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ID 117 and beyond to follow block section system until graduation
by Yasmin Cariño and Jill Chua
Shookt Straight News // March 31, 2017

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
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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…


Tuition Fee Board finalizes tuition brackets to be implemented effective next AY
by Jan Christian Blaise Cruz and Meeko Rustia
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After several years of planning, the Multi-Sectoral Committee on Student Fees (MSCSF) or Tuition Fee Board has announced that starting academic year 2016-2017, DLSU will be implementing its own Tuition Bracketing System (TBS), a system akin to the University of the Philippines’ Socialized Tuition System (UP STS). DLSU President Br. Ray Suplido FSC expresses his…


SOE eligible for College status, to be renamed as Tullao College of Economics
by Yasmin Cariño and Paulyn Navarrete
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The DLSU School of Economics (SOE) will soon be known as the Tullao College of Economics (TCOE), after one of the department’s most notable professors, Dr. Tereso S. Tullao Jr. The shift comes after the announcement of current Dean Marites Tiongco over the University help desk last month. “Truly, having our college finally named after…


Admin announces SHS to be exclusive for boys, partnership with St. Scho
by Jill Chua and Ramon David Castañeda
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In a town hall meeting held last March 18, University Chancellor Dr. Gerardo Janairo confirmed that DLSU Integrated School (DLSU IS) will only accept boys in the Senior High School (SHS) program opening this June 2016. The announcement came after an unexpected high turnout of confirmed enrollment following the recent release of accepted applicants last…


Road to 2016: Four other tandems explain absence during election forum
by Debrah Tabaquero and Meeko Rustia
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Last January 20, the much-anticipated #TheLeaderIWant President and Vice President forum held at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium resulted in the disappointment of many students after it was revealed that only the lone duo of Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano would be present at the event. In separate exclusive interviews with The LaSallian, the four…