Setting priorities
by Michi Dimaano
Opinion // November 25, 2015

Like a typical millennial, I spend a lot of time on Facebook. Among the usual food videos, I saw a post saying that there is nothing wrong with putting your priorities (especially yourself) first before everyone else in your life. The next day however, I came upon a post saying the exact opposite, that your…

Bricks and glue guys
by Gio Gloria
Opinion //

The Japanese may be known for their discipline and delectable cuisine but what really stands out is the honor they put in their work. As my family and I were riding the train to Kyoto back in 2013, my dad pointed out how the train conductor would bow whenever he enters and exits each car,…

On Paris, newsworthiness, and our selective humanity
by Marinel Mamac
Opinion // November 20, 2015

As I write, the world is still reeling over the ISIS attacks in Paris last week, as global outpouring of solidarity with the victims continues to be expressed both online and offline, punctuated for us Lasallians with the lighting of the St. La Salle Hall in the colors of the French flag. Along with these…

A stroke of luck
by The LaSallian
Opinion // October 31, 2015

by MARIEN JOSE It’s funny how I always, always struggle to fetch an appropriate answer when I’m asked how I started writing. I don`t really have a proper response to this as I’m of this notion that it is something that I`ve always been doing. Would you believe me if I say I just picked…

Wasted on the young
by Ronaldo Manzano
Opinion //

On some days, it feels like ages have passed since my first day at DLSU as a freshman back in 2011, though on most, it feels like it was just yesterday. Time has this funny way of disillusioning you–well, me at least–and even if there were those days when it felt like college was taking…

Stories break down walls
by Christopher Chanco
Opinion //

by CJ CHANCO I left TLS with dreams of becoming a journalist. Rarely do things pan out the way we expect them to. After about a year of working at a non-profit, I find myself again with the equally non-profitable and lowly job description of “university researcher”. Both have involved doing what I love best,…

Things I’ve learned eight years after graduation
by The LaSallian
Opinion //

by DONELLE GAN Wow, it has been almost a decade since I last wrote for The LaSallian. People get old way too quickly. With age though, I have learned a few things, so let me share some of these things. Learning never stops. Let me talk about this in 3 dimensions. The first one is: I…

New politics
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // October 19, 2015

When former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo rose to power as the country’s chief executive back in 2001, she carried with her the promise of new politics — politics that is not personality-based, free of dubious acts and from pretenses, mimicry, and corruption. It is a bright image to promise, a dream that, for many, seemed very…

On being wrong
by Marinel Mamac
Opinion // October 4, 2015

“Learn to enjoy being wrong,” a friend had told me once, as I stood clutching my high school diploma, all hope and youthful optimism, glad to have finally finished secondary education. This was four years ago, and I remember the urgency in her eyes as she told me, “Intellectual humility is as rare as it…

(Misman)age of social media
by Althea Gonzales
Opinion //

Social media opens doors to a plethora of information in an instant with just a few clicks. For a lot of us, this has become so convenient that it’s almost become second nature to believe almost anything we see online. I won’t deny that I’ve been led to believe most of what I see shared…