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Gio Gloria
Reality through the lens: Relentless dreamchasers and unlikely odds beaters
Sports Feature // September 8, 2017

One of the most underappreciated aspects of sports films is that they humanize the personalities that overcome the tallest of odds, make gravity-defying moves, and hit the biggest shots on the brightest stages. When viewers tune in to games, they see athletes in their element, or what some of them call their “sanctuary”, a place…

Moment of the Year: Green Paddlers rise to the occasion, win five straight knockout matches
Sports Feature // June 23, 2017

As a lower seed, pulling off an upset over a more favored opponent in the knockout rounds is a feat that can sum up the highlight of a season. But pulling off multiple upsets requires an elite level of resilience and endurance, something the DLSU Green Paddlers had when they overcame tough odds to finish…

UAAP: Lady Spikers clinch back-to-back titles, give Fajardo perfect send-off
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 11, 2017

After a season of adversity, the DLSU Lady Spikers have successfully defended their championship and retained the title as the top team of the league. However, it was not an easy journey for the Green-and-White. From losing a handful of key players prior to the season, to players struggling with inconsistency, the team from Taft…

Curtain call: Kim Fajardo puts storybook ending to hallowed UAAP career
News Feature Sports Feature UAAP 79 // May 8, 2017

In her five years in the UAAP, Kim Fajardo has seen everything. She has been a part of the arguably the most popular generation of Lady Spikers, while also serving as the bridge between that group and the current crop of young stars led by the likes of libero Dawn Macandili, MVP (Most Valuable Player)…

UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers outlast ADMU in five sets, clinch tenth title
Sport News UAAP 79 // May 6, 2017

The DLSU Lady Spikers stamped their class as the best team in Season 79 after overcoming the ADMU Lady Eagles in five thrilling sets, 19-25, 25-14, 18-25, 25-18, 15-10, earlier today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. With the win, DLSU wins its 10th UAAP Volleyball crown under head coach Ramil De Jesus, and their second…

UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers aim to clinch title against reeling ADMU
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 5, 2017

In this sixth straight finals matchup between the DLSU Lady Spikers and the ADMU Lady Eagles, there is little room for surprises. Save for the changing personnel and the ADMU coaching change from Roger Gorayeb to Tai Bundit, the strategies and the all-out passion exhibited by the faithful from both universities have remained the same….

Bounce back: Desiree Cheng helps La Salle snatch Game 1 from ADMU
Sports Feature UAAP 79 // May 2, 2017

Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 Volleyball Finals proved to be one of the most grueling games for the defending champions, the DLSU Lady Spikers, this season, more so for third-year player Desiree Cheng. Cheng’s jitters were apparent during the first two sets of the game, as her mistimed receptions and attacks surrendered crucial…

The athlete’s edge: Athletic gear in an ever-changing sporting world
Sports Feature // April 17, 2017

“You find out life’s this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game—life or football—the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it.” – Tony D’Amato, Any Given Sunday (1998) As sports in general have evolved and grown…

UAAP: Lady Woodpushers slip to second, Green Woodpushers stumble to fifth
Sports News UAAP 79 // April 15, 2017

Season 79 did not turn into the season that the DLSU Green Woodpushers and Lady Woodpushers were hoping for as they were not able to bring home championships in their respective divisions in the UAAP Chess Tournament that was held in different venues across Manila. Entering as the defending champions, the Lady Woodpushers were aiming for…

The US NCAA Basketball Tournament: Dissecting March Madness
Sports Feature // April 14, 2017

Every athlete’s dream is to win a championship and nothing gives a better feeling than winning one at the collegiate level. In the United States, there is no better way to achieve that than by conquering the US NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I Basketball Tournament, which is popularly known as March Madness. Unlike…