Amanda Cheah
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The Silent Majority

It has been nearly two weeks since Trump took office in the White House. Within those two weeks, he has continued the overarching theme of his campaign: division. His numerous executive orders and pre…

The End of a Student Life

Growing up in Singapore, education plays a prominent role in our lives, shaping the way we live and behave. As I step on the threshold of passing into adulthood, I am set to leave behind the life of a…

A Tale of Two Presidents

On one side of the globe, international attention was riveted on the most polarizing and controversial presidential election in recent history. On the opposite end of the globe, a fundamental change t…

Life lessons from a bar

My first encounter with racism occurred when I was 22 years old but it wasn’t the thing that shocked me the most. For the past five weeks, I have been in the US for a Southeast Asian – US exchange pro…

The Making of an Olympian

By now, a phrase that has been oft bantered around for the past two days is “Did you watch the Rio Olympics? I can’t believe Joseph Schooling won gold!” For about a minute, a nation watched riveted, a…

Going Crazy over Pokemon

POKEMON GO: the latest craze that has riveted the world.   Tapping on the nostalgia of the 1990s and combined with the newest advances in Augmented Reality, it has proven to be a cultural phenome…

The Prospect of Summer

A voice calls out, “Your time is up. Put down your pens and stop writing.” Alas, the last of exams has concluded reluctantly. Amidst the scraping of chairs, shuffling of papers and the general bustle,…

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