Lord of the Flyers: Flyers, Foolscap, and the Future of Tuition Advertisements

By: (From Raffles Press) Jeanne Tan (17A01B), Angus Yip (18A01A) and Abigail Ang (18S06B); (From HCI Publications Society) Wong Yang (16A14), Zachary Loh (16A12) and Owen Cho (16A11) This article is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Hwa Chong Institution’s Publications Society. There are some quintessential experiences in JC life, be it orientation, Open House, … Continue reading

Jock Speak

By Sheryl Gwee (18A01D) You’ve heard these phrases thrown around—hollered across canteen tables, muttered in lecture halls. You’ve probably used quite a few of them yourself, being an active participant in school culture. Maybe, at some point in time, you’ve even wondered, “Why ‘fam’?  What’s that all about? Where’d that come from?” Well, we’ve done … Continue reading

Happiness: An Achievable Feat or a Beautiful Whim?

By Asfar Alim (18S03J) and Chung Sohyun (18A13A) Scrolling through our social media feeds, most of us, at some point, would have come across various “motivational” quotes on happiness. Framed against aesthetic wallpapers ranging from pastel watercolour splashes to butterflies poised on a delicate flower, these quotes often draw thousands of likes and shares, as … Continue reading

Lost in Translation

By Soh Ying Qi (18A01C) My mother, a staunch believer in the value of a Chinese education, has all but given up on trying to convert me. A few years ago, she decided everyone in the house needed to speak more Mandarin; the following weeks were a constant clash of cultures, during which I spoke … Continue reading

To Speak or Not to Speak? – The Friendship Conundrum

By Angus Yip (18A01A) In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, main character Elizabeth Bennet finds herself between a rock and a hard place when her best friend, Charlotte Lucas, agrees to marry her dull, senseless uncle. On one hand, she fears that Charlotte’s desire to have a family will jeopardise her future happiness; on the … Continue reading

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