Opinion
All is not Quiet on the LGBT Front

In 2013, the Our Singapore Conversation survey revealed that that close to half of over 4,000 respondents rejected “gay lifestyles” and “same-sex marriage”. In 2014, the Institute of Policy Studies’ Survey on Race, Religion and Language reminded us – with the statistic that more than 70% view “sexual relations between two adults of the sex”…

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Opinion
Rediscovering

In the course of my elusive search for a job, running from pillar to post, I’ve had the opportunity of scouring through numerous job descriptions and interacting with recruiters across all spectrums. There are those who nod approvingly upon seeing my resume, while others treat it with disdain. While I may not necessarily meet the…

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Opinion
Happiness and Meaning

We have various expectations of life – that it would get more exciting with every year, that we would gain more wisdom with every experience, and become one step closer to happiness with every ounce of effort we put in. In the course of our education, we developed the belief that the academic knowledge and…

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Opinion
The Perceived Failings of Feminism

In developed countries like Singapore, where a certain measure of gender equality has been reached such that a significant proportion of women have grown up never having to worry about systemic and institutionalised discrimination against them enshrined in legislation, the notion that we may be living in a post-feminist society, or even that the pendulum…

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Opinion
Yale-NUS and UTown

In a climate where the demand for a technically trained skill set appears to be growing, especially so on the international front, it may seem odd that NUS has become engaged in a liberal arts enterprise with U.S.-based Yale University known as the Yale-NUS College.   Yale-NUS is a school separate from the main NUS…

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