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?
It is high time for the university to strongly advocate for better treatment of queer people's rights, and there are feasible ways to recalibrate these changes. Primarily, educating security and service personnel about the key notions under the umbrella of sexuality and gender identity/expression along with sensitivity training, can steadily change any dull and patronizing behavior in the future.
One may regard how our generation shifted its dynamic towards opening up about mental health issues. Whether it be admitting signs of depression, anxiety, or any mental disorder; our increased awareness of receiving help and mental vulnerability led us to not be scared nor ashamed of what we are feeling. Though, as much as we have slowly destigmatized and accepted mental health struggles as 'real' health problems, this does not automatically correlate to the clamor for actual opportunities to better one's mental state.
The life of the victims that are wasted will forever be imprinted on the paddles that took them. Jail will never be enough to let them pay for the price of their crime. Dead men tell no tales, but their death reflects how fraternities need to recalibrate a sense of responsibility with the true purpose of their existence, in a way that blood and flesh will not be the measure of true loyalty and brotherhood.
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we primarily circulate our vocabularies around “love”, “forever” and all the terms that one would find cheesy on a regular basis. While we cringe when we see a display of one’s love in public, we also ironically ingrain this belief that every person must, at some point in their life, find “the one”.
Remarkable will definitely be a first impression of this technology. “Why would I bother creating an essay when I can prompt an AI to make it for me in less than 5 minutes?”, is a thought that will be normalized in the minds of students who are not as inclined in writing.
This, as a result, leaves us with a threat to our community, in our case, as a state university heavily invested in research— the academia.
The Philippines obviously cannot afford the MIF with its current economic state, the Filipino people will suffer from its consequences if we push it prematurely. Budgets will be compromised without a lucid profitable exchange for the people.
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.