Tuesday, November 30

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Staying Afloat

Staying Afloat

Perspectives
FOUR YEARS ago, I entered the Communication Arts program wanting to be a film director. I wanted to make movies that made a difference—at least half of my then new blockmates also did. UST was not my dream school, I was planning to transfer to UP on my second year to take up Film but that obviously never happened. I slacked off in my studies, making an excuse of what we would call the “adjustment period.” During the second semester of that “adjustment period,” I drowned in frustration as I was one of the handful of students randomly chosen to fail at a particular subject. I could not understand how my professor gave me a grade of 60 during the preliminary period. I was always present, I answered during recitation and in most of my activities I got high scores. I had other blockmates who ha
AB slips in Pautakan 2016

AB slips in Pautakan 2016

Scenes
AFTER LAST year’s bridesmaid finish in the team category of Pautakan, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) failed to secure a spot in the top three of this year’s intercollegiate quiz contest. The AB team composed of the Flame Literary Editor Arvee Gomez, Imee Camille Advincula, Hannah Luise Baltazar, Augustus Bostrous Guco, Jezaree Corpuz, Marc Gjeremie Cheung, and John Robert Andres landed fourth place with 170 points — only five points away from the second runner-up Faculty of Pharmacy. Earning 240 points, the defending champion Faculty of Engineering added laurels to its collection, while the Alfredo M. Velayo – College of Accountancy settled for first runner-up with 230 points. AB tied with AMV during the average round of the finals leg, leaving Engineering in second plac
Huwag Magpigil Seryoso

Huwag Magpigil Seryoso

Letters
Huwag Magpigil Seryoso ni Ynca Ann Eve Duerme Isang parodiya sa tulang “Ang Huling Tula Na Isusulat Ko Para Sa'yo” ni Juan Miguel Severo Ito na ang huling tula na isusulat ko para sa’yo. Pangako ‘yan, at totoo. Sa pagdami ng taong kay dulas magsalita at sa pagdami ng mga indibidwal na ipinapako sa pader ang kanilang bawat gunita, dito kita ihihimlay sa pahinang ito, dito kung saan walang tugma’t sukat o ritmo, kung saan gagamitin ko ang kahit na anong kataga, letra, salita upang ilabas ang imbiyerna sa mga ipinanukala mo. Di ko alam kung gaano magiging kahaba, kung kasya ba sa isang piyesa o isang pahina dahil hindi naman lahat nasasabi sa dulo. Pero pangako ‘yan, ito na ang huling tula na isusulat ko para sa’yo. Wala akong pakialam kung abutin man tayo ng buong maghapon pero kaila
Artistang Artlets’ Pendulum: A Review

Artistang Artlets’ Pendulum: A Review

Letters
TIME IS the indefinite continued progression of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. However, Pendulum seeks to let the audience think otherwise. Fascinated by the concept of time, writer Rani Mae Aberin attempted to reconcile Cronus, the god of time in Greek mythology, with the modern era. She revealed a god who intervenes with the linear motion of time. He halts time and allows the past to catch up. As he trains a student to be his rightful heir, the next in line to help the mortals proceed to the future, he was in awe by the struggles of the youth faces today. The play had three settings carefully arranged in one spacious stage with the mood set through stage lighting. Any change of color and the
Artlets’ proper waste management advocacy clinch 2nd place in speech contest

Artlets’ proper waste management advocacy clinch 2nd place in speech contest

Scenes
REPRESENTATIVES FROM the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) won second place after fighting for proper waste management in an advocacy speech contest. Behavioral Science junior and AB Debate Parliament Prime Minister Sophia Salonga, Philosophy sophomore Andrew Cerrudo, Communication Arts sophomore Wailyn Lavarias, and Legal Management freshman Xandra Bravo encouraged people to focus on small efforts being done to protect the environment. “They’re so focused on the big ideas that they forgot that the smallest actions contribute to the biggest difference,” the group said in their performance. While many are pushing for proper waste management awareness, the real problem, according to the group, boils down to lack of concrete action. “They think that the miniscule act of segregatin
Tracing the threads: ABSC files complaint vs. ‘fraudulent’ Type-B supplier

Tracing the threads: ABSC files complaint vs. ‘fraudulent’ Type-B supplier

Issues
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article won best in-depth report in the second UST National Campus Journalism Awards last Dec. 21. It first appeared in the Flame's Vol. 51, Issue no. 2. ON FEBRUARY 11, students in the University were allowed to wear their Type-B uniforms throughout the semester in anticipation of the hot weather. However, Anna Patricia Urrutia, an Economics senior, has yet to receive the two Type-B uniforms she ordered from the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) last year. "Malapit na akong grumaduate [pero] wala pa rin akong Type-B uniform. Seeing your batchmates wear their Type B uniform every day since February 11—I can’t stop thinking when can I get [mine], and if ever there’s a chance of refund, when will that happen?” Urrutia is just one of many Artlets who own
AB exits Goodwill with bridesmaid finish vs. IPEA

AB exits Goodwill with bridesmaid finish vs. IPEA

Scenes
THEY SUPRISED their opponents and the Thomasian community when they came out as a stronger squad, but this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games basketball championship was not theirs to win. This year’s champs, Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA), handed the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team their 52-59 loss in a do-or-die match held Friday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion. IPEA first halted AB’s winning streak after giving them a taste of defeat last March 10, 57-47. Juslyne Eunice Magat handed AB most of its damages after finishing with game-high 25 points. Determined to extend the finals to a winner-take-all third game, AB's Alaina Dimdam immediately drilled jumpers and converted charities. IPEA’s Evina Rea Avelino sank a trey, tying
AB Women’s crushes Nursing in 101-24 blowout

AB Women’s crushes Nursing in 101-24 blowout

Scenes
    THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters Women’s Basketball Team (AB) scored another lopsided victory in the Thomasian Goodwill Games after overwhelming the College of Nursing with a 77-point lead victory. AB’s Alaina Dimdam finished with game-high 32 points before sitting out the majority of the fourth quarter and Koleen Salita stuffed the statistics sheet with 20 points. The whole squad gobbled rebounds and dished out assists as they outclassed Nursing, 101-24. AB immediately set the pace in the first quarter as Dimdam buried a three-point shot and knocked down a jumper – all in the first three possessions of the match-up. Nursing, given the chance to score in the first quarter, missed two attempts from the charity stripe and all of its field goals. Jonne Senga
HST, LegMa, ASN, CA, SCL open basketball league on a high note

HST, LegMa, ASN, CA, SCL open basketball league on a high note

Scenes
THE TEAMS of History, Legal Management (LegMa), Asian Studies (ASN), Communication Arts (CA), and Sociology tasted their triumphs in the season opener of AB Sportsfest basketball tournament held Wednesday. Both History and LegMa escaped Political Science (PolSci), 55-52 and 44-43, respectively. With no wins and two losses, Political Science was eliminated in bracket A. History’s JV Vibandor and Joseph Alfonso spoiled the heroics of PolSci’s Anton Maglaqui throughout the game. Vibrandor and Maglaqui earned 19 and 18 points, respectively. PolSci’s fouls enabled the strong-spirited LegMa to escape their opponent by a slim one-point advantage, 44-43. Meanwhile, ASN gave Journalism its first taste of defeat in bracket B's first game, 39-31, after a thrilling 31-31 deadlock at th
CA now center of development; Philo, JRN, Lit retain accreditation status

CA now center of development; Philo, JRN, Lit retain accreditation status

Scenes
THE COMMUNICATION Arts (CA) program of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) is now a center of development (COD), as declared by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). As per CHEd Memorandum Order No. 38, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) is now at par with Miriam College and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) in terms of accreditation status for CA, while the University of the Philippines (UP) remains the sole Center of Excellence (COE) in the said area of study. Meanwhile, the Philosophy program is still the only COE in AB. For the Philosophy program, UST shares its standing with ADMU, followed by the University of San Carlos. Moreover, the Journalism and the Literature program retained their COD status, while UP Diliman holds the COE status for both disciplines, shari