Why is no one listening to local music? Also, here are some good Singaporean artistes

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By Syaura Nashwa (24S03R)

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Do we have culture?

This is a great debate between edgy teenagers and zealous seniors. The older generations would argue that Singapore has its local food and colloquial language. Though, some aren’t sure if hawker food, “shiok”, and love for bubble tea are substantial grounds to grow culture.

Amidst all these different opinions, there is one thing we can agree on. No one listens to Singaporean music.

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On Exhaustion, and How it Defines Us

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By Jermaine Lee (24A01A)

Fatigue is simply a fact of life in JC. It’s omnipresent—enter any classroom at any time on a school day, and you’ll almost definitely see someone slumped against their desk, fast asleep. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a classroom. Walking through the campus, you’ll probably find someone sleeping in the canteen, windy benches or mirrors. 

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The Art of Soft Launching

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By Camillia Anum Mohamad Ashraff (24S03B)

Two plates. Matching bracelets. Mysterious arms and/or elbows.

These are all key characteristics of the practice everyone knows and loves (or hates): soft launching. For the uninitiated, a “soft launch” is essentially an ambiguous post that is meant to hint at a romantic relationship.

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Commitment Issues

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By Alena Siaw (24S03O)

Since secondary school, extracurricular activities have played an integral role in shaping one’s student identity. They remain a cornerstone of student life, offering a plethora of opportunities: CCA, WEPs, VIA, leadership positions, and H3 subjects (with upcoming applications). However, in a world where choices are seemingly endless, we can feel lost and uncertain about what to take up, and more importantly, which path to follow.

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Finding the Small Joys: An Ode to Poetry 

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By Jermaine Lee (24A01A)

I’ll readily admit: my love for poetry makes me a walking Literature student stereotype. In my free time, I enjoy scrolling through poetry websites (because poetry books are really expensive) and reading poems that I feel suit my mood. 

You’re probably thinking: another crazy Arts student trying to convince me of the merits of her pretentious and niche hobby—what a waste of my time. But wait, before you click away from this article, please hear me out for just a minute more. 

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