Joey Chua
3rd Year Communications and New Media

Imad Alatas
3rd Year Communications and New Media

Roy Lim
3rd Year Political Science

Sarah Chew
Creative Director
3rd Year Communications and New Media

Amanda Cheah
Third Year
Political Science

Ang Keane Keat
Second Year
Political Science

Khaing Su Wai
Second Year
Global Studies

Shao Kai Chng
First Year

Su-Yi Lim
First Year
Global Studies

Kimberley Lim

Heng Hui Ting

Gladys Sim

Jolynn Chia

Wei Jing

Jaryl George Solomon

Marin Seow

Genin Koh

Kor Jia Her

Serene Wong

Lee Chuan Xin

Shen Le

Anthony Yoong

Joshua Chong

Teo Li Hui

Ang Jia Jun Casey

Laura Tan

Jonathan Liautrakul

Ng Xin Zhao

Rocco Hu

Aloysius Foo

Natalie Wong

Zach Ng

Szeto Ching Hang

Ho Yi Jian

Chris Ong

Ivan Kwan

Jamie Huang

Chetan Cetty

Fiona Pay

Ng Huiying

Rachel Ong

Vibha Ghariwala

Charles Lazaroo David

Keira Chen

Tay Li Hang

Kenneth Karunia

Sarah Lim Shu Hui

Tan Junqi

Andrea Ang

Den Syahril

Fritzie Dy

Gerald Paul Tan

Lee Jia Xuan

Isaac Tan

Kiren Gill

Chia Jie Min

Cayenne Ho

Jared Yeo

Phoebe Goh

Woo Wee Meng Jay

Luke Vijay

Wendy Ong

Shiv Tandan

Benjamin Low

Manoj Harjani

Nina Carlina

Asuka Fuji

Elizabeth Ong

Zhu Lianglin

Melissa Koh

Jye Yee Alvin Tan

Zi Cheng Teo

Lili Loh

Azfar Ali

Heather Chi

Joanna Hioe

Suhas Bhat


Rachel Grace Bok

Joses Kuan

Bernard Chen

Wang Han

Melvin Chen

Cheong Mao Lin

Jacob Toh

Chie Zhi Ying

Bryan Cheang

Ho Zimin

Natalie Tai


Kenneth Tsai

Ng E-Ching

Chen Jinwen

Jerry Low

Anirudh Krishnan
Editor 2013-2014

Sakunika Wewalaarachchi
Editor 2013-2014

Tan Xiang Yeow
Editor 2012-2014

Salima Nadira
Editor 2011-2013

Koh Choon Hwee
Editor 2010-2012

Lester Lim
Editor 2009-2010

The Kent Ridge Common has consisted entirely of student and alumni writers who believe in making a difference, since 2009.

About the Kent Ridge Common

At KRC, students write about anything they want, anytime they want. Common OB markers apply (no racism, no incitement of religious hatred, no misogyny etc).

Editors practise a hands-off policy — they correct for minor grammatical errors, teach new writers how to use the KRC-customized WordPress interface, but otherwise they respect the integrity of each written piece and the style of each writer. Editors may offer suggestions and share their thoughts, but it is firmly believed that each writer should be able to express his/her own voice (stylistically, or philosophically). Thus, readers should understand that KRC does not have a single, united stance on any issue – rather, it is a platform that features the different views of our different writers.

After new writers have written at least two articles and have displayed competence with the KRC-customized WordPress interface, editors will give them direct publishing powers — this means that the writer can then publish autonomously and there would be no editorial interference at all.

Such a loose, free publishing policy embedded in a flat, organizational structure has advantages (encourages diversity of perspectives, most importantly), but also detriments — we have made mistakes, and may make them again in future. Yet we believe in letting our writers learn from their mistakes and to appreciate the responsibilities that come with the qualified freedom of expression online.

Publishing Anonymously

Previously, KRC had allowed a pseudonym policy. This pseudonym policy was removed in favour of allowing writers to publish anonymously. Articles were allowed to be published anonymously when the subject matter was of a delicate, sensitive nature, and the identity of the writer might cause unnecessary distraction from the issue discussed. Articles were also allowed to be published anonymously by scholarship holders whose scholarship board and/or contract discouraged them from expressing their opinions on certain topics in a public arena. In addition to these two criteria and most importantly, these articles were only be published if the arguments therein were deemed by the editors to be of a benign, constructive nature, and displayed maturity and responsibility of thought. Failing that, articles would not be allowed to be published anonymously or at all on KRC.

However, with effect from April 11 2016, KRC will amend its editorial policy to disallow articles to be published anonymously. This is to ensure even greater transparency and encourage writers to be open about expressing their personal views. Anonymous articles published prior to this date will remain anonymous.

Writing for KRC

Send your first article in a Word document (or Open Office document, or equivalent), with an accompanying image or photo (to be used as the article image) to, with the email subject as “KRC New Writer” or “KRC New Writer Anonymous” for those who want to publish anonymously. All KRC editors involved will keep these writers’ identities secret.

For NUS students, staff and faculty members, please use your NUS email accounts so we know that you are a bonafide member of the NUS community. For NUS alumni, please include your graduating class and faculty.

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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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