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USG OTREAS conducts focus group discussion on tuition fee increase
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // December 21, 2016

Last December 20, the University Student Government (USG) Office of the Executive Treasurer (OTREAS) conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) regarding the tuition fee increase. The discussion was led by Executive Treasurer Brian Chen and was attended by students from different colleges. On the FGD The students agreed that the tuition fee increase will be…

In review: DLSU research grants and external support
by Dab Castañeda and Maxine Ferrer
Straight News // December 19, 2016

Research projects conducted in DLSU are annually allocated with funds in accordance with the University’s research objectives. Some research projects, however, require very high budget allocations due to a number of factors, one of which is the researchers’ aim to become highly competitive in terms of the processes and tools utilized.   In another look…

SHS Student Council initiates first round of projects
by Jill Chua, Yasmin Cariño, Rebekah Navarro and Vivean Pallera
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Current students of DLSU’s Senior High School (SHS) are regarded as the pioneer batch of the University since the enactment of the K-12 program. The SHS program was meant to address the lean years wherein a drop in freshman enrollment is expected to occur. The SHS program offers three academic strands for its students: Accountancy,…

DLSU ROTC reinstated after facing yearlong suspension
by Rebekah Navarro, Kheem Gines and Debrah Louise Tabaquero
Straight News // December 3, 2016

The DLSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) has been reinstated after being suspended for the entire academic year (AY) 2015-2016 due to hazing allegations in the Advance ROTC program. DLSU ROTC Deputy Corps Commander John Villamiel and Dean of Student Affairs Amelia Galang confirm the reinstatement and reveal that the program will be offered again…

Netizen draws flak for spreading unfounded allegations on DLSU
by Althea Gonzales
Straight News // December 2, 2016

A certain Richard Camarinta Dy on Facebook came under fire for posting yesterday a screenshot of a message stating that Lasallians who joined the mobilization last November 30 “were forced to attend” and “if they stay till late at night, the Prof. will give additional points.” The post was taken down around noon today, December…

USG Ombudsman reinstatement in planning stage
by Jill Chua and Dab Castañeda
Straight News // November 30, 2016

Unknown to many younger students, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary branch had an ombudsman before who acted as an investigator of anomalies and constitutional violations in different units of the USG. One of the ombudsman’s key functions was to file cases against negligent USG officers in behalf of the students and present the evidences…

DLSU bags awards in 2016 NMUN Japan
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // November 27, 2016

DLSU won the outstanding delegation award representing Venezuela in the recently concluded National Model United Nations (NMUN) Japan. Meanwhile, two DLSU delegates, Natasha Wassmer and Bianca Suarez, were declared outstanding delegates. The University’s victory in NMUN Japan continues a series of successful delegations being sent to Model United Nations (MUN) events for the past few years….

DLSU celebrates the Lasallian Mission during LSMW 2016
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // November 26, 2016

The Lasallian Mission Week (LSMW) 2016 was held last November 14 to 19, with the theme, “Pagsasabuhay ng Misyong Lasalyano sa Panahon ng Pagbabago.” The week showcased various activities, booths, workshops, and seminars with the mission of advocating the Lasallian community’s role in creating a change in society. The advocacy of LSMW 2016 is to…

Santugon, Tapat candidates face off at frosh elections debate
by Eunice De Castro and Maxine Ferrer
Straight News // November 21, 2016

Last November 18, representatives from the slates of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) went head to head during Engkwentro 2016, a Freshman Elections (FE) Debate organized by the USG Judiciary, Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, DLSU Commission on Elections, and La Salle Debate Society. Selected candidates were given the chance…

DLSU faces financial, academic, and operational challenges in light of lean years
by Jill Chua, Josemaria Rustia and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // November 17, 2016

DLSU, along with other universities and colleges all over the country, is going through a transitional period known as the “lean years” due to the K-12 program. The lean years are expected to last from the current academic year (AY) to AY 2021-2022. Many senior high school (SHS) students who were slated to graduate this…