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ASN tops AB Debate 2017

ASN tops AB Debate 2017

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THE TEAM of Asian Studies (ASN) emerged as the champion of this year's Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Debate Series, the annual inter-major debate competition of the Faculty held last Feb. 19 and 26. The team was composed of juniors Lorraine Sajorda and Michael Gutierrez, and sophomore Moses Rivera. Sajorda was hailed the first and finals best speaker, while Gutierrez was declared the ninth best speaker. Journalism junior Angelika Jo Valera, who represented the Communication Arts (CA) team, and English Language Studies (ELS) sophomore Faye Margarette De Leon went home as second and third best speakers, respectively. Tied as sixth best speaker were Legal Management sophomore Nikki Elardo, ELS sophomore Edward Dunhill Chico, and History sophomore John Steven Usero. Furth
PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) started its title defense bid strong as it roasted Sociology in an intense two-set match, 25-14 and 25-20, on the opening day of the AB Sportsfest 2017 mixed volleyball tournament held Feb. 15 at the Felix Huertas Court. Economics, Legal Management (LegMa), English Language Studies (ELS), and Behavioral Science (BES) earned opening day wins, giving them an instant advantage in their respective brackets, while Sociology recorded a 1-1 standing. PolSci and Sociology started the first set with an early draw at 6-6 but PolSci’s Samantha Makayan broke the knot with a service ace, leading her team to a 5-0 run and a 13-7 advantage. The teams continued to exchange spurts of 3-0 but PolSci finished the first set at 25-14 through a 5-0 run and a powerful spik
Artlets see Korea in different light

Artlets see Korea in different light

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A PROFESSOR shed light on Korea’s culture and history to Asian Studies scholars and educators, veering away from the perspective set by popular Korean dramas and music. Prof. Lim Sang Woo, Ph.D. of Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea said the country flourished because of its historical phenomenon and foreign influences. “Korea is [kind of] a breach between continental and maritime powers. We have this so-called ‘Korean adaptability.’ We were able to adapt foreign cultures as long as it is significant to our development but we never forget our origin,” Lim said. He also said South Korea continues to be one of the top countries in the world despite the economic crisis and conflicts and nuclear threats of North Korea because the western influences did not separate them from