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You are entitled to a social life, Rector tells freshmen

You are entitled to a social life, Rector tells freshmen

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by AUBREY SHANE LIM UST RECTOR Rev. Fr. Richard Ang O.P encouraged freshmen to balance social activities with academic pursuits, saying some important lessons are learned outside the classroom. “I do not want you to become nerds. You are entitled to a social life and experience parties as well as parades just like today,” Ang said in his homily during the Thomasian Welcome Mass on Tuesday. “You also get to learn a lot of significant things in community service or supporting advocacies of the organizations you choose to join,” Ang added. The rector cited the importance of both emotional quotient (EQ) and intelligence quotient (IQ) in achieving a balanced and fulfilled life. He said he does not expect Thomasians to be “intellectual eggheads.” “Thomasians are brainy—and ...
Christmas is a celebration of God’s self-giving –Vice Rector

Christmas is a celebration of God’s self-giving –Vice Rector

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN CHRISTMAS is supposed to celebrate Jesus’ self-giving and his “lifelong crusade” to bring back humanity into God’s embrace, Vice Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. said Monday in his homily for the annual Paskuhan Mass. “[God] will go to great lengths, do everything humanly possible just to bring us closer to him. [K]aya tuwing pasko, may pagbibigayan sa isa’t isa at may pakikipag-ugnayan sa bawat miyembro ng pamilya,” he said. Ang praised the “beautiful” decorations and lights in the University but reminded Thomasians not to forget the meaning behind their lighting. “Wag nating kalilimutan na sisindihan natin ang mga parol hindi para magtawag ng atensyon sa sarili. Ang liwanag nito’y paggunita lamang sa tunay na liwanag na nagmumula kay Hesus na ating ta...