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USG releases first budget transparency report, OTREAS with biggest balance
by Rebekah Navarro, Vivean Pallera, Blaise Cruz and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // March 8, 2017

The DLSU University Student Government (USG) released its first ever budget transparency report, which detailed down the current balances of various USG units, last January 22. From the report, students can also monitor the activities being organized by the Executive Board (EB), as well as their respective batch governments and college governments. According to Executive…

Looking into the pros and cons of using Turnitin
by Yasmin Cariño, Samantha Cenizal and Blaise Cruz
Straight News // March 6, 2017

To promote originality and to counter plagiarism among its students’ outputs, DLSU professors utilize various countermeasures, one of which is an online cloud-based tool called Turnitin. The software offers complete web-based services to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically. In the University, Turnitin is available for any professor to use.   Policy…

USG lobbies against death penalty bill in Congress
by Wilhelm Tan and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // March 5, 2017

Last February 28, student leaders from the University Student Government (USG) marched to the House of Representatives to lobby against the reimposition of capital punishment and the lowering of the age of criminal liability. USG’s efforts Various members of the USG, headed by President Zedrick Laqui and Vice President for External Affairs Reigner Sanchez, marched…

DLSU CSO launches 2017 Lasallian Excellence Awards
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // March 4, 2017

The Council of Student Organizations (CSO) launched the 2017 Lasallian Excellence Awards (LEA) last March 3 at the 20th floor Multi-Purpose Hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, with the theme, “kaLEAdoscope: Leadership in Different Colors and Perspectives”. DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC and Chancellor Dr. Gerardo Janairo were also present for the ribbon…

Clarifying issues with midterm and final examination schedules
by Yasmin Cariño, Vivean Pallera and Josemaria Rustia
Straight News // February 27, 2017

As a measure of assessing a student’s proficiency and knowledge on a subject, examinations are regularly conducted. Aside from quizzes, the University also implements midterm examinations during the seventh or eighth week of the term. Meanwhile, final examinations are held during the 14th week. While these assessments often follow a fixed departmental schedule, some classes…

Transport groups stage protest against gov’t proposed jeepney modernization program
by Ian Benedict Mia
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Earlier today, February 27, various transport groups such as PISTON, Stop and Go Coalition, and No to Jeepney Phase-out Coalition held a nationwide transport strike in Metro Manila to denounce the current version of the jeepney modernization program, which the transport groups believe to be a phase-out. According to PISTON President George San Mateo, the nationwide…

Anakbayan – Vito Cruz denounces ‘gov’t fascism’ in recent protests
by Vivean Pallera, Maxine Ferrer and Blaise Cruz
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Last February 16, 22, and 23, members from the Anakbayan – Vito Cruz chapter staged a series of peaceful protests along Agno Street, expressing their indignation against what they believe to be the implementation of “state fascism” in the current administration. Anakbayan is known to be a comprehensive national democratic mass organization for the youth….

DLSU temporarily suspends all off-campus activities in line with CHED moratorium
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // February 25, 2017

Following the bus accident which caused the death of at least 15 people, including students, a teacher, and a bus driver, as well as several other injuries, in Tanay, Rizal, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) imposed a moratorium on field trips and educational tours in higher education institutions (HEI) last February 21. According to…

DLSU inaugurates Rufino campus
by Kheem Gines and Rebekah Navarro
Straight News // February 20, 2017

In fulfillment of the University’s mission to make Lasallian education more accessible to young professionals and aspiring lawyers, DLSU officially launched the Rufino Campus at the financial community of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig as its newest College of Law building last February 18. Carlos Rufino, a member of DLSU’s Board of Trustees and project…

Campus safety measures, financial affairs examined over LA sessions this week
by Yasmin Cariño
Straight News // February 18, 2017

Last February 15 and 17, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) opened its first and second session this academic year at the Emilio Yap Jr. Case Room. The agenda consisted of a resolution calling for the strict implementation of safety measures in science and engineering laboratories, a resolution calling for strict implementation of…