Opinion
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We Need To Talk About Sex

  In January this year, the world was shocked by the sensational article on tabloid site Babe featuring accusations of sexual harassment against popular comedian Aziz Ansari. A female journalist who went on a date with Ansari, accused him of taking advantage of her and of ignoring her verbal and non-verbal signs of discomfort. You…

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Procrastination

Every student is familiar with this word at some point in their lives. Maybe yesterday, maybe every day, maybe even right this instant you are holding hands with Procrastination. I would call him a friend… but I don’t think that’s quite right. Well, I’m not going to say I have just the solution for you,…

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You Look Better Without Makeup

Sometime in March this year, I had made a Facebook post about a man commenting on my makeup and how “You look better without makeup. I prefer if you don’t wear so much”. This started a huge facebook war on my comments section which got pretty ugly. To summarise what had happened, there was essentially…

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Setting Internships Right

Written by Tan Jie Ling It took me 5 months to land my first internship. Looking back, my journey was the same as my peers, searching through different platforms and applying to companies that I was passionate about. I could still recall the exciting moments researching about a company and admiring their cause, while imagining…

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Let The People Sing(lish)

The debate over Singlish vs. English can never seem to rest: even before the furore over Singlish between local poet Gwee Li Sui and the Prime Minister’s press secretary Li Lin Chang last year, many have thrown their hats into the arena. Recently, a few The Straits Times’ Forum articles generated more attention than usual:…

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Opinion / Singapore
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Censorship in Singapore

The Singapore government argues that censorship of political, racial and religious issues to a certain extent is necessary to avoid upsetting the delicate balance of Singapore’s multi-racial society, which begs the question: how far is too far? Silencing Arts The M1 Fringe Festival controversy over two shows Naked Ladies and Undressing Room started on 22nd November 2016,…

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Fighting Zika — at any cost?

Elsewhere in the world, precautionary measures were introduced after a discussion of the negative effects on health and environment that Zika could have. As of yet, there has not been a similar debate in Singapore. As of 23rd September, there have been 387 Zika infections confirmed by the National Environment Agency, including 16 pregnant women. In contrast…

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