Be indifferent or make a difference
by Pamela Isidro
Opinion // November 15, 2018

“If you were stuck in a situation, what would have you done?” Last term, I had a floating subject, which I thought would be another usual class that would be full of theories and readings. But, to my surprise, I was privileged to encounter a professor who was very observant and critical in his view…

Be professional
by Frank Santiago
Opinion //

I recently had a quick conversation with my boss at work. We usually discuss a diverse set of topics, ranging from work-related concepts to life lessons to even our personal opinions on classic films (we both have a fondness for Scorsese). As someone starting out in the corporate world, I always found his insight helpful….

Collateral damage
by Ramon Castañeda
Opinion //

Triggers can be found everywhere; it’s in conversations among peers, in popular media, and even in classroom discussions. It can be difficult to handle stimuli that hit you. They become dangerous when mishandled, as the problem not just lies in social cues, or in the definitive measurement of sensitivity and the lack thereof. Unpleasant thoughts…

The tip of the iceberg
by Kaycee Valmonte
Opinion //

I was doing my research last year on sustainability and environment policies when I came across an article written by Joe Hoekstra, chief scientist for the World Wildlife Fund. Hoekstra was discussing how much humanity has been exceeding the biocapacity of the Earth, saying that “humans are living too large on a finite planet.” The…

An Electoral Gamble
by The LaSallian
Editorial //

Seasoned lawmakers, political neophytes, and individuals young and old made their presence known in front of lights and cameras as they bared their plans to be put in the highest seats of power in the government last October 11 to 17. The Philippines saw its democracy at work when individuals from all walks of life…

Three six five
by Yanna Zhang
Opinion // November 7, 2018

There was a time when the world was disconnected, with numerous countries completely unaware of each other’s presence as humans struggled to master new inventions of fire and weapons. Then, like a plug to an outlet, everything changed—the world woke up, millions of lights ablaze. Society was gifted the internet and connection to places much…

How feminism “killed” chivalry
by Ramon Castañeda
Opinion // November 2, 2018

As we further our agenda to make our advocacies bear weight and gain support from our peers, we must raise an important question: do we really know—and understand—what we are pushing for? Feminism, as an idea—otherwise known as the “feminist movement”—refers to the series of political campaigns birthed in the 1960s that pushed for the…

Hard pills to swallow
by Cara Patalinghog
Opinion // October 31, 2018

“Fight for the things you believe in,” these are words often heard from the wise old teachers in movies whenever they’re giving advice to their young apprentices. These apprentices would then go follow this advice and go on to become—as if by some perfect alignment of fate—everything they ever dreamed of. On the surface, it…

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
by The LaSallian
Editorial // October 29, 2018

Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux ‘Mocha’ Uson created an uproar with fellow blogger Andrew ‘Drew’ Olivar through a controversial ‘sign language’ video last September 14. The viral video reportedly had Uson filming from behind the camera as Olivar symbolized their “Pepederalismo for the deaf” while making vigorous “sign language” gestures. None of the flailing hand movements…

Creativity with a price
by Shannon Matsuda
Opinion // October 27, 2018

Being creative may seem like a no-brainer to most who take them for granted. In reality, it’s never easy. Almost every week in my production classes, I have to come up with a story and produce it in a unique way through various mediums in a short span of time. Despite the tedious process, there…