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[Entertainment] Interview with Jonathan Leong

[Entertainment] Interview with Jonathan Leong

Life’s adventures away from the desk and numbers aren’t an easy one to explore, but we’re glad our college has produced one soulful thrill-seeker. Enter Jonathan Leong, of Singapore Idol and Voyage de la vie fame, who has not stopped jamming and crooning to fans of music since his early days in the Army. Forging...

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[Media & Politics] Is The Government Struggling To Engage University Students Using Social Media?

[Media & Politics] Is The Government Struggling To Engage University Students Using Social Media?

According to the results of a recent poll conducted by the NUS Students’ Political Association (NUSPA), the government seems to have problems trying to reach out to tertiary students in the changing media landscape where use of social media is on the rise. The poll of 407 undergraduates in Singapore showed that about 44.7% of...

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[Guest Article] Top Guns Forum 2012: Local Politicians Engage In Lively Debate With NUS Students

[Guest Article] Top Guns Forum 2012: Local Politicians Engage In Lively Debate With NUS Students

This article was first published online at Newshub – NUS’ News Portal, you can find the article here: http://newshub.nus.edu.sg/headlines/1012/forum_23Oct12.php —————————– Despite their differences, representatives from the five political parties in Singapore agreed that to engage the public, efforts by the government and all political parties are necessary and important. The six politicians—Ms. Indranee Rajah and Mr....

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[Social] What Makes You Any Better?

[Social] What Makes You Any Better?

Over the past year, there have been several incidents on social media platforms that have made me question the state of humanity and the existence of some people’s brains. But this recent incident takes the cake and comes in a name that has probably reached the ends of our tiny nation, at least via the...

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[EXTERNAL] Singaporean inducted into inaugural ‘Internet Hall of Fame’

[EXTERNAL] Singaporean inducted into inaugural ‘Internet Hall of Fame’

Dr Tan Tin Wee, an associate professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), has been honoured as a “Global Connector” in the Internet Society’s inaugural batch of Internet Hall of Fame inductees for his instrumental role in the internationalisation of the Internet. Tan’s list of achievements and awards over the course of his professional life is a long one....

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A defence of politicians and their right to lead private lives

A defence of politicians and their right to lead private lives

Should a man’s personal conduct be of widespread public concern? In the case of the recently-expelled Member of Parliament, Yaw Shin Leong, the Workers’ Party seems to have decided that there are certainly grounds to hold a man to account for his alleged personal misdemeanors. Let us get the facts straight. The accusations levied on...

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The Abercrombie effect

The Abercrombie effect

When I arrived on the scene, there was a busy crowd surrounding the Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F) flagship store, located at Knightsbridge, beside Paragon Shopping Centre. The little sunshine that broke through the clouds reflected sharply off the well-cut bodies that many, both male and female, were ogling at. Wearing simple red sweat pants, the...

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[Preview] Spring Awakening

[Preview] Spring Awakening

What better way to awaken into the new semester than by watching Pangdemonium Productions’ staging of the Broadway musical, Spring Awakening? This musical tells the tale of a group of teenagers embarking on a turbulent journey of self-discovery, each one experiencing a dramatic, psychological, emotional, spiritual, sexual awakening. Meet The Misfit, The Innocent, The Rebel,...

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When Austen Beckons

When Austen Beckons

WARNING: This article may be slightly tainted by prejudice and excessive enthusiasm. “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.” – Jane Austen Tea. Scones. Chamber music. Regency costumes. Janeites. It is the perfect felicitous combination of a Jane Austen Tea worthy...

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[Interview] Bringing back gold for Singapore

[Interview] Bringing back gold for Singapore

Singaporean athletes produced another strong performance at the South East Asian (SEA) Games 2011 held in Indonesia. The Singapore contingent grabbed 42 gold medals, just one short of their away record of 43. NUS too had reason to celebrate as several of its students were among the medalists. The RIDGE caught up with two gold...

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