There are two types of people in this world: those who want to make a difference and those who only choose to see these differences unfold. This divide greatly exemplifies how we view certain social roles as something partial rather than infinite. After all, progression and regression exist to define whether we proceed to do better things or stick with the same ideals that we live by, and the only thing that makes these two possibilities are the dynamics upheld by power. One way of exercising this newfound power is through leadership.
‘In shades of brown and black’; this perfectly describes the coastal waters of Oriental Mindoro as the MT Princess Empress sunken ship continues to spread 900,000 gallons of industrial oil to the said area. It is currently affecting 32000 families with millions worth of damages in the Mimaropa region, and if its containment will not be hastened with the utmost efficiency- it may permanently stain not just the marine ecosystem of the said area, but also the livelihoods of the families depending on it.
This is the reality of our country’s current transport schema: the call for modernization has come at the cost of affecting the lives of Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators— investing in a shiny future with new and futuristic automobiles over job-stricken Filipinos wondering how to afford the bare minimum cost of living.
This is not just about Rappler. It’s also about us.
It is by being watchful that we notice the things that have remained steady amidst the swift run of the years.
College graduation—the light at the end of the tunnel. But is it really the “light” at the end or yet another door leading towards a longer and darker tunnel ahead?
On average, a person spends around a minute and 30 seconds using the restroom. Meanwhile, in VSU, it would take an eternity to find a functional restroom to do your business in.
After all, they're called comfort rooms or rest rooms for a reason. If they're not those, what are they?
It’s been 99 years of championing Relevance, Integrity, Truth, and Excellence for Visayas State University (VSU), and what a joyous occasion it has been for the last two weeks. This was the first anniversary to be celebrated physically in three years due to the halt posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. All eyes were set upon the university as to how they would bring back the thrill and excitement for this year’s festivities, especially for those who are yet to experience it.
The word ‘burnout’ is a term that is familiar to members of the academic community. After all, we, college students, eat deadlines for breakfast instead of real meals. We have acknowledged that burnout will come to us whether we like it or not — college is simply different from our younger years in the educational system.
Starting April 2, our week-long observance of the last period of Lent has commenced, colloquially termed the Holy Week. As Christians, the next few days will hold significance to our spiritual solemnity and gratitude to Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for our sins. Many interpret this time of the year as a way to revitalize one’s values and lean into the holiness of the word of God, but for a Viscan, the next few days will be a week-long rest from the grueling early months of 2023.
What is wrong with the Menstrual Leave Act is not the fact that it is a paid leave, as deliberately pointed out by a politician. What is wrong with it are the men acting like this is an inconvenience to them.
This law should be rightfully granted with no reservations to us, and it would be a relief to have a government that is sensitive enough to acknowledge and recognize the reality of our bodies at work and how to support it for a better work productivity and quality.
Being harassed in the streets is something that a person might experience at least once in their lifetime. Sadly, it happens to most women at any given time even in places where one is supposed to feel safe from predatory behavior. For some, a shrill whistle or phrases like: “Hi Miss", “Psst gwapa!”, and "Musta na *insert name,” may come off as a compliment— but these exact words can definitely ruin one's life.
We are almost heading to the last page of the school year, and a new set of student leaders will soon take their seats. As part of the students' annual activity at Visayas State University (VSU), students practice their right to suffrage by electing leaders to take charge of the University Supreme Student Council (USSC).
The Mr. and Ms. VSU pageant is a major highlight in this year’s activities for the university’s 99th founding anniversary. Amid having eight pairs from across all five satellite campuses and colleges of the VSU system competing in the momentous comeback of the university’s most coveted crowns, comes the imminent buzz with pricing of tickets that sparked controversy among the Viscan community early last week.
Christmas is just around the corner. It has been the norm for VSU to welcome the Yuletide season with a festive lighting event. The towering and stylish Christmas tree and signature Pinoy parol hanging on posts, which adorn and illuminate the streets and patios of the university, prodded anticipation and excitement within people from different walks of life. And as the COVID-19 pandemic became a staunch part of the observance of these events, excitement and expectations about witnessing this again have doubled, to say the least.
Intramurals have become a staple fun time of any university. And this year, VSU Intramural Games 2022 has been a major highlight after the long halt posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sheer excitement and involvement of students from beginning to end are truly inspiring. As cliché as it may seem, experiencing something for the last time can offer a bunch of emotions such as happiness, sadness, excitement, and even relief. Let’s see which of these emotions reflect the feelings of our seniors with their last intramurals in the university.