A SIGN of underemployment or a mark of Thomasian versatility?

An incoming Political Science senior was chosen as the new “tadjock” (field news reporter) of the news-gag show, Wazzup Wazzup: Extra Strong last April 22.

Len Hasal, 19, said she is very happy about winning the slot, despite people finding her academic course not connected to being a tadjock.

“Some are shocked to hear I am majoring in Political Science,” she said. “However, I believe one should not be limited to one’s field.”

Hasal bested three other students from the Angeles University Foundation, University of the Philippines-Diliman, and San Beda College-Alabang.

Hasal, who received glass trophy, represented UST through Mediartrix, a university-wide tri-media performing arts group, of which she is an active member.

Wazzup, Wazzup asked Mediartrix to provide a representative for the nationwide tadjock search through the show’s Wazzup with U segment, which focuses on university events. The show’s producers evaluated the contestants based on their performance in the studio, in the field, and the feedback from the audience.

At present, Hasal admitted she is torn between the show and her studies and is yet to decide on the matter.

“If they (the show’s producers) are really serious about accepting me as a regular tadjock, I would stop studying for now,” she said. “Pero, iniisip ko, isang taon na lang, sayang naman kundi ko tatapusin (college degree).”

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