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Cracking the cookie
by The LaSallian
February 28, 2012

Bits and pieces of wisdom are stored in the smallest of spaces, and one of the most popular places where we store them are in  fortune cookies. In contrast to popular belief, fortune cookies are not of Chinese origin. According to infoplease.com, these cookies are actually an American invention. Fortune cookies are sweet treats with…


Rant and Rave: Ateneo-La Salle The Musical
by Betina Libre
Rant & Rave // February 25, 2012

Everyone knows about the rivalry between Ateneo De Manila University and De La Salle University.  Both universities have and still have duels on multiple stages. During the UAAP season for example, die-hard fans flock to the Araneta Coliseum and take sides rooting for their school of choice—which includes a slight bashing on the other team….


Lamentations of the starving artist
by Betina Libre, Nino Gonzales and Juan Batalla
January 25, 2012

Starving artists: we hear much about these persecuted souls who dedicate their lives to pursue their art and advocacies, forfeiting steady income and financial stability for the brush, pen, chisel and the Mind. They go on for days without food, and depend on dregs of coffee for sustenance while peddling their works, relying entirely on…


Rant & Rave: The Future of Us
by Jonnah Dayuta
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From the authors of the bestselling novels: Thirteen Reasons Why and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Round Things; many readers highly anticipated the release of The Future of Us. The Future of Us, by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, tells the story of two teenagers: Emma and Josh, whom both suddenly discover their own…


Rant & Rave: Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey
by Jonnah Dayuta
Rant & Rave //

The appearance of Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey by Bob McCabe came as a surprise to many after the last Harry Potter film was shown; it is now sending fans into frenzy over the secrets and special facts that can only be found in the large volume. The book has five…


A time for healing
by Jemille Lim

Time has always been a friend and a foe to me. I was born with a pair of weak legs, which the doctors loosely diagnosed as Spina Bifida. I cannot run, climb up and down flights of stairs, participate in sporting events, and etc. Time is my source of hope and disappointment. I have always…


Pedals for change
by Christopher Chanco

The world has taken many roads and turns—some we are not too proud of—all in the name of change and progress. This month, The Menagerie interviews Joel Uchico, an LSGH graduate and the man who started Bikes for the Philippines—proof that progress need not come at the cost of the planet.   Bikes for Change…


Two different worlds
by Betina Libre and Stephanie Tan

Grumbling children and dissatisfied parents are commonplace nowadays. Just open an ear in malls, restaurants or at school, and you would probably hear about vegetables, technology and curfews between a well-dressed adult and a messy child – all of which can be collapsed under the family arguments section. While the root cause of these rifts…


Only time can tell
by Shi Ailyn and Nathalia Tolentino

Tick, tock, tick, tock; the all too familiar sound of the ordinary clock and the sound of sand trickling down a glass shaft of the sandman both have one thing in common—the ability to define time. Time wraps us in its inflexible grip and controls each and every ounce of our exploits. The seemingly insignificant…


De La Salle through the years
by Jan-Ace Mendoza, Roy Eriga and Ambrosio Ferris Tangco

A hundred years have passed since the University was founded. In those one hundred years, many changes occurred to create the La Salle we all know today. Below are some of the important changes that have happened in the University.   1. DLSC transfers to Taft In 1920, the then De La Salle College (DLSC)…