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Head to Head

This year, the University will once again witness the two parties going head to head to get the coveted seats in the University Student Government for the next Academic Year. With Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista making a comeback in this year’s General Elections (GE), this will surely be another year of competitive politics as Santugon…

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Settling in Smash: The best Smash Bros. Player in the Philippines

Nowadays, having gaming as a profession isn’t a joke. Your seemingly average on-screen “nerd” could be on par with professional athletes—in terms of status and salary—as Electronic Sports (or Esports) athletes. Gamers witness these tournaments either through viewing them live or through online streaming services such as Twitch, or by having the guts to join…

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Confessions of food delivery personnel

Whenever you’re hungry, you grab your phone, tap a square, punch in your latest cravings, and painfully wait for someone to arrive at your door. However, outside the comfort of your home, what happens to the sole bridge between you and your food? Among the jeepneys and tricycles filling our streets are the delivery personnel…

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Rant & Rave: Trese

Last year, Netflix announced that Trese, a comic set in a Manila fused with Philippine mythology, would be released as an animated series. But there are those probably wondering what exactly is Trese. Though its story is grounded on Philippine mythology, there is much more to this comic than meets the eye.     Dripping…

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Old legends never die: Philippine mythology in modern times

Bathala’s supremacy as the creator of everything, a ​sigbin​’s blood-sucking malevolence, Dalikamata​’s clairvoyant abilities and thousand eyes, a ​kapre’s enchanted stones and wish-granting promises. Ancient ideas can be reimagined with the aid of technology. Advanced graphics and design software or talented makeup and costume artists can help convert what used to be mere verbal descriptions…

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Writer’s Recap: The Pig runs wild this Lunar New Year

There is a common misconception that Binondo and Ongpin are one and the same. Many use the names interchangeably to refer to the oldest Chinatown in the Philippines and the world, but Binondo is the official name of Manila’s Chinatown and Ongpin is merely one of the most famous streets. Nestled near the heart of…

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Frame by frame, play by play: A closer look into sports commentary

With every pulse-pounding sports game on your television or phone screen, there is always a pair of voices feeding you the action on the court. They detail the patterns, the numbers, and the activity of all the athletes in sight. Their narrative, mixing with the boisterous cheers from the crowd, provides the ebb and flow…

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Murals for the Masses: Liberating Art from the galleries to the streets

Often mistaken as mere vandalism or graffiti, street art is the physical manifestation of the imagination and philosophy of artists who lift the context of their work from the elements of the streets. Archie Oclos, a Filipino street artist, explains that street art is usually situated in an urban setting. “They could be two-dimensional works…

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A DLSU Christmas for all

A White Rice Christmas When I was in Senior High, I isolated myself in class. I would be terrified about interacting with any of my classmates. Even in lectures, I would hold back from reciting even when I knew my answer was correct. Anytime I pushed myself to step up, I was stopped by the…