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Yasmin Cariño
Debunking the case: LTFRB vs. Transportation Network Companies
Straight News // October 17, 2017

Pre-organized transportation is one of the country’s peaks in terms of transport technology. As such, riding apps like Uber and Grab have taken the country by storm because of their viability as more convenient and efficient options in the Philippine transportation scene. Civilians, especially students, have greatly imprinted on these ride-hailing services. Tricia Garcia* (IV,…


NLCC committee finalizes resource materials, conducts faculty training in preparation for next AY
News Feature // September 8, 2017

Various initiatives have been in place since the formation of the New Lasallian Core Curriculum (NLCC) Framework Committee in academic year (AY) 2013-2014 to augment the project. These include the formation of the NLCC Curriculum Design Committee (NLCC-CDC) and the creation of the course syllabi design. Currently, the committee is also finalizing the resource materials…


Zeroing in on enrollment issues: A systematic and external drawback
News Feature // March 26, 2017

Over the years, students have constantly been haunted by enlistment issues within DLSU’s primary enrollment system Animo.sys come enlistment day. The failure to enlist, according to some, stems from systematic problems such as Wi-Fi inefficiency and server capacity that could not accommodate the number of students logging in. Launched back in 2013, Animo.sys was created…


Admin, USG respond to student body complaints regarding CHED moratorium
Straight News // March 17, 2017

After the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) imposed a moratorium on all field trips and educational tours in response to a bus accident in Tanay, Rizal last February 21, DLSU temporarily suspended all off-campus activities. By February 23, the University released a statement from Vice Chancellor for Academics Robert Roleda through the Help Desk Announcement….


Looking into the pros and cons of using Turnitin
Straight News // March 6, 2017

To promote originality and to counter plagiarism among its students’ outputs, DLSU professors utilize various countermeasures, one of which is an online cloud-based tool called Turnitin. The software offers complete web-based services to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically. In the University, Turnitin is available for any professor to use.   Policy…


Clarifying issues with midterm and final examination schedules
Straight News // February 27, 2017

As a measure of assessing a student’s proficiency and knowledge on a subject, examinations are regularly conducted. Aside from quizzes, the University also implements midterm examinations during the seventh or eighth week of the term. Meanwhile, final examinations are held during the 14th week. While these assessments often follow a fixed departmental schedule, some classes…


Campus safety measures, financial affairs examined over LA sessions this week
Straight News // February 18, 2017

Last February 15 and 17, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) opened its first and second session this academic year at the Emilio Yap Jr. Case Room. The agenda consisted of a resolution calling for the strict implementation of safety measures in science and engineering laboratories, a resolution calling for strict implementation of…


Then and now: Youth activism in DLSU
Straight News // February 14, 2017

Hundreds of issues, controversies, and scandals alike trigger mixed reactions from different kinds of people. The undergraduate college students, in particular, have brought about new knowledge, fresh learnings, and cognizant beliefs that are extensively formed from their classes. Like other universities, DLSU has continually been active in taking part in national efforts for pressing issues…


Lasallians take a stand against Marcos burial at LNMB
News Feature // December 22, 2016

The University has been vocal about its objection to the burial of former president turned dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). Adorning the pillars of the St. La Salle Hall in black cloth and organizing protests have been among the actions taken by the University and De La Salle Philippines (DLSP)…


SHS Student Council initiates first round of projects
Straight News // December 19, 2016

Current students of DLSU’s Senior High School (SHS) are regarded as the pioneer batch of the University since the enactment of the K-12 program. The SHS program was meant to address the lean years wherein a drop in freshman enrollment is expected to occur. The SHS program offers three academic strands for its students: Accountancy,…