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What’s inside?

FA HIGHLIGHTS

1 Lobby

This is where sutdents inquire for the status of their classes

3 Tambayan

After a hundred years of existence CFA finally gets a formal tambayan.

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Faculty and Staff Smoking Area This is where the missing staff go

7 Smoking Area

Smoking is prohibited inside the campus that’s why places like this are necessary.


9 Lockers

Where are the lockers? They used to be in the open area between the studio arts classrooms but where are they now?

VOLUME I ISSUE I September 2010

Gwen Garibay co-Editor / Writer / Page and Layout Designer Seij Blanco co-Editor / Photographer

rufinearts@yahoo.com www.rufinearts.upcfa.us all rights reserved 2010

EDITOR’S NOTE The College of Fine Arts has a reputation for being lenient to their constituents. Students are rarely late for classes, because guess what; they don’t take attendance, or the professor is late, or there are just no classes. Surprise! Which gives us the question: “Why are there still a lot of students hanging out in the college premises?” Precisely because they are hanging out. School just became cool; it is now the most happening place to be seen. The college features lots of venues, where one can waste time doing practically nothing.


Meet me at the

Lobby

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irst stop is the lobby. After passing "high" security measures like showing IDs, people are greeted by the sight of "Apollo" and "Artemis" and, depending upon the time of arrival, lots of students. As with most places in the college the lobby is very informal; students are seen sleeping, eating lunch or scribbling doodles on the benches made by none other than national artist Napoleon Abueva. WHAT?!! Somebody stop these guys!

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...the lobby is very informal; students are seen sleeping, eating lunch or scribbling on the benches...

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copies of classical sculptures 2�Bawal Tumambay..�during figure drawing classes, when the sculptures are used as models 3 View of the lobby from the corridor. Windows of the administrative staff are kept closed so no one will see them playing Farmville 4 Daily scene in the lobby

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Tambayan After a hundred years, CFA finally gets a real tambayan

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Eating lunch while inhaling diesel exhaust; life doesn’t get any better than that.

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he tambayan is the latest addition to the places in the college; which is really interesting because the whole college is practically a tambayan. It looks more like a big waiting shed, and the base is reminiscent of the wavy patterns on the academic oval side walk. Beside it are food kiosks, and tada! The parking lot! Eating lunch while inhaling diesel exhaust. Life doesn't get any better than that.

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1 Finally an official tambayan for FA orgs 2 Parking lot just in front of the “dining area” 3 Ate Babes, Mang Nestor’s “frenemy” keeps the students’ phones fully-loaded and their tummies fully bloated 4 Sculpture Garden is fenced out-of-limits but is still part of college property.

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Faculty and Staff

Smoking Area The CFA employee sanctuary U

nlike the students, the faculty and staff are “not-so-prohibited� in practicing their nicotineinhaling-abilities. Their smoking hangout located behind the bulletin boards is provided with amenities such as tables and chairs, there is also a shed were they can keep their stuff. The tables are decorated with mosaics made out of floor tiles depicting images of cards and mandalas. On the ground are innumerable cigarette butts scattered on the gravel, the reason why it would be ironic if they scold the students whenever they smoke.

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The faculty and staff are “notso-prohibited” in practicing their nicotine-inhaling-abilities.

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1 The faculty and staff “tambayan” well hidden from view 2 The queen of hearts

is broken hearted; must have lost from a card game 3 Trees and plants act as natural screens and barriers 4 “ Bato ka na ba?”-yet another allusion to FA’s reputation as a place to get “high”.5 Sculpture of construction workers made out of construction materials, a student thesis

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Smoking Area Stairway to “heaven” S 1

mokin, a special place dedicated for student smokers, located at the stairway leading to the studio arts classrooms.It’s the perfect venue for semiilegal activities since it’s not easily accesible to most people. Of course the smoking area would be useless if there were no cigarettes. In comes Ate Ethel, your one stop shop for all kinds of smokes; you name it she has it. She may even have those hand-rolled Cuban tobacco. You never know. Ate Ethel herself is kind of illegal, her jeep is a make-shift stall ready for get away in case of danger.

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It’s the perfect venue for semiilegal activities since it’s not easily accesible to most people

1 View from the roof 2 Ate Ethel selling her wares through the fence 3 Grafitti sticker found in the ceiling 4 Path from the studio arts classrooms leading to the smoking area.

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Lockers

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ockers, or rather what used to be lockers area is now turned into a classroom cum extension of the workshop and the chicken wire fences prove it. So where did the lockers go? Well out to the shed; they go along with misshapen models and other discarded stuff. 2

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(lockers) they go along with misshapen models and other discarded stuff.

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1 Flimsy fences act as walls for the newest classroom/workshop in FA 2 A scary-looking doll adds to the freaky atmosphere of the dimly-lit locker area 3 The lockers were relocated to the former shed/workshop nearby 4 View from inside the lockers area 5 The use of lockers range from being a mere stor5

age into a dump site for abandoned plates.

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