China’s West Philippine Sea
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // April 1, 2018

There’s a saying to never trust the Chinese because they are so mysteriously frugal with their dealings with people, that they are hidden maneuvering puppeteers whose true intentions are only seen when the dust settles. Since the turn of the century, however, China has shown to have taken considerable steps towards international diplomacy, and it…

Money matters
by Celine Rose Dalag
Opinion // March 31, 2018

These days, in our world of instant gratification, we spend on the things that we don’t actually need. It is okay to appeal to our desires every once in a while, as long as we’re in control because the moment that we lose that self-control, we’ll be in great trouble. I remember reading an article…

The illusion of beauty
by Brent Guiao
Opinion // March 30, 2018

After watching the Bb. Pilipinas Beauty Pageant, I caught myself asking the question, “What in the world did I just watch?” Don’t get me wrong, Catriona Gray is a very deserving winner. And also, being a sports fan, I thought it was pretty cool to see a former Lady Spiker in Michele Gumabao succeed in…

Cash or credit, St. Peter?
by Lance Villarosa
Opinion //

“Be there by 7:30 pm. There’s going to be a lot of people just like you!” my friend said as I had just finished my midterm exam. Of course, it had to be a Constitutional Law class, and I had barely gotten enough sleep the night prior; not because I was studying, but because I…

Local mentality
by Patrick Quintero
Opinion //

I was in elementary when I first heard of colonial mentality. It was taught in our HEKASI class and being the young student I once was, I was only keen on memorizing the term and its meaning. I had no understanding of how apparent and prominent colonial mentality was and is in our society. As…

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…