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VLOG POPULI: Christmas Wish

VLOG POPULI: Christmas Wish

Vlog Populi
The Thomasian community is now in the holiday spirit. In this Vlog Populi Christmas special episode, The Flame asked Thomasians their grown-up Christmas wishes and hopes. Director: Axel Aldana and Bless Aubrey Ogerio Writers/Researchers: Pauline Nicole Bautista and Joss Gabriel Oliveros Voiceover Artist: Lyle Joseph Paraboles Videographer: Ethan Cardaño Animator: Allyzabela Fernandez Video Editor: Angeline Tanqueco
Munimuni relives the Paskuhan experience

Munimuni relives the Paskuhan experience

Features
by PATRICK V. MIGUEL IT WAS 2019, and despite the exhaustion from wrapping up the semester, Thomasians lined up outside the university gates. The sun was about to retire for the day and the Christmas lights glimmered brighter by the minute.  Inside the university, a band stepped onto the stage, facing thousands of Thomasians on the field. The crowd’s excited cheers slowly halted as the band began to play their instruments.   With a guitar strapped on to his body, Munimuni lead vocalist Adj Jiao stepped before the mic. Singing about love and heartbreak, Munimuni took over the stage with their music—together as a band.  Backstage excitements Recalling the time when he found out Munimuni will be performing in Paskuhan, Adj told The Flame in an email, “Na-excite ako kasi alam...
Enliven the Christmas spirit with resourceful decorations

Enliven the Christmas spirit with resourceful decorations

Culture
by JOHN PATRICK A. MAGNO RANARA THE START of Paskuhan is usually marked by the illuminating of Christmas decorations.  From glittering lights and intricate ornaments to the towering Christmas tree in the University’s grandstand, these decorations are what make the Paskuhan event more enjoyable, said Andrew Joseph Chanco, a Theology instructor. “The different themes of the decorations displayed around the campus make the people feel the vibes of the Christmas season [...] it makes the Thomasian experience more memorable,'' he told The Flame. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and for two long years, Thomasian students were unable to delight in the University’s decorations.  Despite this stress-filled situation, it’s not too late to enliven the Christmas spirit. You ...
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...
Christmas can never be canceled—Vice Rector

Christmas can never be canceled—Vice Rector

News
by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY CHRISTMAS SHALL continue and nothing can deter anyone from rejoicing, Vice Rector Rev. Fr. Isaias D. Tiongco, O.P. said in his homily for the annual Paskuhan Mass on Thursday. “Nothing can ever cancel or wipe out the hope and the excitement that Christian believers experience every year as they commemorate and celebrate the earthly arrival of Jesus,” Tiongco stated. Tiongco stressed the value of hope, which he deemed necessary to live a life in peace, faith, and love. “The greatest of all virtues is love yet the flame of hope should never go out of our lives,” he said. He noted that while this year’s celebration of Christmas might be different, everyone should still “be as joyful and full of hope and expectations.” Tiongco urged everyone to com...