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Exclusive Interview: Featuring NUS Alumna Miss Eunice Olsen

Exclusive Interview: Featuring NUS Alumna Miss Eunice Olsen

Former Miss Singapore Universe winner in 2000, Miss Eunice Olsen, coupled with a string of other accolades attached to her young and vibrant personality, has produced a film titled “3.50 The Movie” – depicting stories about human trafficking in the streets of Phnom Penh. As the first feature film co-production between Singapore and Cambodia, The...

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[NUSSU] An Interview with NUSSU Council Chairman

[NUSSU] An Interview with NUSSU Council Chairman

Many a time, we are not aware of the existence and role of student government in NUS. In this opportunity, Law Zhe Wen shared us his insights as the current NUSSU Council Chairperson.   Zhe Wen explained that the student government in NUS consists of NUSSU Executive Committee (Exco) and NUSSU Council. “NUSSU Exco are...

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[NUSSU Committee] NUSSU Welfare

[NUSSU Committee] NUSSU Welfare

Three years ago, when Bao Lin was still a freshman, she remembered queuing on Free Cone Day, “I queued a few times. It really made my day!” Having benefitted from NUSSU Welfare initiatives, Bao Lin decided to join the team of passionate people who aim to make their fellow students smile. “Our main objective is...

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[Interview] Naiise: Design For Everyone

[Interview] Naiise: Design For Everyone

Naiise greets you with bursts of inspiring colours on its homepage. Its pages are filled with carefully curated gift ideas and intoxicating designs from the modern to the quirky. The e-commerce site aims to create an accessible culture of design through their proffered items – from household goods to gadgets and gizmos, art prints to stocking...

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[Interview] NUSessary Projects: NUS Facebook Initiatives

[Interview] NUSessary Projects: NUS Facebook Initiatives

This month, The Ridge features two Facebook projects  – Bare Nusessities and UniLuncher – that aim to better engage NUS students, and connect us in more meaningful ways. #1: BARE NUSESSITIES “What’s your fondest childhood memory?” “How do you want to be remembered?” NUS boasts a myriad of wonderful people with incredible stories – yet so...

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Singapore Writers Festival – Vernetta Lopez for The Ridge

Singapore Writers Festival – Vernetta Lopez for The Ridge

With the 2013 Singapore Writers’ Festival wrapped up, we saw local luminaries like Colin Goh, Edmund Wee, and Jeffrey Tan, amongst literary giants like Catherine Breillat and Carol Ann Duffy. Regina Koh interviews Vernetta Lopez on the writing experience.   Lopez was certainly vivacious and friendly. Despite having almost no physical contact save via email,...

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[Interview] Jerrold Yam

[Interview] Jerrold Yam

Born in 1991, Jerrold Yam is a law undergraduate at University College London and the author of two poetry collections, Chasing Curtained Suns (2012) and Scattered Vertebrae (2013). His poems have been published in more than 50 literary journals worldwide, including Antiphon, Counterexample Poetics, Mascara Literary Review, Prick of the Spindle, The New Poet, Third Coast and Washington Square  Review. He is the winner of the National University of Singapore’s Creative Writing Competition in 2011, and the youngest Singaporean to be nominated...

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[Interview] Jessica Tan, Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore

We spoke with Ms. Jessica Tan, Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore to get more insights on the technological scene, her role in Microsoft, and some personal advice for students today. (Some answers have been taken from the general session.) Ms. Tan is also Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC. TR: Tell us more about...

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[Interview] Rahul Advani: Taking the stage at Esplanade

[Interview] Rahul Advani: Taking the stage at Esplanade

Researcher by day, musician by night – that’s the life of Rahul Advani, who juggles his job at the Institute for South Asian Studies at NUS and his newfound passion for song writing. Having performed at numerous events, Rahul will be taking the stage at the Esplanade this November with a repertoire of original songs, performed in distinct...

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[Interview] Viddsee, The Sea of South East Asian Short Films

[Interview] Viddsee, The Sea of South East Asian Short Films

Films; without it, how would we have imagined what other realms and creatures look like? Or have shown the people of Cannes and Venice what local fire-eaters (My Magic), Kampongs (Homerun) and Singlish (any Singaporean film) are? With films becoming indispensable to our lives and a pool of Singaporean filmmakers growing, it’s only timely that...