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Rant & Rave: The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
by Jonnah Dayuta
Rant & Rave // January 8, 2012

Once in a blue moon, there comes a piece of new literature that evokes so many incomprehensible emotions, all at the same time. All the words are so beautifully arranged together that the piece creates an entirely new reality. New young adult fiction rarely reach this standard, but Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare exceeds all…


Artistic reality
by Noelle Santiago

This December, the Menagerie gives you a one-on-one exclusive interview with the frontman, vocalist, and keyboardist, of the band: Never the Strangers. Twenty-one year old Anthony “Ace” Libre shares his thoughts on his concept of art, and his decision to dive into the music business. TLS: How did Never the Strangers start? Ace: We have…


Rant & Rave: How to Save A Life by Sara Zarr
by Jonnah Dayuta
Rant & Rave //

Everyday, many stories are written and printed– most of them with the same generic plotline of typical teen romance. These stories are easily forgettable because they are common. There are, however, stories that move people and draw them into a world beyond paper and ink; case in point, How To Save A Life by Sara…


Who do you want to be?
by Jonnah Dayuta

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As children, this is the most popular question many ask us. When we were children, the possibilities were endless. The same, though, cannot be said to those growing up because we have to face two very tempting and influential factors: fame and money. It is…


Going combo crazy
by Stephanie Tan and Nathalia Tolentino

Lately, among the various trends, combinations, fusions and what are commonly known as “mash ups” seem to be leading the pack. In the past, things stood alone, until people realized that two is better than one. Now, there are fierce competitions outside sports arenas, songs with rock and rap, and even food inside another food….


Scenic Route: It is that time of the year again
by Jessy Go
Scenic Route //

Filipinos have one of the longest Christmas celebrations in the world, spanning from the start of the Ber-months, until early January, right after the celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany. During this time, families gather in countless reunions, leaving one unable to fit in his or her new clothes, which ironically were bought especially…


Art: The naked truth
by Jemille Lim, Betina Libre and Shi Ailyn

It is easier to do art than clarify what it is. Encyclopedia Britannica defines it as “the use of imagination in the creation of aesthetics”, yet this puts it mildly. Art is flawless; it revolves around the freest of the free. Perceive it in ways only you can imagine, and you will be perfectly fine….


Paying the price of consumerism
by Ambrosio Ferris Tangco
November 29, 2011

The trend today is that you get your gadgets and devices quicker than ever, probably not in a flash (not yet anyway), but faster than anyone could have possibly imagined in the last 100 years. From cellular phones to computers, appliances to accessories, and furniture to jewelry, it seems like almost every product we know…


Down the drain, but still dreaming
by Christopher Chanco

Stepping out of South Gate and on to Taft Ave. is like stumbling onto a different planet. The lights die down, the noise, though just as loud – transitions from the laughter of the youth typing on their white, hundred-dollar laptops to the slurs and curses and cries of the countless have-nots rummaging through trash….


“The Year Is…”
by Krystyn Lee

The year is 2011, and the headline reads, “Steve Jobs is dead.” Half the world cries, and the other, apathetic. Eventually, the first half stops crying, realizing that the world has lost an innovator, and not an inventor. The year is 2050, and the world is a fantastic place to live in.  Inventions are difficult…