Cheap and cheesy: 18 Chefs’ student meal deal

My friends and I frequently patronize the Eighteen Chefs branch at NEX during lunch break as campus is just a minute’s walk away. It’s common among us students to frequent this eatery because the student meal is tasty and affordable. Eighteen Chefs offers students a $6.40 meal that includes cheese-baked rice with the accompanying sauce and sides, as well…

SMU Seminar: ‘Trumponomics – Impact on the world’

During the March holiday, I attended the Singapore Management University (SMU) seminar: “Trumponomics – Impact on the world”, by Prof Augustine H H Tan. During the 2-hour long seminar, Prof Tan discussed how Mr Donald Trump got elected as President despite his radical and seemingly presumptuous policy proposals that are likely to adversely affect America…

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Math is forever: TEDx by Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón has done it this time — bring laughter and a new perspective to a commonly mundane and not well favored topic: mathematics. Beginning with jokes about mathematicians like himself, he keeps the audience chuckling with his comments on the familiar and universal stereotypes of mathematicians and how ordinary people typically react to them. What amazes me is how…

England’s U-Turn on Education

Margaret Thatcher famously declared, “You turn if you want to, the lady’s not for turning”. Little did she know that these same few words would haunt her successors thirty odd years later. After so many reversals of government policies, such as fuel taxes (also known in Britain as U-Turns). The recent major U-Turn has got…

The Subject Rep: Unsung Hero

As the last school term of the year draws to a close, let us have an insight into one of the least recognized student-held appointments in the school: the Subject Representative (a.k.a. “Subject Rep”). In the words of a fellow student, the basic responsibilities of the Subject Rep can be summed up as follows: “Subject…