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UST hosts 150 children for Makibata 2019

UST hosts 150 children for Makibata 2019

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ABOUT 150 children from seven different communities participated in the annual community development project spearheaded by the Student Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC) in partnership with the Office for Student Affairs and Simbahayan. According to the SOCC, Makibata is an annual activity meant to allow kids from partner communities and Thomasians to interact with and learn from each other. SOCC Executive Vice President and Project Head John Lemuel Calero said they hosted Makibata again because it was worth it seeing both the Thomasians and the children smile. “[I]nulit po namin siya ulit kasi every year, nasa isip at puso ng mga bata na, ‘Ay pupunta kami ng UST,’ ‘Ay parang andiyan na naman sina kuya,’ ‘Kakain na naman po tayo tapos iikot na naman po tayo,’” Calero s
CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

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TWO-TIME defending champion Communication Arts (CA), as well as Philosophy (Philo) and Economics (Econ), are advancing to the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney. CA barely outplayed Legal Management (LM), 67-61, on the back of their run and gun offense. The duo of CA’s Nicko Bahia and Juls Jolbitado secured the first half of the game by constantly driving and breaking for the net. LM trailed behind by only a few points in the second half by exploiting CA’s lapses in defense, but CA remained more aggressive and accurate with their two-pointers. Philo massacred English Language Studies (ELS), 81-38, by capitalizing on their opponent’s weak offense. Philo established their dominance as early as the first quarter, 24-9, and maintained their lead for the rest of
PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

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By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) and Communication Arts (CA) claimed the finals spots in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after defeating Journalism (Journ) and Legal Management (LM), respectively. PolSci swept Journ early in the game with an 8-0 run, ending the first set at 25-13. Journ tried to catch PolSci with their own 7-0 run led by Rex Morales, but failed with service errors late in the second set, ending the game at 17-25, in favor of PolSci. "’Yung difficulty na kinaharap namin is ‘yung mawalan ng confidence ‘yung mga bata. Kasi I know ‘yung skills ando’n na talaga, execution na lang talaga sa kanila," PolSci Team Captain Ryan Tuguinayo told the Flame. CA overthrew defending champion LM in an intense three-set match, 25-23, 12-25, and 25-21
Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES SOCIOLOGY (Socio) secured a spot in the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney after demolishing Behavioral Science (BES), 62-52, and Asian Studies (ASN), 57-52. Socio ran through BES early in the first quarter, 17-9, despite the efforts of BES’s Marvic Ponti with his series of three-pointers. Socio prevailed despite multiple turnovers due to BES’s violations throughout the game, ending the bout at 62-52. ASN fell behind Socio throughout the game. Quick and consistent drives from Socio’s Rowi Pascual as well as a miracle shot in the last quarter from Raymund Abuel kept ASN at bay despite their 10-1 run in the fourth quarter. History bounced back from their loss to Economics (Econ), conque
CA dominates Journ in Athena basketball; Lit posts first win in years

CA dominates Journ in Athena basketball; Lit posts first win in years

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO   COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA) dominated Journalism (Journ) in the opening of the Athena Cup basketball tourney, ending the game at a staggering 87-34. CA took the lead early in the ballgame with an eight-point and 24-point run led by CA’s Kenneth Bataclan and Juls Jolbitado, ending the first quarter with a huge lead, 39-9. CA’s energy and offensive rebounds remained consistent in the second quarter, allowing them to end the second half at 54-16, furthering their lead by 38 points. Miscommunication and sloppy defense by Journ allowed CA to extend the score gap and finish the third quarter at 72-26. CA’s Aaron Joshua de la Cruz was injured with a dislocated shoulder and was immediately brought to the emergency room of the UST Hospital. Eri
JournSoc condemns Rappler chief’s arrest

JournSoc condemns Rappler chief’s arrest

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by LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN THE UST Journalism Society (JournSoc) released a statement on Thursday condemning the recent arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa. Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. were indicted last week by the Department of Justice over a cyber libel case in connection to a Rappler article published in 2012. “The circumstances surrounding the arrest lead us to conclude that Ressa is being singled out of her news organization’s critical coverage of the Duterte administration,” the statement read. JournSoc questioned the manner of the arrest, which was conducted by ununiformed National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents on Wednesday past 5 p.m., the end of government office hours. “[It] could only mean that the forces be
CA, Journ, LM clinch semis spots in Athena volleyball

CA, Journ, LM clinch semis spots in Athena volleyball

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA), Journalism (Journ), and Legal Management (LM) dominated their brackets in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney and secured spots in the semifinals. CA swept Behavioral Science despite narrowly outplaying each other in first set, 25-18, and a neck-and-neck match in the second frame, 25-23. LM conquered English Language Studies (ELS) in a narrow match, 25-17 and 25-16. ELS tried to catch up to LM’s five-point lead in the second frame on the back of Ralph Magtalas’ spikes and Dana Marteja’s service aces, but ultimately failed. Journ outplayed Asian Studies (ASN) despite its error-plagued play in the first set, ending the game at 18-25, 25-23, and 24-26. ASN scored an eight-point run early on i
CA, Lit alumni are fellows to Siliman writers workshop

CA, Lit alumni are fellows to Siliman writers workshop

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By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES 2ND UPDATE: Feb. 11, 2019 6:30 p.m. TWO ARTLET alumni are among the 12 fellows to the 58th Silliman University National Writers Workshop, the oldest creative writing workshop in Asia. Communication arts (CA) alumnus Samuel Evardone and literature alumna Arielle Abrigo received a fellowship for Fiction and Poetry, respectively. Evardone’s two short stories, To the Shareholders of The Mabuhay Hotel and Paco's Retreat, as well as a few chapters of his novel Manila Animal earned him the fellowship. “I've always been interested in literature kahit na minor lang siya sa CA program. Nick Joaquin's fiction is essential for me,” Evardone told the Flame. The Batch 2013 graduate participated in the Virgin Labfest Writing Fellows Program held last year,
PolSci secures first semis spot in Athena volleyball; History, Socio, ASN post wins

PolSci secures first semis spot in Athena volleyball; History, Socio, ASN post wins

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, ANGEL B. DUKHA III, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) was the first team to secure a spot in the semifinals of the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after sweeping Philosophy (Philo), 25-18 and 25-10. Two consecutive spikes by PolSci’s Ryan Tuguinayo pulled his team ahead after a neck-and-neck rally. PolSci left Philo in the dust with a 14-to-1 run that ended the second frame. Asian Studies (ASN) clinched their first win, eliminating Literature (Lit) after a nail-biting 2-set game, 25-22 and 27-25. Despite Lit having controlled the game early in the second frame, 11-6, ASN managed to catch up, 25-all.  The latter ultimately secured the win on the back of Gab Paradeza’s 17 points. Sociology (Socio) snat
PolSci, BES, LM, CA, Journ bag opening games in Athena Cup volleyball tourney

PolSci, BES, LM, CA, Journ bag opening games in Athena Cup volleyball tourney

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, ANGEL B. DUKHA III, and CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci), Behavioral Science (BES), Legal Management (LM), Journalism (Journ), and Communication Arts (CA) triumphed in their opening games in this year's Athena Cup volleyball tourney. PolSci posted an easy win against history and dominated both frames, 25-14 and 25-18. An early 15-0 run by PolSci gave the team a huge 17-2 advantage, allowing History only a 14-point finish. History tried to make a comeback at the start of the second frame but PolSci quickly regained momentum, finishing the game strong at 25-18. LM conquered Sociology (Socio) despite the latter’s best efforts in the second frame, finishing the game at 25-12, 24-26, and 25-20. Socio was dominated in the final frame