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Hitting the Big Four in Five Hours, or More

This month, the Menagerie underwent a mission. We circled the four biggest universities and got the inside information about each school. For this mission, the agents took part in the activities of each university, as if they were the university’s students. To discover what activities and “local norms” were present in a specific university, the assigned agents interviewed the “locals.”

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Rant and Rave: Table for Two

Coffee shops are definitely not just a place for coffee, not even just for a slice of blueberry cheesecake. It is also a place where law and med students go to pore over the almost endless pile of books and where business deals are sealed over cups of cappuccino. It is also a place where…

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Rant and Rave: Mocking Jay

Mockingjay is the highly anticipated final installment in the acclaimed The Hunger Games trilogy. This young adult dystopic trilogy is often compared to novels such as Battle Royale and The Lord of the Flies─survival of the fittest in a dog-eat-dog world set in what used to be America. In the third book, the story’s protagonist,…

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Rant and Rave: Despicable Me

At first glance, Despicable Me seems like the typical bad-guy-becomes-good story. Gru, a secret villain adopts three kids Margo, Edith and Agnes as a ploy to steal the moon. Eventually though, his fatherly feelings develop for the three orphans. Now this leaves Gru in a perilous choice between his newfound love and his planned crime…

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Rant and Rave: Persona 3 Portable

In the world of video gaming, no other role-playing videogame does it better than Atlus’ Persona series. This Playstation Portable version of the critically-acclaimed Shin MegamiTensei: Persona 3 (P3) is more than just a mere rehash of the original Playstation 2 version. Persona 3 Portable (P3P) is a refreshing experience and a blast to play.…

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Halo-Halo to Yogurt – The Evolving Filipino Taste

Certainly, one has taken a stroll down a trendy restaurant strip and has seen at least one establishment that serves either “modern Filipino food” or “fusion Filipino.” As unbelievable as it sounds, the Filipino taste has gained some sophistication over the past decade; those restaurants are proof that there is a desire to reinvent traditional…

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The Perfect Date

“The easiest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” but what about the lovely ladies who need to be lured just to captivate their hearts? Relax, Menagerie gives you choices on where to bring your dates without hurting your pockets. The Dilemma Ever gone home after a date with a wallet having only…

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Guys, Where Do You Want to Eat?

“SEX tayo!” is a statement only Lasallians understand as an invitation to eat. People from other schools, or people in general, will frown upon such invitation. On the other hand, Lasallians will question Ateneans when the latter mention something about Chinky Chicken and Chris Tiu. Is Chris Tiu a chinky chicken? “Who in the world…

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Off the Beaten Track: MEN-agerie Versus Food!

Three ordinary students entered Yellow Cab-Taft with much anticipation and hunger etched on their faces. They had mentally and physically prepared themselves (particularly their stomachs) for this day. They had not eaten breakfast or lunch; they would need all the space in their digestive systems. May the spirit of Adam Richman be with them in…

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A Look at Cooking With (the) Dog

As soon as the YouTube video plays, one is greeted with a particular jingle followed by a greeting thick in Japanese accent: “Hi! I am Francis, the host of this show Cooking With (the) Dog.” The camera shifts to the host… a toy poodle named Francis. Confused? It really is quite impossible to believe (and…