It’s really happening: Centennial Building construction, commenced
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
News Feature // December 30, 2010

The football field is now off-limits.

Preparations for the construction of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall, more commonly known as the Centennial Building, formally started, Dec. 2.

The wall between North and Velasco Gate was demolished to allow easy transport of construction materials and heavy equipment; excavation has also started to lay the temporary foundation of the building.

Are we the next SM?
by Juan Batalla
News Feature //

What had started as a rags-to-riches enterprise has resulted to a massive conglomerate that includes the fourth largest mall in the world and a total of 40 supermalls not only in the Philippines but also in China. Henry Sy Sr., the country’s Retail King and the original Taipan, has expanded his to more than just malls and supermarkets.

Planting small but constant things that will save the world
by bombarda
News Feature //

Gregg Yan has always loved the environment. When he was in college, he counted bats for the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF) as part of the non-government organization’s (NGO) campaign to save wildlife. Not too many years later, he officially joined WWF and went on to become its Information Education and Communications Officer. On one of his recent mountain treks, he was surprised to see around a hundred dying saplings, still in plastic and not planted properly.

Shining takes time: A Star Scholar’s story
by kurtsee
News Feature //

The DLSU Star Scholars Program was designed to gather the best and the brightest high school students in the country to study in the University. Recipients are entitled to 100 percent waived tuition, laboratory and miscellaneous fees, and an array of opportunities that facilitate holistic formation. Now on its 12th year, the program continues to be one of the most comprehensive and competitive scholarship programs to date.

CSO miscalculates accreditation grades of student orgs
by Sandi Suplido
News Feature //

The 39 organizations of the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) had their hopes high as they waited for the results of the mid-year re-accreditation. After the results were relayed, they discovered that almost all of the organizations’ grades were miscalculated –a mishap that was nonetheless, an honest mistake.

Legislative Assembly votes against opening of the election code
by Patrick Ong
Straight News //

Monina Dumaual of EdGE2010, the only University Student Government (USG) officer who is from the political party Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat), was also the only Legislative Assembly (LA) representative who voted for the resolution to open the Election Code.

Security office, confident with emergency response team
by mendozasiazar
News Feature // November 21, 2010

Through its Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Security and Safety Office assures the Lasallian community that they can properly respond to and handle any crisis. The ERT is divided into nine sub-teams, namely: crowd control, fire fighting, salvage, communication, medical, brawl, traffic, evacuation and rescue team. The crowd control team is the most utilized while…

All canteens fail first-term facility inspection
by Jessy Go
News Feature //

All five canteens received failing marks during the first term’s canteen inspection. Though they received grades lower than the passing mark of 8 out of 10, La Casita and Zaide Canteen nabbed the top spots while SPS canteen and the Animo Foodhouse lagged behind the two.

In Depth: Probing plagiarism
by Christopher Chanco
News Feature //

Plagiarism is like pornography. People know it when they see it, but they don’t take the time to find its real definition. (Clarke, 2006) Clarke, Robert (2006). Plagiarism by academics: More complex than it seems. Journal of the          Association for Information Systems, 7(2), 92. This, according to the American Psychological Association, a style of…

Brgy elections: ballots and brouhahas
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
National Situationer //

The enduring love the Filipinos have for democracy has been tested several times throughout the country’s history. The three groups of colonizers controlled the participation of Filipinos in the government. Former President Ferdinand Marcos stayed in power for more than 20 years – a term more than what was allowed by the Constitution.  More than…