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Ramon Castañeda
Mismanaged activities main cause of SLIFE moratorium
News Feature // November 8, 2018

From September 10 to October 10 this year, student groups’ operations came to a halt as the Office of Student Leadership Involvement, Formation, and Empowerment (SLIFE) issued a one month moratorium effectively stopping activities carried out by the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) and the University Student Government (USG). With the ban now no longer…


Behind a research-intensive university: DLSU in World University Rankings
News Feature //

The research efforts of De La Salle University (DLSU) were under the spotlight recently with the University’s inclusion in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, landing in the 801-1000 bracket of the world’s top academic institutions. DLSU is the only private Philippine university who made it into the list and one of…


How feminism “killed” chivalry
Opinion // November 2, 2018

As we further our agenda to make our advocacies bear weight and gain support from our peers, we must raise an important question: do we really know—and understand—what we are pushing for? Feminism, as an idea—otherwise known as the “feminist movement”—refers to the series of political campaigns birthed in the 1960s that pushed for the…


Overnight at DLSU: Defer – Part Two
Off the Beaten Track //

The LaSallian meant for there to only be one article; however, so much happened that night that warranted the article to be split into two. None of us expected to feel this frightened. None of us ever fathomed the possibility of this much fear rattling around in our ribcage. But here we are: we survived…


Overnight at DLSU: Defer – Part One
Off the Beaten Track // November 1, 2018

In October 2013, The LaSallian released an article titled Overnight at DLSU, redux. The article was a sequel to the March 2010 article where three staffers stayed in campus the whole night in search of what goes bump in DLSU at night. This October 2018 marks the third time that staffers from The LaSallian will…


Update on RevEd, looking into post-K-12 curricula
News Feature // October 25, 2018

Following the preparations for the current academic year, the RevEd Project, which is a planned redesign of the current education curriculum in the University, will be launched to accommodate incoming students post-K-12. The LaSallian, in an interview with Quality Assurance Office (QAO) Director Dr. Gerardo Largoza, and Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA) Dr. Merlin Suarez,…


Rant & Rave: A Star is Born
Rant & Rave // October 21, 2018

There is an ongoing pursuit of originality in recent media, however, sometimes this drive gets blindsided by the inability to properly give certain elements the buildup and attention it deserves. For a film that discusses music, love, individuality, addiction, and mental illness, A Star is Born is not safe from both appreciation and critique–it hit…


On student activity ban, suspension of judiciary
News Feature // October 20, 2018

It’s been a rough month for student organizations. The student body was met with multiple issues at the start of Academic Year 2018-2019 from a suspension order on the University Student Government Judiciary; a sudden change of director in the Office of Student Leadership Involvement, Formation and Empowerment (SLIFE); and a month-long moratorium, which halted…


Uson, Trillanes open letters, appointment of CATCH2T20 representative tackled in LA session
Straight News // October 9, 2018

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held a session yesterday, October 8, in order to discuss matters regarding the appointment of Paolo Delos Reyes as the LA Representative for CATCH2020 since the former representative, Richard Ingles, is now unaffiliated with the University; the passing of resolutions to address the sign language scandal of…


LA holds special session, addresses key Election Code amendments and USG matters
Straight News // October 1, 2018

A Legislative Assembly (LA) session was held last Friday, September 28, to address resolutions on amendments of the Election and Special Election Codes, appointing officers for vacant positions in the University Student Government (USG), and resignation of elected officers from USG units.   Amending the election code In relation to the resolutions to amend the…