Before the crossroads
by Patrick Ong
Opinion // September 25, 2011

Jesus once said, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” The answer—do not. “I had a brother!,” said a member of the Bielski partisan, as she hit a German soldier with the end of her rifle. A crowd of justice-hungry Jews beat the soldier to…

Why we did not make it
by Jessy Go
Opinion //

None of the top four universities in the country was included in the top 300 Asian universities in the most recent QS World University Rankings.  Concerned citizens, whether parents, students and even lawmakers, point out that the results prove the degradation of the education system in the country. According to a QS ranking advisory board…

Editorial: Who’s under arrest now?
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 23, 2011

The German Science of Police tells us that a policeman has both an economic and social duty. Apart from ensuring the enforcement of the law, the policemen in the old Western culture answered to health concerns, urban planning and vigilance in the market; policemen then were tasked to empower the population. Civilians back then were…

Loving and leaving
by bombarda
Opinion //

Watching all the episodes of the Friends series and reading too many novels set in New York has enticed me to take a big bite of the Big Apple. For so long, I’ve entertained fantasies of walking the halls of Columbia and living the life of a starving writer, or reading hundreds of manuscripts as…

What were you doing before the internet?
by Audrey Virgula
Opinion //

An intriguing question, isn’t it? Many of us would rather not even think about those “dark ages” anymore. I have painful recollections of spending long hours in the school library looking for decent material about Levi Celerio before the internet existed. It makes sense; a lot of readers may not even know who he is….

Manny Matters
by Imman Canicosa
Opinion //

The biggest boxing story for the past year was, to nobody’s surprise, the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight that never happened. “Pretty Boy” had more conditions than a kidnapper, ranging from the split of the earnings of the potential mega-buck fight to the blood test he wanted Pacquiao to take before and after the fight….

State of smiles
by crisakol
Opinion //

Before the holiday break began, a foreigner friend told me that I smiled too much and that I should at times refrain from showing my cavities to the world. Much to the outsider’s dismay, I widened my grin instead and told him that there is just a lot to smile about. In the Philippines, the…

Memento Mori
by Lyle Adriano
Opinion //

I will not mince words or lie to you; I am dying, and so are you. Each day brings with it death for us all. No, I am not trying to sound pessimistic (nor sound like a doomsayer; you have the Book of Revelation for that). Scientifically speaking, the human body regularly “dies” since the…

Editorial: Harvest of awards
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 21, 2010

The famous psychologist BF Skinner believes that one of the obstacles in behavior development is lack of positive reinforcement, or the act of increasing the reward immediately after a response to also increase its frequency in the future. This is applied with dogs—increasing their treats as they learn their tricks. This is also applied in…

Everyone’s an expert
by Imman Canicosa
Opinion //

You wake up and you have this really bad coughing spell. You ask anyone around the house for help, and they offer you much more than that. The next thing you know, someone is making tea out of the leaves of this plant (whose rust-colored product is not exactly visually appealing) while another is trooping…