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Not just for laughs: Portrait of a stand-up comic

Making people laugh can be hit or miss; after all, jokes are often made at the spur of a moment.It happens at the dinner table, during a phone call, in the middle of a car ride, and all thosecasual moments when one’s wit and humor spontaneously strike gold. Standing onstage, however, the setting changes; for…

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Gamers, rise up: Fostering a sense of community through gaming

The world seemed to be put into a standstill as it started to experience the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses were closed until further notice, public events were canceled or postponed, and everyone’s movements were limited due to community quarantine policies. At home, we seek different activities to keep ourselves anchored and to maintain…

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Chasing titles: The race for credentials

Applying for a job can be a daunting task for any fresh graduate. With many vying for the same position, it can be difficult to stand out among the crowd. Ask a fresh graduate or even an intern about the application process and they would certainly say that it is challenging. What does one require…

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Silent sidewalks: The unheard voices of Manila’s street vendors

Mere months after assuming office, Mayor Isko Moreno upheld his promise to clean up the nation’s capital. From an outside perspective, Moreno’s rebuilding efforts for Manila manifests as brilliantly lit trees and obstruction-free walkways. Massive cleaning operations in Divisoria and Quiapo have made headlines, with similar operations in smaller street markets also meeting the same…

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Highlights of the silver screen: Oscar 2020’s Best Picture nominees – Part Two

With nine films vying for Best Picture, a second article was warranted to give ample space to discuss the highs and lows of each work. Without further ado, The LaSallian presents part two of its reviews of Oscar-nominated films. Parasite, Joaquin With an ensemble of veteran and novice actors, director Bong Joon-ho—having helmed classics like…

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Of Reiki and reinvention: An inquiry into energy healing

A new decade has arrived; more people are looking to reinvent themselves with a fresh slate. But with every social media post of embarking on a journey toward a “new year, new me”, how many of these people are truly taking action to change and heal themselves for the better? Reinventing oneself takes more than…

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Transcendental: Unlocking the secrets of a spiritual healer

The healer of Brgy. Hagdang Bato in Mandaluyong City is well-known among the locals of the community; ask anyone around, and they’d be all too eager to give directions to his place. Tucked behind the barangay’s health center is his home—a surprisingly expansive property in the heart of the city. Strangely reminiscent of the province…

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BITUIN: DLSU’s road to digital transformation

Changes in BITUIN—a podcast that discussed the progress made in the University’s ongoing digital transformation project, Banner Initiative to Transform, Unify, Integrate, and Navigate (BITUIN)—was conducted at the Research Commons, second floor of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall last December 11. Project Executive and Information Technology Services Director Allan Borra, joined by University Chancellor Br.…

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Writer’s Recap: ASPIRE—Lasallian Youth Congress

ASPIRE: Lasallian Youth Congress, a youth forum that encouraged members of the Lasallian community to initiate social impact, kicked off last November 21. The multi-day event was attended by participants from De La Salle University-Manila, De La Salle Lipa, and La Salle University Ozamiz, who pitched solutions on local community issues such as sustainability, unemployment,…

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Empowerment through employment: MGI’s mission to the Deaf community

It was an ordinary day at the Teriyaki Boy branch in SM Mall of Asia: meat sizzled from the kitchen, and the sound of silverware clinking rang all around as diners ate. However, what stood out from this restaurant were the staff, some of whom distinguished themselves from other employees as they wore small tags…