Denzel Ryan Cruz

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FACT ’19 – ’20, Denzel Ryan Cruz Junior in Bio-Engineering Do you have Ates/Kuyas or Adings, and how have those relationships changed your PSA experience? What do your AKAs mean to you? My AKA family currently has 5 Adings, 4 Kuyas, and 3 Ates and I love them all. I have never had older siblings,…

Claire Mallare

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Formal ’18 – ’19, Claire Mallare Sophomore in Kinesiology Do you identify as Filipino or Filipino-American? What does that identity mean to you? Being Filipino- American to me means being able to enjoy the best of both worlds. I can celebrate on the Fourth of July and eat big bowls of mac and cheese. But…

Sonica Battung

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Publicity ’18 – ’19, Sonica Battung Sophomore in English/History Describe your experience with Battle or Barkada in general. What is the cultural significance of Barkada? This was my first experience in cultural dancing! It was as intensive and stressful as it usually is, but what got me through was the bonds I made with my…

Molly Wong

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Alumni ’18 – ’19, Molly Wong Sophomore in MCB (Molecular and Cellular Biology) Share a favorite experience or memory you have from your time in PSA. My favorite experience I’ve had from my time in PSA has been getting to bond with my class, Dalawa Isa Pamilya. From freshmen sleepover to spending late nights at…

Kayla Raflores

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Webmaster ’18-’19, Kayla Raflores Sophomore in Computer Science and Anthropology Describe your experience with Battle or Barkada in general. What is the cultural significance of Barkada? My freshman year, I had my first experience with Barkada when I performed at FACT. I met a lot of other freshmen, and I had fun at practices. This…