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The Crumbling of the Fourth Estate

IT IS a thankless job. During the first 100 days of our president, his press conferences became a “culture shock” of some sort to the media. His way of speaking, sprinkled with colorful expletives, landed the headlines of every news entity. Meanwhile, as his avid supporters cried foul as they …

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An Artlet’s Guide to Beginning a New Semester

THE NEXT academic year is fast approaching, but not everyone is ready to let go of satisfying afternoon naps and lazy days at the beach just yet. Beginning a semester is always a tough task, so here are a few tips to help you slowly ease into a new chapter …

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AB to offer only CA, PolSci in 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published in the Flame’s first issue during the academic year 2015-2016. THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) will only offer Communication Arts and Political Science courses in anticipation of the full implementation of the K to 12 program next year, where a significant decrease …

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AB cancels JRN, LM first year offerings

THERE WILL be no Journalism and Legal Management (LM) freshmen this academic year 2016-2017. Due to the low number of qualified applicants, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) will no longer offer Journalism and LM during the full implementation of the K to 12 program, Asst. Dean Narcisa Tabirara revealed …

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Influence of language in law is evident – linguists

THE DISCIPLINES of law and language found themselves at a crossroad as international forensic linguists highlighted the influence of language in the application and interpretation of law. International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) Secretary Isabel Picornell said forensic linguistics plays a role in the justice system as “linguistic communication is the …

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For Now, My Watch Has Ended

I REMEMBER how uncertain my purpose was when I first entered the halls of St. Raymund’s Bldg. wearing my white polo barong and black trousers. Besides, during that time, I was only thinking of how bad the consequence of my fickleness would be. When people ask me why I chose Behavioral Science (BES) as my second choice, …

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A Letter to Artlet

DEAR ARTLET, By the time you’re reading this, you’re probably either (1) in disbelief that you just finished your first year of college, (2) already expecting the major challenges that come with being a junior, (3) procrastinating your thesis and in denial that in a year you’ll also leave this …

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Looking at my ‘Invisible Hand’

SELF-INTEREST is what drives human behavior and the economy at large to work in the most efficient and fair way. Adam Smith, the Father of Economics, called these natural economic forces the “invisible hand,” something we do not see but moves us. As I end my term in this publication with …

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A Multi-front Battle

“WATERLOO – I was defeated, you won the war,” were the first lyrics I carelessly sang in class (if I recall correctly) during my freshman year. I was fond of listening to ABBA during the early hectic days in college. This song in particular is about defeating your weaknesses. However, …

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Cacoethes Scribendi

THIS YEAR is a blur. Compared to the first three years, I felt like I aged, balancing acads and extra-curricular activities. For the past months, it was as if my life was nothing more but writing, compiling papers and research, proofreading articles, and reading reviewers. I go home and dive straight …

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