The Bosun Identity

a. Who is the Bosun?
– The Bosun is a middle-rank ship officer who uses his whistle to inform men of their duties and alert them of possible danger. The Bosun ensures coordination among the crew members and between the captain and the crew.

b. Who is our Captain?
– Truth is our captain

c. What is The Bosun tagline?
– More than words, more than stories.

d. What does The Bosun do?
– We are here because we want to deliver the truth effectively to our readers through a nice, intelligent read. We want our readers to befriend the truth, reflect on what he or she has to say, and when the occasion rises, defend her like a damsel in distress.

We’re here to take note of every story, every moment, every person who would lead a change, whether big or small, for the betterment of everyone and of the university. We write history as it is being made by our comrades. And we’re pretty sure it would be a good one.

e. Core Values
– Truth. Humanness. Integrity

f. Vision and Mission Statement

i. Vision
– By 2022, The Bosun, through our human-centered works, aims to be a fundamental source in UA&P of formative truth for critical thinking in such a way that it could inspire a sense of purpose and cultivate the humanity of our readers. We intend to reach at least 70% of the student body using both our print and digital publication to foster constant personal encounters with these high ideals.

ii. Mission
– The Bosun, as a publication by the students and for the students, commits itself to the integral transmission of the truth through perspectives on relevant issues, instilling in the students the means to transcend themselves for the common good.

g. The Bosun and UA&P
– A student publication functions within a realm of continuous dialogue where it serves as the voice of the student body. It aims to deliver works that embodies the students’ perspective with heed to accountability and authenticity.

The Bosun, as the official student publication of UA&P, undertakes these roles with the fluid transmission of truth in mind by upholding the ideals of the humanities. The Bosun is a vessel where these ideals act as a guiding light upon perceiving real life events.

It is our companion towards our journey to constant realization in the university setting. Not only does it strive for the student body to be in the know, it also conveys Unitas, the school’s motto, in action.

h. Guiding Philosophy
– Rooted in the belief that man always has a role to play in his society, we believe that it is only proper that the student fulfills his role in the university – in as much as it is a microcosm of the world at large – and outside of it. The university fulfills its function through the education of men. The university helps with the student’s cultivation of the self by guiding his vision and legitimizing his actions.

But beyond actions, we give utmost value to reason and faith. We believe that they do not go against each other, and that faith must be guided by reason. In faith and reason, we shall be prompted by the principles of truth, responsibility, (which always comes immediately after recognizing freedom) and human development.

Founded on Christian secularity, it is our aim to perpetrate the faith through our words and actions, establish that Christian ideals are more than words, and reflect the light of the faith through social, cultural and educational reflections and actions.

We will reject the deformed vision of Christianity: that which is purely spiritualistic, humdrum and self-contained. We will break the stereotype of a Christian who lives in a special world, and who is passive, tolerant, lofty and ritualistic by exemplifying and acting upon a deep sense of responsibility.

By subscribing to the (Christian) ethos of obedience to the truth, it is our purpose to speak with concern about the world in its terms; we shall be speculative and practical – qualifying matter as important as the concerns of the spirit. We will demonstrate great regard for logic and science, while still recognizing that there may be realities beyond our understanding. We shall welcome, and strive for progress and the new, yet still respecting the old.