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Tag: July 1, 2010

For IDentification Purposes

THE RULE is simple: Wear IDs on campus. But students, time and again, are finding (if not, repeating) 1, 001 reasons to avoid it. Even with the introduction of colorful lanyards, there are still not a few like Marlon Castaño of the College of Commerce who find it “uncool” to wear IDs. He believes IDs ruin his get-up, finds it necessary to wear one only when he has to get inside a building and attend classes.

“I feel like I’m a high school student when I wear it. Pangsira siya ng porma,” he said.

Computer Science sophomore Hiro James Elizaga doesn’t wear his ID to save himself from an embarrassing “blast from the past.”

“I wasn’t able to have my haircut before the ID picture was taken so I didn’t look okay,” he explained.

By the rules

Moments of stutter

ONE DAY in English class, Cheska*, a Physical Therapy junior, was summoned in front in what would turn out to be a harrowing experience of sorts. Never the type to speak in public, she was asked by her professor to deliver an extemporaneous speech.

“We were given this topic and my mind just went blank,” she recalled.

She felt the words at the tip of her tongue, but just could not utter them. It didn’t help that all eyes were on her, especially the scrutinizing pair of her professor’s. She was frozen.

“I knew she [the professor] would knit pick every phrase I could have uttered,” she said.

Fruitful end for Year of Priests

AIMING to strengthen the spirituality of the Catholic clergy through a year of prayer dedicated to them, the Church celebrated the Year of Priests for the first time, acknowledging the crucial role of priests in the Catholic Church.

With the theme Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests, the feast was concluded with an International Meeting of Priests held in Rome, Italy last June 9 to 11.

Thomasians take sides on sex education

DESPITE strong opposition from the Catholic Church, the Department of Education (DepEd) is pushing through with the pilot testing of sex education in elementary and secondary public schools, aiming to prevent premarital sex and educate the youth about sexually transmitted diseases (STD). The Varsitarian asks some Thomasians for their opinions on this controversial issue.

What is your stand on sex education in public schools?

Personally, I agree with its implementation in public schools. I believe sex education would be beneficial. It can reduce the number of early pregnancy cases in the country. – Jan Vincent Arafiles, third year, Biochemistry

Ang muling pagkabuhay ng Departamento ng Filipino

“KUMBAGA sa bangka, hindi na kami hiwa-hiwalay na sumasagwan sa iba’t ibang direksiyon, kundi isa na lamang ang tinatahak naming daan.”

Ganito inilarawan ni Aissa Jimenez, propesor sa Filipino sa Faculty of Arts and Letters ang muling pagkakaroon ng sariling tahanan ng wikang Filipino sa Unibersidad—ang Departamento ng Filipino na muling nabuhay matapos manatili sa Departamento ng Wika kasama ang Ingles at Espanyol sa loob ng 31 na taon.

Sa bisa ng proyektong vertical articulation na nagbibigay pansin sa isang departamento upang magkaroon ito ng sariling opisina, pondo, at tagapangulo, ang Departamento ng Filipino ay muling ibinalik upang higit na mabigyan ng atensiyon ang wikang Filipino sa Unibersidad.

Sa may ER

NAGKAKATITIGAN
ang mga hindi mapanatag
na kaba
habang tahimik
at palihim
na tumatakas
ang mga kamay
ng nalalabing pag-asa.
Nakalulugmok
ang malamig na pagbabanta
ng unti-unting
paghina
ng mga alingasngas
ng pagliligtas.
Sa pagtakas
ng pintuan ng paghihintay,
sumalubong
ang nakatalukbong
na pamamaalam
at ang lumalangitngit
na paglisan.

Theology para sa mga hindi Katolikong Tomasino

BILANG pagsunod sa direktiba ng Santo Papa na nagsasaad na kinakailangan ang pagtuturo ng Religion sa Unibersidad, ipinag-utos ni Rektor P. Serapio Tamayo, O.P. noong 1924 ang pagtuturo nito na kalauna’y tinawag na Theology para sa mga Tomasino, Katoliko man ang mga ito o hindi.

Nagsilbing tugon ito sa lumalaking bilang ng mga kabataang nais mag-aral sa Unibersidad na walang Katolikong edukasyon sa pinanggalingang paaralan.

Ang pagtuturo ay isinagawa ng mga paring propesor isang beses sa isang linggo. Ngunit nang lumaon ay kinailangan nang magkamit ng dalawang yunit sa Theology ang bawat Tomasino sa isang semestre.

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