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Althea Gonzales
The academic calendar shift’s implications on law, med schools
February 2, 2016

Graduating students wishing to pursue further studies in medical or law schools have expressed concerns over the implications of the recent academic calendar shift implemented last year. Because of the said shift, the start of classes in some medical and law schools will fall much earlier than the end of classes for DLSU. As per…


0-2 percent TFI to be proposed by student sector to Tuition Fee Board
Straight News // January 9, 2016

Representatives of the student sector to the Multi-Sectoral Committee on Student Fees (MSCSF) move to propose a 0-2 percent tuition fee increase (TFI) and 0 percent miscellaneous fee increase, according to University Student Government (USG) Executive Treasurer Zed Laqui during the Convention of Leaders (COLE) held on January 8 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium. At the…


Consultations on tuition fee increase commence
Straight News // December 18, 2015

Discussions on next year’s tuition fee increase (TFI) have commenced after the Multi-Sectoral Committee on Student Fees (MSCSF) held its first meeting last December 8. The meetings held by the MSCSF are conducted in compliance with Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order No. 3 and 8, Series of 2012, on “Enhanced Policies, Guidelines and…


DLSU clarifies position, responds to allegations on TEDxDLSU
Straight News // December 11, 2015

DLSU has released its official response following a statement made by TEDxDLSU organizers earlier this month regarding the cancellation of the January 2016 event. In its official statement, the University maintained that while the free exchange of ideas in the academic community is encouraged, next year’s TEDxDLSU event was cancelled because it was being organized by…


LA passes resolution on tuition fee board, elects officers
Straight News // November 30, 2015

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) convened for its first and last session for this term last November 27 at the USG Conference Room. During the session, the body’s first resolution for the academic year was deliberated on and later passed. Resolution 2015-01, which calls for the inclusion of different representatives from the…


Multisectoral forum on youth participation in the 2016 polls held at SMX
Straight News // November 26, 2015

The Philippine Youth Congress, a series of events which aims to provide an avenue for the Filipino youth voice to be heard in the 2016 national and local elections, commenced on November 25 at the SMX Convention Center with its first forum, a social conversation to discuss the Filipino youth agenda. The event was organized…


Timeline of events: The Special Elections 2015, in retrospect
News Feature // November 24, 2015

MARCH 6 — On the first day of campaigning for the 2015 University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) files a petition calling for a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the elections because of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) allegedly permitting late submissions of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) of some candidates….


In review: The two-party system of DLSU student politics
News Feature //

The two-party system of DLSU student politics has been present since the rebirth of student politics in the 19080s. The two prevailing political parties in DLSU, Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat), once again went head to head last October in vying for 90 positions in the University Student…


DLSU set to accept senior high school students in June 2016
Straight News // November 15, 2015

The DLSU administration has confirmed that the University will open its doors to the first batch of Senior High School students in June 2016. The statement was made by University Chancellor Dr. Gerardo Janairo through a help desk announcement released last October 29. The decision follows the Board of Trustees’ approval of the opening of…


Judiciary finds Laqui not guilty, drops all charges
Straight News // November 12, 2015

During a court hearing held on November 11, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary found former EXCEL2015 Batch President and current Executive Treasurer Zed Laqui not guilty on the grounds of gross negligence of duty. A preliminary hearing for the case filed by undergraduate student Norben Sagun Jr. against Laqui was held last October 28 on…