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Word for word: Taking measure of the Filipino translation industry

Perhaps it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the Holy Bible is the most widely translated book in the world. By the 20th century, portions of it had been translated into 3,384 languages. As Jean-Claude Loba-Mkole wrote in his paper History And Theory Of Scripture Translations, “From a historical perspective, it rightly can…

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Opinion

Read the room

It was the ad from hell. A supercut of all the lockdown measures in the past year is read by a booming voice from the television as a young woman grows noticeably worried. As the minute-and-a-half video barrels on, dark circles began to appear under her eyes. Angry acne spots emerge, and body hair sprouts.…

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Menagerie

Writer’s Recap: LEAP 2021 opens a new world

The Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program (LEAP) has always been a thrilling time on campus, offering new opportunities for Lasallians to engage in classes that cater to various interests every University-Vision-Mission Week.  Last year, LEAP shifted to an online setup due to the pandemic. It rolled out a one-week-long program that immersed students in the Arts.…

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University

Head On: Majority Floor Leader Lara Jomalesa eyes OVPEA seat

As the 2022 national elections draw nearer, the Office of the Vice President for External Affairs (OVPEA) is facing the challenge of bolstering the Lasallian community’s safety and social engagement amid a prolonged pandemic. Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon bet Lara Jomalesa is more than ready to take on this challenge. On their background The…

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General Elections

On new ground: How political parties are refining the online campaign

Back in the good old days, the University elections season was always an interesting time on campus. The familiar political party colors would flood the grounds, excitement in the air as candidates knock on classroom doors to present their platforms and party representatives ask for a moment of your time.  Azhley De Quiroz, Interim Executive…

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Menagerie

Rant and Rave: Not all that glitters is gold in ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot Part 1

The original Gossip Girl captured the cultural zeitgeist of the early 2000s—the excess, the dubious morals, the chunky bracelets. When Blair Waldorf and her glitzy jet set first graced our screens, they created the blueprint for the perfectly messy teen drama that viewers just can’t stay away from.  It’s no wonder then that people had…

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University

Head On: Sta. Ana leads the charge for ‘community-powered’ CLA

Verrick Sta. Ana, fresh-faced 119 with a batch vice presidency and presidency under their belt, hits the ground running in their campaign for the College of Liberal Arts presidency. Imagining a community-centered CLA college, they champion Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon’s (Santugon) colors in their ambitious bid.  On their background The LaSallian: What are some…

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Menagerie

The crux of power: Into the machinations of police brutality

“As an activist, encounters with the state’s armed machinery like the police and the military are unfortunately inevitable,” says Trist’n Buenaflor, deputy national spokesperson of the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines. Last year, Buenaflor was arrested along with 63 other peasant, youth, and worker organizers on their way to a rally for the president’s…

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Opinion Opinion Feature

Brick by brick

It was a regular Thursday afternoon rush and I was looking forward to going home for the weekend. I was crossing the corner of Vito Cruz with my bag full of laundry when it happened. I barely registered the small, nondescript man coming from the opposite direction. As we crossed each other’s paths, he inched…

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A menagerie of pride: Reclaiming queer narratives

For so long, queerness has been seen as the Other—shameful, aberrant behavior to be talked about in hushed whispers. For this reason, many queer figures’ sexualities have been erased from history—that is, if history remembers them at all.  Today, we get to remember them. As more and more queer creators step into the spotlight with…