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…

Literature professors on what to read next
by Eternity Ines and Nathaniel Sierras
Feature Lounge // April 22, 2017

Note: This article has been altered from its original format due to the failure to properly credit the interviewees’ responses. The LaSallian offers its sincerest apologies to Sir Johann Espiritu and all other parties for this grievous error.   In this busy and ofttimes fast-paced world, we are left with too many books, but with too…

When copy-paste is a crime: On plagiarized art
by Denise Nicole Uy and Nicole Wong
Feature // April 18, 2017

At educational institutions such as our own, the act of plagiarism is treated gravely. Heavy punishments are usually meted out to any offenders who get caught stealing—or copying—someone else’s intellectual property. With tools such as Turnitin seeing widespread use among students and professors, it is clear that plagiarism is treated seriously in the academe. Merriam-Webster…

The Book Stop Project: A step in the right direction
by Lance Villarosa and Katherine Moro
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Let no more than the usual suspects be a testament to how much the world has technologically changed and otherwise confused the common bookworm of the inexistence of quality, tenable, and time-honored books. With the advent of E-books and personal libraries, a part of society is left out on the timbre that is good readings…

The mysteries of resurrection: On near-death experiences and revivals
by Danielle Arcon and Westin Perez
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From sentiments of surprise, skepticism, and even wonder, near death experiences are labeled with a wide spectrum of reactions, but easy to dismiss is not one of them. The tales of those who’ve died, been to the other side, and came back are plenty. And it’s often met with an assorted mix of responses. Some…