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Freshie Guide: A glimpse of the ultimate Artlet experience

Freshie Guide: A glimpse of the ultimate Artlet experience

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by MHERYLL GIFFEN L. ALFORTE LONG BEFORE entering university, every student has at least once dreamed of the ultimate college experience— forging new bonds, learning the school’s culture, navigating the campus landscape, joining student organizations, and more. But chances are, this never included virtual learning, donning of masks, and discussing group tasks solely through video chats. Every student bears the brunt of this dismal reality, but this hit especially hard for first-year students who will open a brand-new chapter in life during a pandemic. Entering college is a daunting pursuit as it is even on a normal year. But in these times, students are forced to adapt to an isolated environment — instead of new blockmates, emotionless computer screens have become their compan
AB forms new dance org

AB forms new dance org

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) has officially established its new dance organization, BA Dauncén, following the disbandment of AB Dance Synergy (ABDS), the former official dance troupe of the Faculty, in 2018. Interim President Kaela Madrunio said that the former president of ABDS approached and asked her to reestablish the dance troupe but decided to form a new dance organization instead. “[I] decided to just put up a new one since I am not familiar with ABDS, and since I am also eager to form a dance team under the faculty, we named it BA Dauncén,” Madrunio told The Flame in an online interview. The name of the organization was derived from the Middle English verb Dauncén, which means to dance, Madrunio said. Madrunio said that since the BA D
Synchronous classes in AB suspended

Synchronous classes in AB suspended

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by JHONA R. VITOR SYNCHRONOUS CLASSES from Sept. 25 to 30 have been suspended to consider the physical and mental challenges that Artlets confront in the “new normal” way of learning, and the possible intermittent connection within the six-day suspension.  The memorandum released on Thursday stated that only “minimal” asynchronous activities will be given and the deadlines already scheduled from Sept. 25 to 30 may be extended until the following week. Artlets will also be provided “recorded lectures and [...] asynchronous engagements where they can access and complete at their own pace within the said period and the week thereafter,” the memorandum said. It added that the academic and support staff and career counselors of Artlets are ready to accommodate everyone. Synchrono
Journsoc condemns ABS-CBN franchise denial

Journsoc condemns ABS-CBN franchise denial

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By: KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN READ: Statement of the UST Journalism Society on the rejection of the ABS-CBN Franchise Bill The UST Journalism Society (JournSoc) denounced on Saturday the franchise denial of the broadcast network ABS-CBN, saying it was one of the darkest days of the Philippine press. "The 12 hearings on the network's franchise proved that these lawmakers were not after truth. Their inane questions, disrespectful treatment of resource persons, circuitous statements, and petty arguments—one of them even complained that ABS-CBN did not give air time to his rice distribution activity—unmasked their insidious agenda," Journsoc said in their statement. The media giant officially ceased its operations on Friday, July 10, after lawmakers voted 70-11, rejecting the fran
New assistant dean targets exchange program for Artlets

New assistant dean targets exchange program for Artlets

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by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES and JUSTIN BENEDICT LIM photo grabbed from the official Facebook account of Prof. Alejandro Bernardo NEWLY APPOINTED Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Assistant Dean Assoc. Prof. Alejandro Bernardo is aiming for the Faculty to become locally and internationally accredited, and for Artlets to have more academic partnerships with world-renowned institutions. Bernardo earned his doctorate degree in English Language, cum laude, from the University of Santo Tomas in 2013 and has been the faculty secretary of the UST Graduate School ever since.  His term as faculty secretary ended last Dec. 31 and is set to replace Asst. Prof. Narcisa Tabirara who was the assistant dean for no more than 40 years. Bernardo said that Tabirara was appointed as assistant dean becau
Christian Tuaña: Defying Limitations

Christian Tuaña: Defying Limitations

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by PATRICK V. MIGUEL THE CLOCK hits 9 in the morning, and Christian Tuaña jolts awake. Upon opening his eyes, he utters a curse before muttering,“Here we go again”.  Inside his closet is an armor he set to wear every school days. A pair of black slacks and the iconic Artlet uniform. Wielding a cane, he can transcend all limits. He prepares himself every morning, filling his backpack with magical instruments throughout his victory on his everyday battles. He leaves his house around 12 PM with a mystical carriage that will carry him to a place filled with knowledge and wisdom. A venue of self-expression and inclusivity.  There is enthusiasm inside his pocket before entering St. Raymund’s. “Minsan oo, minsan hindi…. Nagiging excited… ako if there’s something to look forward to
P1.2k breakdown to be released soon, says ABSC president

P1.2k breakdown to be released soon, says ABSC president

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE DEAN'S Office is set to release the breakdown of the P1,200 pilgrimage fee no later than July 6, Artlets Student Council (ABSC) president Rafael Arellano revealed. Arellano said the Council had submitted a formal letter of request weeks ago as required by the Dean’s Office. "Sabi [po] samin may cine-clear pa po sila sa [Office of the Vice Rector for Finance]. Pero mabibigay daw po nila not later than July 6," the Council president told the Flame. The P1,200 that each student from Batch 2018 paid last academic year for a pilgrimage was reallocated to a thanksgiving and prayer worship activity after the Commission on Higher Education put a hold order on all off-campus activities after the February 2017 Tanay bus accident. READ: No breakdown for
12K stolen from PolSci CommDev

12K stolen from PolSci CommDev

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THE POLITICAL Science Forum (TPSF) Community Development (CommDev) lost to an alleged thief a total of P 12,200 inside the St. Raymund de Peñafort Building last Nov.16, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed. TPSF President Juancho Martinez told the Flame that the incident took place between 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the second floor lockers area in front of the faculty room. Some P 10,200 of the stolen money was allotted for the society’s community development project, “The Youth Is, The Youth Can, The Youth Will 1.0,” in Nagcarlan, Laguna, which pushed through last. Nov. 20. The other P 2,000 was the personal money of the CommDev head. Martinez requested the anonymity of the head as the investigation is still underway. Authorities are still investigating the lone su
AB books finals appearance in Goodwill

AB books finals appearance in Goodwill

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Photo by MARIANNE LORRAINE M. SAMILINGTHE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men's Volleyball Team is now one step away from this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games championship after wiping out the College of Commerce and Business Administration (Commerce) during their intense semifinals match Monday at the P. Noval Court. AB forced Commerce to surrender their finals hopes, 28-26, 25-18, 22-25, and 25-22. The Dapitan-based squad struggled to set the tone during the first frame because of the errors committed by its players, giving Commerce a quick nine-point lead, 12-21. But the spikes and blocks of AB's Russel Wilfred Estrada, Desmund Gerardo, and John David, along with Commerce’s errors, rewarded AB with 12 points and evened the set at 23-23. Commerce’s Josh Liñan and Thomas
AB grabs Goodwill semis berth

AB grabs Goodwill semis berth

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Volleyball Team clinched a semifinal spot in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games after they handily disposed the College of Science (Science) during their quarterfinals match Saturday at the P. Noval Court. Denying Science the chance to claim victory this time, AB immediately swept two of the three sets of the game, 25-17 and 25-20. A storm of forceful spikes from AB’s Judenn Macareñas, Wayne Parulan, John David Subiere, and Charles Adrian Vallo outplayed Science to set the tone for the first set, 7-1. Multiple errors from the players of Science troubled their bid to catch up with AB’s growing lead. Stepping-up for the playoffs, AB’s Marjan Christopher Landan also delivered a barrage of hits, bringing the score to 14-7. AB cruised