Blue Ticking – The Art of Passive Aggressiveness

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 … Continue reading

Pretentious Pitfalls

By Bay Jia Wei (17S06R) It’s GP class. My teacher is delivering a soliloquy on how awful the Yemen war is. The whole class is thoughtful and pensive. And I am too, reflecting deep thought and consideration for her claims, through the purposeful tilt of my head. The only thing I know about the Yemen … Continue reading

The Hidden Ills of Puppy Mills

By Yeo Jun Wei (17S03B) and guest writer Kong Pek Yoke (17A01C) Dogs have been “man’s best friend” for thousands of years, and for good reason: they seem to touch our soft spot with their energy and boundless capacity for love. These lovely canines are our pets or help us with various tasks, seamlessly integrating … Continue reading

The Curious Case of Commitment – Life in JC

By Bay Jia Wei (17S06R) and Noor Adilah (17S06B) Maybe you have finally made it after long nights with your Ten Year Series. Maybe you wonder if you have done enough in your 4 through-train years. Regardless of our backgrounds, most, if not all of us, want to make the best of our last 2 … Continue reading

Tilted Scales or Tinted Shades: Are JAEs Disadvantaged?

By Andrew Hidajat (17S03I) Additional reporting by Yang Siqi (17A01C) School Code: 3009 Course Code (Arts): 28A Course Code (Science): 28S Ah, the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE). Along with one’s GCE ‘O’ Level results slip comes a dull, grey information booklet. In it contains basic information regarding various tertiary institutions, ranging from location, special programmes … Continue reading

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