The #Inquirer hashtag guide to the #UAAPCDC2015
Let’s face it; in today’s environment, hashtags are more popular than hashbrowns.
And with the UAAP raising its curtains off the 2015 Cheerdance Competition, everyone who wants to be part of the online conversation will need to ride the hashtags of their schools.
So social media addicts of the UAAP, here is your guide to getting your updates and sharing your opinions on the performances of your favorite cheerdancers—according to their order of appearance in this year’s tournament.
A simple, yet effective, cheer is “UP Fight” from eight-time UAAP CDC champions University of the Philippines.
Reflective of its status as the premier State University of the Philippines, the word “fight” is the perfect verb for the Iskos and Iskas, who are fierce fighters for human rights.
These guys don’t need any Latin chants or confusing long English songs as cheers; all they guys need is the word “fight” and they’re off winning championships.
The second hashtag gives a hint to their performance today.
Trust La Salle not to settle for the usual terms such as “go” or “fight” for its cheers. Instead, La Sallians, or La Sallites for the previous generation, shout “animo.”
“Animo” is the La Salle spirit of competitiveness and pushing through adversity while their bright green aura is the perfect shine De La Salle portrays.
Other schools may also use “animo” but it’s La Salle who ultimately claims as the representation of the word.
Ateneans don’t shout “O-B-F” during their cheers; that would be confusing. They scream “one big fight!” during games. But Twitter’s 140-character policy is not exactly friendly to three-word chants, thus the OBF hashtag.
Ever since anyone can remember, the Eagles from Katipunan have responded to the “one big fight!” battle cry. But if you want to cheer the pep squad from social media walls, settle for #OBF.
For years, National University has been the doormats of the UAAP CDC but for the last two years the NU Pep Squad finally had enough.
With a flick from a fairy godmother, Cinderella ruled the dance and established itself as a favorite after winning the 2013 and 2014 competitions.
The hashtag with the number “3” instead of the letter “E” is the subtlest way to say they’re gunning for a “three-peat,” a feat only UST and UP have ever done.
Among the schools in the UAAP, only University of the East uses the national language as its main hashtag. And it has a strong impact for social media users.
UE may have never won the UAAP CDC title in its history but #BombaUE can make a serious game for the hashtag title.
#Unawakanahimo, #AdUItThisWay, #FierceFalcon
Adamson University killed it with this hashtag.
It is unique and eye-catching. It may literally spell trouble for those who are used to posting updates at breakneck speed. Thus, the school’s community have two more alternate hashtags: #AdUItThisWay and #FierceFalcon
No school has ever linked its hashtag to its moniker like Far Eastern University.
FEU has the tamaraw as its insignia and it used the horned beast to its best with two hashtags.
A one-time UAAP CDC Champion, FEU’s two hashtags further embodied the tamaraw spirit.
It’s the trademark cheer of the eight-time UAAP CDC champions and it’s by far the simplest of all.
All Thomasians, and hopeful Thomasians, have to do is shout “Go USTe” and repeat it several times.
With the first beats from the bass drum, the black-and-gold crowd rises up like an army ready for battle and the mighty chant from España rains down to send shivers down anyone’s spine.
The other hashtag, Saling9awi, is a push for the team’s UST Salinggawi Dancers Troupe to shoot for their ninth crown overall.
There it is for all you unlucky ones who didn’t get a ticket. Join the UAAP Cheerdance Competition from the comfort of your homes through this wonderful, crazy word of hashtags.
For more #UAAPCDC2015 stories, check out the UAAP Cheerdance Competition Special appearing on INQUIRER Varsity and the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Saturday.
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