Author: Cece Cao (23A01E)

Loneliness, Romanticised

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By Shreya Singh (23S03C) and Cece Cao Chenxi (23A01E)

Our modern world is characterised by a deep, relational hunger. We’ve found ourselves aching for connection, even though developments in technology have allowed us to keep in touch with others on the other side of the globe. 

However, with loneliness increasingly seen through rose-tinted glasses after pandemic restrictions prevented face-to-face interactions, it is interesting to explore how the romanticisation of loneliness has affected our day-to-day lives.

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Into the World of Cultivated Meat

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By Cece Cao Chenxi (23A01E) and J. Yoga Lakshmi (23S03Q, Sustainability and Green Tech WEP)

Golden brown, juicy slices of chicken skewered over fragrant couscous, next to crispy fried chicken skin artfully placed over lush Greek salad and succulent slices of chicken provencal in a rich tomato sauce. Is your mouth watering yet?

These are the dishes presented during Good Meat’s tasting session at Huber’s Butchery, a place aptly described as a meat lover’s haven. But don’t let the wide array of meat fool you: none of the chicken used in the dishes is conventional meat.

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Please Mind the Platform Gap: Taking H1/H2 Mathematics

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By Anamika Ragu (23A01A) and Cece Cao Chenxi (23A01E)

Ah, so you have just begun thinking about your subject combination in JC, and have chosen to start with Raffles Press articles to aid you in your research. Fret not, as we have created a detailed compendium of all the mathematical possibilities your J1 year holds.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: From Me to Me

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By Cece Cao Chenxi (23A01E) and Shreya Singh (23S03C) 

In what is termed as the “beautiful mess effect”, there is an inherent dissonance in how we perceive our own vulnerabilities as compared with others’ perceptions of it. We may often feel like being vulnerable around others makes us seem inadequate or weak, but this is far from the truth — it is actually attractive to intentionally express our vulnerability.

Examining these vulnerabilities on a personal level and putting our guard down around others undoubtedly requires a great deal of courage. 

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), ‘From Me to Me’ took inspiration from the celebration of the very self-love that characterises this embrace of vulnerability and ourselves. As the year comes to a close  with some of us in low spirits after the promotional examinations, let’s take the time to remember all the tips and tricks PHP shared with us earlier this year. 

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