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Blaise Cruz
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…


Exploring DLSU’s research ethics: A look into policies, practices
News Feature // August 6, 2017

DLSU’s Code of Research Ethics was originally penned by Director for University Research Ethics Dr. Madelene Sta. Maria of the DLSU Research Ethics Office. “[The Code] was actually suggested by former Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Wyona Patalinghug,” Sta. Maria states. “I was there in the University Research Coordination Office when she asked me if…


Good design, bad design
Opinion // July 15, 2017

Last May, I attended an international conference called User Experience Philippines (UXPH) 2017: Design For a Better Philippines. For two days, Bonifacio Global City was host to around a hundred different professionals coming from diverse fields, as developers, graphic designers, psychologists, marketers, and government officials all came together to talk about “UX” or “User Experience…


USG: A year in review
General Elections // July 14, 2017

With the 2017 General Elections upon the student electorate, the University once again will welcome new platforms, new campaign slogans, and of course, new student leaders. While the electorate looks forward to familiar faces and new candidates alike for the upcoming elections, The LaSallian looks into the milestones and achievements of the University Student Government…