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Tag: February 20, 2003

UST prays for peace

THOMASIANS joined Vice-President Teofisto Guingona and other Metro Manila colleges and universities in a day of prayer for peace at Plaza Miranda last Jan. 31 to oppose the United States’ “pre-emptive” war on Iraq.

Guingona earlier invited all Metro Manila colleges and universities to participate in a series of prayer rallies to urge President Macapagal-Arroyo not to support American President George Bush’s plan of war.

Guingona together with Christian and Muslim leaders led the prayer rally.

Green Cross gives scholarship grants

THE GREEN Cross Foundation (GCF) will be granting scholarships to qualified UST students next school year after signing a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Office for Student Affairs (OSA) last Jan. 15 at the Manila Peninsula, Makati City.

GCF will be sponsoring one Medicine student, and four students each from B.S. Chemistry and Industrial Engineering. The applicant must be an incoming third-year student next school year and had obtained a general weighted average of at least 2.25 the previous semester to qualify for the scholarship.

Prepsters take debate crown

DESPITE its inexperience, the Education High School (EHS) showed poise and confidence in beating their rivals from the College of Commerce in the Dialectics debate championship last Feb. 4 at the Medicine Auditorium.

The EHS team only had two weeks to prepare for the competition since there is no debate organization in its department.

The EHS team was composed of seniors Alvin Ringo Reyes and Kevin Edrick Relopez, and junior Christina Sebastian. The team was coached by Journalism junior Shelah Jenkins de Jesus.

Educ inaugurates nutrition lab

THE COLLEGE of Education’s Nutrition and Dietetics (ND) department now has its own nutrition laboratory to give its students better training.

According to CE Dean Clotilde Arcanghel, the new facility will help food technology students excel in nutrition.

“We have always been topping (the licensure examinations) even without a laboratory, and if there were a number higher than one, I would expect that (we would be it),” said Arcanghel during the inauguration last Jan 29.

Family congress at UST

IN THE run-up to the 4th World Meeting of Families, UST Rector Fr. Tamerlane Lana, O.P called for the promotion of the “gospel of life” against the “culture of death.”

“The good news for the family, which is troubled by the culture of death, should come from the gospel of life. God’s word to the family is that life is sacred and it enjoys dignity because it is God’s gift and therefore it has to be protected from all the threats,” the rector said during the Congress on Family Life.

The life within

EXHAUSTION crept on your being after ascending the next flight of wooden stairs, the creaking noise brought about by each step interrupted the silence that had long settled on that decrepit apartment.

That night was no different than any other night except that it was colder—the numbing cold lingering with every passing minute. The moonlight cast grim patterns through the slightly shuttered windows.

Your thoughts wandered and I felt the heavy beating of your heart. I felt uneasy during that time. Something told me that something bad was going to happen.

A decade of love and friendship

For the past decade, the University of Santo Tomas Singers has impressed their audiences around world with their unique brand of music.

After eight months of making big waves in the international choral scene, the UST Singers, the “Choir of the World” and arguably the best university chorale in the country, are back.

The dreadful and the duplicate

THE SIMULTANEOUS showing o the Japanese hot horror movie Ring and its Hollywood version The Ring has afforded Filipino moviegoers the chance to compare widely divergent approaches to filmmaking. Basically, the issue boils down to technology: Is a techno-logically supeior film, such as the American The Ring , which is produced by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks, necessarily the better movie?

Smorgasbord of songs and styles

MUSIC is a purely subjective experience. What may be music for one may not be for another.

The annual Himig Tomasino song festival manifested this principle when the contest’s results drew mixed reactions from its audience.

Cheap taste

I REGRET turning down the chance to be part of the first Ateneo-Harvard Project for Asian and Intercultural Relations (HPAIR) National Conference for Sustainable Development last January 17 to 19 at the Ateneo de Manila University campus. For one, I could have carried the University’s name in such a noteworthy international cause. It was a good opportunity to design the blueprint for Philippine sustainable development. I was hoping Thomasian student leaders would participate since UST has a large student population.