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Jill Chua
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…


Duterte and the radical shift to federalism
Straight News // March 14, 2017

Seven months into his term, President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to instigate his plans for implementing federalism in the country, a proposed government shift from the current unitary system. Federalism is characterized as a system where power is shared or divided between a central government and provincial governments or states. Being a staunch advocate for…


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,…


USG Ombudsman reinstatement in planning stage
Straight News // November 30, 2016

Unknown to many younger students, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary branch had an ombudsman before who acted as an investigator of anomalies and constitutional violations in different units of the USG. One of the ombudsman’s key functions was to file cases against negligent USG officers in behalf of the students and present the evidences…


DLSU faces financial, academic, and operational challenges in light of lean years
Straight News // November 17, 2016

DLSU, along with other universities and colleges all over the country, is going through a transitional period known as the “lean years” due to the K-12 program. The lean years are expected to last from the current academic year (AY) to AY 2021-2022. Many senior high school (SHS) students who were slated to graduate this…


Examining the practicality of filing grievance cases
News Feature // November 1, 2016

For the past years, the grievance process has been used as an avenue for students and faculty members to address certain conflicts that arise between them and any member of the academic community. There have been instances where, due to the long process, either the cases were never resolved or the complainants decided to drop…


On Duterte’s pursuit of an independent foreign policy
National Situationer News Feature // October 8, 2016

Four months after being sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte has been dealing with various matters on his hands, ranging from the campaign against illegal drugs to meeting with foreign dignitaries, among others. Part of his key responsibilities as the president is setting and directing the country’s foreign policy. Following his return from Laos for…


In review: Revisiting the academic calendar shift
Straight News // September 18, 2016

There will be no more summer terms offered for students, explains Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda. This comes as a result of the academic calendar shift, implemented a year ago in line with the 2015 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration. To bridge the gap between the four-month break between the third…