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No pageants in Tembusu – great!

No pageants in Tembusu – great!   Pageants are the rite of passage to university life. Organised by all faculties and halls, it is an annual tradition dating back to the 80s. Yet, even as pageants make their mark in the various communities within the university, one particular community seems to be absent from the […]

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North Korea: An overview of the current tensions

This piece was written in response to Tembusu College’s recent forum titled “Will There Be Another War on the Korean Peninsula?”, which took place on the evening of Tuesday, October 17 of this year. Our Rector Professor Tommy Koh hosted Mr Lim Ju-Seong, Counsellor (Political) at the embassy of the Republic of Korea, Ms Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Charge D’Affaires […]

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Taylor, look what you made an old fan do.

They start off pure and innocent, starry-eyed and ready to take on the world. Their career begins and they ascend slowly but surely. Eventually, they release that one song which lights the afterburner of their careers and they are thrust into gargantuan fame. Yet fame is fickle. And so slowly, they lose control. They descend […]

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Good ol’ days before today’s pop music

As I was writing this article, the song ‘Rock And Roll’ by Led Zeppelin aptly played on Spotify:   It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled, It’s been a long time since I did the Stroll. Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back, Let me get it back, […]

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DON’T PANIC!: A Freshman’s Guide to the Tembusu Galaxy (Part 4)

In Part 4 of DON’T PANIC: A Freshman’s Guide to the Tembusu Galaxy, we look at the upcoming mid-term exams. Also, door hangers by Rachel Tay for the frazzled college student.

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Regardless of Race… or Race, not Regarded?

Reserved election, or political machination? Isaac Neo reflects on the reserved Presidential Election and examines the CMIO model and its various contradictions in its application in Singapore.