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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…

#UPCebuAfterSunset compiles ghost stories from UP Cebu

Ghost hunting, horror stories, paranormal activities… you can visit UP Cebu to experience these out-of-this-world events. Yes, University of the Philippines Cebu is one of the spooky places in Cebu where there are spiritual sightings.
I have compiled several ghost sightings in the campus as determined by some of the students I’ve talked to and conversations heard and read here and there, some of which are edited version of confessions from “Speak UP, Iskolar” published late last year. Believe it or not, according to them, these stories are true and they can attest to the veracity of these experiences.
I have categorized these stories according to the places these ghost stories happened. If you have additional stories you experienced, feel free to share those to us by sending it here.
ADMIN CR
(1) “Kuyog ko sa akong friend adto then nisulod siya sa Admin CR. 
Manudlay usa daw siya before mi manulod sa among klase. Nahibu’ng ko kay nikalit na siyag siyagit. Nigawas dayon siya then asked he…

Meet the Miss Cebu 2015 Candidates

Candidates for Miss Cebu 2015 are officially announced earlier today in the Miss Cebu Facebook account.
Miss Cebu 2015 pageant is one of the highlights in the Sinulog 2015 Celebration. To know other events for the Sinulog Festival, check out the Sinulog Festival schedule here.
The Pre-Pageant Night will be on January 10, 2015, Saturday, 7 pm, at the Ayala Activity Center. The Coronation Night of Miss Cebu 2015 will be on January 14, 2015, Wednesday, 6:30 pm, at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino. 
Please see the candidates vying for the title below:
Candidate No. 1: Hanica Rachel Arshia J. Ong She is from Mandaue City and currently taking up Law at the University of San Carlos.

Candidate No. 2: Febb C. Flores She is from Talisay City and is a Nursing graduate from Cebu Velez College. Currently, she works in Cebu Velez General Hospital as an OR Staff Nurse.

Candidate No. 3: Mary Cyrielle A. Wong She is from Minglanilla, Cebu and is a Nursing graduate of Ce…

13 Seemingly Horror Situations in College Dormitories, Apartments and Boarding Houses You Don't Want

Halloween season is just around the corner.

If you have horror stories in UP Cebu, feel free to share your #UPCebuAfterSunsetto us and we will publish it. To know more about this Zuprome project, just click on this link. (UPDATE: We've posted the collection of ghost stories in UP Cebu already. Click the link provided.)
Did you know that for college students, there are untold horror situations happening in their day-to-day living in their respective dormitories, apartments and boarding houses? I’ve personally collected situations they feel to be horror stories when these happen to them.
Yes, I’m redefining horror in this list. These are 13 seemingly horror situations that you don’t want to experience while living in your respective second home. Especially if you are a UP Cebu student.

Feel free to read:

13. You don’t have internet connection. What else to do?
Internet has become a prerequisite to studying nowadays. A peek to Facebook or Twitter while doing research has become a nece…