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Blaise Cruz
Shaping the new curriculum: Ten questions on post K-12 Lasallian education
News Feature // March 21, 2018

Reports from Isabel Cañaveral   The K-12 system brought many changes to the previous Basic Education Curriculum (BEC), moving General Education (GE) subjects to the Senior High School level and adding two extra years of schooling. This alone means that universities and colleges in the Philippines can no longer offer the same curricula as before….


Every bird’s got to leave the nest
Opinion // March 14, 2018

I recall having this one conversation with a high school friend where we talked about plans during and after college. “I’m going to get my master’s degree and leave the country, seek out the masters and the pioneers. Learn from them. You know, master the craft. How about you?” I casually asked him . “I’ll…


The real score between DLSU and PUSO
News Feature // February 20, 2018

Despite several disagreements between the De La Salle University Parents of University Student Organization (PUSO) and the University administration, the parents’ organization has confirmed that they are still in operation. In a recent interview with The LaSallian, DLSU-PUSO president Atty. Dindo T. Garciano has clarified that, contrary to earlier reports, their office has not been…


Unveiling the different perspectives on the University’s U Break shift
Straight News // December 13, 2017

The proposal to shift the University Break (U Break) from Friday to Monday is a hotly debated topic this term, prompting a townhall meeting last October 6, as well as various signature campaigns and student surveys. The U Break change was proposed to remedy the multiple Monday suspensions that the University suffered in the past…


U Break shift confirmed final, effective next term
Straight News U Break Shift // November 26, 2017

The University Student Government (USG) confirmed through a post on their official Facebook page that the proposed University Break (U Break) Shift, moving the U Break from Friday to Monday, has been approved by the President’s Council and will be effective next term.   Latest developments Recently, the USG launched a U Break Signature Campaign…


Addressing professor scarcity
News Feature // November 23, 2017

As enlistment season comes around the corner, students will once again face the problem of shortage in classes. This problem affects their time in the University, as it potentially delays them, especially if the limited class is a major subject. While this is a problem for students, it is also a headache for departments that…


Dissecting the U Break shift proposal
Straight News // November 7, 2017

The University Student Government (USG) held a press conference yesterday at the USG office in Br. Connon Hall to discuss the status of the proposed shift of the University Break (U Break) from Friday to Monday. USG President Mikee de Vega and USG Vice President for Internal Affairs Brian Chen were present to talk about…


Looking into student org accreditation
News Feature // October 25, 2017

Last September, the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) and its allied student bodies held the Annual Recruitment Week (ARW). Setting up booths around campus, various student groups recruited new members into their teams and committees. Joining the ranks of CSO organizations who recruited members this year are the De La Salle Model United Nations Society…


Computers replacing humans? It’s all science fiction
Opinion // October 17, 2017

I remember hearing the crowd around me gasp in disbelief as my professor, Human-Computer Interfaces researcher Jordan Aiko Deja, asked everyone to “give computers a chance to be creative.” There was no surprise there. After all, the room was filled with multimedia artists, psychologists, and user experience designers—people who rely on the humanities and on…


On DLSU’s online services and security issues: ITS Director addresses complaints raised by students
News Feature // August 31, 2017

The My.LaSalle and Animo.sys systems have been the bread and butter applications for Lasallians during enlistment season. These online services, delivered by the Information Technology Services (ITS) office, allow students to enlist, drop, and adjust their classes anywhere using an internet-capable device. As useful as these systems are, numerous complaints continue to plague the services…