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Lounge: Joaquin De Jesus

Q: You have won several essay writing competitions. Can you name some of them? A: My first ever major award was the Grand Prize for the Rizal na, Europa Pa Nationwide Essay Writing Contest, which I received in 2009. It was a contest organized by the European Union, the Order of the Knights of Rizal…

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Fearless Forecast: Back to the Future

This issue’s fearless forecast revolves around the joys and wonders of travel. Whether we it is for leisure or otherwise, it has always been there. In the form of our daily commute to and from school or work, the usual walk to a friend’s house, or the occasional trip to a local or foreign tourist hotspot.

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The Different Tastes of Filipino Cuisine

One thing that makes Filipinos distinct from other races is our indigenous culture. Yes, we may be proud of our unique and sometimes strange traditions, but did you know that some aspects of our culture did not originally come from us? We, Filipinos, known for having a knack for putting the old and the new…

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The Real Buzz for a Travel Bug

“Come and see the wonders of…”

Have you ever been attracted to going somewhere because of the different advertisements that sound much like the statement above? Most likely, tourist spots around the world have a similar advertising line to get prospective clients.

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Internationalization at DLSU: A work in progress

Our profile of international student life in this month’s edition of The LaSallian, as we head into Term 2, 2011, is an overview of DLSU’s global ties. The most impressive fact is that currently we have close to one thousand international students on campus as full time undergraduate and graduate enrollees. Also we are hosting 31 new exchange students from five different countries who will be with us until the end of the term.

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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: Mockingjay

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.…