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VLOG POPULI: Beyond the grave

VLOG POPULI: Beyond the grave

Issues, Vlog Populi
Beliefs vary about where souls rest after their journey in the physical world. In this special Vlog Populi episode, The Flame asked Artlets about their thoughts on the afterlife. Director: Bless Aubrey Ogerio Writers/Researchers: Pauline Nicole Bautista and Joss Gabriel Oliveros Voiceover Artist: Aubrey Lim Animator: Tcheky Cabrera Video Editor: Rainiel Angelyn Figueroa
Artlets’ pivotal role in opposing the dictatorial rule

Artlets’ pivotal role in opposing the dictatorial rule

News
by CHRISTINE DIANE R. ALMANZOR and DENISE ANGELA E. SALAZAR (Editor’s note: As the Philippines commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martial Law, The Flame is republishing this article, which appeared in its vol. 47, issue no. 3.) The years of martial rule have been deemed by some as the darkest age in the country’s history. It was marked by unjust killings, human rights violations, and unceasing abduction of opposition members, all feigning to curb rebellion. Despite the threats given to those who are opposing the martial rule, the Artlet community remained true to its liberal thinking by leading Thomasians in voicing out their clamor for change and reform in the country. THE ISSUANCE of Proclamation No. 1081 by the late president Ferdinand Marcos on Sept. 21, 1972 was suppose...
Thomasian tales: Flashbacks on pre-pandemic Paskuhan moments

Thomasian tales: Flashbacks on pre-pandemic Paskuhan moments

Culture
RECOGNIZED as the most anticipated annual event for every Thomasian since 1991, the University's Paskuhan marks its 30th year with the theme ‘The Pilgrimage: Our road through trials, our road through triumph.’ The University invites Thomasians in its second virtual Paskuhan this year. The chief-of-staff of the University of Santo Tomas - Central Student Council Gilbert Estropia Jr. said that last year’s Paskuhan presented recordings of programs but the performances this year will be live on-site. “The University is really trying their best to produce programs that Thomasians will enjoy, but this year’s Paskuhan, we made it a point to make it on-site, where the bands and the production will perform live on campus,” Estropia told The Flame. Let’s look back on some of the favorit...
Dreading the prelim exams? How to overcome that academic anxiety

Dreading the prelim exams? How to overcome that academic anxiety

Culture
TO LEARN is not just to comply. Students may catch up in the online setting, but long-term retention of information is not guaranteed. Academic anxiety, procrastination, and online distractions are still barriers to maximize e-learning. As students prepare for the upcoming preliminary examinations, The Flame interviewed three Artlets on their insights and strategies for dealing with distant learning and mental burnouts. 1. Make time for self-care One should not feel guilty for resting. For Mattew Marbella, a fourth-year political science student, resting is an effective study tip. “Taxing yourself with too much academic burden could be counterproductive and may cause you to burn out. [You can] watch your favorite series or play your favorite game before doing your academ...
Ber months are here, K-pop comebacks are near 

Ber months are here, K-pop comebacks are near 

Culture
THE MONTH of September will witness not only Jose Mari Chan’s iconic entrance that marks the start of the world’s longest Christmas season.  Various K-pop acts are also peeking through, giving their fans pre-holiday cheers and catchy tunes while staying safe at home. Astro, Blackpink’s Lisa, ATEEZ, NCT 127, and ITZY are making noise throughout social media as fans share their enthusiasm and expectations about the new K-pop offerings. Astro Astro triggered the curiosity of their listeners when the teaser of its new music video 'Alive' was uploaded on YouTube last Sept. 2. The song 'Alive' is a pop tune that embraces a theme of love that is complex and requires great effort. It speaks about how partners remain ‘alive’ when love is felt and recognized. BLACKPINK's Lalisa...
Freshie Guide: A glimpse of the ultimate Artlet experience

Freshie Guide: A glimpse of the ultimate Artlet experience

Culture
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...
Artlets showcase original songs, poems in open mic event

Artlets showcase original songs, poems in open mic event

News
by MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM FOURTEEN ARTLETS showcased their original compositions of songs and poems on Wednesday during a virtual ‘open mic’ event as part of the Arts and Letters' (AB) freshmen festivities. Organized by the Artlets Student Council (ABSC), “Sincerely, Artlets: Open Mic” was intended to promote the Artlets' creative talents as the Faculty welcomes the new breed of Artlets, ABSC Secretary Kim Dacanay told The Flame. “Through “Sincerely, Artlets,” we encourage Artlets to step out of their comfort zones and join the Thomasian-Artlet community in celebrating their talents,” Dacanay said. Communication and philosophy freshmen Matt Saez and Sofia Cabarroguis performed their songs titled “Matalik na Kaibigan," and “Acronym” and “Baunan,” respectively. “Gusto ko tangg...
Artlets bag awards in 8th Student Quill

Artlets bag awards in 8th Student Quill

News
by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY and MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM THIRTEEN STUDENTS and alumni from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) have won in this year’s Student Quill Awards, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines announced on Friday.  Artlets reaped awards in four different categories and divisions namely, Communication Management - Student Entry Division, Communication Skills - Student Entry Division, Special and Experiential Events Category and Social Media Programs Category. Three Communication Arts (CA) students have won under the Communication Skills, Student Division: Elijah Punzalan for the “UAAP Season 82: All For More,” Maria Gabriel Jopillo for her entry “Flow,” and Rona Alondra Agulto for her short documentary film “Pinarang Sining.” Agul...
Lack of candidates reflects Artlets’ apathy

Lack of candidates reflects Artlets’ apathy

Perspectives
by JULIA MARI T. ORNEDO In April 2017, elections for the new set of Central Student Council (CSC) Executive Board officers was marred by mass abstentions by the Thomasian electorate. The question that loomed immediately after the controversial elections was: have Thomasians become apathetic? Many Thomasians argued that the outcome was caused by a lack of competent and deserving candidates and not of interest from voters—a fair point, considering the shameful apologism of martial law by a candidate for vice president that made rounds on social media. Artlets, ever the articulate and outspoken, were some of the first to decry the suggestion that Thomasians had become apathetic to politics when news of the controversial CSC elections broke out. Yet, over a year on, it seems that ...
Artlets recognized in Student Awards

Artlets recognized in Student Awards

News
By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN STUDENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, and societies from the Faculty of Arts and Letters received recognitions for their exceptional academic and co-curricular performance in the University during the 2018 Student Awards Day held May 18. English Language Studies senior Fermina Vergara led the graduating batch of Artlets after receiving the Rector’s Academic Award for attaining a general weighted average of 1.129, the second highest among the awardees. Communication Arts Students’ Association (CASA) president Nicole Cruz, Association of the Political Science Organizations of the Philippines Secretary-General Ralph Gabriel Buella, and Junior People Management Association of the Philippines Vice-president I-shan Kuo were among the recipients of the Quezon Leadership A...