U.S. GENERAL: GROUND TROOPS OPTION IF ANTI-IS STRATEGY FAILS-US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.
And the days dwindle down to a precious few, the lyrics of September Song go on. But first we must trace the history of September. The month comes from an old Roman word 'septem' meaning seven. How come we now commonly call it the ninth month. Well, the ancient Roman calendar began with March. As previously explained, the calendar was reformed by Rome by adding two new months (January and February) and altering the numbering of the old months. Thus September came to be called as the ninth month.
Although not connected with September being referred to as the ninth month, a further reform was made - the Gregorian calendar. It was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII and that is how the calendar got its name. It was made for accuracy - to change a full year to 11 minutes less than 365.25 days. Many countries didn't switch over immediately to the Gregorian calendar perhaps because it was made by a Roman Catholic pope but these nations have migrated to the Gregorian which is now widely in use.Read more: The Days Grow Short When You Reach September
Though there appears to be no official word on the move to Loyola, we presume that it was done in September and in this segment we present two articles saying hello to Loyola, then the new site of Ateneo. We feature the articles of John Anthony Lazo and Ted Montemayor.Read more: Welcome Loyola
The Philippines takes the cake as the country that celebrates the longest Christmas season. With parols (Filipino for Christmas lanterns) popping up and Christmas carols heard as early as September and lasting perhaps until either Epiphany or January 9, the feast of the Black Nazarene, the Philippines easily earns that distinction.
For the Filipino the parol is as traditional as the Christmas tree is to the Westerner. Many Filipinos abroad have bought parols from the Philippines to adorn their homes or, if handy, made them. These star-shaped lanterns represent the star of Bethlehem that guided the magi to the baby Jesus.
Simple parols can be constructed with ten sticks, paper and paste. Present-day parols are made from a variety of materials such as cellophane, glass and rope or are so complicated and well-done that many Filipinos prefer to buy them from the Philippines.
Hereunder we feature one of the "Thoughts and Stories" which we feel supports this theory.Read more: The Longest Christmas Season
ADM5054 is in many ways an organization that is wondrous strange and unique. For one, by an accident of timing, it is limited to men. Secondly, its membership can no longer grow, instead it has been diminishing and will continue to diminish until in the fullness of time it will altogether disappear. Furthermore, a member cannot refuse to join ADM5054 because that has already happened. Neither can he decide to leave the organization because that too will simply happen. At this time there is nothing he can do about either...Read More...
There is an obvious connection between Ateneo's high school class of 1950 and college class of 1954. Clearly, from HS50 came the nucleus of College 54. But is this the only connection?
A kinship exists not only between the two graduating classes but also among their members. Their unique bond transcends school ties and must have been forged even before they came to Ateneo.
They were just grade school boys when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, an event that embroiled the Philippines in World War II,...
In 1946 following the end of WWII, Ateneo, “bloodied, but unbowed”, reopened its Padre Faura gates. With its buildings lying in ruins, the school erected renovated Quonset huts behind the rubble to serve as classrooms, a chapel and living quarters for the Jesuits. When Ateneo relocated to Loyola Heights in January 1952, the Padre Faura campus gave way to commercial buildings over the years. Now, the campus HS50 knows is gone without a trace and lives only in the memories of those who were there. In time, those memories...Read More...
The boys who would later be College 54 have the distinction of being among the first batch of students to move from their humble preserves in Padre Faura to the grandeur in Loyola Heights. For many, sadness mingled with anxiety as they bade farewell to Padre Faura and said hello to their new campus. Their student lives were to be spent mostly in Bellarmine Hall. Here was where they sat down for lectures, recitations, quizzes and tests and where they had anxious as well as triumphant moments. It was more than 50 years...Read More...