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Yasmin Cariño
DLSU stakeholders voice out qualms in U Break forum
Straight News // December 7, 2017

The U Break open forum held last November 29 at the Natividad Fajardo Auditorium in Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall turned out to be a heated exchange of qualms and frustrations when stakeholders such as students, faculty, and parents alike raised their complaints regarding student organization activities, Friday traffic, holiday economics, and make-up classes scheduling process…


The art of overcoming
Opinion //

I despise hospitals; its ghostly white interiors, its intimidating doctors, and the pervasive smell of blood. All this began when I was a child, stricken with a high fever while my mom was quietly making an appointment with an available pediatrician. That gave me ample time to survey my surroundings and truth be told, upon…


New learning facilities affirmed by Roleda, Calleja
News Feature // November 11, 2017

Last academic year, various campus development plans were slated in response to the lean years, which will result in the lack of facilities that will accommodate incoming students during the transition of the University to the K-12 system. In addition, the need for space was reinforced due to the influx of various student activities, organizations,…


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…