iPads to be required by DLSU, AirPods to be awarded to Dean’s Listers
by Sophia Cruz and William Ong
Feature Hanasherie Shookt // March 31, 2019

To carry the weight of the world on your shoulders is an exhausting feat—but to carry the weight of your required readings is another story all together. Each day, students struggle to lug their bags around due to the overwhelming load. A heavy backpack can make things very burdensome for the everyday Lasallian. Difficulties such…

Give guns a chance!: America’s solution to its school shooting problem
by Danielle Arcon and Kobe Lacsamana
Feature Shookt // April 1, 2018

Mass shootings are as American as imperialism and apple pie. And by George, here we go again; yet another school mass shooting in the United States of America. Just two months have passed since this plague of violence visited the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida. Ironically, only a few…

Harry Roque to star in Icarus, a musical based on his political hubris
by Marielle Lucencio
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There is definitely no stopping the spokesperson of humanity from flying close to the sun. Just recently, American composer and playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda has confirmed that he is currently working on a new musical inspired by the story of Presidential Spokesperson, Harry Roque—as per Duterte’s order after he stopped Miranda’s award-winning musical, Hamilton, from having…

A pot full of fantasy and sinigang: A spotlight on Bagani
by Celestine Sevilla and Marmeelyn Sinocruz
Feature Shookt // March 31, 2018

The steady, buzzing noise of murmurs and excited whispers can be heard from the ever-growing crowd. As they continue to wait in their respective seats, a loud boom suddenly crackles from the overheard speakers; fans break out into enthusiastic applause – they cannot wait any longer. Moments later, the star-studded cast of the newest local…

U Break returns: Friday is free
by Ella Baccay and Denise Nicole Uy
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The University has heard your concerns. It has seen you bleed sweat, cry blood, and inhale tears as you battle the Friday traffic. Last term, students organized a petition to revert the U Break back to Fridays. But the petition failed as the administration pushed through with its hasty plan. The students called for reform;…

An education: Why dropping out of school is the best decision you can make
by Catherine Orda and Nathaniel Sierras
Feature Shookt // April 1, 2017

For centuries, human beings have insisted on the absolute importance of success. This, unfortunately, is unmatched only by an insipid fixation on the idea that academic achievement, or, for that matter–education in general–is the only way to attain success. As a result of this pathetic tendency, creative pursuits have been pushed aside and ingenious ideas…

Jhepoy Dizon breaks his silence
by Celestine Sevilla and Nadine Macalalad
Feature Jh3p0y dHeez0n Shookt //

Viral videos have become part of the norm in this day and age of technology, so it came as no surprise when yet another video garnered widespread attention in the last month of 2016. While it was originally posted on YouTube three years back, the video features a young boy named Jhomar* spewing profanities towards…

How to make it on the internet: A quick guide to social media virality
by Isabella Argosino and Addy Binoya
Feature How bow dah? Shookt //

Remember when you actually needed talent and skill to earn a measly fifteen minutes of fame? Let’s not forget good old “hard work” either, if you ever wanted to go a little overtime. Thanks to social media, all you need is decent internet connection and a bit of luck (knowledge on analytics and basic marketing…