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Tales of public transportation scams

Heads up, commuter! Step out of the University gates, and you will encounter a plethora of transportation modes. Jeepneys, cabs and pedicabs cover the streets of Taft and if you consider travelling by road too mainstream, the Light Rail Transit (LRT) is always there for the commuting Lasallian’s convenience. It is, however, necessary that a…

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Larger media, larger possibilities

As one saying goes, bigger can be better, but with “great power comes great responsibility.” The university Student Publications Office (SPO), in which TheLaSallian and the other school publications belong to, has transitioned into the more generally focused and larger-in-scale Student Media Office (SMO) during the 3rd term of the 2011-2012 school year.  The change…

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Beyond Facebook

Wikipedia, a social media platform, lists hundreds of new social networking websites launched in only the past few years. In under five minutes, more than a hundred hours’ worth of video will find its way to Youtube, as you read this. Twitter averages more than a hundred thousand tweets a minute, or two hundred million…

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One Hit Wonders

It has been a few months since most of us have been inspired by one man’s amazing story, and even more, his surprising success. Jeremy Lin’s rise to the hard court has been one of the most shocking occurrences in the sporting world, and this quick ascension leaves much of us wondering if this young…

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Unlocking the mind of a detective

On a damp night, you can just make out the silhouette of a man in a deer-hunting cap and a trench coat, placidly standing in a corner. His pipe is lit and his gaze is fixed on something. You follow his line of sight to find him studying a Chinese peddler selling goods across the…

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Time and time again

Time. The word itself screams out many ideas, dreams, systems, methods, formulas, etc,. The subject of time is so broad because people talk about it a lot. One of the most obvious reasons for man’s fascination over time is the thought that it affects everyone. Time dictates our movements; we cannot escape from it. Using…

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Shadows of yesterday

In the past, a typical scene in our household would often include a small, eight-year-old girl who would tug her mother’s shirt and would whisper, “My chest is hurting”. “How much does it hurt?” “Very much.” “Okay, anak. Give me ten minutes and we will pay the clinic a visit.” I was that girl. Despite…

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Rant and Rave: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), a man in pursuit of uncovering the mystery revolving around a girl rumored to have been murdered forty years prior.  With the aid of professional computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), Blomkvist discovers much…

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Rant and Rave: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green

Many Young Adult novels are full of clichés and are redundant with their boy-meet-girl plotlines. Although it almost always happens, it is not always a bad thing, case and point, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. In this novel, Green, the award-winning author of Looking for Alaska, tells a heart-wrenching tale of a…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Mamma Mia!’

Last year, when the World’s No. 1 show announced that it would be calling Manila home for a month, thousands were thrilled. Now that 2012 has come, Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia has, in a similar fashion, drawn a large audience. The story of “A mother, a daughter. Three possible dads and a…