In the comeback of the biggest PAES Quiz contest, Visayas State University (VSU) representatives from the Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers- VSU Student Chapter (PSABE-VSUSC) dominated both minor and major events in the recently concluded PAEStigan X: The State Colleges and Universities National PAES Quiz Contest held at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna on February 23-24, 2024, clearing the highest award among all 40 teams from across the country.

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Following the “peeping” incident in the female dormitory yesterday, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services (OVPSAS) and the Security Office urged Viscans to directly report such incidents for them to conduct immediate actions.

 

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Viscans jammed to a series of musical performances as the VSU Baybay University Student Supreme Council (USSC) proudly presented a post-Valentine’s concert aptly titled "FLAMES," instilling a spirit of celebration and inclusivity last February 16, at the VSU Gymnatorium. 

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Amid corruption rumors, former president Gardon reappears to grant an interview with Amaranth in an effort to clear out the issue. The USSC follows suit to clarify the matter. 

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Ever pondered the idea of Physical Education as an academic subject? You heard it right, Viscans! so get those muscles and ‘bagtak’ sessions seriously as we make ‘bawi’ for your grades. As they say this time, “Walang tapon sa PE subject.” 

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After acknowledging the lack of compensation for student assistants (SAs) at Visayas State University (VSU), the University Supreme Student Council Federation (USSCF) announced  on their official Facebook page the increase of student assistant allowance from PHP25.00/hr rate to PHP60.00/hr after the Board of Regents (BOR) approved their proposal through BOR Resolution No. 92, s. 2023, last December 29, 2023.

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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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With all the intentional long-weekends and extended holiday seasons, it wouldn't hurt for the administration to at least recognize its existence and declare its withstanding pathos even if it was slated on a weekend. The point of this writing is neither to reflect upon the dubious decision of not getting another Friday for a regular rest day, but it is the fact that we as Filipinos cannot just have February 25 as a lazy Sunday.

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Valentine’s Day is over! While we gear our eyes toward the romanticism that occurs on the 14th of every February (bouquets, chocolates, and plushies if you're lucky), we often disregard what happens after these declarations, pushing this into the farthest corner of the room. It is in our biological demands that we yearn for sex, yet its discussion still fails to hit the limelight.

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After the People Power Revolution ousted his dictator father and namesake four decades ago, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr finds himself in a strife with a surprising force—his predecessor, former president Rodrigo Duterte.

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Characterized by vast tracts of rice fields, sandwiched by cordilleras protecting them from typhoons, the Philippines has always been an agricultural haven. With around 45.2% of the nation’s land being dedicated to the production of various agricultural produce, as estimated by the World Bank, and over 40% of Filipino workers employed and reliant on the Agricultural sector according to the Department of Agriculture, it’s

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"Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked." Are you familiar with this iconic intro? If you are, then glad to have you back, co-bender! If not yet, then welcome to the Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA) universe. In an era of democracy, will a kid’s journey to saving the world still prevail and be relevant in teaching values of empathy and kindness? Hold on to your cabbages, ‘cause the Avatar is back! And as a superfan of the series, here is everything that geeks me out about it.

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Scientists—a highly acclaimed title reserved for those who dedicate their lives to their respective disciplines. However, not well known, the honorable notion itself was first dedicated to a woman, Mary Somerville: a mathematician, a physicist, and an astrologer. No word at that time could define her brilliance other than the word ‘scientist’.

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Among the many students who ventured into agriculture was Dr. Rex Bernardo and Sam Josephus Biliran. One is a dreamer, and the other one is now living the dream. Their lives, though separated by years and experiences, are intricately connected by the threads of learning, growth, a love for agriculture, and a shared dream for VSU. 

 

With this, Amaranth presents its first #TatakViscan story, featuring the lives of two agriculture enthusiasts who despite the challenges they’ve faced in their separate timelines, have shown dedication, intelligence, and adaptability– a set of characteristics that forms the Viscan brand.

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In the dim recesses of a cellar, amidst trembling shadows and stifled sobs, three priests—Mariano Gomez (portrayed by Dante Rivero), Jose Burgos (portrayed by Cedrick Juan), and Jacinto Zamora (portrayed by Enchong Dee)—stand as harbingers of a nation's anguish. Their faces, etched with fear, confront the chilling inevitability of their fate—a fate that will solidify their names in the household of Filipino martyrdom. "GomBurZa," a haunting symphony of sorrow and sacrifice, directed by the visionary Pepe Diokno, beckons us into a world of injustice, betrayal, and the unyielding quest for the identity of the Filipino people during Spanish rule.

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Thick gray clouds and biting winds couldn't dampen the spirits of 30 Viscans who hiked VSU's steep trails on the chilly morning of January 17th, 2024. Drawn by the call of ABELS Society's "Rooted in Words: Planting Good Intentions in 2024" initiative, they gathered at the College of Forestry and Environmental Science, ready to plant hope and Pili seedlings across the campus.

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For the second semester of the school year 2023-2024, Dr. Cherish Aileen Brillon will be teaching the class: “Celebrity Studies: Taylor Swift in Focus” in the UP College of Mass Communication as an elective under the program of BA Broadcast Media Arts and Studies.

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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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In the past few days, posts circulating in social media say that there will be global blackouts and the so-called ‘internet apocalypse’ because of these solar superstorms, alarming the world for the worst and negatively affecting every ounce of our lifestyle as a netizen especially for the Philippines as we are notoriously heralded as ‘The Social Media Capital of the World’. News burst out that a heavy solar superstorm is near and approaching, and will wipe out the internet without proper context. 

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The efforts to revive the Baybayin cement a stronger Filipino pride and self-identity that is presently formed and will be passed down to generations to come. The language, being the soul of one’s national identity, is essential as it is the epitome of culture and tradition. As the world inevitably changes, the Filipino progresses - living in the age of technology is not a nudge to overlook one’s identity but an art of preserving language and culture for generations to come.

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The Filipino Olympian pole vaulter, EJ Obiena claims his second straight gold medal – his first award this 2024 season, after winning in the International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISAF) Indoor Berlin tilt in Germany last Friday, February 23 (German time).

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Visayas State University’s College of Engineering and Technology (CET) celebrated its month-long culmination in a dazzling display of athleticism and camaraderie through a recently concluded Sportsfest. On its third day of festivities, held on February 21, 2024, the college merged athleticism with intellectual ingenuity in a captivating showcase. The event served as a unifying platform for students across the six departments, fostering a spirit of friendly competition that not only celebrated sportsmanship but also showcased the innovative essence that characterizes their academic journey.

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It’s DAZZLING. The NBA All-Star Games 2024 kicked off on Friday night at the Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL counterpart of the host team of the Indiana Pacers. This marks the All-Star weekend’s first visit to the Circle City since 1985. 

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VSU Pythons Basketball Team's roller coaster journey shocks different universities with their team chemistry and never-give-up mentality after a hard fought campaign in the Mayor's Cup. After defeating EVSU in a lop-sided match and taking their vengeance against SLSU in an unexpected comeback win, VSU secured their ticket to the championship game despite facing a lot of challenges and not having enough preparation.

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It was on June 16, 2015, when Stephen Curry and the Warriors finally achieved the coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy—the most prestigious trophy in basketball—after beating LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games. This was the season when the Warriors won 67 games in the regular season and won their first title in 40 years under head coach Steve Kerr. Stephen Curry was also named regular season MVP for the first time in his career, and Klay Thompson earned his first all-star recognition. This 2014–15 season sparked the beginning of the Warriors’ dynasty, which haunted the league for a decade.

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La Salle Green Archers storms back at the apex of collegiate basketball, bringing an end to a seven-year championship drought. The electrifying atmosphere at the Araneta Coliseum set the stage for a #UAAP Finals Game 3 that escalated to a thrilling climax. The clash between the Green Archers and the UP Fighting Maroons culminated in a heart-pounding 73-69 victory, with the Green Archers emerging as champions.

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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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