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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

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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

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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

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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
Artlet bets for CSC vow to promote students’ rights, social awareness

Artlet bets for CSC vow to promote students’ rights, social awareness

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STUDENTS’ RIGHTS and social awareness are among the concerns that the four independent Central Student Council (CSC) bets from the Faculty of Arts and Letters would like to focus on should they be elected to the council. Presidential candidate and former CSC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Francis Gabriel Santos said he will fight for the passage of the Students’ Code, a document aiming to protect the rights of Thomasian students. “[Ang] gagawin natin, lalabas tayo ng UST. Doon tayo sa kongreso. [Magtatayo] tayo ng national coalition. ‘Pag napasa ‘yun sa kongreso, saklaw ang UST. Hindi lang UST ang makikinabang kundi ang bawat mag-aaral na Pilipino,” Santos said. He added that when he was the CSC PRO, the council took steps to support the passage of the Student’s Code but to no
AB Guidance Counselors: Rendering service with a genuine heart

AB Guidance Counselors: Rendering service with a genuine heart

Faces
“GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ‘yan. Hindi ‘yan maniniwala sa’yo. May [halong] judgement na nila ‘yan.” This perception is what guidance counselors of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) usually hear from students. Along with similar views, this refrain Artlets from visiting them, thinking that only the gravest problems are needed to be addressed by counselors. Little do they know that counselors like Carmen “Chatt” Quesada and Zyra Angeles work to help solve students’ personal dilemmas and usher them to be the best they could be. The Faculty’s guidance counselors willingly offer Artlets their open arms and give them their brightest smiles. “Ang role namin [ay i-]facilitate kayo to be on your own and to be able to become the person you want to be,” Quesada says. Coming from the heart
4 Artlets vie for CSC seats

4 Artlets vie for CSC seats

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By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG and CRIS EUGENE GIANAN FOUR INDEPENDENT Artlet bets are eyeing positions in the UST Central Student Council (CSC). Former CSC public relations officer (PRO) and Political Science (PolSci) junior Francis Gabriel Santos is vying for the position of president, saying he wants to continue what he started last year. “Gusto ko kasi ipagpatuloy 'yung nasimulan namin ni Ate Therese (Gorospe), at gusto ko 'di lang continuity, improvement din sa kung ano man 'yung pagkukulang namin para ma-make sure natin na 'yung CSC ay papunta sa tamang direksyon,” he said. Santos was one of the only two officers elected in the CSC last year, with the other being Therese Gorospe as secretary, after "abstain" outnumbered the votes for the candidates in other positions.