90 years of the ‘V’ shown in exhibit

Photo by Miah Terrenz Provido

UST’s official student publication, the Varsitarian, unveiled its exhibit in celebration of its 90th year anniversary at the UST Museum last Feb. 6.

Managing Editor Bernadette Pamintuan, Publications Adviser Joselito Zulueta and seasoned ‘V’ alumni Nestor Cuartero and Vim Nadera led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Varsitarian’s maiden issue, released on Jan. 16, 1928, stood at the center of the exhibit, accompanied by photos of its previous mastheads, staff boxes, and editors in chief.

Photo by Michael Angelo M. Reyes

Also displayed were some of the Varsitarian’s special issues, which include the Quadricentennial supplement “400” and the literary magazine “Montage.”

Photo by Michael Angelo M. Reyes

Last Jan. 20, the publication held its grand alumni homecoming at the Grand Ballroom of the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building, graced by its alumni from the fields of arts and letters, media, business, science and medicine, and others.

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The oldest campus paper in the country, the Varsitarian has been recognized by the Catholic Mass Media Awards, International Association of Business Communicators, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Distinguished alumni include Jose Burgos, Neal Cruz, Jullie Yap Daza, Bernardo Bernardo, Doris Trinidad Gamalinda, Gloria Garchitorena Goloy, Leticia Buhay, Rogelio Sicat, Celso Carunungan, Joe Guevarra, Jess Sison, Charlie Agatep, Crispin Maslog, Danny Dalena, Remy Boquiren, Rita Gaddi, Felix Bautista, Mario Hernando, Antonio Siddayao, Jake Macasaet, Francisco Tatad, Juan Frivaldo, Antonio Lopez, Alice Colet-Villadolid, Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta, Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo, Norma Miraflor, Eric Gamalinda, and Lourd de Veyra, and national artists F. Sionil Jose, Bienvenido Lumbera, Cirilo Bautista and J. Elizalde Navarro.

The “V90” exhibit runs until Feb. 20 at the UST Museum.


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