Menagerie
What Makes La Salle Truly Green?
by Christopher Chanco, Stephanie Braganza and Jan-Ace Mendoza
Glimpse // October 20, 2011

Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features, but how exactly does one become a minimalist? DLSU Philosophy professor, Laureen Velasco, says that a minimalist lifestyle essentially means, “Simplifying one’s needs and one’s wants. [it] means not taking whatever in excess,…


Got a secret? Can you keep it?
by Angelo Castillo, Nino Gonzales and Noelle Santiago
Vignette //

This issue, The Menagerie reveals ten random secrets from the different facets of our lives. Some of these secrets are right under our noses all along. 1. Split-second Disney Cameos How do Disney animated characters support each other’s flicks? Apparently, certain characters have cameo appearances in select films. For starters, Belle from Beauty and the…


The Stories that Lasted: Creation Myths
by Ken Russel Go and Christopher Chanco
September 25, 2011

“I can’t do this Sam”, he sighs. With no hope in sight and legions of orcs heading their way, Frodo sinks back down beneath the ruins of Osgiliath, as the Two Towers, part two of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, draws to a close.  The epic quest to destroy the Ring and end Sauron’s…


Around the World and Back Home
by Betina Libre

A four-year-old girl was busy drawing on the floor when her mom approached her and said: “Mama will be gone for a few days, okay? Do not forget to be a good girl. I love you.” The little girl, still focused on her drawing, nodded as her mom kissed her on the forehead and bid…


Exposition: Getting Lost and Getting Found
by Roy Eriga, Noelle Santiago and Ambrosio Ferris Tangco
Exposition //

Most of the time, trips are planned. You have an itinerary on hand, a map and a camera to capture all our special moments. You like to have a clear picture of the sites you will visit, the places you will stay in, the people you will encounter and the many ways you can get…


Rant & Rave: The KFC Tower Burger
by Lyle Adriano
Rant & Rave //

Last year, KFC brought over the infamous Double Down,  which was marketed as a “no-bun sandwich”.  Opinions on whether KFC’s newest product tasted great or the otherwise, varied from one person to another. Enter KFC’s “new” chicken menu item: the Tower Burger. “New,” because this food item has yet to actually appear in any other…


Rant & Rave: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
by Jonnah Dayuta
Rant & Rave //

The Power of Six certainly has all the elements and key plot points that should garner enough attention from any type of reader. The Power of Six is Pittacus Lore’s thrilling sequel to the novel turned sci-fi blockbuster hit, I Am Number Four, which debuted last year. The story is told from two points of…


Rant & Rave: A Dance with Dragons
by Anthony John Tang
Rant & Rave //

George R. R. Martin has once again captured his readers with another exciting and heart-pounding story, “A Dance With Dragons”. Much like the previous books in the “Songs of Ice and Fire” series, it continues to revolve around the political struggles of the reigning monarch, treacherous plots of the ambitious characters and the rising of…


Lounge: Joaquin De Jesus
by Bianca Rodriguez
Lounge //

Q: You have won several essay writing competitions. Can you name some of them? A: My first ever major award was the Grand Prize for the Rizal na, Europa Pa Nationwide Essay Writing Contest, which I received in 2009. It was a contest organized by the European Union, the Order of the Knights of Rizal…


Fearless Forecast: Back to the Future
by Shi Ailyn and Ronnel Tumangday
Fearless Forecast //

This issue’s fearless forecast revolves around the joys and wonders of travel. Whether we it is for leisure or otherwise, it has always been there. In the form of our daily commute to and from school or work, the usual walk to a friend’s house, or the occasional trip to a local or foreign tourist hotspot.