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Angelo Casimiro: On building a name for himself

With the recently released seventh episode of the Star Wars saga, George Lucas’ sci-fi phenomenon has been everywhere. People are donning shirts featuring the likes of Darth Vader and Yoda, and profile pictures with Kylo Ren’s infamous crossguard lightsaber have been popping up around social media. Capitalizing on this sudden hype, Angelo S. Casimiro, a…

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Hugot nation

“Buti pa yung kalendaryo, may date. Eh ako?” It’s almost ironic how every February, right around Valentine’s season, social media explodes with these hugot lines that everyone seems to love. On the surface, they’re meant to be bitter one-liners that exude pain and heartbreak. Somehow, though, they have evolved into a predominant piece of both…

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An update on the frosh life

Out of all the individuals studying at the University, freshmen are often the ones singled out and scrutinized. In previous articles, The Menagerie has constructed a list of tips for the newest batch of Lasallians, and has even examined the anatomy of a frosh; these Taft newbies are definitely not lacking in attention. Still, all…

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Rant & Rave: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Force is definitely strong with this movie. Even in the months leading up to its cinematic release, the new addition to the Star Wars franchise not only awakened the titular ‘force,’ but also fans who had been waiting literally decades to see it. Set around 30 years after the events of Episode VI, Star…

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The anatomy of a frosh

Packed discussion rooms in the library and the smell of freshly photocopied finals reviewers in the air during the past few weeks could have only meant one thing: the term was finally ending. For batch 115, more commonly known as this year’s resident frosh, this marks the end of not just any term, but their first…

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Calling it quits

Used cigarette butts disguise themselves among the dust and rubbish that line the sidewalks along Taft Avenue. It’s 7am, and only hours before, the last of the Happy Thursday goers staggered back to their dorms or into cabs. Small bars and condo units make for centers of excellence in drugs and cheap booze. And to…