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A bittersweet farewell: Thomasians return to UST to say goodbye

A bittersweet farewell: Thomasians return to UST to say goodbye

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By PATRICK V. MIGUEL and DAWN DANIELLE SOLANO FOR THE first time in what felt like forever, the University felt the atmosphere everyone was familiar with during its back-to-back Baccalaureate Mass for the graduates of batch 2020, 2021, and 2022. From June 3 to 4, the University was brought back to life, revived by the presence of the Thomasian community‚ÄĒstudents, professors, and staff. The hallways that have been silent since the University adopted the virtual learning mode reverberated with laughter and greetings. Classrooms were once again filled with students. Students were seen embracing again, propagating the culture of hugs that was discouraged two years ago. Drumbeats and chants filled the air, reminding Thomasians that no pandemic can extinguish their school pride and spi...