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Unconventional beginnings: DLSU rookies on their unique first year

For every UAAP season, a new narrative is shaped and new stories are told. Fresh faces from all walks of life begin a new chapter not just in their athletic careers, but also for themselves. For any rookie, their debut season presents a chance to prove themselves at the collegiate level and showcase why they…

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: English clubs in search of European glory

Two Premier League giants are set to clash in Porto for the most coveted trophy in club football, the second time in three years that an all-English Champions League Final will occur. Though both sides started their seasons on the wrong foot, they managed to pick things up as soon as the new year started.…

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On and off the court: Renren Ritualo’s Hall of Fame induction

Home to many Lasallian sporting greats, the Hall of Fame is awarded to student-athletes who have been outstanding in representing the school in individual sports or team sports categories.  Being inducted into the De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) Sports Hall of Fame is a feat only a few athletes have the honor of achieving.…

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Off the field assist: DLSU’s football teams reach out to their respective communities

Slowly but surely people have been trying to revive a sense of normalcy with their day-to-day lives. But the reality is that the country is still trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, and Filipinos have been looking for ways to help fellow countrymen in whatever way they could. The women’s and men’s football teams…

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Cignal TV chief Galang bares plans for UAAP airing

Despite the cancellation of the 83rd season of the UAAP, a hopeful future still awaits the league on TV screens, with a new five-and-a-half-year partnership with Cignal TV inked just last October. Having exclusive broadcasting rights, the satellite provider will get to air a number of sporting events live on its One Sports channel and…

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Isolation and basketball: A look inside the PBA bubble with former DLSU athletes

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world of sports like never before. With the cancellation of most, if not all, sports events worldwide, sporting organizations have responded with the concept of a “bubble” scenario—a sports dome cut off from the outside world wherein athletes, coaches, and personnel can continue to operate in their respective leagues…

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The Pumaren principle: Through the years of Ritualo and Yeo

Franz Pumaren solidified his legacy as one of the greatest head coaches of the DLSU Green Archers after steering them to five championships, even accomplishing a four-peat from 1998 to 2001. Being the mind behind the intimidating “Pumaren Press”, he approached his 11-year tenure with discipline and leadership. His unique image at the helm was…

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News and ‘bias’: Must journalism be neutral?

“The biased media” is such a common buzz phrase used for those critical of mainstream media’s coverage of social and political issues. Filipinos are no strangers to this as news outlets have long faced allegations of unfair reporting, especially from those in government. Former President Benigno Aquino III thought news coverage in his time was…

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Sowing seeds for growth: How local youth programs are changing the ball game

Looking at sports as a social phenomenon rather than as a mere physical activity allows us to appreciate the impact sports have on individuals and on society. From a young age, engaging in sports allows one to form values which they carry for the rest of their lives. Teamwork, patience, respect, and developing a strong…

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Behind the screens: Coaching in the midst of a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced sports all over the world to come to a halt, and despite this pause in the action, athletes have kept themselves in shape even without their usual training resources. Many athletes have showcased themselves training and conditioning within their own homes, patiently waiting with the right amount of discipline for…