 2017

Some time in August 2015, a group of Lasallian students with a shared love for music and hunger to pursue their craft kickstarted the Green Music Collective (GMC). Aadil, one of the five founding students of GMC, enumerates the reasons why it was built. He makes mention of the lack of gigs available on campus,…

Craft in a bottle: On the local craft beer culture
by Catherine Orda and Danielle Arcon
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It’s the golden age of unexpected twists, and in an era when many are comforted by what’s traditional for its default familiarity, the unconventional provokes: relentlessly evocative of something distinctive, gripping, and different.   Carving a name for itself—artisanal, sophisticated, and diverse—it’s a mixed bag of both surprise and flavor. And perhaps, in its compelling…

Tago Jazz Bar: A dive of blazing passion and chilled drinks
by Isabella Argosino and Marielle Lucenio
Feature // May 30, 2017

The local music scene is a boiling pot of offbeat characters and personalities. As it continues to flourish, it becomes easier for genres and specific tastes to find a home among the array of bars and venues scattered around the city. Classic rock fans might find themselves along one of the indistinct streets in Makati…

More than mere tokens: On being Chinese
by Westin Perez
Feature // May 29, 2017

In my first term in DLSU, when I was still getting to know the people in my block, assumptions were immediately made of myself and the other two people in the block who are also Chinese. I recall a time when my classmates asked one of them how to say her Chinese name. She replied,…

Burning rubber: A day in the life of a jeepney driver
by Eternity Ines and Samantha Faye Se
Feature // May 27, 2017

Jeepneys have become an icon in the culture of the Filipinos. Back in the period of American colonization, an abundance of jeepneys were left over by the foreign troops, starting the enculturation of the jeep as one of our main modes of transport. From then until now, jeepneys have stayed with the Filipinos, along with…

Manila bay folk
by Adrienne Tan and Katherine Moro
Feature // May 24, 2017

After a bumpy pedicab ride from Taft Avenue through Pablo Ocampo, we alight across a lifeless CCP Complex. Greeted by half empty parking lots and sprouts of greenery, the scent of petrol and saltwater waft the path to an even emptier Harbor Square. Peaceful folks adorn the concrete coast, going about their day by the…

Obsessions and compulsions: The truth behind OCD
by Casey Margaret Eridio and Addy Binoya
Feature // May 17, 2017

Nikko* (II-BS-MGT) wakes up with intrusive thoughts. In the morning, when people usually just stand up and leave their mess of a bed behind, Nikko has to check. He checks for the click of his lamp switch, the ring of his alarm, his already-made blanket that doesn’t seem right enough, and the gap between the…

Experiencing (true) tranquility
by Jaime Papa and Nicole Wong
Feature // May 2, 2017

Depictions of meditation, or spirituality, have evolved in media throughout the years. Gone are the days when Ben Kingsley’s portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi or Jim Caviezel’s Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ inspired a kind of spirituality that can be practiced by people from all walks of life. Yet here come…