Sports Feature
De La Salle Taekwondo seeks to avenge disappointing UAAP Season 79
by Danielle Erika Capule and Angeline Valenzuela
Sports Feature // October 24, 2017

Just a few weeks before the Taekwondo tournament in the UAAP begins, the De La Salle Taekwondo (DELTA) team is armed and ready for the upcoming season. After failing to stand on the podium last UAAP Season 79, as the men’s and women’s finished fifth and sixth, respectively, both teams are looking to improve on…

A work in progress: Mbala in FIBA Afrobasket
by Andrea Punzalan and Renzo Miguel Mercado
Sports Feature // October 22, 2017

In a span of nine days, one of La Salle’s current prime stars and reigning UAAP Season 79 Most Valuable Player, Ben Mbala, competed in the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket held last September 8 to 16. The continental championship was hosted by both Senegal and Tunisia with the Tunisians emerging as the eventual champions. Mbala represented…

Animo Rally 2017: #LabanLaSalleYan
by Danielle Erika Capule and Jose Reyes
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Hosted by DLSU’s Courtside Reporter, Eileen Shi, and fellow Lasallian and UAAP Digital Insider, Armand Hernandez, players from different sports began their journey to get the title back to Taft after coming up short in last year’s UAAP General Championship. “We want to boost, cheer up and do everything for our teams para tumaas pa…

Accounting, engineering, double degree student-athletes further break down stereotypes
by Andrea Punzalan and Katrina Mañalac
Sports Feature // September 25, 2017

Hassle, challenging, and stressful. These are some of the things that come into people’s minds when they think about courses like accounting, engineering, and double degree programs. Although these are just some of the conventionally heavy programs offered by DLSU, there are athletes who are able to prove themselves worthy of tackling these difficult programs…

Reality through the lens: Relentless dreamchasers and unlikely odds beaters
by Gio Gloria and Jose Reyes
Sports Feature // September 8, 2017

One of the most underappreciated aspects of sports films is that they humanize the personalities that overcome the tallest of odds, make gravity-defying moves, and hit the biggest shots on the brightest stages. When viewers tune in to games, they see athletes in their element, or what some of them call their “sanctuary”, a place…

Behind the scenes of a rookie’s responsibilities
by Angeline Valenzuela and Juro Morilla
Sports Feature // September 3, 2017

Being a rookie is one tough job, since they are expected to perform well and to prove to everyone that they deserve to be included in the lineup of their team. Aside from playing during the games and participating in daily team trainings, a rookie has other tasks to contribute for the team, as well….

UAAP eligibility rules: Adapting to changing times
by Dan Jerusalem and Renzo Miguel Mercado
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Founded in 1938, the UAAP has kicked off its 80th season, serving as an avenue for students to compete and showcase their skills in sports. Comparing the very first season to what the league is now, it is evident that much has changed since then. As the league continues to grow, its rules also reshape…

Pagaduan IV reunites with Animo Squad
by Danielle Erika Capule and Angeline Valenzuela
Sports Feature // August 31, 2017

Now that his stint with UST has come to a close, Ramon Pagaduan IV is taking the helm for the DLSU Animo Squad anew in time for UAAP Season 80, in the hopes of bringing a cheerdance title to Taft. The new head coach of the Animo Squad talks about his transfer and his ambitions…

Cementing a legacy: The DLSU Flag Football Club
by Jose Reyes and Renzo Miguel Mercado
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With the various sports organizations present in the University, the DLSU Flag Football Club has continuously been emerging from its roots. Considered as a less aggressive alternative to American Football, flag football only requires players to take a flag from the ball-carrier to indicate a down. Thus, tackling an opposing player is unnecessary. A game…

Prep to pro: DLSU Football Alumni conquer the PFL
by Katrina Mañalac and Jose Rafael Mendoza
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The Philippines Football League (PFL) is a Filipino professional sports organization, considered to be the highest level of men’s club football in the country. It recently replaced the now defunct United Football League (UFL), the country’s de facto premier league. Following the recent success of the Philippine Azkals at the start of the decade, the…