In its second year of hosting an online Froshies Orientation, the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) and Student Government (SG) welcomed the new breed of Lasallian froshies to the online school set-up while paying homage to delivery riders with the theme “Animo Express” via Zoom conference, Aug. 20.
Matt Leonor, Public Relations Officer of the Socio-Civic & Religious Organizations (SCRO) division of CSO, said that this year’s orientation aimed to welcome incoming first-year students and spread awareness of the struggles of delivery riders during this pandemic.
“We thought, why not champion the rider partners of the e-commerce industry […] ang dami kasing parang binabalewala o bina-bypass ‘yung kanilang paghihirap,” said Leonor.
Furthermore, SG Executive Vice President Joven Briones expressed that they wanted to establish the Lipa-Lasallian identity by showing the diverse group of froshies what De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) can offer through events such as the Animo Express 2021.
Stephen Luke Lasin, a business administration major in marketing management froshie, expressed his satisfaction for the event but also conveyed his disappointment as his first day of college is still through online.
“Nakakahinayang na ang daming amenities at facilities [sa campus] na sayang ‘di ko mapupuntahan or ma-explore. Pati po ‘yung based na rin po sa kwento ng mga nag-ho-host kanina about sa experience nila nung face-to-face sa La Salle, sobra pong nakakahinayang na first year college po tapos ganoon [maganda] ang school pero online [ang classes], ” said Lasin.
On the other hand, Briones stated that the attendance and engagement of the froshies in this year’s orientation exceeded their expectations.
“Yung engagement ng mga froshies for this orientation ay iniisip namin na baka siguro maging limited at konti lang yung umattend […] turns out na lampas 3/4 of the froshies population ay umattend, sobra yung engagement ng mga froshies,” Briones said.
Moreover, Leonor added that the event received a positive response from the evaluation of the students.
“Based din sa aming evaluation from the students ay okay naman ang nakalabasan, though it is not the perfect orientation dahil may mga technical difficulties pa rin kami na experience that day despite the number of dry runs we had,” said Leonor.