AFTER opening last Jan. 16 at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Varsitarian’s pearl anniversary exhibit, the Varsitarian at 80: the Struggle and the Glory, will tour the campus next month.

The exhibit will chart the history of the Varsitarian, from its foundation in 1928 by Jose Villa Panganiban, a working student, up to the new millennium when it enjoyed much respect in and out of the campus press world, highlighted by an entry in the CCP Encyclopedia of the Arts, the only campus paper to make an entry.

Showcasing these grueling and glorious years of the paper will be the golden yellow pages of its past issues delicately framed in panels.

Aside from the highlights of Varsitarian history, the exhibit will also present a list of its illustrious alumni from 1928 to 2008. Additions to last January’s exhibits are the lists of former artists, publications advisers, first section editors, and editors in chief. In honor of the first staffers such as Jose Villa Panganiban and Pablo Anido, panels illustrating their significant achievements will also be exhibited.

As an innovative addition to the exhibit, a database interactive program will also be launched.

The schedule of the V-exhibit is as follows:

-UST Tan Yan Kee, October 15-19

-Thomas Aquinas Research Center (TARC), October 22-24

-St. Raymund’s Building, November 5-10

-Medicine Building, November 12-16

-Education Building, November 26-30

-Engineering Building, December 3-8

-Beato Angelico Gallery, December 10-15

-Civil Law Lobby, December 17-22

For the exhibit at the Tan Yan Kee building, St. Raymund’s Building and Beato Angelico Gallery, cocktails will be served. During these cocktails, the database interactive program will be presented.

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Meanwhile, the Valik-Varsi at 80, the grand alumni homecoming, will be held on January 19, 2008.

A strictly formal event, the affair will be a night of merriment and nostalgia, reliving the alumni’s work years at the V through an audio-visual presentation of the history of the Varsitarian.

Prizes will be raffled off to lucky Varsitarian alumni.

To cap off the festivity, magazine souvenirs containing feature stories about the beloved campus paper and its writers will be given at the end of the night. Tanya Justine R. Baldovino

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