On a scale of 1 to 10, how is your experience of the Welcoming festivities? And why?
Kaisha: “It’s a 10 for me, probably since this is one of my first ever school functions and everything has been exciting, wonderful, and memorable… and I am looking forward to the other occasions.”
Vherwin: “On a scale of 1 to 10, I think over 10, maybe a hundred or a thousand more ‘cause I could really feel the school spirit and the support of the whole Thomasian community when I entered the Arch and the ROARientation, the seniors really prepared everything for us and I’m really thankful for the seniors, the staff, and the faculty [for] the ROARientation.”
What were the highlights for you during the Roarientation?
Kaisha: “Probably the performances prepared by the other students as well as the mini games to keep us entertained and yeah, those are it.”
Vherwin: “Same, same. The performances, the mini games, of course the whole chant and cheer things that we learned during the Roarientation.”
What was the first thought after passing through the Arch?
Kaisha: “This is it, I’m finally here.”
Vherwin: “My first thought would be, ‘Mama, Papa, Thomasian na ako!’ I’m so excited for my first year and four years to come, so I’m very hyped.”
– Gabrielle Kaisha Caparas and Vherwin Kayle Cristobal, creative writing freshmen
Interview by Giannah Erin Ochoa