Straight News
In review: Revisiting the academic calendar shift
by Jill Chua, Paulyn Navarrete and Divine Grace Garcia
Straight News // September 18, 2016

There will be no more summer terms offered for students, explains Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda. This comes as a result of the academic calendar shift, implemented a year ago in line with the 2015 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration. To bridge the gap between the four-month break between the third…

LA elects leaders anew in first session
by Dab Castañeda, Blaise Cruz and Mary Grace Dandan
Straight News // September 15, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held its first session for this academic year last September 14 at A702. During the session, this year’s Chief Legislator, Majority Floor Leader, and Minority Floor Leader were elected. The session adjourned with Janine Angelo (IV, BS-IT) elected as the new Chief Legislator for the current academic year,…

Clarifying the dress code policy
by Debrah Louise Tabaquero and Mary Grace Dandan
Straight News // September 11, 2016

The dress code policy has been one of the most prominent policies of the University. However, it has earned the ire of several students, particularly because of its seemingly inconsistent implementation by security and discipline officers on campus. The dress code policy has been hotly debated during sessions regarding student handbook revisions in the past…

Complaint against Chua dropped, public apology to follow
by Althea Gonzales, Alex Kaluag, Wilhelm Tan and Dab Castañeda
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…

General Elections 2016 end successfully with 56.31% turnout
by Bianca Suarez and Alex Kaluag
General Elections Straight News // August 17, 2016

A total of 8,154 students voted in this year’s University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), registering a total voter turnout of 56.31 percent. The number is a slight increase from the Special Elections held earlier this academic year, where 55.70 percent of the student body voted. This year’s GE resulted in a 50:25 seat…

Assessing the University’s ID Policy
by Blaise Cruz and Josemaria Rustia
Straight News // August 3, 2016

Last year, a new ID policy was implemented at the start of the special term, which required all students, teachers, administrators, and staff to wear their DLSU ID cards visibly at all times on campus. The policy was implemented as a measure to improve security within the institution. Initially, however, the policy was met with…

DLSU holds workshop on climate resiliency
by Althea Gonzales
Straight News // August 1, 2016

The University hosted several talks today, August 1, at the European Documentations Centre at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall as part of the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Discovery Camp 2016. Geared towards this year’s theme of building environmental and cultural awareness in the Asia-Pacific region through Philippine indigenous environment, culture, and…

Parties, candidates present platforms in MDA ‘16
by Yasmin Cariño, Dab Castañeda and Kheem Gines
General Elections Straight News //

For this year’s General Elections (GE) season, political parties Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) presented their platforms in the Miting de Avance held last July 29 at the Gokongwei Lobby.     Tapat presidential bet Kevin Tan stated that he pushes for an undivided Lasallian community which will allow…

Francisco, Dizon, Tan, and Laqui awarded in Harapan 2016
by Yasmin Cariño, Blaise Cruz, Mikhaela Felix and Rebekah Navarro
General Elections Straight News // July 31, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) 2016 annual Harapan debate was held last July 29 at Yuchengco 507-509, where candidates from political parties Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) exchanged views on several issues in the University. Jorge Francisco of Santugon, Jason Dizon of Tapat, and Kevin…

Inside COMELEC and its preparations for GE 2016
by Blaise Cruz, Anthony John Tang, Tinsel Joaquin, Jonathan Mendoza and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // July 20, 2016

For the 2016 General Elections (GE), the University Student Government (USG) Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is faced with the task of avoiding the complications it experienced last year. It can be remembered that, at the onset of this academic year, the Special Elections had to be held in light of a number of disqualifications, a…