Our job as students
by Rex Tan
Opinion // March 31, 2017

In one of my floating classes this term, my professor routinely gives us short quizzes to check if we’ve read the week’s assigned readings. These quizzes aren’t difficult; they’re made up of ten objective-type questions, and are checked right after we answer them—exchange with your seatmate, honesty system. I slowly got annoyed, however, when I…

Ripping off band-aids
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion //

The recent moratorium imposed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on field trips, issued after the tragic bus accident in Tanay, Rizal about a month ago, seems like the latest in a series of band-aid solutions made in response to certain accidents or tragedies. A band-aid is a small bandage applied to a wound…

Learning over leading
by Althea Gonzales
Opinion //

A couple of months ago, I chanced upon a friend and we somehow ended up talking about licensure exams and the pressure for students to do well on them. Back then, I was a double degree major with my second program being accountancy, while he was in engineering. I could relate. A couple of terms…

Less talk
by Ronaldo Federico Manzano
Opinion // April 27, 2014

A couple of days ago, I had the chance to talk to a friend while driving to a Holy Week retreat. Being quite comfortable with one another, we caught up and talked about anything and everything, from nutrition and fitness to girls and common friends. The topic of our conversation then switched to the empty…

Lessons in transit
by Marinel Mamac
Opinion //

A few days ago, my friend asked for help answering a difficult assignment for one of her classes. I had expected it to be homework on statistics or accounting, maybe on economics or philosophy. However, I was surprised to find out that out of all classes, it was her PERSEF3 class that gave her the…

Standing ground
by Juan Batalla
Opinion //

One of my former professors shared the other week that as grading period approached, a father had called him requesting his son’s grade to be changed by a margin of 17 points to make it to the 60 percent passing mark. The professor – who I know had high academic standards, being a magna cum…

Paradigm shifts?
by Miguel Luis Gayares
Opinion //

James Gleick, author of Chaos: “The Making of a New Science”, referred to paradigm shifts as a set of ideas which requires people to reorganize their picture of the world, thus, provoking hostile acts and thoughts that may tackle the impending development. In science, paradigm shift is considered to be the act of changing assumptions…