VOL. XIII The Official Publication of Maryhill College, Elementary Department June-Nov. 2011Baruelo succeeds Legacy There’s nothing permanentin world but change. Thisproves to be true when Rev. An Institutional Mass lead by the college’sFr. Edwin Baruelo was hailed president Most Rev. Emilio Z. Marquez,DD.as the new Director and BED marked the opening of the celebration of theprincipal of Maryhill College. Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Students, He previously served as the parents and faculties alike conducted a floralprincipal of Our Lady of Mt. offering to commemorate the birth of ourCarmel Seminary in Sariaya, school’s patroness.Quezon and also served as theSuperintendent of the Lucena To highlight the event, a cheer dance competi-Diocese Catholic School Asso- tion was facilitated. The participants came fromciation (LUDICSA). the group of selected students from grades 4 -6. cont. on p. 16 There were also batches coming from high school students who vied for other category. The crowd turned enthusiastic as the first per- former enters the center stage. The peacock-tailed Over a thousand slippers grade four studes amazed the expectators as theygiven and more than a thousand wave their gigantic fans. The angelic entrance ofsmiles received. Armed with a grade six participants turned the court holy astotal of two thousand five hun- they interpreted a Marian Song which immedi-dred pairs of slippers, selected ately followed by a dance prod. Finally, thegrade six and fourth year stu- powerhouse cast of the gradedents extended their helping five fellows together withhands to some public elemen- their advisers brought the Over the past six years, this was the first time that the manage-tary schools last September 7. ment was able to organize a field trip outside Quezon province for all ―It was very rewarding to house down as they covered cont. on p. 2 the elementary levels. October 7, it was a memorable day for manyknow how we help those little of Maryhill College’s students because of the fieldtrip that happened.kids in our own ways,‖ a grade In every destination, each participants left an experience to share andsix student uttered as he distrib- stories to tell. For each and every one of them, every little moment isutes a pair of slippers. a treasure. Social Studies committee, During this day, different places were visited. The first officialheaded with Mrs. Lorelie Jasul, destination is the Kulturang Pinoy, all visitors are welcomed with ancontinued to give pairs of slip- energetic number portraying a cultural dance in an alternative Fili-pers each year. This project was pino music and instruments. Kulturang Pinoy depicts many partsin line with the commemoration SHARE. Lots of slippers were given by Marians. cont. on p. 3of BVM’s Nativity Day.~C.Villaester and AM Gabatin “Anumang magaling, kahit maliit bastat malimit ay patungong langit.”This was the pro- posal statement of Pondo ng Pinoy as they continued their advocacy of doing small acts together, for a common goal and the good of all, that people are able to live their Christian lives to the fullest. The Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation, Inc. came into existence came into reality through the effort of Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales some 28 years ago. It is not just fund-raising in nature but also a catechetical mission of uplifting the quality of lives of poor Filipinos. cont. on p. 2 What’s Inside? MC ArcKidz, cop Another step higher, The brain behind Julia hears a awards in DSPC tilt preparations for a Level up the Apple Who? p. 2 p. 5 p. 11 p. 7
2 June-November 2011 NEWS “ArcMC what! (What!) home several awards. "You category.ArcMC Go (Let’s Go!) win some…you lose some." The pair of Maria Angel-ArcMC, we’ve gonna to These were the words cited ica Roda (6-Love) and Ma.show you what we’re made by all the young journalists Drixia Flancia (6-Joy) madeof. ArcMC what! (What!) as they go up in stage to re- them land the ninth and theArcMC Go (Let’s Go!) ceive their recognitions. tenth spot on Editorial Writ-ArcMC, one of the best The imagination of our ing Filipino and Englishwherever we go!” feature writers Angelee Mari category respectively. After weeks of sleepless Gabatin (5-Joy) and Chastine The creative imaginationnights of review and all those Therese Villaester (5-Joy) of our duo Maria Nicole Sal-times of going home late, fi- made them land on the sec- tarin (6-Love) and Marynally it all started to pay off. ond and the seventh spot on Kyla Tesalona (6- Wisdom)Division Schools Press Con- Feature Writing Filipino and made them enter into theference began with an occa- English category respec- world of photojournalism assional parade with St. Ferdi- tively. they bagged the second andnand Cathedral as its starting On the other hand, our the fourth place in Englishpoint. It was then followed by taek champ Miguel Alexan- and Filipino category.the welcoming ceremonies dre Baladad (6-Love) proved The winners who landedconducted by the Division of that he could also be good in until the seventh spot willLucena officials. Mayor Bar- writing when he topple the qualify to the Regionalbara "Ruby Talaga" gave a third spot in Sports Writing Schools Press Conferencevery heart-warming remark to (English) Category. Paul this coming December. Theformally open the said tilt. Christian Tanguilan (5- others may not win places, RULE. MC Arckidz dominates the center-stage as The following days, the Faith) landed on the seventh but they had fun like they they copped numerous awards in the DSPC tilt.battle of the pen was on. The spot on Copyreading and would have always.GS Arcade staffers bagged Headline Writing (English) ~Louie Constantino Marians pay tribute… cont. from p1 the stage with their creative st 1 place, Miguel Alexandre healthy salad while making props and stunts. Baladad (6- Love) bagged the their preparation unique. The crowd turned restless 2nd place and Ma. Drixia Flan- Lastly grade four pupils as they wait for the an- cia (6-Joy) got the 3rd place. had their picnic on the ground nouncement of the winners. In the Poster Making, Ann wherein they prepared the Finally, the grade five stu- Kendell Maloles (5- Faith) three basic food groups that dents landed as the victor asTASTE. Grade 6 students invite onlookers to savor grabbed the 1st place while will meet daily nutrient re- they seize the first place. Thetheir deliciously prepared vegetable salad. Maria Nicole Saltarin (6- quirements. grades six and four got the “Isulong ang Breastfeed- Love) landed as 2nd place and The success of these activi- second and the third placeing-Tama, Sapat at Eksklu- Penelope Daphne Villanueva ties was through the initiative respectively.sibo!” This serves as the (5- Joy) on 3rd place. of Mrs. Celeste Tan, TLE Co- A shower of blessing con-theme for this year’s celebra- For Nutri Quiz Bee, finally ordinator with the help of TLE tinued to flow as Mr. Willietion of Nutrition Month. The Ma. Drixia Flancia (6-Joy) teachers and Rev. Fr. Edwin Pagsuyuin, an alumni and theaim is to increase awareness grabbed the 1st place, Paul V. Baruelo, Director/BED cheer dance ’s chief adjudi-on the relevancy of eating the Christian Tanguilan (5- Faith) Principal. cator gave five laptops andright kind of food. landed on 2nd place while ~Angelica Roda various balikbayan packages To recognize creative talent Louie Antoine Ma. Constan- to selected MC personnel.of pupils/students different tino (5- Love) ended on the 3rd place. The winners were deter-contests and activities were mined by means of a raffleconducted such as Slogan con- On the other hand, sand- wich making had been as- draw.test, Poster making, Nutri Quiz signed for the grade five pu- At the end of the day, stu-Bee, sandwich making, vegeta-ble salad making and picnic on pils. They made delicious dents, parents and teachersthe ground. sandwiches wherein the teach- alike leave a smile on their Selected pupils from Grades ers and judges enjoyed. faces, giving thanks to Mary4, 5 and 6 competed in differ- The grade six pupils were and looking forward for theent contests. For Slogan , Gene task in vegetable salad mak- JUDGE. Kyla and Sophia take a pose as Ms. next BVM day.Mercado (6- Wisdom) won the ing. They were able to prepare Allen Rivere critics their group’s presentation. ~PC Tanguilan
NEWS June-November 2011 3 MC meets cont. from p1 of the Filipino culture such as The expansion of the three-storey canteen was listed as the priority project in this year’s contin- different Filipino dances, items,ued drive to improved school facilities. Funded from the budget proposal, the canteen amounted music, and symbols.more or less ₱10, 400, 000 (accessories/ furniture not included). This infrastruc- The second destination is theture lies beside Pope Benedict XVI Building (Grades 5&6 classrooms). Crocodile Show which features It started on the early days of April and finally inaugurated last October 13. different animals such as croco-The ground floor accommodates the elementary and high school students as diles, birds, and many more. Thewell as parents. The second floor is allotted for the college students’ food hub show further showcased the ex-and the teachers’ lounge on the half of it. The third floor has three rooms that hibition of talent of the animalswill serve as Dance Room, PE Room and Alumni- PTA Room. cited, many kids were in awe and Today, the expanded canteen is one of the most useful and enjoyed edifice shouting as they able to witnessin the entire Maryhill community which everyone will surely be proud of. the exciting tight rope walker ~Louie Constantino right in the crocodile pond. Kul- turang Pinoy and the Crocodile show are both located in the Boom na Boom Complex, Pasay In this year’s MGCO elec- Ma. Constantino (5-Love), gela Nicole Rosales (4-Joy), City.tion, Christian Leaders that are though a younger candidate, Angelee Mari Gabatin (5-Joy) After these two destinations,Active and Inspired Marians bested his competitor and win and Ralph Emmanuel Hernan- the group convened for a while(CLAIM) Partylist scored a as MCGO Vice President. dez (6-Wisdom) won as Rep- from where the buses are parkedlandslide victory garnering ten The other elected officers resantives for grades 3, 4, 5 so as to partake for lunch. Atout of ten seats in the student were Mary Kyla Tesalona, and 6 respectively. exactly 12:30 noon, the groupcouncil. Secretary (6- Wisdom), During the first institu- immediately moved on going to Ma. Drixia Flancia (6- Joy), Chastine Therese Villaester, tional flag ceremony, the new Araneta Coliseum from wherethe small but terrible, won the Treasurer (5-Joy), Maureen set of MCGO officers were the Disney Live presentation willpresidency hands down over Dorothy Merca, Auditor (6- proclaimed and presented to be held. The show did able tothe taek champ Miguel Alexan- Joy) and Alessandra Chyna the student body. paste different sets of smilesdre Baladad (6-Love) of Marquez, PIO (3- Joy). ~Louie Constantino among us kids and even thoseMCDO Team. Louie Antoine Loraine Violanda (3-Joy), An- kids at heart. After the two sets of presentations the show finally marked its ending and it signaled both public and private Jayson de Chavez (Math 5 - 6) that it’s time for us to get back schools. One of which is the won first place. for home. Division Quiz Bee where the Even if they didn’t win any Even though tired, this trip participants are from the first awards, Czar Arman Gabriel certainly left a memory in the up to the sixth graders. Five of Cedeño (1-Joy, quiz bee), minds of all the people that par-SHINE. MC’s young scientists take pride as they these participants won places Maria Drixia Flancia (6-Joy, ticipated in it. In the end, manypose holding their medals and certificates. for the school. Katrina Anne extemporaneous speech) and people still enjoyed. All of them ―Marians Rule‖, Maryhill Figuera (2-Joy) won third Mariel Anne Magbuo (6- still had a sweet glimpse of the place for grade 2 level, Faith, essay writing) still went trip. This experience will taint inCollege’s students proved this Loraine Violanda (3- Joy) and fought with pride. Ms. their hearts and a mind, for thiswhen the school won second won second place for grade 3 Marilou Agad (Science 1- 2), is a single day where everyoneplace in the overall winners of level, Angela Nicole Rosales Ms. Jeanza Telar (Science 3- did able to leave their worriesthe Division Science Fair and woes and do nothing but(DSF). This occasion showed (4-Joy) won second place for 4) and Ms. Romalyn Pineda grade 4 level, Wensel de Mesa (Science 5-6) trained the par- enjoy. All these are significant tothe perseverance of every stu- note because it is an experiencedent who participated in it. For (5-Faith) won first place for ticipants. shared with family and friends.them this event is not only for grade 5 level, and Weaver Even some of them did not Indeed, in this educationalgrades or awards but also to Joram Marasigan (6-Joy) won able to make it in the winning field trip, we can say that Mary-develop more the spirit of com- the third place for grade 6 list, the important thing is that hill College meets Mickey andpetitiveness and camaraderie as level. all of them had faith and con- Crocs.well as to gain friends from Beside the Quiz Bee, there fidence in themselves, in their ~W. Marasigan & W. de Mesaother schools. This experience are also other categories held trainers, and most importantlycertainly firmed the resolve of in the DSF. These categories in God. From then on, theythe participants to be more pro- are the collage making, essay will continue to bring on theductive and cooperative. writing, and extemporaneous Maryhill College’s banner The event was held last speaking. As for the collage with utmost pride, becauseSeptember13-14 in the Za- making, there are two levels; aside from home this is theballero Elementary School, the student level wherein place where their inner mostwherein various events were Maria Nicole Saltarin (6- talent, competence, skills and Love) won second place and more are molded and honed. TRUST. Sam & Francis enjoy taking photos ofparticipated by students from animals from the Crocodile Park. the teacher level wherein Mr. ~Weaver Marasigan
4 June-November 2011 OPINION Today a war of three giant and important masses is mak- ing an imbalance in a stu- dent’s well being. It’s a big triple threat. Too much technology can make us lessen our homework STRICTLY ADLIB time. Too much technology Gene Mercado can also lessen our time with our family. Today, different games and applications can be way. But, our bonding time found in PCs, Ipods, Iphones, with our family is deteriorat- Laptops, etc. that affect us in a ing. This is because too much great way. It has been said homework and online gaming that too much games and com- are consuming the time that we puter stuffs which lead us to can use with our family. pleasure can drive us to addic- All of these factors are im- tion. We would be affected portant. But we need to balance greatly in our all of these so all of these may time manage- “...too much games and computer affect us in ment and may stuffs which lead us to pleasure an orderly lessen our time and posi- with our family can drive us to addiction.” tive fash- and schooling. ion. But a little of game time is not As a student, after a day at Extracurricular activities have over-whelmed some that bad. This may relax us school, we can have at least antop students. They are regularly excused for competi- and may lessen our stress lev- hour of game time a day. After els. a student plays, he or she musttions, teacher’s errands, announcements and more.Some students don’t balance what they do. They do Homework...Homework do homework next. But teach- can also affect us in a great ers, must not conflict students’more of this than that. Some of them do more aca- way. It may lessen our time homework with other subjects.demic and less extracurricular activities which is for our family due to some Because, personally, I experi-good. time constraint. Yes, home- enced a lot of days having to Some on the other hand, do more extracurricular work is an important factor in do five homeworks, and I was activities and less academic which is the grading system, but, too very tired after doing my task not so good. Extracurricular activi- much of it will affect us in a and I had no time to spend with ties are good to earn you a little re- negative manner and may my family. consume our bonding time If you do these, you wouldward for your good deeds. But they sometimes fall with our love ones. have enough time with yourbehind with the academic stuff and their high grades All of these factors that I family to bond. A bonding timego low. They are supposed to keep up with their les- mentioned earlier may affect with one’s family may re-sons for it is the one that teaches new things under the something that we had since charge you from your tired-teacher’s supervision. They are here to show that we we were born. And that is ness. family. Bonding with our fam- If you manage your timecan excel, not be excused all the time. Being excused properly, you would have asometimes makes other people be higher than your ily is fun. It is natural to us and doesn’t affect us in a bad good time.position in the Top 10. It is our job to catch up withour lessons because we benefit new things such as new The Official Publication of Maryhill College -vocabulary, new words and more. Grade School Department Editor-in-chief Louie Antoine Ma. Constantino || Associate Editor Gene Mercado Extracurricular activities are too much to do for || Managing Editor Ma. Angelica Roda || News Editor Weaver Joram Marasigan ||some students. They must learn to keep up with what Feature Editor Ma. Drixia Flancia || Sports Editor Miguel Alexandre Baladad || Photojournalists Maria Nicole Saltarin, Mary Kyla Tesalona || Cartoonists Annthey do in academics and extracurricular activities Kendell Maloles, Marianne Gene Mesa || Senior Staffers Mariel Anne Magbuo,benefit only a few things, they benefit exercise, but not Paul Christian Tanguilan, Angelee Mari Gabatin, Wensel de Mesa, Anna Andrea Buenafe, Patricia Julia Bunyi, Louise Margarette Atienza || Junior Staffers Shaniamuch. We have to make sure they must learn to go Raagas, Chastine Therese Villaester, Jude Vernard Ragudo, Paul Matthew Dio,back to their regular activities. Sometimes, extracur- Julienne Patrice Roda || Contributors Mikayla Louise Stokes, Darren Ray Torres, Roi Vincent Merca || Moderator Ms. Jennifer Magboo || Consultant Mrs. Hazelricular activities are not so beneficial. Hernandez || Director/Principal Rev. Fr. Edwin Baruelo
OPINION June-November 2011 5Dear Ed Chief, I thought that our campus is entirely an English Speaking Zone as whatthey’ve said. But in my entire stay in this institution, I honestly seldom hearstudents converse in English. Where’s that speaking Zone that they are refer-ring to? It is not bad to preserve and used our native tongue whenever we communi-cate. It is the easiest way to express our sibcerest feelings, emotions and ac-tions. The problem is, the students find it hard to communicate even in just simplesentences. English classes, are turning into translation session whenever stu-dents are saying “Ms. pwede pong Tagalog…Tagalog nalang po…or worst“Ms. paki-Tagalog nga po.” Some are hesitant to recite in fear of embarrass-ment and ridiculed from others. Teachers often find the difficulty to let stu-dents express themselves in their subjects. Students sometimes speak in English but they just make it for fun. The Eng-lish carabao (crooked one) was always the center of every laughs and giggles.What’s funny on that? They are always laughing on their own mistake with-out further realizing that it is not good at all. The level of learning. Being in one of the biggest and the most established school in Lucena, every-one should take part and exert in effoert for us to learn how to communicateand express ourselves using the second language which is Engish. So, every-where and anywhere we could be competent in confident in carrying the nameof our school From someone…who must not be named. For twenty years Maryhill school of class, and a school other pertinent materialsCollege has not been accred- of sheer magnificence. related to PAASCU re-ited by the Philippine Accred- There are many prepara- quirements.iting Association for tions being made by the Maintain the best fea-Schools ,Colleges ,and Uni- school to be accredited by tures commended by the INNOVATIONSve r si t i es( P AA S CU ) .T hi s the PAASCU once more. PAASCU team. Weaver Marasiganyear ,the school is going to do But what are these prepara- Develop and improveits best to win the price that it tions? the recommendations ing its core values that imbed-haven’t tasted for a long time. According to the Prefect made by the PAASCU ded in their mission to pro-Every detail is now being of Discipline (POD) Office team. vide quality education amonglooked upon by the school so and the Guidance Office Orientations, plenums, students. Thus, ensuring stu-as to win the hearts of every there are many things done and exhibits are also dent’s intelligence, competi-member of the PAASCU to meet the criteria of the made to prove that eve- tiveness and active participa-team. Every preparation has PAASCU .The Guidance rything is being done to tion in and out of school fur-to be flawless just to meet the Office also stated that there meet the expectations of ther honing individuals basicvery criteria of the PAASCU. are seven areas on which the the PAASCU. social responsibilities. Maryhill College is a PAASCU will be looking at The PAASCU does not The officers, faculty and theschool of high standard. This to see if Maryhill College is only consider the quantita- student body are optimisticmay be true but why does it fit to be given a level tive aspect or the physical once again that the schoolwant the ever evasive accredi- up .One of these areas is the structure the school has. But will be accredited by this hightation of the PAASCU? The Student Service Area they are also taking a wider esteemed accrediting body.reason behind this is that (involves the Guidance, look in the qualitative aspect Maryhill College is lookingwhen a school is accredited clinic, and canteen).These from where the school con- forward of joining in the ros-by the PAASCU it is not only are the preparations being sists of high skilled faculty ter of other academic institu-a school of high standard but made by this area: under a well-organized man- tions accredited by PAASCU.a school of high calibre, a Preparing exhibits and agement structure, promot-
6 June-November 2011 OPINION Bullying is a problem of families.all schools today. However, On the seminar conducted ISSUE: Tutorial Abolition atbullying has always been a last October 12, Prof. Rene Maryhil Collegeproblem. Zubieto of Southern Luzon Bullying as defined is a State University facilitated a MCArcKid Correspondent :form of aggressive behavior, talk about ―Coaching kids Are you in favor on the policywhich may manifest as abu- how to handle bullying‖ to NOTES AND QUOTES of tutorial abolition atsive treatment, the use of elementary teachers and par- Angelica Roda school? Why?force or coercion to affect ents.others, particularly when ha- ―Not only was I bullied as on the bully that they turn to Its ok because I study atbitual and involving an imbal- a child, but I continue to get be aggressive just to protect home with my mom. (Lanzance of power. bullied today as an adult‖ Constantino, Gr.1-Joy) themselves. Let us first talk about the cited Prof. Zubieto as he To remedy such cases,characteristics of bullying. shared his personal experi- Yes, because I can still Marian teachers together study without someone tu-Typically, bullies and their ences on bullying. with the Guidance and toring me…(Kim Saltarin,victims share the same char- Bullying can cause stu- Counseling Center joined Gr. 2-Joy)acteristic—low steam. These dents’ academic perform- hands to boost student’s selfwere the results gained from ance to bog down. They find confidence through recrea- No because sometimes I ampainful experi- t h e m - tional activities, clubs and struggling in studying myences or events “Not only was I bullied as a selves un- educational trips. Those are lessons…(Kristen Loraineon the part of the child, but I continue to get focused in made possible through learn- Violanda, Gr. 3-Joy)bully and the studying ing logs, reflection and self-being bullied. bullied today as an adult” l e s s o n s . introspection related tasks. No because my mom hasExternalizing or The social I believe the answer to the other things to do and myexpressing those feeling can being of the students are be- issue of bullying rest with all sister has to study too...cause some children to be- ing deteriorated. They lack of us, especially the victims (Wilmer Quierrez, Gr. 4-come bullies as they attempt confidence to interact with of bullying. We all have the Faith)to control their environment others due to fear of being power to think, behave andand to compensate for their hurt again. They may also Yes because I dont need react in ways that limits ordeficient control on their developed vengeance or hate tutoring because I can study eradicates bullying. on my own and save money…( Chastine Therese Villaester, Gr. 5-Joy) What could be the effect of help their classmates. this to the lives of the stu- Some students who are I think it is a yes and a no dents? What would other going to fail are sometimes because it has advantages people thought about them? cheating just to pass. But and disadvantages in tutor- Cheating is like stealing why are they doing this in ing…(Patricia Bunyi, Gr. 6QUEST AND QUERY something from someone. If those ways? Instead they can Love) Drixia Flancia you cheat you might get an approach their teacher in offense. If you’re a cheater their free time and ask if you can also be called a rob- they can help him/her in the ―Honesty is the best pol- ber, but if you helped the lesson but still they areicy‖. This is one of the quota- GS Arcade is currently in cheater you might be called choosing to cheat. Why can’ttions that are hard to follow need of cartoonists, lay-out sidekick or an accomplice. this cheating be stopped? artists, and photo editors. If youfor some students. What is Who are more prone to This cheating must end now. are interested and you’re themuch easier to do- to tell the cheat, is it the ones who are We must help every student one we’re looking for, you maytruth or to lie about some- in top or the to understand take the Qualifying Examina-thing? Perhaps lying is much ones who are “Cheating is like stealing” this. We must tion in our office.easier for some people. going to f a i l ? encourage them to study For comments and sugges- Some grade six students tions, please drop by to our Why would some honor stu- harder to pass. The honorwere caught cheating and office, 5-Faith room, Pope dents cheat? Maybe it’s be- students must keep on givingsharing their answers to one Benedict XVI Building. cause they can’t stand their their best and to do the rightanother. Some cheated by GS Arcade is extending its seatmate or friend. Or, they thing. If they want to helpusing their cell phones and sincerest and deepest gratitude want their classmate to pass. students who are going to to all Marians for making thissome by just telling their an- Or, he/she just like to do it. fail, they must help them in publication into reality.swers to their seatmates. Well, there are still ways to the right way.
TECHNOLOGY June-November 2011 7 Technology is of the must needs in our generations today. MC ArcKidz researched some of the newest and the latest gadgets in the world of innova- ― f you live each day as if it was your last, someday tion today. you’ll most certainly be right.‖ These were the lines Speed Cell- equipment cited by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar launched by Animation Studios as he delivered his commencement ad- Adidas which dress at Standard University. is attach to the Steve Jobs is known as the brain child of the Apple shoe to keep creations and coolest gadgets. Heres a brief rundown of some track of work- of his greatest contributions to our increasingly tech-savvy outs and fit- ness levels and interconnected global society. He released Apple II, the such as foot world’s first mass-market personal computer. Under his lead- speed, accel- ership, Apple introduced the all-in-one iMac computer, be- eration and coming the first machine to eschew a floppy-disk drive. It distanced trav- was also marketed as being Internet-ready out of the box. eled. It is fitted for running and The iBook was introduced in 1999, equipped with multiple sports. Wi-Fi technology and included some style updates as well. SteriPEN Freedom - is The iPod was first introduced in 2001, that its name has be- a portable UV water purifier come synonymous with mp3 players. The iPod wouldnt have that can produce drinking water been such a smash without the help of other products backing by removing 99% of bacteria, it up. Chief among these was the media-player program viruses, and protozoa. As for iTunes, which Apple also introduced in 2001. the usage, you have to do is to The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 had a seismic effect remove the lamp cover, on the smart phone industry that reverberates to this day; now immerse they are web-surfing, do-everything machines packed full of the UV useful apps. By 2010, Steve Jobs was confident the world was lamp in a ready to embrace a new type of device — a tablet computer glass of that would be great for watching movies and playing games. water and The glass staircase incorporates some novel engineering and steer it for architectural feats. 48 seconds. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died October 5 at age SteriPEN 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Though his life Freedom comes with built-in rechargeable battery that can be ended, his memory will continue to leave forever. Cool is charged via USB port, AC what makes Apple—and Steve Jobs—so hot. One day the adapter, or even a compati- company will go on without Steve, and if its to remain a ble solar charger. This device force in the market, it will have to keep its cool. measures 5.1-inch x 1.4-inch x ~PC Tanguilan 0.8-inch and it weighs only 74 grams. Kudos credit card acceptance kit is developed by NetSecure Payments, Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Mobile. and it is cur-The game has been called one of the most mainstream games out right now, one and the largest mobile rently avail-app success the world has seen so far. Here’s how to play the game. able in the United States,1. The task is to recover the eggs that have been taken by a group of evil green pigs. and the thing2. The objective of the game is to eliminate all the pigs in all levels such as wood, ice and stone. that makes3. Using a slingshot, players launch the birds with the intent of hitting or killing the pigs directly or dam- Kudos soaging its structures. special is its4. In various stages, additional objects such as explosive crates and rocks are found in the structures and ability to turn desktops, laptops,the bird’s strength activates as the level increases. 5. Points are scored for each pig defeated as well asfor damage to, or destruction of, structures, and bonus points are awarded for any unused birds. tablets and smartphones into6. Upon completing each level, players receive one, two, or three stars, depending on the score received. credit card terminals. ~PM Dio ~AM Gabatin
8 June-November 2011 PHOTO ESSAY Maryhill College, being a bit se- cluded from the huzzle and buzzle heart of the city, provides ample grounds for peaceful and quiet study. Through the years, MC remains to cul- tivate students’ unique potential and in-depth academic capacity. As one walks through its long roofed pedestrian lane, you can notice the campus’ well-established buildings carefully founded by busy hands and creative minds throughout the years. One beholds the refreshing coolness of green trees rarely found in institu- tions located in the city proper. Inside, live the peace-loving young dreamers that will soon be pride of the entire province or even the world. This is truly a paradise that encloses happiness, love and prosperity. Beyond the wall, on the other side of that same long roofed pedestrian await poverty-stricken fellow, almost dying at heart, losing hope for the misfortunes that befall on them. You can see them with eyes wide open but seemed invisible at all. You passed that lane almost every day but do you ever have time to eye on their sufferings? It’s indeed ironical that within the seat
PHOTO ESSAY June-November 2011 9 of the Catholic faith spread those hope- less people sullied of the day’s work, selling sampaguita, candles and other stuffs to passers-by. Some lend an ear to their fruitless calling but most ig- nored . MC being run by mostly priests as its board of trustees patronizes charity works and humanitarian acts. Some of those fund-raising projects were the Pondo ng Pinoy, Tsinelas ni Maria, Mission Sunday, Red Cross, Alay- Kapwa and others. Indeed Marians, in the wall and off the wall have a very open heart for eve- ryone because MC is an educational institution that aims to further en- hance students’ academic excellence, concern to the natural environment, response to the urgent issues of time, been evangelize evangelizer, and out- standing in humility, charity , fidel- ity, wisdom, justice and peace while maintaining its filial devotion to Mary. “Just be open to the call, and then you will hear the voice beyond the wall”. Marians do. Marians did. Marians will. Wensel de Mesa
10 June-November 2011 FEATURE Have you It was the month of a more challenging roles.” say that my parents are ever felt May, when my parents told Meet people in one of the right. I am happier and that you me that I will be transfer- biggest and well- more relieved. I easily ad- are in a ring, I immediately replied, established schools here in justed myself to the people different “I don’t like, I want to stay Lucena City.” After their around me. I feel that I am p l a c e here.” Because the first explanations why we have an old student here. I can which is thing I thought of was I’ll to transfer the school? I say now, that if you want tototally not familiar to you? be far away from my realized that they are cor- learn and explore yourself,Have you ever felt that you friends, classmates, and my rect. I understood them. just listen to your parentsare all alone and is starting teachers. I was sad, really My first day of class in because they know what theall over again. If not, let me sad. “I was praying that my my new school was very best thing is for you. Justtell you my story. parents would change their exciting and nervous be- believe in your parents and I studied there since I minds”. But unfortunately, cause I don’t know what most of all believe in your-was pre-elementary. There, my parents and I together will happen next. I was self keep on praying be-I build up my true friends with my brother have a very happy because I saw cause only GOD can givewhom I would be cherishing talk; we had a meeting in my two classmates and guide you for the rest offorever. The teachers are the family. My parents ex- (Marianne and Loch) from your life.very kind and helpful. I am plained to us the reality of my old school and fortu- Thank you to my friends,very active and participative our lives. They told me nately we are of the same classmates and teachers inevery time there’s a pro- “There’s no such thing per- section. Well, just a little my old school. I will nevergram. Luckily, I gain manent in this world, Shan. adjustment to my new forget you.awards, every time I joined You have to face and ac- classmates and friends in Now, I belong to Marians,in and out of school activi- cept the reality of life.” my new school. I’m very happy and thankfulties. I told myself, this These are the words came However, because of my to my parents because theyschool would be my Alma out from them. “If you are previous school, I have put us in one of the biggest,Mater until my high school. truly good in your class, good foundations too; I am established and best schoolThe teachers and students you have to find yourself in now doing better in our in Lucena City I have a truehere are like a family. I can’t a huge and wide school”. class. I have new friends Alma Mater, Maryhill Col-say anything because I You have to explore your- too; they are also kind to lege…know this is one of the best selves in different situa- me. The teachers here are God Bless!!!schools here in Lucena. tions, involve yourselves in also kind and helpful. I can ~Shania Raagas The family that prays to- with Most Rev. Emilio Z. for Mary. The Group Mass is possible without the school’sgether stays together. This Marquez,DD as the officiating also celebrated with grades 2, chaplain Rev.Fr. Guian Alvarezdogma was proven to be true priest. This is the mass which 4 and 5 or 1, 3 and 6. That’s and Rev.Fr. Ramil Ansay to-as Maryhill College, being a marks the beginning of the why it is called group mass. gether with Bro. Rev. EamonCatholic institution continuous school year and was cele- First Friday mass was also Panganiban and Rev. Ruzzelits advocacy to bring young brated by all Marians. celebrated every first Friday of Habito, and Bro. Ronals End-minds and souls to God. Next is Institutional Mass the month. Lastly, the Family encia for the Marian Choir. All Being a family, the whole which is the mass, honoring Mass which was done by of these masses were different.MC community celebrates dif- the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Maryhill students. It is for cele- But all of them were celebratedferent kinds of masses suited Mary. This was celebrated brated by the entire BED and with reverence.for every occasion. The Mass every September 8 wherein HED students and personnels. ~Chastine Villaesterof the Holy Spirit is celebrated students offer flowers and gifts These masses were not be
FEATURE June-November 2011 11 Pssssst…Can we talk for a utes for she was surely fun to be of MC. This was the title ap- to continue her tasks. Herwhile? Hope you don’t mind if I with. This pretty June bride propriate for her. She was al- unique way of speaking makesbother. This would not take often carries herself well that’s ways on a parachute-panic the whole class adore and imitatelong. Just listen, keep your heart why her students love her so whenever deadlines, submissions her. ―Are you getting it..can youwide open. much. and requirements were on her follow..who told you to do so..? In our ever-changing world Q2: Who’s this Farmville way. But mind you, behind her Q7: The Master of Rhythmwhere things happen in a just a Chic who patronizes the conser- worries lie a very tough young and Rhythmitic. Gifted with ablink of an eye, with just a click vation and protection of plants lady whom anybody can count towering height and irresistibleof a button everything is in in- and animals. Her true age was on for she is a good adviser and charm, this promising youngstant. Everything can change but hidden in her baby-face appear- confidant. Her name is stressed buddy stands to be the thornthere’s someone who stays the ance and fashionable attires. on the third syllable. among those roses that sur-same. The ―next Anne Curtis‖ as what Q5: Who’s this ―Color rounds him. His jovial and child- They are everywhere, walking students dubbed her. Truly a‖ Coding Queen‖ for she often ish ways in teaching make thearound, moving around without Green Lantern‖ for she’s a star- matches her earrings, shoes, class goes round.being noticed. They did great light guide in the young minds bags etc. with the color of the It’s not yet too late. Comethings for you without being of her students. clothing she wears. Truly a up with creative ways to showasked to do so. They are your Q3: Not a soul in the MC ―Dyosa‖ for those drama enthu- them that we have become theteachers. Do you know your crowd doesn’t know her name. siasts for she loves acting and best of what we can be – respon-them well? Have you ever As she was always fresh vibrant conquering the stage. sible, caring, and contributingthanked them at least once in enthusiastic, young- at heart Q6: The ―tsunami walk citizens of our country and theyour lives? Let’s take this quiz and ever generous. Call for it— goddess.‖This young mademoi- global community. Flowers andfor us to determine whether we and she all have it. This madam selle proved this adage to be cards may say it all, but heartfeltknow our teachers well. with a red-hot passion for high- true. She always struggles with thanks will be the icing that will Q1: Who’s this ―wardrobe heeled shoes always mesmerize time for she’s always running bring hundredth-folds ofgoddess‖ for she never repeats the runway with her timeless out of it. Thank God, her strength for them.her clothing. Behind her hardcore beauty. ―super Faith to the 5th power‖ ―OUR TEACHER, OURkakikayan lies her jologs attrib- Q4: The ―STRESS LADY‖ gives her strength and courage HERO.‖ ~Julia Bunyi1. It has been scientifically proven that stroking acat can lower ones blood pressure.2. A cockroach will live nine days without its headbefore it starves to death.3. Women have a better sense of smell than men.4. You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morningthan in the evening.5. Right-handed people live, on average, nine yearslonger than left-handed people.6. The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her ~head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm)every year.7. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over alazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet! 8. Theword Tips is actually an acronym standing for ToInsure Prompt Service.8. A mosquito has 47 teeth.9. Wearing headphones for just an hourwill increase the bacteria in your ear by700 times.10. The strongest muscle in the body isthe tongue. ~www.indianchild.com/amazing facts
12 June-November 2011 LITERARY arians,Marians in’t gonna go, ain’t gonna run eaching out our goals esterday, today, and the future is ours oping the values, visions and missions n our Heart, in our soul ove and respect be always in our mind ord with Your help, help us to be bind ome yeah! Oh Come yeah! n the busy street of Maryhill, ooking for the better you, better eader of the country, never nding story about Maryhill College ives you opportunity to be one of the best xtreme yourself to the highest degree Would I be a lawyer, who defends cases, Or be a dentist who puts some braces? Would I be a photographer who takes pictures, Or a writer who makes scriptures? Would I be an architect who designs houses, To study hard and to have good education, Or a dressmaker who makes blouses? To receive awards and recognition. An actor that can be seen in TV These were the dreams that lives on, Who am I kidding that could be me! And still continues on and on. Would I be a nurse and take care of the sick, Then, I realized is it really my intentions? Or maybe a plumber who fixes the pipe leak? I notice I have lots of friends to count on. Would I be a teacher who teaches, They were my buddies, my great companions, Or maybe a priest who preaches? That supports me to reach my vision. Would I be a farmer who plant trees, Or a sailor who sails the seven seas? As life goes on, I learn how to carry on Would I be an astronaut who goes in space, Continue my passion with my companions Or a scientist who experiments in different ways? Because I believed it’s the journey When I grow up I want to be successful, not the destination. To have a life that is happy and beautiful. I want to share what God gave me, That’s why I’m asking myself who would I be?
LITERARY June-November 2011 13 Have you ever swim in the deep blue sea, Or climb in the world’s highest tree. Did you ever imagine flying in the sky? happy? Or draw the mountain up so high. e sky make you Do the clouds in th dancing baby. funny Like a cute and the biggest eagle, ride What a wonderful music I hear Have you ever m wiggle. This sound makes me tear, Or make the smallest wor This world is full of music ers? That creates a touch of magic. e with the tig Can you communicat e buzzers. When I hear the guitar I want to rock s that are lik There are many things in this world to wonder, And go around poking people’s back, Even the bee live with the monkeys? t to That is given by our one and only Father. When I hear drums I want to shake Do you wan forest’s strongest trees. the We must make these things last longer, People’s arms I will take. To swing in And make this world wonderful and better.I love hearing the sound of saxophonesWhile eating three pieces of ice cream cones, ings, ing thIf the piano starts to play ll of the livI will stop to listen and stay. e for a ar e mad an beings. things um , When I hear the trumpet I want to sway These lly for the h in this place our days. a s And I might dance all the way, Especi lucky to live at complete e th If I hear the violin I always cry We ar erful world I always ask myself why? Aw ondThe most important instrument is the human voiceIt is more than millions of toys,These instruments make music I know that I will always treasure,That creates a wonderful magic. A true and loyal friend for sure. A friend who will cry and laugh with me, On time of sorrow and glee. A friend who is ready to stand by me, Through hardship and adversity. A friend who will be faithful to the end, ol, ity, ts. And our friendship she will tend. p in scho ool activ pponen r first ste people around. On you nd new In y our sch re your best o ates a fi You will to your eyes, Classm ve your goals, h them.. ie it Stran gers be called . To ach to compete w And in return will strive to be, A cla ssmate to y ou have The same good friend she is to me. There are many kinds of friends indeed, As time goes by, But true friend is what I need. You’ll never notice that nd. h, You’ll find a friend a frie it m ate is an play w s you With your classmates. A class you c a nie s. one comp n wit Some lk and ac an lean o ta c Can metimes an d so Acquainted in scho ol time, Parting ways when school ends. Memories are to be treasured, Remembering as a pleasure.
14 June-November 2011 SPORTS Winning is not the case of achieves something not justus to succeed in sports or in for himself but also for theany aspects of life; it is team or school that he is rep-about learning how to be resenting. It opens a betterhumble with every accom- room for opportunities. Butplishments. too much pride can swallow Behind every game is a ones good intentions. Hu-good player who humbly re- mility must be the guidingspects the person or team force to move us up when which he is we are winning. competing Loosing is sometimes with. painful especially when you Not every player always really prepared for the com-wins. Losing is another part petition. Players could be soof the story that could not be wrapped up in the game;avoided. A person who they desperately want to winachieves something may also that they forgot the true es-start in losing; a person who sence of the game,loses becomes strong and ―SPORTMANSHIP‖.more determined not just in With a positive mind;sports but also in life. losing or winning is never a Winning gives every hindrance for a game, it isplayer pride and honor that he the sportsmanship within. T h e Philippine National Football Team (Azkals) is the national football (soccer) team of the Philippines and repre- Maryhill College has a MC Team has two sents the country in international football. The Philippine Az-Basketball team named MC coaches. They are Coach Ato kals team is controlled by the Philippine Football FederationTeam. They represent our and Coach Aris. They both (PFF), the governing body of football in the Philippines.school in the game of basket- follow a saying which says, The national team is most popularly referred to as theball. They are truly someone ―God first, Family Sec- "Azkals". The name was coined when an online Philippineto be proud of. ond, Education third, Basket- football community proposed the nickname Calle MC Team is composed of ball fourth‖ Azul (Spanish meaning Streets of Blue, referring to the colortwo divisions/halves. They Both of them are wise and of their kit) which was modified to Azul Calle, shortenedare Team A and Team B. skillful. They both drive and into AzCal, and finally became Azkal – a word that is similarTeam A has a record of 3 guide MC Team to success to Filipino term Askal meaning street dog.wins and 1 loss. They re- in the world of basketball. The Philippine Azkals national team is becoming a muchcently lost to another school MC Team represents us stronger force to reckon with in Southeast Asian football, es-in their last game. always when in a game. pecially with the addition of some experienced foreign-based Team B has 1 win and 2 They are really someone to Filipino players. The Filipino people hope that they will con-losses. Even though they are be proud of. And remember, tinue to blaze anew the Philippine footballing trail and inspirein a losing streak, they are they win for our school, and a new generation of young players that will carry on the torchcurrently improving their not for themselves. of hope in the field of football development in the country.skills in the game of basket- ~Gene Mercado ~www.azkals-philippinesfootball.comball. Our taek champs Lynard Adrian Rivera (6-Love) stamped the first spot in forms and first spot in sparring while Miguel Alexandre Bal-adad (6-Love) seized the first place in forms and second place in sparring competition last October 9,2011 at Sariaya Sports Center . ―Luckily I manage to win against my opponents, though a bit nervous,‖ cited Rivera after being declared as champ. The events were divided into individual, pair and team categories. Forms (poomsae) is performed by following a systematic time ofmovement in a consecutive sequence against an imaginary opponent or multiple opponents. It consists of movements using the hands and feetand interconnected techniques like blocking, punching, striking, thrusting and kicking. Sparring (Kyeorugi) on the other hand, is an attempt tobest each other in a controlled form of mock combat. This was not the first time they won for the school. Truly, Rivera and Baladad were the type of Marian students that we will be proud of. ~Gene Mercado
SPORTS June-November 2011 15 Results of the Mini- Olympics Event Chess Boys 1. Gabriel Martin Morfe-6 Joy 2. John Patrick Atienza- 6 Faith 3. Paul Christian Tanguilan-5 Faith Chess Girls 1. Ma. Drixia Flancia- 6 Joy 2. Ira Garcia-6 Joy 3. Klarisse Garcia- 6 Faith SudokuSOAR . Grade 6 -Love demonstrates the spirit of camaraderie as they cherished their winning moment and unforgettable experience during the game. 1. Charlene de Guzman- 6 Love 2. Mariel Anne Magbuo- 6 Faith Students from Grades 4 - Sudoku Master as she Guian Dave Adion of 6- 3. Maxine Papica- 5 Wisdom6 passed their way thru all grabbed the first spot. Mariel Love was hailed as the Mostthe events in the Mini – Anne Magbuo (6- Faith) and Valuable Player as he earned Volleyball GirlsOlympics held last Septem- Maxine Papica (5- Wisdom) the record of 15 points, 2 1. 6-Loveber 3, 2011 in the MC followed as they captured assists and 7 rebounds. 2. 4- Faithschool ground. the 2nd and 3rd place respec- “It’s been hard playing The day started with the tively. for such competitive players. Volleyball Boyskids getting pumped up for The girls from Grade 6- We just gave our best and 1. 6- Faiththeir respective events. As the Love and the boys from enjoyed the game.” said 2. 5-Joyopening ceremony started, all Grade 6-Wisdom won in the Adion after grabbing the ti- Basketball Boyssections from grades 4 – 6 Patintero event. In the Vol- tle. 1.6-Loveshouted out their yells. leyball competition, 6-Love All throughout the events, 2. 5-Joy “We are the champions, girls and 6-Faith boys topped it wouldn’t be made possiblewe are the best.” These were their opponents. if no sportsmanship in- Patintero Girlsthe words cited by the grade 6 In the main event, Grade volved. 1. 6-Love- Love as they won the cov- 6-Love snatched the champi- The celebration does not 2. 5-Wisdometed Mini-Olympics Champi- onship title in the most end this year but rather it isonship title. awaited basketball game as only a preparation for the Patintero Boys Charlene de Guzman (6- they defeated Grade 5-Joy coming years. 1. 6-WisdomLove) was acclaimed as the with the score of 24-15. ~Miguel Baladad 2. 5-Faith There is a new sport in town, Fingerboard. This is a working replica of a skateboard that a person "rides" by replicating skateboarding maneuvers with their hand. The de- vice itself is a scaled-down skateboard complete with moving wheels, graphics and trucks. This device was invented by Cam Fox Bryant. Others that have been given SPORTS TRIVIA credit to the improvements of the common fingerboard are Andrew Lenert Maffson, Migz Baladad Cody Fegger as well as Timothy Puffet. A fingerboard is 96 millimeters long or longer, and can have a variety of widths like26mm (regular), 28mm (wide), and 29mm and up (extra wide). There are the 57mm minis and the 96mm regularand the cruiser boards. Skateboarding tricks may be performed using fingers instead of feet. Most tricks done on afingerboard are the same as people do on skateboards. Although barely "rideable," they were improved upon by the Tech Deck brand which mass produced a "rideable"miniature skateboard. The first entertainment licensed fingerboards were introduced by Bratz Toys. Marian studentsenjoy playing Tech Deck during their free time. This is a sport which is safe because no physical contacts and no vio-lent movements are involved. Now Fingerboard is not just considered as widely toy for the ages but now a popular sport in the new generation. ~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerboard_(skateboard)