The Visayas State University - Society of Agribusiness Students (VSU - SABS) team has been selected as one of the six semi-finalists to compete in the Youth Leaders of Agribusiness Congress (YLAC) 2024 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) this coming June 19 to 21.

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Visayas State University Debate Society (VSU DebSoc) is on a roll as they took part in the return of the Eastern Visayas Debate Championship (EVDC) - Asian Parliamentary held last May 31 to June 2 at the University of the Philippines Tacloban College, Tacloban City, Leyte.

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The Supreme Court on May 8 has declared red-tagging, vilification, labelling, and guilt by association constitute threats to a person’s right to life, liberty, or security.

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The awards were divided into three major parts: Most Artistic Booth, Most Symbolic Booth, and Centennial Booth, and were accorded to 4 different categories: Centers Category, Colleges Category, Student Category, and Outside Exhibitors. 

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Following a 15-year hiatus, the 6th edition of the Grand Kaugmaran Festival Street Dancing and Showdown 2024 was relaunched by the Institute of Human Kinetics (IHK) to celebrate the Visayas State University (VSU) Centennial Founding Anniversary featuring contingents from five VSU campuses and one from Ormoc City last April 26, at the VSU Main Campus Grounds.

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Visayas State University (VSU) Grand Centennial Fun Run and Half-Marathon recorded a historic high turnout of participants, with almost 3,000 runners joining the event, held last April 21 at the VSU Upper Oval Grounds with routes encompassing nearby communities in Baybay.

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The Viscan Student Body has been criticized time and time again to be rather apathetic. It’s been characterized as, although vocal, but timid. Its qualms manifested as a rabid choir of disparate voices, numerous but unorganized, often only addressed when a higher university official deems it important enough to recognize. This certainly seems true especially now with the re-election for the USSC and CSSC, as its initial being declared as “null and void” as it failed to even reach quorum; and the worst part behind it— is that a quorum is defined by the Student Electoral Board (SEB) to simply be 50% of the student body plus one. 

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Distance is a significant challenge for many students in VSU, given its land area. Lucky for those whose classes are in one building, but this is VSU we're talking about, classroom availability is scarce. Students travel kilometers from one class to another with hectic schedules, not to mention some walk with heels on their school shoes. If the Tuyok system works, it could have been a  convenient solution for students by providing a dependable mode of transportation to bridge the gap between distant locations, ensuring timely arrival at classes and activities.

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Every March 5th, the United Nations (UN) launches a global effort to “maintain international peace and security” with the commemoration of the International Day for Disarmament  and Non-proliferation Awareness Day. However, what good is a holiday intended for a cause, when bullets and bombs continue to shower the world in a blatant attempt to attain power and encourage an ideology of violence. 

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Layunin ng ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ na magkaroon ng maayos na pamamalakad sa gobyerno, pero sa anong katibayan at kasiguraduhan na ang pangakong ito ay hindi sa kanyang pansariling interest at para sa talaga sa benepisyo ng bawat Pilipino? Bilang isang anak ng bayan, mahirap itong asahan ano pa at ang kanyang pamumuno ay may bahid ng mapangahas na nakaraan at magulong kasalukuyan.

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Visayas State University (VSU) is well known for its lush green scenery, offering shade and a calming atmosphere for the students and faculty. However, these past months, the university’s pride in lush greenery has slowly been cut down, in the most literal sense. Native trees ranging from the Eco Park up to the Department of Arts, Letters, and Languages (DALL), Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences (DPSS), and Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management (DTHM) have now been pruned, and Viscans are left questioning the rationale of this action. 

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We're truly fortunate to be experiencing this golden age of technology. Gone are the days when students slaved away over final term papers – now a swift ChatGPT session can save the day. But the magic doesn't stop at essays; they can now also make 'art'. But here's the thing: for as long as we remember, art has been a human-only activity. We learned to make art before we started writing. Our essence is woven into every piece of art we deem authentic. R.S. Mellette says: "Art is what makes us human." But if what makes us human is replicable by machines, where do humans come into this? As it stands now, humanity is slowly becoming obsolete, easily replicated by machine.

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Feel mo rin ba ang init? 

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Dormers from Kanlaon-Sampaguita-Mahogany (KASAMMA), Coconut Federation and Ilang-Ilang (COFILANG), and United Lower Campus (ULC) came together to showcase their athletic and artistic prowess, celebrating their extraordinary abilities while emphasizing the strong sense of camaraderie that binds them.

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For our last  #TatakViscan story, we feature the life of Daryl Lee Pepito, an environmental science student, and Kit Felian Tenio, an environmental scientist, two proud products of the university that champions excellence in the realm of environmental conservation.

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The GAP program comprises four main components: production, socioeconomic, food safety, and training. These components are integral in making sure that there is a sustainable supply of vegetables that is both efficient and safe for consumption that follows the Food Safety Act of 2013.

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The yoke rests heavily behind the carabao's horns, the orange sun glaring between the gaps. Pandaguan lies motionless as Captan and Maguayen punish him with lightning bolts. A single eye, filled with fear, witnesses the unknown as it is slowly revealed from a torn painting. In contrast, a young girl plays on the beach, building the future with her hands, one sandcastle at a time.

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Money makes the world go round—such is the saying that people nowadays live up to. After all, money does play a role in our everyday lives – from supplying our daily needs, to buying food for yourself or your friends, the list goes on. However, receiving money may be easy, but the work you must do to earn it is not.

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Gender dysphoria is not an illness but rather a disorder as this causes a domino effect within personal and social relationships of an individual. The idea of being a nonconformist to the traditional heteronormativity causes stigma and a clashing of beliefs. This leads to feeling bad for themselves, giving them anxiety, depression, possible substance abuse, and leading to self-harm.

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Should we plant trees? Of course, we should, but the answer is not as straightforward as we might think. As Viscans, it should be second nature for us to be acquainted with the basic concepts of environmental science.

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The current atmosphere of cancer detection technology requires multiple tests that are invasive, uncomfortable, complicated, and generally unaffordable to the general public. This is why there is a prominence of creating better strategies where some scientists resort to blood testing due to its appeal as being less-invasive and simple compared to tests such as Colonoscopy (for colon cancer detection), CT scans, or Pap Smear. 

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Everybody has their special someone to share this moment, and you… don’t… How would you feel? This month of December is supposed to be a resting season and instead, the celebration during the holidays becomes an ultimate stressor. 

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Imagine this: low, mellow beats echoing throughout your ears and into your mind. It’s beating— thump, thump, thump— and it continues as you read your notes' contents. Have you experienced something like that? 

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Early in the morning while drinking your coffee, you suddenly have an uneasy feeling. You’re having a headache and you might be wondering the reason behind that. Instead of going to the nearest clinic, you grabbed your phone and browsed the internet for the possible diagnosis of your headache. And eventually, you end up googling serious conditions, particularly brain tumors.

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Athletes carry with them their advocacies and devote their fight in the realm of sports such as escalating and breaking the predicament of LGBTQ+ discrimination.  As we celebrate this Pride Month, let’s get to know some local and international athletes who are proud members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

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Alas Pilipinas ended its 63-year medal drought in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) after the historic performances of Alas' trio, Angel Canino, Eya Laure, and Sisi Rondina, to demolish Australia in their rematch game in three sets, 25-23, 25-15, and 25-7, on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

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Proving themselves as queens of the Premier Volleyball League is the Creamline Cool Smashers as they bring home their 8th championship title in the PVL All-Filipino Conference 2024 at the packed Smart Araneta Coliseum last Saturday, May 12.   

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Visayas State University (VSU) took advantage of its tides and terrains as it recently concluded its notable first Open Water and Aquathon Tournament from April 6-7, 2024 as part of the banner activities of the Centennial Celebration, which are also co-presented by the different course-organizations of the campus and significant interest groups outside the university.

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Firing up the upper and lower courts of the Visayas State University is this year’s anticipated Goodwill Games 2024. Flaunting their expertise and passion for sports are different athletes and sports enthusiasts across the region who participated in the two-day event as part of the university centennial anniversary celebration last April 3-4.

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There has always been a stereotype that women don't belong in the realms of athletics and contact sports until this day and age. However, women shouldn't have to shatter records for them to be recognized. In this article, we feature five #ProudViscan women athletes who continue to make the court, the ring, and the field a place of their own. 

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In the academe, milestones often serve as powerful indicators of progress. The approval of the VSU College of Medicine by House Bill 7412 on September 25, 2023, heralds a transformative moment for Visayas State University (VSU). Gratitude is rightfully extended to Hon. Carl Nicolas C. Cari and Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero for their instrumental roles in transforming this visionary endeavor into a tangible reality.

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HURRIED? CHED's Regional Office sent the memo on June 23 and asked SUCs to comply by June 28.

Dean of Students Prof. Loreto addresses the confusion about CHED's one-time grant.

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The secretariat’s overall tallies and rankings do not reflect how the schools really performed.

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