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Don’t Flip Out: Judo Championships 2017

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By Lee Yun Ning (17A01E)
Additional reporting by Cylene Tan (18S03C)
Photo credits to Iffah from Raffles Photography and Judo.

Hougang Secondary School’s hall was alive with anticipation as our A Division Judo team waited to battle it out in the National Interschool Judo Championships last Wednesday. The qualifying matches (or, in the judo context, ‘bouts’) had been played the previous day, and stakes were high as the judokas that made it through now vied for the bronze, silver and gold medals.

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An Appropriate Moment

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By Catherine Zou (17A01B)

Reading fashion magazines has always been, personally, a faintly confusing affair. Mostly for the seemingly-endless positions that models can contort their bodies into, or the niggling sense that all the sultry gazes and upturned chins are meant to express some sort of profound message. But all this is personal — the cries of “cultural appropriation” and of “fetishism” are not, in general, the first thing that comes to mind. But it seems I am mistaken.

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Retraction of 2017 April Fools’ Article

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After recent feedback from the school community, we have withdrawn our recent April Fools’ article, “Waffle Woes: Diets of a Better Age”, from our site, and have henceforth decided to discontinue our tradition of writing April Fool’s articles. Press would furthermore like to sincerely apologise for any distress or confusion previous articles may have caused.

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Blue-Ticking—The Art of Passive Aggressiveness

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By Nicole Doyle (17A01B) and Bryan Ling (17S06C)

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.

George R. R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Among her other talents were forgetting what she did not like and ignoring what she preferred not to see.

Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

omg thanks for DAO


We’ve all experienced it before—you’re happily texting your friend, taking full advantage of the wonders of modern technology and enjoying the ease of communications in our digital age.

They come online. They go offline. And you’re left with a small, helpful text informing you that your message has been “Read”, or “Seen”, alongside a timestamp to commemorate the occasion.

You just got blue-ticked.

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