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Rector to graduates: ‘Goodbyes are part of the journey’

Rector to graduates: ‘Goodbyes are part of the journey’

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UST RECTOR Very Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. told graduating Thomasians that “saying goodbye is part of the journey” in this year’s Baccalaureate Mass held Friday. “Masakit, pero may kahalong tamis. Sabi nga ng isang poster, ‘Ang pinakamasakit sa goodbye ay ‘yung hindi pa naririnig ng tainga mo, nararamdaman na ng puso mo,’” he said. Fr. Dagohoy noted that words like “I love you 3000” from blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame” are the most memorable ones not only because of the “pain of leaving,” but also because of “a fervent desire for a good beginning.” “The parting words that you have written on the tees and blouses of your friends and classmates are no different. You might have written there without cinematic effects, but nonetheless convey the said message of pain and
THE FLAME EXPLAINS: The pressure to preserve UST’s historical landmarks

THE FLAME EXPLAINS: The pressure to preserve UST’s historical landmarks

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WITH OVER four centuries of its presence in the educational and religious landscape of the country, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has been a witness to several significant moments in history as it withstood the test of time. The University, which is home to national cultural treasures like the Arch of the Centuries and the Main Building, has also faced the wear and tear of these important landmarks over the years. In pursuit to take care of the remnants of its glorious past, the preservation of these national treasures proves to be a challenge for the Thomasian community’s pool of heritage conservationists. Recently, the Arch of the Centuries and the Main Building were seen to be undergoing physical refinements. With renovations being done to maintain their structural in
UST welcomes around 8,000 Thomasians; AB records 118 freshmen

UST welcomes around 8,000 Thomasians; AB records 118 freshmen

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MARKING THE start of their Thomasian journey, 7,915 freshmen—including 118 from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB)—made their way through the historical Arch of the Centuries during the annual Thomasian Welcome Walk held Friday. This academic year, AB recorded the lowest number of first year students since 2012 with only 118 freshmen belonging to three sections of Communication Arts (CA) and one section of Political Science (PolSci). Due to low number of college-eligible students, AB will only offer CA and PolSci for two academic years. But once the first batch of K to 12 graduates reaches college, the other degree programs will be offered again. During the Eucharistic celebration, UST Rector Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. encouraged Thomasian freshmen to live a "useful" li