by Thea Tagulao
Opinion // February 28, 2018

They say that the greatest form of flattery is imitation. But how far does imitation go? Does it stop when we finally become an exact replica of the people we pretend to be, or will a simple acknowledgement of our efforts be enough? Last September, Eduardo Martin, a 32-year old leukemia survivor claimed himself as…

More time and thought
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 26, 2018

Ever since the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas rolled out the new five-peso coins late last year, it has been criticized for its uncanny similarity with the current one-peso coin–a design flaw that has caused confusion among the people who use it. The flaw was very relevant that it even arrived to the Senate, with Senator…

The walk, the drama, the prejudice
by Lance Villarosa
Opinion // January 23, 2018

I’ve always had a love for old school cheesy love songs. From Boys II Men to Usher to Babyface to Mariah Carey, you name it, and I’ll most probably tear the lights out. On my best day, I could even memorize the heartfelt monologues meant to tear jerk and tear our heartstrings apart. It’s the…

On net neutrality
by Ray Ausan
Opinion // January 13, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States recently announced a plan to slash net neutrality rules. Net neutrality is the equal treatment of all data. Shall the FCC’s plan proceed, internet usage of Americans will be restricted and limited. How would this affect us? Unbeknown to us, Filipinos have already lost net neutrality….

Christmas: Then and now
by Celine Rose Dalag
Opinion // December 23, 2017

With all the requirements piling up and deadlines to meet, I didn’t notice that Christmas is only a few weeks away. When I was a kid, we always celebrated Christmas first with our relatives from my mother’s side in San Mateo, Rizal. Then, on the following day or on New Year’s Day, we would go…

Summits like white elephants
by The LaSallian
Editorial // December 18, 2017

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist. As strong as the indomitable human spirit is, it is not immune to pain. Tangibles, certainly, leave marks that are to be remembered, but it is in the intangibles that leave scars that last a lifetime. Heartbreak, suffering, and dread…

Did anyone listen?
by Patrick Quintero
Opinion // December 14, 2017

Last week, I was in my lab class when I received a message from a friend. He asked me whether I was in the forum regarding the U Break. Obviously, I wasn’t, as I had an exam to take, simultaneous with the forum. As I viewed the message on my phone, Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda…

On the Hallyu
by Andrea Punzalan
Opinion // December 7, 2017

Last July 2015, my cousin told me to watch this music video on YouTube. It was a music video by a Korean-Chinese pop boy band called EXO, titled Love Me Right. At first, I could only shoot my cousin various disturbed glances her way. Was she so tired of hearing Sledgehammer by Fifth Harmony on…

The art of overcoming
by Yasmin Cariño
Opinion //

I despise hospitals; its ghostly white interiors, its intimidating doctors, and the pervasive smell of blood. All this began when I was a child, stricken with a high fever while my mom was quietly making an appointment with an available pediatrician. That gave me ample time to survey my surroundings and truth be told, upon…

The overseas influence on Filipino sports
by Brent Guiao
Opinion //

Over the past few years, it’s been evident that the level of play across all levels of Philippine sports has vastly improved. From the UAAP to the NCAA to the PBA, the quality showcased by each of these leagues, on a game to game basis, is getting closer and closer to reaching international standards. While…