Contracted by the rails
by The LaSallian
Editorial // July 31, 2018

The trolley problem puts readers in a moral dilemma of choosing to kill five individuals for the life of one or vice-versa. The choice one makes in regard to the life of one person and the overall utility involved in saving the majority speaks volumes of how humanity is perceived and acted upon when caught…

Ignorance is (privileged) bliss
by Cara Patalinghog
Opinion // July 13, 2018

I have been a firm believer of the famous quote by Thomas Gray: “Ignorance is bliss.” It is a very convenient belief—you don’t know what’s happening, so you wouldn’t ever be affected by whatever it entails. The downright laziness to even read on weight loss led sixteen-year-old me to think that, of course, I didn’t…

The devil’s work
by Thea Tagulao
Opinion // July 11, 2018

Today, we live in a society that has become too materialistic and has been defined by the brands we use. We adore people who have lavish lifestyles with the notion that money is equivalent to happiness. Our society dictates that we must wear designer clothes, use expensive gadgets, and drive extravagant cars in order to…

Under the microscope
by The LaSallian
Editorial General Elections //

Election after election, political parties, who eventually fill the seats in the University Student Government (USG), proclaim their standard and basis for which they want to pattern the USG – the Philippine Government. Focused on establishing their distinct brand of leadership, Lasallian student leaders attempt to inscribe their names in the legacy of its constitution,…

Monetizing exhaustion
by Eternity Ines
Opinion // July 1, 2018

Camera, rolling – just like the hands of a clock perpetually moving around and around the face of a watch, evading rest; like everyone all around the set, working and working, evading rest. Sound, speed – but the work seems so slow. Everyone’s sluggishly moving in the hot midday sun, unable to decide which shot…

Message sent
by Kaycee Valmonte
Opinion // June 23, 2018

Last term, I took a class on Copywriting and Creative Management (ADWRITE), which focused on training students to strategically persuade people with their ideas through writing. It is arguably one of the most feared courses an Advertising student is bound to take in their stint in La Salle. During a class activity, we had to…

Death of the constitution
by The LaSallian
Editorial // June 20, 2018

May 11, 2018 saw Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno ousted from office after the quo warranto petition filed against her by the Solicitor General Jose Calida was granted in an 8-6 voting. Calida filed this petition March 5 of this year due to Sereno’s alleged failure to file her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net…

The true winner
by Andrea Punzalan
Opinion // March 31, 2018

Scrolling through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has become a mundane activity for me. At times of stress and boredom, I find myself reading tweets and sharing posts about anything that trigger my mind and brews my own curiosity. Last Sunday, February 25, at around 3 am, as the dawn of the 32nd…

The plague of equanimity
by Patrick Quintero
Opinion //

Equanimity, the state of psychological stability and composure, is the center point of the work of Dr. William Osler, Aequnamitas. It provides a clear definition for the role of a physician, who is required to have an equal mind and soul, as the term suggests. However, until what extent are doctors obligated to display Aequanimitas?…

Supremely mad
by Denise Nicole Uy
Opinion //

We’ve seen them walk around in packs all over our social media feeds. Viral post after viral post, the hypebeasts have come. And they came dressed. For those who aren’t clear on what hypebeast is, it’s basically a style of streetwear. Originating from America, the style evolved from early 90s street attire to the style…