Overnight at DLSU: Defer – Part One
by Ramon Castañeda, Kaycee Valmonte, Denise Nicole Uy, Andrea Punzalan, Arden Bacallan, Pamela Isidro, Sofia Dimalanta, Yanna Zhang and William Ong
Off the Beaten Track // November 1, 2018

In October 2013, The LaSallian released an article titled Overnight at DLSU, redux. The article was a sequel to the March 2010 article where three staffers stayed in campus the whole night in search of what goes bump in DLSU at night. This October 2018 marks the third time that staffers from The LaSallian will…

Tingle Me to Sleep: The Sounds of ASMR
by Marmeelyn Sinocruz and Erinne Ong
Feature // October 27, 2018

Sound is a spectrum. From acoustic tunes to heavy metal jams; from static noise and blaring car horns to the lively, dynamic voices of conversation—all these auditory stimuli are bound to trigger a diverse array of responses from the listener. In the confines of our own room, the unsettling silence is tuned out with a…

The clown conundrum
by Westin Perez and William Ong
25 Cents' Worth Feature // October 25, 2018

When one ponders about the prospect of a clown flick, the first genre that comes to mind would be that of horror. Instead of a mascot greeting you at the door as you order a burger, or a jolly, makeup-clad man in a circus, a defining representation of clowns in many people’s minds is that…

Crazy Rich Asians: A step in the right direction
by Westin Perez
Feature //

In August, Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters. It was a movie that I had been anticipating for a long time. Being of Chinese descent myself, I was excited to see what this majority Asian cast and crew could bring to the table. Boy, was it a ride. True, it wasn’t a movie that was particularly…

Rant & Rave: A Star is Born
by Ramon Castañeda
Rant & Rave // October 21, 2018

There is an ongoing pursuit of originality in recent media, however, sometimes this drive gets blindsided by the inability to properly give certain elements the buildup and attention it deserves. For a film that discusses music, love, individuality, addiction, and mental illness, A Star is Born is not safe from both appreciation and critique–it hit…

Palanca Awards 2018: A Guiding Star in the Artistic Night
by Denise Nicole Uy
Feature Writer's recap // October 11, 2018

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Palanca Awards is a guiding star for a Filipino writer’s artistic expression. Awards aren’t everything. They are not accurate measures of one’s artistic ability, but the Palanca is more than an award. Despite its intimidating stature as one of the premier literary awards and one of the…

Lungs: The Liberating Breath of the Stage
by Erinne Ong
Writer's recap // September 27, 2018

Lungs, written by English playwright Duncan Macmillan with this performance directed by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, took to the stage in Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati, last September 22. It will continue to run on weekends until October 7. It follows the relationship of M and W, portrayed by Jake Cuenca and Isabella Jose respectively,…

PRESS RELEASE: Scout Creative Talks
by The LaSallian
Press Release // September 26, 2018

Find your creative edge and be part of this year’s Scout Creative Talks! We are giving away FREE tickets to three lucky Lasallians! Simple follow these steps: 1. Like the Facebook page of DLSU Student Media Office 2. Share this post and answer the question: What is creativity for you? 3. Use the hashtag #SMOxSCOUT Make…

Remember, Reclaim, Resist
by Marmeelyn Sinocruz
Feature Writer's recap // September 22, 2018

On September 19, the International People’s Tribunal (IPT) found Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte guilty of Human Rights abuses in Brussels, Belgium. In the early morning of the same day in the Philippines, the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) held a forum at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman in the wake of the impending…

Time flies: Gaming while all else fades
by Kay Estepa and Erinne Ong
Feature // September 19, 2018

He reached for the light switch the second he entered his room. It had been a long day for him. The temptation to continue where he had left off the previous night  had been plaguing his mind the moment he first sat down on the stiff desk chairs provided by the school. It had only…