Examples of trigger warnings for persons with depression, grief, anxiety disorder, bipolarism, etc: Best practices by universities, professors, media organizations

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FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOR STUDENTS OF MARICHU LAMBINO: Examples of trigger warnings for persons with depression, grief, anxiety disorder, bipolarism, etc: Best practices by universities, professors, media organizations
      Seeing that my classes are almost fully booked as follows:
J101, THE FIRST TO BE FULLY BOOKED in the first two days of enlistment: WITH FOUR SECTIONS BEING HANDLED BY DIFFERENT FACULTY MEMBERS who are probably more competent than i am,  THIS SECTION IS THE FIRST TO BE FILLED UP. Such irony. A trigger warning was posted for this class. The course (fundamentals of journalism: straight news and crime reporting) involves police crime reporting including the viewing and analysis of crime scenes, viewing of scenes at the morgue, scenes involving dead bodies and persons who were killed under violent circumstances such as the drug war; plus: on-the-spot reporting and production of crime news reports onsite; collective assessment and criticism of students’ work; recitation; difficult exams, strict rules on classroom etiquette such as putting mobile devices on silent mode, no talking during exams, etc.) A trigger warning was posted by the handling faculty as follows: The rigors of this class/section does not render it ideal for persons nursing a condition that requires professional psychiatric help or medication. i took down the trigger warning because some students may have felt they were being barred or “barricaded” or discriminated against. Probably a misreading by some since there was no such barring or exclusion or barricading or discrimination. It was a trigger warning: The posting of trigger warnings is practised by universities, colleges, professors, and media organizations in the U.S. and worldwide.

     Ironically, this class and section is the first to be filled up in the first two days of said trigger warning: Nakakatuwa naman ang mga estudyante. (The response from students actually enlisted/enlisting is gladdening.). This group is the most intelligent of their batch. 

Following best practices here in the U.S. and in universities worldwide (nandito po ako across the Pacific Ocean (nagsagwan po 🙂 i paddled my way here)  examining  best practices of universities and colleges, and by professors, which include the use of trigger warnings in their courses), and using the contributed work of students through this assignment, a trigger warning based on results submitted by students will be typed up in the syllabus of this section and those of other courses stated here. The debate on trigger warnings in the U.S. and worldwide is in the opposite direction: Advocates of trigger warnings seek to warn and alert persons experiencing certain conditions so they can protect themselves or avoid the situation while those who oppose trigger warnings object to overprotection of young people or of persons facing certain conditions and challenges and want all kinds of materials and speakers “relevant” to be introduced/ viewed/ listened to.
       Media Law, C120 two sections of several sections being handled by different faculty members who are probably better lawyers and profs than i am: running total for me: 47 students enlisted and still running, the largest total number in the CRS (computerized registration system) for this course (Nakakatuwa naman ang mga estudyante: Students are more intelligent than you think as can be seen in the way they choose and appreciate as shown by the numbers, data, statistics.  this group has got to be the most intelligent crop of students in the university. )
        Media Ethics C110 (1 of 4 sections being handled by different faculty members who probably have more expertise than i do: 26 students and still running, the largest number running at present in CRS for this course (Nakakatuwa naman sila, kahit gabi na ang section na ito, 4pm to 7pm, ako pa rin ang pinili. This group of students are the smartest on earth).
… seeing that the J101 class is already fully booked and the other courses being handled by blog admin have the largest number in CRS: the following is a heads-up on the first assignment for submission online (deadline: during the second meeting of classes, a window or blog post will be opened for each section for posting of their results for the assignment): ASSIGNMENT: Please submit ten examples of trigger warnings used by universities, colleges, and professors, and by media organizations for persons experiencing certain conditions such as depression, grief, anxiety disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), or simply a past trauma, bipolarism, tendency toward self-injury (cutting, etc.), and other similar conditions. The deadline for submission is the day before the second meeting — as the best examples will be used in writing the trigger warning for this course. In other words, we will collectively write the trigger warning for the course. For your contribution to the work: This is worth ten points: Do not copy the work of your classmates (thus, those who submit first have an advantage.). If you copied the work of your classmate for this assignment, i will give you the benefit of the doubt that you did not understand the instruction, and will not file a case of plagiarism (but only for this time because it is the first assignment), HOWEVER, you will not be given any points for posting duplicate work whether wittingly or unwittingly. If you already have the materials right now and the window for our section is not yet open, you may use this window or blog post (type in the comments section below). Please use a pseudonym or a student number as this is a public site, then submit your name and pseudonym to the assistant. Marami pong salamat!


Lines from “The Pelican Brief”

Gray Grantham (reporter):

     How’d you find me?

Darby Shaw (law student):

I called the paper and asked for your address.

Gray Grantham:


Darby Shaw:

I told them I was your sister Mary, in from out of town and couldn’t find you.

Gray Grantham: [looks surprised]

How’d you know I had a sister Mary?

Darby Shaw:

       You’re not the only one who does research.

        John Keating:

        “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.
“We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.
“And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
“To quote from Whitman,
“O me! O life!…
of the questions of these recurring
of the endless trains of the faithless…
of cities filled with the foolish
what good amid these,
O me, O life?”
“Answer: That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse.
     What will your verse be?”

         (From “Dead Poets Society”)

clearing out

“at the moment” this morning, android-shot a few hours ago. we’re renovating. i’m the last to start  clearing out… and the first to finish clearing out — i cleared out in 30 seconds: here it is: 

i try not to get attached to objects and things. i could lose all these in a fire and be devastated for only two days.

    but maybe because there are no original Matisses or Manansalas here. and all vital documents have been digitized in google drive and cloud; that should  take an apocalyptic asteroid to destroy since it is networked by a  global infrastructure (but for tech giants going down under — that would clear out your digitized data, nothing is impermeable).

   When we first painted this room,  it was from two pails of water-based odorless paint; when the carpenter finished, it was fire-engine red and i said, that’s not red, that’s maroon; and he said it was red; we re-mixed a hue here  and a tint there, and i said, that’s it! and he said, that’s dark pink, that’s not red; and i said, that’s red.

   to me, that’s red. 

    the old and the new went,

     we built and changed — and rebuilt, and fought our best battles here and outside of here. 

     the two windows overlook treetops that burst with pink flowers in the summer; my room is fuchsia and beige and  my memories are fireproof.

Media Ethics class members suffer major meltdown after nerve-wracking exam

Diliman News Update: Media Ethics class members suffer major meltdown after a nerve-wracking media-content-exam yesterday at the Phil Star room. As of presstime, they are being held at an asylum with their prof. 

(photo shot yesterday, 12 May 2017, by a witness, Christine, who reported the incident to the Chancellor.)      

     Settings, device (phone camera), and email by Stephen Karl Quizon

Shot last week: working thru the long weekend… in the service of the #universityofthephilippines

Shot last week:

working thru the long weekend …

in the service of the University …

(di ko alam may picture-taking :)… Kung alam ko lang na kukunan kami ng picture habang nagtatrabaho … nagpa-facial sana ako, pinaplantsa ang truvenized polo shirt 🙂  at nagpa-shine ng sapatos 🙂 )

Now playing here: Tchaikovsky, Waltz of the Flowers, for the #Summer2017 Playlist

#UPDiliman art profs to host benefit dinner for art critic & educator Alice Guillermo, March 29

University of the Philippines Diliman

Art Studies Department profs to host benefit dinner for art critic

and art educator

Alice Guillermo on March 29 

From the Inquirer: “The University of the Philippines Department of Art Studies is organizing a fundraising dinner to help with the hospital expenses of renowned art critic and art educator Alice Guillermo, who was recently confined at St. Luke’s Hospital. 
     “The dinner will be on March 29, 8pm., at Gourmet Gypsy Art Café, at P5,000 per plate. Donations are also welcome.
Contact Eloi Hernandez or Portia Placino on Facebook; e-mail ephernandez@up.edu.ph or mcplacino@up.edu.ph   ” 

(if you’re friends with Bomen (Alice’s son), i guess you may also inform him)

(Photo rightclicked from the Inquirer, posterized by blog admin.)


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