SLU Centennial (3)

October 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm (SLU Centennial)

Source: SLU Facebook Page

The SLU Centennial Logo and the SLU Logo.

“The SLU  Logo — The two most dominant colors of  SLU are blue and white. These represent the Marian influence of the founders of the school. In the order of heraldry, white symbolizes the earth and blue symbolizes heaven. The golden cross in the middle of the shield symbolizes the Christian Faith which is a veritable treasure (golden) to Her believers and which the school aims to the four corners of the earth (the four small crosses). Superimposed in the golden cross is the stylized lily that is associated with St. Aloysius Gonzaga, the patron saint of the University. The big sword traversing the shield expresses the vigilance that characterizes the work of education. The rugged mountains that loom behind the sword signify the battlefield in which the school stands in its efforts to shed the Light of Truth in the darkness of ignorance. The motto on the lower part of the seal, Sapienta Aedificat, expresses the belief of the founders that ‘wisdom builds.’ ”

Source: SLU Facebook Page

Fr. Seraphine de Vesse was one of the founders of the school

SLU main is located at A. Bonifacio St. , Baguio City. The campus has 16 major buildings.

The Burgos Gym is where the intramurals are usually held; It is the largest gym in Baguio City.

Source: SLU Facebook Page

SLU Bakakeng is an extension of SLU main campus. The building is for all of the Accountancy and Bussiness Management students.

SLU-LHS is for the high school students. it was initially built exclusively for boys that’s why it was called boys high. It then became a co-ed school on 2003.

There’s also the SLU-LES building that’s for the elementary students.


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SLU Centennial (2)

October 10, 2010 at 11:22 am (SLU Centennial)

“SLU My home, My school”

“A home is not where you live,but where you’re loved and where they understand you”

We all know that life isn’t always easy because in the first place, it never really was. “The world wouldn’t have great sailors without the waves” — a quote that can reflect on the beauty of life amidst the obstacles. At times, we may think that our lives pull us down, that it’s always unfair, and that happiness is only short lived… but I consider myself lucky for I have lived in a world that shows how the world is just awesome. Yes, I have encountered a lot of obstacles but I know I have my home, SLU, as my inspiration and my light.

Each day, we feel excitement coming to school and there are various reasons why. I mean, imagine those things you could learn each day, all those exciting activities and celebrations, and most importantly, sharing your experiences and spending all your time with your school-mates and teachers. Every recess and lunch, you’d instantly feel frivolous with all the buzz that’s going around. You’d see the happy faces of all the students you see. Some of them are hugging, some of them whispering, some of them laughing out loud, some of them happily sharing stories to each other, and all those sorts of stuff you could think of. You’d also encounter a range of school activities that bring out the utmost creativity in you. One can’t simply stop smiling at the thought…

In our school, we wouldn’t even be familiar with the words boring and uninspiring… everything we have here is surrounded by the words fun learning. Everything from the books to the students is anything BUT boring and uninspiring. We have such exciting activities like intramurals, talent festivals, and the like. If you’re an introvert and you just want to sit and read, you could go to the library where you can find all kinds of books. You could also join various clubs of your choice. We have the Glee Club where you can enhance your vocals, we have the Band where you can show your talent of playing musical instuments, we have the Chess Club, the Girl Scouts of the Phillipines, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, the Science Club, the Liturgy and Vocation club and all various clubs that you’d like to join. Through this school, our bond as students is really tight. Every single student is respected and given importance to. No one is left behind and no one is taken for granted. The relationship of the mentors to the students isn’t just that, the teachers value their students very much. They guide each and everyone of us to go to the right path leading to success in the road of honesty and true christian spirit.

A school is so much more than just reading, memorizing, and solving. It can help you know yourself more and serve you a better and much brighter future. It molds you with discipline and respect. Most of all, it can show you a true and genuine love that makes you feel special. It can act as your inspiration to success in life.

Saint Louis University– My home and my school… what more can you ask for?

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SLU Centennial

October 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm (SLU Centennial)

“My gift to SLU in its centennial”

“Through our experiences we discover, and through our perseverance, we succeed”

Sanit Louis University- ahh.. The moment I hear it, I feel so happy and grateful.  This institution has helped me in ways of molding myself for the better. It has also helped us enhance our talents and bring out the  best in us.  It gave us the endless thrill of living and learning while strengthening our spirituality and potential.  There are a million other reasons for us to be thankful and that only leaves us thinking how to “give back”.

Our school, Saint Louis University, served as our second home.  We bond as a family and we support each other through thick and thin. Our mentors served as our parents/ guardians that helped us understand who we are and understand the world we live in.  Our school never really asked for anything in return but as the students, we would want to express our gratitude through our talents and actions that would reflect the beauty and education at its finest. Our achievements shall be offered to our school (and of course, our families).

Bringing change can’t take place if you’ve forgotten to change yourself first [for the better]. Therefore, I shall start transformation within myself. Then, I could already head to a  transformation that drives and encourages others to take part in progress and equality amidst the worldly temptations and injustice, a transformation that can bring out the best of who we can be, and serving the world with all honesty and humility.

These actions lead us all to one thing: Success and transformation. Success does not count how much money you have or how famous you are, but of who you are as a person and how you learn to stand up after every fall. On the other hand, transformation doesn’t begin with the world, it begins in you and spread out through the world. It doesn’t necessarily mean that if you didn’t change the world, you didn’t move for transformation or change. The important thing is, you moved, you learned, you taught.. this is what transformation is.  As long as you’re willing to help make a change, you transformed.    This brings us back to where we started– Louisians giving back.

Our school’s centennial logo says: “a light that transforms”. It doesn’t mean that the school is the only one responsible for transformation, but rather, the obligation passes through all of us, Louisians, and through encouragement, we could also convince others to do the same. Through our actions and service to others, we now show that true Louisian spirit.

They say that if we do something good, God gives us something back. It may not be in the same package or it may not be that obvious, but he gives us something more each day.  The same goes through with our mission, SLU taught us something, we give back through fulfilling our mission to the world.

We really do become the light — A light that transforms.

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