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Rant and Rave: Avengers: Age of Ultron

“Avengers –,” Chris Evans’ Captain America begins his signature cry with conviction before being cut off prematurely to black. There is an aura of enchantment whenever people watch superhero films. For a couple of hours or so, one obligingly suspends disbelief in favor of a flashier, more colorful lifestyle that exists only within the confines…

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Similar Objects, different sounds

In a bustling, brick-walled coffee shop, Jorge Wieneke sits across from me, wearing a black sweatshirt with what looks like Arabic characters imprinted on it and rugged sneakers to match. He gives off a laid-back vibe, making it easy to ally with the easy-going professor by day, and the dynamic artist that blazes through the…

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Making a name: The story behind Noel’s BBQ

The sun is high in the air on a normal summer afternoon as you walk the streets around the vicinity of Taft Avenue in search of a cheap yet filling lunch. On the far end of Agno street, beyond the DLSU’s Enrique Razon Sports Complex and the towering Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall, something catches your…

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Rant & Rave: Glee

“They say you have to lose everything before you find yourself,” Leroy Berry tells his daughter Rachel Berry as she comes home with her proverbial tail between her legs. Rachel, the super-talented diva who claims that gold stars are her metaphors, the girl who didn’t stop believing, is coming home from a semi-successful run on…

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Adventures up north

Everyone wants to travel, but no one’s got the time. But, if you had a bit of time, just where exactly would you want to go? Typically known as “the rice bowl of the Philippines,” majority of Northern Luzon is composed of plains and valleys, which is why it’s famous for its rich harvest of…

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Reviewing the Mamasapano incident with Dr. Ador Torneo

Now many different accounts of the fateful day are heard left and right, causing confusion as each story is followed by the next. Issues start to bubble up to the surface as the country analyzes what went wrong in the operation and what could’ve been done to save the men. In the midst of a…

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Reviewing the Mamasapano incident with Dr. Antonio Contreras

Now many different accounts of the fateful day are heard left and right, causing confusion as each story is followed by the next. Issues start to bubble up to the surface as the country analyzes what went wrong in the operation and what could’ve been done to save the men. In the midst of a…

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Reviewing the Mamasapano tragedy with the Political Science department

In the wake of the recent tragedy that killed police officers, militants, and civilians, we went to DLSU’s Political Science Department to ask for their take on the unfolding issue. Who is to blame for the tragedy? Dr. Montefrio: To be honest I think it’s really too early to answer this question because investigations are…

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Lasallian achievers for foreign countries

May 27, 2013 marked my first ever class in DLSU. I remember it so clearly: Room 805, Bro. Andrew Gonzales hall, POLISCI. Professor? Mr. Rene Pilapil, Jr. Traffic was heavy and I remember taking the stairs to the 8th floor thinking I was severely late for my first class. Good news, I wasn’t. My professor…

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More fun in the Philippines

We Filipinos are known for our unstoppable optimism, easygoing casualness and sense of humor.  We are characterized by our ability to smile in times of depression, laugh even in the face of problems, and get back up despite any disaster thrown our way. The recent crisis brought on by the monsoons served as an excellent…