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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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Head to Head: Audrey Garin, Britney Paderes seek to maximize student involvement as VPIA

Audrey Garin from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) and Britney Paderes of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) bare their plans for a more student-centered government under the Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs (OVPIA).  The LaSallian: Both of you have held leadership positions in your respective batch governments. How well do you…

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Head to Head: COB bets Grijaldo, Tolentino eye better student engagements

Two-time BLAZE2022 Batch President Chiki Grijaldo of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and political newcomer Thea Tolentino of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) contest each other for the presidency of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB). Both wanting better engagements between the Business College Government (BCG) and the students, they admit…

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‘Mirror images’: How Tapat, Santugon define their branding

As the 2021 General Elections draws near, publicity materials are popping up by the dozen. For the University’s political parties—Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon)—this would mean pumping out a slew of testimony campaigns, holistic development projects, and social awareness initiatives. While their branding may just seem informative on…

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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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Food styling, a marriage of sight and taste

Before any delectable meal is tasted, it is first a treat to our other senses. Everyone knows that taste is nothing without smell—but what is a feast if not a delight to the eyes? This is precisely what the art of food styling aims to portray to the famished onlooker. From the tiny grains of…

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Anything can happen: The whys of children’s educational programming

“Bawat bata may tanong. Ba’t ganito? Ba’t gano’n?” (Every child has a question. Why are things like this? Why are things like that?) Colorful visuals, informative learning, and interactive dialogue are what viewers are treated to when watching an episode of the 1994 children’s educational television show Sine’skwela. The science-centered program introduced the basics of…

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The category is: Untucking the art of Philippine drag

Glue the lashes, pucker the lips, and bring home the tips. The moment their heels step out of their cramped dressing rooms and into the stage, drag queens give such sickening performances that leave audiences all over the metro gasping for air.  To simply call them entertainers is to do injustice to drag’s long history…

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Writer’s Recap: Mysteries unfold at DLS2K20

Last May 21 to 22, DLSU Harlequin Theater Guild (HTG)’s annual DuLa Salle (DLS) series made a triumphant return following its suspension amid the pandemic. The 2020 edition deviated from previous stagings as the line-up now consisted of eight 30 minute films, subsequently divided into four sets.  This year’s theme centered on the otherworldly mysteries…

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Heavy is the head that wears the crown

Every year, Filipinos huddle around their television sets to watch the Miss Universe coronation night. Holding hands and sweating in anticipation, fans shriek in pure joy when the country’s representative struts down the runway, with “Philippines” written in bold font on the sash across her chest. However, this love and appreciation do not come for…