DLSU USG to implement federal structure
by Eunice de Castro and Josemaria Rustia
Shookt Straight News // March 31, 2017

With the approval of the DLSU administration, the University Student Government (USG) has officially announced that it will be implementing a federalist governing structure starting academic year 2017-2018. The move was done in response to calls for greater autonomy for college governments, as well as plans to integrate DLSU Taft, Science and Technology Complex, and…

No more Happy Thursdays, U-Break moved to Mondays
by Rebekah Navaro and Vivean.Pallera
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The University is no longer retaining its current Monday to Thursday schedule for regular classes. The decision comes nine months after the proposal to move the University Break (U Break) from Friday to Monday, which was presented to the Lasallian community in a town hall meeting last June 10, was rejected. The shift was explained…

Mutien Marie Hall to be converted into a dorm
by Bianca Suarez
Shookt Straight News //

Mutien Marie Hall has a reputation for being one of the most haunted buildings on campus. Its out of sight location gives it a mysterious vibe and the subpar classrooms make it unideal for lectures. To complement the urban myth, Harlequin Theatre Guild (HTG) has held their annual haunted hall in its narrow hallways for…

LS building to be exclusive for SHS students next AY
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Shookt Straight News //

The St. La Salle Hall, or what Lasallians commonly refer to as the LS building, is set to exclusively house only Senior High School (SHS) students next academic year. This development has been approved by DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC in a meeting attended by members from the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and…

ID 117 and beyond to follow block section system until graduation
by Yasmin Cariño and Jill Chua
Shookt Straight News //

It’s official. Starting academic year 2017-2018, DLSU students will no longer be separated from their blocks after second term and instead will stay with their respective block sections until graduation. This also means that students will no longer need to plan their own schedules and enlist online every term. Only ID 116 students and below,…

DLSU COMELEC mandates campaign jingles for upcoming USG General Elections
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Maxine Ferrer
Shookt Straight News //

In preparation for the upcoming General Elections (GE), the University Student Government Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has approved a new provision mandating candidates to use jingles as part of their campaign materials. The move is a creative response to the growing concern over the low voter turnout seen in previous elections. COMELEC has added a…

National situationer: Poe, Marcos confirmed to be siblings, announce new tandem
by Bianca Suarez and Paulyn Navarrete
Straight News // April 1, 2016

Last March 8, the Supreme Court (SC) ruled in the highly controversial disqualification case against aspiring president Grace Poe that the presidentiable was indeed eligible to run for the highest position of the land and reversed the Commission on Elections (Comelec)’s decision to disqualify her from the upcoming National and Local Elections (NLE). Despite the…

Vending machines: Of insects and cupless beverages
by Debrah Tabaquero and Mikhaela Felix
Straight News //

Last January 26, Alecs Ongcal (III, PSM) posted photos of her encounter with her Milo drink coming from one of the vending machines in campus on Facebook, which has garnered 1,700 likes and 926 shares as of press time. Enraged after learning that she almost swallowed a cockroach, she narrated, “Diring-diri at galit na galit…