HOW TO AVOID A DIFFICULT TOPIC LIKE A PRO

Just drop it like it’s hot! Last Friday (July 20), St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) barred a representative from a varsity LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) group to speak at their school event TEDxYouth@SJI. In tandem with this year’s theme of “sharing information and…

DON’T BE SALTY, JUST BE HAPPY…

…because Singapore just officially opened its first government-owned and operated desalination plant (hoorayy), the Tuas Desalination plant, on Tuesday June 28 (or should I say Tuas-day). Having a capacity of 30 million gallons per day and costing S$217 million, the new plant is a…

THE UN-UNITED STORY OF THE US AND THE UN

Last Tuesday, the US decided to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), mainly in protest of its frequent criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. The country also accused the institution of being “a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of…

LOOK! WE CAME FIRST AGAIN!

Apart from having the best airport, Singapore has just been crowned the best country for kids to live in! According to the second annual End Of Childhood report by Save the Children, the Lion city scored 987/1000 for its performance across eight indicators: under-five…

WHEN BEING TOO GOOD IS ALSO NOT GOOD.

This is the case with Raffles Institution (RI), currently the centre of criticism during a recent debate about its elitism and elite culture. The school was frowned at for its latest agenda “Don’t call us an elite school”, and an outreach programme to heartland…