The LANCE: Vox Veritatis - voice of the students. The official student publication of Colegio de San Juan de Letran - Manila.
Vox Veritatis - The Voice of the Students
The LANCE Editorial Board AY 2017-2018:
Editor-in-Chief: Nathaniel Mariano
Associate Editor: Teejay Obsequio
Managing Editor: Michelle Tan
News Editor: Jovelyn Moya
Features Editor: Fidel Feria
Sports Editor: Rafael Manzano
Photo Editor: Luis Tamondong
Design Editor: Shaira Bungcag
This is not your ordinary history.
It is not a story where facts are enumerated and datelines are significant. Looking back at the years of the official student publication of Colegio de San Juan de Letran would reveal not only what happened, but how Letranites acted upon these situations This story will prove why The LANCE is worthy of its name.
Four years after martial law banned student publications, The LANCE was born with the sheer passion to be the voice of the students. In September 1976, the first issue was released defining the name of the publication as a symbol of Letran’s spirit of sportsmanship, kindred-spiritedness and chivalry. It also posed the challenge not only to its writers but to the student body as well.
An excerpt from the first LANCE editorial by its editor-in-chief, Ramon A. Aliño states that: “…the success of this publication rests on the students, singly and collectively since the LANCE’s aim is not only to record events but also to poke the students out of their shell… Its continued survival depends on what you contribute to the paper, not what it can do for you. Indeed, a worthy challenge.”
It is in pursuit of truth and justice that kept the fire burning in the hearts and hands of staffers. Nothing could be compromised.
In the time of Retro
The 70’s were not a merry season for the press. This period of supposedly colors and music was dimmed by the suppression of freedom of expression.
However, with fresh belief in the newly established form of government—still with hope— LANCE staffers opted not to contradict the government but educate the students about new decrees and laws. A section in the opinion page was
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