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AB’s cold stretch continues after losing to Medicine

AB’s cold stretch continues after losing to Medicine

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THE PLAYOFF hopes of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team in the Thomasian Goodwill Games dimmed after it suffered its third straight defeat, this time in the hands of a surging Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Medicine). AB fell prey to Medicine in a two-set meltdown, 25-23 and 25-14, in their elimination round duel held Monday at the P. Noval Court. Medicine came out streaking with an 8-0 run against AB, earning a 12-4 advantage in the first set. AB, however, bounced back and caught up through nimble offensive attacks. The two sides clashed in an effort to take control of the match, but Medicine secured the set with its players’ swooping attacks, 25-23. In the second set, Medicine took advantage of the Dapitan-based squad’s faulty spikes and servic
AB bags awards in Theomasino 2016

AB bags awards in Theomasino 2016

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) grabbed bronze in this year’s Theomasino: Thomasian Theology Quiz Bee held Friday at the Medicine Auditorium. The Conservatory of Music landed as first runner-up, while the College of Education emerged as champions, dethroning the Faculty of Pharmacy. Composing the AB team were Philosophy junior Gabriel Madrid, Philosophy sophomore Kenichi Tigas, History senior Argene Clasara, and Behavioral Science senior Sophia Salonga, who represented the Faculty in the extemporaneous speech in the final round. Literature sophomore Philip Jamilla, meanwhile, won first place in the Theomasino essay writing contest held October. Representatives from the College of Education and College of Rehabilitation Sciences grabbed the second and third spots, respecti
ABSC to revise 2 articles of constitution

ABSC to revise 2 articles of constitution

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) seeks to revise the provisions on Bill of Rights and Meetings of its constitution to strengthen the rights of Artlets and increase the liability of council officers. ABSC President Ysabela Gabrielle Marasigan told the Flame in an e-mail interview that the council is planning to revise Article IV (Bill of Rights) and Article IX (Meetings) because these are “integral parts to the main purpose of initiating [the call for a constitutional revision].” Article IV states the rights of Artlets to vote, to run for any elective position in the council, to obtain public information, to be heard, to have a prompt, proper and impartial disposition of his or her case, and to freely form and organize. ABSC intends to add the “right to di
An Artlet’s Guide to Beginning a New Semester

An Artlet’s Guide to Beginning a New Semester

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THE NEXT academic year is fast approaching, but not everyone is ready to let go of satisfying afternoon naps and lazy days at the beach just yet. Beginning a semester is always a tough task, so here are a few tips to help you slowly ease into a new chapter of your university life. 1. Finish your to-watch and to-read list before the onslaught of academic load and extra-curricular activities. Curl up with a good book or marathon those series you’ve been wanting to watch. Once your vacation ends, you can never be as chill as you are now. 2. Clean and organize files in your computer or laptop to make room for future handouts, presentations and videos. Invest in an external hard-drive, or set up a Google Drive to back-up important documents. Avoid last minute hard-drive cleansing, and
AB to also offer JRN, LM next academic year

AB to also offer JRN, LM next academic year

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the Flame’s second issue during the academic year 2015-2016. THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) will also offer Journalism and Legal Management in the next two academic years, alongside two other degree programs initially retained in the Faculty’s course offerings. Last year, the University announced it would reduce its program offerings in the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 to courses which are highly in-demand, initially leaving Communication Arts and Political Science under AB. The said move is in anticipation of low freshman enrollees due to the full implementation of the K to 12 program. AB Dean Michael Anthony Vasco said the reopening for enrollment of the said programs was due to the inquiries his offi
AB to offer only CA, PolSci in 2016

AB to offer only CA, PolSci in 2016

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the Flame's first issue during the academic year 2015-2016. THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) will only offer Communication Arts and Political Science courses in anticipation of the full implementation of the K to 12 program next year, where a significant decrease in freshman enrollees is expected as senior high school opens. AB Dean Michael Anthony Vasco explained this was because a high number of students who came from K to 12-implementing schools are enrolled in the said programs. "Two years ago, I got a figure that only 89 of freshmen students graduated from K to 12-ready schools," Vasco said. "A great majority of these students are in Communication Arts and Political Science." Vasco said the Faculty did not com
AB cancels JRN, LM first year offerings

AB cancels JRN, LM first year offerings

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THERE WILL be no Journalism and Legal Management (LM) freshmen this academic year 2016-2017. Due to the low number of qualified applicants, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) will no longer offer Journalism and LM during the full implementation of the K to 12 program, Asst. Dean Narcisa Tabirara revealed yesterday. Tabirara said there were only six qualified applicants for Journalism and 11 for LM—far short from a “viable” class that should be composed of at least 40 students. The Communication Arts (CA) and Political Science (PolSci) programs, however, will remain open for freshman enrollees. In a past interview, Dean Michael Anthony Vasco noted that the Faculty will discontinue offering Journalism and LM to freshmen if the number of applicants would not fill in the mini
Influence of language in law is evident – linguists

Influence of language in law is evident – linguists

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THE DISCIPLINES of law and language found themselves at a crossroad as international forensic linguists highlighted the influence of language in the application and interpretation of law. International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) Secretary Isabel Picornell said forensic linguistics plays a role in the justice system as “linguistic communication is the very thing that makes us human,” during the 2nd Asian Regional Conference of IAFL, themed “Forensic Linguistics/ Language and Law: Contexts, Issues and Trends.” Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, the conference’s keynote speaker, said that language plays an important role on the decision of judges. “I would say as a jurist that forensic linguistics is the analysis of language to aide in the dispensation of justice.” “
Con Bravura: A Night of Music and Legacy

Con Bravura: A Night of Music and Legacy

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  THE MUSICAL excellence of the UST Chorus of Arts and Letters (AB Chorale) that withstood the test of time was celebrated during their 20th anniversary concert dubbed Con Bravura last June 19. The elegantly clad alumni and current members of AB Chorale demonstrated their group’s musical journey through an interesting contrast of old and new songs and the captivating unity of voices that seemed to wind around each other until they intertwined as one—creating music that is solid and fluid at the same time. The chorale’s rendition of Isang Linggong Pag-ibig was a remarkable performance. It added a contemporary twist to the Filipino classic as comical side comments adorned the popular lines of the song. While the aforementioned sent the audience giggling, the choir’s chilling pe
Double-sided Gesture

Double-sided Gesture

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  Double-sided Gesture by Dianne Alyssa A. Aguirre Let your thumb speak your judgment about the past in a coin toss, when He was more than a right-sided face in every five-peso, and led the Motherland in its first republic year. A thumbs up could be as double-sided as a flipped coin, when heads and tails fight for dominance in mid-air and two opponents are left hoping to win in silence. The gesture could be an act of approval to the freemason fighting for independence, the politician who created truce with Spain, the president of the revolutionary government. It could also be an act of condemnation, wherein you make a fist as if holding a lighter, with the thumb ready to roll the spark wheel. From its flame you would smell contempt for the man who declared s...