MC Student Council launches ‘MC Talks’

by: Jophiel Mangulad

The Marian Generation Council of Officers (MGCO) started its MC Talks project, a series of short motivational talks on Facebook live last Sept 29.

The said project featured speakers such as TLE and Accounting Teacher, Sir Alvin Robo, Basic Education Department Principal, Mrs. Carina Villaester, Maryhill College Alumni, Sir Willie Pagsuyuin, and English Teacher, Ms. Ana Comendador.

Spearheaded by Student Activities Coordinator (SAC) and MGCO adviser, Sir Jerald Zarsuela, this project primarily aims to inspire the viewers.

“Since I am a fan of TED Talk, I decided to come up with a similar activity upon consultation with my friends and Ms. Lindsey Sante, our Director of Student Affairs and Services”, he stated. He further emphasized the need to tackle relevant and inspirational topics amidst the pandemic. “Last academic school year, we experienced so much pain, stress, anxiety, lack of motivation, and mental illness,” he added.

After releasing its first two episodes, the project was well-received by the entire Marian Community. Most of the students found it an interesting avenue for them to get optimistic ideas and uplifting stories.

Paul Obnamia, a Grade 12 student, shared that it was a great platform to gain inspiration like nothing before during online learning.

“Watching MC Talks is such a breath of fresh air for me considering how the speakers talk about their life stories which we can gain lessons. It is entirely different from being in an online class because it’s more than just a teacher teaching you something. The MC Talks somehow builds a connection between the speaker and the audience that gets us motivated. It is a good stress reliever for us Marians. We can certainly gain insights and apply them in our lives, not just as students but also as actual human beings,” he highlighted.

Considering the positive response from the students, MC Talks will continue to share the inspirational power of ideas and spread positive vibes and in the end, bring motivation to a greater number of students.