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Josemaria Rustia
Keeping DLSU Safe: Updates from the Security and Safety Office
Straight News // June 23, 2016

The University is constantly improving its security measures to ensure that campus grounds remain safe from criminal elements. Last year, one of the most prominent policy changes implemented was the introduction of the ID policy, which mandated all members of the community to wear their IDs within campus at all times as a safety measure….

ROTC evaluation nearing conclusion
Straight News // April 22, 2016

In 2015, the University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was suspended for evaluation purposes in light of hazing allegations and upon the recommendation of the school’s partners in the Philippine Naval Reserve Command (NAVRESCOM). The suspension was set to last for the entirety of academic year (AY) 2015-2016. As of press time, the evaluation process…

Newly renovated bathrooms reopen in DLSU
Straight News // April 7, 2016

The ground floor bathrooms of Miguel Hall, St. Joseph Hall, and Velasco Hall have officially been reopened for use since the first week of January this year, after they were closed as early as June 30 for renovations that spanned between September and December last year. In a help desk announcement sent by the Office…

On premature campaigning and the campaign period
National Situationer Road to 2016 // April 2, 2016

The 2016 national and local elections (NLE) are set to happen on May 9 this year. The campaign period for national positions (i.e. president, vice president, senators, party list groups) officially began on February 9, and is set to end on May 7, marking 90 days of campaigning. On the other hand, the campaign period…

Analyzing the QLY course and prerequisites for ‘majors’
News Feature // March 19, 2016

DLSU offers a variety of degree programs for which it screens applicants through an entrance exam conducted by the Institutional Testing and Evaluation Office. Based on the results, applicants may be accepted, waitlisted, deferred, or denied, depending on the qualifications for the degree they applied for. Once accepted, an applicant becomes a student under that…

LA discusses agenda on Master List, other proposals
Straight News // February 15, 2016

In a session last February 12, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) discussed the position paper on Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines, the proposal for a master list of courses, financial assistance for aspiring student organizations, a manifesto for electives for College of Liberal Arts (CLA) ID 113 students, and approval of…

Looking ahead: What’s next for the USG?
January 31, 2016

This is the third installment in a three-part article series about the USG.   Prior to the University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) for the academic year (AY) 2015-2016, 114 candidates, including an entire political party, were disqualified due to noncompliance with the Memorandum of Agreement. The voter turnout was the lowest in years,…

Changes in the College of Law: Semestral shift, BGC campus
News Feature // November 24, 2015

In 2009, the DLSU College of Law (COL) program was approved by the Commission on Higher Education, The young program will now have their second batch of graduates set to take the bar examination this month. In its relatively few years of operations, the COL has undergone significant changes, particularly during this academic year and…

In review: On student politics, an ever-changing landscape
News Feature // October 24, 2015

This article is the first of a series. Politics within the University has been a near-constant reality in the lives of DLSU students. At the same time, the political atmosphere at DLSU is also continuously changing. New events, situations, and issues—whether positive or negative—bring to light the various ways that campus politics at DLSU has…

Candidates present platforms in Special Elections MDA
Special Elections Straight News // October 18, 2015

Candidates vying for a position in the University Student Government (USG) presented their platforms during the Miting de Avance (MDA) held last October 16 at the Amphitheater. After a distastrous turnout in the last General Elections (GE) held earlier this year, candidates from political parties Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng…