Nationally Speaking: A School by Any Other Name?

By Lynn Hong (18A13A) and Yeo Kee Hwan (18S03Q) What’s in a name? For many, it is respect. Naming a public institution after someone singles them out as the best of us, as epitomes of our values and aspirations. For others, it is controversy. In February, Yale’s Calhoun College was renamed in view of Calhoun’s … Continue reading

Nationally Speaking: Race, as told by an Indian Immigrant

By Zara Karimi (18A01A) I remember primary school and its illustrations of Indians in social studies and health education books. I remember advertisements featuring at least one member of every race at bus stops and community centres. I remember secondary school Racial Harmony Day celebrations where my schoolmates dressed up in black t-shirts, sari fabric … Continue reading

Nationally Speaking: This Land is Ours

By Bryan Ling (17S06C) There’s this field next to the MRT station near where I live. It’s pretty nondescript as fields go – no trees, no defining features, just a flat plain of grass stretching out for an unimpressive few hundred metres or so. Save for the yearly pasar malam, the only activity it sees … Continue reading

Nationally Speaking: Going Places

By Bay Jia Wei (17S06R) All HDB flats look alike. Cookie-cutter homes clustered together, it is easy to lose yourself in a neighbourhood of buildings plastered by the same shade of rectangular splotches. Perhaps the only thing that differentiates the tall columns are the block numbers attached to them. Yet, a few days ago, when … Continue reading

An Announcement On Eunoia’s Name

by Justin Lim (16A01B) “Ew-noi-va? Innova? The new school’s name sounds like that school in Woodlands– that Innova, right?” I can’t help but sigh as my mother offers her own take on Eunoia JC’s rather unique name: not because it’s yet another detraction from the proposed pronunciation of “Eu-no-ya”, but because after three whole days, … Continue reading

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