News Feature
Vox populi: “If I were USG President”
by Rebekah Navarro and Cara Patalinghog
General Elections News Feature // July 12, 2018

Many are called, but few are chosen. The LaSallian looks into different perspectives of various students, weighing in on their boundless and unfiltered insights on what they would do as the most influential student in the University.   Nika Cardinal (III, CAM-MKT) If I were the USG president, I think I would abolish the dress…

Tapat fails to field candidates in GE 2018
by Ramon Castañeda, Cara Patalinghog and Kaycee Valmonte
General Elections News Feature //

Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) will not be able to field any candidates in the 2018 General Elections (GE) after their request to extend the deadline of their prospective candidates’ Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) was denied by the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) through an official statement last July 6. Tapat claimed to have had…

On crossing boundaries: Partisanship and stories of transitioning
by Ramon Castañeda and Elijah Quevedo
General Elections News Feature // July 11, 2018

In the nature of politics and partisanship, a number of people imprint their identity on the general public, signifying their association with a political party, or the lack thereof. For some individuals, there is a desire to take on a new path to realign with their current beliefs, or rather, to sever ties. For this…

Highlighting USG offices
by Arden Bacallan, Shannon Matsuda and Denise Nicole Uy
General Elections News Feature //

Throughout the school year, we were given updates on the University Student Government’s (USG) projects and developments through their respective social media pages. However at times, the sheer scope of our student government may get a bit overwhelming for some. With so many different offices and groups working together for the betterment of the student…

Lasallian engineers compete In Hult Prize 2018
by Rebekah Navarro
News Feature // July 4, 2018

Last April, three Industrial Engineering students competed in the Hult Prize Regionals at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Globally recognized as the “Nobel Prize for students,” the Hult Prize is a distinguished competition that caters to aspiring social entrepreneurs from hundreds of universities worldwide. As the world’s largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform…

Of the rainbow: A celebration of Pride
by Roselin Manawis and Ramon Castañeda
News Feature // June 27, 2018

On June 1969, an old gay club in New York City, Stonewall Inn, was raided by policemen. The raid was met with violence and protests from the drag queens and customers of the establishment, all of whom were part of the LGBTQ+ community. This event is unofficially known as the first recorded demonstration of homosexual…

Judiciary rules CLA College President Watanabe not guilty of charges
by Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // June 24, 2018

Reports from Roselin Manawis, Christina Francia, and Maxine Ferrer   College of Liberal Arts (CLA) President Aya Watanabe was ruled not guilty of gross negligence following a retrial for the impeachment regarding alleged unexcused absences held last Friday, June 22,  at the University Student Government (USG) Office Session Hall. As per judicial decision, Watanabe is…

Task Force Safe Schools extended for three more years
by Isabel Cañaveral and Ryan Lim
News Feature // June 23, 2018

University and campus life is constantly affected by threats lurking inside and outside school premises. Just last May 18, customers of nearby restaurant Ged & Bart’s, several of which were students from schools around the area, were robbed and held at gunpoint by at least six armed men. The restaurant is situated along Castro St.,…

LA moves to re-establish Ombudsman as plebiscite draws near
by Maxine Ferrer
News Feature //

In 2014, the University Student Government’s (USG) Office of the Ombudsman was abolished due to its unconstitutionality. Several attempts have been made to re-establish the office in the following years, with the most recent being in 2016. This year, the Legislative Assembly (LA) successfully passed the Ombudsman Act, which will be included as one of…

Lasallian graduates top national board exams
by Blaise Cruz
News Feature // June 22, 2018

For a lot of the University’s graduates, the greatest hurdle that they will ever face in their undergraduate life is their profession’s board and licensure examinations. This is true for engineers, accountants, teachers, and many more professions. Last May, Lasallians topped the Chemical Engineer and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) board exams, with Jan Si (BS-CHE,…