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Working on borrowed time: Student leaders bare plans for holdover term

For the past two terms, the quarantine measures put in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have kept the campus closed from students, impacting many scheduled University-wide activities. The annual University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), an event normally held every third term of the Academic Year (AY), had been postponed because of…

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Online election code, LCSG, appointments approved in first LA session of AY

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved an online election code for the upcoming General Elections (GE), formally established the Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG), and appointed a new magistrate for the Judiciary branch and a new FAST2017 Batch Vice President during its first Zoom session of the academic year last November 6. Online Election Code Included…

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The Rundown: Fears over ‘second’ COVID-19 wave, Sinas to stay, first tranche of SAP nears completion

More than two months since quarantine measures were implemented nationwide, public confusion still persists as government authorities’ efforts continue to fall short in alleviating the effects of the pandemic on citizens. The LaSallian looks back at the nationwide happenings in the past week, including contradictory pronouncements from government officials; continuing developments for the media and…

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COSCA’s relief efforts in Taal eruption aftermath

Prompt response in the event of any disaster is critical in saving life and property in the epicenter of a tragedy. The unforeseen eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas earlier in January took local government units by surprise, impeding efforts to aid refugees and evacuees. Amid sluggish official response, a number of organizations swooped in…

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Dissecting the four percent tuition fee increase for next AY

Tuition fee increases (TFI) perhaps count among the University policies that are commonly criticized by students, but DLSU itself is no stranger to swelling education expenses.  For Academic Year (AY) 2020-2021, students will see a four percent TFI in DLSU. The increase, approved by different University sectors, was cemented in a Memorandum of Agreement signing…

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Reviewing DLSU’s online systems

Information Technology Services (ITS) Director Allan Borra admitted in an interview with The LaSallian last December that Animo.sys and My.LaSalle (MLS), mainstays of the University’s online systems, have already “outlived [their] design.” Obsolescence The home-grown MLS, which went live for the first time in 2003, served as the earliest online enrollment platform for DLSU students.…

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Behind closed doors: 73rd ENG Batch President puts forgery case to rest

Though they are leaders sworn to “help foster the physical, intellectual, moral, cultural, civic, spiritual and political interests” of the Lasallian student body, the University Student Government (USG) is not without its fair share of controversy. Cases of gross negligence are just some of the issues that have plagued the “sole, unified, autonomous, and democratic”…

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Rant and Rave—The Kingmaker

Filipinos are no strangers to Martial Law documentaries, with the visual medium often showcasing the realities of Martial Law laid bare years after these atrocities transpired. But in this familiar landscape, The Kingmaker, a new international documentary looks into the mind of one of the leading figures of Martial Law as it uncovers the grandiose…

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Exploring the impact of the Philippine Mental Health Law

In the face of mounting national concern over mental health, professionals from the University of the Philippines system and the Department of Health convened last January 21 at the Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room, 14th floor of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall, for the Knowledge Forum on the Philippine Mental Health Law.  Signed last June…

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Treading the line between student and artist

Since 1991, the DLSU Culture and Arts Office (CAO) has centered their mission around developing the Lasallian community’s appreciation of culture and arts. The office currently hosts several organizations under its wings—Green Media Group, DLSU Chorale, Lasallian Youth Orchestra (LYO), De La Salle Innersoul, La Salle Dance Company-Contemporary, La Salle Dance Company-Street, La Salle Dance…