Established in 2009, The Kent Ridge Common is an independent publication of the National University of Singapore. Run by current undergraduates, the magazine focuses on current affairs and commentaries affecting the student life and beyond.

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By Aslam Shah The sun sets and darkness thrives, Without rain there won’t be a rainbow. Every death accommodates new life, Mistakes are needed for lessons to follow. The end is always a new begi…

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…


By Aslam Shah Some heroes dont come in capes or white, In red ferraris or action movies, A hero’s life is a courageous fight, To his family lies his noble duties. He left his children and his wi…


On Greener Pastures

Check out @pewpew_away on Instagram for more photos! For some reason, I love coming back to NUS to study on holidays (and sometimes, the weekends). It might be sense of academic pursuit amongst peers,…

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A Note After Election Day

You thought that it was a bad dream. It was not. The flags streaked with red, blue, and a messy splash of orange in a sea of red caps. Beyond the crazy mad months that the world has endured, lies a fu…

A Day in the Life of an NUS Student

Established in 2009, The Kent Ridge Common is the independent daily of the National University of Singapore. Writers comprise largely of current undergrads with select alumni contributing to the paper. Opinions expressed are of the writer's own. Please visit our disclaimer page for our terms and conditions.

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