Cash or credit, St. Peter?
by Lance Villarosa
Opinion // March 30, 2018

“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…

by Marinel Mamac
April 1, 2016

Let me share a story I came across on Facebook a while back, which, for me, made a very important point in today’s society. A boy bought an iPad. When his mother saw it, she asked him what the first thing he did with it was. The boy answered that he bought and placed a…

Better than this
by Michi Dimaano

Recently, the second presidential debate was held in UP Cebu. Of course, along with the serious matters that have to be tackled were the jokes and snarky comments of the candidates regarding each other. Netizens also took part in the fun, with posts containing hugot, jokes, and memes. #PiliPinas2016 became the top trending topic in…

Sympathy symphony
by Josef Montinola

We have a problem with caring. Not so much that we are apathetic towards things, but that we do not know what to do with our sympathy or empathy. Media has already been criticized for its top heavy coverage for popular cities over a Yola from Nigeria for seemingly similar terrorist attacks. And by extension,…