BES dominates GlauCup championships


photo grabbed from the UST Artlets Student Council’s Facebook livestream

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (BES) emerged as this year’s champion for the group and individual categories of GlauCup 2021, an inter-major quiz competition of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB).

The BES team composed of Anica Cordero, Angelica Garcia, Mary Cabigting, Monica Mamuyac, and Mariella Tolentino garnered 415 points, besting eight other majors last Dec. 3.

Asian Studies landed first runner-up with 405 points while Economics finished second runner-up with 385 points in the group category. History and Creative Writing made it to the finals, scoring 355 and 340 points respectively.

“I believe that the group dynamic in our roster of players is worth mentioning because it made the game very very fun. Definitely, the GlauCup experience was one worth remembering and we are so blessed to have supportive people cheering for us virtually. That was the real prize of our victory,” BES team’s Cordero told The Flame.

Meanwhile, BES team’s Tolentino was champion in the individual category with 355 points.

“I’ve been with them during the preparation for the competition and I’ve seen how hard they worked and how badly they [wanted] to take home the bacon. So being the back-to-back champion for this year, it feels like all our efforts paid off,” BES team coach Emm Baylon said.

History student Charlie Carlos came in second with 305 points, while Jensen Sentillas of Asian Studies snagged third place with 295 points.

Also in the individual category finals were Creative Writing major Kiran Ganesan and Philosophy major Lance Isaac Tinio with 235 and 225 points, respectively.

“We, here in GlauCup, aim for a better and more educated Philippines in the future. The aim of this event is to showcase the educational prowess and the bright minds of the AB students,” said Zoah Salvador, one of the project heads.

Nine out of 13 majors in AB joined the GlauCup, namely BES, Asian Studies, Creative Writing, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Legal Management.

Formerly known as the Glaucus Cup, the contest was organized by the UST Artlets Student Council in partnership with the AB Pautakan team.

It was named after Glaucus, a Greek prophetic sea god. F – with reports from Vanessa Noriko S. Yap

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