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Blaise Cruz
Opinion // April 6, 2017

My uncle and I never watched sporting events together due to the simple fact that he never enjoyed football. Whenever he catches me watching a football game on TV he always tries to change the channel to a basketball game, convincing me to watch it because “there’s more action in basketball than football.” At the…

USG releases first budget transparency report, OTREAS with biggest balance
Straight News // March 8, 2017

The DLSU University Student Government (USG) released its first ever budget transparency report, which detailed down the current balances of various USG units, last January 22. From the report, students can also monitor the activities being organized by the Executive Board (EB), as well as their respective batch governments and college governments. According to Executive…

64.4 percent of Lasallians against death penalty – USG LA survey
News Feature // March 6, 2017

Since President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign trail, he has been highly vocal about his support for the re-imposition of the death penalty and bringing his “tough stance” against criminality to the national scene. Although there has been a temporary stop on the war on drugs to tackle “corruption in the police force,” talks on bringing back…

Looking into the pros and cons of using Turnitin
Straight News //

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…

A look at First Circle and its impact on the country’s financial industry
News Feature // March 5, 2017

Last February 17 to 19, DLSU hosted Startup Weekend Manila, a three-day conference and contest that brought together established and aspiring startups and companies to help young entrepreneurs jump-start their ideas. One of the various startups and enterprises present in the event was First Circle, a financial technology company joined by former The LaSallian Managing…

Anakbayan – Vito Cruz denounces ‘gov’t fascism’ in recent protests
Straight News // February 27, 2017

Last February 16, 22, and 23, members from the Anakbayan – Vito Cruz chapter staged a series of peaceful protests along Agno Street, expressing their indignation against what they believe to be the implementation of “state fascism” in the current administration. Anakbayan is known to be a comprehensive national democratic mass organization for the youth….

Revisiting the death penalty
News Feature // February 5, 2017

The Philippines has a long history with capital punishment, but it was most recently suspended in the year 2006 and replaced with the life imprisonment and reclusion perpetua. In 1946, murder, rape, and treason were grounds for the death penalty. Until 1961, 51 were sentenced to death by the law. This number soared high under…

Looking into Sakai: DLSU’s learning management system
News Feature // January 3, 2017

With the widespread use of social media and advancements in networking technologies, it is no surprise that modern educators have resorted to the internet to supplement their teaching methods. Technologies such as Google Classroom, Instructure Canvas, and Edmodo have risen to supply teachers with online tools to meet their class, distribute course materials, and grade…

ITS: Computers on campus to be upgraded soon
News Feature // November 15, 2016

The computers in the University play an important role in the day-to-day activities of both students and professors. Aside from providing convenience for students, they have also been instrumental in facilitating a learning environment that is more effective and an atmosphere that is more conducive to education. Though these computers serve various purposes, some members…

LA elects leaders anew in first session
Straight News // September 15, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held its first session for this academic year last September 14 at A702. During the session, this year’s Chief Legislator, Majority Floor Leader, and Minority Floor Leader were elected. The session adjourned with Janine Angelo (IV, BS-IT) elected as the new Chief Legislator for the current academic year,…