About Us

The NORSUnian, commonly known as TN, is the official weekly student publication of Negros Oriental State University (formerly Central Visayas Polytechnic College) located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. The NORSUnian is one of the three (3) acclaimed student publications in the Philippines which comes out weekly together with The Philippine Collegian of the University of the Philippines in Metro Manila, and The Weekly Sillimanian of Silliman University in Dumaguete City.

Formerly known as The Edutech, the publication has grown in number and coverage with 14 writers and 4 editors, with 17 other members including layout artists and web page designers.

In its quest to write and fight for students (“We write for you. We fight for you.” -TN dogma), The NORSUnian has not only published stories about in-campus activities, but also columns and opinion articles on national, local and societal issues geared toward positive transformation of the country.

History

The NORSUnian was formerly known as The Edutech, a monthly student paper in 1983. As it evolved, several changes were made by the administration of Dr. Henry A. Sojor, and since the conversion of Central Visayas Polytechnic College to Negros Oriental State University, the school paper was then published on a weekly basis, which is run by more or less 30 members of the editorial staff.

The previous Editors-in-Chief were; Jessica Cornella, Junrell Calunod, Jeremiah It-it, Maria Margarita Narvasa, Kenneth B. Pael, Rolyn Jane P. Catanus, Jessie P. Dolia, Joeylen A. de la Cruz, Ariel B. Dizon, Francis Ivan G. Ho, Maria Dominique P. Ferrolino, and Caryl J. Sapepe.


Editorial Staff

SY 2019-2020

Editor-in-Chief: Syriyl Mae D. Mapili

Associate Editor-in-Chief: Angeleah Grace J. Acaso

DESK EDITORS

News Editor: Rean Jane D. Escabarte

Feature Editor: Irish Mae S. Cuaresma

Online Editor:  Javan Lev A. Poblador

Graphics, Web, Arts, Photography Unit (GWAPU) Head: Ma. Angelica G. Ho

BUSINESS UNIT

Managing Editor: Reychemver C. Credo

Assistant Managing Editor: Jose Marie Royo

Staff Secretary: Julius Joe T. Umbina

News Writers:

Faith Jessica E. Alejano,  Michelle M. Salmin

Feature Writers:

Riza Mae M. Iso,  Princess S. Farole,  Sofia Joyce A. Hermoso

Photojournalists:

Harvey Iquio,   John Earl Merto,  Cor Uriel Balladares

Cartoonists:

 Jerico Quibot, Nichole Destor

Jay Cheever Rocaberte,   Lyndon Jake Cataruja, Dinloven Janguin

Graphic Artists:

Reymark D. Marcelino

Web Content Developer:

Clint Anthony Abueva

Lay-out Artists:

Angela Jo Niday,   Raymund Marcelino

Social Media Manager

Jenevelle V. Banono

Circulation Manager

Alpheus Simon Infante

Technical Adviser

Joy G. Perez, Ph.D.

Financial Adviser

Benjamin Villagonzalo Jr., DBA, CBA


Awards

2nd place Best Newspaper Lay-out 2018 during 13th Spectrum Fellowship and 7th Campus Press Awards

3rd place Best Editorial 2018 during 13th The Spectrum Fellowship and 7th Campus Press Awards

3rd place Best Newspaper 2018 during 13th The Spectrum Fellowship and 7th Campus Press Awards

1st place Best Newspaper 2017 (Semi-Broadsheet Category) during OSSEI National Training Workshop on Campus Journalism

1st place Best Editorial 2017 during OSSEI National Training Workshop on Campus Journalism

1st place Best Editorial Cartooning 2017 during OSSEI National Training Workshop on Campus Journalism

1st place Best Front Page Layout 2017 during OSSEI National Training Workshop on Campus Journalism

2nd place Best Photo News 2017 during OSSEI National Training Workshop on Campus Journalism

The Spectrum Best Newspaper Layout 2017

The Spectrum Best Editorial Page 2017

2nd place during 10th SPAM Inc iDokumento

4th place during 9th SPAM Inc iDokumento

10th place Best Editorial during 10th SPAM Inc., Nat’l Convention

10th place Best Newspaper during 10th SPAM Inc., Nat’l Convention

3rd place Reg’l State Universities and Colleges Press Conference (RSUC-PC) Best Newsletter

Recipient of 11th Gawad Benjalin “Beng” Hernandez Special Citation (CEGP-75th Nat’l Student Press Convention)