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NUS Inter-Faculty Games 2015/16

NUS Inter-Faculty Games 2015/16

The NUS Inter Faculty Games (IFG) 2015/16 came to a close on 18th of September after three weeks of intense competition. The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine clinched the coveted Tan Chorh Chuan Challenge Trophy this academic year. Students across the 10 different faculties and Yale-NUS College competed in over 20 sporting events including...

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[Interview] Xu Meng, USP Basketball Team Captain

[Interview] Xu Meng, USP Basketball Team Captain

In this opportunity, The Ridge has had the pleasure of interviewing Xu Meng, the captain for the University Scholars Programme (USP) team in the 2014 Inter-Collegiate Games (ICG). Xu Meng played for the River Valley basketball team from his Secondary Three days to when he was in JC Two. He has started training with the...

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[NUS IFG 2013] Men’s Basketball: The Road to MPSH5

[NUS IFG 2013] Men’s Basketball: The Road to MPSH5

This year, the highly anticipated Inter-Faculty Games (IFG) Men’s Basketball game began on the Saturday of Week Three, August 31st 2013. In the past few years, we have seen the dominance of two basketball powerhouses, Faculty of Engineering (ENG) and School of Business (BIZ). Since 2008, BIZ has made it into the Top Three six...

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[IFG 2013] 2011-2013: Engineering Men’s Basketball Team Era

[IFG 2013] 2011-2013: Engineering Men’s Basketball Team Era

Engineering Faculty (ENG) defeated School of Business (BIZ) 44-39 in this year’s IFG Men’s Basketball Final on September 19th, claiming their third consecutive championship titles in three years, 2011, 2012 and 2013. This three-peat proudly stands alone in IFG history. It was also the third time these two teams battle for the men’s basketball champion...

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[Cricket] Spicy Cricket Combo – The Indian Premier League

[Cricket] Spicy Cricket Combo – The Indian Premier League

Picture this scene: A bustling sea of sport fans at the stadium, pulsating waves of overwhelming passion and emotion, and sheer love for the game practically bursting out into the field. Such scenes are common on television and indeed also synonymous with English Premier League (EPL) sport matches. Nevertheless, we witness such scenes in the relatively...

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[Profile] TeamNUS Squash

[Profile] TeamNUS Squash

Who is teamNUS Squash? One of the thirty-eight varsity sports team in NUS, teamNUS Squash is a group of competitive players who have a deep passion for the sport. In total, the team is made up of twenty players and is trained by Coach Jazreel Tan. Driven by enthusiasm for the sport, the team works...

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[Crime] Runner Turns Gunner?

[Crime] Runner Turns Gunner?

“I don’t see myself as disabled. There is nothing I can’t do that able-bodied athletes can do” , said  the South African  Paralympics Sprint champion Oscar Pistorius, after winning the gold medal in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. Born on November 22, 1986 in South Africa without a fibula in both of his legs,...

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[Profile] Table Tennis and I

[Profile] Table Tennis and I

I have been playing table tennis since an early age. I was accidentally introduced to the sport by my (un)athletic brother when he caught on the table tennis craze during the 2000 Sydney Olympics and dragged me to beginner courses with him. I still remember how after one session, he quit, and I, albeit feeling...

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[Places] Edusports Centre (Now Named Stephen Riady Centre)

[Places] Edusports Centre (Now Named Stephen Riady Centre)

Level 1: Restaurants, Convenience Stores and Visitor’s Centre Level 2: Food court and Gymnasium Level 3: Swimming Pool and Function Hall Now, you may be thinking that I’m referring to a slew of facilities provided by the most recent hotelier development in town – and you’d actually be half-right. The University Town has a new...

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[Soccer] Leo Messi

[Soccer] Leo Messi

Standing at a mere 1.69m, Lionel Andres Messi does not feel like your average imposing striker. He isn’t, and “average” surely cannot be used to describe this Argentine phenomenon. Deployed as a ‘false number 9’ for both club and country, Messi imposes not by his frame, but by his skills which are arguably the best...

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[Health] Water is Great

[Health] Water is Great

DID YOU KNOW that by the time you feel thirsty, you are already 2% dehydrated? Okay, I know what you are thinking: “Doesn’t it mean that I just have to drink more water?” Well, yes – and no. While the most effective way to hydrate yourself is to drink water, doing it only when you...