Astig! na Student Dyaryo August 8, 2007Posted by kilospup in Astig na Org, Features.
Between Numbers and Letters:
A Feature Article on the SPECTRUM
The Official Publication of the PUP College of Engineering
“Engineering the Human Soul…”
Truly, the Spectrum’s popular catchphrase carries a colorful meaning. The PUP College of Engineering does not only teach their students how to construct structures of sophisticated magnificence but also build the edifice of pride and excellence into their hearts and minds.
The Spectrum offers these future engineers an instrument to share their thoughts and ideals and at the same time, to inform their fellow CEAns and PUPians of the hottest updates in and out of the campus. The college publication welcomes every CEAn to a world of letters in a dimension where numbers rule their lives.
The Spectrum articles encompass and reflect the different realities of human life. These can be divided into the social, cultural, political, technological and scientific aspects. Articles about the bitter consequences of poverty in the lives of a PUP student and common people are the best examples of social realities exposed in their articles. Cultural calls for the preservation of Filipino traditions and customs as well as the historic places in the Philippines. Then, the political area comes up largely on the Opinion section of the newspaper where CEAns are free to speak and comment about our national leaders and the role of the youth state affairs. Finally, the technological and scientific aspect, which carries essential and the interesting part for the CEAns for this part, reveals their specialization and expertise.
The Spectrum topics concern the individual CEAn, to the college, the university up to the national issues. The newspaper tells the typical even the most unusual stories of the engineering students of their 5-year stint in the campus. In that case, serves as a venue for CEAns to share their experiences and ideologies. More than that, it serves as an instrument of communication to air the grievances of the CEAns for the College and University administration to be heard and at the same time to inform other PUPians of their accomplishments. At the national level, CEAns stay foot of the latest updates while having the opportunity to speak out of their views an suggestions regarding the most recent issues.
The Spectrum maintains its uniqueness and sets the trend when it comes to campus publication. One of these unique variation is coming up with a “Circle” page. This section make up the “barkada and gimmick” section of the paper. Here we can read and see band gigs inside the campus, students’ “trips”, and some other cool and fun stuffs.