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8 Signs It’s Already Hell Week(s) in UP Cebu

Yes, we’re exaggerating when we refer the remaining weeks of each semester as ‘UP Hell Week(s)’ but during these times, we see a lot of changes within the UP Cebu community.
On another post, I’ve already created recommended tips to survive UP Hell Week and feel free to read it by clicking the link provided. Today, I’ve decided to write another post about this significant time of the semester wherein students exert all efforts remaining to save the sinking grade!
Here are signs you see in UP Cebu every time the UP Hell Week season kicks in! 
1. Surveys, experiments everywhere.

Mostly conducted by the Psych students (and sometimes we’ve got some from Management and Mass Communication students), we see a lot of posts in "Speak UP, Iskolar" and "Overheard at UP" asking for help to answer their surveys. Our friends greet us with messages in our Facebook and Twitter giving us links to Google Forms. When we roam around the campus, especially near the almost non-exist…

7 Recommended Tips to Survive UP Hell Week

Iskolars, last hunat na lang! In the next few weeks before this semester officially ends, you need to exert all efforts to save your dying grades.
In UP Cebu, seeing zombies in the campus from time to time is slowly becoming a normal sighting. This will go until the end of the semester since some postponed exams are now finally scheduled and you have no choice but to take them.

In the next few weeks, unsay tips sa mga freshie and feeling freshie nga wala kahibawo unsay buhaton to survive this UP Hell Week(s)?
After asking my friends what tips to recommend to the UP Cebu students, I have compiled 7 chronological steps you may want to take to survive this UP Hell Week happening every semester's end. (Warning: I am not liable to any physical, emotional, spiritual or mental damage if you decide to follow these steps.)

1. Prepare.

Before anything else, you need to be ready to take this adventure. You should prepare your pocket to have money for some hangout in a nearby coffee shop or ov…

Searching for Cebuano poems? Check out Balakista!

Are you searching for Cebuano poems either because you are required for academic research or you simply want to read modern, fresh Cebuano poetry today? You should definitely check out Balakista: Tingog sa Batan-ong Bisaya.
This is a site that publishes Cebuano poems or locally referred as "balak bisaya" but did you know that it should have been "Balak Binisaya"? Bisaya refers to people while Binisaya is to the language, Cebuano. Mistakes like this is normal for people who have no thorough knowledge about Cebuano identity.
Balakista publishes mostly free-verse Cebuano poems. This is the type of poetry that most young poets embrace in their writing. Balakista has about more than 50 contributors and has been around for nearly four years.
If you're a newbie poet or if you are someone who wants to publish your own Cebuano poems, you can also submit it to Balakista, in their Facebook page
Balakista publishes your Cebuano poem for free and it will be available to t…