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[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Radio silence, collegiate fears

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Radio silence, collegiate fears

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  PHOTO BY ARIS JOHN GALANG Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “It was a Saturday when I woke up, and normally, before going to the office on Saturdays, nagoopen muna ako ng radyo. [That time] wala akong marinig sa radyo, lahat ng stations quiet. I went to the office and sabi nga Martial Law daw was declared already. August ‘yung Martial Law [...] November na kami nagkaroon ng klase. Tsaka nagkaroon na ng konting bali-balita sa mga radyo---pero puro Marcos lang. During the time of Martial Law, Marcos created a Bagong Lipunan Society which later on he turned it into a political party na lahat naman sila-sila ang nag-ho-hold [political positions]. There were so many atrocities made by Marcos at that time, he took control of all major industries in the Philippines...
Ayie, political science freshman: It’s [UST] been my dream university since I was in grade school

Ayie, political science freshman: It’s [UST] been my dream university since I was in grade school

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Why did you choose UST? “Actually it’s [UST]  been my dream university since I was in grade school. Although medyo bumaba ‘yung hope ko nung mga junior high, luckily nakuha naman ako sa UST…. [V]ery thankful po ako.” What’s on your college bucket list? “Syempre ‘di mawawala ‘yung paskuhan, tapos hopefully healthy ‘yung environment sa UST with my classmates, and then… lahat ng event sa UST [I’m] looking forward to.”                - Ayie Elgarico, political science freshman Interview by KATRIZHA CAYE DE LEON  
UST Tiger Radio extends intern jock hunt until June 13

UST Tiger Radio extends intern jock hunt until June 13

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By KAREN RENEE NOGOY UST TIGER Radio, the University’s official e-radio station, extended the deadline for submitting entries for this year’s intern jock search until June 13. The audition is open to all bona fide senior high school and college students of the University. Accepted applicants will undergo a series of tests and challenges before officially joining the new roster of jocks through the station’s annual show “Behind the Roar” (BTR). To join, auditionees shall film a video not longer than two minutes, telling why they deserve to be an intern jock, post them publicly on Facebook with the hashtags #BTReadyToRoar and #BTRS3Auditions, and tag the UST Tiger Radio's official Facebook page. After uploading their videos, applicants shall accomplish the audition form by...
AB alumni aim cultural shift in voters’ behavior through competency-based assessment

AB alumni aim cultural shift in voters’ behavior through competency-based assessment

AB Events, Inside AB, Uncategorized
By Eduelle Jan Macabababad (The Varsitarian) and Matthew Dave Jucom (The Flame) DURING THE celebration of the 50th anniversary of Artlets batch ‘69, Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Dean Marilu Madrunio tasked several alumni to develop a project that answers to her plan of equipping the future Artlet graduates with competencies to survive in a volatile and uncertain world. Eyra Umali, Erlie Lopez and Tita Puangco responded to Madrunio’s call and immediately laid down a plan. However, the pandemic decelerated their preparations. It was until March 2021 when they found a way to communicate with Madrunio on resuming their plan. Only this time, they thought: Why not expand it to a bigger scope and attach the plans to the upcoming elections? “Because the competency mapping was...
The Varsitarian’s 37th Gawad Ustetika submission deadline extended to May 13

The Varsitarian’s 37th Gawad Ustetika submission deadline extended to May 13

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The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, has extended its deadline for submissions for its annual literary competition, the 37th Gawad Ustetika, to May 13.   Entries for the categories Tula, Poetry, Katha, Fiction, Sanaysay, Essay, and Dulang May Isang Yugto (one-act play) will be accepted.  The literary competition is open to all Thomasian students, undergraduate and graduate, enrolled for the academic year 2021-2022. Interested participants must submit a copy of their work in PDF, a copy of their registration form, and a certificate of originality signed by their Literature, English, or Filipino professors via Google Forms. Participants may also email them at ustetika@varsitarian.net for more details.  Gawad Ustetika is an ann...
UST profs to share translating experiences in upcoming webinar

UST profs to share translating experiences in upcoming webinar

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SEVEN RESEARCHERS-translators from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) will tackle the concepts of translating technical texts into the Filipino language at the Sentro sa Salin at Araling Salin’s upcoming forum. UST professors Wennielyn Fajilan, Dino Tordesillas, Franz Giuseppe Cortez, Rosalyn Mirasol, Alvin Ringgo Reyes, Elenita Mendoza, and John Dale Trogo will talk about the collaboration, evaluations, and considerations in technical translations during the “Salinsanay: Webinar sa Pagsasaling Teknikal bilang Gawaing Propesyonal.” The webinar will take place on April 23 and 30 via Zoom, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The two-day webinar will focus on the experience of professionals in translating technical documents, such as modules, interviews, and research into the Filipino langu...
Artlets Economics Society to discuss youth’s role in 2022 elections in a forum

Artlets Economics Society to discuss youth’s role in 2022 elections in a forum

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by NILLICENT BAUTISTA THE ARTLETS Economics Society will hold a forum on April 11 to discuss the role of the youth in the upcoming national elections and challenge the competence of the political candidates. “Kilalanin Mo, Kandidato Mo: The AES 2022 Electoral Tournament” is a two-part event, both an electoral tournament and a political forum, highlighting the platforms and contributions of all presidential candidates aspirants. It also aims to help the youth be informed by fostering objectivity and integrity as they prepare to make crucial decisions in the upcoming elections. The AES 2022 Electoral Tournament is part of the Society’s 47th-anniversary celebration and will be held simultaneously on Zoom and Facebook live from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. F
UST Model United Nations conference to tackle effective global health governance

UST Model United Nations conference to tackle effective global health governance

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THE UST Model United Nations (MUN), an event that aims to increase the knowledge of Filipino students about diplomacy, will be held on March 10 to 12. The three-day conference, a flagship project of the Asian Studies Society since 2013, strives to connect young leaders through simulations of the United Nations (UN) assemblies. UST MUN 2021 will be held virtually with a theme “Championing international collective action: Mitigating the multisectoral adversities of COVID-19 through effective global health governance.” The 8th installation of UST MUN will tackle prevailing issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and seek solutions from the participants who will act as delegates of UN countries. During the conference, the delegates are expected to “discuss, debate, and negotia...
Varsitarian calls for entries for creative writing workshop

Varsitarian calls for entries for creative writing workshop

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY THE VARSITARIAN, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), is now accepting entries for the 16th Creative Writing Workshop (CWW). The workshop is open to all UST college students except for students from the Faculty of Arts and Letters Creative Writing program. The CWW is an annual literary workshop-seminar, where some of the country’s top writers personally guide and workshop the works of aspiring Thomasian writers. Applicants should submit their original works in any of the following categories: fiction, katha, poetry, and tula until March 14. Each applicant should choose only one category and submit his/her work in both Word file and PDF formats, using the font Arial, with a font size of 12, and 1.0 line spacing f...
UNITAS celebrates 100 years through int’l lecture series

UNITAS celebrates 100 years through int’l lecture series

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UNITAS, THE oldest multidisciplinary journal in the country published by the University, will host an international lecture series for its centennial anniversary. The next installment of the Authors International Lecture Series to be held on Feb. 22 will feature University of California professor John Blanco, who will tackle trans-Pacific culture between Mexico and the Philippines through the figure of the Moor in the Philippine colonial romance and theater. The event aims to engage the audience in a classroom lecture-style forum of intellectual discovery while discussing the authors’ published works. Four more authors will be speaking during the event from February to April, including David O’Connor, formerly of the United Nations, with his lecture on the sustainable deve...