Society

Embracing the Blur…

John was about to get the so called ‘reality check’ of life… A slice of the harsh truth. Life was about to take off his blinkers. He was not prepared for it. He struggled, stumbled, fell… Did he…

The Syrian Refugee I Met In Rotterdam

By Insyirah Yahya Shlan. That was the name of the refugee I met when I was on an exchange program in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. And truth be told, our short exchange made the biggest impact on my ent…

Why Do Some Men Rape?

Why do some men rape? Is male sexual violence a vestige from our evolutionary history? Or has society made sexual violence a tool for men to assert their power in society? Evolutionary Perspective Dar…

You Booze, You Lose…

The liquor control bill has been passed in Singapore effective April this year. Is it the right move by the government or a hasty one? What do we need to consider and what could be done instead?
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An Olive Branch For Palestine

How It All Began My story begins 14 years ago. When I was 8 years old, my teacher told the class to bring something interesting for show-and-tell. I didn’t know what to bring so my beloved mothe…

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