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Wilhelm Tan
A passing fad
Opinion // November 5, 2016

Last September 3, an anonymous post accusing members of the University Student Government (USG) of corruption was uploaded on the DLSU-Manila Secret Files page. I’m not here to discuss whether or not our student leaders are stealing money, or about the problems of transparency and accountability within the USG, however. Instead, I want to talk…


USG Executive Board responds to corruption allegations
investigative // September 30, 2016

This is the first in an ongoing series of investigative articles on the USG.   Disheartened was the word Zedrick Laqui, current University Student Government (USG) president, used to describe how he felt regarding the corruption allegations the USG is currently facing. “I was disheartened because it proved that nowadays, we live in a world…


Substance over scores (or why I dislike using Turnitin)
Opinion // September 27, 2016

Turnitin is flawed. For those that aren’t aware, Turnitin is a company that provides many services designed to assist professors and help students learn and improve. One of its common functions is to act as a plagiarism checker; Turnitin has a program that can scan any document submitted for strings of words and phrases that…


Complaint against Chua dropped, public apology to follow
Straight News // August 20, 2016

In a hearing held last August 18, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary granted the Department of Activity Approval and Monitoring (DAAM)’s motion to dismiss the complaint against School of Economics Government (SEG) President Erielle Chua after the plaintiff and defendant arrived at an internal agreement. Following the motion, Chua is expected to release a…


Derrick Mapagu: The mind behind Make Pana Blue Eagle
Feature // August 6, 2016

There are few rivalries as passionate as the age-old feud between Ateneo and La Salle. Whether it’s Jeron Teng and Kiefer Ravena trading buckets in the basketball court, or the Lady Spikers and Lady Eagles vying for championship gold, the excitement and electricity is always palpable in the air whenever the blue team from Katipunan…


Head to head
General Elections // July 28, 2016

The biggest spotlight during the General Elections (GE) season is on the candidates running for positions in the Executive Board (EB). The five highest positions in the entire University Student Government (USG) need to be filled and those vying for these positions carry an enormous weight on their shoulders as they strive to bring their…


The art of the RTR
General Elections // July 25, 2016

“Can we have a few minutes of your time?” It’s a familiar phrase that comes after a few knocks on the classroom door, one that can only mean one thing during General Elections (GE) season—it’s time for aspiring University Student Government (USG) officers to make their names and platforms known to the student body through…


A timeline of the General Elections
General Elections // July 24, 2016

A look at some of the important dates for this General Elections (GE) season.   The filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) is the first official step taken by candidates in the General Elections. Those aspiring for seats in the University Student Government (USG) submit all their requirements to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in…


The art of getting by: A look into senioritis
Feature // May 24, 2016

The Art of Getting By, starring Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts, was released a few years back to little buzz and acclaim. The underrated film revolves around George, an introverted high school student who has a talent for the arts, but who seems to harbor a nihilistic view of the world. As such, George lacks…


Aldrich Shih: Brewing a business
Student Spotlight // April 22, 2016

“That’s when I really started loving coffee. It changed my perception of [it as] just a stale, bitter drink, but it opened me to the perspective of how it [can be] a lot different… how some can have [a] fruity taste, how some can have a chocolatey taste.” Different people have different interests. Some may…