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It’s been awhile since I’ve logged in and wrote something here. Well, you haven’t missed a lot in my life. Trust me..
Being a Theresian for more than a decade, I’ve strived to abide by the rules of the institution. Considering it my second home, I have practically lived by the policies encoded in the handbook. Since it’s an all-girl-Catholic-school, expect it to be stricter with a touch of conservatism running in the bloodstream of its administrators. St. Theresa’s College so far, is a perfect example of what we call “Student Torture Chamber”. In a light sort of way. If you get what I mean..
Before I continue with this post, (since the video I’m about to upload here is taking forever to convert) may I just remind you guys that this blog post is highly self-opinionated. This does not reflect the opinions and views of other people. Furthermore, I do not have affiliations nor any connections with any of the parties involved, except for the fact of me being a Theresian. No one asked me to post this, I just wanna say something about the current issue.
These past few days, a very controversial news has shocked the Theresian community and some other people. I saw the article first via Facebook then over the news in TV, and boy, did it caught my attention. STC is really a very conservative school. We do not have proms, we only have Senior’s Night wherein our costumes would still have to be subjected for approval. This institution values simplicity, a lot. When I say a lot, I mean A LOT. Imagine graduating, receiving your first communion, and confirmation wearing only your daily uniform. Even though a social network account is personal, you might still wanna consider its risks and consequences. First and foremost, you must know that when you post something on the web, everyone can see it. Regardless of your account being private or whatsoever, there are still technological ways to hack or see something privately posted. Like this blog post for example, I have clearly stated above that this is only my opinion about the issue and that I mean no harm to any of the said parties. I know her family outings are way beyond the school’s premises and controls. But she also has to keep in mind that once a Theresian, always a Theresian. Even though you are not in your completely uniform, you still carry the name of the school where ever you might be. There is this so called indelible mark that makes you forever a part of its 100 years of excellence and success. The school is only trying to protect its name and reputation. Well, the rule violated was clearly stated and seen in the handbook. But on the other hand, I also see a clear reason why the girl’s family is furious about it. Yes, a violation must be faced with a punishment. But don’t you think what they gave was way too much? I am not from STC Cebu so I have no clue what’s it like there. But what I’m trying to say is that, the institution could have dealt with the matter in some other ways. I mean, if I were on the girl’s shoes, I wouldn’t have thought, even in my wildest dreams, that a mere picture would be the reason why I’d be banned from my commencement exercises. It would really crush my world and literally humiliate me. But nevertheless, as I have said, I am not from STC Cebu..
One of the few things I’ve learned from my 4th year Economics teacher was to always find a middle ground regarding an issue. So, I think that the school has all the rights to punish the student but in a lighter sort of way. We just want the girl to learn her lesson, not to crush her entire world. Whatever the outcome of this issue might be, one thing’s for sure: I AM A PROUD THERESIAN. Just be careful with the use of the Internet, guys :)