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Althea Gonzales
Behind the social action fee
In Review // May 8, 2016

Every term, undergraduate students pay P100 for the Social Action Fee, stipulated under “Special Fees” section of a student’s term assessment. This fund is allocated for use of the University’s Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA). COSCA is the primary office responsible for DLSU’s community engagement efforts. This article is part of The LaSallian’s…


Lasallians encouraged to volunteer for 2016 nat’l polls
National Situationer Road to 2016 // April 19, 2016

Members of the Lasallian community interested to sign up as volunteers for the upcoming national and local elections were invited to attend a volunteer orientation on April 8 at the 4th Multipurpose Room, Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The event was organized by Boto Lasalyano, Sulong Pilipino (BLSP) together with the National Citizens’ Movement for Free…


DLSU CCS and Ubisoft forge partnership, create new academic programs
Straight News // April 17, 2016

The University, in partnership with Ubisoft, will be offering two new academic programs under the College of Computer Studies after a partnership with the gaming giant was formally announced on March 29 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Present at the event were Ubisoft Singapore Managing Director Olivier de Rotalier and Ubisoft Philippines Studio Manager Chip…


DLSU releases statement on last Thursday’s lockdown
Straight News // April 5, 2016

De La Salle University, through the Office for Strategic Communications (STRATCOM), released its official statement earlier today regarding last Thursday’s lockdown, which had resulted from an altercation between a female student and a masked individual at Yuchengco Hall. The University’s official statement is as follows:   De La Salle University received a report of an incident that…


Failure to turn over lost and found items, a major offense
Straight News // March 27, 2016

Instances of students posting photos of lost and found items on Facebook groups have become increasingly common in this age of social media. Students reason that lost and found items posted online facilitate easier return of the items to their owners, as circumventing protocols stipulated by the University’s Student Discipline Formation Office is often thought…


Dissecting DLSU’s tuition and fees
Feature In Review // March 3, 2016

This article is the first of a series. Deliberations and consultations are currently being done in line with the imminent tuition fee increase for next academic year (AY). The Multi-Sectoral Committee on Student Fees (MSCSF), a consultative body, recently completed its sessions to come up with a tuition fee increase proposal. The MSCSF is composed…


Resos on STCG, summary reports, and manifestos discussed in last week’s LA session
Straight News // February 24, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) conducted a regular session last February 19 to discuss six resolutions. The first resolution, calling for the release of an open letter aiming to foster support for the Philippine film industry, was deliberated on the floor. A Filipino version of the open letter was also prepared, according…


Events lined up for the 30th commemoration of People Power
News Feature // February 16, 2016

The year 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution of 1986, when millions of Filipinos flocked along the iconic Epifanio de los Santos Avenue clamoring for democracy. Their efforts were not futile, for the EDSA Revolution put a stop to the martial law era of the Marcos administration and brought forth a new…


DLSU admin delivers prompt action regarding vending machine insect
Straight News // February 15, 2016

On the evening of January 26, a complaint regarding vending machines on campus was raised by a student through a Facebook post, which quickly gained traction online among members of the Lasallian community. The vending machine in question was said to have dispensed a drink that contained a cockroach inside. “I felt something in the…


Comelec machines, USG budget discussed in LA session
Straight News // February 7, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly convened for a regular session last Friday, February 5, at A1506. Resolutions calling for the release of a position paper on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Vote Count Machine (VCM), and the approval of the allocation of the USG budget for academic year 2016-2017 were discussed. The position…