by Jedd Ugay
An Atenean is a person that even if he/she has a lot of things to do, and/or sometimes slacks off and goes gimmicking, he/she still finishes and accomplishes his/her duties as a student (and/or an org member/officer) and oftentimes excels in it amidst tremendous pressure. He/she is committed to his/her work and does it with passion. An Atenean is a person that loves to grab opportunities as they come.
What separates an Atenean from others is his/her foundation on Ignatian values; being a man/woman-for-others and dedicating oneself to others and to God as a way of living. A person who lives for the greater glory of God.
But, even if given a lot of stereotypes (such as being elitists, rich, spoiled), if one would actually go inside Ateneo and look around, one would find out that Ateneans are just like any other student from any other school—one who still loves to have fun and hang around, one who loves to crack jokes, one who also knows how to cram, one who loves free cuts, etc.
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