BuCASan 2014: Commencing a new battle for domination

GENEWS October 2014 Issue

Perky chants that linger in the ears, drumrolls that thrill the crowd, dazzling lights that groove into the hype of music: everything was nothing but a spectacular gala.

BuCASan marks the beginning of a new PalaCASan season. Among the activities in the event
were Mr. & Ms. PalaCASan, Cheerdance and OrgGimik competition.

PalaCASan has become one of the most popular, most-awaited, and most talked about semester-long festivities of sports and action of the entire UPLB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) athletic scene. Fifteen CAS-based academic organizations flock to the Baker Hall on September 13 for the annual BuCASan – the mark of the beginning of PalaCASan’s new season. With the theme “Champions of the Future”, space-age aura set the vibe as the hall was totally transformed into a futuristic wasteland where the contestants were its inhabitants fighting for domination.

Dynamic flips and torrential lifts jump-started the morning slice of the occasion as the cheerleading competition pushed through. Heart-pounding tosses and passion-poured routines of SAM-UP (Society of Applied Mathematics of UPLB) maneuvered their way to victory past UP Cells (UP Cell Biological Society) and COSS (UPLB Computer Science Society) who landed on the 2nd and 3rd spots, respectively.

Mr. & Ms. GeneSoc 2014. Bea Arrelano
and Paul Jhon Diezon.

Overflowing splendor outbreak preceded the afternoon rites of the program as each organization’s most delicate faces were showcased in Mr. and Ms. PalaCASan 2014. Spirit-boosting showdown between the candidates has been relayed to the nerves of their brods and sisses as the whole Baker Hall started to growl blended chants and cheers. Loudest efforts have been exerted but it was the chanters of “Gipodagan UP Cells…” and “Go red! Go White! Go chemsoc fight!” who won their lungs out. Mr. UPLB Chemical Society and Ms. UP Cell Biological Society were crowned Mr. & Ms. PalaCASan 2014 by the panel of judges headed by Mr. Mike Tan Lopez of the Department of Social Sciences.

Talking about the blue-blooded genomes, it was also a feasting celebration for The UPLB Genetics Society. Metallic blue pom-poms and GeneSoc letters sway side by side the victory of Beatriz Arellano (Riboprobeswho notched a Ms. PalaCASan 2014 3rd runner-up finish. Genes’ hearts pound to the beat of the drum as Batch Riboswitch’s stellar iridescent hand mime performance paid off bagging the title “Best Org Gimmick”.

Congtratulations Batch Riboswitch for winning 'Best Org Gimmick' in the recent BuCASan 2014!
Posted by The UPLB Genetics Society on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The night was nothing but a blast. There were vibrant flashes and strobes of light everywhere, cheers echoing and spirits overflowing. The hype of every beat got the best of all spectators that it turned not into a usual competition but rather a colorful display of each organization’s finest. The aura, the environment, the rhythm was an epitome of an ultramodern inception.#

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