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CRESCIT Newsletter January-May 2019

Published by Crescit, 2020-02-28 08:57:01

Description: A newsletter covering the events in and outside campus from January to May 2019 and published by CRESCIT, De La Salle Lipa's Senior High School student publication.

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CRESCIT LIFE IN ADS. Adlaw interpreted society’s true hues through abstractionisim and thought provoking performance art entitled Colors of Society held last March 8 at De La Salle Lipa’s SENTRUM Parking Lot. Caption and photo by Audrey B. Diaz Official DLSL Senior High Publication January - May 2019 | Vol. III Issue No. 3 Performance art aims to hone studes’ social awareness BY MARIA CZARINAH V. GALVEZ De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) aimed to contribute in citizen’s social awareness through a performance art titled “Colors of the Society” last March 8 at the SENTRUM Parking Lot. The performance art sought to impart that men belong and participate within the society where social involvement connotes consequential responsibility. The performing group, Adlaw, was divided into four groups, each assigned to portray collective personalities: government, religion, workforce, and the social classes. The act considered the personalities’ behavior, manners, activities, roles, and impact to the society. “Each group that performs has their own message [as part of the] ICTC bans access to sites, online games ‘social hierarchy’ group. Its message [seeks to] convey to the audience the different social classes wherein Studes still find ways to connect they used a cake as a medium to show how much is the share of BY KRISTINE L. BANDELARIA & FRANCES JOYCE L. CRUZ each classes [as] the rich gets a ‘lion’ share of the cake and the poor To ensure that students The school’s protocol by connecting to Virtual Private only gets its crumbs,” Joel Berana, prioritize academic tasks, the mandated the blocking of sites and Network (VPN) or by using mobile Information Communication and games. De Las Alas pointed out, data and shifting to the school’s Wi- a member of Adlaw, narrated. Technology Center (ICTC) of De La “We prioritize the use of academic Fi connection afterwards. Salle Lipa (DLSL) has restricted applications.” The “government” group particular sites and games in the Preceding the adjustments, the digital campus. The ICTC staff also clarified ICTC has reported cases wherein opened the play by showing their that there is permission to unblock students attempted to and actually Melchor De Las Alas, sites within a specific timeframe accessed inappropriate websites function and control in people’s ICTC technology support staff, upon the request of teachers or and games through the school’s Wi- explained that the school has staff, depending on the purpose. Fi. lives; the “religious” sector blocked streaming sites (Netflix, Spotify, 123movies, Facebook and In addition, it was mentioned Allowing and encouraging emphasized their influence on Messenger videos), violent games that ICTC can access and monitor students to efficiently utilize (Mobile Legends, Rules of Survival, the sites that the students visit Canvas, moreover, the ICTC has people’s individual or shared League of Legends, and DOTA), using the school’s Wi-Fi. set a bigger internet bandwidth adult sites, and other websites for the learning management connection to the society. which were considered to be However, De Las Alas stated system (LMS) and a more limited inappropriate for young learners. that in spite of the efforts made, bandwidth for others, including The performance art also students still found ways to social networking sites. connect to sites and online games portrayed contractualization, an issue faced by the country, along with its effects to the national labor force. The existence of social hierarchy, in addition, served as the center of the performance. PERFORMANCE ART /P.3 Go back to innovation basics - Nexus Lab chief on Capstone BY YDNAR YVANN L. ORINO Aimed at providing valuable potential impact as key parts of insights in making the best out of a CAPSTONE project, a well-written project proposal. Nexus Lab Managing Director Marrione Camacho stressed “Those factors must be taken the importance of going back to basics in creating a project into consideration in order to proposal that is in line with solving community problems. create a CAPSTONE project that In his speech before would transform the community,” representatives of Grade 11 CAPSTONE groups, the Nexus said Camacho after a series of Lab Chief emphasized the step- by-step process of knowing ideation workshops divided into the fundamentals of social innovation, creating one’s four sessions last January 16 and 23. mission-vision and mapping one’s AN ENEMY HAS BEEN SLAIN. With Lasallians abusing the school’s Wi-Fi for social The director further cited that media access and several online mobile games, the Information Communication and Technology Center has set out to restrict students from entering both digital activities. the social innovation fundamentals Caption and photo by Audrey B. Diaz are that of the human-centered design, stakeholder management, global issues, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and SAYAW FILIPINAS DLSL BANDS WAS THANOS RIGHT? social impact assessment. P.2 P.11 P.14 INNOVATION BASICS /P.3 WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE /crescitpub @crescitpub [email protected]

2 NEWS Mock election to occur ahead of nat’l May polls BY GENREV P. RUFINO To prepare student voters in The election is also in the coming May 2019 elections, the Social Sciences Department accordance to the Presidential will conduct a mock election in cooperation with Senior Student Decree No. 1187 which states Coordinating Board (SSCB) and Grade 12 class officers. “Any citizen of the Philippines, The mock election will proceed not otherwise disqualified by law, on April 10, with registrations officially open starting April 8. eighteen years of age or over, who Expected participants will come from the Senior High School and has resided in the Philippines for College Department, specifically students and Lasallian partners at least one year and in the city, who are of legal age and eligible to vote. municipality or municipal district According to Social Sciences where the proposes to vote for teacher Dr. Noriel Navita, the institution heeds to the at least six months immediately accountability of raising political awareness towards the students, to preceding the election, may register express their civic rights as citizens of the community. as a voter.” “Primarily, this will make Navita also said that the mock us more aware of the rights and responsibilities of our students and election will be considered as a partners,” Navita indicated one of the objectives of the event. requirement for Humanities and Moreover, the mock election Social Sciences (HUMSS) students in aims to bring concise knowledge of the civic participation for both correlation to their subject ‘Trends SPECTRUM OF DANCE. Sayaw Filipinas cultivates cultures from traditional dances students and Lasallian partners around the country up to contemporary dance of the modern world. Caption by Jo Louis whilst the sense of responsibility Networks and Critical Thinking in B. Camiguing. Photos by Audrey B. Diaz for the school’s stakeholders. the 21st Century.’ HUMSS students will Sayaw Filipinas marks 21st year, promotes dance inclusivity deliberate the event by creating BY CHARMAINE C. ESTABAS infographics that represents different candidates, from senatorial entrants down to local officials. The infographics will be posted in the South Lounge to fully display the information about the Celebrating its 21st year, lived by itinerant trade and fortune telling. Among performers are imminent political parties. Sayaw Filipinas showcased DLSL’s Veronica Ocampo of A11- 07 and Lourdes Sophia Tolentino Furthermore, with the help performances of diverse dance (JHS). of the SSCB, technology will be genres and culture last February Heading towards cultural performances, Pamato, a dance maximized as online voting will 22, at the De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) thesis production from DLSU - College of St. Benilde, featured take place through Google Forms. SENTRUM. indigenous games from towns of Ifugao in two separate Invited performers came performances: Guyyudan, a tug-of- war game from Hungduan; Labba, from local academic institutions racing game played by women from Kiangan and Lagawe. Adlaw acts bag gold and community-based dance Another talent from DLSU-D, companies in Luzon. Among of Lasalle Filipiniana Dance Company portayed Lemlunay, a T’boli Tribal in Nat’l Festival of Talents which include DLSL’s own Modern Festival from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Their piece particularly BY KATRINA JANINA M. RECTO Dance Company and ‘Dans IS’ emulates rituals of celebrating good harvest, courtship dance, and from the integrated school and mimicry of monkeys removing nits and lice. Salindayaw Dance Company from DLSL’s own Integrated School Representing the region categories that encouraged learners the college department. Faculty, ‘Dans IS, showcased a folk of CALABARZON, two Adlaw dance reflecting the culture of members brought home gold to preserve Filipino culture in First performers Modern Maranao (Pag-Apir) and Mandayan in the 2019 National Festival of (Makatod). Their imagery of the Talents (NFOT) held in Dagupan inclusive development. Dance Company reflected their ‘Flight of the Sarimanok’ served as City, Pangasinan, January 28-31. the highlight of the performance. With the theme “Celebrating abstract and youth identity in Lasallian candidates, Romana The program also featured Veronica Balmes and Janna Kristine Diversity through the Performance performance ‘Ultramarine,’ an experimental film from Italian Chua emerged victorious as they artist Adriano Cirulli, ‘Falling’ won 1st place in the “Direk Mo, of Talents and Skills for Sustainable incorporating genres of hip-hop which shows human interaction Ganap Mo” category. through movement and sound. Inclusive Education,” NFOT and waacking and music from It marks the second time Sayaw “I thought we couldn’t make Filipinas featured such films. it after we performed because I included all learners, welcoming Duckworth, Beyoncé, and PARRI$ thought my performance wasn’t Sayaw Filipinas is is a non- enough. But [in the end], we still Muslims, out-of-school youth, and Goebel, and more. Mikkaem Oñate competitive, invitational dance had faith,” Chua said. festival hosted by DLSL. Founded persons with disabilities. (S11-13), Julius Gabriel Ortiz (H11- in 1998, it is the longest running The duo were coached by school-based danced festival in Darius Cantos, Adlaw moderator, Learners in the minorities 05), and Macky Recto (Junior CALABARZON. and Lailanie Gutierrez, Filipino Learning Area Chair for Senior joined for the first time in the High School) took part in the High School. Chua shared that Cantos gave them scripts of various presentation of skills and talents in choreography. characters for them to prepare in acting the roles they’d possibly get events such as Technolympics for Salindayaw Dance Company’s assigned to in the contest. Technical-Vocational-Livelihood piece highlighted genres of old In NFOT, 17 schools all over the Philippines tried to outlast every Education, Information and school hip-hop such as popping, other while bearing the name of their alma mater and region. They Communications Technology (ICT), lockings, and krump, with music showcased their talents in various and Entrepreneurship. from urban artists J.I.D., SOB x RBE, Other competitions in NFOT Kendrick Lamar, and more. also include Sining Tanghalan, Dance companies also Nationwide Song Writing performed tributes to artists: It’s and Choral Group, National Showtime Bida Kabarkada grand Pambansang Tagisan ng Talento sa finalist Dynamic Movers paid Filipino, and Special Program in the tribute to King of Pop Michael Foreign Language. Jackson; Ozairis Dance Crew from Adlaw is junior and senior Batangas City danced to hip-hop high school student organization artist 50 Cent’s music. that emphasizes on the importance Ballerinas of Mad About of evolving in culture, language, Dance Academy Lipa, meanwhile, and media proficiency. portrayed a story of gypsies who

NEWS 3 STEM studes bare ‘Nat-A-Plastic’, PERFORMANCE ART (P.1) ranks 2nd in 2019 Research Fair Meanwhile, the costumes mirrored the performers’ assigned BY BEA FRANCINE C. LUNA personality while the different colors of t-shirt wrapped on Brainstorming on possible pesos) in coming up with a plastic showing how the bioplastic will be their heads indicated the colors alternative. developed, distributed, and sold of the Philippine peso bills. alternatives to single-use to a growing target market. The Nat-A-Plastic uses bacterial students’ case study entitled “Five Performers were also plastics, three Grade 11 Science, cellulose as primary material Year Progressive Replacement informed of the act’s concept a for the bioplastic due to its of Polyethylene Plastics in the few days before the act. The team Technology, Engineering and properties that are close to those Philippines with Modified Bacterial conceptualized, prepared, and of conventional plastics such as Cellulose” was formulated with the rehearsed only three times several Mathematics (STEM) students high crystallinity, ultrafine fiber help of their coach Maria Fatima hours prior the performance proper. networks, and high water-holding Gumapac. came up with “Nat-A-Plastic,” a capacity. Its abundance in Batangas Adlaw has been playing such and Quezon was also considered, Domingo, Kho and Luna were visual art annually. Previously, they bioplastic made out of bacterial given that the provinces are some awarded 1st runner up, along with enacted performance arts titled of the major producers of coconuts the other winners from different “Ties Beyond Reality” last 2017 and cellulose which is a material in the country. categories of competitions, in “What Flower and Love” last 2018. the closing program of the 2019 found in the common Filipino In order to modify and Research Fair. Moreover, Rogger Basco, Arts enhance the properties of bacterial Coordinator of the Culture and Arts dessert nata de coco. cellulose, the team also integrated Months prior the competition Office, took the initiative to inform the possible usage of Nisin, an proper, on the other hand, the community by expressing views Jose Luis Paolo Domingo (S11- antimicrobial peptide, which can participants were given a problem and thoughts on social issues and allow the bioplastic to be food-safe, statement on the worsening commemorating the Arts Month. 14), Elizabeth Kho and Bea Francine especially for wet products such as global plastic pollution. They were raw meat. challenged to come up with a “Art is not [--] only about Luna (both from S11-12) presented theoretical solution based solely on painting or drawing. It [gives] Equipped with the idea of the research and related literature for justice and appreciation to the their proposed plastic alternative Nat-A-Plastic, furthermore, the the first phase. beauty of showcasing our talents in team also prepared a five year plan [its] different fields,” Basco shared. in the second phase of the 2019 Research Fair: Calyx Case Study Competition held last January 31 to February 2 at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. The second phase of the competition required the qualifying teams to present their final proposal to the judges, given a plot twist to the initial conditions (a theoretical budget of 100 million DLSV takes 1st runner-up in SLCUAA group singing contest BY FRANCES JOYCE L. CRUZ SOCIAL STEWARDS. Nexus Lab Director Marrione Camacho encouraged students to De La Salle Voices (DLSV) With the guidance of Joven direct solutions to address global issues, one of the many problems social innovation has once again brought pride Valeras, coach of DLSV, and strives to address. Caption and photo by Charmaine C. Estabas to the school after winning Roger Basco, the participants 1st runner-up in the 19th practiced vocalizing and playing INNOVATION BASICS (P.1) Southern Luzon Colleges and percussion instruments for the Universities Athletic Association performance for two months. He further elaborated that a simple activity of creating (SLCUAA) Group Singing Contest. such concepts are designed to powerpoint slides can create “Before we compete, we raise awareness and enable an impact to a class who would The DLSV has undergone were very excited and already individuals of a particular eventually want to create the several preparations before determined to face our competitors,” community to develop innovative best presentations there are. entering the competition. Ma. Julia Jimena, member of and impact-driven solutions DLSV, expressed, “We expected to that address societal problems. Moreover, there were According to Jun-jun Layco, win the SLCUAA and to be 4-peat activities ranging from focus- vice president of the DLSV, they champions, but unfortunately, we “Problems, such as climate group discussions to that of trivia became stricter in monitoring were one step behind our goal.” change, transcend national games that try to harness the the members to maintain their boundaries and it cannot be solved value of the steps mentioned condition before the performance. A total of 10 schools by one country acting alone; by the Nexus Lab Director. The members limited their intake have participated in the therefore, we must do our part,” of sweets, peanuts, and cold cultural contests hosted by the added Camacho on global issues. “CAPSTONE is a mirror beverages, as well as the practices SLCUAA on the 4th of March at to real life. It starts with the as the competition drew nearer. Malayan Colleges of Laguna. Also, he mentioned that the basic application of the topics aim of sustainability isn’t just about you have learned in school by VICTORY SONG. De La Salle Voices’ rendition of the songs “Con Te Partiro” (contest the environment, for sustainability applying practical, innovative and requirement) and “La Ronda Catonga” (contestants’ choice) lead them to clinch the is grounded on the three pillars sustainable solutions to benefit 1st runner up place in the 19th Southern Luzon Colleges and Universities Athletic of people, planet, and profit. the community,” said Roldan Association (SLCUAA) Group Singing Contest. Photo from De La Salle Voices delos Reyes, the STEM CAPSTONE “The vision statement is the coordinator, in an interview. 100% realization or fulfillment of one’s goals while the mission is De los Reyes also stated that they the purpose or the action taken for would push for more workshops one’s operational objectives,” said and exposures to help students Camacho on the connection of a understand the how’s and why’s of mission and a vision of a project. identifying, solving and assessing the problem and the solution of a Consequently, Camacho said community as a basis of innovation. that mapping possible impacts can help students reflect that

4 NEWS 'We are not doing enough impact Adlaw Bigkas haul awards to community' - BatStateU innovation staff CHARMAINE C. ESTABAS in UP Speech Cup 2019 A project staff from Batangas sustainable\" BY FRANCIS J B. PAPIO & CHARMAINE C. ESTABAS State University (BatStateU) He mentioned that project Center for Technopreneurship Adlaw dominated the stage shared that contest organizers UP and Innovation (CTI) said that beneficiaries would use the product as they raked awards from Speech Speech Communication Association researchers are not doing enough or service for only a few months. Cup 2019 “Dagubdob: Tinig ng (UP SPECA) allowed contestants impact to the community during Pagtindig” last February 16 at the to manipulate required pieces, a design thinking workshop held To address these concerns, University of the Philippines Film “Kami Ang Mga Walang Pangalang last April 3 at the NEXUS Lab, De BatStateU founded CTI as a center Institute (UPFI) – Film Center. Bumubuo sa Bayan” for speech La Salle Lipa. for providing design thinking choir and “Ako at ang Parang- courses, learning express, and Bringing home the roving Hesukristo sa Palayan” for oral \"We are not doing enough challenge laboratories. trophy, Adlaw prevailed as interpretation, by using another impact for the community,\" staff champion of the speech choir piece as intertext. Jigs Esguerra said, \"We also [have] “We felt the need to have category with their interpretation seen that not most of our alumni are a center which will promote or of combined poems “Kami Ang “Hinahayaan [ng UP SPECA] doing their own initiatives to solve spur this kind of mindset of doing Mga Walang Pangalang Bumubuo na magkaroon ng distinct na problems in our communities.\" initiatives, solving problems in sa Bayan” by Darren Bendanillo interpretasyon ang kalahok. Sa communities,” shared Esguerra. and “Anakpawis” by Domingo gano’ng sistema, nagkakaiba-iba He also noted that research Landicho. [ang contestants] ng atake pero was the only channel then in De La Salle Lipa, on the other pareho ng mensahe,” said Custodio. contributing to the society. hand, also established a startup The 22-piece speech choir incubator and multi-functional hub included Grade 11 students Yjah Moreover, practices began a However, most of the research called Nexus Innovation Labs last Chimeira Asebo, Jethro Antony month prior Speech Cup. outputs do not even make an 2018. As stated in the school’s official Aspi, Coleen Benitez, Alliah impact to the community. He website, the center serves as a Custodio, Chard Ivan Harina, Fred To ease practices, the 22-piece cited inconsistency and lack of venue for innovation, collaboration Selwyn Lubugin, Janella Macaraan, speech choir divided themselves sustainability as barriers. and entrepreneurship similar to Maria Cyril Manalaysay, Jimuelle into subgroups, each tasked to BatStateU’s CTI. Marasigan, and Vincent Kyle work on a particular stanza’s \"Worst case, the research Martinez. choreography and tone. Mandado outputs are not being used by The design thinking workshop served as their leader and lead community or client targets. They was attended by faculty members Grade 12 members included choreographer. are left in the backyard,\" said and Grade 11 representatives. Maxine Francesco Gwyneth Baculo, Esguerra, \"Walang gumagamit ng Romana Veronica Balmes, Lynne Furthermore, their moderator, technology or kung mayroon man One of the activities involve Daniella Carylle Blanco, Ron Joel Cantos, overlooked the group’s gumagamit ng technology, it wasn't grouping the participants into pairs Raphael Berana, Louise Jastin preparations from intext pieces, and asking them to think of product Beron, Issha Bersabal, Janna Kaye costumes, practices to “every aspect an innovative product. Cuenca, Anthony Cedric Mandado, of the performance.” Jose Francis Panaligan, Andre G12 studes spearhead Victor Suarez, and Renz Patrick “Sobrang laking tulong niya 2nd CAPSTONE Colloquium Tibayan. especially sa training ni Kuya BY KATRINA JANINA M. RECTO Clarence [Mendoza] at sa formation In the oral interpretation ng concepts ng speech choir,” In line with the celebration Kaffeina Kosmetics, and Reprocent category, meanwhile, Clarence Custodio shared, “Hindi magiging of the De La Salle Lipa’s 56th Andrew Mendoza placed 1st posible ang panalo kung wala siya.” Foundation Week, Grade 12 Company from the ABM strand; runner up with his performance students held the second of combined poems “Ako at ang In UP SPECA’s recap video, CAPSTONE Colloquium last Youth Empowerment through Parang-Hesukristo sa Palayan” by Adlaw also cited inspiration from February 15 at the College Bendanillo and “Ako’y Si Bukid” by workers in and outside of the school Learning Resource Center Holistic Education and Well- Lope K. Santos. so as to give justice in representing (CLRC). Filipino labor. Grounded Education, and Kapit “It was an honor to represent The colloquium showcased the our school especially in this type Meanwhile, for the speech top ten qualifying mini-companies Bisig Para sa Kinabukasan ng of competition,” shared Martinez, choir’s technical elements, the of the SHS. It highlighted the “Mixed emotions were felt after participants sought the help of Renz ventures of selected Accountancy Kalikasan from the HUMSS strand; we finished our performance and I Earl Louis Sapitanan and Adriel and Business Management (ABM), never expected us to win.” Yannick Martija as instrumentalists, Humanities and Social Sciences Pedaling Utility Project (P.U.P), Aedrian Joshua De Castro as lights (HUMSS), and Science, Technology, Preparations for the contest man, and Clarian Joy Medina as Engineering, and Mathematics ComPlus+, Revendo Machine, KP In an interview, Custodio props man. Adlaw Likha members (STEM) students and the measures also partook in props-making. they had taken to meet their SAGA Duo Bio Shredder, and I3 sustainable objectives. System from the STEM strand. To formally start the event, Ms. Kristine Dimaculangan, SHS A question and answer portion assistant principal for academics, gave everyone a warm welcome in succeeded after all mini-companies giving the opening remarks. have exhibited their corresponding She implied that CAPSTONE Initiatives is a gift from God and projects. Ms. Haidee Angeles, ended her remarks with this encouraging statement: “So indeed, SHS principal, collectively asked it is a great gift from God that you as Senior High School students were the presenters about the group’s able to think of innovative ways to address real-world problems with realization after efforts were real-world solutions.” executed during their engagement The presentations from each strand are the following: Kapa Co., with the community. The students answered through mentioning their experiences and moments with each other not only for the benefit of the community but the stronghold of their relationship as peers. In the end, each partaker received a certificate of participation. The panelists then chose who the best presenters per strand were: Kapa Co. (ABM), Youth Empowerment through Holistic and Well-Grounded Education (HUMSS), and Revendo Machine BRING HOME THE BACON. Adlaw literally took home the beacon, the ever wandering trophy of success from Speech Cup 2019 “Dagubdob: Tinig ng Pagtindig”, by winning (STEM). Champion in the speech choir category. Photo from Adlaw. Caption by Audrey B. Diaz

OPINION 5 EDITORIAL Consent to Conquer The continuous increase in obtained pardon, went back home a psychologist at Wayne State to CNN Philippines, consent is an the rate and severity of rape and raped Leni’s younger sister University, male sex offenders who active agreement to engage in cases has altered Filipino society’s Aileen, impregnating the victim. express remorse were less likely sexual activity with someone. It is thinking process towards a to offend the following year, while a pre-requisite to sexual activity, mindset that has the tendency to On the same year, a report those who blamed their victim otherwise, sexual activity is not blame victims and dare innocent by ABS-CBN News on August 12, were more likely to do it again. what occurs but sexual offense. citizens to compromise on clothing 2015 reported a father arrested In line with this, an interviewed preference. Most Filipinos still for raping his two daughters (Rose repeat offender put it this way, “I Lastly, since ignorance to the believe in the idea that the extent of and Rica) who have tested positive felt I was repaying her for sexually idea of consent is the problem how much clothing reveals dictates of sexually-transmitted disease. arousing me.” which society faces, then there how much an individual wants to According to Rose, it has been a is the need to cure the state of be raped. The deliberate disregard year since her father started raping In line with this, it is the oblivion regarding consent so that on the fact that the cause of rape are her. She also refused to report it to perception of entitlement and the the toxic tendencies of Filipinos to rapists and not visual stimulation is anyone as his father threatened to ignorance to the concept of consent blame the victims of the maniacs what curses this country to flames. kill them. which cause Filipinos to overlook who cannot suppress their sexual the predicament of rape. Thus, the urges will be addressed. Until According to CNN Philippines, Hence, since children who are society falls back to the unresolved then, as the rate and severity of one woman or child is raped in the not conscious of visual appeal are issues of the Philippines existing rape cases continue to arise up to Philippines every hour as based on rendered victims of rapists, the due to traditional mindsets which this point and Christine Silawan police records cited by the Center of analogy that it is visual stimulation perpetuate gender stereotypes such is still not given justice, then there Women’s Resources (CWR). It also that causes rape is a mistaken belief. as objectification of women and is a need to amplify the security showed that an individual is raped Rather, it is a weak foundation of gender exclusive employment. and protection the law gives to the every 53 minutes with seven out morality and a feeble sense of order citizens, just so maniacs who do not of 10 being child victims. Incidents and law that leads to the inability to Rape occurs because of people understand morals and respect can of rape has been normalized in control innate sexual urges which who do not understand the need be dealt with accordingly. society to the extent that it does not irrationally convinces men that for consent—rapists. According disturb nor bother. This is due to they can fulfill their sexual desire how incidence of rape has occurred by means of brutal force. so much that it is all that the media contains, news stations and Specifically, since sexual teledrama alike. Hence, the crime attraction is but natural to is perceived to be a shallow crime. humans, then it is a mere fact that rape only occurs since men Moreover, in an episode last who cannot control sexual urges October 24, 2015, Maalaala Mo exist. Therefore, the problem does Kaya (MMK) featured the story of not lie in visual stimulation since Leni who was raped by her father preference is a subconscious that Ramon when she was five years cannot be controlled. Rather, the old. The rapist was proven guilty problem lies on humans who of the crime and got convicted. cannot suppress the craving to sate However, six years after, Ramon the urge. According to Antonia Abbey, CRESCIT LETTER TO THE EDITOR Junior Editorial Board To the Editor: Beautifully captivating while also integrating multifarious topics and issues Charmaine C. Estabas Editor-in-Chief beyond our school, I give my praises to you and every member of our illustrious publication. John Clarenze C. Macalintal Associate Editor It is a shame that multiple published outputs were not dispersed properly. The Audrey B. Diaz broadsheets, lit folios, and tri fold newspapers are lying around untouched while Managing Editor multiple sections have not received even a single output from our publication. Instead of accumulating ideas because of its eye opening articles, it is accumulating Jehrubi Anne U. Villamin Lance Carlo J. Mendoza dust. Hand over your hard work to the community by proper organization through News Editor Sports Editor gathered information on who has received the outputs instead of distributing it blindly. Minor errors should not result into major consequences. What else can you Ydnar Yvann L. Oriño Audrey B. Diaz do in order to improve the system in which our publication is under? Feature Editor Head Photojournalist Regards, Maria Sophia Andrea E. Rosello Eseankier Ritcher O. Cuevas Kristle Ianne Kylle M. Perez (S11-01) Literary Editor Head Illustrator RESPONSE Kirstin Leo C. Ramirez Gia Veronica B. Casiserano SciTech Editor Head Layout Artist Dear Kristle, Thank you for your insights. We apologize for the inconvenience that the lack of Kristine L. Bandelaria, Frances Joyce Cruz, Maria Czarinah V. Galvez, Katrina Janina M. Recto, Genrev P. Rufino, Bea Francine C. Luna, Francis J B. Papio, Krianne Leslie A. proper distribution system has caused. Layasan, Ghia Alessandra A. Coronel, Trinity Cyril M. Bancoro, Aedrian Joshua O. De To keep track of which classes have received their outputs yet, class presidents Castro, Luis Brian B. Limbo, Rysel Domic C. Evangelista, Jose Luis Paolo S. Domingo, Vincent Niño L. Nicol, Kristine Ann Olive Merin, Tiaura U. Macabagdal, Kristel Izza May are to sign on class lists upon delivery. However, Crescit encountered problems with regards to sections with no permanent room assignments or those that were C. Datinguinoo, Aimerose C. Atienza, Kristine S. Katigbak not in their original rooms during the time of distribution. To address the issue, Contributors the organization sought the help of grade moderators and the Senior Student Coordinating Board in notifying concerned sections. We asked concerned class Dhale Clifford M. Campos, Marco Alejandro Villapando, Elizabeth C. Kho, Nicole representatives to approach assigned Crescit staff, Gia Casiserano of S11-03 (JRN 104), Alexis Emmanuel E. Bonifacio, Kristine Maerel Baculi, Maria Nerissa Bernadeth C. who will assist them to the stock room (JRN 11). Moreover, the organization soon plans to form communication with senior high class presidents through accessible Makalintal, Ray Deniel M. Macalalad, Jo Louis B. Camiguing group chats via social media platforms. This is so we can be updated of the classes’ Illustrators, Layout Artists, and Photojournalists whereabouts during the delivery of outputs. Then, Crescit shall continue to improve in reaching out to readers. Ms. Angie Samonte, Ms. Gennelyn Fortus Paper Advisers

6 OPINION Deadliest country for press cannot be silenced 2001 Katrina Janina M. Recto Asia according to the first-ever exposing the abuse of power International Federation of happening in our country, and Journalists (IFJ) Media Freedom expressing their concern over Report. Instead of disproving the causes of our economic and this, three months into 2019, 11 moral downfall that are placed cases are filed against Rappler; in the least of priorities. ABS-CBN are threatened to Weaponizing the law to The state of the Philippine because most of us tend to skip have their franchise renewal silence the press requires the press implies that the the part where we confirm the blocked; and tax evasion least effort. After all, the less administration cannot take facts presented. charges are filed against the they acknowledge that the criticisms in stride as journalists On the issue of attacks on owner of Philippine Daily problem is there, the easier it who write unsavory articles the press, netizens respond in Inquirer. is to live by the possibility of about them are harassed and ad hominem and statements adverse consequences. bullied into silence. that are derogatory and Filipino journalists will stop at nothing to tell the truth. A 2017 Oxford study threatening. Their loyalty to “Filipino journalists found that President Duterte the President pushes them to will stop at nothing to As we accept and understand spent P10 million on trolls to attack the press upon hearing tell the truth.” the magnitude of it, let us manipulate public opinion his insights, one of which is have the courage to envision on him and target those who that journalists “make it seem actual solutions, demand for oppose his views. like they are honest, respected Whatever we choose accountability, and most of all, For a country with people members of society when to believe in (or worse, get choose the leaders who will who spend 97% of their time they’re really just money- manipulated into) and no guide us to it. This is not only online on Facebook, it so easy to hungry writers”. matter what diversionary a battle for the freedom of the be influenced in giving loyalty The Philippines ranked maneuver they throw upon press but for the truth and the to someone, even at the expense worst offender in media us, the truth is glaring as it Philippines. of sacrificing the truth and the impunity and deadliest country happens: the press is under dignity that they live by. This is for journalists in Southeast attack because they are 0202 Brilliance: The Nemesis? Kirstin Leo C. Ramirez ikaw na matalino,” said by who Instead of encouraging a heard your statement. It’s hard culture of innovation and to communicate with others curiosity, we are discouraging unless both of you are in the it. We ridicule others for their same level. If you happen to be brilliance, but that doesn’t against the status quo, you may really contribute anything to the community. Think about it. not be taken seriously. In fact, You’ve thought of this solution that could potentially help your We Filipinos are known our peers share about an issue even if you speak in broken community, yet others mock for a variety of things. or even a trivia. Likewise, it’s English, they will mock you by you and say “dami mong alam.” For instance, we are well usually seen through responses saying “nosebleed.” While not everyone known for our hospitality and like “dami mong alam” and “edi As smart-shaming lingers can change overnight, it’s optimism; however, amidst wow” whenever people speak in society, people often “Instead of encouraging a culture the thriving good habits, we their mind. associate it to ignorance or of innovation and also have toxic values. Smart- While this habit frequently jealousy; however, there is curiosity, we are discouraging it.” shaming, unfortunately, is targets “intellectuals,” not a more logical explanation. important that we become a toxic habit between every everyone is safe from it. In fact, Father of Philippine psychology, more understanding of others. If we feel annoyed when Filipino. Whether you like it or everyone can express their Dr. Virgilio Enriquez, claimed someone speaks intellectually, we can keep quiet or just speak not, we have done this at one mind on topics ranging from that togetherness is the core with manners. If we will not contribute anything good, then point, usually to people who education to politics, but not construct in the minds of stop smart-shaming others. On the other hand, if you are are speaking intellectually. everyone would value their Filipinos, meaning that Filipinos to speak your mind, just say it at the right place and time to While this habit will surely opinion. You have made a strongly put importance to avoid conflicts with others. stick with us for a while, it is logical and thought-provoking things like conformity, and important that we must be statement, but some would social relationships. Thus, we more aware about it as this just say “you think you’re show negative tendencies to behavior shouldn’t be tolerable so smart.” Receiving such individualism and elitism which to our community. responses makes it a waste of is associated with intelligence In line with this, smart- time and energy in forming and higher education. Maybe shaming is one of the thriving that statement. it’s not just plain ignorance or negative habits of Filipinos This habit is undoubtedly jealousy, but a behavior that where we mock others when annoying. It hinders our way has been imbibed within us. they were able to speak to freely communicate as we While there are factors on intellectually or brilliantly. often fear that we’d instead why smart-shaming occurs, This behavior occurs whenever get ridiculed. “Wow. Sige edi it’s still an unethical habit.

OPINION 7 2002 Men are Trash Maria Sophia Andrea E. Rosello Late last year, the what should be done because sanitation of Manila Bay what shouldn’t is easier, and happened to which many could benefit it us more. How Filipinos rejoiced, but after its selfish does that sound? But cleaning it was announced that it’s true, it’s reality, and it’s it was only visibly clean and not the Philippines. Where signs of “No Loading/Unloading”, internally [yet] since its water is “No Parking”, mean nothing so as actual laws and notices Gross. Men. Such trash. Acting The state of how still contaminated and contact that were made for our own sakes. We have lost all respect; like they own everything “disciplined” Filipinos are has with it to your skin could lead for each other, and for Inang Bayan. and that they rule the world. hit rock bottom; we celebrate to multiple health hazards. But But aye, it’s more fun in the They think they’re so superior disrespect, we poke fun out of Filipinos, being Filipinos still Philippines, right? with how they treat all things went into the water after the There is a famous quote from Saint Augustine that said, “inferior” to them as trash. How “I’m only one person. preceded announcement being “Right is right even if no one is do they sleep at night knowing Whatever I do won’t made. doing it, wrong is wrong even if what they’ve done? With what make a difference,” everyone is doing it.” and who they’ve hurt? Can they said 7 billion people. Now I get that being even look at themselves in the disciplined is not a popular That is what we need to trait Filipinos have unlike learn. To do right even if we’re the only ones doing it. Let’s mirror? I bet that if they did hospitality, but couldn’t we start a ripple, a domino effect, a chain reaction. Something look in the mirror they would change that? Even with the good that we can do that could lead to another good deed, and only fawn over themselves abuse, and we act wrongly even smallest of things, it seems another, and another. because that’s how selfish we during the times we know what that Filipinos lack the value of are. Yes, we. We are men, we is right. Is this what we’ll carry discipline. Go to your nearest are man. And as I said before, onto the next generation? Will mall and ride the escalator. Gross. Men. Such Trash. Acting we let ourselves be known as Go and see how unruly and like they own everything the generation gone wrong? Are disobedient the Filipino people and that they rule the world. we going to continue on making are that even the simple, “Stand They think they’re so superior the mistakes we see from others on the right, and walk on the with how they treat all things instead of correcting them, and left.” escalator-rule can’t even “inferior” to them as trash. ourselves? be followed. We blindly ignore 2002 Cackle the Joenel Jehrubi Anne U. Villamin hearings. The former security has not been arraigned[,] and aide declined allegations (from we suspect it’s because the at least two witnesses) of him as prosecution knows that they the senator’s bagman. have no evidence against him[, yet] he is being detained for Bea Cupin of Rappler political reasons,” she added. reported, “Convicts, all of whom On the contrary, there have been granted immunity are no available news that cites Sanchez’s custody and its “Joeneeel” rang from the speculative note, as her lover. from suit based on claims reasons. mouths of Filipinos over Joenel Sanchez has been made before the committee The documented the past months due to the serving as a part of AFP for 19 on justice, have all accused De conference in the Supreme Court depicts the negligence resurface of the pork barrel years already and is detailed Lima of receiving drug money of the officials on heavily significant details of the issue. scam investigation in 2016. with the Presidential Security from Bilibid detainees.” Instead of conducting critical discussions, the interrogators During the interview, the Group (PSG). He used to be chose to concentrate on the suspect’s “love affair”. In short, House of Committee urged the SOJ De Lima’s bodyguard; “It’s not bad to have a they preferred to play and alleged witness to specify his unfortunately, he received false good laugh from time make fun of the case. nickname from the former accusations of a crime he is to time. However, is it Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. disaffiliated from. still good to make fun of It’s not bad to have a Thus, Joenel Sanchez, De Lima’s situations which other good laugh from time to time. ex-driver and one of her two Rumors disclose that However, is it still good to make security aides at that period, Sanchez functions as De people suffer from? fun of situations which other Lima’s “money collector” from people suffer from? As Sacriz said, “this does not only apply answered particularly – giving the Bilibid drug trade. This to [Joenel] but for all people [—] who have been judged without birth to a new meme. caused his simultaneous arrest Cupin also reported that being heard.” In spite of the sudden with the senator in 2017 who Sanchez, however, was not familiarity of Philippine currently faces charges for given the same immunity by netizenstothisman,manydonot using her position to carry the House committee. actually know the story behind out drug transactions within Ysabelle Sacriz, an active the involved probe. Sanchez prison. youth leader, revealed in a only became recognizable As one of the testifiers, he Twitter thread that Joenel for being “connected” to the did not refuse to specifically remains in jail for the said former secretary, or on a more imparthisknowledgeduringthe indictments. “Up to now, he

8 FEATURE A Learner’s Quarrel Words by Kristine L. Bandelaria | Illustration by Marco Alejandro Villapando Your wristwatch. The board. It’s always a 1Review your lessons the day before.Familiarizing 4Practice solving problems on a regular basis. never-ending battle between time and the yourself with the mathematical concepts the Practicing problems on your own will enhance headache-inducing scribbles written on your teacher has discussed in class will help you a lot your ability to analyze how the final answer room’s blackboard. A part of you is glad since you in coping up with future discussions and perhaps should be attained. The internet is considered as only have five minutes left until your Math class aid you as well in acing up a test. Moreover, one an enormous educational avenue that provides ends; however, you cannot beat out the residing must consider learning first the main formula or numerous worksheets and exercises to any fear within you that you might get called to answer theorem of the lesson and then, follow it up with math lesson, which students can access and the remaining questions. Your sweat beads start its corresponding conditions or constraints. This answer. Some even provide the answer keys to to gather around on the edge of your forehead, as will eventually lead to you easily placing the cherry their activities, enabling students to check their if they’re waiting for the final verdict as well. You on top as your practical knowledge tries to answer accuracy. look at your wristwatch once again to estimate the questions you couldn’t answer before. the chances of you surviving. Four minutes. The Mathematics, in general, is a complicated field teacher fixes her index cards and then, she picks 2Ask help from your classmates. Conducting of learning students either enjoy or despise. Those the last one for the session. Your heart drops to the a group study is an effective way to absorb who despise the subject, however, still have hopes floor when she made eye contact with you. \"Shoot,\" knowledge since there is an assurance of a in reducing their anger towards it. It is indeed your stress whispers, \"an unlucky soul\". comfortable atmosphere for learning especially part of the process but once familiarization is with the people whom you trust. Use this as an accomplished, one would be able to follow the Deep within the four corners of the classroom opportunity to ask questions or clarify things. At other steps, enabling them to cope up with lessons. lie a dark smoke that threatens a student’s ability the same time, you’d be able to help your peers in to explore more and see the wonders of profound understanding concepts, allowing you to properly knowledge – anxiety. In particular, math anxiety utilize the knowledge you have learned. deals with the anxiety and stress students experience related to mathematical concepts 3Search for video lessons on YouTube. and activities. It’s often associated with the fear Sometimes, a coherent discussion is just one of not being able to answer well or keep up with click away and usually comes in the form of a video. class discussions, along with the pressure coming YouTube contains a great number of tutorial videos from their own peers and families. Coping up with concerning mathematics for learners. Watching this anxiety is difficult to some since cognitive them is similar to having a one-on-one discussion abilities are greatly required in the said subject. with a teacher, with your electronic device as the Nonetheless, students shouldn’t feel disheartened wall between you. Some enjoy this type of learning if they lack the confidence in the field of since they can keep up with the discussions being mathematics especially since there are ways to handle their anxiety. presented.. Surreal. I woke up immediately as my alarm went my bag and I guess, I’m all set for what’s to come. (Everlasting Friend) and I am part of this ocean of off. It was the only time loved the sound of it. Overwhelming. After an hour or so, my sister pearl sapphire blue. After days of counting down, the day’s finally June 30—the day that I will see Super Junior, my all time and I finally arrived at SM Mall of Asia. It was a Ecstatic. When Super Junior came out on favorites, live. I mean, how is that even possible? It few minutes past 11 AM and there were already stage, I was screaming at the top of my lungs. My all feels like a dream. I didn’t even know if I could fans swarming the venue. Some were doing dance knees were starting to give up, I couldn’t stand attend but look at me now. Well, it doesn’t matter covers, giving out free banners, and selling out straight. Despite of this, for the whole duration of how difficult it was for me to get here. What’s fanmade and unofficial merchandises of the group. the concert which was approximately 2 hours, I important is that I’ll be able to see them tonight It’s hard to believe that I can finally to interact with only stood up, ignoring the fact that I had a seat of and that alone makes me feel proud of myself. people of the same interests. Nonetheless, before my own. However, as funny as it may sound, there the gates open at 5PM, I spent the remaining time were moments I was literally on the floor whenever Panic. It’s finally setting in, the realization. roaming around MOA, participating in various fan I heard the occasional adlibs of a certain member. I’ll be able to see them but—what should I wear? projects such as a birthday video greeting for one All in all, it was an incomparable experience. What perfume should I put on? Am I already late? of the members of Super Junior. How do I even prepare for these kinds of events? It Fulfilled. Once the concert ended, the lights in sounds silly that I want to look my best when they Breathtaking. We went inside the arena and I the venue came back and I finally took a seat, still won’t even take notice of me as I’m just another felt like I’m about to cry any moment. It’s only a few dumbfounded. I didn’t know what to do. Honestly, face in the crowd but, no. Super Junior and I will minutes left and just the thought of seeing them the concert happened in a blur. All I knew was that be breathing the same air and will be in the same made me dazed. I couldn’t contain my excitement. I had fun and nothing could ever top this moment. venue and as much as possible, I want to feel There’s a point when my tears were all pouring adequate to them. Well, I got my wallet with my down. My sister and I were bawling our eyes out, not Post-Concert Syndrome. Looking back, I had ticket in my bag. I’ve checked countless times but caring what others might think. A few moments never been this happy for quite sometime and why do I feel like something’s missing? Oh my god. later, the lights went out and I immediately stood sadly, it all ended too soon. I already miss and How could I even forget? I searched for it in my up from my seat and screamed. This is it. I didn’t can’t wait to see them again. There is this void closet and finally, I took hold of it. I turned it on know if I’d survive mentally, emotionally, or even inside of me that only they can fill up. That’s why I and it glowed a bright color of blue. I could never go physically but here it is at last. Our fandom color of swore to myself that I’ll save up again for their next to concerts without my lightstick. I placed it inside blue shone so brightly and I have never been more concert here. I know that it will take a long time for proud than I was in this moment that I am an ELF them to come back but it doesn’t matter. I’ll still be counting down the days before I can them again.

FEATURE 9 Your Resident Avengers Words by Ghia Alessandra A. Coronel | Illustrations by Eseankier Ritcher O. Cuevas It’s a simple thing, having to go to school every even symbols. He knows the circumstances, and right now, all you could do is pray for a miracle, the day, and yet, each day seems to be another wouldn’t dare put his team in danger, knowing battle has been going on for far too long; you can battle you have to face. Enter the gate, you have what’s at stake, he has prepared for it all the same. kiss victory good-bye. boarded your battleship. Enter the classroom, you have entered the eye of the tiger – the bridge, where But then again, one can only do so much, \"The board!\" a woman calls out, and as she you must stage your battle. Take aim, mark your and your resident \"shield\" is no different. Every hit approaches, you swear you’re seeing an apparition. nemesis. Remember; trust no one. Despite the bounces back, and most of your crew has no idea Her fiery red hair and piercing eyes look as if she’s odds, you do have one common enemy, taking the what to do. One of them, your 3rd mate, recalls the gazing into your soul, and just when you think form of an entity no one can explain. It consumes protocall you were taught to familiarize by heart, she’s coming for you, like a black widow, she you like a black void, and you don’t know if you can and he gets to working, but just when he is about grabs a weapon too common, but you can’t stop find any way out. You believe you’re all equal here, to push the buttons, a man in armor, gripping her, for she looks completely sure of what she’s mere mortals, who can only do so much. Thus, you a hammer only someone with superhuman about to do. Like a sharp shooter, she discusses the decide that you’re all in this together, and that strength could, stops him, and fiercely criticizes situation at hand, and like bullets to the chest, she cooperatively, you’ll get past, if not conquer, it. his choice of weaponry, throwing his hammer at counters every strike. In details, she answers all every hit whilst doing so. Every jaw drops, but you the questions you built up in your head, and all the Just when you think you’ve accepted your can clearly see that your 3rd mate seems to be questions your nemesis dares to ask. She’s ready fate, the door to the bridge opens, and in comes torn between feeling either relieved or indignant for the final showdown, although the opposite five beings too notable to ignore. Your saviors? Or towards the help extended his way. He steps back, party decides to lift a finger. the complete opposite? There seems to be only one and lets the man with the hammer do all the dirty way to find out. One by one, they take a hold of the work, because, in his own words, \"he knows what \"Yes?\" she replies to the action, but nothing ship, and you stand back, preparing to witness the he’s doing.\" else could be done, for that small act has led to sorcery which might as well be your salvation. the formation of a larger-than-life creature no one You make one round, encircling the bridge, would dare to cross. He needs the battle to be over, One clear look and you realize who they are. and it looks like everything is in order. The man or else he would lose his mind. He lifts the bridge, They canvas the interior of the ship, and you try in the iron suit continues to manipulate the and with a combination of the four abilities used to explain how it works, but one of them, with his presentation, increasing your line of defense, beforehand, he crushes the enemy. The system fully-equipped iron suit, tells you he’s got it. He the guy with the shield decides to use his own breach experienced during the presentation, he manipulates the parts of the bridge, and although strength to fight back, and the man with the alters with his bare hands. His own body becomes you and your crew move to each of your posts to hammer continuously crushes every hit he could. a shield, and he needs no hammer to crush them do your parts, he takes a hold of each of them. He Although its against what you were taught to do, all. He restates the points mentioned by the black researches ways to conquer the entity, while at it looks like you have no other choice but to stand widow-like woman, adding more details in the the same time, creating the key presentation that back and simply try and take note of what they’re process. would be your main tool which could end the battle doing, in case you might be able to use it in the once and for all - but like all clashes worth fighting future. You hear explosions from every corner, and In seconds, you see your nemesis fall apart, for, your nemesis has weapons it has prepared to you close your eyes and cover your ears, counting and you can’t believe you conquered it, when all you use against you. That’s when a man in red, white to ten, in hopes that it would all be over before you thought you could do was surpass it. You approach and blue steps in, with his shield, the five who have unexpectedly saved your lives, prepared to overthrow any blow know it, but just when you count to five – \"SYSTEM and you ask them what you could possibly do to – be it in numbers, words, or BREACH!\" The iron man exclaims. You open your repay them. \"Oh, don’t sweat,\" they tell you, \"we’re eyes, and think of multiple possibilities, but just doing our job.\"

10 DISCOVER THE MUSIC OF DE LA SALLE Voices Words by Ydnar Yvann L. Oriño Photos from De La Salle Voices The stage is set, the lights are on, the craftsmen of the Renaissance period, eager anonymous. The irony of those words chills me microphones are ready. Please welcome the to get things done no matter how hard the to the spine, as the latter recalls her journey of De La Salle Voices! situation gets. Attending school with already confidence, discipline, humility and respect. hoarse voice, these people have had the norm Although she has been singing since she was Wearing custom - made barongs and gowns of constantly being sleep deprived as well. Yet, young, she mentions that it wasn’t barely an of different shades of green, these bunch of there appear to be no hint of tiredness in their assurance that she would pass the auditions. sophisticatedly dressed folks are seemingly faces for a burning fire in their eyes signify the Seeing her nostalgic face, I saw her memories ready for a fashion walk in the Metro but, you continuous passion that they have for singing. flash before her as she further narrates that her wouldn’t believe that they’re not going to such Indeed, academics is hard but what these people audition song of \"A Thousand Years\" by Christina beauty contests. Instead, they are headed to do with their passion and then balancing it with Perri has turned into a thousand memories and perform in World Trade Center in Manila. requirements is what makes this organization, smiles with her Voices family. or family rather, really special. Carrying huge smiles on their faces, they FOOTHOLD OF FELLOWSHIP do not just have the looks capable of winning Need not mention, they emerged in the a pageant but, perhaps, they too have the podium once more in the recent SLCUAA \"Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass - we may be confidence to win the crowd away, right? Yes, (South Luzon Colleges and Universities Athletic different in vocal range but, we are family in spirit,\" they aren’t just some baby-faced group ready to Association). Finishing as first runner-up, they she states in a satisfied manner that all their entertain the crowd. They are the quintessence definitely deserve all the love and recognition. hard work pays off as each musical piece is sang of De La Salle Lipa’s amazing array of talents – Led by their conductor in their powerful and each song completed. This story doesn’t just a true Lipasallian pride. They are the De La Salle performances and rehearsals, this team is set to reflect one or two members, but it reflects how Voices who are ready to showcase their immense greater heights that even the words \"worth - it\" this family works tirelessly to master their craft. singing abilities of harmony and rhythms, are not enough to describe the journey of this 30 Needless to say, this family that was once filled touching everyone’s hearts. people plus family. with shyness when its members first met has now achieved a feeling of belongingness that De La Salle Voices or simply Voices train blood, SOUNDS OF SACRIFICE distinguishes them from the others. sweat and tears to gain the enchanting melody that they have right now. Similar to a chemical Meanwhile, a member narrates that as the Starting of with their own Christmas bond of hydrogen and two atoms of oxygen, they rigorous training gets tougher and tougher as concert last December, performances from seem to be connected in a very refined manner the months progress, more and more sacrifices inside and outside La Salle appeared and piled that not a single fraction of failure would drag are being made by each member. With sincerity up. The DLSL Voices is now sure to captivate them down. However, as you search for answers seen in her speech and tears seemingly ready to more hearts in the next months and years. So on how they produce such masterpiece sounds, flow by the minute, she says that there were even to the patient ones who would be reading up to you will learn that their journey isn’t as easy as times that she avoided speaking inside their this point, once you hear the De La Salle Voices, counting one, two, and three. house and in class just to conserve the vocal be sure to cheer them and remember that as strength needed in the performance and so that they sing lines of angelic harmony, their sounds PINNACLE OF PROGRESS she wouldn’t be a burden, come performance are much more than that – for indeed they are a day. piece of the crown jewel of what we know today Practicing up to eight o’clock in the evening as De La Salle Lipa. everyday for almost every week in the second \"It’s tiring but I love singing,\" mentions floor of the Student Center, they are like the another member who wishes as well to be

11 Experience LIPASALLIANS’ HOMEGROWN ENSEMBLES Words by Trinity Cyril M. Bancoro | Photos from Audrey B. Diaz When in need of a melody, one can resort to a simple click in the Spotify app and see what a collaborative playlist will take them. However, live music sings to the soul better than recorded music does. With expensive concert tickets that are often easily sold out, there can be better alternatives that will suit one’s level of convenience and preference. Hence, I give you some of De La Salle Lipa’s student bands who take local stages every now and then. Stringless First on the list is Stringless, an acoustic ensemble spearheaded by Yjah Cheimira Asebo as vocalist, Miko Del Mundo as lead guitarist, Joaqin Castillo as rhythm guitarist, Franz Magpantay as drummer, Ezekiel Quitco as their bassist, and the newly recruited Cjay Catilo as violinist. Interestingly, the name \"Stringless\" was born when Miko broke a guitar string during one of the band’s first performances. Influenced by the latest trends among the students, the band focuses on conjuring an alternative-OPM vibe through covering songs by Filipino bands such as Silent Sanctuary, December Avenue, and IV of Spades. In a conversation with Stringless’ bassist Ezekiel Quitco, Stringless is steered into transcending their usual gigs and bringing their ensemble outside of La Salle as they are presently in the process of writing originals and seeing their vision through. Grace Period Meanwhile, next on the list is Grace Period, a quintet that gracefully lightens up the room as soon as they hit the stage. Their band is composed of Jericho San Juan as main vocalist, Christian Cyril Padrillan as lead guitaris/back vocalist, Darren Fernandez as rhythm guitarist, Raydeniel Macalalad as bassist/back vocalist, and Juan Rafael Barcelon as drummer. According to Raydeniel, Cyril pitched the idea of forming a band and eventually turned this it into a reality with the help of Yuan. Brand new to the music scene, they have only performed once, serenading the audience of Prisma: Nineties Rewind last January as of this writing. Their potential is towering as they keep their musical covers versatile and free. Capstone Third on the list is Capstone, a band interestingly formed at the peak of the multitude of school requirements. Hence, its name. Initially formed with 5 members, they are now set with three new recruits. Capstones’ members are namely Allian Pelayo, Mary Jane Levita, & Samantha Cabrera as main vocalists, FJ Algabre as bassist, Raymond Mandigma as lead guitarist, Fernand Orbase as rhythm guitarist, Neon Olan as acoustic guitarist and Christian Valeros as drummer. Meticulously curating their setlists by each member’s preferred genre, the band performs with hearts hoping to inspire audience with their bold show of transparent individuality. A band with experienced members, spectacle surely awaits as this band gravitates from one genre to the next.



14 SCI-TECH Words by Aedrian Joshua O. De Castro | Illustration by Eseankier Ritcher O. Cuevas Was Thanos right? Marvel at A Villain’s Bad Demography As the self-appointed CEO of be mass-migration, overcrowded fewer babies were conceived, and born at all. his universe, Thanos wrestles slums, and megacities covering population growth slowed down. To sum up, faced with a with issues like overpopulation continents. Diseases and pollution from the moment he gets up in will spread, and humans will resort Eventually, a balance perceived problem, Thanos chose the morning to the moment he to chaos and violence to get water emerged, fewer people were the most harmful imaginable unfolds himself into his chair, and food. Every human will be dying and fewer children were course of action that is unnecessary rattles the ice in his gin, and looks focused only on sustaining itself. born, so the death rate and birth and will not achieve its goal. His out over the dusty orange plains of rate became stable. Britain had plan wouldn’t work because the his home planet — Titan. Thanos Luckily, population growth reached the fourth stage of the universe would just repopulate considers himself as the greatest will not grow exponentially. The demographic transition. During itself right back to where it was of all leaders and he has a plan to projections mentioned earlier are this stage, a significant change in the first place and, assuming meet the challenge of universal just based on the current rate of in the social outlook of the people Thanos is still around, he will have overpopulation. Unfortunately, growth, and the rate of growth is has taken place under the impact to do the whole thing over again. half of the universe won’t live to not constant. As it turns out, high of urbanization, industrialization, reap the benefits, because they birth rates and the population and a high rate of literacy. By doing that, Thanos may are his solution. Thanos has explosion are not permanent have killed off the very scientist decided that all he really needs features of countries, but rather The Snappening who was about to solve the problem to do is randomly wipe out half a part of a four-step process the The transition didn’t only of nuclear fusion, or the farmer of all life and start a new chapter whole world is going through about to design a new irrigation to create a different ending. This — the demographic transition. happen in the UK. This is true for system, or the artist about to is clearly evil, but was he right? every country or even planets. A big bring key issues to everyone’s Ungrounded Panic population boom is just part of the attention. He could have just Late Bloomer The so-called demographic transition from third world to first created more resources, created It took over 200,000 years world. Hence, Thanos didn’t have another planet to move into, or transition can be traced back to to do anything at all. The future just made half of all life in the of human history for the world’s the 18th century, when the entire of global population growth is not universe infertile. These methods population to reach 1 billion; and world, including Europe, was an apocalyptic prophecy. It’s a would have solved the problem only 200 years more to reach 7 in the first stage. During that promise. Population will come to without all the pain and suffering. billion. Today, the world population time, it was quite common an end. The UN forecasts that the is at 7.6 billion. At the current rate, to have a whole litter of kids 12th billionth human will never be Well, maybe it was only it grows by 88 million per year, because they can expect at least right to call him the \"Mad Titan.\" 200 thousand per day, and 170 by one of them to just get a cut the time you started reading this and die of a random infection. article. If this rate continues, the A lot of people were born, but population will hit 10 billion by lots of them died just as fast, 2050, and by the end of the century, so the population hardly grew. 15 billion. Hearing any alarms yet? Then, around the time of the The first person to sound Industrial Revolution, people went the overpopulation alarm was from being peasants to workers, the English economist, Thomas manufactured goods became Malthus. According to Malthus, widely available, and the sciences \"The power of population is advanced communication and indefinitely greater than the medicine. Because of this, the power in the earth to produce second transition stage started. subsistence for man.\" Or as Thanos Better food supplies, hygiene, and puts it, \"This universe is finite, medicine meant people stopped its resources, finite. If life is left dying all the time and resulted unchecked, life will cease to exist.\" in a population explosion which Basically, what they’re saying is doubled the UK’s population. that if the population continues to increase exponentially, it After some time, the birth will reach a breaking point. rate adjusted, and the third stage of transition was set in motion. Once the population reaches During this stage, people become the carrying capacity of Earth, the conscious of limiting the size of result would be catastrophic. This their family. Couples realized they can lead to war, famine, and cause didn’t have to produce an entire unimaginable suffering. There will soccer team worth of kids in order to continue their family. As a result,

SCI-TECH 15 The Virtual Wallet of the Future Words by Ydnar Yvann L. Oriño Illustration by Maria Nerissa Bernadeth C. Makalintal In the world of modernity comes a new form of payment method that doesn’t rely on physical money to transact bills, pay load packages and shop goods online. This emerging virtual wallet has been targeting all age groups to do transactions in a hassle-free and fast manner. This is made possible by the establishment of Paymaya, the first- ever prepaid online payment app in the Philippines that enables the financially underserved to pay online without having a credit card. Paymaya is an application without leaving your seat the A WANDERING that can be downloaded for free entire time. Also, to safeguard in both the Play Store and the App your account, the application SPACE OBJECT Store. It provides a personal virtual sends you text notifications after prepaid card that can be used every transaction. Additionally, Words by Luis Brian B. Limbo | Illustration by Eseankier Ritcher O. Cuevas in a variety of ways like booking each transaction is regulated by flights, buying movie and concert the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas On October 19, 2017, a is very unusual for interstellar tickets, paying for your Spotify and (BSP). Meanwhile, one can telescope in Hawaii discovered objects. Lastly, the change of Netflix subscriptions, and even add money to your Paymaya a very peculiar object that velocity cannot be explained using buying a Steam gaming card. It account at over 15,000 partners, caught scientists’ attention as the principles of gravitation alone. is designed to be a digital wallet including 7-Eleven outlets, SM it traverses the solar system. for the unbanked and uncarded Business Centers and Robinsons In honor where this object is Dr. Karen J. Meech, an people especially the youth Department Stores nationwide. discovered through a telescope, astrobiologist, noted that the who are keen in participating they decided to name it as discovery of Oumuamua is in the digital economy. Moreover, everyone can also Oumuamua: a Hawaiin word essential in unlocking the past avail a Paymaya physical card which means scout or messenger of the cosmos. She noted that its Furthermore, just like a wherein you can link your account from the distant past reaching discovery is the implication of the Visa or Mastercard abroad, this so that it shares one wallet with out to the civilization. Possessing existence of other solar systems free virtual prepaid card on your the virtual prepaid card and can unusual characteristics, this within the universe. Moreover, phone seems to be a reloadable view all transactions in-app. object leaves space enthusiasts in its discovery has helped prove credit card so that you could load This physical card can be used awe and ask new questions in the that the creation of other solar up, send money and shop online to pay in establishments that understanding of the universe. systems can be extremely violent, accept credit or debit cards and and messy. As a matter of fact, she can even be used to withdraw Oumuamua is an interstellar theorized that this object is debris from any BancNet ATM once your that gets ejected and migrated account is fully upgraded. It works object that is discovered by the from another solar system. both locally and abroad and is embedded with an EMV chip for Panoramic Survey Telescope On the other hand, questions the account’s security. Once lost, still arise upon the discovery of everyone can still be able to use the and Rapid Response System this object. Questions such as what virtual prepaid card to purchase its surface is made of, why does it online. Likewise, everyone would (Pan-STARRS) telescope at have a very unusual shape, where need to unlink or block the lost does it come from, and where is physical card in the application. Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii. it going are yet to be answered. Nevertheless, the scientists are With the number of credit Upon the object’s discovery, passionate about answering card holders in the Philippines the questions of the cosmos. being at only 3.5% of the total scientists discovered unusual eligible population, the Paymaya Wandering in space, application is set to transform characteristics of Oumuamua Oumuamua has helped the tons of numerous banking forms scientists on deepening the into an easy to create account. that is quite different from other understanding of the cosmos, Because of its simplicity and user- and at the same time generate interstellar objects. First, this new questions that would help friendliness of letting you see in sparkling their passion. Even your transaction history, object travels at 25 kilometers per though new questions arise upon card details and activities its discovery, they would not stop in just a press of a seconds as it traverses the solar answering these hard questions screen, this app for the sake of uncovering the is set as well to system; additionally, scientists universe’s deepest mysteries. become the virtual wallet regarded this object as the first, and of the future. only interstellar object discovered outside the solar system. Second, this object varies from brightness as it is seen on the telescope; hence, scientists concluded that this object tumbles as it travels since its shape reflected different amounts of light from time to time. Third, scientists thought that its shape resembles a cigar which

16 SCI-TECH A LOOKBACK: him for. As he settles down on his promoter of science. With his place up there, this world would new-found fame in the 1970s after The Hawking Legacy look back on his deeds as his discovering the black hole, he legacy on Earth and on his field. decided to not fully credit himself for Words by Rysel Dominic C. Evangelista | Illustration by Eseankier Ritcher O. Cuevas his deeds but to let future scientists This genius of a man spent a drive his work forward after him. He One might likely hear of the universe and what it holds, but great deal of his career studying believes that the completion of this vastness of space and the universe; as much as humans have tried, and theorizing on physics and quest does not lie on experts but how it is theoretically limitless, they are just barely scratching the cosmology that it is hard to list lies on everyone willing to try. His and how the Earth is only a tiny surface. It may be an honorable start all his contributions in under one conviction shines through when he spec of it. Science spent countless in explaining the mystery, yet time listing, but it is safe to say that \"time authored numerous books based on hours attempting to debunk the evolved the concepts until it entered is his thing.\" First and foremost, his studies, which became his tool to the 21st century with much more he greatly influenced the world of pass on the knowledge he was able mystery of the depth of the vastness of the ever- its understanding of black holes. to garner over his lifetime, and which expanding universe, most of which As a matter of fact, it is he who he believes that his knowledge will were contributed by one, highly ultimately theorized the behavior of come in handy for future aspirants. intelligent man – Stephen Hawking. black holes which he compares as Some of his books are \"A Brief History a cosmic vacuum which sucks all of Time,\" \"The Theory of Everything,\" Hawking was a world-renowned sorts of matter including light and and the \"The Great Design\" all of physicist whose expertise greatly distorts the flow of time. He argued which are the knowledge he is willing cemented his contributions in against the black hole being black, to pass on for future development. the fields of cosmology, general a popular belief, and explains that relativity, and quantum gravity. it is because of the emission of the Stephen Hawking might be gone Despite his complicated status of now-dubbed Hawking Radiation. now, but his works still show. Ask any having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis physics professor and they would (ALS), this man stopped at nothing Another major contribution is reply that this man is truly a genius. to fully grasp and understand the the beginning of time with regards Ask any physics student about the universe and its relationship with to Einstein’s theory of relativity. He universe and they will say something time. Sadly, on March 14, 2018, he thoroughly traced back the origin that is generally from Hawking’s retired permanently, for he passed of time which he concluded that perspective. His contributions hold on this day leaving without fully time was made from a singularity the standards of physics along with realizing the mystery he sought that eventually escalated to the other great minds like Einstein and Big Bang. In short, he is the one Newton, but the point is that a great for the latter parts of his life. who theorized that time had a mind can inspire another great mind. Alas, his achievements are beginning, ending a 200-year- His life might have ended, but the life still considered a feat of old debate on the laws of physics. of his works will continue to thrive the genius the world for future generations of scientists. admired and loved Finally, he had a major role in influencing the future of science. In fact, he is the most successful Light Amplification to Solve L. A. S. E. R.your Endgame Reconnection Words by Jose Luis Paolo S. Domingo & Illustration by Eseankier Ritcher O. Cuevas In every problem is a solution, and to facilitate the transfer of data. around 200,000 km per second. (FSO) technology. By firing a laser at the heart of every solution, a Unfortunately, its usage contained Optical technology is beam through space and air, the problem. various disadvantages, including a system was able to send date from a slower speed, a chance for corrosion, already being applied into different craft orbiting the moon to the Earth Problems of varying degrees and a higher shock hazard. On the fields. Before their application at a rate of 622 Mbps. pose threat to researchers as they other hand, cellphones utilized radio in telecommunications, fiber attempt to solve a conflict. Even waves for more convenient wireless optics were originally designed for An FSO-based communication the joy of solving one issue does connectivity. endoscopes (instruments used to system would prove superior over not last long, as a new problem will view the body’s internal organs). normal fiber-optics as it does not eventually unveil itself. As if the However, scientists soon Light would enter one strand by require a wire medium to travel. continuous stream of problems is discovered that information could be means of a lamp or laser, which Moreover, it can reach speeds of up not enough, additional factors must carried faster and in greater volume would then be reflected by the body to 2.5 Gbps, making it even faster also be considered since the formula through light due to its shorter into a second wire connected to the than fiber-optic wires. only becomes accurate when all wavelength. physician’s eyepiece or camera. hindrances are dealt with accordingly. Lightspeed Medium In every problem is a solution, Much like how the equations that In the field of communications, and at the heart of every solution, a changed the world were perfected, it In 1966, physicist Sir telephone companies have begun problem. With each development, took time to understand what truly Charles Kao suggested the usage replacing copper service lines society continues to improve itself. solved real life problems. of a fiber-optic cable made from with those made from fiber optics. However, the end of every issue pure glass as a means for carrying Internet servers and databases always presents the dawn of a new In other words, innovating was telephone signals. A fiber-optic cable also use the same wires to quickly challenge. clearly a daunting task. Hence, the contains multiple microscopically transfer information across the discoverers needed a driving factor thin glass or plastic strands known globe. Moreover, people have Every advance made in human that made them dare not give up- as optical fibers. Inside each strand, begun straying away from Digital knowledge and technology reveals demand. light particles fired by a laser travel Subscriber Line (DSL) internet their limitless potential, leaving A Time of Need at an angle inside the innermost connections in favor of fiber-optic- both the public the trailblazers part called the core. By firing them based services due to better speeds. of these innovations hungry for Innovations occur at a time of diagonally, the light particles will A fiber-optic connection can provide more. From a once simple need of need, to either alleviate or completely reflect or \"bounce\" continuously a rate of up to 1 Gbps (gigabit per hastening telecommunication lines solve the said issue. Henry Ford across the glass until they reach their second) while a DSL one maxes out to the craving of faster internet designed one of the first practical destination. A photoelectric cell is at 6 Mbps (megabits per second). connections, more will be asked production lines to make cars more required to convert the light signals Borderless Transfer for the sake of the everchanging affordable. Alan Turing decoded the into processable information. The digitalized world. Enigma Code to break into German core is wrapped in an external glass Nonetheless, humanity communications during World War II. component called cladding. The has not limited light communication Hence, don’t fret when you In this case, communication via light cladding contains a lower refractive within wires. In 2013, the experience a slow download speed, was created to hasten the transfer of index to prevent light from leaking National Aeronautics and Space or when your Internet ping reaches information in present society. out. Through this process, data can Administration (NASA) showcased the hundreds. Buckle your seatbelts, be carried at around 2/3 the speed the Lunar Laser Communication as data transfer is about to make the Before the advent of of light in a vacuum, or at a speed of Demonstration (LLCD), which uses jump to lightspeed. light communication technology, free-space optical communication telephone wires carried copper wire

SCI-TECH 17 RECROEVCEORVYERYWords by Vincent Niño L. Nicol & Illustration by Kristine Maerel Baculi bandage in a group of rats. The first group, which contains wounded Medical advancement has been accelerating over the past years to cure rats, were subjected to the use of the new diseases and improve current health practices and devices. The constant bandage, while the second group, advancement in the medical field aids in the development of new inventions also containing 10 wounded rats, are every year. In the past 8 years, the medical world has seen 3d printed body subjected to normal healing. Group 2 parts, bionic eye, cancer therapies, and other medical breakthroughs. took about two weeks to heal from the Likewise, two new inventions in the past year have been developed which wounds, while group 1 healed in just three could potentially change how wounds heal and how heart attack survivors days. Henceforth, the drastic difference live. between the two procedures shows the effectiveness of the bandage in healing wounds. Electrical bandage Patch for heart attack survivors The electrical bandage uses electricity to increase the rate at which the wound heals. It has been known for years that electricity can stimulate Dr. Richard Jabbour, a researcher and cardiologist, and his team the wounds to heal faster. Consequently, \"electrotherapy\" is created wherein developed a patch that can ‘repair’ a broken heart. The patch itself is made of electricity is used as medical treatment. According to Xudong Wang, a human cells which can be stuck onto a patient’s heart following a previous materials scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the leader of heart attack. Furthermore, the patch provides structural support to the heart the group responsible for the creation of the bandage, the newly developed and helps the heart to pump more efficiently. Additionally, it also releases bandage is flexible and wearable in contrast to the machines used for compounds which stimulate the heart cells to repair and regenerate. For electrotherapy. The group has been researching nanogenerators, which uses these reasons, the patch will be beneficial for patients who had a history of body movements to generate electricity, for years. Then, they realized the heart attack, keeping the heart from failing and avoiding the risk of heart useful application of the device in the field of medicine. failures. Machines used for electrotherapy are bulky due to their reliance on The team made the patch from human lung cells which are reverted to a power source. Meanwhile, the new bandage uses a nanogenerator that stem cells, a cell that can develop into many different types of cell. Next, the charges itself using the movements of the body. The electricity from the stem cells are reprogrammed into heart cells, namely cardiac cells. Finally, nanogenerator is channeled into the electrodes, a device that conducts the ‘new’ heart cells are grown into a patch which can be applied to the heart. electricity, and is used to contact the non-metal part of an electrical circuit. Dr. Thomas Owen, a post doctor in Professor Sian Harding’s laboratory, added Moreover, the electrodes transfer the power to the skin as mild electrical that the patch can also be made from the patient’s skin cells. Hence, the main pulses. There is no pain induced as these bandages give smaller electrical goal is for the pre-made patches to be compatible with all patients. pulses compared to the electrotherapy machines. Accordingly, the bandage avoids killing or damaging healthy tissue from the zaps. These two new inventions will tremendously help in the recovery and improvement of patients. The electrical bandage can lessen a person’s In the development of the medical device, Wang’s group tested the duration of inability to move freely after a surgery. On the other hand, the surgical wound will heal at a fast rate; thus, lessening the risk of wounds opening. As innovations in the medical field continue to progress, its advancements continue to open doors for humankind in improving the overall health of each individuals. Science has long helped man defy borders and define new boundaries. We HowwitMVhaEtCthteTeOrWRRoe: rlaldtes have learned to defy death the moment we discovered that sicknesses Words by John Clarenze C. Macalintal had corresponding ailments. Hence, we understood that there were ways to Illustrations by Elizabeth C. Kho and Dhale Clifford M. Campos extend lifespan potentially, no matter how grave or severe the conditions were. Since then, scientists and practitioners have attempted to understand to function day-to-day. entertainment but due to its the human biology and alter genetics to the maximum extent. effectiveness and expanding Amoeba- applications in psychiatry, VR is Nature wants humans dead before we each reach the age of 30. Natural Terminating-Silver factors and organisms that co-exist with man renders the early ages of fast emerging as a new powerful development critical to newborns as they are exposed to contagious and Researchers tool in treating a range of anxiety critical diseases. The discovery of vaccines, however, changed all these. For disorders. In relation to that, a case comparison, without immunization coverage, the recent measles from the American standard treatment for anxiety outbreak on the Philippines, as reported by the Department of Health lay disorders in psychiatry is in-vivo waste on 12,700 victims with 203 deaths just from January 1 to February 23. Chemical Society exposure therapy wherein a person is gradually exposed to the feared Hence, there is a need to keep up with the ever-changing world by have coated silver object or situation in a precise continuous advancement in medicine and we must not let scientific and controlled way that leads the discovery regress. To let the world fall back to an era where medicine does nanoparticles with anti-seizure individual in a safe environment not exist is deliberately allowing nature not just to render humans as lab rats forcing him or her to face their fear subject to random disease exposure, but also to spawn kill babies. As society drugs to eliminate brain-eating rather than flee it until the generated becomes aware of this, humanity’s level of consciousness is becoming more anxiety is manageable. and more complex to the point that we are able to trace the cause and cost of amoebas while saving the nearby Despite what humanity has phenomenon even on the cellular level. Specifically, scientists were human cells. The study focused discovered, it is but natural that able to accurately pinpoint how an intervening factor affects we have never felt the need to stop status quo. on three anti- seizure drugs called curing our curiosity. And so today, the specie and the world continues extremely sleep-deprived adults. diazepam, phenobarbitone to evolve in ways that defy the very According to researchers, these laws of nature. Hence, we advance by Obtain proteins, which are tied to and phenytoin—to kill the attempting to sate the curiosity that Alzheimer’s nerve cell death, tangles and we will never cure. through Sleep spreads throughout the brain amoeba., either alone or in Deprivation during Alzheimer’s. In that note, most teenagers and young combination with silver A new study finds excessive adults with an abnormal sleeping amounts of a protein called tau schedule can have problems with nanoparticles. and amyloid-beta in the fluid that thinking, memory and behavior that bathes the brain and spinal cord of eventually interfere with one’s ability Virtual reality can eradicate stress. Most of you might think that virtual-reality is only for

18 SPORTS EDITORIAL If it aint broke, don’t fix it An integral part of the According to the institutional events Intramurals or, as in the case administration, the rationale of the Senior High School sports for removing the intramurals within the school. festivities “TIMPALAKASAN”, sports jerseys is that they don’t has always been the inclusion contribute to the learning of As such, following of sports jerseys, which always the students in any way, shape varied in design and colors or form. However, for most such trajectory from house to house or section students, not just Lipasallians, to section. The sheer creative having their own respective of removing variety and lively jersey designs sports jerseys fosters teamwork engineered by the different and oneness as a single unit the jerseys will members of the Lipasallian going into the different sports community has become a competitions. It displays their provoke major reflection of the festive vibes willingness to commit to the propagated during the duration success of their respective dissatisfaction of this annual institutional groups and squads via devoting sports event and the mentality effort and cooperation to attain within a that said apparel represents said victory. With this, it can a unified competitive spirit be seen that the jerseys help considerable of their respective classes/ symbolize and instill the values houses are what led to these of collaboration and association population of intramurals jerseys to become within Lipasallians, which are a mainstay in the institution some of the core values that Lipasallians for a very long time. As such, the institution aims to develop the administration’s recent amongst its students. who dismissal of the intramurals jerseys as irrelevant and its In addition, termination consider proposal to remove said jerseys of the sports jerseys would entirely is a disservice to the also correlate to taking away the sports conduct of the Intramurals one of the main features of within the institution. the intramurals that makes it jerseys as defining examples. Doubts distinct and unique from other were insinuated regarding the invaluable part value of the 250 peso jerseys under their current state of the intramurals of quality. Thus, it is a must that creative control over the festivities. Therefore, this will intramurals jerseys be also returned to the students. Not lead to a significant decrease only will this help further secure the jersey’s status as a in their enjoyment of the worthy mainstay within the Intramurals events, but also intramurals and result in a lack offer Lipasallians an avenue to unleash their creativity whilst of motivation to participate in promoting values of unity and association. the games offered. However, some students have raised concerns over the worth of the jerseys, citing the underwhelming design and qualities of the recently introduced house renditions of the intramurals jerseys as 0201 eSports: Is it worthy to be an actual sport? Aimerose C. Atienza to perform much better in a divided into quarters, online competition. gaming requires more of the time of the players as it is Other than the skills continuous, and a break only and talents, a real sport happens once a game has also requires a good sport ended. intellectual quotient (IQ) in order to strategize and win a Even though the main Aphysical activity played one has to spend looking at game. In line with this, eSports highlight of any other sport is by teams and individuals their own devices just to play highly entails the exertion its physical prowess, eSports for the sole purpose of various games. Despite the of the brain, especially in still emits the purpose of sports entertainment – that is lack of physicality, eSports is formulating game plans and how one, and even how the still something that should tactics that are essential to dictionaries, will define what develop as it upholds the ideals prevail in the sport. There is a “eSports is considered sports is. However, with the and values similar to an actual need for an individual to have to be one of the hardest upright progressions and sport. the capacity of processing a lot sports ever played.” with the several technological First of all, a player of of information because in this advancements being eSports actually needs to have type of sport, a player really experienced by the society, fast reflexes and great dexterity has to execute map and team which is to entertain. It attracts tournaments and leagues in the specifically to handle and awareness and has the aptitude so many audiences that people online community started to operate the controller during to immediately come up with at any age may be join a game emerge. a match. Without these skills, the right decision. and invite others to do the The arrival of eSports, the chances for a player to Moreover, eSports is same thing. If all of the people short for electronic sports, succeed will definitely be much considered to be one of the become aware of these ethics caught the attention of many lower compared to those who hardest sports ever played as by the sport, then they will young individuals as it is truly manifest these abilities. Speed there are no timeouts. Unlike realize the worth of expanding evident by the number of hours and precision also matter basketball wherein a match is eSports.

SPORTS 19 INJURED? ENDURED. Most Common Sports Injuries and Athletes who Heroically Played through Them by Kristine S. Katigbak Entering into sports can bring tons of benefits such as improved physical strength and as well as mental and emotional toughness. With much better wellness achieved, sports can definitely bring out the best in you, but at some unfortunate times, also the worst. The latter may sound frightening but in reality, unexpected events, such as injuries, do really happen when you play. Here are five of the widely prevalent injuries encountered in the world of sports and how some athletes conquered their respective playing fields despite facing these injuries which were considered as one of the biggest opponents they ever had. Sprain Dislocated Shoulder Injury When an ankle is sprained, the Shoulder dislocation occurs when the tissue that binds the ligaments or those tissues that hold bones of your shoulder is being torn or stretched too much. The your ankle bones together are being torn tissue that holds bones together are being damaged, just like or stretched. This is due to activities that in ankle sprains. This is due to inaccurate allow one to move their ankles out of the way movements done to the shoulder such as it should be moved. Sprains are common to when it is being swung. This injury is common athletes who play sports such as basketball, in sports, such as football and hockey, tennis, football, soccer, gymnastics, and trail skiing, gymnastics and running as lots of ankle movements are vital volleyball. in playing those mentioned sports. Emmitt Smith leads Kerri Strug, a gymnast, helped Team Dallas Cowboys to overtime victory USA to clinch gold in 1996 Olympics with a with dislocated shoulder in the final game remarkable vault performance despite a of the 1993 regular season of National sprained ankle. Football Conference and securing them a spot in Super Bowl. Hamstring Strain ACL A hamstring strain is an injury wherein the one or more hamstring Your knee is composed of various ligaments and one of these muscles or those muscles at the back of your thigh is being torn is the anterior cruciate ligament or commonly known as ACL. This is a vital ligament or tissue that holds bones together as it as it is being pulled or stretched out too much. This common connects the femur or thighbone to the tibia or shinbone. The tearing or injury can be likely acquired by athletes who play skating, stretching of this ligament is what leads to an ACL tear. A period of about football, soccer, and basketball, and track and field 6 months or more is needed to recover from this appalling injury. as running and jumping are a lot Tiger Woods was hailed as the champion required in such sports activities. of the 2008 US Open with a broken leg and ACL tear. Overall, he fought 91 holes Multiple gold medal winner making him land a spot on the playoffs and eventually win his last major title. and national record holder, Derek Redmond, finished the 400-meters with the help received from his dad at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics after having his hamstring torn. Fractures Injuries happen unexpectedly. One faulty move can lead During a fracture, too much pressure or force is being put up to a major change in one’s career, especially for athletes who dedicated much of their lives with their sport. Such injuries in a bone. This causes it to change its shape as the bone breaks should be given attention in order to decrease their commonality. up due to the impact applied in it. Fractures often occur when Playing with physical damage is tough. With this, huge respect is there is a high force or impact put on a bone. definitely deserved by athletes who have endured being injured. This injury, which is also known as a broken bone, is obtained from falling, Photos from trauma, or a direct pressure put to a bone. Despite kneecap fracture, Shun BG.jpg?fit=630%2C364 Fujimoto was still able to participate in gymnastics competition and aided Japan in bringing the gold medal home during the 1976 Olympics.

SP RTS I SEE HUES. Players and spectators come together expressing their house prides by wearing their jerseys color coded according to their respected house colors for Official DLSL Senior High Publication this year’s Timpalakasan. Caption and photo by Audrey B. Diaz January - April 2019 | Vol. III Issue No. 3 Br. Dante urges end to intrams jerseys BY CHARMAINE C. ESTABAS To minimize expenses that their organization handled for old clothes,” Amisola encouraged “irrelevant” (that have minimal student attendees, reasoning that impact to) to education, Brother the order of jerseys for senior excess jerseys or clothes in general President Br. Dante Amisola can be great generators of waste. 2019 FSC suggested termination high and clarified that availing Palarong of yearly intramural jerseys Aside from jerseys, the meeting Pambansa during a consultation meeting was optional last school year. tackled faculty evaluation in which last January 16 at the Senator Amisola requested the involvement Davao City, Davao del Jose Diokno Auditorium. “We were surprised to see the of student leaders, faculty members, Sur, Region 11 institutional heads, and parents in April 27 - May 4, 2019 “Every year, you have jerseys in our assessment forms improving evaluation instruments. jersey[s] but I don’t know how OVERALL RANKING often you use it,” said Amisola. during enrollment,” she shared. According to Executive Offices Director Dfezie Tipan, National Capital Region He also described the jerseys Amisola, consequently, the consultation meeting abides as “additional burden” with each with De La Salle Lipa’s Strategic 2nd CALABARZON costing Php 250 and incurring tasked administrators present Direction on Stakeholder 3rd Western Visayas millions of pesos per year. Engagement particularly, ensuring “[Jerseys are] irrelevant. They don’t in the meeting to look into multi-sectoral representation in REGULAR SPORTS contribute to learning,” he added. institutional boards throughout students’ tuitions for similar fees. Amisola’s term as president. ELEMENTARY Senior Student Coordinating CALABARZON Board (SSCB) President Chantal In response to the issue, the Therese Laude, however, stated 2nd National Capital Region Brother President proposed ways 3rd Western Visayas of color coding where students SECONDARY National Capital Region could wear any shirt bearing their 2nd CALABARZON league’s respective color. Anjali 3rd Western Visayas Piya from college publication Information retrieved from 2019 Palarong Pambansa Final and Official Medal Tally LAVOXA also suggested wearing and One Mindanao of green and white shirts or vests for the two playing teams. “Think of a CAPSTONE project NU prevails as FSC 2019 champions over DLSZ, 3-2 BY AIMEROSE C. ATIENZA National University The NU team also succeeded them, gusto naming bawiin ang in keeping the lead during the panalo namin,” said named Most overcame a tough match against fourth and fifth set with numerous Valuable Player Sheena Toring. service aces and solid blocks the defending champions De La against the green and white. With NU’s triumph, the team was crowned as the Champions Salle Zobel in five thrilling sets, “Sila yung nakatalo sa’min sa of the 19th FSC during its first UAAP so pinaghandaan naming year of joining as contenders. 17-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-18, 15-11, in na parang we take revenge for the Faith & Solidarity Cup (FSC) 2019 on Wednesday, April 10, at the De La Salle Lipa SENTRUM. The girls in blue stumbled on the first two sets of the match with the defending champions executing powerful attacks and great floor defense led by DLSZ’s team captain, Justine Jazareno. Facing a do-or-die situation, NU coach Regine Diego all-mental preparation reminded the girls to stay focused on the game because it is still far from over. With this, the team managed to SOLID STRIKE. De La Salle Zobelle Junior Lady Spikers’ Angel Canino soars high for a powerful attack against the National University-Nazareth Lady Bullpups. Caption and pull off and diminish offensive photo by Aimerose C. Atienza errors during the third set.

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